- Foreign Affairs
- November 18, 2017
No cases filed yet over Rangamati attacks; UPDF prime suspectFinding no way to beat it, 40-year-old Danabi Chakma braces this biting winter under the open sky at Chhuridas Para under Naniachar in the Rangamati hill district area.
Her little abode was burnt on Tuesday when the local Bangali settlers torched around 55 houses in the locality. A day after the horrific attacks, she is yet to find a place to lay her head, food to eat, or warm clothes to fight the cold.
The militants needed around Tk50 lakh to make the real drones Detectives said they have busted a militant hideout in Jatrabari of the capital where members of radical Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) were working to produce drones with a view to launching “deadly attacks” on key installations carrying explosives, and detained two youths.
“After being successful in their experiment that ran for nearly six months, the detained Ansarullah members were at the final stage of their planning to make real drones,” Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of the Detective Branch (DB) of Police, said yesterday.
‘Since he is not educated and civilised, he talks rubbish like an uncivilised person’Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday advised BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to ask her “spoiled” son Tarique Rahman to watch his mouth while giving statements.
“Otherwise the people of the country will teach him a befitting lesson,” she said in the wake of Tarique’s statement in London on Monday that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a razakar.
A number of leaders of the ruling Awami League and prominent citizens also vented anger and grievances over Tarique’s comment, terming him insane.
Pakistan yesterday began three days of mourning for the 148 killed in the attack on the schoolPakistan yesterday lifted a six-year moratorium on the death penalty, a day after the deadliest ever Taliban terror attack on a school in Peshawar that killed 132 children and 16 others.
It also coincides with a high-level Pakistan state visit to Kabul, in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, accompanied by army chief and head of intelligence, is set to discuss tackling insurgency with the Afghan president and Nato commander, reports AFP.
Pakistan yesterday also began three days of mourning for the 148 killed in the attack on the school.
The draft law was also aimed at regulating appointment, promotion, transfer and other terms of public serviceA parliamentary committee yesterday forwarded a new draft of the public services act to the prime minister’s office for approval.
The committee’s chairman H N Ashikur Rahman confirmed that very soon the draft of Public Service Act will be placed in the cabinet; upon approval, the bill will be sent to the parliamentary committee for final inspection. He was speaking to Dhaka Tribune after presiding over a regular meeting of The parliamentary committee on public administration ministry.
During primary interrogations, all seven confessed to being involved in bank cheque forgery and withdrawing around Tk50 lakh to dateThe Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested seven members of a gang for allegedly withdrawing huge amount of money from different banks in the capital through forgery.
They were all from Badda, Uttara and Baridhara during a drive, said Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of the RAB’s Legal and Media Wing, at a press briefing at its headquarters.
The arrestees were named as Jakir Hossain, 41, Al-Amin alias Sumon, 26, Md Rizvi Khayer, 37, Abul Kalam Shaikh, 58, Abul Hashem Pramanik Sawpan, 38, Waheduzzaman Sohel, 36, and Sonia Akther alias Lipi alias Sahinur, 20.
President Abdul Hamid has expressed deep shock over the mass killing of children in a savage Taliban militant attack at a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in Pakistan on Tuesday.
“I am deeply shocked by the barbaric and heinous massacre in Peshawar. I strongly condemn the savage killing of school children,” the president said in a condolence message issued
The president also prayed for the departed souls and offered sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Brick field owners will get 5% Advance Income Tax (AIT) waiver in importing coal from India, to be used in brick kilns.
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) issued a statutory regulatory order (SRO) in this regard yesterday, said an official seeking anonymity.
The government currently imposes 31% tax on imported coal. Brick field owners will not get the tax waiver if they import coal from China and Indonesia.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu swiftly called on Europe to maintain the banThe Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union’s terrorist list, an EU court ruled yesterday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis.
However, in its ruling, the bloc’s second highest tribunal, the General Court of the European Union, said EU member states could maintain their freeze on Hamas’s assets for three months to give time for further review or to appeal the verdict.
‘These banks were facilitated mostly by Bangladesh Bank to reschedule loans through taking advantages of relaxed policy, but they have failed to reduce their NPL rate’The financial indicators of the four state-owned banks have deteriorated in September quarter in the backdrop of rising trend in Non Performing Loans (NPL) during the last three quarters in a row.
