Dhaka: 2:28 PM, Sat, 21 Jan, 2017

Quick execution of verdict required

A court in Narayanganj on Monday delivered its verdict in the sensational seven-murder case. The court of Narayanganj District Sessions Judge sentenced 26 people to death and nine other for seven to 17 years’ of imprisonment among the 35 accused.

Let Boro season fill with crops

Bengali month Magh is the appropriate month for Boro cultivation. Farmers are passing their busy time in producing paddy.

Achievements many, expectations too many

Ruling Awami League came to power for two consecutive periods after the general election held on January 5, 2014.

Textbooks must be flawless and standard

Students of primary and high schools have got new textbooks free of cost at their hands at the start of the new year. The Education Ministry has been implementing the initiatives taken by it for last few years.

Earthquake: Proper preparation needed to avoid disaster

The entire country including the capital Dhaka was again jolted by an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale on January 3. The earthquake was felt around 3:09pm in the country.

Let New Year bring prosperity for all

January 1, 2017. It is the first day of the New Year. We mostly follow the Gregorian calendar in our daily life although Bangla is our mother tongue.

More cricketers like Mustafijur needed

Bangladesh bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman stunned the cricket world showing his intelligence.

Sacrifice should be everyone’s motto

Jesus Christ preached love, solidarity, brotherhood and harmony. He showed the people the true way of salvation. Although most Christians celebrate December 25 as the birthday of Jesus Christ, few in the first two Christian centuries claimed any knowledge of the exact day or year in which he was born.

Let NCC polls be held in festive mood

Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) election is scheduled to be held on December 22. All types of meetings, processions and rallies have been banned in the polling area from today midnight to Saturday midnight (December 24).

Glorious Victory Day today

December 16 is glorious Victory Day. The day is the great joyful day for the entire Bengali nation. The day is celebrated across the country to mark the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent, sovereign country in 1971.

Rich tributes to martyred intellectuals

Today is December 14. Martyred Intellectuals Day. The biggest mourning day for the nation of Bengali. This day in 1971, at the fag-end of the War of Liberation, the Pakistan army in collusion with their quislings the para-military force, Al-Badr, picked up and killed the cream of Bangladesh`s intelligentsia.

We should follow teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Today is 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hizri calendar. On this day in 570 AD, Great Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was born in Makkah in Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind.

Youths should be careful about militants

Several youths have gone missing again in the city. According to news report, six youths have gone missing in eight days. General diaries have been filed with the concerned police stations in this connection.

This anarchy should be stopped

It seems that it is not possible to stop anarchy in the movement of CNG-run auto-rickshaws. There is no discipline in paying fare for auto-rickshaws and taxicabs ply on city streets.

Sending more troops to UN will brighten Bangladesh image

The United Nations has recently requested the Bangladesh government to contribute with an infantry battalion for maintaining peace in the newly-born African country.

Abbas warns of counter action

Senior Correspondent: Demanding a neutral Election Commission (EC) for the next general election, BNP leader Mirza Abbas has warned of a counter action if the government fails to meet the demand.

AR Rahman to go on a day-long fast

Entertainment Desk: Oscar winning music director AR Rahman has announced that he will observe a day-long fast on Friday, along with members of the Nadigar Sangam -- the South Indian Artistes Association -- to express solidarity with people protesting against the ban on Jallikattu.