Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020


Trade, commerce becoming slow

DHAKA: The country has been passing through restless time during last 6 months. Next 6 months will go through uncertainties. The face of the government will change. The government next to come in any form will perform the responsibilities. New government will be installed through

NY mosques labeled as terrorist orgs

NEW YORK: New York Police Department (NYPD) put tight surveillance to Muslim community mosques, which have been secretly branded here as terrorist organizations.The label allows New York police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of

2 controversial HC judges likely to take oath next month

DHAKA: Newly appointed High Court judges Ruhul Quddus Babu and M Khasruzzaman, both debarred from taking oath still for controversies over their political past, are likely to be administered oath next month.They are expected to take their long-awaited oath just after the retirement of the

Introduction of city school bus service hangs in balance

DHAKA: The promised introduction of school bus service in the capital hangs in the balance, even 10 months after government decision, for indifference on part of Dhaka City Corporation authorities.  October was fixed as the cut-off time for formal launch of the bus service for

SAP keen to work for building Digital Bangladesh

DHAKA: SAP, one of the biggest software companies in the world, showed its keen interest in playing a supportive role in building a digital Bangladesh to put the country on a faster track of development.Peter Gartenberg, Managing Director of SAP India, in an exclusive interview with

Money matters more than burial of body! Its Holy Family!

DHAKA: Pay the bill first and then take the body. Such saying by the authorities, perhaps, was the unkindest of cut for the kinsmen of a nurse of a big-name hospital where she served and died a premature death.             The authorities of the city’s Holy Family Hospital

Nobody cares for widows in ÔÇÿWidow-PalliÔÇÖ

SHERPUR: The environment was getting heavier with the melancholies of the ageing women in white saris here.  “None cares for us. How we pass our days, in our shabby houses where rainwater comes through the cracked hay-roofs. Gusty wind trembles the tiny huts. We are not getting oil or

4500 UISCs by Nov: PM Hasina, ex-NZ PM Helen to inaugurate

DHAKA: The government is to complete establishing 4,500 Union Information and Service Centres (UISC) by November to equip rural people with the information necessary for improved life and livelihood.The Access to Information (A2I) program of the prime minister’s office informed that

Draft Power & Energy Fast Supply Enhancement Law ready for vetting

DHAKA: The draft Power and Energy Fast Supply Enhancement (Special Provision) Law 2010 is likely to be sent to the Law Ministry for vetting soon before its enactment to put the energy business on a crash course. A cabinet meeting held on September 6 approved in principle the draft law

859 unions in dark: govt goes for installing solar power panel

DHAKA: Over 850 unions of the country are still left in the dark and there is no possibility of bringing these vast areas under electrification in next two years, according to available statistics. The statistical data on the country’s infrastructural condition show that out of over

National Eidgah prepared for Eid congregation

DHAKA: Public Works Department and Dhaka City Corporation under joint efforts completed arrangement of the National Eidgah for smooth holding of Eid congregation, which was hampered last year due to inclement weather.The biggest religious festival of the Muslims, Eid-ul-Fitr, will be

ACC indicts 4 top LGED officials

DHAKA: The Anti-Corruption Commission has put on the dock four top officials of Local Government and Engineering Department charging them with corruption, as anti-graft campaigners considered LGED as one of the hotspots for underhand dealings.According to official sources, the

AL-JP gap widens over unfulfilled expectations

DHAKA: The gap between the ruling Awami League and its major Grand Alliance partner Jatiya Party is widening following growing dissatisfaction over unfulfilled expectations, JP sources said.They told that the relationship between JP chairman and former military ruler

Industrial policy-2010 being placed in cabinet meeting Monday

DHAKA: With the focus on privatization of the losing public concerns, at last the ‘Industrial Policy-2010’ is going to be placed in the cabinet meeting Monday for approval. Earlier on August 3, the cabinet committee on economic affairs finalized the draft of the policy in a meeting

Homebound people start gathering at airlines offices

DHAKA: As homebound people are suffering a lot in collecting bus, launch and train tickets amid Eid rush, the affluent ones started flocking in different airlines’ offices in the city to avail a hassle-free trip home.  The state-owned Biman Bangladesh Airlines and some private

Holidaymakers upset not getting five-day vacation<br />Perennial sufferings greet them on homeward j

DHAKA: Much of the cheer of the holidaymakers got dampened into regret, as five-day Eid vacation plea of the Home Ministry didn’t get the Prime Minister’s nod.Traditionally, people enjoy a three-day holiday on the occasion of Eid, but it is too short a span of time for them to

Grand alliance to hold divisional rallies after eid: AL allies in the dark

DHAKA: The ruling Awami League-led grand alliance is going to hold rallies at divisional headquarters to mobilize public support for holding the trial of war criminals and also to build a political counteroffensive against the anti-government movement being waged by the opposition

Nepotism you may call: Sherifa banks on Ershad bourse

DHAKA: Sherifa Quader, wife of the Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister, began to go sailing in a fair weather as soon as she became active in Jatiya Party politics of late.She became active in JP politics in the middle of July. JP chairman and ex-president HM Ershad made her party

BNP big wigs eye Secy Gen position

DHAKA: Aspirants for the position of Secretary-General in opposition BNP appear to be in a rat race although the party chief has nothing of that sort of change in her mind for now. A group of leaders in BNP strengthened their efforts in a bid to sideline incumbent secretary-general

Bonus toll ahead of Eid!

DHAKA: Now eid bonus is added on to toll, with drivers and transport owners held hostage by thugs.  A section of transport workers, identified terrorists and an organized gang, allegedly with the blessing of a section of cops and influential quarters, got busy extorting toll ahead of the

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