Postponed HSC exam rescheduled for June 8

April 10, 2014

Probe body formed
The HSC English second paper examination under Dhaka Board which was postponed on Wednesday night following alleged question paper leakage will be held on June 8.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid made the announcement at a press briefing at his ministry on Thursday, UNB reported. About the question Read more

Tampering with history to turn unpleasant for Khaleda, Tarique

April 10, 2014

Awami League publicity secretary Hasan Mahmud on Thursday said the consequence of sheer denial and tampering with the history of the country’s appearance would not be pleasant for the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman.
‘Both the mother and the son are manipulating (facts) Read more

HRW responds to ICT contempt notice

April 10, 2014

New York-based international human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, on Thursday submitted their reply to the notice issued by the International Crimes Tribunal – 1 for commenting on the trial of former Jamaat chief Ghulam Azam.
After the submission of the correspondence by Read more

Road march seeking Teesta water concludes today

April 10, 2014

The road march to Teesta barrage enters into the concluding day today as the marchers left Rangpur this morning for Doani Bazar in Dimla upazila.
A rally would be held at the barrage area neighborhood this afternoon.
The marchers brought out a procession in Rangpur Read more

Dhaka seeks int’l support on Rohingya issue

April 10, 2014

Bangladesh has sought cooperation of the international community for the implementation of its National Strategy to address the issue of undocumented Myanmar nationals living in Bangladesh, UNB reported. Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque, now in Geneva, made the request to the concerned international communities. The Foreign Secretary is currently Read more

Govt contemplates pay hike in kind

April 8, 2014

National Pay Commission chairman Farashuddin on Tuesday said they would put emphasis on other amenities rather than cash while writing recommendations on pay hike for the 1.2 million public servants. ‘We are considering so to check the price hike of the essentials,’ he told reporters after a meeting with finance minister AMA Muhith at the latter’s secretariat office. Read more

BNP demands reopening of Khaleda’s frozen bank accounts

April 8, 2014

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday demanded immediate reopening of all ‘unjustly’ and ‘unlawfully’ frozen bank accounts of the party chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The party bitterly criticized the indecent remarks by prime minister, ministers and ruling party leaders following a report published in a Read more

Road march for Teesta’s just share of water begins

April 8, 2014

The Democratic Left Alliance on Tuesday started its scheduled three-day Dhaka-Teesta Barrage road march to press the demand before India for proper share in the waters of the international river Teesta. The road march began through a rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club this morning. The DLA, a combine of eight left leaning parties is organizing the march also Read more

RU BCL postpones strike until Apr 29

April 8, 2014

Four days after enforcing an indefinite strike demanding punishment of the killers of BCL leader Rustam Ali Akand, Rajshahi University unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League on Tuesday postponed it until April 29. RU BCL unit general secretary Towhid Al Tuhin announced the decision at a press briefing on the campus, UNB reported. Towhid said the strike was Read more

ACC interrogates Mosharraf’s wife

April 8, 2014

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday interrogated Bilkis Akhter Hossain, wife of the BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain over her alleged involvement in laundering of about Tk 9.53 crore. The commission deputy director Ahsan Ali, also the investigation officer of the case interrogated Bilkis at the ACC head office from 10:00 am Read more

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