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Journos suggest steps to conduct all inclusive national election

    Live Correspondent: The media representatives who joined the Election Commission’s (EC’s) dialogue on Wednesday has suggested the Commission to take all-out steps for holding a participatory and credible national election. The journalists also suggested the EC to earn the trust of people and the political parties through activities, which had been also suggested... details

State seeks certified copy of 16th constitutional amendment verdict

  Live Correspondent: The office of the attorney general at Supreme Court has applied for certified copy of the apex court judgement that upheld High Court verdict scraping 16th constitutional amendment. "We have pleaded for the certified copy of the Appellate Division judgment. The solicitor wing of the Law and Justice Division also sought a certified copy of that judgment," said... details

President hosts milad at Bangabhaban on National Mourning Day

Live Correspondent: President M Abdul Hamid today hosted a milad and doa mahfil at Darbar hall of Bangabhaban after Zohr prayers marking the National Mourning Day and the 42nd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. A special munajat was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu and other family members, who faced martyrdom on... details

National mourning day: President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

      Live Correspondent: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid deep homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the nation observes the 42nd martyrdom anniversary of the architect of the nation. President Hamid and PM Hasina paid tributes to the architect of the independence by placing floral wreaths at the... details

Flood: Brahmaputra overflowing, Teesta receding

  Live Correspondent: Water level of Teesta is receding while the gush from Brahmaputra continues to swell further. According to the sources, rail communications with the north remains halted as most of the broken down lines could not be restored until this morning. Damaged rail routes are: Parbatipur-Dinajpur-Panchagarh, Lalmonirhat-Burimari and Teesta junction in... details

Northern flood: Army deployed, death toll rises to 27

    Live Correspondent: The northern districts of the country have fallen victim to devastating floods. Army men have been deployed to help flood-hit people in northern parts of country. Dinajpur, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Bogra, Gaibandha, Rangpur and Jamalpur have been hit the most with vast areas inundated by flood water. So far, 27 people have died in the floods... details

Nation set to observe National Mourning Day tomorrow

  Live Correspondent:  The nation is set to observe tomorrow the National Mourning Day, with paying rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his 42nd anniversary of martyrdom. The killing of Bangabandhu and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 is the ugliest chapter of the nation's history. The self-confessed... details

Hindu community celebrates Janmashtami

Live Correspondent: The holy Janmashtami, one of the major religious festivals of the Hindu community, was celebrated in the capital and elsewhere across the country today with due religious fervour and enthusiasm, marking the birth of Lord Krishna. According to the Hindu Puran (mythology), Sri Sri Krishna was born on the eighth tithi of Shukla Pakkha (fortnight of the new moon) in the... details

Govt imports food to meet possible crisis: PM

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government deiced to procure food grains from abroad as a precautionary measure to face possible shortage amid speculations of severe flooding in the coming weeks. "Flood waters by now devastated vast tracks land with standing crops which may take serious turn in the coming days . . . there is a possibility that deluge could grasp... details

PM again urges Canada to extradite Noor Chowdhury

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated Bangladesh call to Canada to return convict Noor Chowdhury, the man who had directly shot Bangabandhu dead on August 15, 1975, as outgoing Canadian High Commissioner Benoit- Pierre Laramee made farewell call on her. "The Prime Minister sought his (Noor Chowdhury's) extradition," PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim told a media... details

‘Country now in grip of injustice’

  Live Correspondent: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that the country is now in the grip of injustice and unjust due to Awami League’s extreme close-minded politics. ‘Awami League is basically a very narrow-minded political party. They can’t think anything beyond their own thoughts and can’t evaluate anyone out of their... details

Bangabandhu put energy security in his priority agenda

Live Correspondent: Immediately after the independence Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman attached the highest priority to the power and energy sector and started taking some major steps with effective policy measures. He also put the power and energy sector in one of his top agenda in his electoral speech on October 28, 1970, on the eve of the national election. Setting electricity as the... details

Airport fire doused, flight operations resume

  Live Correspondent: The fire that broke out at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday afternoon has been doused by the fire fighters after nearly two and a half hours. It was brought under control around 3:15pm, nearly after two hours of efforts of 10 fire fighting units. The fire was believed to have been caused by an electric malfunction in Air India office, said Aftab... details