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Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

7 litterateurs get Bangla Academy Award 2017

Cultural Desk   Seven personalities have been awarded with the Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar for 2017 for their outstanding contributions to their respective field of literature. Director General of Bangla Academy Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan announced the names at a press briefing today at the Bangla Academy Shaheed Munir Chowdhury auditorium in Dhaka. The recipients are Abu Hasan Shariar (poetry), Shamsuzzaman ... Read More »

BB loosens rules over borrowing for “A” type industries in EPZs , EZs Bangladesh Bank (BB) has loosened short term foreign currency borrowing for Type “A “industries in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) and Economic Zones (EZs). Under the relaxed rules, type A industries in EPZs and EZs are allowed to obtain short term foreign currency loans from overseas banks and financial institutions, according to a BB circular issued on Sunday. “They (Type ... Read More »

Dowry case filed against Arafat after he denies allegations

A dowry case has been filed against national team cricketer Arafat Sunny on Monday, reports  The woman who earlier filed a case against him alleging that Arafat Sunny was married to her and harassing  her on Facebook, filed the dowry case. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Raihanul Islam received the complaint case into cognizance and ordered summoning Arafat. The woman’s lawyer ... Read More »

Hasina calls Bangladesh Police to defend democratic values

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Bangladesh Police to give up the colonial-era approach of law-enforcement and defend democratic values, reports  Her call came on Monday while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Police Week. “Police have to imbibe the spirit of democracy  and be more people-friendly,” she told the gathering at the Rajarbagh Police Lines in Dhaka. ... Read More »

HC issues rule on committees formed to check FFs status

The Liberation War Affairs Ministry has been pulled up by the High Court for the committees it formed to draw up a list of freedom fighters and scrutinise the existing list, reports The court has issued a rule on asking why the committees and a directive issued by the National Freedom Fighters’ Council on the matter will not be ... Read More »