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‘Disciplinary forces must obey rule of law’

Live Correspondent:  Urging the RAB members to obey the rules of the law, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said they should efficiently discharge duties with utmost responsibility, professionalism, patriotism and honesty keeping in mind that they are members of a disciplinary force. "Moral turpitude may weaken the mentality of any force. You should always remember that you are the servant... details

ECNEC clears 13 projects involving Tk 20,402.75cr

Live Correspondent:  The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a project for construction of 560 model mosques and Islamic Cultural Centres in every district and upazila involving Tk 9,062.41 crore. The meeting was held at the NEC Conference Room with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. "A total of 13 projects have been... details

Exceptional initiative to build drug free society in Rangpur

Rangpur Live:  The district police has taken an exceptional initiative for the first time in the country to conduct oath of over 3.53 lakh students tomorrow for building a peaceful society in Rangpur district free from drug and militancy. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Rangpur Mizanur Rahman disclosed the information at a press briefing held today at his conference room in the... details

Cabinet Okays draft Fisheries Quarantine Act

Live Correspondent: The Cabinet today approved the draft of a new law, Fisheries Quarantine Act, 2017, restricting import of any fish, fish goods, related microorganisms or packaging of fish items without license and prior government permission. "The new law will control the contraband fish species and damaging or pernicious bacteria which accompany the various types of imported fishes and... details

‘4,000 new buses for city commuters’

Live Correspondent: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said 4,000 more new modern buses would be put into plying on various routes in the city to facilitate better transportation of the commuters. He said this to newsmen after the ninth meeting of Board of Directories of Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) at Nagar Bhahan here. Housing and Public Works... details

Dhaka seeks Polish investment in shipbuilding, pharma sectors

  Live Correspondent: Pointing out the competitive and skilled labour force and congenial business environment, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has urged the Polish entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh's potential sectors like shipbuilding, pharmaceuticals, leather and footwear and agro-processing. "Bangladesh could be a lucrative destination for the Polish... details

PM unveils foundation stone plaque of Bangladesh Chancery in Thimphu

Live Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today unveiled the plaque of foundation stone of Chancery of Bangladesh Embassy at Hejo here. She unveiled the plaque through a colorful function in the presence of Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay. Earlier, an agreement on the allotment of land for Bangladesh Embassy at Hejo was inked between... details

Mother, daughter at helm of global event

Live Desk:  It was a unique example of demonstrating leadership by both mother and daughter as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain, a strong advocate for autism, were at the helm of a global event at the Bhutanese capital today. This rare incident took place here as Sheikh Hasina chaired while Saima Wazed moderated the same function on autism. The... details

Meeting over public transport crisis Wednesday

  Live Correspondent: Minister for Road Transport and Bridges, Obaidul Quader, on Tuesday stated that a review meeting on mitigating the recent crisis in the mass transport sector would be held on Wednesday at the BRTA office in the capital. Obaidul made the announcement during a function at the Secretariat on Tuesday. “The review meeting on mass transport would be held at... details

Bhutan rolls out red carpet for Sheikh Hasina

Live Desk: Bhutan today rolled out a red carpet as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here this morning on a three-day state visit when she would also join an international conference on autism. Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Bangladesh Ambassador in Thimphu Jishnu Roy Choudhury received the premier at the airport where she was greeted with traditional Bhutanese "Khadhor"... details

Nation observes Mujibnagar Day

Live Correspondent: The nation today observed the historic Mujibnagar Day with a pledge to let the new generations know true history of the Liberation War and make the people reap the benefits of democracy. Highlighting the significance of the day through observing different programmes across the country, the Mujibnagar Day recalled the history as on this day in 1971 the nation witnessed the... details

President visits flashflood affected haor region

Sunamganj Live: President M Abdul Hamid today visited different haor areas of Kishoreganj, Netrakona and Sunamganj districts where majority of people are now facing hardship following the flashflood caused by the onrush of water from Indian hills. "The President visited some badly flashflood affected areas of Itna, Baniarchar, Ganiganj, Khaliajhuri, Diari, Jamalganj, Shalla,... details

US keen to work in renewable energy sector: US Ambassador

Live Correspondent:  US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia S Bernicat today said her country is interested to work in renewable energy sector of Bangladesh. "Companies from the public and private sectors are showing their keen interests to work in Bangladesh's power and energy sector," she said this while paying a courtesy call on State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul... details