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Friday
20 January 2017

PM defends Rampal power plant as Al Gore raises question

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again strongly defended the construction of Rampal coal-fired power plant project in Bagerhat when former US vice-president Al Gore raised the issue in a plenary session of the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) here in Davos. The Prime Minister also invited Al Gore, an environmentalist, to vi...

PM urges int’l community for greater focus on food security

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the global community to put greater focus on agriculture and food security to minimize the risk of lives and livelihoods of farmers, fishers, artisans and women. "As we move to implement the Paris Agreement, there are areas global community, including the businesses, can step in, First, lives and l...

Put up a united resistance against terrorism: President

Calling upon all to put up a united resistance against terrorism, President Abdul Hamid on Thursday said terrorists have no religion. "We've to remember that terrorists have no religion. Terrorism is their identity. So, the world must be aware of them, and should be united against them," he said. The President was addressing the silver jubile...

Report dev activities of govt alongside criticism: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Thursday urged the journalists to increase surveillance in the government offices to ensure transparency and increase accountability of the administration. “Increase your surveillance on the government departments. Those serve people and those are engaged with development activities,” Inu said while exchan...

Injury forces 3 changes in Tigers lineup against Kiwis for 2nd Test

Bangladesh will face New Zealand in the 2nd Test without their regular captain Mushfiqur Rahim who will remain out of the ground for at least three weeks to recover from multiple injuries. Tamim Iqbal will lead the Tigers in the 2nd Test starting at 4 am at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Friday, confirmed Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday...

India win series with Yuvraj and Dhoni tons

Remember the time chasing was hard in ODIs? A second match of this series assumed heart-stopping proportions as a flat track, a fast outfield, short boundaries and batsmen with self-belief the size of a small planet came together. India put up 381, fuelled by a career-best 150 from Yuvraj Singh and a 10th hundred from MS Dhoni. But they only just c...

Missing Gaibandha leaders: 2 leaders found alive in Nilphamari

A Jubo League leader and a Bangladesh Chhatra League leader, who were allegedly abducted by a gang ten days ago, were found alive in Syedpur upazila in Nilphamari district and safely retuned home on Thursday. Family members of the duo -- Manowarul Hasan Jim, senior vice-president of Sadullapur upazila unit Jubo League and former chairman of Damo...

Zia’s 81st birth anniversary being observed

BNP and its associate bodies are celebrating the 81st birth anniversary of BNP’s founder Ziaur Rahman across the country on Thursday. Born on January 19, 1936 at Bagbari in Bogra, Ziaur Rahman founded BNP in 1978 and become the country’s 7th president. BNP has taken up elaborate programmes to observe the day. The programmes include hoisting o...

15 members of human trafficking syndicate held in city

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested 15 alleged members of an international human trafficking gang from different parts of the city on Wednesday night. Besides, the Rab-3 also rescued 10 people who were being trafficked to Malaysia illegally from Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday night, said Lt Col Khandaker Golam Sarwar, ...

Shibir activist held in Gaibandha over MP Liton murder

Police arrested an activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir from South Shibrampur village in Sundarganj upazila early Thursday in connection with the killing of Gaibandha-1 lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton. The arrestee was identified as Saidul Islam, a resident of the same village. Atiar Rahman, officer in-charge of Sundarganj Police Station, said a t...