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  • Prosecution presses formal charges against Forkan Mallik

    He was involved in looting, detention, torture and arson at Deuli village of Mirzaganj upazilla some day between July 2 1971 to July 17 1971 Eight formal charges, including genocide, murder, rape, arson and looting, were yesterday pressed against Forkan Mallik for his alleged crimes against humanity in Patuakhali during the Liberation War.

    Prosecutor Mokhlesur Rahman Badal submitted the charges along with case documents to the registrar office of the International Crimes Tribunal.

    After a hearing, the Tribunal 2, led by Justice Obaidul Hassan, fixed November 30 to hear arguments on the charges and decide whether to take cognisance. Forkan Mallik was present at the tribunal during the hearing.

  • Down to earth Mominul focused on batting only

    Down to earth Mominul focused on batting only

    Cricket is a funny game. A hundred or five wickets will see a regular player turn hero overnight while the same player sometimes also loses his place from the team for inconsistent performance. Therefore, it is easy to figure that consistency is what the cricketers look for day in day out.

  • Gazi takes 2-34 in return

    Gazi takes 2-34 in return

    Gazi is working hard to improve his bowling action and make a return to international cricket as the 23-year-old said to Dhaka TribuneOff-spinner Shohag Gazi, who was banned from bowling in the international arena for illegal bowling action by ICC last month, made his first appearance in competitive cricket through the Dhaka Premier League yesterday.

    Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club signed the national cricketer who ended up on the winning side against Abahani Limited. Gazi took 2-34 in Jamal’s six-run win.

  • Contempt of court rule issued against NU VC

    The HC in response to a writ petition filed by one NU former lecturer named Hafizur Rahman issued a three-month stay order on his dismissal from the job and directed the NU authorities to reply why the decision should not be declared illegalThe High Court yesterday issued a rule of contempt of court against National University Vice-Chancellor Dr Harun-or-Rashid in a case filed for violating its stay order.

    A bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Kazi Ejazul Hoque Akando also directed the VC to give a reply in this regard within ten days after receiving the copy.  

  • Court summons Tarique for maligning Sheikh Mujib

    ‘Sheikh Mujib returned to Bangladesh with a Pakistani passport about 25 days after independence and took oath as a Pakistani national,’ Tarique saidA Dhaka court yesterday summoned BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman on charges of maligning Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

    Metropolitan Magistrate Md Rezaul Karim ordered Tarique, the elder son of BNP chief Khaleda Zia, to appear in his court by December 10.

    The order came within hours of Md Monir Khan, an assistant secretary of the ruling Awami League’s central sub-committee, filing the case.

  • Just 16% of FY2014-15 subsidies disbursed in Q1

    The Finance Division has so far released agriculture subsidies worth Tk1,083cr from the allocated amount of Tk9,000 for the current fiscal yearFour major government bodies have spent just 16 % of allocated subsidies during the first quarter of FY2014-15, thanks to the abnormal situation of prices in the international energy and food markets, officials said.

    The disbursement of subsidies by the Power Development Board, the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Bangladesh Bank, associated with the usually subsidy-hungry power, fuel, food and export sectors, was low in the first quarter.

  • Closing arguments end in case against Subhan

    According to the prosecution, Subhan was the ameer of Jamaat’s Pabna unit in 1971 and the general secretary of Pabna Peace Committee, an anti-liberation organisation; he later became the vice-chairman of the committee in 1971The prosecution yesterday completed its closing arguments in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan at International Crimes Tribunal 2 while tribunal 1 fixed November 25 for hearing the prosecution’s closing arguments in the case against fugitive Abdul Jabbar.

    The three-member tribunal 1 led by Justice Obaidul Hassan adjourned the case proceedings against Subhan until today.

  • Murder accused beaten to death in Chittagong

    The injured Amin, accused in four casesA local terrorist was killed and his cohort was injured in a mob beating at Rangunia upazila of Chittagong on Sunday night.

    The dead Mahbub Alam, 35, was an accused in two cases including a murder case, said Chandan Kumar Chawaktroborty, officer-in- charge of Rangunia police station.

    The injured Amin, accused in four cases, was admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, said the OC adding that police had recovered a light gun, a rifle and six rounds of bullets from their possession.

  • DU student suspended for sexual harassment

    ‘We have suspended Nahid and further action will be taken against him and others if the offence is proved after primary investigation’The Dhaka University authorities yesterday suspended one of its students for his involvement in sexual harassment of some female students. The suspension came on Nahid Shikdar, a fourth year student of Urdu department.

    DU acting proctor Amzad Ali acknowledged the suspension order, saying they also issued a show-cause notice to Nahid along with two others named Arif and Selim from the same department over the incident.

    Earlier, the trio hurled abusives at three female students from music department in a university elevator.

  • Amzad gets Awami League nomination for Sirajganj 3 by-polls

    The constituency fell vacant after the death of Awami League lawmaker Ishaq Hossain TalukdarGazi MM Amzad Hossain Milon, former president of Tarash upazila unit of Awami League, has got the party’s nomination for contesting in the by-election to the Sirajganj-3 (Raiganj-Tarash)  constituency.

