Dhaka: 6:54 AM, Tue, 25 Apr, 2017

Ashraf Siddiquee PM's new APS

Secretariat Correspondent: Ashraf Siddiquee Bitu, director of Centre for Research and Information (CRI) of Awami League research wing, has been appointed as Prime Minister's Assistant Press Secretary (APS), according to a notification.

Hajj package announced

Economic Correspondent: The government has announced Hajj packages for overall expenditure under government and private management.

PM for accelerating relief operation in haor areas

Secretariat Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry and authorities concerned to further speed up the relief and other related operations in the haor areas affected by recent flashfloods with an aim to mitigate the sufferings of people.

Selima Rahman secures bail in 22 cases

Staff Correspondent: BNP vice-chairman Selima Rahman secured bail in 22 separate cases filed against her with different police stations in the capital on the charge of carrying out sabotage in 2015.

Inland water transport services resume

Staff Correspondent: Water vessels have resumed their services as Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) on Monday morning withdrew its embargo on the waterways in the wake of improving weather conditions.

Pakna, Shonir haors flooded as dam breaks

Sylhet Correspondent: Another area in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj inundated after dam breaks at different points on the embankment of Paknar Haor.

Probe report on May 17 in Garo girl rape case

Staff Correspondent: A court in Dhaka has fixed May 17 for submitting the investigation report in a case filed over raping a Garo girl at Dhaka’s Uttar Badda.

Signal 3 issued for maritime ports: Met office

Staff Correspondent: Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three as steep pressure gradient still lies over the North Bay, said a Met office press release on Monday morning.

Selima Rahman surrenders to court

Staff Correspondent: BNP vice chairman Selima Rahman has surrendered to two courts in Dhaka in 23 cases filed against her with different police stations in the capital on the charge of sabotage.

BIWTA shuts down all water transport services

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) on Monday has ordered a halt to all inland water transport services across the country due to bad weather.

Raudha Athif's body exhumed for fresh autopsy

Staff Correspondent: The body of Maldivian student Raudha Athif has been exhumed for a second post-mortem examination on Monday morning.

BCL activities suspended in B'Baria

Brahmanbaria Correspondent: All type of political activities of Brahmanbaria district Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was suspended following a clash.

4 years after Rana Plaza disaster: No case disposed of yet

Staff Correspondent: Four years have elapsed since the Rana Plaza building collapse, but there is no progress in the trial proceedings in the cases filed over the tragedy.

285 colleges selected for nationalisation

Staff Correspondent: The government has initiated a move to nationalise 285 private colleges across the country.

Holy Lailatul Meraj tomorrow

Staff Correspondent: The holy Lailatul Meraj will be observed across the country with due respect and religious fervour on the night of April 24 (Monday).