- Foreign Affairs
- November 18, 2017
Bus drivers say crisis will weaken drive against unfit vehicles; BRTA says strategy won’t workPublic transport owners have created an artificial crisis by limiting the number of vehicles on roads as well as trips with the aim of compelling the BRTA (Bangladesh Road Transport Authority) to make the ongoing drive against unfit vehicles lax, alleged some drivers.
The drivers, who were sitting in a tea stall at Gabtoli bus terminal yesterday, told the Dhaka Tribune they would not return to work until the BRTA drive stopped.
The upcoming session may be a short oneThe fourth session of the current parliament is scheduled to start today, with ten bills including a four-year extension for the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy Bill expected to be tabled during the session.
Before the parliament starts its session at 5pm, the Business Advisory Committee will hold a meeting at 3pm – chaired by Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and attended by both Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Raushan Ershad – to decide the duration of the new session.
He also advised them to engross themselves in studiesHT Imam, political adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, yesterday told Awami League-backed student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists to simply pass the BCS written test and he would see the rest.
He also advised them to engross themselves in studies.
The first International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim, fixed the date yesterdayA war crimes tribunal has fixed today for delivering the verdict in the war crimes case against fugitive BNP leader MA Zahid Hossain Khokon Alias Khokon Razakar for the alleged crimes he has committed against humanity in 1971.
The first International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim, fixed the date yesterday.
According to the prosecution, Khokon led the razakar bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistan army, in the Faridpur district in 1971.
It will not take a rocket scientist to assert that the day totally belonged to Tamim and ImrulCenturies from openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes propelled Bangladesh to a commanding position by the close of the opening day’s play of the third and final Test against Zimbabwe in Chittagong.
The hosts piled up 303 runs for the loss of two wickets in their first innings at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday with in-form batsmen Mominul Haque unbeaten on 46 and Mahmudullah undefeated on five.
The murdered couple’s only daughter Oishee Rahman and her two friends – Asaduzzman Jony and Mizanur Rahman Rony have been in police custody for their complicity in the killingA speedy trial tribunal will now deal with the case filed over the murder of Special Branch inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman in the capital last year.
The much-talked-about murder case was sent to Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal 3 from the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court yesterday as per a decision of the Home Ministry.
Additional Public Prosecutor Shah Alam Talukder of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court acknowledged the transfer, saying they had received the gazette in this regard.
Khaleda urged the United Nations to not recruit RAB personnel to its peacekeeping missions BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday asked leaders and activists of her party to face the government’s repressive acts with swords and shields if needed.
“Kishorganj is the home of the brave hero Isa Khan. You surely have not forgotten Isa Khan’s sword. So, if the government intensifies its repression, you will have to counteract with swords and shields,” she said.
All the tanneries in city’s Hazaribag would be shut down alongside cancellation of the allotted plots in Savar if the owners fail to relocate their tanneries on timeIndustries Minister Amir Hossain Amu again yesterday yesterday warned of punitive measures against the owners who would fail to move their tannery to Savar within the stipulated time.
“All the tanneries in city’s Hazaribag would be shut down alongside cancellation of the allotted plots in Savar if the owners fail to relocate their tanneries on time,” he told leaders of different associations related to leather industries during a meeting at his office in the capital.
It suggests arranging more compensation for recent flood-affected farmersThe Parliamentary Standing on Agriculture Ministry yesterday suggested that the government make Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) more functional by enabling it with proper plan to extend proper services to the farmers.
The BADC usually provides essential agricultural inputs like seed, fertiliser and irrigation to farmers though different channels.
Dhaka Additional District and Sessions Judge-8 Md Ahasan Tarique pronounced the verdictA Dhaka court yesterday sentenced four people to life imprisonment for killing Sumanta Mandal, 18, a goldsmith of Nababgonj Thana in Dhaka.
Dhaka Additional District and Sessions Judge-8 Md Ahasan Tarique pronounced the verdict yesterday afternoon.
Those who got life imprisonment are Sanjit, Ranjit, Sankar Hawlader, and Sunil Hawlader of Gollah Gobindapur village in Nababgonj upazila of Dhaka district.
Of them, two accused Ranjit and Sanjit have been on the run since the case was filed. Sangkar has been absconding after he secured bail.
A team of DB police, on a tip-off, intercepted a microbus carrying some smugglers along with phensidylesPolice claimed that a smuggler was gunned down in an alleged shootout between his accomplices and law-enforcers at Gozaria Shikari village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday night.
