Friday, 27 May, 2022

National

Regulatory duty on import of 135 items imposed 

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has imposed up to 20 percent regulatory duty at the import stage on some 135 products including fruits, flowers, furniture and cosmetics to discourage import of the items and thus to save foreign currency. The NBR issued a Statutory Regulatory Order

Prolonged uncertainty of repatriation may push Rohingyas to crimes 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday (May 24) said the prolonged uncertainty of repatriation is tempting Rohingyas to get involved in criminal activities. She said: "They (Rohingyas) are becoming frustrated due to protracted uncertainty over their repatriation which has a

Bangladesh PM greets French new PM 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Élisabeth Borne on her appointment as Prime Minister of the French Republic, with the distinction of being the first female in 30 years to assume the position. In a message of greeting, Sheikh Hasina expressed her confidence,

85 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 85 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital city over the past 24 hours till 6:00 am Tuesday (May 24). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

PM to inaugurate Padma Bridge on June 25

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally inaugurate the long-awaited 6.15km Padma Bridge on June 25. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader came up with the disclosure while talking to the journalists after a meeting with the premier at Ganabhaban in the capital on

Padma bridge being named after the river: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today (May 24) said the Padma bridge will be named after the river Padma. He disclosed the matter to the reporters at Ganobhaban gate in the capital. Earlier in the day, Obaidul Quader, also Awami League general secretary, met with

First hajj flight from Bangladesh rescheduled for June 5

The first hajj flight from Bangladesh slated to depart on May 31 has been rescheduled for June 5, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has said. According to its notification issued by the ministry, the first hajj flight from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has been delayed to

Bangladesh Bank further devalues Taka against Dollar 

Bangladesh Bank (BB) further has reduced the value of the Taka against the US dollar. The exchange rate of per US dollar was fixed at Tk 88 increasing TK 0.40 on Monday, May 23. Sources said the dollar price increased in order to discourage unnecessary import due to severe crisis of

Four NSU trustees sent to jail

A Dhaka court ordered authorities to send four trustees of North South University (NSU) to jail in a graft case involving embezzlement of funds and money laundering. The trustees are MA Kashem, Benajir Ahmed, Rehana Rahman and Mohammed Shajahan.  Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Senior

Fire at Square Pharmaceuticals factory in Gazipur

A fire broke out at a Square Pharmaceuticals factory in Gazipur's Kaliakoir upazila on Monday (May 23). The fire originated inside the factory's newly-introduced large-volume parenteral unit around 12:30 pm. Kaliakoir Fire Service and Civil Defence's warehouse inspector

Suspended OC Pradeep's wife sent to jail upon surrender

A Chattogram court today (May 23) sent Chumki Karon, wife of suspended police officer Pradeep Kumar, to jail in a graft case rejecting her bail petition. Earlier in the day, Chumki surrendered before the court of Chattogram Divisional Special Judge Munshi Abdul Majid this morning and

Shahjalal's third terminal opens next year

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport's third terminal will open next year, said Aviation and Tourism Minister Mahbub Ali. The minister made the remark while talking to reporters at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday (May 23). Asked whether measures to be

94 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 94 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital city over the past 24 hours till 6:00 am Monday (May 23). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

PM Hasina places 5 proposals to strengthen regional cooperation 

Calling for enhancing financial cooperation to improve regional crisis management, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday placed five proposals to strengthen the regional cooperation against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine conflict. She said: "I would like

PM asks for region-based proper development planning 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (May 22) asked for appropriate development planning taking the features of different regions into consideration.  She said: The characteristics of all areas of Bangladesh are not identical. . . Bangladesh needs to be better known for any

NSU trustees denied bail, sent to police custody

The High Court today (May 22) sent four trustees of North South University (NSU) to police custody after rejecting their bail petitions in a graft case involving embezzlement of funds and money laundering. Earlier in the day, the HC asked police to produce the trustees to lower court

Bangladesh PM greets Korea's new PM 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (May 22) extended her warmest greetings and heartiest felicitations to Han Duck-soo on his appointment as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK). In a felicitation letter to newly appointed Korean premier, the prime minister said, "I,

PM congratulates Australia's Anthony Albanese on election win

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (May 22) extended her heartiest congratulations to Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Norman Albanese on his party's triumph in the federal elections. In a felicitation letter addressing the Australian leader, she said, "I, on behalf

HC to resume hearing on NSU trustees' bail plea today 

The High Court will today resume the hearing on the petitions filed by four trustees of North South University (NSU) seeking anticipatory bail in a graft case involving embezzlement of funds and money laundering. A division bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md

Mother-son-daughter found dead in Narsingdi

Police on Sunday (May 22) recovered the bodies of a woman and her two children from a house in Belabo upazila of Narsingdi. The deceased were identified as Rahima Begum, 35, wife of Gias Uddin, their son Rabbi Sheikh, 12, and 7-year-old daughter Rakiba Akter. Narsingdi Additional