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Tazreen tragedy remembered

No step yet to rehabilitate the survivors WT24 Desk The 7th anniversary of the devastating fire at Tazreen Fashions that left 113 workers dead and over 300 others injured was observed on Sunday, Agencies report. Different organisations of garment workers observed the day with elaborate programmes, including placing wreaths in front of the burnt structure of Tazreen Fashions at Nischintapur ...

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Barbed-wire fencing around Rohingya camps begins: Army Chief

WT24 Desk Mentioning that barbed-wire fences will be erected around Kutupalong and Nayapara Rohingya camps, Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed on Sunday said initially work on installing boundary pillars over there has started, Agencies report. “Next month, I’ll go to Myanmar where we’ll discuss issues relating to improving the relationship between the two countries. Many issues will come up and ...

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Developed Bangladesh by 41

2nd perspective plan implementation in progress, says PM WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government is going to implement the second perspective plan in order to transform Bangladesh into a developed and prosperous country in South Asia by 2041, Agencies report. The premier added saying: “To achieve the goal, we’re executing the first perspective plan, while we’re set ...

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Drives to continue

No offender to be spared, says PM WT24 Desk Reaffirming that the ongoing drives against corruption, militancy and drug will continue, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said she will not spare anyone, no matter who the offender is, Agencies report. Drive against corruption, terrorism, militancy and drugs will continue. I won’t spare anyone, no matter who they are. I ...

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Onion woes continue amid further price hike

President pushes for onion boycott to teach hoarders a lesson WT24 Desk Despite its huge import, the price of onion saw a further rise by Tk 15-20 both at the wholesale and retail markets in the capital on Saturday with traders blaming it on a high demand and low supply, UNB reports. According to state-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), ...

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Faulty loop line to blame

According to Ullahpara train crash probe report WT24 Desk A probe body, formed by the local administration following a train accident in Ullapara upazila on November 14, said the accident took place due fault in loop line, Agencies report. Faruk Ahmed, deputy commissioner of the district submitted the 29-page probe report with five recommendations to the authorities concerned on Thursday ...

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10 die in Munshiganj crash

A microbus collides with a bus on the Dhaka-Maowa highway WT24 Desk A collision between a bus and a microbus claimed ten lives in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj. The accident happened Shologhor area of the upazila at around 2: 15 pm on Friday. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Asaduzzaman confirmed the matter to Banglanews. The Dhaka-bound microbus carrying a bridal party ...

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Drive against corruption, terrorism to continue

PM urges Armed Forces to keep up their nation-building efforts WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated that the ongoing drive against corruption, terrorism and militancy will continue, Agencies report. Addressing a civic and military gathering at a reception arranged in Senakunja of Dhaka cantonment on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day 2019, Sheikh Hasina also urged ...

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Armed Forces Day Thursday

WT24 Desk The Armed Forces Day will be observed across the country on Thursday with due solemnity and enthusiasm marking the establishment of Bangladesh military during the Liberation War, Agencies report. On this day in 1971, Bangladesh Armed Forces comprising army, navy and air force came into being and launched an all-out attack on the Pakistani occupation forces. Since the ...

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PM returns home from UAE

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Tuesday night completing her four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the Dubai Airshow 2019, Agencies report.    An Emirates flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage, which departed from Dubai International Airport at 4:45pm (local time), landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:55pm (BST). ...

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