Though the central bank had earlier pressed these banks for cash recovery from the defaulters to reduce the classified loans, the banks could not perform well in the last quarter in this regard.
They are holding a two-minute silence following an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra ModiIndian schoolchildren are protesting against a Taliban attack at a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar city that killed 132 children and nine staff.
They are holding a two-minute silence following an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mr Modi condemned the “dastardly attack” and appealed to mourn the deaths as “a mark of solidarity.”
World leaders voiced disgust at the Taliban’s deadliest attack to date, which even its Afghan allies disowned.
‘We detailed the plan for the liaison office and how it can benefit both countries in maintaining congenial relations’Bangladesh has proposed setting up a border liaison office in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar in order to smoothen joint efforts with Myanmar to curb trans-boundary crimes and illegal trespassing.
The proposal was placed on day one of the four-day border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) at the BGB Headquarters in Dhaka.
“We detailed the plan for the liaison office and how it can benefit both countries in maintaining congenial relations,” said a BGB official who attended the conference.
Bangladesh have never met Japan U-21 before Bangladesh will look to entertain the home crowd as well as learn more about topnotch football when they host the Japan Under-21 team in a Fifa international friendly at Bangabandhu National Stadium today. The friendly will kick off at 5pm with Channel 9 transmitting the match live from the venue.
The friendly is a part of the visitors’ preparation for the 2016 Olympics football competition in Rio while the home side will target some valuable match-practice ahead of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup, slated for the middle of next month.
Seven more held over jewellery robberyThey are about 80 in number from different districts of the country but they do not know each other except for the ring leaders.
They are from different low-income professions like day labourers, drivers, carpenters, garage workers or street hawkers.
Most of them have two wives who carry bombs, arms and ammunition to help their husbands commit the robberies.
The men are none other than members of notorious inter-district gang led by Babul-Hasan-Kalam Bahini.
The FIH president called on Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) secretary general Syed Shahed Reza at BOA House yesterday International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre assured the Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) of providing a high-profile coach for the development of the game in the country.
The FIH president called on Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) secretary general Syed Shahed Reza at BOA House yesterday and discussed as to how Bangladesh hockey could be developed.
123 cricketers (79 Indian and 44 foreign) were retained by their respective franchises Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has been retained as the foreign recruit by the reigning champions of Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders, for their upcoming season, confirmed the IPL’s official website yesterday.
123 cricketers (79 Indian and 44 foreign) were retained by their respective franchises as the time window of contract renewal ended on December 15.
This is the first time that both the employee forum and the management came into a solution to disburse the fund worth Tk420 croreIn a surprise move, the Grameenphone management has said they are considering the proposal by a committee – which represents both employees and management – to disburse the long-disputed profit sharing for the years 2010-2012.
Employees of the mobile phone operator staged demonstrations yesterday demanding the payment of what they were entitled to get under the organisation’s profit sharing rule.
This is the first time that both the employee forum and the management came into a solution to disburse the fund worth Tk420 crore.
The Quick City College Rugby comprising 10 college teams starts at Paltan Ground tomorrow.
The teams are defending champions Dhaka Imperial College, last year’s runners-up Doctor Malika College, Gazipur Cantonment College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Rajendrapur Cantonment College, Cambrian College, Dhaka Commerce College, Adamjee Cantonment College, St. Joseph High School and Capital College.
Bangladesh Bridge Authority had initially awarded the contract to the Italian-Thai Development Company for Tk8,703 crore, the estimated cost now is over Tk9,000 croreThe government has formed a 13-member project steering advisory committee to solve the financing problem of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway.
Officials of the Bridges Division said the steering committee was formed as no private investor was interested in the biggest Public Private Partnership (PPP) project anymore after the project cost rose by Tk297 crore because of a three-year-long delay. Malaysian companies that were once keen to invest in the project had now backtracked, they added.
Osamajik Karjokolap Protirodh Committee Chairman Maolana Abdul Aziz and General Secretary Maolana Abdul Jalil to ensure safe return of the sex workersHundreds of sex workers who were evicted from the 200-year-old Kandapara brothel in Tangail town have started returning to their station following a High Court order.
Protesting their return, members of Osamajik Karjokolap Protirodh Committee (body to resist anti-social activities), who had evicted them, organised a meeting at the Tangail Central Mosuq yesterday.
They announced to bring out a procession in the town on Friday after Jum’a prayers, with a vow to prevent anti-social elements from entering the area.