Dhaka: 8:09 AM, Sat, 21 Jul, 2018

‘News over BB’s gold not authentic’

Special Correspondent: State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan claimed that the news published on different media about the gold in the Bangladesh Bank (BB) vaults were not authentic.

UGC chairman receives death threat

Staff Correspondent: University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan has received death threat through an unverified letter.

Govt. took all steps for conservation of Sundarbans: PM

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government has taken all necessary steps for conservation of the biodiversity of the Sundarbans and protect the Royal Bengal Tiger inhabiting in the long mangrove forests.

Cumilla case: Khaleda files petition seeking bail from HC

Staff Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed a bail petition with High Court (HC) in a case filed under Special Powers Act for vandalizing vehicles in Chouddagram upazila of Cumilla on February 3, 2015.

4 to die for killing mechanic Halim in N’ganj

Staff Correspondent, Narayanganj: A court in Narayanganj on Wednesday sentenced four people to death for killing an mechanic Abdul Halim, 34, in Fatullah of Narayanganj.

3 including abduction victim killed in cylinder explosion

Staff Correspondent, Narayanganj: Three members of a family were killed and four others, including three policemen, injured when the gas cylinder of a microbus exploded in Tangail town on Tuesday.

Call center launched for family planning advice

Staff Correspondent: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim has launched a call center to give free advice on family planning, mother and child health, adolescent health, emergency maternity service and stopping child marriage.

DU teachers announce protest programmes

Staff Correspondent:  Dhaka University teachers have announced programmes in protest against attack on teachers and students.

80 Navy men off to Lebanon to join UN peace mission

Staff Correspondent, Chattogram: The second team consisting of 80 members of Bangladesh Navy left Shah Amanat International Airport to join UN peacekeeping mission Banankan-9 (UNIFIL) in Lebanon.

'Committee working to bring back Bangabandhu killers'

Staff Correspondent: "A committee formed under the law minister is working to bring back the convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman hiding abroad," said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

PM opens electronic payment system of SSN allowances

Risingbd Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated the electronic payment system G2P (Government to Person) for disbursement of the allowances of Social Safety Net (SSN) programmes for marginalized people including elderly and physically challenged persons and widows.

Jhikargachha Upazila Chairman lands in jail

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court has sent Jhikargachha Upazila Parishad Chairman Sabira Sultana to jail for six years in a case filed for amassing Tk 1.78 crore illegally and concealing Tk 70.63 lakh in wealth statement.

Signal 3 to continue for maritime ports

Risingbd Desk: Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to continue hoisting local cautionary signal number three as the well marked low over coastal Odisha and adjoining Northwest bay moved northwestward and now is lying over Jharkhand of India and adjoining area.

Sagar-Runi murder: Probe report submission deferred again

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court has again deferred the investigation report submission date in the case filed over the sensational murders of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi.

Khaleda’s bail extended till July 24

Staff Correspondent: The bail for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is currently behind the bars in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, has been extended till July 24 in the Zia Charritable Trust corruption case.