Mukul Bose made AL advisory council member

The ruling Awami League has named Mukul Bose its advisory council member. The party made the announcement in a media statement on Tuesday.  It said party chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Has ...

Rehman Sobhan calls for building inclusive society

Prominent economist and freedom fighter Professor Rehman Sobhan has urged the nation to prioritise building an inclusive society, stressing that the forefathers of the nation had scarified ­­t ...

Cabinet okays draft of anti-dowry law

The draft was approved on principle at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday morning. Highlighting the aspects of the bill at a press briefing after the meeting, Cabin ...

Ruling Awami League hesitant on recommending names for EC

The president's search committee to reconstitute the Election Commission on Saturday asked all political parties to recommend five names for the positions of election commissioners. But Awami L ...

AL leaders welcome move for EC search body

Awami League leaders have welcomed president’s action of forming a search body that is tasked with forming the new election commission within 10 days.  AL leaders called the move a r ...

PM implicates media in MP Liton murder

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the media-generated buzz over MP Manjurul Islam Liton’s alleged shooting of a child caused him to lose his firearms, which rendered him vulnerable to the at ...

PM: Yunus behind Gore's questions

Upon her return from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina alleged that Dr Muhammad Yunus was behind Al Gore's questioning about the Rampal power plant at a panel session ...

Eminent writer Maahasweta Devi dies

Mahasweta Devi, the eminent writer of Hajar Churashir Maa, has died today in Belle Vue Nursing Home at 4pm Bangladesh time in Kolkata, her relative confirmed to the Dhaka Tribune. Devi died from co ...

Mahasweta Devi passes away

Eminent litterateur and social activist Mahasweta Devi has passed away on Thursday afternoon at a private hospital in Kolkata. The 90-year-old Magsaysay awardee passed away at around 3:16pm Indian ...

Interview: Artist of the people Murtaja Baseer

What are you showing at this exhibition? The exhibits here are pieces I have been working on since 1993. Forty-six pieces of artwork will be displayed, of which 19 are most recent, two are oil pain ...