Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday reiterated her firm resolve to address multifaceted terrorism and called for investing a great deal of joint and coordinated global efforts to this end. “It’s in no way possible by any country to face the growing security challenges confronting the mankind. The world should work in a coordinated effort to combat the menace,” she said while inaugurating the 7th Asia-Pacific Intelligence Chiefs Conference in Dhaka. Hasina hoped the five-day conference will “remove the walls that divide you and reduce physical and psychological distance between and among you. It will help develop better... more ›
Bangladesh Bank (BB) will strengthen the recruitment policy for the banking sector and bring more changes in the regulatory steps to enhance accountability and transparency in the banking sector under a five-year plan. The central bank announced this at a press conference Tuesday. The central bank decision is aimed at preventing financial crimes on the backdrop of recent loan forgeries and leak-out of questions papers on the eve of exams for bank recruitment. "We will bring a 'total-change' in the recruitment policy. For this, we are working to establish a comprehensive recruitment system," BB deputy governor SK Sur Chowdhury said while addressing the press conference. The BB deputy governor, however,... more ›
While the postmortem report will be available in a week, the general belief of the relatives and police is that businessman Abdur Rouf of Banani first killed his wife before turning the gun on himself in the wake of family feud and financial crisis. Hours after the incident on Monday night, the deceased couple’s son Nayeem Ahmed filed an unnatural death (UD) case with Cantonment police station in this connection of his parents’ death. According to the case statement, the couple’s only daughter Hanifa Ahmed alias Sonali went to a coaching center at around 3:30 pm on Monday. Sonali found the bodies of her parents in a pool of blood in their... more ›
BNP has failed to launch the new phase of an anti-government movement as the opposition party is still confused about adopting a proper strategy for realising their one-point demand. Party sources that the high command can’t adopt a proper strategy for movement to oust the present regime and realise the demand for holding early general election under a non-party government. The party which boycotted the last election over the same issue is now worried about getting no response from the ruling Awami League to sit for dialogue to resolve the longstanding political crisis. Moreover, BNP couldn’t reorganize the central unit as well as the grassroots due to bitter internal feuds. The... more ›
The ruling Awami League is apparently not organised to face the movement of the political rivals as steps are very slow to revamp the party in Dhaka city and at the grassroots level. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led 20-party alliance has been threatening to wage anti-government movement for the last couple of months. Though the AL leaders are issuing counter threats to face the BNP-Jamaat alliance politically, many observed that AL is less attentive to revamp the party committees than issuing counter threats. The council of Dhaka city AL was held on December 27 in 2012. But, the city AL is yet to get a full-pledged committee. ... more ›
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