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    6 secretaries promoted as senior secretaries

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:02am on September 20, 2018

    The government on Wednesday promoted six secretaries as senior secretaries. The public administration ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard and said the promoted officials would be working in their respective positions....

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    Malaysia ex-PM Najib Razak arrested

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:01am on September 20, 2018

    Malaysia’s toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said....

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    Australia considering targeted sanctions on Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:59am on September 20, 2018

    The Australian government has said that it is considering options in response to the Fact-Finding Mission’s report, including targeted sanctions on Myanmar....

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    DMP files 6,198 cases for traffic rule violation

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:54am on September 20, 2018

    Traffic division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police in their simultaneous drives on the city streets on Tuesday filed 6,198 cases against different modes of vehicles for traffic rule violation....

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    New areas submerged, eroded as major rivers swell further

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:51am on September 20, 2018

    Fresh areas were submerged in eight districts on Wednesday after major rivers overflowed and eroded vast areas. The erosions would accelerate when the swelled rivers would begin to recede in a couple of days,’ Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre executive engineer Arifuzzaman Bhuyan told New Age...

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    Companies, govt violating human rights: rights activists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:39am on September 20, 2018

    Unfair land acquisition and destruction of natural resources, entrenched gender inequality in wage differentials, low wages, child labour and weak monitoring and implementation of labour laws were on Wednesday highlighted as areas of continuing human rights violations while Bangladesh strives to pursue economic growth....

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    Bus driver put on 2-day remand

    United News of Bangladesh . Kushtia | Updated at 12:37am on September 20, 2018

    A court in Kushtia on Wednesday placed Ganj-e-raj Paribahan bus driver Mahit Mia on a two-day remand in a case filed over the death of a baby girl in a road accident in the district town on August 28....

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    BNP leader Sohel remanded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on September 20, 2018

    A metropolitan magistrate in Dhaka on Thursday remanded Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Habibun Nabi Khan Sohel for five-day in police custody in connection with a case filed over attacking a prison van near High Court area on January 30....

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    Proposals to be placed in UNGA on action plans over Rohingya crisis: PM

    United News of Bangladesh . Sangsad Bhaban | Updated at 12:31am on September 20, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told Parliament that Bangladesh would place its proposals on future action plans, including the review of progress over the Rohingya crisis in different multilateral meetings during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly....

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    Security planned ahead of Durga Puja

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:28am on September 20, 2018

    The government is set to take special security in over 30,000 puja mandaps across the country with deploying 1.70 lakh ansar personnel alongside with other law enforcement agencies for peaceful celebration of the Durga Puja....