    The party’s parliamentarian body headed by its chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has chosen Amzad after taking interviews of 19 candidates, Tofayel Ahmed, a member of the body, told the press yesterday.

    The interview was held at the Gonobhaban in the capital.

  • Sabina brace guides Bangladesh

    Striker Sabina Khatun scored a brace in Bangladesh’s 3-1 triumph over Maldives as the Red and Greens swept into the semifinals of the 3rd Saff Women’s Championship at the Jinnah Football Stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan yesterday.

    Being the runners-up of Group A, Bangladesh will now face Group B champions Nepal in the second semifinal tomorrow at the same venue, an opponent whom they have faced at the same stage in the tournament’s inaugural edition in 2010. Four years ago in Cox’s Bazar, hosts Bangladesh were humbled by Nepal 3-0.

  • Abahani look to maintain momentum

    The traditional Sky Blues also look forward to rectify mistakes from their opening game where a 10-man Abahani toiled hard to escape with a 1-0 victory over Assam ElectricityAbahani Limited are confident to continue their winning spree in the King’s Cup as they take on Bhutan National League outfits Ugyen Academy in their second Group B match at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu today.

    The traditional Sky Blues also look forward to rectify mistakes from their opening game where a 10-man Abahani toiled hard to escape with a 1-0 victory over Assam Electricity. 

    However, team manager Sattyajit Das Rupu reasoned the altitude, low temperature and the turf behind their poor showing against their comparative weaker opponents.

  • Old Trafford new chapter in Messi-Ronaldo rivalry

    Old Trafford new chapter in Messi-Ronaldo rivalry

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s second Old Trafford home-coming will be another highly-charged affair with big rival Lionel Messi leading Argentina in their friendly with Portugal on Tuesday.

    Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford for the first time after leaving Manchester United in 2009 when Real Madrid beat United 2-1 with his winning goal in a Champions League tie in March last year, but he can expect plenty of support this time from fans who would love him to make a permanent move back.

  • Fear of musclemen comes with joy of Aman harvest

    Land grabbers prepare fake documents and claim the khas land allotted to people living in char areas
    Around 5,000 farmers of 20 chars (shoals) in Bhola district have been passing days in panic fearing attack by musclemen and land grabbers ahead of Aman paddy harvest.

    The char land are Ilishachar Ananda, Baghmara, Char Sutkimara, Char Hossen, Bhelumia, Majher Char, Char Medhua, Char Samsuddin, Char Madanpur, Char Modhupur, Char Chotkimara, Shikder Char, Char Kolmi and Char Jahajmara, Char Zahir Uddin and Dhar Char.  In some areas farmers have already started harvesting the paddy.

  • Health complex vandalised for Tk1, injured 8

    The unruly youths vandalised the cash counter and also damaged documents of the health complexEight people including two doctors received severe injuries as a group of local youths beat them up following a bickering over Taka one at Sorail Upazila Health Complex of Brahmanbaria district yesterday.

    The unruly youths vandalised the cash counter and also damaged documents of the health complex. Agitated by the incident, doctors and other employees of the complex went on a strike causing immense sufferings to patients.

  • 15 injured in clash over land dispute

    Safin was admitted to Sreepur Upazila Health Complex, while others took treatment at a local clinicAt least 15 people, including seven policemen, were injured in a clash between two rival groups over a land dispute at Baranol village under Sreepur upazila in Gazipur yesterday.

    The injured police officials are:  assistant sub-inspector Somon, 26, constables Nurul Amin, 56, Abdus Sattar, 57, Abdul Mannan, 50, Abdul Kader, 52, Abdul Baten, 55 and Mohammed Safin, 26.

    Safin was admitted to Sreepur Upazila Health Complex, while others took treatment at  a local clinic.

  • It’s Bangladesh’s time now

    It’s Bangladesh’s time now

    None of what could, and should, be done to realise the potential is rocket science, and there is plenty of real experience to draw onIt is not hard to criticise the Ministry of Aviation and Tourism for their evident inability to either run a successful national ambassador airline, or their failure to develop and implement any consistent and meaningful strategy and implementation program to develop the potential for international-inbound tourism.

  • Dictated by desire

    Dictated by desire

    The false choices present the irreconcilable conundrum of having parliaments mired in polluted bureaucracy and serving an ever-decreasing administrative functionThere is a widely held belief in contemporary politics that the electorate is deprived a real choice when presented with ballot boxes.

  • Bailing ourselves out

    It shows all the signs of a vibrant economy, a nation that is gradually getting wealthy, and the augmented purchasing power of the masses resulting from that prosperous economyThe World Bank (WB) recently reported that “Bangladesh recorded retail sales of $10-12bn during the last two Eid festivals, which took place within a span of three months.” Excellent news indeed.

  • Two killed in Gopalganj road accident

    Two people have been killed as a bus rammed into a house losing its control at Shalbarat under Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj.

    The deceased are Rashida Begum, 55, wife of Monaff Munshi of Shalbarat village and their granddaughter Laila Khanom, 6. Kashiyani police station OC said: “A sand-laden truck rammed into the roadside house losing its control at Shalbarat, killing the two on the spot.” 

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