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PM warns poll aspirants of inner-feud

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today warned all aspirants of her party in the next general election of the consequences of carrying out propaganda against each other while seeking nomination, saying such bad practice would disqualify them to get party ticket. Urging her party men to abandon mud sliding against the sitting parliament members or any rival candidate... details

AL’s 69th founding anniversary

Live Correspondent: Bangladesh Awami League (AL), one of the country’s oldest political parties, will celebrate its 69th founding anniversary tomorrow amid holding different programmes. Founded on this day in 1949, Awami League has been transformed into a mass organisation of the people of the country by leading all the democratic-political-social-cultural movements including the... details

RCC election posters to be removed

Live Correspondent: All the election campaign related posters, banners and festoons in the city will be removed by tomorrow. The decision was taken at a high level meeting relating to the forthcoming election of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) held at the office of Divisional Commissioner here today. Chaired by Divisional Commissioner Nur-Ur-Rahman, the meeting was attended, among... details

EC takes massive preparation

  Live Correspondent: The Election Commission (EC) has taken massive preparation to hold the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls in a free, fair and peaceful manner. Candidates began formal campaign for the election from June 18 (Monday) as voting will be held on June 26. Ahead of the polls, the returning officer’s office at Shaheed Bangataz Auditorium is seen very busy... details

AL Nomination Board meeting

Live Correspondent: A meeting of the Awami League (AL) Parliamentary Nomination Board and Local Government Nomination Board will be held at Ganabhaban, the official residence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on June 22. President of AL Parliamentary Nomination Board and Local Government Nomination Board Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting at 5 pm. AL General Secretary and Road... details

Quader greets Bangladesh women cricket team

Live Correspondent: Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today congratulated Bangladesh women cricket team for clinching maiden T20 Asia Cup title. Bangladesh romped to a three-wicket win over India in the T20 Asia Cup final at the Kinara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur today. In a message, Quader greeted all the players, coach and... details

“Govt taken initiative to rehabilitate beggars”

Live Correspondent: State Minister for Textile and Jute, Mirza Azam today said the government has launched an initiative to rehabilitate beggars aiming to eliminate begging across the country. “Begging should be stopped and the beggars should be rehabilitated,” he said while speaking as chief guest at a meeting on the collectorate building premises in the town. Azam said... details

“Targets in proposed budget for FY19 achievable”

Live Correspondent: Terming the proposed national budget for the next fiscal year (FY19) as implementable, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith today said that whatever targets they have set in the proposed budget would be achievable. “Whenever we place a budget, then we definitely place it after a thorough thought that it will be implementable. This budget will be... details

Muhith for introducing universal person

Live Correspondent: Finance Minster AMA Muhith today said the government wants to introduce a universal pension scheme for all working people engaged in private sector to cascade down the benefits of economic growth to everyone and cut down social discrimination. Outlining the pension scheme in the budget speech, the Finance Minister said under the proposed arrangement, an... details

“Govt working to make country hunger free”

Live Correspondent: Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury today said the government is working to build a hunger-free country by 2030. “We are taking various effective steps to achieve SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) by 2030,” she told a seminar titled “Agriculture, Nutrition and Gender Linkages (ANGeL) Results Dissemination” at the Krishibid Institute,... details

Khaleda Zia denied bail in Narail case

Live Correspondent: A court in Narail on Tuesday denied bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over her ‘derogatory remarks’ about the number of 1971 Liberation War martyrs. Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad of District and Sessions Judge Court passed the order after hearing the bail petition. Earlier on May 30, the court set the date on Tuesday following the petition filed... details

904 more buses to transport passengers as Eid

Live Correspondent: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) would transport homebound passengers with its 904 buses as part of the special service during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr across the country. “The BRTC would keep 54 buses for emergency service during the Eid holiday, as the government is working to give... details

JCD Organized a Protest Rally at JnU

JnU Live: Jagannath University Jatiyatabadi Chatra Dal (JCD) has organized protest rally to demand the release of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia. Saturday noon at Rai Sahab Bazar crossing of Old Dhaka, the Nayabazar intersection ended with a brief rally. JCD President of JnU branch Rafiqul Islam Rafiq said on one hand, the top leaders of the country are being released safely from jail... details