• Women’s issues transported into artworks
  • ISI money to BNP leader
  • A pointer to incumbents’ apathy to child rights
  • Confrontational politics, desperate citizens and the urgency of now
  • CU reopens after long holidays
  • Only 56pc loan disbursed in first 8 months
  • Blasts hit Syria ahead of UN missions
  • BERC holds public hearing on power price hike today
  • Tarique, Babar, 28 others indicted
  • Law hails ‘Team Bangladesh’
  • Meena Borua to present her anthology
  • Will Akhilesh emerge from his father’s shadow?
  • Printers on hunger strike
  • CITF cut short to vacate venue for AL ‘grand’ rally
  • 55 dead in gunfights, air strikes in Pakistan
  • Heated exchanges as BNP returns to JS
  • Double ton crossed in Kohli’s mind for once
  • Death on the river Meghna
  • HC asks govt to report on its steps to stop their harassment
  • Univ’s vision in question as founder criticised
  • Children painting competition held
  • Tk 5,500cr JV investment on hold
  • Watson hails game-changer Doherty
  • Pep surrenders despite Messi’s 150th strike

BERC holds public hearing on power price hike today

The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission holds a public hearing today on a proposal of the Bangladesh Power Development Board to increase the bulk rate of electricity by 11 per cent at which the power board... Full story

HC asks govt to report on its steps to stop their harassment

The High Court on Sunday directed the government to submit a report as soon as possible on what steps it had taken to stop discrimination of the students with disabilities at the educational institutions. Full story

Teacher sued for corporal punishment

A schoolteacher of Debhata upazila in Satkhira was sued on Saturday for beating up a Class II student and his mother. The student’s mother Sonia Khatun filed the case with the Debhata police against Abdul Hannan Babul, 40, an assistant... Full story

Both EVM, ballot papers in next polls likely: Zabed Ali

Election commissioner Md Zabed Ali said on Sunday that the commission might use the controversial electronic voting machines in some polling stations in the next general elections to be held in less than two years. Full story

FAO to help boost farm, aquaculture output

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations will provide assistance for Bangladesh to increase agriculture and aquaculture production, the new FAO director general said in Dhaka on Sunday. Full story

No EC decision yet on EVM, minister tells JS

The Election Commission is yet to finalise use of electronic voting machines in the next parliamentary polls although test-run of the machine in local elections was successful, the minister in charge of Election... Full story

Rail to introduce credit, debit cards option for tickets

Bangladesh Railway is set to introduce credit and debit cards option for those buying train tickets through the Internet. ‘Using the Net passengers will be able to book or purchase railway tickets with credit and debit cards,’ railways... Full story

5th WIEF Roundtable opens today in city

Dhaka will host the two-day 5th World Islamic Economic Forum Roundtable with focus on private sector and Islamic microfinance which opens in the capital today. Full story

Plan to upgrade tourism institute

Civil aviation and tourism minister Faruk Khan on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to take steps to turn the National Hotel and Tourism Training Institute into a world standard higher educational centre. Full story

Transport workers, leaders hold half-day strike in Khagrachhari

Khagrachhari-Panchhari road had barely any traffic from morning till afternoon as a strike was enforced by local organisations on Sunday. The strike, scheduled for dawn to dusk, was called off at 2:00pm, following a negotiation between the striker... Full story

PM for strict execution of building code

The prime minister has underscored the need to raise public awareness about pre- and post-disaster situation and constructing buildings by strictly following the building code to minimise casualties during disasters, earthquakes in particular. Full story

11th SAARC Trade Fair begins in Dhaka Mar 30

Bangladesh will host the three-day 11th SAARC Trade Fair and Tourism Mart’ 2012 beginning March 30 in the capital aiming to boost regional cooperation in trade, tourism and culture. Full story

Indian air chief due on Monday

Indian Air Force chief NAK Browne is expected to arrive in Bangladesh on Monday ‘aiming to expand defence cooperation’ between New Delhi and Dhaka. He will hold talks with political leadership and the top military brass during his four day visit, a PTI report says. Full story

Masum Chowdhury dies

Former ambassador Masum Ahmed Chowdhury died at Suburban Hospital in Maryland, USA, on Saturday evening in local time. He was 69. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Full story

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