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Wednesday November 22, 2017 02:57 AM



  • Direct flights to US await clearance

    The FAA awarded the Civil Aviation Administration, Bangladesh (CAAB) category two statusDirect flights between Bangladesh and the United States, currently barred by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) because Bangladesh’s civil aviation authority does not meet US flight security requirements, may commence by next year.

    The FAA awarded the Civil Aviation Administration, Bangladesh (CAAB) category two status, but the Bangladeshi agency has been in the process of obtaining category one status for the last two and a half years.

  • Forgery rackets’ activities at top court ‘alarming’

    Clerks these days take cases, choose little-known lawyers to feed the court forged bail petitions Deceiving Supreme Court judges to obtain bail for alleged offenders has gradually becoming an alarming practice among lawyers as another incident of submitting wrong information and forged documents before the apex court has been revealed recently.

    The latest incident – second such chilling incident in the last two and a half months – is clear evidence of criminal rackets operating in the lower and the higher courts, making fabricated police documents and are submitted to the court to obtain bail.

  • Hospital with SSC-passed physicians busted

    Hospital with SSC-passed physicians busted

    The illegal business came to forefront yesterday when a mobile court sealed off the hospital named “Shahjalal General Hospital” in the capital’s Agargaon area A “doctor” with a Higher School Certificate in humanities had been running a private hospital in the capital for last three years.

    Sujon Das, the owner of the hospital has two aids – his cousin Sumon Pal, 24, and Masum Mridha, 28 – both with education up to Secondary School Certificate.

    The illegal business came to forefront yesterday when a mobile court sealed off the hospital named “Shahjalal General Hospital” in the capital’s Agargaon area and awarded the three cheats different jail terms and fines.

  • PM okays scrapping licenses of two IGWs

    The two companies have dues to mobile operators and ICX amounting not less than Tk100 crorePrime minister Sheikh Hasina gave her approval to start the process of cancelling licenses of two International Gateway (IGW) operators for failing to pay about Tk150 crore as license fees and revenue sharing, sources of the telecommunication ministry and the regulatory commission informed.

    Last week the Premier gave the approval, which the Post and Telecommunication Division immediately forwarded to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), a senior official of the telecom division told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • Bangladesh signs trade and land allocation deals with Bhutan

    Bangladesh signs trade and land allocation deals with Bhutan

    The two Saarc neighbours signed another deal on land allocation that would see the handing over of a plot in Dhaka Baridhara for the embassy of BhutanBangladesh and Bhutan yesterday inked a deal on trade that would allow the two countries duty free access to 90 of each others products.

    The two Saarc neighbours signed another deal on land allocation that would see the handing over of a plot in Dhaka Baridhara for the embassy of Bhutan, reports UNB.

    The signings yesterday marked the first day of Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay’s three-day visit to Bangladesh.

  • UN: Thousands fled Bangladesh, Myanmar by sea

    The report has found that more people are risking their lives on smugglers’ boats in South-East Asia despite the prospect of horrific violence en routeA new UN report points to a sharp increase in numbers of boat people mostly from Bangladesh and Myanmar.

    According to the UN High Commission for Refugees report, more than 53,000 people fled by sea from the Bangladesh-Myanmar border region from June 2013 to June 2014, an increase of 60% from the previous year.

  • 14 sued one and a half years after the biggest gold haul

    After the haul, Gourango asked customs boss to hand over the gold to his agent MilonCustoms intelligence yesterday sued 14 people in connection with a one and a half year old incident of smuggling 124kg gold through the Dhaka airport, said to be the biggest ever haul ever.

    The case, filed with the airport police station on Friday night, mentions the names of 10 employees of the national flag carrier Biman and four outsiders, including two foreigners.

  • Housewife dies by setting herself on fire

    Only a week into the marriage, Asad started torturing Irin physically and tried to create pressure through the matchmaker on the family members so that she sought divorceA newly married housewife yesterday allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire in her house in the South Keraniganj area, in the outskirts of the capital.  Irin Akther, 24, the housewife got married to Asaduzzaman Jhontu, 32, on November 14 this year, said her brother Md Rajib. 

    Only a week into the marriage, Asad started torturing Irin physically and tried to create pressure through the matchmaker on the family members so that she sought divorce, claiming that Irin’s character was not good, Rajib said. 

  • BNP leader injured in gunfight

    Three policemen, including sub-inspector , were injured during the gunfightA local BNP leader was injured in a gunfight between police and members of his group at Katkhali Beel in Shyamnagar upazila on Friday night.

    The injured was identified as Akter Faruk, son of Haji Ashaul Islam, a
    resident of Kashimari village of the upazila.

    Organising secretary of BNP Kashimari union unit in the upazila, Akter is accused in many cases, said police.

    Three policemen, including sub-inspector Ashraful, were injured during the gunfight.

  • AL leader hurt in gun attack

    Police said a group of criminals swooped on Faruk in the area and fired several shots at him while he was going to a local market from his houseA local leader of Awami League sustained bullet wounds in a gun attack by miscreants at Latifpur village in Sadar upazila yesterday.

