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Wednesday November 22, 2017 03:11 AM



  • Punishment in school sends boy to hospital

    Punishment in school sends boy to hospital

    He was forced to do 500 squats by the head teacherA schoolboy was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday after one of his teachers beat him up badly and forced him to do 500 squats holding his ears as punishment.

    On his way back home from school, the boy fainted on the road and was later rescued by his mother and taken to the hospital with severe pain in his legs and back.

    The boy was punished for a one-day-old “crime” – that too was nothing more than playing juvenile pranks with a classmate.

    Doctors said the 13-year-old boy had also gone through psychological trauma.

  • Kamaruzzaman to file review petition

    They will file the petition with the apex court within 30 days after they receive the certified copy of the Supreme Court judgmentOnce again lawyers of death-row convict Kamaruzzaman said their client would not seek presidential mercy until the Supreme Court disposes of his review petition.

    They will file the petition with the apex court within 30 days after they receive the certified copy of the Supreme Court judgment.

    “Kamaruzzaman will decide on the presidential mercy after the SC disposes of his review petition,” said Mohammad Shishir Manir, one of the counsels of Kamaruzzaman, at a press conference in the Supreme Court Bar Association yesterday afternoon.

  • Firebrand orator arrested for inciting Faruqi murder

    Footage of the speech was uploaded to several websites affiliated with militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla TeamThe Detective Branch (DB) of Police yesterday said they had arrested the prime instigator behind the murder of religious television personality and ranking official of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Shaikh Nurul Islam Faruqi.

    “DB officials arrested Mozaffor Bin Mohosin, 35, from the al-Amin mosque compound in the capital’s Mohammadpur area on Saturday night,” Monirul Islam, DB joint commissioner, told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • Hizb-ut Tahrir coordinator surrenders

    The court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Jannatul Ferdaous passed the order yesterday afternoonA former assistant judge of Feni, Sheikh Omar Sharif who identified himself as a coordinator of banned outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir, has been sent to jail after he surrendered.

    The court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Jannatul Ferdaous passed the order yesterday afternoon.

    Advocate Ashok Kumar Dash, prosecutor of the court, said the court sent the former judge to jail rejecting his bail prayer.

    The court ordered to place the Hizbut leader’s passport before the court on the next hearing date.

  • HC: Why 16th amendment not illegal

    The HC bench fixed November 26 to pass further necessary orders regarding the writ petitionA High Court bench yesterday issued a rule asking the government to explain in two weeks why the 16th amendment to the constitution that had empowered parliament to remove Supreme Court judges for incapacity or misconduct, would not be declared illegal, void and against the constitution.

    The HC bench, comprising Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal, issued the rule after primary hearing on a writ petition filed by nine apex court lawyers challenging the legality of the 16th amendment.

  • DB arrests eight forgers in capital, recovers Tk1 crore fake currency

    Detectives have also recovered paper and note-forging instruments such as frames, laptop computers and printers from their possessionAt least 15 separate gangs, each comprising of approximately 30 members, have been forging currency and spreading fake notes around the country, detective police have found.

    “Making a bundle of Tk1 lakh fake notes costs around Tk3,000 which can be sold at Tk12,000 in the black market fetching Tk9,000 profit. When the demand is high, these forgers can make fake notes up to Tk5 crore everyday in some of their factories,” Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of the Detective Branch (DB) of police told journalists in a briefing yesterday.

  • Hindu family alleges land grabbing

    Agri farm files ‘false’ cases against five ‘to evict’ themA Hindu family alleged that the management of an agriculture farm had filed a case against them in a bid to harass them and thus grab their land at Bhaluka upazila in Mymensingh.

    Priyonath Chandra, 82, a resident of Dhamshur village, filed a general diary with the local police seeking protection from any kind of harassment by the farm authority.

  • Railway land lease makes Gaibandha main road’s expansion work difficult

    The mayor went on that the situation would be severe if shops are erected on the lease landThe railway authorities concerned have made great hurdle to the expansion works of main road of the district by giving a lease without taking any opinion from the regarding sides.

    Sources said Lalmonirhat engineering department of the railway gave the lease of 84-sft land, on which the room of DB road number 1 gate-man is situated, to one Lutfur Rahman for Tk4,536 annually.

  • Ashraf: AL only party that fought in ‘71

    The tenth parliamentary election established democracy in the countryAwami League is the only party that fought for the country’s independence in 1971, said its General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam.

    “Many people could not take part in the 1971 Liberation War although they were young at the time. But now many of them work for Awami League, which is a pro-liberation force, and they are lucky,” he said  addressing the tri-annual convention of Joypurhat district Awami League at Joypurhat Stadium yesterday.

  • 87 Jamaat-Shibir men indicted for vandalism

    A case had been filed against 87 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami Jamaat-Shibir men stroke terror in Feni by vandalising and torching vehicles  on Thursday, the last day of the 48-hour countrywide shutdown enforced by the Jamaat-e-Islami.

    A case had been filed against 87 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir in this regard. He said during the hartal on Thursday night the Jamaat-Shibir men set fire to a private car and vandalised four other vehicles on Shaheed Shahidullah Kaiser Road in the city.

