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Hasina's homecoming day today -

Today is the 40th homecoming day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports BSS.On May 17 in 1981, she returned to the country after a long exile.Boarding on an aircraft of the Indian Airlines, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina reached the then Kurmitola Airport here from the...

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Eid holidaymakers start returning to Dhaka

People have started returning to Dhaka as public and private offices as well as business establishments reopened on Sunday after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr at their village home.Despite suspension of public transport services, the holidaymakers, mostly jobholders came either by rented private cars or CNG-run auto-rickshaws, leaving their family members at their...

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Power wastage high among state-run industrial units

Energy use in state-run industrial units is much higher than the usual requirement due to the use of old machinery and absence of energy efficiency mechanisms, officials said.The lack of technical knowledge about energy efficiency and conservation is also a reason behind the higher use of power, they added.The Sustainable...

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Bangladesh urges UNSC to address Palestinian issue

Bangladesh Sunday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take up the issue of violence and breach of security in the Al-Quds Al-Shareef and the entire occupied land of the State of Palestine, reports BSS."Bangladesh considers that there is no pretext that can justify killings of innocent civilians; no argument...

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Local NGO forum for aid transparency in Rohingya response

Local NGO forum working in Cox's Bazar sought aid, transparency and participation of local NGOs in the Rohingya response in the district ahead of Joint Response Plan 2021 to be held tomorrow (Tuesday).The Cox's Bazar CSO NGO Forum (CCNF), a network of 50 NGOs working in Cox's Bazar, has found...

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Banking hours to remain same until May 23

The central bank has asked all the scheduled banks to run operations on a limited scale during the government announced ongoing lockdown until May 23, officials said.Banking transaction period will remain unchanged from 10:00am to 2:00 pm on each working day, according to a notification, issued by the Bangladesh Bank...

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India's pace of daily infections slows

India reported a smaller rise in daily coronavirus infections for a third straight day on Sunday, as the government said it was working to boost vaccine supplies to avert deaths beyond the pandemic toll of more than 270,000, report agencies.The number of deaths in the past 24 hours rose over...

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Eid-ul-Fitr congregation

Muslim devotees offer prayers during an Eid-ul-Fitr congregation at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the city on Friday — Focus Bangla

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