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  • PM: Bangladesh is leading democratic world

    ‘A great responsibility has now been vested on us to protect and advance democracy by way of our victory in CPA and IPU. So, I seek cooperation and prayer from all in our noble mission’Bangladesh has not only established democracy, it is also now leading the democratic world, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. 

    The Prime Minister said this while participating in a discussion on the thanksgiving motion on election of Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury as chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Saber Hossain Chowdhury MP as the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), reports BSS.
     

  • Teacher jailed for helping student during JDC exams

    The court, led by Executive Magistrate Ruhul Amin of Chittagong district, passed the orderA mobile court yesterday jailed a madrasa teacher for three months on charges of helping a girl student in Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations to solve a mathematics question.

    The court, led by Executive Magistrate Ruhul Amin of Chittagong district, passed the order, according to a press release.

    Harun Ur Rashid, teacher of Darul Ulum Madrasha, was an on- duty  invigilator at the mathematics examination at an examination venue in the district yesterday.

  • Cyber jihadis claim second murder

    Ansar al Islam 2 Facebook page shows three targets hit, with two more to goA little known extremist outfit has claimed responsibility for the murder of Rajshahi University (RU) professor, Shafiul Islam Lilon, on a Facebook community page named Ansar al Islam Bangladesh 2.

    The responsibility for the killing, within hours of his death on an anonymously operated social media page, is the second such claim on Facebook in recent times.

    The social scientist was hacked to death outside his house in the Chauddapai area of Rajshahi city on Saturday afternoon and succumbed to his injuries in hospital some hours later.

  • Series sweep completes Tigers turnaround

    Series sweep completes Tigers turnaround

    The first time the Tigers sealed a series whitewash was back in 2009 against the West Indies in the Caribbean although that was a two-Test seriesBangladesh were finally able to bury the ghosts of a disappointing year as they coasted to a 186-run win over Zimbabwe on the fifth day of the third and final Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday to record their second series sweep in five-day cricket.

    The first time the Tigers sealed a series whitewash was back in 2009 against the West Indies in the Caribbean although that was a two-Test series.

  • Islamia College principal held in Shafiul murder case

    A Facebook page, apparently representing an unknown militant group, has claimed responsibility for the murderPolice yesterday detained a local college principal along with 19 others over the killing of Rajshahi University (RU) Professor Dr AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon.

    Humayun Ahmed, principal of Islamia College located in the Jamaat stronghold of Binodpur in Rajshahi city, and several others were taken into custody from Binodpur, Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Commissioner Barrister Mahbubur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • SC: Raise retirement age of lower court judges

    The court came up with the opinion during a hearing of Masder Hossain case, known as the judiciary separation caseThe Appellate Division of Supreme Court asked the government yesterday to increase the retirement age of lower court judges as a good number of judges will go on retirement within a few months, which the court thinks will create a “vacuum” in the judicial system.

    The court came up with the opinion during a hearing of Masder Hossain case, known as the judiciary separation case. The eight-member court (full court) headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain fixed the next date for the hearing on December 14.

  • Unidentified gunmen did just what law enforcers do during raids

    After seizing the mobile phones, the armed men then climbed over the wall to enter the compound of the building.The “unidentified gunmen,” who abducted two brothers from the capital’s Darussalam area on Friday, did everything that law enforcers would normally do during a raid to arrest criminals.

    In the early hours on Friday, they seized mobile phones from some rickshaw pullers and security guards, who were drinking tea nearby, cleared an alley that led to the house of the two brothers, before eventually abducting Omar Faruk, 32, and Firoz, 27, both book traders by profession.

  • Strong action against VOIP business recommended

    The parliamentary watchdog came up with the recommendation in a meeting at the parliament secretariat yesterdayThe parliamentary standing committee on posts, telecommunication and information technology ministry has recommended the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to take tough legal against those who are involved in illegal call termination, even if they are political personalities or government officers.

    The parliamentary watchdog came up with the recommendation in a meeting at the parliament secretariat yesterday.

  • A team of India’s NIA comes to Dhaka today

    Sate minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal confirmed the news at a media briefing at the ministry yesterdayA four member delegation of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) is arriving in Bangladesh today as part of its investigation into the Burdwan blast.

    Sate minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal confirmed the news at a media briefing at the ministry yesterday.

    Sources said the delegation would be led by Sanjeeb Kumar Singh, a high-ranked Indian security official. 

  • AL, other parties got rebirth because of Zia: B Chy

    He said Zia with his revolutionary thoughts took the country much forwardPresident of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday said the country’s political parties, including Awami League, got a rebirth as BNP founder Ziaur Rahman had introduced multiparty democracy.

    “Ziaur Rahman had been brought to power through the November 7 revolution to take the responsibility of the country’s people. He subsequently restored people’s right of expression and introduced the politics of free thinking. Political parties, even Awami League, got a new life because of him,” he said.

