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Ecnec approves economic zone in Narayanganj for Japanese investors

Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presides over a meeting of the council at the NEC conference room, at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on Tuesday PID The project, to be constructed at the estimated cost of Tk2,962 crore The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) yesterday approved eight projects, including one to set […]

Mukabbir Khan Mukabbir Khan, who wrote to the speaker about his readiness to take oath as the MP from Sylhet-2 seat after winning the polls with the Gono Forum’s ticket, has backtracked on his decision. The other MP-elect of the Gono Forum, Sultan Muhammed Mansur Ahmed from Moulvibazar-2, says he is firm on his decision […]

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Bangladesh cricketers Mushfiqur Rahim (L) and Mehedi Hasan jog during a training session in Wellington on Wednesday. — BCB photo Bangladesh’s hopes of bolstering their batting in the second Test against New Zealand with the return of Mushfiqur Rahim suffered a jolt as coach Steve Rhodes reported on Wednesday that the experienced batsman still remained […]

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Bangladesh: ICC Officials will Visit Rohingya Camps By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Mar 06, 2019 International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors will visit refugee camps in Bangladesh later this week as part of an examination into a mass exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar that began in August 2017, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday. The ICC team was […]

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Civil servants barely motivated despite high job satisfaction  Kamrul Hasan Dhaka Tribune March 6th, 2019 A sharing session on survey findings of an International research project on Civil Service Management was held at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Dhaka Tribune A whopping 64% believe they cannot be dismissed from service […]

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The Daily Star  March 07, 2019 ‘Whether we win or lose, we are not going to be on their side’ Photo: Tapash Paul/DRIK Author Arundhati Roy, in a conversation with The Daily Star’s editor Mahfuz Anam, Sushmita S Preetha and Moyukh Mahtab on March 4 spoke about her books and her childhood, the global and regional political scenario, the role of writers, and […]

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The daily Star  March 07, 2019 No toy gun this time! Scanner at Dhaka airport fails to detect a pistol and 10 bullets in the handbag of actor Ilias Kanchan Rashidul Hasan Questions are being raised about the security at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport after a handbag containing a firearm passed through the scanners […]

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The Daily Star  March 07, 2019 Historic 7th March today Staff Correspondent “My brothers, I come before you today with a heavy heart.” And so began what would go on to become immortal words which would resonate throughout the annals of history, changing its course forever. It was the afternoon of March 7 1971, the […]

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The Daily Star  March 06, 2019 ACC must take responsibility of Jaha Alam: HC Jaha Alam and his mother, right, burst into tears as they reunite at their home in Tangail recently. Photo: Collected Star Online Report The High Court today said that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) must take the responsibility for not securing bail […]

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Mokabbir not taking take oath Thursday, Mansur ready Prothom Alo English Desk |  Mar 06, 2019 Gano Forum’s MP-elect from Sylhet-2 constituency Mokabbir Khan is not going to take oath on Thursday to join the 11th parliament due to an “unavoidable reason,” reports news agency UNB. However, the party’s another MP-elect, Sultan Mohammad Mansur from […]

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India launches ‘smart fence’ to cover riverine borders with Bangladesh Wednesday 6th March 2019  Source: Ittefaq Report Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated a 61-km-long smart fencing between India and Bangladesh in Assam’s Dhubri district, saying that the entire India-Bangladesh border would gradually be fenced using smart technology. Called BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT […]

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Locals in Cox’s Bazar demand Rohingya return to Myanmar Anti-Rohingya protest in southeastern Bangladesh turns violent, police among the injured Thousands of Bengalis protest at Cox’s Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh on March 4 demanding the speedy repatriation of Rohingya Muslims. They also demanded that the refugee camps be properly fenced off, and that jobs be made available to local communities. (Photo by […]

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