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Peace needed for dev: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked Special Security Force (SSF) personnel to be equipped with knowledge and training over new technologies, to thwart the constantly-changing pattern of crimes.

  • Mugging on Chattala Express roof

    Passengers commuting on the roof of Chattala Express were robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday.

  • Prof Shireen made acting VC of CU

    Prof Shireen Akhter of Bengali language and literature department was appointed as acting vice chancellor (VC) of Chittagong University yesterday.

  • ACC forms probe body

    Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has formed a three-member committee to probe into allegation of bribery against Khandaker Enamul Basir, a director of the commission, and Mizanur Rahman, deputy inspector general (DIG) of police.

  • President leaves for Tajikistan

    President Abdul Hamid left for Tajikistan on a seven-day official visit yesterday.

  • Bangladesh informs UN of Myanmar’s non-cooperation

    Bangladesh has shared the existing problems regarding the Rohingya issue with the UN and informed it about Myanmar’s non-cooperation in initiating the repatriation.

  • BCL selected senate reps without informing me: Nur

    Ducsu vice-president Nurul Huq Nur yesterday alleged that Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) selected student representatives for the university senate without any formal meeting.

  • ULAB hosts conference on culture and religion

    The eighth biennial conference of the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR) was inaugurated yesterday on the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) campus in the capital’s Dhanmondi, said a press release.

  • Obstructing a drain for beautification?

    Waterlogging has been one of the top civic worries of Chattogram residents for quite a while now, and with monsoon around the corner, one would expect the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) to take precautionary measures.

  • Congestion returns at Chattogram port

    Though the country’s premier sea port managed to get rid of years-long container and vessel congestion at the end of last year, following inclusion of a number of required equipment and some supervisory steps, such congestion has resurfaced at Chattogram port.

  • Will Northbrook Hall fade away into history?

    A hallmark of colonial-era architecture is struggling for survival in a corner of Dhaka, where a rich collection at a 137-year-old library is withering away into dust.

  • Militancy, Drug Trade: Can’t be stopped by ‘putting some to crossfire’: DMP boss

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia yesterday said militancy and drug trade cannot be stopped by only enforcing law and “putting some people into crossfire”, or sending them to jail.

  • Agriculture, fragile banking sector lack desired attention from budget

    The proposed budget is an ambitious one. We expect clear guidelines and plans from the government how this budget is going to be implemented, given the fact that weak implementation of budget has become a norm in recent years. It is important to highlight how the performance of different ministries will be improved to implement this proposed budget.

  • KAS Murshid

    Overall stance remains pro-growth

    It has become a tradition for the budget to be increased every year by 17-18 percent so this year, there was no reason to expect this to change. Generally, Bangladesh’s budget has maintained a sectoral balance in its stance, giving priority to education, agriculture, infrastructure and social sector expenditures.

  • Bangladesh National Budget 2019-20 in pie charts

    Budget 2019-20 in pie charts

    Find the pie charts for the national budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has placed in the parliament.

  • Mass promotion for police sought

    Major reshuffle in police administration

    In a major reshuffle in the police department, 21 SP-ranked police officials including superintendent of police in 12 districts and five deputy commissioners (DCs) of metropolitan cities have been transferred.

  • Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury

    People to suffer for budget deficit: Amir Khasru

    BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury says that the government has kept Tk 145,380 crore deficit in the proposed national budget for 2019-20 fiscal which will be realised from people anyhow.

  • 'Cases filed against companies of 52 substandard food items'

    Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) has lodged 52 separate cases against the companies of the 52 substandard food products as per the High Court directives, says a counsel for the BFSA.

  • Rohingyas held with 9,000 yaba tablets at Dhaka airport

    Two Rohingyas have been held at Dhaka airport with nearly 9,000 pieces of contraband yaba tablets stuffed inside their stomach.

  • Bangladesh Budget 2019-20

    Budget documents to be available on websites

    Budget documents will be available on different websites of the government, as Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is set to announce the proposed national budget for FY20 this afternoon.

  • Khaleda receives dental treatment

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has received dental treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

  • Road accidents claim eight lives in two days

    At least eight people were killed and 28 injured in road accidents across the country in the last two days, according to our correspondents and news agencies.

  • National fisheries week to be observed next month

    The “National Fisheries Week-2019” will be observed next month. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the week.

  • 7 travel agencies shut down in Sunamganj

    The district administration on Tuesday night shut down seven travel agencies in Sunamganj municipality, for forging government documents and taking excessive amount of money as passport fee from customers.

  • CU clerk suspended

    Chittagong University (CU) authorities yesterday suspended an employee, two days after he landed in jail in a case filed under Digital Security Act for hurting religious sentiments through a Facebook post.

  • Police arrest man for raping teenager

    Police have arrested a man for allegedly raping a 13-year-old in Narayanganj yesterday noon.

  • JS body stresses forest conservation

    The parliamentary standing committee on environment and forest ministry yesterday recommended taking necessary steps for implementing laws related to conservation of forests and passing the Clean Air Act-2019 in Jatiya Sangsad.

  • Indian high commission arranges tree plantation

    Indian High Commission in Dhaka organised a tree plantation programme in the capital’s Sabujbagh yesterday, marking 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said a press release.

  • Hearings adjourned till July 17

    Hearing of 11 cases filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was adjourned till July 17 by a Dhaka court yesterday.

  • Prof Husniara Huq no more

    Prof Husniara Huq of Department of English at Dhaka University passed away yesterday.

  • LA Chowdhury’s 43rd death anniversary today

    Today is the 43rd death anniversary of LA Chowdhury, a renowned social worker and politician.

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