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‘Why govt desperate to implement Rampal project’ BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that the government has got desperate to implement the Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans as it has given India a ‘bond’ to execute it. Speaking at a protest rally, he also condemned the police attack on journalists and the activists of National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas, Mineral ... Read More »

‘No scope for foreigners to raise voice against search body’

Bogra Correspondent Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, said there is no scope for foreigners to interfere over the search body formed to reconstitute the Election Commission (EC), as none of its members are not involved in Awami League politics. He made the statement while speaking an Awami League rally at ... Read More »

Law Minister claims EC search body neutral

Brahmanbaria Correspondent Law Minister Anisul Huq claimed the search body as neutral which was recently formed by the President to reconstitute the Election Commission (EC). He said, “Those are engaged in criticising the search body, they have a habit of politicisation. Awami League never believes in the process.” The Minister came up with the remarks while speaking at a programme ... Read More »

Hyderabad to host Bangaldesh-India Test

Sport Desk India has recently invited tigers to play a test match for the first time after Bangladesh bagged the test status. Though Indian media have recently aired news of uncertainty of the game for lack of money, now kicking off all crisis and fear the match is set to be held on February 9 at Hyderabad.   The Board ... Read More »

Railway staff loses life to save woman, kid A veteran staff of Bangladesh Railway lost his life while trying to save a woman and a child from being crushed under a speedy train in Dhaka’s Kuril area on Friday noon. Deceased Badal Mia, 58, from Gafargaon of Mymensingh and just years before his retirement, was a technical assistant of the engineering department of railway service. He used ... Read More »

Shakib named in Swann XI

Sport Desk Considering recent performance, former England off-spinner Graeme Swann has revealed an XI which includes Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Swann considered Shakib for his XI as a spin all-rounder and said about the left-arm all-rounder that he (Shakib) is an excellent bowler and batsman as well for ODI format. Apart Shakib, Virat Kohli is lone Asian cricketer ... Read More »

Global banking rules’ agreement ‘once dust settles’ in US

         Banking Desk An agreement on new global banking rules should wait until the new US administration has made its approach clearer, the chairman of European Union finance ministers said on Friday. Disagreement between the EU and United States has halted for months efforts by the Basel Committee of global financial regulators, which oversees US, European and ... Read More »

PM visits village on rickshaw van

Political Correspondent The residents of Tungipara saw a rare as well as unprecedented scenario in the late morning of Friday when prime minister Sheikh Hasina visited a village in Tungipara upazila of Gupalganj on a local rickshaw van.  The premier with her family members had a round-about visit at her ancestral village to see for herself the condition of the ... Read More »

EC reconstitution : Foreign diplomats seek to meet president

Diplomatic Correspondent Dhaka-based diplomats of several countries have sought to meet the President Abdul Hamid, to hold talks on the reconstitution of the election commission.  Foreign ministry officials told Prothom Alo on Thursday that the office of United Nations’ Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh on 10 January wrote a letter to the foreign ministry seeking an appointment of the president. According ... Read More »

Ctg city full of dead dogs, corporation denies poisoning

  Chittagong Bureau     Dead dogs are all over the streets of Chittagong, but the city corporation denies killing them. There are allegations that the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) has been poisoning dogs after their numbers increased recently. Locals have reported large numbers of dead dogs at Agrabad’s Muhuri Parha, Rangi Parha, Panwala Parha, Mistiri Parha, Paschim Mistiri ... Read More »