  • Schoolgirl rescued in capital 19 days after abduction

    Police also arrested a man who was identified as Sohel Rana Babul, 22, in this connectionA schoolgirl who has been abducted 19 days back from Gazipur’s Tongi rescued from Moghbazar in the capital yesterday.

    Police also arrested a man who was identified as Sohel Rana Babul, 22, in this connection.

    Yesterday, Sohel Rana was produced before a court from where he sent to jail.

    Sub-Inspector of Tongi police station Sahadat Hossain said a gang of abductors had kidnapped the schoolgirl, a student of Class IX at Rajuk Uttara Model School and College, from in front of her residence on October 27.

  • DU admission seekers continue hunger strike

    DU admission seekers continue hunger strike

    Among the participants of the hunger strike, 29 fell sick in last four days while six of them were given salineDhaka University admission seekers continued their fast-unto-death programme for the fifth consecutive day at the Central Shaheed Minar premises yesterday.

    Eight of the participants fell sick at one point while protesters continued chanting slogans in demand of restoration of the previous system that allowed aspirants to appear in the DU intake test twice. They called upon the DU authorities to equalise access to higher education for all.

  • Right decision, wrong strategy

    Around 3.40 lakh vehicles are plying the roads without taking fitness certificatesThe drive against unfit vehicles is necessary, but the way it is conducted across the country is wrong, making it a ‘futile’ exercise, say experts.  

    “The drive against unfit and illegal vehicles must be a round-the-year exercise. If the drive is intensified through a prior announcement, it only creates public sufferings rather than yielding any effective output as most of the faulty vehicles disappear from the streets fearing case, fine or dumping,” urban planner Prof Nazrul Islam told UNB.

  • AL: BNP leaders’ sentiment hurt as Joy spoke truth

    The ruling party leader made the comment at a press conference at the party’s Dhanmondi office yesterday.Awami League’s publicity and publication secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud said, the BNP leaders were making derogatory remarks about Sajeeb Wazed Joy as he spoke the truth about Ziaur Rahman.

    The ruling party leader made the comment at a press conference at the party’s Dhanmondi office yesterday.

    “BNP’s sentiment was hurt by Joy’s comment. So the party leaders, including acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, are making derogatory comments about the prime minister’s son,” Hasan said.

  • Bangla-English translation workshop at ULAB

    During the workshop, participants will work on a consensus translation of a short story by celebrated Bangladeshi writer Shaheen Akhtar, who will be present during the sessions to guide the processA translation workshop titled “Bangla-English Literary Translation Workshop” started at the University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (ULAB) on Saturday. Organised by the university’s Dhaka Translation Centre (DTC), the five-day event was inaugurated by ULAB VC Professor Imran Rahman.

  • Old habits die hard for Mushfiq

    Old habits die hard for Mushfiq

    The wicketkeeper-batsman informed he almost started planning for the upcoming one-day matches A dismal 2014 for the national cricket team on and off the field created a lot of controversies inside the Bangladesh Cricket Board that ultimately saw cricket’s governing body make big overhauls. Among the changes were the issue of split captaincy. Mushfiqur Rahim, who led the Tigers across all formats for around two years, only retained his Test captaincy while Mashrafe bin Mortaza was re-appointed as the skipper of the ODI side.

  • All-round Shakib content with his performance

    All-round Shakib content with his performance

    Australia’s Mitchell Johnson is the only other cricketer to score 255 runs and picked up 16 wickets When he was about to start his bowling in the first Test against Zimbabwe at Mirpur the cheer from the crowd “Shakib..Shakib” needs to reason to explain. The 27 year old returned from a six months suspension after reducing it to three the poster of Bangladesh cricket immediately took the limelight from others not for his off the field incident but by his performance.

  • ‘The truth was more complicated’

    ‘The truth was more complicated’

    The BSF has a legitimate role in defending India’s border. But no army has the right to use disproportionate force at any timeSalil Tripathi is a London-based Indian journalist and writer, currently serving as contributing editor for The Caravan and Mint. His most recent work, The colonel who would not repent, a ground-breaking history of Bangladesh’s history, focusing especially on the seminal years of 1971 and 1975, and what led up to them and their aftermath, has received rave reviews and been featured on the cover of Newsweek Pakistan and has been excerpted in many other publications.

  • Nazmul urges players to remain focused

    After the second Test win in Khulna, Bangladesh climbed the ICC Test rankings for the first time and replaced Zimbabwe at ninth positionBangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan is delighted with the Tigers’ first Test series sweep at home and expressed happiness alongside his expectations at a press conference held at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium after the game.

  • Our spin is like chalk and cheese, says Taylor

    The Bangladesh spin trio – Shakib al Hasan, Taijul Islam and Jubair Hossain – bagged 46 wickets in the series as Taylor saidSpin made all the difference in the Test series as crestfallen Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor opined they lack experience in the department while Bangladesh have world-class spinners. The 186-run thumping defeat also completed the home side’s clean sweep of the three-match series, a series that Taylor dubbed as “Ashes” of the minnows.

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