Dhaka: 5:43 AM, Wed, 20 Feb, 2019

Probe on BB reserve heist going on: Kamal

Desk Report: Finance Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal has said the investigation into the reserve heist from the Bangladesh Bank is going on and progress on the matter from time to time is being informed to the government.

2 major UAE firms keen to invest in Bangladesh

Desk Report: Two major UAE companies – Lulu Group International and NMC Group – on Tuesday expressed their keenness to invest in Bangladesh, particularly in the areas of healthcare, hotel, shopping mall and tourism.

‘License to be cancelled if risky chemical found’

Staff Correspondent: Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon has said that if any type of 29 risky chemicals was found at any shop or godown, it will be sealed immediately along with cancelling its license.

Committee being formed to review loan defaults

KMA Hasnath: The Finance Ministry is mulling to form a committee to set courses for recovering defaulted loans.

‘Multilateral diplomatic activities for Rohingya repatriation’

Secretariat Correspondent: State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has said that Bangladesh government is moving forward with multilateral diplomatic activities to repatriate Rohingyas to Maynmar safely.

HC orders withdrawal of 'Bangladesh Bank History' book

Staff Correspondent: The High Court ordered the authority concerned to withdraw the book of ‘Bangladesh Bank History’.

Media more free, says information minister

Staff Correspondent: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said media and journalists of Bangladesh are enjoying more freedom than any other countries in the world.

Trial of Shipping Department’s ex-chief engineer begins

Staff Correspondent:  Former Department of Shipping Chief Engineer Dr SM Nazmul Haque has been indicated in a graft case.

Upazila polls to be competitive: CEC

Staff Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said that the upazila polls will be competitive.

India-Pakistan crisis: Saudi aims to de-escalate tensions

International Desk: Saudi Arabia has said it will work to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan, ahead of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's arrival in Delhi.

Devotees seek divine blessings at Akheri Munajat

Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: Lakhs of Muslims sought world peace and divine blessings for mankind and the Muslim Ummah as the second phase of Biswa Ijtema concluded on Tuesday through the final supplication- Akheri Munajat.

Biswa Ijtema: Akheri Munajat today

Staff Correspondent: The five-day Biswas Ijtema is going to end today through Akheri Munajat following the extension of the congregation by a day due to inclement weather that disrupted the rituals of Indian preacher Maulana Saad followers.

12hr gas outage in capital including VIP areas today

Staff Correspondent: Gas supply in a vast area of the capital, that include important government establishments such as Bangabhaban, Gono Bhaban and Jatiya Sangsad, will remain suspended for 12 hours from this evening.

Oath taking ceremony of 49 women MPs Wednesday

Parliament Correspondent: 49 elected candidates for the parliamentary reserved seats exclusively for women will be sworn in tomorrow (Wednesday).

'Play responsible role abiding by journalistic ethics'

Risingbd Desk: President M Abdul Hamid on Monday asked mass media to play a responsible role by giving priority to the national interest.