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Daily Archives: January 5, 2017

Reception to newly-elected JPC GS Farida Yasmin

Desk Report Dhaka University Mass Communication and Journalism Association (DUMCJA) accorded a reception to the first ever newly-elected General Secretary of Jatiya Press Club ( JPC)  Farida Yasmin at DU Journalism Department on Tuesday evening. President of DUMCJA Abu Alam Shahid Khan and other executive committee members were present on the occasion. Farida Yasmin is also the Vice President of ... Read More »

‘Mastermind’ of Nasirnagar attack held in city

Crime Desk Police today arrested a union parishad chairman, a prime accused in connection with the October 30 attack on Hindu houses and temples in Brahmanbaria’s Nasirnagar. The arrestee, Haripur Union Parishad Chairman Dewan Atikur Rahman Akhi, was held from Bhatara in Dhaka around 1:30pm, our Brahmanbaria correspondent reports quoting district Superintendent of Police Md Mizanur Rahman. Akhi has been claimed ... Read More »

AL hold ‘triumph of democracy’ rallies in city

Political Correspondent Ruling Awami League has begun its rallies marking the third anniversary of January 5 national elections, that the party has dubbed “the day democracy triumphed”. Two separate rallies are being held in Dhaka – at Russel Square organised by north unit and at Bangabandhu Avenue organised by south – in this regard. Besides, similar programmes are being organised ... Read More »

Climate change major bar to SDG: UN

businessnews24bd.com Climate change remains one of the major threats to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, says a global UN report released in Dhaka today. “In the absence of continuum of policies designed to reduce the exposure and vulnerability due to climate change, poverty and inequality will only increase,” it said. The low-income countries in South Asia, including Bangladesh, South-east Asia ... Read More »

NCC mayor, councilors take oath

businessnews24bd.com Selina Hayat Ivy took oath as the mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) today. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath at a function at Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) this morning. Ivy was reelected mayor of Narayanganj City for the second time in the polls held on December 22, 2016. Elected 27 general councilors and nine women councilors of ... Read More »

Internet disruption for submarine cable glitch

businessnews24bd.com The disrupted internet service that the users have been experiencing for the last two days is caused by glitches in the submarine cables of India, authorities said in a press release today. The release, sent by Internet Service Providers’ Association of Bangladesh, said this disruption will continue for the next few days and will be back in order by ... Read More »

Taskin set for Test debut

Sports Desk Pace bowler Taskin Ahmed is all set to make his Test debut after he has been drafted in the Bangladesh squad for the two-match series against New Zealand. The 22-year-old right-arm quick has been in the one-day side for quite some time — he has played 23 ODIs and has taken 35 wickets at an average of 27.8. ... Read More »

Voting rights scrapped on Jan 5: Khaleda

Political Correspondent BNP Chairperson Zia today accused the ruling of abolishing the country’s democracy and scrapping people’s voting rights through January 5, 2014, national election. “On Jan 5 the day democracy was abolished and voting rights was scrapped,” she said in a tweet message. The former premier called upon the countrymen to take an oath to restore a people’s government. Read More »

12 gold bars in anal

businessnews24bd.com Customs have held a man who was carrying at least 12 gold bars in his anal from Malaysia to Dhaka. The passenger landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Thursday morning. Dr. Moinul Khan, director general of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directoratej, confirmed the news to risingbd. Custom officials also seized gold bars carried following same ... Read More »

4 killed as truck plunges into ditch in Gazipur

Gazipur Correspondent At least four people were killed as a truck plunged into a roadside ditch at Baghia area of Konabari under Gazipur district early Thursday. The deceased were identified as truck driver Sohel Mia, 29, son of Alek Mia of Baghia area, truck labourer Sujon Roy, 23, son of Horesh Chandra Roy of Bangdubi area under Badarganj upazila of ... Read More »

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