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  • Murder motive woman denies knowing victim

    RAB leaves it to police to probe other motives for Shafiul murderThe woman, whose husband RAB said killed Rajshahi University (RU) professor Shafiul Islam Lilon for abusing her, claims never to have known or worked with the teacher.

    The Rapid Action Battalion’s theory about the motive behind the Shafiul slaying seems undermined by recent statements made by the woman in question and by the comments of co-workers at the university.

  • Photo story: Leap of the Law

    Photo story: Leap of the Law

  • Latif now more ‘wanted’ than before

    Until last night, police said they could not trace Latif, who has arrest warrants in several cases for hurting religious sentiments.Sacked minister Latif Siddique’s sudden homecoming from Kolkata and immediate disappearance on Sunday night gave rise to daylong drama and confusions yesterday.

    Until last night, police said they could not trace Latif, who has arrest warrants in several cases for hurting religious sentiments.

    State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Latif could not be arrested without the speaker’s permission because a session of the Jatiya Sangsad was going on and he was still an incumbent lawmaker.

  • JS debate over Latif’s arrest

    Latif Siddique had made derogatory comments on Hajj, Ijtema and the PM’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy at a discussion in the USA on September 28The parliament session yesterday was fraught with tension over sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique as senior opposition leaders and independent lawmakers demanded his dismissal as MP and immediate arrest.

    Latif Siddique had made controversial comments on Hajj, Ijtema and the PM’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy at a discussion in the USA on September 28.

    He was later dropped from the cabinet. The ruling Awami League also cancelled his party membership.

  • PM: Bring SUST brawlers to book

    The prime minister issued the directive during a video conference with the Sylhet metropolitan police commissioner yesterday The prime minister has demanded the immediate arrest of participants in a violent clash at Shahjalal University and Science and Technology (SUST) that caused the university to be closed indefinitely.

    A bitter internecine battle between factions of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the ruling party’s student body, left one dead and over twenty injured on Thursday. 

  • Mobarak to hang for 33 murders

    Mobarak to hang for 33 murders

    The rolling hills of the area were witness to heavy battles during those monthsIt must have been a muggy day on August 22 at Akhaura in 1971. The war was in full swing and the freedom fighters had a formidable presence along the other side of the border in India. The rolling hills of the area were witness to heavy battles during those months.

    The village of Tanmandayl, close to the border, was most likely within the Muktibahini artillery range too. Locally known as a collaborator, razakar Mobarak Hossain and several accomplices called a meeting that afternoon at the house of one Noor Baksh.

  • SC clears way for Khaleda trial on graft charges

    The five-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Md. Mozammel Hossain, passed the ordersThe Supreme Court yesterday dismissed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s two leave-to-appeal petitions, clearing the way for continuing trial proceedings in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

    The five-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Md. Mozammel Hossain, passed the orders.

  • 5 in 5 for Rupganj, Kalabagan CA win nail biter in DPL

    Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Kalabagan Cricket Academy claimed full three pointsJahurul Islam’s 95 guided Legends of Rupganj to their fifth consecutive victory in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) as they beat Victoria Sporting Club by seven wickets yesterday. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Kalabagan Cricket Academy also claimed full three points from their respective matches on the day.

    Legends of Rupganj v Victoria Sporting Club, BKSP-3

  • Tigers rest Al Amin as teams reach Dhaka

    Tigers rest Al Amin as teams reach Dhaka

    Bangladesh Cricket Board also announced the squad for the third day-night affair at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and the only name missing was of pacer Al Amin HossainBangladesh and Zimbabwe teams returned to Dhaka yesterday afternoon and are scheduled to train at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium today ahead of their series decider on Wednesday.

    The Tigers, who tasted sour defeat one after another for the first 10 months of the year, staged great character and fighting mentality to humble the visitors so far in the home series as they return from Chittagong in a chirpy mood.

  • RMP commissioner: RAB arrests just a fresh clue

    RAB on Sunday arrested six people and claimed that one of them had masterminded the killing of ShafiulResponding to RAB’s claim about the arrest of Rajshahi University teacher AKM Shafiul Islam killing mastermind, Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shamsuddin yesterday said it would be considered a new clue in the probe. 

    “We are not neglecting the RAB statement. We see it as a fresh clue in the entire investigation,” he said.

    The RMP commissioner said all the arrestees would be interrogated more thoroughly as more evidence is what the police are trying to gather, said Shamsuddin while addressing a briefing at RMP headquarters.

  • MSC appoint Joshi as coach

    MSC appoint Joshi as coach

    Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club Ltd named their former winger Kazi Jashimuddin Ahmed Joshi  as the coach for the upcoming season while former midfielder Abdul Qayum Sentu be his assistant for the traditional Black and White outfit.

