• BNP to hold council by March: Fakhrul

    BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says the party’s national council would be held by March to strengthen its organisational activities across the country.

  • Halt illegal stone-crushing machines: HC

    The High Court orders the government to immediately shut down illegal stone-crushing machines at five upazilas in Sylhet.

  • President believes govt to maintain peace overcoming challenges

    President Abdul Hamid says he firmly believes that the government will maintain peace, discipline and stability in the state and society overcoming all challenges.

  • Parliament session to continue till Feb 29

    The ninth session of the 10th parliament will continue till February 29, according to a decision made by the business advisory committee of the national parliament.

  • Govt issues legal notices to 28 tanners

    The government has served legal notices to the owners of 28 tanneries who are yet to start work to relocate their factories from Hazaribagh in the capital to the designated industrial park in Savar.

  • Seven secretaries transferred

    In a latest reshuffle in the civil administration, the government transfers seven secretaries to new ministries and divisions.

  • ICC to invite Ireland as Australia's replacement

    The ICC announced that it has invited Ireland, as the runner-up in the qualifying event in Kuala Lampur in October, to replace Australia in the U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh after the Aussies withdrew today.

  • Strong quake kills 6 in northeast India

    Six people are killed and dozens injured when a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes northeast India, sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets even hundreds of kilometres away in Bangladesh.

  • Changes likely in prosecution, probe teams

    The government may bring a change in the prosecution and investigation teams dealing with war crimes as suggested by the Supreme Court after it found neglect and incompetence in handling the case against Delawar Hossain Sayedee.

  • BNP men clash with ‘Asal BNP’

    The activists of BNP youth and student wings lock into a clash with a group of people, who claimed themselves as “Asal BNP” [Original BNP], when they went to grab the party’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka.

  • Dhaka Zoo: Forced friendships and quick deaths

    The most striking example of how poorly the zoo is now being managed is seeing a sheep giving company to a lonely rhino. You can also see a deer as a companion to a lonely Bhutanese cow. In short the zoo looks like a place where all animals are kept to die quickly.

  • Education minister inaugurates textbook distribution

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid inaugurates textbooks distribution programme among students

  • Iraqi PM vows to drive IS from country

    Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi says so-called Islamic State (IS) will be ousted from the country, after government forces recaptured Ramadi.

  • Govt intervention stopped campaign advert: BNP

    BNP alleges that it could not telecast an advertisement as part of its electoral campaign due to government intervention.

  • ‘Enact law to try those who deny 1971 history’

    Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee urges the government to enact law to try people who challenge the historical facts of the 1971 Liberation War.

  • Rizvi terms Hanif’s comment ‘joke of the year’

    BNP leader Rizvi Ahmed terms ruling Awami League leader Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif’s statement on Election Commission’s treatment of BNP as the “joke of the year’.

  • Mobile internet use drops after Facebook bar

    Telecom regulator registers 5.14 crore active mobile internet connections last month – what was 5.23 crore in October-end. The move comes after weeks of ban on Facebook that started last month and continued till December. BTRC, however, did not explain the reason of the fall.

  • ‘Govt, EC conspiring to influence polls’

    BNP alleges that the government and the Election Commission are jointly conspiring to influence December 30 municipal election results in favour of the ruling party.

  • Demo in London to save Phulbari

    Bangladeshi expatriates and several environmental groups in England have demonstrated in London protesting the open-pit coal mine project in Phulbari of Dinajpur district.

  • Maximum 20 SIMs against one NID: Tarana

    The government decides to allow a person to register maximum 20 cellular phone SIM cards against his/her national identity card, says State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim.

  • No world force can stop war crimes trial: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reasserts that the trial of war criminals will go on and there is no force in this world that can stop it.

  • ‘Islami Bank’s money taken as none else showed interest’

    Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal says they received money from Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd to organise the 2011 Cricket World Cup since no other bank showed interest to sponsor the event.

  • 6 secretaries transferred

    In a latest reshuffle in the civil administration, the government has transferred six secretary-level public servants to new offices.

  • Govt repressing BNP over municipal polls: Fakhrul

    BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleges that the government has resorted to repressive acts to thwart its “possible debacle” in the municipal polls scheduled for December 30.

  • Govt creating panic ahead of municipality polls: BNP

    BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed alleges that the government is creating panic in the country by arresting BNP men ahead of the maiden partisan municipality polls scheduled for December 30.

  • Dhamrai upazila chairman suspended

    The government suspends Dhamrai upazila parishad Chairman Md Tamij Uddin, also president of the upazila unit BNP, as a Dhaka court has accepted a sabotage case against him.

  • Spirit of Liberation War at stake: Fakhrul

    BNP alleges that the objectives and spirit of the 1971 Liberation War, including people’s democratic rights, rights of expression and economic freedom are now at stake due to the government’s repressive acts.

  • 5 get posting as acting secretary

    The government today appointed five acting secretaries to different ministries and divisions to fill the vacant positions.

  • Opinion: Cutting the head to cure headache?

    It’s been a week since the government has blocked public access to several social media and Internet applications...

  • Opposition denied constitutional rights: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia accuses the government of creating “democratic vacuum” in the country and said the opposition is being deprived of all constitutional and political rights.

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