Dhaka: 12:05 AM, Tue, 28 Jan, 2020

75 platoons of BGB to be deployed in city polls

A total of 75 platoons Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) would be deployed on election duty, to maintain law and order situation during the Dhaka city corporations’ polls on February 1. They will be on field four days before and after the polls.

Japan signed new grant aid for safe water

A signing ceremony of the Japanese Grant Aid “Economic and Social Development Programme” (JPY 500 million, about USD 4.5 million) was held at Economic Relations Division (ERD) of the Ministry of Finance on Monday.  

Three promoted to senior secretary rank

Three secretaries have been promoted to senior secretaries.

Special flight to take back Bangladeshis from china

An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan has already killed 80 people in China. The government decided to send special flights to take back Bangladeshis in China in this situation.

Launch social revolution against drug abuse: President

Putting emphasis on lunching a silent-social revolution against the drug abuse, President M Abdul Hamid today asked the students to launch a countrywide motivational campaign against abusive use of narcotics as he addressed the first convocation of Cumilla University (CoU).

DIFT to continue till February 4

The government has decided to extend the duration of Dhaka International Trade Fair, 2020 till February 4.

Level playing field in city polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda said that there is a level playing for the upcoming two city corporation elections. Nothing has happened yet outside of controls.

Govt declares Feb 1 public holiday in capital

The government has declared February 1 a public holiday in Dhaka city on the occasion of the two city corporation elections, in line with the directives issued by the Election Commission (EC).

HC rule seeks Tk25lakh compensation for pregnant woman

The High Court (HC) asked the authorities concerned to explain why it should not be directed to give Tk 25 lakh in compensation to the woman, who was forced to go under Caesarean section in a hospital in Noakhali.

Complaining to foreigners similar to electoral code violation

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said complaining to foreigners over trifling matters of election campaign is similar to violating electoral code of conducts.

HC rejects plea seeking cancellation of Tabith’s candidacy

The High Court has rejected a writ petition that seeks cancellation of BNP's Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Tabith Awal’s candidacy over the allegation of concealing wealth information in election affidavit.

SSC examinee killed in road accident

An SSC examinee was killed when a car of Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) hit him in Old Dhaka area of the capital on Monday noon.

PM instructs to bring back Bangladeshis from China

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given a directive to bring back Bangladeshi nationals who are now in coronavirus-stricken China and want to return.

HC refuses to hear writ for raising age limit in BCS

The High Court (HC) refused to hear a writ petition filed seeking a direction to increase the age limit for general students in terms of entry into government jobs through Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) to 32 years.


Death penalty of two persons upheld

The High Court has upheld a lower court order that gave death penalty to two persons for the murder of electrician Rubel in the old part of Dhaka city.