    Mohammedan’s appointed Portuguese coach Jose Rui Capela Batista last year following the short stints from Saiful Bari Titu and Jewel Rana and the club finished 4th in the point table of the Nitol-Tata Premier Football League last season.

  • Abahani face uphill task in King’s Cup

    The Sky Blues will take the field with very little chance of progressing further as they not only need to win, but win with a difference of five goalsAbahani Limited face an uphill task to move to the semifinals of the King’s Cup as they take on I-League’s Pune FC in their last group match at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan at 3pm BST today.

    The Sky Blues will take the field with very little chance of progressing further as they not only need to win, but win with a difference of five goals and that result is very unlikely against the Indian top side.

  • Mobarak, a Jamaati expelled from AL

    But Mobarak claimed in testimony that he still held the postMobarak Hossain who has been sentenced to death for war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War in Brahmanbaria was a posted leader of the Awami League for 16 years. Before that he was a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, labelled as a criminal organisation for its role during the war.

    According to the verdict delivered yesterday Mobarak was born on January 10, 1950 at Nayadil village of Brahmanbaria. He studied up to grade VIII. His profession is business but he is known as a collaborator in his locality.

  • Discontent prevails among leaders over Kushtia AL council

    When contacted, Afaz Uddin echoed the voice of Rauf, telling that they have made allegation in this regard to the high-ups of the partySome senior leaders of the ruling Awami League have allegedly been fed up due to not getting invitation to much-awaited Kushtia district unit AL council going to be held today after a gap of ten years.

  • TI founder in Dhaka over RMG labour standards

    TI founder in Dhaka over RMG labour standards

    The government alone cannot ensure the proper and sustainable development of the sectorA platform consisting of the government, civil society and the private sector is badly needed to ensure sustainable development of the readymade garment sector, Peter Eigen, founder chairman of Transparency International (TI), yesterday said.

    Eigen was speaking at the “Meet the Media” programme of the Garment Industries Transparency Initiative (GITI), organised by the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) at its office in the capital.

  • Fund crisis compels 120 Protibha schools of Magura to close

    The main motto of the project is to minimise the drop out of the primary students in the districtSome 120 Protibha schools deal with the pre-primary school students to prevent the drop out rate in the district have appeared on the verge of closure as those financier United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bangladesh is going to stop financing From January next year as per project deadline.

    Consequently, an apprehension of deprivation from one year of basic education has been looming over a total of 3,600 students of the schools.

  • DU teacher’s daughter dies falling down a lift shaft

    When this report was filed, the family had submitted an application to acquire the dead body without a post-mortemA Dhaka University teacher’s daughter allegedly fell down an empty lift shaft at a residential building in the capital’s Lalbagh area and died yesterday evening. 

    The deceased, Nazat Fayeda Satta,18, was the daughter of Md Mujibul Haque and Mehejabin Haque. Mehejabin is an associate professor at the psychology department in Dhaka University. 

  • Youth from Nilphamari wins Plan International Global Award

    Plan Germany, through the regional office of Nilphamari, informed Keshab on Friday.A 19-year-old Bangladeshi youth has won the Plan International Global Award 2014 for his contribution in raising awareness on education.

    The awardee is Keshab Roy, son of Ajindra Barman, hailing from Kaimari village under Joldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district.  

    Plan Germany, through the regional office of Nilphamari, informed Keshab on Friday.

    From Bangladesh, Keshab has been chosen as a volunteer for Plan International among volunteers of 70 other countries.

  • Indiscriminate catching reducing snail count

    Experts suggest commercial farming to meet increasing demandUncontrolled and large scale catching of snails is posing a threat to the species in Gopalganj. About five thousand people of the five upazilas of the district are earning their livelihood by catching snails.

    Snails caught in the district have a great demand among the shrimp hatcheries in Khulna, Bagerhat, Satkhira, and Barisal.

    According to the Fisheries and Livestock Department, shrimp farming has picked up over the last few years in the south-western region of the country. And snail-meat helps rapid growth of shrimps. That is why demand of snails has also gone up.

  • Mother and son killed over sex business

    Local people found the lying bodies in their house in the morning and informed policeA woman and her son were hacked to death over sex business at Deolia village in Bagmara upazila yesterday.

    The deceased were identified as Akhlima Begum, 45, wife of former UP member late Mojibur, and their son Jahidur Rahmna Jahid, 25, a college student.

    Sources said local people found the lying bodies in their house in the morning and informed police.

    Police said, they might have been killed by stabbing at first and later they were hacked.

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