  • Female UP member hacked dead in Manikganj

    Locals spotting her body lying beside a road at Jamalpur village in Bayra union informed policePolice recovered the body of a female union parishad (UP) member, who was chopped to death, at Jamalpur village in Singair upazila of the district yesterday morning.

    Police and family sources said Monoara Begum, 45, wife of Nurul Islam

    and mother of two children, was on way home from her niece’s in-laws’ house at Joymontop village around 9pm.

    On Sunday morning, locals spotting her body lying beside a road at Jamalpur village in Bayra union informed police.

  • 4 teachers jailed for helping examinees in cheating

    A mobile court sentenced four teachers with two years of imprisonment for helping examinees in cheating during Junior School Certificate examination in Khoksha upazila of Kushtia yesterday.

    The convicts are Sarwar Hossain, Bhudeb Kumar Ghoshal and Afil Uddin, all teachers of Shomoshopur Secondary School and Bishwanath Das, teacher of Amlabari Secondary School.

    Executive Magistrate Rebeka Khan has handed down the sentence around 12:30 pm yesterday. Members of law enforcement agencies were also present during the drive.

  • Tofail: No possibility of dialogue, midterm elections

    Tofail made the remarks as the chief guest while addressing a programme arranged on the occasion of 64th birthday of former AL MP Ahsanullah Master Blaming BNP for murders and attempts to kill, Awami League stalwart and Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said there is no possibility of a dialogue with BNP nor any midterm elections in the country.

    “Dialogue with BNP cannot be possible as the party killed Ahsanullah Master and former AL finance minister Kibria, and attempted to murder PM Sheikh Hasina by hurling grenades on August 21.

    Besides, there is no scope for midterm elections that will be held any day before January 29 in 2019,” said the minister. 

  • 10-year-old raped in the capital

    Police arrested Khokon on the same night for his alleged involvement and brought him to the police stationA 10-year-old child was raped in the capital’s Khilgaon area on Saturday, and police arrested one person in connection with the incident.

    The victim, a class-III student at a local school, went missing around noon on Saturday and was found locked in the house of her neighbour Mohammad Khokon, 30, in the early hours yesterday, sexually assaulted, her mother claimed.

  • Imrul aims to utilise call-up

    Imrul aims to utilise call-up

    He continued by saying that there is nothing more important for a batsman than scoring heavily to have a secure place in teamImrul Kayes eyes to make the most out of his call-up in the Test squad as the home side are targeting a clean sweep in the three-match series against Zimbabwe. The Bangladeshi top-order batsman replaced Shamsur Rahman for the third Test in Chittagong who lost his place after scoring only 33 runs across four innings.

    The 27-year-old was a playing member in Bangladesh’s tour of West Indies in September before he suffered from skin disease and returned home after playing the ODI series and the first match of the two-Test series.

  • Jacko wants to improve boxers’ plight

    Jacko wants to improve boxers’ plight

    He has been trying to contribute to the game for a long time but is still exploring ways as to how he can stamp his mark on the sportTwo-time world lightweight kick-boxing champion Ali Jacko wholeheartedly wants to promote boxing and craves for full assistance from the government and the boxing federation in order to realise his aspiration.

    Although he was born in East End, London, the 1996 and 2000 world champion has his roots at Chatak in Sylhet and speaks Bengali in his native Sylheti accent.

  • Siddikur finishes Panasonic India Open in joint fifth

    • Golf
    • November 09, 2014

    Siddikur hit a par score of 72 in round four to post an overall score of 10-under-par 278, trailing eventual champion SSP Chowrasia of India by two shotsBangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman ended his Panasonic India Open campaign in joint fifth place following the conclusion of the final round at Delhi Golf Club yesterday.

    Siddikur hit a par score of 72 in round four to post an overall score of 10-under-par 278, trailing eventual champion SSP Chowrasia of India by two shots.

    Another Bangladeshi golfer, Zamal Hossain, finished in joint 25th, tied with two other golfers.

  • Legal notice sent to 3 more ministers

    ‘Therefore, they are not eligible to hold the positions in their respective ministries.’A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday sent a legal notice to a minister and two state ministers, asking them to resign as they have violated the constitution by engaging in the management of various companies.

  • Ermin Siljak yearns to coach booters

    The Slovenian coach visited Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday and talked to the federation president Kazi Salahuddin
    Former Slovenian international footballer Ermin Siljak showed interest in taking up the place of head coach of the Bangladesh national football team, the position which is currently vacant after the departure of Lodewijk de Kruif in October.

    The 41-year-old Slovenian coach, along with three officials of Slovenian Embassy of Bangladesh, visited Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday and talked to the federation president Kazi Salahuddin. He also provided his CV (curriculum vitae) to the BFF chief and expressed his interest to become the new head coach of Bangladesh.

  • Women vow to reach Saff final

    Women vow to reach Saff final

    A 29-member Bangladesh women’s football contingent including 20 players will leave here for Pakistan today to take part in the nine-day eventBangladesh women’s football team vowed to give their best in the third edition of the Saff Women’s Championship 2014, scheduled to begin tomorrow in Islamabad.

    A 29-member Bangladesh women’s football contingent including 20 players will leave here for Pakistan today to take part in the nine-day event. A physiotherapist, however, is missing from the 29-strong member list.

    Although the tournament will get underway tomorrow, fixtures and groupings have not been drawn up yet. The organisers are hopeful of holding the draw ceremony today.

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