Dhaka: 2:03 AM, Mon, 19 Feb, 2018

PM for multipurpose use of tea

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has suggested multipurpose use of tea apart from being just as a popular healthy drink saying, the government wants Bangladesh tea to go on across the world.

PM to visit Gazipur Monday

Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to visit Gazipur for attending to the 38th National Conference of Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defense Party (VDP) on Monday.

UK lifts ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka

Staff Correspondent: The United Kingdom has withdrawn its ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London following a significant progress made in meeting a number of important security conditions.

Aziz, Mahbub receive Bangladesh Bank Award

Economic Correspondent: Dr Azizur Rahman, Professor Emeritus of University of California, USA and Dr Mahbub Hossain (Posthumously), former executive director of BRAC, received the 'Bangladesh Bank Award-2017' in recognition of their contributions to economy.

Finance Minister among 3 receive Dr Ibharim gold medal

Staff Correspondent: Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith among three have been awarded the Dr Mohammad Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal 2018.

Death reference of Rupa murder case at HC

Staff Correspondent: The death reference of the case of college student Zakia Sultana Rupa murder after rape has reached High Court (HC).

Certified copy of Khaleda's verdict not issued till Sunday

Staff Correspondent: The certified copy of the verdict against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case was not issued on Sunday. It may be released on Monday, according to the court sources.

SSC question leak: No exam is being cancelled

Secretariat Correspondent: Though evidence was found over question paper leakage of the ongoing SSC and its equivalent examinations, no recommendation will be made for cancelling examinations already taken.

Bulu, Shawkat among 23 BNP leaders face arrest warrant

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court on Sunday issued an arrest warrant against 23 BNP men, including its joint secretary general Barkatullah Bulu, journalist leader Shawkat Mahmud, in a sabotage case filed with Ramna Police Station in 2015.

PM's press conference Monday

Secretariat Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on Monday about the outcome of her recent Italy tour.

Khaleda, others asked to appear before court

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court has asked all accused including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on March 25 in a case filed in connection with Barapukuria coalmine corruption case.

Ex-MP Mohammad Yusuf passes away

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Mohammad Yusuf, former Member of Parliament (MP) has passed away at the age of 69.

Proshanto Kumar Biswas made ICT registrar

Staff Correspondent: Proshanto Kumar Biswas, judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal of Habiganj, has been appointed as the registrar of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT).

Amendment of Children Act sent to cabinet

Staff Correspondent: The Social Welfare Ministry told the High Court (HC) that a draft on the amendment of the Children Act enacted in 2013 was sent to the cabinet for its final approval.

'Terrorist' killed in city gunfight

Staff Correspondent: An alleged terrorist was killed in a gunfight with detectives in Badda area of the capital early Sunday.