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Language, culture distinctive marks of nationhood says Information Minister Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, on Monday said that language was the first sign of identity of a person. Those who want to destroy it are rootless people and they are resorting to militancy to destroy it. Therefore, we’ve no choice but to eliminate them. The information minister was speaking as the chief guest on the eve of 21st ...

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Condemned convict of Blogger Rajib murder held in Dhaka

A death-row convict in blogger Rajib murder case along with his aide have been detained from the capital’s Uttara area on Monday. The arrestees were identified as condemned convict Redwanul Azad Rana, 30 and his associate Ashraf, a suspected militant. Members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Unit (CTTC) of Dhaka Metropolitan police (DMP) arrested them during a raid in the ...

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PM slams Pakistan for propaganda about ’71 genocide

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday came down hard on Pakistan for spreading false and fabricated information regarding genocide carried out by the Pakistan occupation force during the Liberation War in 1971. “Recently it has been seen that the Pakistani conspiracy against Bangladesh is going on. They have published a book where they put caption under the pictures of genocide ...

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New Election Commissioners to meet president on Monday

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda and four commissioners will meet the president at Bangabhaban on Monday. They are scheduled to meet President Abdul Hamid around 3:30 pm tomorrow, according to a Bangabhaban press release. The meeting will take place five days after the CEC Huda and four commissioners — Mahbub Talukder, Md Rafiqul Islam, Begum Kabita Khanam and Shahadat ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina likely to reach Dhaka at 8 pm tonight

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to reach Dhaka at 8:00 pm on Sunday night after completing her three day visit to Germany to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC). The Premier left Abu Dhabi airport this afternoon for home after making more than a six and a half hours’ stopover in the United Arab Emirates capital. An Etihad ...

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Ensure country’s security and sovereignty, President to Army members

President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged the members of Bangladesh Army to work for the welfare of common people apart from ensuring the country’s security and sovereignty. “The members of army have already earned respect and love from people as well as the trust of the nation through their services and responsibilities. They’ll also contribute to public welfare in the ...

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Rohingya issue to be raised during PM’s German tour: FM

Bangladesh will take up the Rohingya issue with Germany during the Prime Minister’s visit to Munich, aiming to mount pressure on Myanmar to repatriate its nationals from Bangladesh, reports UNB, “We’ve already talked to the European Commission on the Rohingya issue. And of course, the issue will be discussed at a meeting with Dr Angela Merkel,” Foreign Minister AH Mahmood ...

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Mitu’s SIM recovers from a rickshaw puller in Bhola

Detective Branch (DB) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) recovered the SIM card used by Mahmuda Aktar Mitu, the murdered wife of former Superintendent of Police Babul Aktar, from a rickshaw puller at Lalmohan Upazila in Bhola district. Additional Deputy Commissioner (North) Mohammad Quamruzzaman, also Investigation Officer for the murder case told journalists that police could not found the victim’s mobile ...

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New Election Commission takes oath

The members of the new Election Commission headed by former secretary KM Nurul Huda has been taken oath on Wednesday. Chief Justice SK Sinha administered the oath taking ceremony at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge around 3pm today. The newly appointed Election Commission members are Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda and Commissioners Mahbub Talukder, Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and ...

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DSCC starts canal recovery drive

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) with the assistance of Dhaka district administration on Monday started an recovery drive to remove illegal structures from a canal in Nandipara Bridge area of the capital. DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon yesterday inaugurated the recovery drive aimed at reclaiming the grabbed city canals. “The recovery drive has started to make Dhaka city clean and green ...

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