Breaking News
Home | National (page 6)

National

11-yr old accused of human trafficking

Secures HC bail for 8 weeks WT24 Desk A minor boy of Cox’s Bazar, who was sued in a human trafficking case in 2018 when he was only 11, secured an 8-week bail from the High Court on Monday, Agencies report. An HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq passed the order when the boy (now 12 ...

Read More »

Don’t harass Dr Yunus at airport: HC

WT24 Desk The High Court on Sunday ordered authorities concerned not to harass Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus at the airport, UNB reports. The bench of Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman passed the order responding to a writ petition filed by Yunus’ brother Dr Muhammad Ibrahim. Yunus was given till November 7 to surrender after returning ...

Read More »

Gazipur to get dev authority

Bill okayed WT24 Desk The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha Bill 2019 with a view to making the fast-growing Gazipur city as a planned, livable and environment-friendly urban area, Agencies report. The approval came from the weekly cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office. Outgoing Cabinet Secretary ...

Read More »

Hasina to brief media Tuesday

Returned Sunday after wrapping up 4-day visit to Azerbaijan WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will meet the press on Tuesday following her official visit to Azerbaijan to attend 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Agencies report. The press conference will be held at Gano Bhaban at 4pm on that day, PM’s press wing confirmed the matter ...

Read More »

22 govt holidays in 2020

8 fall on Friday, Saturday WT24 Desk The cabinet has approved the 22-day government holiday in 2020. Of these 22 days, eight days will be on Friday and Saturday, Agencies report. The list of government holidays was approved at a regular meeting of the cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister’s Office in Tejgaon on Monday ...

Read More »

7,000-8,000 mts onion to arrive by early Nov

Commerce Minister Tipu Munsi says WT24 Desk Onions being imported from Myanmar, Egypt, Turkey to Bangladesh, Agencies report. Mentioning that 7,000-8,000 tonnes of onion will be brought from Egypt by the first week of November, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Monday said there is no scope for its price to come down until the consignments arrive. “The shipment of onions ...

Read More »

Ctg to be brought under metro rail service

Quader tells while inaugurating dev projects in the city WT24 Desk Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader here on Sunday said the port city of Chattogram will also be brought under the metro rail network, Agencies report.  “It’s good news for the residents of Chattogram that the government has taken an initiative to construct three lines of metro rail,” ...

Read More »

373 B’deshi workers deported from KSA in 24 hrs

18,000 migrants have so far been sent back with many forced out of the kingdom despite having legal residence cards WT24 Desk Saudi Arabia forcibly sent back 373 Bangladeshi workers in 24 hours though the deportees claimed that they had all the legal documents, Agencies report. A flight carrying 200 deportees landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:30pm on ...

Read More »

PM pays homage to Azerbaijan martyrs

Returns home Sunday WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Azerbaijan, Agencies report. The Prime Minister paid the homage by placing a wreath at the monument built in memory of the martyrs here in the afternoon. After placing the wreath, Sheikh Hasina stood there in solemn silence for some time as a ...

Read More »

PM for making BBIN initiatives operational

She urges Nepal to finalise PTA to boost bilateral trade WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said three countries –-Bangladesh, India and Nepal– can initially make the BBIN Motor Vehicles agreement operational, if Bhutan needs more time, Agencies report. She said this when her Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli met her at the bilateral booth of Baku Congress ...

Read More »