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Fu Wang Food Cup Golf Tournament ends in Rangpur

  Rangpur Live: The "Fu Wang Food Cup Golf Tournament -2017" ended through a colourful prize-giving ceremony held at the auditorium of Rangpur Cantonment here on Friday night. More than 100 contestants from different Golf Clubs participated in the male, female, junior and sub-junior groups of the three-day tournament sponsored by Fu Wang Food Group, a release said here... details

Rio’s evangelical mayor skips wild carnival start

Entertainment Live: The decision by Rio de Janeiro's deeply religious new mayor to skip the traditional opening of the world's most famous carnival overshadowed the party on its opening night Friday. Carnival organizers resplendent in white samba dancing outfits, stilt walkers and the Rio municipal brass band stood waiting for two and a half hours in the Sambodromo stadium where the mayor... details

‘No need for dialogue before national election’

Live Correspondent: Awami League (AL) Advisory Council member and Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today ruled out the possibility of holding dialogue between ruling party AL and BNP before national election as previous dialogues between the two parties could not yield any success. "Dialogue was held between (the then AL general secretary) Abdul Jalil and (then BNP secretary general) Manna... details

‘Govt working relentlessly to promote trade, business’

  Rangpur Live: Officials of the Ministry of Commerce at a meeting here have said the present government has been working relentlessly to promote international trade and business for economic advancement of the nation. They disclosed the information at the views-sharing meeting organised by Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) at its auditorium in the city with Additional... details

President, PM ask passport officials to be patriotic

      Llive Correspondent: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the officials of Immigration and Passport Department to serve the people with sincerity and patriotism. In separate messages on the occasion of Passport Service Week-2017, they wished success of all programmes marking the week. The President, in his message, said... details

‘BNP, Jamaat both terrorist outfits’

Live Correspondent: Describing both BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami as terrorist organisations, Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said Awami League government will bring the perpetrators of the firebombing attacks to justice. "Once you target civilians you lose the right to be called a political organization ... they (BNP and Jamaat) are both terrorist organizations," Joy said in... details

Gas price : political parties call half-day hartal

Live Correspondent: Leftist political parties on Friday called a half-day hartal in Dhaka on February 28 protesting the gas tariff hike. “The hartal will begin from 6:00am and will continue till 12:00pm in the capital Dhaka,” Mujahidul Islam Selim, president of Communist Party of Bangladesh, said. Apart from this, they will stage demonstration and hold protest rallies across the country... details

Car bomb kills 41 in Syria

International Live: An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 41 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels backed by Turkey, sources in the region and a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area. The blast hit a security checkpoint controlled by rebels fighting under the Free Syrian Army (FSA) banner in the village of Sousian,... details

‘Best picture Oscar winners of past 20 years’

                Entertainment Live: The following is a list of the best picture Oscar winners from the last 20 years, ahead of Sunday's 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood: 2016 - "Spotlight" 2015 - "Birdman" 2014 - "12 Years A Slave" 2013 - "Argo" 2012 - "The Artist" 2011 - "The King's Speech" 2010 - "The Hurt Locker" 2009 -... details

‘E-filing to make rail admin faster’

  Live Correspondent: The electronic-filing (e-filing) system has started formally at the Ministry of Railway here yesterday for making the administration faster. Railway Minister M Mujibul Haque inaugurated the programme at the ministry, saying that e-filing would bring dynamism into the administration to take government services to the people. He said that the introduction of... details

Tanvir’s son Irad arrested

  Live Correspondent: Police early on Thursday arrested Chowdhury Irad Ahmed Siddiqui, on charges of making derogatory remarks about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the present government on facebook. Counter Terrorism Unit of police arrested Irad, 45, son of a former BNP leader Chowdhury Tanvir Ahmed Siddiqui, from Hazrat... details

Pope meets families of victims from Artisan attack

  Live Correspondent: Pope Francis met Wednesday morning with the families of nine of the victims of a terrorist attack which took place in Dhaka last summer. The attack was carried out July 1, 2016 during a hostage scenario in the Hotel Artisan Bakery café in Dhaka. Twenty-eight people died in the attack – including six gunmen and two police officers. Most of the 20 hostages... details

‘Criminal network to be under special surveillance,

Live Correspondent: The government on Thursday decided to bring the countrywide network under special surveillance to improve the law and order situation of the country. Under the decision, all types of criminals including extortionists, professional goons and robbers will be brought under the special surveillance of the government. The decision was taken in a meeting of the cabinet... details