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PM to open Hajj activities tomorrow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate Hajj activities-2024 at Ashkona Hajj Camp in the city tomorrow. "The premier will inaugurate Hajj activities-2024 (Hijri 1445) and exchange greetings with the (Hajj) pilgrims through a function at Ashkona Hajj Camp in the city’s Uttara at 11am tomorrow," Prime Minister's Office sources said. This year's hajj flight carrying Bangladeshi pilgrims is scheduled to start from Thursday (May 9). The first hajj flight--BG-3301 is scheduled to leave Ha...

Steps to be taken to stop unregistered news portals, Arafat tells JS

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Arafat today told the Jatiya Sangsad that steps would be taken to close all unregistered online news portals. The ministry will send to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) the total list of all online portals which are registered, under process for registration and applied for registration, asking it to stop operation of the unregistered portals and those which didn’t apply for registration at all, he said. The state minister said this responding to a supple...

Patuakhali Collectorate School and College gets new building

Bauphal Correspondent: The foundation stone for the construction of the new academic building - 'Academic Building-2' - was laid in the courtyard of Patuakhali Collectorate School and College at Bauphal uapzila in Patuakhali. Member of the Sub-Committee on Finance and Planning of the Bangladesh Awami League, and the Chairman of AVR Group Haseeb Alam Talukdar was present at the event. He transferred a check of 3 million Taka to Mr. Nur Kutubul Alam, the district administrator of Patuakhali.
Haseeb Alam said, Establishing a smart education system is extremely essential for the development of the future Smart Bangladesh.
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DNCC mayor stressed AI, coordinated efforts to ensure road

In collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Vital Strategies, organized the 2nd Road Safety Journalism Workshop on April 28, 2024, at the conference room, DNCC building (Nagar Bhavan) on the 6th floor. A total of 25 journalists from various national media outlets participated in this workshop. The Honorable Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, Mr. Atiqul Islam spoke at the closing session as the chief guest. In his speech, DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam highlighted the urgent need for action to reduce and prevent road crashes to ensure road safety in Dhaka city, as well as in Bangladesh. He stressed the importance of public awareness campaigns and enforcement of traffic laws to address the growing ch...

5 injured as robbers attack Rampal Power Plant

At least five people including one Anser and four security personnel received injuries as armed robbers attacked the Rampal Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant at Rampal area in Bagerhat last night. The injured were identified as Md Kamal Pasha, a Havildar of Khulna Anser Battalion, Akram, Sayedul Islam, Mintu Bairagi and Brozen Mondal, security personnel of Rampal Power Plant. Of the injured, Anser Habilder Kamal Pasha and Akram, a security guard was admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) while the remained security members have taken treatment from Rampal Upazila Health Complex.

Home boss vows stern action against bank robbers, arms snatchers

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today vowed for taking stern action against those who were involved in armed attack and bank robbery in Bandarban. “Bank robbery is not a small incident. Necessary measures will be taken as directed by the Prime Minister to strictly suppress the Kuki-chin menbers,” he told the journalists at his ministry office. Kamal said those who committed incidents like bank robbery, armed looting and kidnapping of Sonali Bank Manager at Ruma and Thanchi upazilas of Bandarban, will be ensured exemplary punishment. “We will ensure exemplary punishment. We will identify whoever behind the cause of this incident and take action."