• Abdul Latif Siddique steps down as MP, tenders his resignation letter to Speaker

Latif Siddique resigns parliamentary membership

Axed minister Abdul Latif Siddique has resigned from his parliamentary post on Tuesday evening.   Joining the on-going seventh parliamentary session the former telecommunication minister submitted his resignation letter to Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.   The seventh session of the 10th parliament began Tuesday evening and would continue till September 10.   On August…

JP stages walkout protesting electricity, gas price hike

The main opposition Jatiya Party staged a walkout from Parliament on Tuesday protesting the recent price hike of electricity and gas.   Opposition leader Rawshon Ershad stood in the House on point of order after maghrib prayer…

Saudi firms stop hiring costly domestics from Bangladesh

RIYADH: Saudi Arabian recruitment offices have decided to stop hiring Bangladeshi workers because they claim that a supply crunch has raised costs.   Ibrahim Al-Megheimish, a recruitment expert, said that there are too few Bangladeshi workers seeking employment, which now means costs have risen from $1,000 (SR3,751) to $1,800 (SR6,752) just to bring them here, a local publication…

4-week rule issued to govt explaining rationality of sec 57

The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule against the government to explain why section 57 of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Act 2013 would not be declared unconstitutional within four weeks.   The High Court division bench comprised with Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Ashraful Kamal passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by 11…
4 Buet students punished for ‘militant link’

4 Buet students punished for ‘militant link’

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on Monday night expelled three students from…

37th founding anniversary of BNP today

37th founding anniversary of BNP today

Today is the 37th founding anniversary of The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).   The party will…

Families seek justice on 'lawless' Bangladesh-India border

Families seek justice on 'lawless' Bangladesh-India border

As thousands of Bangladeshis and Indians celebrated the end of one of the world's most intractable…


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