    Faruk Hossain was the vice-president of Chandraganj union unit AL.

    Police said a group of criminals swooped on Faruk in the area and fired several shots at him while he was going to a local market from his house.

    He was sent to Lakshmipur Sadar Hospital in a critical condition.

    In protest, AL activists blocked the Lakshmipur-Chowmuhani Road for one an hour. Later, police brought the situation under control.

  • Pakistan says top al-Qaeda militant killed in raid

    The military announced Shukrijumah’s death in a statementPakistani soldiers killed a top al-Qaeda operative Saturday who was indicted in the US for his alleged involvement in a plot to bomb New York’s subway system, the military said in a statement.

    The death of Adnan Shukrijumah is the latest blow to the terror organisation still reeling from the 2011 killing of leader Osama bin Laden and now largely eclipsed by the militant Islamic State group. It also marks a major achievement for the Pakistani military, which mounted a widespread military operation in the northwest this summer.

  • Trees felled, power cut as typhoon hits Philippines

    There was no word of any casualtiesStrong winds felled trees as a powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines yesterday, bringing intense rain and threatening to wreak more destruction to areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.

    More than half a million people had already fled to shelters ahead of Typhoon Hagupit making landfall, in what a UN agency said was one of the world’s biggest peacetime evacuations.

  • Syria says repels IS attack on air base

    The terrorists have been unable to control the air baseA Syrian military source said yesterday that government forces had repelled an attack by Islamic State militants on an air base in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, one of the last remaining government stronghold in
    eastern Syria.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Islamic State fighters broke into the Deir al-Zor air base at dawn yesterday but were forced to retreat. It said 119 fighters on both sides were killed.

  • Hagel: US to keep more troops in Afghanistan as violence spikes

    The United States will keep up to 1,000 more soldiers than previously planned in Afghanistan into next year, outgoing US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said yesterday, in a recognition of the still formidable challenge from Taliban insurgents.

    Hagel, officially confirming a change in the US drawdown schedule first reported by Reuters, said the additional troops were a temporary measure and did not change the long term timeline for withdrawing troops.

  • AF Mujibur Rahman Mathematics Building opens at DU

    AF Mujibur Rahman Mathematics Building opens at DU

    ‘The university has decided to launch the applied mathematics department this year’Dhaka University’s brand new eight-storey maths building, AF Mujibur Rahman Ganit Bhaban, was inaugurated yesterday by DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique.

    The foundation stone of the Tk28cr building, funded by the AF Mujibur Rahman Foundation, was laid on October 11, 2008. Engineers of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Dhaka University worked on the construction of the building.

  • Same minister smokes on his whim

    Same minister smokes on his whim

    The minister’s men surrounded him so that no one could take a pictureMinister Mohsin Ali, designated for the welfare of the society, has another time had a nap on the stage during a programme in Comilla when he also sang a song, habitually, and could not refrain from smoking.

    A lawmaker from Moulvibazar 3 constituency, “chain smoker” Mohsin first triggered huge criticism after smoking on the stage at a reception programme for school students in Sylhet on January 27. He later apologised.

  • Old laptop batteries could power slums, IBM says

    Researchers said using discarded batteries is cheaper than existing power options, and also helps deal with the mounting e-waste problemOld laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power homes in slums, researchers have said.

    An IBM study analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70% had enough power to keep an LED light on more than four hours a day for a year.

    Researchers said using discarded batteries is cheaper than existing power options, and also helps deal with the mounting e-waste problem.

    The concept was trialled in the Indian city of Bangalore this year.

  • Young developers solving ten general problems

    The hackathon, also known as hack day or codefest, was inaugurated at the Institute of Diploma Engineers in Kakrail In terms of participation of some 1,675 mobile application developers, the organisers claimed that a two-day first mobile hackathon in the country as well as the biggest of its kind in the world has started in the capital yesterday.

    The hackathon, also known as hack day or codefest, was inaugurated at the Institute of Diploma Engineers in Kakrail around 9:30am, where young programmers, freelancers, students and mobile application developers flocked together to make mobile apps on ten problems that are most common in the country.

  • No surprise in BCB’s 30-man World Cup squad

    The national selection panel will keep their eyes on the Dhaka league and name the final squad of 15 members on the basis of their performanceThe Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday announced the 30-man preliminary squad for the ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

    Keeping the condition of the host countries in mind, the national selection panel included seven pace bowlers along with two pace-bowling all-rounders in the initial squad. There will, however, be no national camp for the squad due to the ongoing Dhaka Premier League.

    The national selection panel will keep their eyes on the Dhaka league and name the final squad of 15 members on the basis of their performance.

  • Bangladesh up against Oman in title-decider

    With 12 points and 31 goals to their name, Bangladesh finished top of the five-team group while Oman ended at second place to set up the title-decider against the hostsAhead of their title-decider against Oman today, Bangladesh registered a facile 7-0 victory over Sri Lanka in the Men’s Junior AHF Cup at Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday and rounded off their group campaign with a hundred percent record.

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