Monday , 26 July 2021
Breaking News

Daily Archives: January 24, 2017

Kuti Monsur no more Prominent singer Kuti Monsur passed away at Dhaka Medical College hospital on Tuesday night. He was 90. Sub-inspector of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost, Bachchu Mia confirmed the matter to Earlier on December 22, the singer became ill at his residence in capital’s Rampura and admitted to a local private hospital. Later, he was shifted to ... Read More »

Bernicat to join facebook chat Wednesday U.S. Ambassador to Dhaka Marcia Bernicat will take part in a Facebook chat on the U.S.-Bangladesh relationship tomorrow marking the second anniversary of her arrival in Bangladesh. The chat with Ambassador Bernicat will start at 3.30 pm and last for one hour, a US embassy press release said on Tuesday. The US envoy will answer questions from some of ... Read More »

Humanhauler kills mother-daughter

Crime desk A woman and his daughter have been killed after being hit by a Humanhauler in the city. The incident took place on Tuesday noon at Barua Tempo Stand of Khilkhet area. The victims were identified as Salma Akhtar (26) and her 18-month daughter Maisha Akhtar. The dead bodies were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 7.00pm. Police ... Read More »

Fire at city multi-storied building A fire broke out on the third floor of a multi-storey building in Jigatola area of the city on Tuesday evening. The fire erupted around 7:30pm at a five storied building at Jigatola 15/G. Confirming the matter, Fire Service Duty Officer Babul Mia said on information, six fire units rushed to the spot. The reason behind the fire could ... Read More »

6 killed in Italy as rescue helicopter crashes

International  Desk Six people have been killed in a rescue helicopter crash in a mountainous area of central Italy, officials say. The aircraft came down in thick fog near the Campo Felice ski station after picking up an injured skier. The rescue was not related to last week’s avalanche that engulfed a hotel nearby killing at least 15 people. A ... Read More »

5-7 lakh workers to be sent to Malaysia: Minister State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said 5-7 lakh workers will be sent to Malaysia after checking everything. The Minister made the disclosure while addressing a programme at Senate Bhaban of Dhaka University on Tuesday afternoon. He said about 15 lakh Bangladeshi workers have completed registration to go to Malaysia. Some 5-7 lakh will be sent to Malaysia ... Read More »

Muhith favours 15pc VAT again

Economic desk Finance Minister AMA Muhith has reiterated his opinion regarding imposition of 15 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services in the next budget in line with the new VAT law. The minister made the opinion while talking to journalists after a meeting with the delegation of Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations at his ... Read More »

AL makes president’s dialogue ‘controversial’ to cling to power: BNP

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that the Awami League has made the president’s dialogue initiative ‘controversial’ to cling to power by creating political instability. “The Awami League won’t be able to stay in power in a congenial political atmosphere. So, they always create disorder by destroying the country’s political stability. As part of it, the ... Read More »

Freight transport union withraw its 21-district strike

The freight transport strike in 21 districts in south-west Bangladesh has been lifted, reports  The strike called by the Freight Transport Owners-Workers Union Council began early on Monday in protest of extortion, harassment and violence suffered by its members. The announcement to lift the strike came on Tuesday after a meeting between the home minister and union leaders. Read More »

PM Hasina flays rights bodies over silence in MP Liton’s murder

Political Correspondent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she finds it rather surprising that not a single rights organisation ‘issued a statement’ over the murder of Awami League MP from Gaibandha Manjurul Islam Liton.  Addressing senior police officers at her office on Tuesday, she said  “Every now and then a hullabaloo erupts over trivial matters. “But not a single word from ... Read More »