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Ekushey book fair begins The much-awaited book fair ‘Amar Ekushey Granthamela’ today has begun on the Bangla Academy premises and its adjacent area Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital like previous year. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the book fair, the biggest get-together of readers, writers and publishers, at around 4:30pm and visited many book stalls. The month-long fair will remain open for 30 ... Read More »

Bonanza in fridge & TV sales at Walton Pavilion in extended DITF

Economic Correspondent Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau extended the period of month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair-2017 by more four days to February 4 from January 31. Huge crowds are seen at the stalls and pavilions of different products on the extension of the fair. Among those, Walton Mega Pavilion witnessed a bonanza in the sales of fridge, television and other home ... Read More »

Arrest warrant against Khaleda if she fails to appear Feb 27

Court Reporter A Dhaka court today warned BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia of arrest warrant if she fails to appear before it on February 27 in connection with 10 cases including a sedition one. Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court passed the order after Khaleda’s lawyer Sanaullah Miah submitted 10 separate petitions seeking adjournment of the hearing. ... Read More »

EC search body sits with civil society The search committee sat in a meeting with second batch of civil society leaders in the lineup to forming the Election Commission for the next parliamentary elections. Daily Samakal Editor Golam Sarwar, Barrister Rokonuddin Mahmud, former CEC Abu Hena, and The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam attended the meeting that began around 11:00am. It is being held at the ... Read More »

Month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair begins today The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2017 begins today (Wednesday). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the fair at 3 pm on the premises of Bangla Academy. The premier will also distribute prizes among the winners of ‘Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2016′ and inaugurate a 4-day International Literature Conference 2017. “Ocean of Sorrow”, translation of noted Bengali novelist Mir ... Read More »

Drive in militant den: 4 held

Crime Desk RAB held at least four members of JMB’s Sarwar-Tamim group including IT department head in a drive at a house in Purba Dholaipar in the capital Dhaka early Wednesday. RAB members also recovered arms, bullets and explosives from the spot. They rented the house introducing themselves as construction workers on January 23, RAB said. Read More »

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 »

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 »