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Ministers get new portfolios in major cabinet shuffle

In a major cabinet shake-up, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has changed portfolios of three ministers and tasked the four new members with responsibilities. With a year left of the Awami League government’s second consecutive term, the existing cabinet members who were re-designated came from the ruling party’s allies. Rashed Khan Menon will be replaced by AKM Shajahan Kamal, a new cabinet member, as civil av ...

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Trump says his nuclear button “bigger” than NKorea’s

North Korea said it would reopen a long-closed border hotline with South Korea today, hours after US President Donald Trump appeared to mock the North's leader by saying he has a "bigger and more powerful" nuclear button than Kim Jong Un. The North's unscheduled statement, read out on state television, came a day after Seoul proposed high-level discussions amid a tense stand-off over North Korea's missile a ...

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Judges’ service rules : SC accepts gazette

The Supreme Court Appellate Division has accepted the government’s gazette outlining the rules of employment and conduct for lower court judges, bringing to end a long tussle between the judiciary and the executive branch. After various delays the government finally submitted another draft of the service rules on Dec 11. The state then submitted it as an affidavit to the Appellate Division. An appellate ben ...

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UPDF leader gunned down in Khagrachhari

UPDF central leader Mithun Chakma has been gunned down in Khagracchari’s Sadar Upazila. He was shot in the sluice gate area around 12pm on Wednesday, said Sadar Police Station OC Tarek Mahmud Abdul Hannan. Locals rushed him to Khagracchari Sadar Hospital, where doctors declared him dead. Police were deployed in the area after signs of unrest following the murder. UPDF Information and Publicity Secretary Bij ...

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Portfolios of 6 ministers, junior ministers changed

In a reshuffle in the cabinet, the government on Wednesday reallocated the portfolios of six ministers and state ministers and gave portfolios to three new ministers, aiming to infuse further dynamism into the administration. Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam said Civil Aviation Minister and Tourism Rashed Khan Menon was given the portfolio of Social Welfare Ministry, while Anisul Islam Mahmud, who was Water R ...

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Amul’s latest topical on ‘Padmavati’ is utterly butterly delicious!

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-talked-about period drama Padmavatihas been in news forever. After massive protests in the country and enough controversial statements being made against the makers and the cast by fringe groups, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) gave it a clean chit. The CBFC has given a UA certificate to the film without any cuts but has suggested that the director chang ...

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Paris Hilton Vs. Kim Kardashian : Which Frenemy’s Engagement Ring Is Better?

It may have taken Paris Hilton, 36, four and a half years longer than frenemy Kim Kardashian, 37, to become engaged, but boy did her massive rock from boyfriend Chris Zykla, 32, make up for it. He popped the question on the slopes of Aspen on Jan. 2, getting down on one knee and presenting her with a 20 carat pear-shaped diamond that is worth $2 million. The heiress was so excited she snatched the box out o ...

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