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City Desk  : The High Court on Thursday formed a five-member committee to translate the fundamental laws into Bangla. The committee has been asked to have one representative each from the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Law Commission, Bangla Academy, Dhaka University Bangla department, and Dhaka University law department, reports, media. The committee has been asked to submit its report within the next six months. The High Court bench consisting of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Kazi Zinat...
City Desk  : The engagement of common people is crucial to ensure the functionality of community clinics as it is a public-private partnership, according to Professor Syed Modasser Ali, chairman of the Community Clinic Health Service Trust (CCHST). “Where the Community Group (CG) is active, there the community clinic is effective and functional. Strengthening CG is a must to activate and functionalize the community clinics,” he added, reports UNB. He was speaking at a workshop titled “Role of Community Clinics...
BSS : The Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) Amendment Bill, 2024 was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad aimed at making the provisional law enacted in 2002 a permanent one to contain vandalism and obstructions to public movement. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on behalf of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday placed the bill in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. As the Law and Order Disruption [Speedy Trial] was initially...
City Desk  : Dhaka has topped the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality with an AQI of 313 at 8:31am on Thursday. The air was classified as “hazardous,” according to the air quality index, reports UNB. An AQI between 151 and 200 is considered “unhealthy” while 201-300 is “very unhealthy” and 301+ is considered “hazardous,” posing severe health risks to residents. India’s Kolkata and Mumbai, Pakistan’s Lahore and Myanmar’s Yangon occupied the second, third, fourth and fifth...
City Desk  : The month of independence begin today giving a heartbreaking reminder to the genocide that the Pakistani occupation forces carried out in the country from March to mid-December in 1971. The month of March is very significant in the country’s history as Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the country’s independence in the early hours of March 26 in 1971. The month also made the nation proud for the historic 7th March speech of Bangabandhu,...
City Desk  : A Dhaka court on Thursday sent Murad Hossain Sarkar, a mathematics teacher of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College’s Azimpur campus, to jail in a case filed over sexual harassment of a female student. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order when police produced him before the court after the end of his two-day remand in the case, reports UNB. The court also ordered the authorities concerned to take measures to give him treatment as per jail...

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City Desk  : Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman took effective steps to tackle injustice and inequality in the society. “Bangabandhu was the flag-bearer of human rights and social justice. He had emphasized on establishing independent judiciary as the base of democratic society. He also realized the importance of providing legal aid to ensure access to justice for the marginalized and underprivileged sections of the society,” the...
BSS : The Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on Thursday reconstituted seven parliamentary standing committees on different ministries. Chief Whip of the JS Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury on behalf of the Leader of the House and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina proposed the reconstitution. Later, the proposals were adopted by voice votes with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair....
City Desk : Health and Family Welfare Minister Professor Dr Samanta Lal Sen on Thursday said the country’s people would get necessary medical devices easily if those could be produced locally. “We produce different types of medicines here, but no medical devices are produced here. We need heart stents for heart operations to set rings and tissue for plastic surgery. Costs of these items are very high as we need to import these from abroad. If we could produce these...
Staff Reporter  : A cross section of people of Bagerhat gathered in a meeting at Diganto party center, Paribagh, Dhaka on Wednesday evening to hear Prof.Dr. Chowdhury Hafizul Ahasan, a famous Cardiologist and Director, Cardiac Cath.Lab. University Medical Center, Las Vegas, USA. His present trip to Bangladesh is marked with a mission to establish a Heart Foundation Hospital in Bagerhat. Initial work is going on. He gave a short description of progress to the audience . It was also informed...
Staff Reporter : The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) have canceled the admission of 169 students, who were admitted to grade-1 of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in 2024. DSHE took this decision on Wednesday following a High Court report. Responding to a question, DSHE Director General Prof Nehal Ahmed said Viqarunnisa had decided the age limit in the admission policy as per the instructions of DSHE. As the school authority violated policy, an instruction has come to...