Dhaka: 5:19 AM, Wed, 20 Feb, 2019

EVM to be used in last 3 phases

Staff Correspondent: Electronic voting machine (EVM) will be used in Sadar upazilas in last three phases of upazila elections.

Charge sheet submitted in Avijit murder case

Staff Correspondent: Police on Monday submitted a charge sheet to a Dhaka court in connection with the murder of US-based Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy.

Don’t make polls questionable: CEC to law enforcers

Staff Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has asked the law enforcing agencies not to make the upcoming elections of Dhaka North City Corporation and some wards of  South City Corporation questionable.

Grenade recovered from Paltan dustbin

Staff Correspondent: The law enforcers recovered an ARGES grenade and 55 rounds of bullets from city's Paltan. 

Akheri Munajat tomorrow morning

Staff Correspondent: The second phase of the Biswa Ijtema, now being held on the bank of the Turag River with the participation of the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi has been extended by another day as heavy rain disrupted the congregation on Sunday morning.

Bangladesh, UAE sign four MoUs

Secretariat Correspondent: Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday signed four memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to promote relations between the two countries in the areas of investment, business and power sector.

BB approves 3 more banks

Economic Correspondent: Bangladesh Bank (BB) has approved three more private commercial banks.

‘Govt plans for housing for third gender people’

Parliament Correspondent: The government has taken a plan to build housing for third gender people in 10 districts, said Social Welfare Minister Muruzzaman Ahmed.

‘MPO process to begin soon’

Desk Report: Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has said the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) process for the Non-government educational institutions will begin very soon as the government finalized a list of 2,000 institutions across the country.

AG for hearing on Jamaat’s appeal against scrapping registration

Staff Correspondent: Attorney General (AG) Mahbubey Alam said initiatives will be taken soon to start hearing the appeal of Jamaat-e-Islami against the High Court verdict that scrapped its registration as a political party.

'Richer nations’ will required to face climate change impacts'

Risingbd Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made a fervent call to richer nations “will” to negate the climate change impacts to protect the Mother Earth saying their determination alone appeared missing since the world by now have the rest of the resources.

No programme at central Shaheed Minar from Monday

Staff Correspondent: No programme will be allowed to arrange at the central Shaheed Minar from Monday (February 18) as part of the preparation for celebrating International Mother Language Day.

‘Assurance to cut plane fare on domestic route’

Secretariat Correspondent: State Minister Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministery Md Mahbub Ali has given assurance to decrease fare for government and non-government airlines flights on domestic routes.

Committee led by Shajahan formed to bring discipline on roads

Staff Correspondent: The government has formed a 15-member committee led by former Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan for preventing road accidents and bringing discipline in the transport sector.

‘Change should be made in education to remove corruption’

Staff Correspondent: Law Minister Anisul Huq said that only law is not enough to curb corruption. Change should be made in syllabus of the education system to remove corruption from the society.