People will accept no deals other than Teesta

Live Correspondent: BNP has warned that the country’s people will not accept any deal during the Prime Minister’s upcoming India tour except the one on Teesta water sharing. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has to make her discussion agenda public during the India visit. “We’ve seen in... details

Unity must for democracy: Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has urged their party leaders and activists to unite putting aside all divisions and conflicts to restore the democratic right of the people. “There’s no alternative to waging a movement to realize people’s democratic rights. All the political parties and organisations must unite and forge a national unity,” the senior BNP leader said... details

‘AL will accept people’s mandate in JS poll’

Live Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said that AL will accept people’s mandate even if it is defeated in the upcoming parliamentary election to be held in January, 2019. “Sheikh Hasina will not influence voters even if she is defeated in the next general election. She does not hold the primitive mentality to hold on to power forcibly,” Quader said... details

‘Military deal with India betrayal to Bangladesh’

Live Correspondent: BNP on Friday said that a security or military deal with India will be betrayal to Bangladesh and its people. “There have been newspaper reports that India is luring Bangladesh in with words of Teesta deal and instead will try to sign the India-Bangladesh military deal,” BNP senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed said in a press briefing held at the... details

Khaleda graft case: Order on petition Thursday

  Live Correspondent: The order on the petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, seeking further probe into Zia Orphanage Trust graft case will be given on Thursday. The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim set the date after concluding hearing on the petition on Wednesday. Advocate Abdur Razzaque Khan appeared for Khaleda Zia, while... details

‘Militancy problem remains under control’

Rajsha Live:  Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has categorically said the militancy problem in the country remained under control amidst people-police joint efforts. He termed the militant-attack on prison van in Gazipur and on police in Comilla as sporadic. "We are determined to free the country from the curse of militancy and terrorism," he further said while inaugurating the... details

BD for combating piracy, human trafficking in Indian Ocean Rim

Live Correspondent:  Bangladesh today urged the IORA member states to initiate appropriate action plan to combat maritime piracy, human and arms trafficking and unregulated fishing in Indian Ocean Rim as the global economic gravity is gradually shifting eastward and being largely focused around the region. "In the process, Indian Ocean has emerged to be critically important as a pipeline for... details

March 8 fixed for order on Khaleda’s court shift plea

  Cort Live: The High Court on Sunday fixed March 8 to pass order on a revision petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking its order on the trial court concerned to transfer the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against her to another court. The date was set by a bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim after concluding hearing arguments on the... details

BD becomes model for women empowerment: Meher Afroj

Live Correspondent: State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroj Chumki today said Bangladesh has become a model for women empowerment. "The country has achieved a significant progress in the field of women empowerment as they are advancing equally like their male counterparts," she told a human chain held in front of the Jatiya Press Club here. Department of Women Affairs... details

‘Time-befitting education must for development’

  Live Correspondent: Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today said time-befitting education is a must to ensure development in the country. He made the remarks while inaugurating a day-long carrier fair arranged by Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) and Chakuri.com in the city. Chairman of the university Professor Dr Shafiq Ahmed was also present at the... details

BD-India conducting survey for Ganges Barrage

Live Correspondent: Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud yesterday said Bangladesh-India joint technical committee is conducting survey for the construction of the Ganges Barrage. "After the completion of survey, a decision will be taken in this regard," he told newsman after inaugurating the construction of an embankment to save ancestral residence of Rabindranath Tagore at... details

Bangladesh Nationalist Party demands gas price reduction

Live Correspondent: Dhaka: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday urged the country’s people to get untied and put up a strong resistance against the government’s all ‘anti-state steps’. At a sit-in programme in the city, the party also demanded the government reduce gas prices instead of increasing that. “From this programme, we want to say the gas prices must be... details

women footballers ‘denied visas’

Sprots Live: Tibetan women’s football team has claimed that they have been denied United States visas to take part in a tournament in Texas. They say they were told they had “no good reason” to visit the US. Most of the players are Tibetan refugees living in India, and had applied at the US embassy in Delhi. US President Donald Trump has imposed a travel ban (now frozen) on... details