Role of accreditation board significant to promote standardization: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said role of Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) is important to promote standardization by enhancing capacity of services providing organizations and individuals.

Dhaka visit good for relationship: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was certain that his visit to Dhaka would be beneficial for the people of both the nations and in the larger good of the South Asian neighbourhood.

Prime Minister slams migrants, calls for trafficking crackdown

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday slammed the country's economic migrants, many of whom are stranded in dire conditions at sea, calling them "mentally sick" and accusing them of hurting the country's image.

10 citizens get ‘Ansarullah death threats’

A radical Islamist group, believed to be Ansarullah Bangla Team, has threatened to kill 10 eminent citizens of the country including ruling party leaders, academicians and secular activists terming them atheists and anti-Islam.

CCTV camera only a showpiece

After being installed in November 2009, most of the cameras started malfunctioning, especially during night time when light was low, and the command centre set up on the Abdul Gani Road in the city stopped receiving footage from these cameras.

BR’s drives to reclaim its lost lands probe futile

Drives by Bangladesh Railway (BR) against illegal occupation of its lands are proving ineffective as 4,391.39 acres of its lands still remain under occupation, according to latest statistics.

‘Joy Bangla’ is a slogan for all: Joy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said “Joy Bangla” is not only the slogan of the Awami League, it is the slogan of our Liberation War, it is the slogan of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh seeks access to Thai camp survivor

Bangladesh today sought urgent access to its national in Thailand who was rescued from a mass grave, believed to be of trafficking victims, there.

BRTC leaves 32 inter dist routes to pvt operators

State run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation has been facing obstructions from private bus operators in opening and continuing its bus service on inter-district routes, said officials.

US-Bangladesh partnership talks begin

The fourth US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue began this morning in Dhaka with the meeting of its working group.

Nasir Uddin: New mayor of Chittagong

Awami League backed mayoral candidate AJM Nasir Uddin has won in the Chittagong City Corporation elections, which BNP boycotted alleging vote rigging. Unofficial results from all 719 polling centers showed that the ruling party backed Nasir bagged 4,75,361 votes.

Voters in dilemma regarding security issues

A fear of violence threatens to keep voters away from the ballot box today, as six million voters in the country’s two major cities – comprising three city corporations – get ready to cast their votes. The question of voter turn-out, especially in the early hours of polling, is critically important to the two major political parties.

Government has no clear data on Rana Plaza victims

It was government’s responsibility to prepare statistics over the victims that how many workers were injured, how many were dead and how many remained unidentified.

Gold smuggling up as airports lag behind in surveillance equipment

The country’s three international airports have turned into easy transit routes for illegal gold consignments to India from the outside world as the airports lag behind in surveillance equipment.

Rural road network project being implemented in Rajshahi region

A rural road network project is being implemented aimed at removing physical bottlenecks for improving rural accessibility, upgrading quality and enhancing sustainability of rural transport and market services in the project area.

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