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Ailing Ershad names brother GM Quader as acting chief of Jatiya Party

Previous Next HM Ershad has named his brother GM Quader acting chairman of the Jatiya Party as the drama over the selection of his heir in the party continues. The 89-year-old ailing chief of the party made the announcement at an urgent press conference at his home in Dhaka’s Baridhara just after 11pm on Saturday. […]

Schooling without learning is a wasted opportunity PHOTO: ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS Bushra Zulfiqar Bangladesh has made a space for itself in the region. Over the last few decades, there has been stable economic growth underpinned by increased investments for human development, poverty alleviation, increased access to microcredit, improved service delivery of social sectors including education and […]

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File photo of Zaheed Sabur Collected He is currently working at Google’s Zurich office as the principal engineer Zaheed Sabur has become the first Bangladeshi to be a director at world’s leading technology company Google. Zaheed started his career as a software engineer at the Google’s backend system development project in 2007 at India’s Bangalore […]

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(From L-R): Ireland captain William Porterfield, West Indies captain Jason Holder and Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza pose with the tri-nation ODI series trophy in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday. — BCB photo Bangladesh national cricket team will begin their Ireland tour today with a 50-over warm-up match against Ireland Wolves at the Hills Cricket Club […]

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Land ministry official turns land grabber Arrested by ACC, sent to jail Kutubuddin Ahmed Staff Correspondent   The Daily Star A personal officer at the land ministry grabbed about 16.5 decimal land of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) in the capital’s Gulshan in 2004, an ACC probe has found. The anti-graft body arrested the man, Kutubuddin Ahmed, […]

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The Daily Star May 05, 2019 All in scary conditions Says Rajuk chief about 1,818 high rises under Rajuk jurisdiction Tawfique Ali Building and fire safety conditions in all the 1,818 high rises under Rajuk’s jurisdiction are scary, its chairman Md Abdur Rahman said yesterday. He made the comment while replying to a query on […]

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Aching for playgrounds The Daily Star   5 May 2019 Children at a dialogue share their thoughts on greener, cleaner Dhaka Children speaking at an event organised by Save the Children at the Rajuk auditorium yesterday with a view to ensure cleaner, greener, and safer cities for children. Photo: Collected They long for a city free […]

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‘Businessmen worried over capital crisis’ Debashish Saha Roy | Prothom Alo  Apr 27, 2019        Amjad Hossain is proprietor of Haji Kalim Uddin Auto Rice Mill in Sherpur. He was elected more than once as president of the District Rice Mills Association and District Chamber of Commerce and Industries. In an exclusive interview with Prothom Alo, […]

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Spare the defaulters and spoil the banks Shawkat Hossain | Prothom Alo May 02, 2019 A group of small investors recently held a token hunger strike against the continuous slide in share prices. These investors have an organisation, can demonstrate and bring out processions to express their discontent. But bank depositors have no such organisation, […]

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The Daily Star, May 04, 2019 Sultana Kamal files GD seeking security Rights activist Advocate Sultana Kamal. File photo Star Online Report Rights activist and eminent citizen Sultana Kamal has filed a general diary with police seeking security, citing death threat from a militant outfit. Abdul Latif, officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi Police Station, confirmed The Daily […]

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The Daily Star May 04, 2019 IT professional ‘missing’ in Dhaka for 3 days Ataur Rahman Shahin. Photo: Collected Star Online Report An information technology professional is reportedly missing in Dhaka for three days now. Ataur Rahman Shahin, 38, was an assistant general manager at a private institution in Tejgaon. He was reportedly hustled into […]

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Heavy rainfall in Dhaka forecast Prothom Alo English Desk | May 04, 2019 Dhaka dwellers will experience heavy rainfall and cloudy weather throughout Saturday due to cyclone Fani, says Bangladesh Metrological Department. “Heavy rainfall will occur in the city while the sky will remain cloudy over the area,” BMD meteorologist Arif Hossain told UNB. The […]

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