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Waste remains a concern

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1,700 tonnes of solid waste left uncollected every day in Dhaka city; DCC's poor monitoring and lack of capacity blamed Hundreds of tonnes of waste that lies uncollected on the capital's streets every day in absence of proper waste management programme exposes the city dwellers to greater health risks and environmental hazards. Around 1,700 tonnes […]

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Graft in service, health sectors down: TIB

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Corruption and harassment have come down in Bangladesh's service and health sectors in comparison to the last year, says the local chapter of Transparency International. A total of 55.83pc household complained of falling prey to graft of any form, according to the National Household Survey-2012 published by the Transparency International, Bangladesh at a press conference […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the overdue council of Dhaka City unit of Awami League on Thursday at historic Suhrawardi Udyan. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated that the trial of war criminals will continue and they would get appropriate punishment no maters what the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami resort to violence to protect them. […]

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Monipur High School, Rajuk Model College beat others

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Students of Monipur High School and College of Mirpur in the capital rejoice yesterday after their school became the best nationwide in the primary terminal exam results. Monipur High School and Rajuk Uttara Model College in Dhaka retained their position as best schools in this year's primary terminal and Junior School Certificate (JSC) exams for […]

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Mosharraf, Ferdous remanded

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Ex-secretary of Bridges Division Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan and Superintendent Engineer of Bangladesh Bridge Authority Kazi Mohammad Ferdous were placed on seven days' remand yesterday in connection with the Padma bridge corruption case. Second Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Shahidul Islam Faruque of a Dhaka court passed the order. Mirza Zahidul Alam, a deputy director of […]

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Hall-Mark structures bulldozed

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A bulldozer demolishes a structure of Hall-Mark Group on the city's outskirt Savar on Thursday. District administration of Dhaka on Thursday bulldozed eight structures, including a four-storey building, during a drive to recover 10 acres of government land on the city's outskirt Savar which had been illegally grabbed by controversial Hall-Mark Group. Equipped with two […]

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The 805-metre Banani overpass in the capital was opened for traffic movement on Thursday. The overpass will greatly facilitate free flow of traffic over the Banani rail crossing which earlier caused huge tailbacks on the Airport Road, with 72 trains passing through every day. The overpass will help commuters avoid waiting at the rail-crossing. An […]

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The government on Thursday appointed former Dhaka University Professor AHM Habibur Rahman to the loan scam-hit Sonali Bank as its new Chairman. The Ministry of Finance issued a gazette to this effect on Thursday. Prime Asia University’s School of Business Dean Rahman, also a former DU Finance Department Professor, replaced Quazi Baharul Islam. The government […]

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86.97pc pass JSC, JDC

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97.35pc primary, 92.45 pc Ebtedayee Students of Rajuk Uttara Model School and College pose for a group photo showing victory sign Thursday. Their school beat all other schools in the country this year. A total of 86.97 percent students have passed this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations. Meanwhile, the […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday approved filing of 26 cases against several top officials of Sonali Bank and five business organisations for misappropriating more than Tk 345 crore of depositors’ money. The cases may be filed on Monday, said a high official at the anti-graft watchdog. The cases will be lodged against Sonali Bank and […]

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Four judges of the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Thursday received threats through letters for making public a previous threat for “not granting bail to leaders and activists of Islam”. “We reject your false trials. You have sided yourself with the devil. Our men are working on the field to teach you a good lesson. […]

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Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Wednesday said textbook distribution among the students of primary and secondary schools, Ebtedai Madrasa (primary level) and Dakhil Madrasa (secondary level), and vocational institutions for the academic year 2013 will begin across the country on the first day of the next year. The minister at a press conference at […]

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