Dhaka: 6:59 PM, Wed, 22 May, 2019

PM directs probe into paddy field fire incident

Senior Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the concerned ministry to conduct an investigation into the fire incident at paddy field.

ACC’s surprise drive at Kamalapur

Staff Correspondent: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) conducted a surprise drive at Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday to check irregularities in the sales of advance train tickets ahead of Eid-ul-Fit.

Export-import halted thru' Bhomra port

Satkhira Correspondent: Export-import through Satkhira’s Bhomra land port remained suspended from Tuesday morning after workers in India’s Ghojadanga went on a strike.

PM to inaugurate Konabari, Chandra flyovers

Secretariat Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate two flyovers at Konabari and Chandra in Gazipur on May 25.

High Court cautions Green Line

Staff Correspondent:  The High Court has expressed anger to Green Line Paribahan authorities for not implementing its order over compensating Russel Sarkar who lost his left leg after a bus of the paribahan ran over him in April last year.

BB releases new notes ahead of Eid

Economic Correspondent: Bangladesh Bank (BB) released new notes in the market from Thursday ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

PDB sets new record of power generation

Secretariat Correspondent: Bangladesh has touched a new high in electricity generation.

Poet Helal Hafiz hospitalized

Staff Correspondent: Noted poet Helal Hafiz has been admitted to Labaid Specialized Hospital in Dhaka.

Advance Eid train ticket sale begins

Staff Correspondent:  Bangladesh Railway began selling advance train tickets on Wednesday morning on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

PM vows to continue drives against terrorism, graft

Risingbd Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the drives against terrorism, militancy, corruption and drug will continue, reiterating her government’s firm stance against these social menaces as she hosted an iftar for professionals and civil society figures.

Illegal wealth: Charge sheet against Nur Hossain’s wife

Staff Correspondent: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has approved a charge sheet against death row convict Nur Hossain’s wife Roma Hossain in case filed for amassing illegal wealth of Tk 5 crore.  

‘Bangladesh didn’t stop visas to Pakistani nationals’

Secretariat Correspondent: Foreign Minister Abdul Momen opined, the media reported that Bangladesh stopped issuing visas to Pakistanis which is wrong.

SC explains its instruction to media

Staff Correspondent: The Supreme Court authorities on Tuesday issued a new notice to explain its earlier notification regarding media report on ongoing cases at the court.

Paddy procurement begins in Jhalakathi

Jhalakathi Correspondent: The government started paddy procurement directly from the farmers in Jhalakathi aiming to ensure fair prices of the staple food.

NEC approves Tk 202,721cr ADP for 2019-20 FY

Staff Correspondent: National Economic Council (NEC) approved an annual development programme (ADP) worth Tk 202,721 crore for 2019-20.