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PM cancels ‘suicidal’ Ganges Barrage

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a press conference on her recent visit to India at Gana Bhaban in Dhaka on Tuesday. — BSS photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said that she had cancelled the Ganges Barrage construction project at Pangsha in Rajbari as it was a suicidal project line the Tessta Barrage. At […]

From now on, the government will recognise Dawra degree of Qawmi madrasa as equivalent to master’s degree, a move that has raised many eyebrows. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the announcement last night at a meeting with some 350 representatives of Qawmi madrasas at the Gono Bhaban. Hefajat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi, also chairman […]

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Abu Sufian Shamrat Introduction Intra-party democracy encourages a culture of democratic deliberation and debate on issues of national importance. Thereby, collective ownership of the party members over decision-making process is established. Also, it promotes party unity by reducing fragmentation and factionalism; creates legitimate internal conflict management systems and reduces the opportunistic and arbitrary use of […]

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ভারতের বাংলাদেশ দখল : ফ্যাক্ট শিট ও নিয়মাবলী ১০ ই এপ্রিল, ২০১৭ রাত ৩:১৮ শেষ কবে আপনি বাংলাদেশের মানচিত্রের দিকে তাকিয়েছেন ? খুব সম্ভবত প্রাইমারি স্কুলে থাকাকালীন। একবার আবার দেখুন। এবার অন্যভাবে । অবাক হবেন । ভারত আর বাংলাদেশের মানচিত্রে দুটি চিকেন নেক বা সুক্ষ রেখা আছে যার একটি শিলিগুড়িতে আর একটি বাংলাদেশের চট্টগ্রামের ফেনীতে […]

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The High Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences of four convicts for killing 13-year-old boy Samiul Alam Rajon who was tortured to death in Sylhet on July 8, 2015. The rest six convicts were sentenced for different terms. A bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain delivered the verdict after hearing […]

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It is the “trust deficit” which is standing in the way of connectivity in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sector Technical and Economic Co-operation (BIMSTEC) grouping. Indian think-tank CUTS and the BIMSTEC secretariat in Dhaka brought together experts of the member states at a conference on Tuesday to discuss the ways of facilitating connectivity […]

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Star Online Report – DU, Ramna, Suhrawardy under strict monitoring – Mongol Sovajatra to be escorted by cops – Road curbs to be placed, diversion at 27 points – No specific security threat, DMP boss says Dhaka Metropolitan Police has drawn up a “foolproof security plan” for April 14, the day of Bangla New Year […]

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During our Liberation War, India extended all possible help to us, including providing shelter to more than ten million of our people, mobilising world opinion in our favour, and fighting the Pakistani occupation forces shoulder to shoulder with our freedom fighters towards the end of the war until we achieved victory on December 16, 1971. […]

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Indian minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises Babul Supriyo sees prime minister Sheikh Hasina off at Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi in India on Monday. — Focusbangla photo India did not resolve the dispute on drawing boundary lines by signing the strip map of Muhurir Char to end protracted row […]

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Bangladesh Bank has projected that the growth of the country’s gross domestic product would be more than 7 per cent in the current fiscal year, but a negative growth in inward remittance and a moderate export growth might create downside risks. The central bank made the projection in its quarterly (October-December of FY 2016-17) publication ‘Bangladesh […]

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