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Monthly Archives: January 2017

24 teachers resign from administrative posts

CU Correspondent Some 24 teachers of Comilla University stepped down from their posts as the authority did not meet their six-point demands. Teachers Somity President Dr Abu Taher said that they submitted their resign letters to the University Registrar Mujibur Rahman Mazumdar. Following the matter, Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr. Ali Ashraf said the authority is trying to solve over the problems. ... Read More »

AL candidate wins Tangail-4 by-polls

Tangail Correspondent Awami League candidate Hasan Imam Khan Sohel Hazari has unofficially been declared elected in the by-election of Tangail-4 constituency (Kalihati). The election was held on Tuesday. Sohel Hazari bagged 193,547 votes while his nearest rival Imrul Kayes of National People’s Party (NPP) polled 1,696. The voter turnout in the polls was 64.34 percent. The parliamentary seat fell vacant ... Read More »

JS passes Bangladesh Biodiversity Bill, 2016

Parliament Correspondent The Jatiya Sangsad on Tuesday passed the “Bangladesh Biodiversity Bill, 2016” in an amended form paving the way for strengthening biodiversity conservation measurers in the country. Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain moved the bill and the House endorsed the same in voice votes. The minister placed the bill in the House on July 27 last year saying ... Read More »

Warren Buffett prefers a $2.95 breakfast

International Desk Investing legend Warren Buffett has an estimated net worth of $74 billion, making him the third richest man in the world. But you’d never know it from his lifestyle. The 86-year-old billionaire still lives in the five-bedroom home in Omaha, Nebraska, that he bought in 1958 for $31,500. And he never spends more than $3.17 on breakfast. On ... Read More »

Home Minister hopeful of permanent solution to Rohingya crisis Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that he is hopeful of a permanent solution to Rohingya crisis. “The government is worried but we are hopeful of resolving the problem. We believe that the crisis will be resolved very soon”, he said. The Home Minister expressed his hope to the journalists after a meeting with the visiting delegation of ... Read More »

India announce squad against Bangladesh

Sport Desk The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 16-member squad for the upcoming one-off test match against Bangladesh, scheduled to start from February 9. In a meeting convened by the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, which held at Delhi, the 16-men squad was announced and the list came with a surprise as Abhinav Mukund has ... Read More »

‘Action against accused cops after probe report’

Parliament Correspondent Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that action will be taken against accused policemen after getting probe report. The Minister made the opinion while replying to a question of MP Pir Fazlur Rahman at the National Parliament on Tuesday afternoon. He said, “Two media persons were injured by some policemen during the movement in the city. We suspended ... Read More »

PM’s new book to hit Ekushey Book Fair A new book titled “Nirbachito Prabandha” written by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be published on the occasion of “Amar Ekhushey Book Fair”. The book is published by Agamee Prakashani. Publisher Osman Gani told that the book ‘Nirbachito Prabandha’ will contain 13 articles published separately in the last three decades. The book ‘Nirbachita Probandha’ (selected essays) will be ... Read More »

Stock market falls dramatically after Bangladesh Bank warning The indexes in both the stock exchanges of the country have dropped sharply within hours of a warning sounded by the Bangladesh Bank in its monetary policy announcement.  The central bank has asked for close monitoring of the recent boom in the markets to avoid the boom-and-bust repeat in 2010. The DSEX, the main stock index for the Dhaka ... Read More »

TIB asks EC search committee to disclose names Transparency International, Bangladesh has urged the authorities concerned to ensure maximum ‘transparency and objectivity’ in the process of reconstituting the election commission to pave the way for making the next general elections neutral, fair and inclusive.  The TIB made the appeal, issuing a press release after a meeting of its members at its Dhanmondi office on Tuesday. The TIB ... Read More »