Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 01:15:48 am

Fair polls need due role of parties: President


DHAKA: President Abdul Hamid today said there is no alternative to free and fair polls for democracy and urged all political parties to come forward and play an effective role alongside the government.

The President said this when two delegations of Khilafat Majlish and Jamiat e Ulama e Islam Bangladesh met him separately at Bangabhaban responding to his move to hold talks with political parties over formation of Election Commission (EC), President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS. He said political parties...Details»

PM joins Davos meeting


DAVOS, Switzerland: World leaders including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gathered here as the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic ...Details»

One shot dead, 5 injured in gun attack


A man was shot to death and five people suffered bullet wounds in an attack by his rivals over the possession ...Details»

PM arrives in Zurich to attend WEF meeting


ZURICH, Switzerland: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here this morning on a five-day official visit to Switzerland to join the 47th Annual Meeting of the World ...Details»

Kyrgyzstan plane crash: Dozens die as Turkish cargo jet hits homes


A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing all four crew members and at least 33 people on the ground, officials ...Details»

N’ganj 7-murder case: 26 people including Nur Hossain get death penalty


A Narayanganj court on Monday awarded death penalty to 26 people including prime accused Nur Hossain and sacked RAB-11 official lieutenant colonel Tarek Sayeed in sensational ...Details»

Tigers suffer shocking defeat


Quamrul Hassan: Every time Bangladesh post a big total in the first innings of a Test, cynics foresee a loss. But no one expected them to ...Details»

Murder-accused MP Rana, 3 brothers expelled from Tangail AL


Amanur Rahman Khan, the lawmaker from Tangail-3 constituency, and his three brothers have been expelled from the district Awami Legaue for their involvement in the murder ...Details»

Eight men are as rich as half the world


The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the world's population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, including Bill Gates and ...Details»