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Setting up shop for Ekushey book fair

Setting up shop for Ekushey book fair

You can hear the hammering of nails from one end, while canes and sticks are being cut on the other. There are floors being polished, name plaques being installed, and people running around to set up their stalls for Amar Ekushey Boi Mela at Suhrawardy Udyan and Bangla Academy premises.

  • Police claim arrest of ‘Neo-JMB man who led attack on cops’

    Counter-terrorism officials yesterday claimed to have arrested two members of militant group ‘Neo-JMB’, including the leader of a cell that was responsible for the attacks on police at five separate places in the capital last year.

  • MJF terms HC directive ‘groundbreaking’

    Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) yesterday welcomed the recent High Court directive on formation of a commission to stop rape and violence against women.

  • ‘Genocide not just about number of people killed’

    A two-day long international conference on “Revisiting International Relations (IR): Critical Reflections on 100 Years” concluded yesterday at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban Auditorium of Dhaka University (DU).

  • Bill placed at JS to open 49pc BRTC shares to public

    A bill was placed in parliament yesterday, aimed at offering 49 percent shares of the state-owned Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) to the share market, and modernising the transport sector of the country.

  • Road crashes kill 3

    A cattle trader was killed after a “Nasiman” (locally-made battery-run three-wheeler) carrying him plunged into a roadside ditch in Baliadangi of Thakurgaon on Sunday.

  • Cumilla univ teacher relieved from course

    Cumilla University teacher Md Ali Rezwan Talukder, head of English department, has been relieved from all academic activities of evening master’s course, after a female student of the programme accused him of sexual harassment.

  • Shaheed Asad Day observed

    The 51st death anniversary of Shaheed Asad was observed in Barishal city yesterday. Marking the day, district unit of Shaheed Asad Parishad organised a programme in front of Ashwini Kumar Hall.

  • Shut 231 illegal factories along Buriganga: HC

    The High Court yesterday asked the Department of Environment to shut 231 factories set up along the Buriganga River without environmental clearance.

  • ER Khan passes away

    ER Khan, managing director of Phoenix Insurance, passed away at the capital’s United Hospital yesterday around 11am, said a press release of the company.

  • Despite predicaments, they carry on

    Women candidates for elections to the reserved ward councillor posts of two Dhaka city corporations don’t just want to be “ornamental councillors”; they want to make the city safer for women and have demanded a balance of power between them and their male counterparts so that they can serve people properly.

  • ‘Patriotism over nationalism’

    An international conference on “Revisiting International Relations: Critical Reflections on 100 Years” concluded yesterday at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban Auditorium of Dhaka University.

  • Six get life term in Khulna murder case

    A Khulna court yesterday sentenced six people to life term in a case filed over killing Ripon Roy in Batiaghata of the district in 2007.

  • Dhaka Airport

    Dhaka airport to screen passengers from China

    Passengers who have travelled to China in the last 14 days and have flu-like symptoms will be screened at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, airport authorities say.

  • Bangladesh Parliament

    Electoral Rolls (Amendment) Bill placed in JS

    A bill titled “Electoral Rolls (Amendment) Bill 2020” is placed in parliament aimed at extending the deadline for updating voters’ list till March 2 instead of January 31 every year.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Shut down 231 illegal industries in Dhaka city: HC

    The High Court directs the Department of Environment (DoE) to immediately shut down a total of 231 industries in Dhaka metropolitan area near Buriganga River.

  • Dhaka city election date changed

    Total number of voters now 10.96 crore: EC

    The Election Commission (EC) publishes the draft of an updated voter list with the registration of over 67 lakh new voters.

  • US hopes for credible, festive Dhaka city polls

    US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller says they hope that the elections to Dhaka city corporations will be credible, peaceful and festive.

  • Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder about Fair Bangladesh Upazila elections

    Polls code violations: 'Executive magistrates' activities not visible'

    Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar alleges that activities of executive magistrates deployed to monitor the violation of election code of conduct in Dhaka city polls are not visible.

  • Traffic signal mismanagement in Dhaka

    HC seeks report on traffic signal ‘mismanagement’ in Dhaka

    The High Court seeks a report on the “mismanagement” in traffic signal system in Dhaka.

  • 5 ex-cops to die in Chattogram mass killing case

    They were sentenced to death for firing on a procession with a truck carrying the then AL chief Sheikh Hasina in 1988 that killed 24 people.

  • Canada Protest against Bangladeshi Money launders

    ‘Punish money launderers staying in Canada’

    Bangladeshi expats stage a demonstration in Canada’s Toronto, demanding punishment for those involved in laundering money from Bangladesh to the North American country.

  • Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam

    Police can’t avoid responsibility if accused dies in custody: DMP chief

    Police cannot avoid responsibility if an accused dies by suicide in their custody, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam says.

  • Neo-JMB militants held

    Attack on police: 2 Neo-JMB men held in Dhaka

    Two members of Neo-JMB -- an ultra-radical offshoot of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) -- were arrested for their alleged involvement with the attacks on police at five places in Dhaka last year.

  • Condolence motion for Mannan passed at JS

    The Parliament yesterday unanimously adopted a condolence motion, expressing deep shock at the death of ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdul Mannan from Bogura-1.

  • Prime Bank Foundation: Stipends provided to underprivileged students

    Prime Bank Foundation organised a programme on Saturday at LGED Bhaban in the capital’s Agargaon to hand over stipends to underprivileged meritorious students who want to continue their education but cannot due to financial constraints.

  • SC stays High Court verdict on maximum term for OSD

    The Supreme Court yesterday stayed a High Court (HC) verdict that declared illegal keeping government employees as “officer on special duty” (OSD) for more than 150 days.

  • Udichi protests arrest of baul singer Shariat

    Udichi Shilpi Goshthi in Mymensingh yesterday organised a musical soiree protesting arrest of Shariat Sarkar and demanding his immediate release.

  • A pitha for every mood

    Hot or cold, sweet or savoury, sticky or crunchy -- there’s a pitha in every flavour and texture for every mood. Pitha has been a winter-essential for centuries in this region, but urban life rarely has room for this treat. After all, making pitha can be labour-intensive.

  • Six million Bangladeshis visually impaired: speakers

    Over six million people in the country are visually impaired, as they barely have access to quality eye care, speakers at a programme said yesterday.

  • Newborn rescued from Ctg dustbin

    Police yesterday rescued a newborn girl from a bag inside a dustbin in port city’s Bayezid Bostami area.