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President, PM greet civil servants on Public Service Day

  Live Correspondent : President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today greeted the officials and employees of the republic on the occasion of International Public Service Day-2017. In separate messages on the eve of the day, they hoped that through observance of the occasion the civil servants would be more active in discharging their duties with sincerity, devotion and... details

Govt to return over 1385 acres city land to owners

Live Correspondent: The government has decided to return over 1300 acres of land to their owners, Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif told journalists today. The decision came following media reports about the problem that the land owners in some areas of the capital city have been facing for long. "The government will soon issue a gazette notification for returning the land to... details

ADB signs $300m loan for Ctg-Cox’s Bazar rail project

      Live Correspondent: The Government has signed a $300 million loan deal with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for building a dual-gauge railway connecting Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. Economic Relations Division Secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam and Jyotsana Varma, principal country specialist of ADB, signed the loan agreement in Dhaka on Wednesday. This... details

PM hosts iftar for eminent personalities, poets, artistes

Live Correspondent:  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today hosted an Iftar in honour of the country's eminent personalities, poets and writers, artistes as well as her family members and relatives at the lawn of her official Ganabhaban residence. Arriving at the venue at 6:10 pm, the prime minister went round different tables set for the guests and exchanged pleasantries with them. Before... details

‘Fair polls possible with all party participation’

    Live Correspondent: Chief Election Commission (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said on Tuesday that free and fair election with participation of all the political parties is possible as there were instance of holding fair polls in the past. The CEC said this while replying to queries over fair elections by representatives of donor agencies at a meeting held at the Election... details

Khaleda blames AL for attack on Fakhrul

      Live Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has blamed the ruling Awami League for the attack on the party’s general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam’ motorcade, and warned of ‘dire consequences’. “It is nothing but outcome of the unhealthy politics and vengeance of the ruling Awami League,” Khaleda, also a former prime minister, said in a... details

President for raising awareness of RTI

  Live Correspondent:  President Abdul Hamid has asked the Information Commission (IC) to embark on a campaign for creating mass awareness of the Right to Information (RTI) Act at the grassroots. "Right to Information (RTI) Act is an important weapon for establishing good governance, accountability and transparency in the activities of both public and private sectors," he... details

Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast

Live Correspondent:  At least 14 people, mostly children, have died in Niger and 11 in Ivory Coast after heavy rains this week triggered landslides and caused homes to collapse, UN and local officials said Friday. The UN's humanitarian affairs office OCHA said 14 people had died when houses collapsed in Niger's capital Niamey with another four missing. Nine children were reported dead... details

JS to pass a people-oriented, implementable budget

  Live Correspondent:  Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today said the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) is expected to pass a budget which will be people-oriented, implementable and acceptable to all as the lawmakers are now taking part in discussion on the proposed national budget for fiscal year 2017-18 (FY18). "Discussion is taking place on the proposed budget in the Jatiya Sangsad . . . it... details

CHT : Death toll crosses 153 as two more bodies found

    Rangamati Live: The death toll in the fatal landslides has raised to 153 as two other bodies has been recovered in Rangamati on Friday morning. Body of one Mujibur Rahman, 12, was found in Paschim Muslimpara area of Rangamati Sadar upazila around 10:00am. Deputy assistant director (DAD) of Fire Service and Civil Defence Jasim Uddin said, firefighters recovered... details

Contest polls, discard politics of destruction, PM urges Khaleda

Live  Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to return to healthy politics and contest the next elections by discarding the politics of killing, plundering and corruption. "We want that the trend of democracy to continue ... we want that they (BNP) don't commit the mistake of skipping election again. Rather we want they would contest the elections... details

PM receives warm reception in Stockholm

  Live Desk: A red carpet reception has been given to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she arrived in Swedish capital Stockholm on a three-day bilateral visit at the invitation of her Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven.   A Scandinavian Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage landed at Arlanda Airport in the Swedish capital at 9:40pm on... details

Met office fears fresh landslides as death toll reaches 149

  Live Correspondent:  Death toll from landslides in southeastern hills reached 149 as rescuers today recovered 13 more bodies while met office predicts torrential rains triggering fresh mudslides in the Chittagong and Sylhet hilly regions. "We have recorded 149 deaths as 13 more bodies were found afresh as the rescue campaign is underway as many are reported missing" a day after... details