Dhaka: 3:33 AM, Mon, 20 Jan, 2020

President for ensuring professionalism in mass media

President M Abdul Hamid today asked Bangladesh Press Council to play an active role to ensure discipline and professionalism in mass media as a delegation of it paid a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban here this evening.

‘Police not arresting someone without warrant’

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that police are not arresting people without warrant. They are arresting the accused warrant issued against them by court.

FMCH curtain scam: HC grants bail to 3 doctors

The High Court granted bail to the three doctors in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Bangladesh regarding the infamous curtain scam at Faridpur Medical College and Hospital (FMCH).

PM asks authorities to expand number of fast track projects

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said more development initiatives alongside the existing 10 mega ones should be incorporated as fast track projects as she chaired a meeting to review their work progress.

Country moving forward as AL in power: PM

Prime Minister has said Bangladesh is moving forward as Awami League (AL) government in its power.

Book Fair deferred by 1 day

Ekushey Book Fair-2020 has been deferred by one day due to the city corporation elections slated for February 1.   

SC stays illegal order on OSD for more than 150 days

The Chamber court of the Appellate Division on Sunday stayed a High Court (HC) order that declared illegal of appointing civil servants as Officers on Special Duty (OSD) for more than 150 days without assigning any duty.

Don’t arrest Prothom Alo editor among 6, bail hearing Monday

The High Court has fixed Monday for the anticipatory bail hearing of six people including Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman and Deputy Editor Anisul Hoque.

Why child rapists shouldn’t be hanged, HC issues rule

The High Court (HC) has issued a rule asking the authority concern as to why child rapists should not be awarded to death sentence.

e-passport from Wednesday

Distribution of the e-passport (electronic passport) will start from January 22 as the authorities have completed preparation and formalities in this regard.

CAA is India’s internal matter but not necessary: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she did not understand the purpose of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in India that aims to offer citizenship to non-Muslim minorities that have faced persecution in Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries.

Form committee to provide anti-rape device: HC

The High Court (HC) has directed the authorities concerned to form a specialized committee to provide anti-rape device to women with an aim to prevent sexual abuse.

Prothom Alo editor among 5 seeks anticipatory bail

Prothom Alo Editor and Publisher Matiur Rahman, Kishor Alo Editor Anisul Hoque and three others filed a petition with the High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a case filed over the death of Naimul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model School and College.

Devotees seek divine blessings at Akheri Munajat

Lakhs of Muslims sought world peace and divine blessings for mankind and the Muslim Ummah as the second phase of 55th Biswa Ijtema concluded on Sunday through the final supplication- Akheri Munajat.

Akheri Munajat begins

The Akheri Munajat (final prayers) of the second phase of three-day 55th Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest congregations of Muslims, began at the Ijtema ground at 11.49am.