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PM distributes Begum Rokeya Padak

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday handed over the Begum Rokeya Padak to five persons for their outstanding contributions to the society and women empowerment in the country, Agencies report. This year the recipients are – Begum Selina Khalek, Professor Shamsun Nahar, Papri Basu, Begum Akhtar Jahan, and Dr Nurunnahar Faizunnesa (posthumously). The premier distributed the award at ...

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Stay alert against women repression: PM

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged all to remain alert against all forms of repression of women, saying that enacting laws is not enough to end this menace, Agencies report.   “We’ve enacted laws [but] only enacting laws are not enough. All – men and women – have to be aware so that no-one becomes victim of ...

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CCC Mayor Opens Chawkbazar Vegetable Mkt Bldg

WT24 Desk Chattogram City Corporation Mayor AJM Nasiruddin formally inaugurated new building of Chawkbazar Vegetable Market by unveiling the plaque on Monday . Built on 20 decimals of CCC land, the edifice will be 7-storeyed of which 3 storey structure has been compete. The Mayor asked the management to hand over allocated shops to tenants within 7 working days. “ ...

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Society can be known through its movies

PM Sheikh Hasina distributes National Film Awards WT24 Desk The National Film Awards-2017 and 2018 were distributed among the winners at a gala ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here on Sunday, Agencies report. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the awards, the highest recognition to the contribution of artistes in Bangladeshi films, at the BICC in afternoon. The ...

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Govt plans to introduce virtual court: PM

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government is thinking about introducing a virtual court in the country, UNB reports. Speaking at the National Judicial Conference-2019, she said it will reduce the risk and hassle to bring and take back notorious criminals from jail as there is a risk that they might be snatched midway. She also ...

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AL to choose leaders on merit

Qader’s remarks come hours after clashes between two factions of the party in Chattogram WT24 Desk Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has warned party leaders and activists that the days of assuming leadership roles in the party by flexing political muscle are over, Agencies report. His warning came hours after a brawl between two factions of the Awami League ...

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Democracy Day observed

WT24 Desk The Democracy Day was observed in the country on Friday marking the fall of autocratic ruler HM Ershad in 1990, Agencies report. On December 6, 1990, military dictator Ershad stepped down in the face of a mass upsurge and handed power over to a caretaker government ending his nine years of autocratic rule which began through grabbing power ...

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Modi, Sonia to join Mujib Borsho celebrations showing deeper bonding

Dhaka, Delhi want to take ties to newer heights WT24 Desk Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and former Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi are expected to visit Dhaka next year to attend the birth centenary celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Agencies report. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen came ...

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‘Bangladeshi engineers making marks globally’

CUET celebrates Golden Jubilee amid festivity and fanfare WT24 Desk Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said Bangladeshi engineers are not only making their marks in the country rather contributing a lot in the global arena to the field of architecture and infrastructure development, Agencies report. He said this as the chief guest while addressing the golden jubilee celebration ceremony ...

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Road crashes across country

11 lives lost in 7 districts WT24 Desk Eleven people, including a mother and her daughter, were killed in accidents in eight districts on Tuesday, Agencies report. According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, two people — Rehena Khatun, 31, and her daughter Anika — were killed as a truck hit their three-wheeler from behind at Chakripara intersection in ...

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