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6 including 3 election officials gunned down

Brutality unfolds despite army deployment in Rangamati UZ polls WT24 Desk Six people including three election officials were shot dead and as many injured by criminals in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati this evening, police said. The deadly incident happened despite the deployment of army personnel during the second phase of the upazila election held in three hill districts on Monday. ...

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Govt working for better future of children

PM says at rally on 99th birth anniv of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman WT24 Desk   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her government has been working to ensure a bright future for the country’s children, Agencies report. “We’ll build Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country so that today’s children can get a decent life in the coming days. ...

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Help revive healthy politics

PM to Ducsu leaders WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged the newly-elected leaders of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) to help revive the healthy politics in the country, Agencies report. “This Ducus election is very important to create the leadership. Let the healthy political trend return to the country through this election. It’s our job to ...

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Bangladesh calls off New Zealand tour post mass gun shooting at mosque

The attack on the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park killed several people, the local media reported. WT24 Desk Christchurch: Bangladesh cricket team’s tour of New Zealand was Friday called off after the players had a narrow escape from a shooting attack on a mosque here, described as an “unprecedented act of violence” by the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda ...

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3 Bangladeshis killed

Several wounded in New Zealand terror attack WT24 Desk Three Bangladeshis are among those killed in Christchurch terror attack at mosques on Friday, Bangladesh Honorary Consul Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan told this correspondent. Two of them are Lincoln University teacher Dr Abdus Samad and his wife. The third victim is Hosne Ara Farid, he said. Dr Samad was a teacher of ...

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No written test for entry to class one

PM inaugurates National Primary Education Week-2019 WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the ongoing written admission test system for class one in primary schools terming it a ‘mental torture’ on children, Agencies report.   “This is completely unnecessary…this system has to be scrapped, I’m asking the ministry officials to look into the matter because ...

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Quota reform leader Nur elected VP

BCL’s Rabbani GS in long over DUCSU election WT24 Desk Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur was elected vice-president (VP) of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) in Monday’s elections, Agencies reports.   DU Vice-Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results from Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban around 3:20am on Tuesday.   Nur is a student of English department of ...

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Bangladesh-India good neighbors

Sheikh Hasina believes, the tie will continue in future WT24 Desk Citing multifaceted and multidimensional cooperation, bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her firm belief that this momentum will continue in future, Agencies report. She jointly inaugurated four projects with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a videoconference on Monday. Sheikh Hasina joined the videoconference ...

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Voting in 78 upazilas ends

Sporadic incidents mark polls WT24 Desk Voting in the elections to 78 Upazila Parishads in 12 districts of the country concluded at 4 pm on Sunday amid sporadic reports of irregularities, Agencies report. Voting at 14 polling centres in Sirajganj, Rajshahi, Kurigram and Habiganj districts was suspended over allegations of irregularities and snatching of ballot papers. In Sirajganj, voting at ...

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Quader’s condition improves

Life support removed, says physician WT24 Desk The artificial life support of ailing Road, Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qauder has been removed after the improvement of his health condition, Agencies report. The minister is now can talk to his family members and doctors, said Prof Dr Abu Nasar Rizvi of the Neuromedicine department of Bangabandhu ...

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