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    JS body recommends rectifications

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:19am on December 28, 2016

    The parliamentary standing committee on women and children affairs ministry at its 30th meeting on Tuesday discussed the Child Marriage Restraint bill 2016 at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in the capital...

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    Nine robbery suspects held in Sylhet

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 01:17am on December 28, 2016

    Nine people were arrested and a firearm was seized while they were fleeing after allegedly committing robbery in Sylhet on Tuesday...

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    PM opens mobile app for faster weather info

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:14am on December 28, 2016

    Bangladesh Meteorological Department has developed a mobile application ‘BMD Weather App’ to facilitate smartphone users to get its all daily information services and keep them update about weather...

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    Traffic congestions cost 7pc of GDP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:09am on December 28, 2016

    Traffic congestion in Dhaka costs the country $11.4 billion every year, which is seven per cent of the Gross Domestic Product, revealed a study on Tuesday...

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    Neutral govt can be formed with eminent people: Khaleda

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:06am on December 28, 2016

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia said on Tuesday that there were so many good and eminent people in the country by whom the election-time neutral government could be formed to hold free and fair national elections...

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    Workers Party for enactment of law

    Mahamudul Hasan | Updated at 01:02am on December 28, 2016

    Workers Party of Bangladesh, a partner of the ruling alliance, on Tuesday also proposed reconstitution of the election commission by formulating a law as stipulated in the constitution...

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    BR in a fix over rail link implementation

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 01:01am on December 28, 2016

    Bangladesh Railway got into a new fix, being informed by China’s state owned EXIM Bank that funding 225 km rail-lines to link the Padma Bridge with the rest of the country was not on its priority....

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    Shraban, four publishers banned

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 12:56am on December 28, 2016

    Ekushey Book Fair authorities banned five publishing houses from the fair for the next two years and reduced the stall size for 15 others for alleged breach of guidelines in the past event...

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    AL leader held

    Our Correspondent . Brahmanbaria | Updated at 12:37am on December 28, 2016

    The police arrested Awami League leader Abdul Ahad, also former Nasirnagar sadar union parishad chairman on Tuesday in connection with attacks on Hindu houses and temples at Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria on October 30...

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    Zila parishad polls today

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:27am on December 28, 2016

    The maiden indirect elections to zila parishads in 61 districts will be held today amid allegations of vote buying and intimidation of electoral college by lawmakers in their respective areas...