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Biswa Ijtema ends with Akheri Munajat


GAZIPUR, Jan 22, 2017 : The second phase of the 52nd Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims after Hajj, concluded today with “Akheri Munajat” on the banks of Turag River at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka seeking peace, happiness and wellbeing of the Muslim Ummah. Tablig Jamaat’s Senior Sura Member and Indian Cleric Maulana ... Read More »

British companies keen to invest in BD


British companies are keen to widen their presence in Bangladesh and make more investment as they consider it a country with enormous potential, said Rushanara Ali, UK’s trade envoy for Bangladesh, reports The Daily Star “Bangladesh is very well-placed in terms of these markets with China, Indonesia and India on your doorsteps,” Ali, a member of the British parliament, told ... Read More »

Dhaka mosque awarded Aga Khan architecture prize


Bait ur Rouf, a dome-less mosque designed by Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum was among the six projects awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Sunday, reports AP  The prestigious prize was awarded at a ceremony in Al-Ain oasis city, in the United Arab Emirates, to the projects chosen from a list of 348 works. They will share a prize of ... Read More »

Tk 10 lakh reward for militant who returns to normal life: RAB


Bogra Correspondent Benazir Ahmed, Director General of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Monday  announced Tk 10 lakh reward if any activist of militant outfits returns to normal life and gives specific information about their activities. Benazir Ahmed made the announcement while addressing a press conference at Sariakandi upazila in Bogra after the joint forces carried out a crackdown in Dhunat ... Read More »

Govt to reward LGRD officials for providing info on militants The government will reward the officials and employees of the Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives for providing information on militants. “The field level officials and employees working under Rural Development and Cooperative Division would be rewarded for providing information on militants in addition to their respective duties”, said State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives M Mashiur Rahman ... Read More »

Chargesheet against 8 JMB men over Japanese Kunio Hoshi murder


Police have brought charges in court against eight JMB terrorists in the October 2015 murder of Japanese national Kunio Hoshi, reports Rangpur’s acting SP Abdullah al Farooq confirmed the development on Sunday although the charge sheet against was submitted  a week ago, on July 3. Investigating Officer and Kaunia police OC Abdul Qader Jilani told journalists that the chargesheet ... Read More »

Proposed budget investment-friendly, MPs in JS say

JS Correspondent Treasury bench members on Wednesday  described the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2016-17 as time-befitting, pragmatic and investment-friendly which would bring benefit for the mass people. Taking part in the general discussion on the proposed budget in parliament,they said the budget is not ‘ambitious one’ rather it is a poor-friendly. They said if all concerned put ... Read More »

President for check & balance among 3 branches of govt President Abdul Hamid on Saturday stressed the need for maintaining checks and balances among executive, legislature and judiciary with a view to ensuring highest welfare of people and the state. “Executive, legislature and judiciary are the fundamental pillars of the state. The role of these three organs is unique in protecting people’s fundamental rights as well as democracy, human ... Read More »

Duty exemption on essential commodities to remain unchanged The government will continue the existing duty exemptions or concessions to the essential commodities in the 2016-17 financial year (FY17). Finance minister AMA Muhith proposed it in his budget speech FY 2016-17 on Thursday and said “I am proposing the continuation of the existing duty exemptions or concessions accorded to the essential commodities including edible oil, sugar, pulse, onion, ... Read More »