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Muhith for providing NID to all

Live Correspondent: Finance Minister AMA Muhith today underscored the need for providing the National Identity (NID) cards to all people in the country for their inclusion in the database and reaching them relevant services within a short time. "The government has provided NID to 12 crore people in the country. We will have to take an initiative to include the rest four crore," he told the... details

People not want to see BNP in power: Hanif

Live Correspondent: Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif today said the country's people do not want to see any corrupted government, led by BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, in power. "People of the country will prove in the next general election that they do not want any corrupted government, led by Begum Zia," he said while speaking the inaugural session of a... details

Killing people not permitted in Islam: land minister

Live Correspondent: Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif today said Islam does not permit killing and burning people. "Being the religion of peace, Islam cannot support killing people by attacking mosques," he said, speaking as the chief guest at the annual waz mahfil at Thaha Islamia Fazil Madrasha under Shibpur union of Atguaria upazilla in the district. Sharif said the country was... details

No govt. role over HC order on DNCC polls: Quader

Live Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the government has no role regarding the court's stay order on the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-polls. "Awami League doesn't believe in dirty politics...The government has no role over the stay order regarding the DNCC by-polls," he said at a press conference... details

No ambiguity in constitution with polls-time govt: Inu

Live Correspondent: Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu yesterday said there is no ambiguity in the constitution with the election-time government, saying that the polls-time government, the Election Commission and their jurisdiction all are crystal clear. "There is no crisis regarding political, constitutional or election in the country. There is no constitutional legal step to squeeze... details

Dhaka City election: DU teacher nominated for AL

Live Correspondent: Dhaka University teacher Zobayer Alam wants to be mayor in the by-election of Dhaka North City Corporation. He wants to take part in the elections by becoming Awami League candidate. The teacher of DU Biology department collected the nomination papers from the political office of Awami League president Dhanmondi on Saturday afternoon. He is serving as a publisher and... details

BNP to finalise DNCC mayor candidate

Correspondent Live: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has called the party's standing committee meeting tonight to finalise the mayor candidate for the by-polls of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC). The meeting will be held at 8:30pm tonight at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office in Dhaka, Syrul Kabir Khan, an official of Khaleda's press wing, told The Daily Star. The Election... details

AL to be voted to power again: Tofail

Live Correspondent: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said people will give their votes to Awami League again in the upcoming general election to continue the country's development. "The government is sincerely working for the country's development," he said while addressing a blanket distribution programme through a teleconference from the capital. The blanket distribution... details

Jabbar assures BTRC of cooperating

Live Correspondent: Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar today assured the telecom regulator of extending his full cooperation regarding any decision for the development of the sector. The newly appointed minister made the assurance during his maiden visit to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). "I came here not to make... details

Next elections will be impartial: Quader

Live Correspondent: Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader assured BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir that the next general election will be impartial and there is no reason of fear regarding the polls. "In future, elections will be held as impartial and peaceful like Rangpur City Corporation and the government will not... details

14 more cases against Khaleda transferred

Live Correspondent: The hearing of 14 more cases against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will be held at makeshift court in the capital’s Bakshibazar area. Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on Monday issued a gazette in this regard. Signed by joint secretary Bikash Kumar Saha, the gazette said the government is declaring the building constructed on the field... details

Tarana joins as state minister of Information Ministry

Live Correspondet: Advocate Tarana Halim today assumed charge of her new portfolio as the state minister for Information Ministry saying she took the charge as a challenge but pledged to accomplish her task with utmost sincerity and honesty. "Time is limited but challenges are many. . . I will work with utmost sincerity and honesty with Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu," she told a... details

Quader asks BCL to hold council in March

Live Correspondent: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today asked the leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of Awami League, to take necessary preparations for holding the next council in March this year. He made the suggestion while addressing a rally marking the BCL's 70th founding anniversary at Aparajeyo Bangla on the Dhaka University campus with its... details