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Salman F Rahman appointed PM’s adviser

09:30 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Salman Fazlur Rahman has been appointed as the private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister.

Bangladesh’s role in UN Peacekeeping lauded

09:01 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Bangladesh’s role in the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping was appreciated at a conference at The Hague in the Netherlands today.

AL to join UZ polls without alliance: Quader

08:26 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said AL will take part in the upcoming upazila parishad election under party banner, not as part of an alliance. “We never took part in upazila parishad polls as part of an alliance and would not do so this time too.

India’s Manu Sawhney named new ICC chief

07:40 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

The International Cricket Council on Tuesday named Manu Sawhney its new chief executive officer to replace David Richardson, who will step down after the World Cup in July.

Joy reappointed PM’s ICT adviser

06:54 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been reappointed as PM’s part-time and honorary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adviser. A circular has been issued in this regard today that said the Prime Minister appointed Sajeeb Wazed Joy as her adviser under 3 (B) (1) of the Rules of Business, 1996...

Khulna bag first victory in BPL 6

05:20 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Khulna Titans have got the much-anticipated victory in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as they defeated Rajshahi Kings by 25 runs in the second phase of the tournament at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

5 killed as microbus fell into ditch in B’baria

04:34 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Five people have been killed as a microbus fell into the ditch at Birpasha area in Bijoynagar upazila of Brahmanbaria district on Wednesday. The accident took place at 2:30pm.

Khulna opt to bat first

03:25 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Khulna Titans skipper Mahmudullah Riyad won the toss and elected to bat first against Rajshahi Kings at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Irregularities in 47 out of 50 seats during polls: TIB

03:01 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has found irregularities in 47 seats after surveying 50 seats during the 11th parliamentary elections held on December 30 last year. Shahjada M Akram, senior programme manager (research and policy) of TIB on Tuesday revealed the findings at a press conference held at TIB office in Dhanmandi...

Nawshaba gets permanent bail

01:37 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

A Dhaka court has granted a permanent bail to actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act for allegedly spreading rumours on social media during the student movement for safe roads...

Woman, who entered Sabarimala hit by mother-in-law, in hospital

01:19 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

One of the two women who walked into Kerala's Sabarimala earlier this month and became the first to defy the temple's ban on women of menstrual age - or between 10 and 50 - is in hospital after being attacked allegedly by her mother-in-law, say sources...

China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

12:10 PM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death after a court convicted him of drug smuggling on Monday, a move likely to further inflame tensions between Ottawa and Beijing...

AL begins sale of nomination forms for reserved seats

11:29 AM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Awami League (AL) has begun to sell nomination forms for aspirants to its 43 reserved seats (women) in the 11th Jatiya Sangsad. The party’s general secretary and also the road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the selling programme at AL president’s Dhanmondi political office in the city on Tuesday at 10am...

Canada issues China travel alert as tensions escalate

10:55 AM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Canada has warned its citizens of the risk of "arbitrary enforcement" of local laws in China after a Canadian man convicted of drug trafficking was suddenly retried and sentenced to death, and Beijing denied another detained Canadian diplomatic immunity...

Labour MP Tulip delays birth to vote on Brexit

09:22 AM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

A Labour MP has delayed giving birth in order to vote on the prime minister's Brexit deal, reigniting the debate over proxy voting in Parliament...

Manobkantha acting editor Abu Bakar dies

09:10 AM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

The acting editor of Daily Manobkantha Abu Bakar Chowdhury died of a heart stroke early Tuesday. He was 55...

Google Doodle celebrates Anglo-Indian author Sake Dean Mahomed

08:35 AM, 15 Jan 2019 Tuesday

Sake Dean Mahomed was an entrepreneur and surgeon who helped break down cultural barriers between India and England...

PM reappoints five advisers

09:20 PM, 14 Jan 2019 Monday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reappointed her five advisers in the new government. The Cabinet Division published a gazette dated January 13 in this regard. The advisers are- HT Imam for Political Affairs, Dr Mashiur Rahman for Economic Affairs, Dr Gowher Rizvi for International Affairs, Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs...

Rohingya is serious issue, it will get priority: Momen

08:50 PM, 14 Jan 2019 Monday

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today termed the Rohingya crisis as a serious issue and said he set it as a priority to resolve the problem in his new assignment. “It’s a serious issue. It will remain as a priority issue,” he said while exchanging views with journalists at his office.

Polls schedule for women reserved seats on Feb 17

07:52 PM, 14 Jan 2019 Monday

Election schedule for women reserved seats in 11th Jatiya Sangsad will be announced on February 17. Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed came up with the disclosure while briefing reporters at the Nirbachan Bhaban at Agargaon in Dhaka today.