The victim is Manirul Islam, 27, son of Md Rajab Ali, a resident of Kaliani village of the upazila, had been involved in smuggling for long, says police.
The DoE charged the fine after a hearing at its headquaters in the capital The Department of Environment (DoE) has fined Tk 15 lakh to a steel mill for operating the factory without licence.
The DoE charged the fine after a hearing at its headquaters in the capital yesterday.
According to the Department of Environment, a team of the department led by Director (monitoring and enforcement) Mohammed Alamgir had visited the SS Steel Private Ltd located in Machhimpur area under Gazipur City Corporation recently and found that the factory authority was operating it without taking lisence.
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh seized smuggled Indian clothes worth about Tk one crore from Rajganj area in Manirampur upazila of Jessore district on Tuesday night.
Lieutenant Colonel Jahangir Hossain, commanding officer of BGB Battalion-26, said on a tip-off, the law enforcers launched a drive in the area.
Sensing the presence of the border force, the smugglers fled the scene leaving behind a truck.
Later, BGB members recovered huge Indian sarees and three-pieces worth Tk one crore from the truck.
A case was filed in this connection.
A Rana Plaza victim named Kuhinur Islam Kajol, 45, died of his injuries on Tuesday night after fighting the life for about 19 months.
Kajol’s wife Saleha Begum claimed that her husband, a resident of Sharifbag area in Dhamrai, cardiac complications had developed after being injured in the collapse that took place on April 24 last year and he finally died at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and Hospital in the capital.
Abdul Mannan, brother of victim Ismail Hossain, lodged the case with the Senior Judicial Magistrate’s CourtA case was filed with a local court yesterday against 16 people, including Nur Hossain and three sacked RAB officials, all accused in the sensational seven-murder case, on charge of abducting an Awami League leader.
Abdul Mannan, brother of victim Ismail Hossain, lodged the case with the Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court.
Taking cognisance of the complaint, Senior Judicial Magistrate KM Mahiuddin ordered the Detective Branch to submit a report along with that of the sensational seven-murder case.
Accidents often take place on the roadAbout 5 lakh residents of Phulchhari and Saghata upazilas have been suffering as the Bonarpara-Saghata road became almost unusable because of not having any repair works of it for long.
Consequently, accidents repeatedly were taking place in the potholes of the road and wasting valuable time to cross it.
It was learnt that the 30km road stretches to the district town via Phulchhari upazila and there is no alternative road except it to reach the town. In 1992, the road had been paved with asphalt and since then it remained without any renovation task.
Earlier, police arrested the duo from the capital’s Mirpur area on Tuesday in connection with the mugging incident and the killing of AyeshaA Dhaka court yesterday placed two muggers on a 4-day remand in a case filed in connection with a mugging incident that left Ayesha Akhtar Ripa, a housewife, dead in the capital’s Sobhanbagh.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Alamgir Kabir Raj passed the order after Officer-In-Charge Md Helal Uddin of Dhanmondi police station produced Hemayet Hossain Himu and Abul Kalam Azad before the court, seeking ten days remand for interrogation.
Of them, two studied at Shahrampur Madrasah in Uttar Pradesh of IndiaPolice arrested three Bangladeshi students, who are studying in India, from Laxmidari border point in Sadar upazila on Tuesday night while they were returning home from India illegally.
The arrested are identified as Abdur Rahim,27, son of Abdul Motaleb, Mahmud Hossain, 21, son of Abdul Momin, and Yeasin Ali, 22, son of Zaker Hossain of Fatika village in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong district.
Of them, two studied at Shahrampur Madrasah in Uttar Pradesh of India while another at a local college in the area.
The students lay siege to academic building where they staged demonstration demanding removal of Principal Dr Mosleuddin AhmedStudents of Comilla Medical College boycotted classes and examinations yesterday protesting corporal punishment.
The students lay siege to academic building where they staged demonstration demanding removal of Principal Dr Mosleuddin Ahmed.
A fifth year student who preferred to be unnamed said the principal often beat students with broom, threw duster towards them and slap them.
“Yesterday (Tuesday), he also assaulted a student of first year over a trivial matter,” he said.
The Public Administration Ministry issued a notification in this regard on SundayThe government sent Joint Secretary (OSD) Abul Kasem Talukder, who had obtained fake freedom fighter certificate, on forced retirement.
The Public Administration Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Sunday. However, the order was made public yesterday.
The order said as officer on special duty Abul Kasem Talukder completed 25 years in service and as the government thinks he should be sent on retirement in the public interest, the government sent him to retirement.