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  • Ex-Jubo Dal leader killed ‘over control of extortion racket’

    A hired shooter killed him according to the direction and planning of top criminal Former Jubo Dal leader Afzal Hossain Sattar alias Gola Kata Sattar was killed by hired hitmen over the control of the tannery industry extortion racket in the Hazaribagh area of the capital.

    “A hired shooter killed him according to the direction and planning of top criminal Sanjidul Islam Emon, while he [Emon] was in jail,” Lt Col SM Masud Rana, commanding officer (CO) of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) 2.

  • Tarique faces arrest warrant for ‘razakar’ remark

    Tarique said Sheikh Mujib never wanted an independent Bangladesh, but a combined PakistanA Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman, currently in the UK on parole, in a defamation and sedition case filed by a lawyer for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a “razakar.”

    Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan passed the order after Md Mostafizur Rahman Dulal, a member of the Dhaka Bar Association, filed the case. The court also asked the police station concerned to submit warrant execution report on February 2.

  • JS body recommends vacating MP flats by mid-January

    The House Committee on the tenth parliament yesterday recommended that nine incumbent cabinet members vacate the flats they were allotted when they were only lawmakers in the ninth parliament.

    During a meeting of the committee, the nine – Hasanul Haq Inu, Sayedul Haq, Shajahan Khan, Sharif Shamsur Rahman Dilu, Mirza Azam, Abdullah Al-Islam Jacob and three others – were recommended to vacate flats by January 15 next year.

  • Two ministers give conflicting views on oil spill

    Inspection committee claims not seeing dead dolphin as reportedTwo ministers, whose offices are closely linked with the Sundarbans, yesterday gave conflicting views about the oil spill and its environmental impacts; the same day a government inspection team said they had not seen any dead dolphin or crocodile.

    As of yesterday – 10 days after a tanker went down the Sela River with over 350,000 litres of furnace oil – local people have managed to collect only around 65,000 litres.

  • ‘Dead’ Hefazat activist found alive 19 months after May 5 rally

    A DB team found Faruk in Chittagong city’s Miskin Shah MazarA 16-year-old Hefazat-e-Islam activist, whose family claimed that he had been “killed” during the Shapla Chattar clash with police last year, has now been found alive in Chittagong.

    The Detective Branch of Chittagong Metropolitan Police on Wednesday traced down and detained Al Faruk, who went missing following the clash on May 5 last year.

    A DB team found Faruk in Chittagong city’s Miskin Shah Mazar, while he was handed over to his maternal uncle yesterday afternoon, said DB Sub-Inspector Sontosh Kumar Chakma.

  • Moosa ‘earned’ that $7bn abroad

    Moosa ‘earned’ that $7bn abroad

    He came in a Mercedes Benz blue edition SUV with an army of 25 bodyguards Controversial business tycoon and alleged arms trader Moosa Bin Shamsher appeared at the Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters yesterday two hours before schedule in all royalty.

    He came in a Mercedes Benz blue edition SUV with an army of 25 bodyguards – all wearing black suits and sunglasses – in six micro-buses. Of them, four were women.

    The businessman, labelled by many as “Prince Moosa,” was possibly wearing his much-talked-about diamond-plaque shoes and wrist watch.

  • Khaleda now asks Hasina to watch her mouth

    Khaleda: Our boys are educated; they follow Ziaur RahmanBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to watch her tongue and use decent words.

    “They are [ruling party] not even sparing foreigners as they have got used to badmouthing us. I want to ask Hasina to restrain her tongue before advising others.

    “Hold your tongue. The way you are talking is unacceptable. A self-declared prime minister cannot speak like this…control your tongue and use decent language,” she cautioned.

  • Mumbai terror attack suspect granted bail in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency prosecutor disagreed with the bail requestA day after the Pakistani government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terrorism-related cases, Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, a military commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, was let off on bail by a special anti-terror court.

    Lakhvi, a senior member of the Lashkar hierarchy, was second only to Mumbai terrorist attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

    He was arrested in December 2008 soon after the serial attacks that rocked Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

  • AL: Public will cut off Tarique’s tongue

    Dr Hasan Mahmud made the statement at a press conference on BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman’s recent remarks in which he called Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ‘a razakar’ Ruling Awami League’s Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said if the people of Bangladesh got hold of Tarique Rahman they would cut off his tongue for making false statements against Bangabandhu and the Awami League.

    He made the statement at a press conference on BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman’s recent remarks in which he called Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “a razakar” and said the Awami League did not participate in the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • Govt mulls childhood blindness survey

    The government is planning to conduct a survey to determine the number of children with blindness in the country, said a senior official yesterday.

    Prof AHM Enayet Hussain of National Eye Care under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the government plan at a symposium in the city.

    Orbis International organised the symposium, titled “Universal Eye Health: Orbis Initiatives and Experience in Bangladesh,” at Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS) at Mirpur.

  • 34th BCS written exam results out

    9,822 candidates had been cleared to appear the oral examThe results of the public service written examinations were published yesterday. The viva phase of the assessment will start form January 26, Public Service Commission officials said.

    PSC’s Exams Controller (cadre) AEM Nesar Uddin told the Dhaka Tribune that 9,822 candidates had been cleared to appear the oral exam.

  • Bapa presents six suggestions to tackling Sundarbans oil spill

    Green activists yesterday demanded immediate governmental actions in tackling the oil spill in the Sundarbans’ Sela River and implementing their six-point recommendations to protect the world’s largest mangrove forest from further danger.

  • LGB community feels conflict in faith, lack of confidence

    More than 50% said they live in constant fear of their sexual orientation being outDespite homosexuality being a tabooed issue in our society, about 59% of a surveyed community of 751 people said they have never faced discrimination due to their sexual orientation.

    However, many also said they felt their sexual orientation conflicting with their religious identity, some considering it a sin and immoral, the results showed. More than 50% said they live in constant fear of their sexual orientation being out.

  • What happened inside the Sydney cafe

    Three people, including Monis, died in the siegeJoel Herat, who was taken hostage inside a cafe in Sydney, has in an interview revealed the drama that unfolded inside the cafe where he and 16 others were held at gunpoint by Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis.

    Talking to Fairfax Media, Joel’s father Bruce Herat revealed that Monis repeatedly said “someone must die now” when the first of the hostages escaped on Monday afternoon.

    Three people, including Monis, died in the siege.

  • US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years

    The Vatican and Canada facilitated the dealThe United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.

    After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a phone call on Tuesday on a breakthrough prisoner exchange, the opening of embassies in each other’s countries, and an easing of some restrictions on commerce.

  • India wants Pakistan to reverse unfortunate Lakhvi bail

    His bail came a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a moratorium on the death penaltyA Pakistani court yesterday granted bail to 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, sparking outrage in India which minced no words to condemn the decision as unacceptable and unfortunate.

    His bail came a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a moratorium on the death penalty and pledged to wipe out terrorism from the region in the wake of the massacre of 132 schoolchildren in Peshawar.

  • Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

    Anger mixed with the grief as people looked to the authorities to act decisivelyPakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban insurgency.

    Anger mixed with the grief as people looked to the authorities to act decisively. In an apparent response to public opinion after what may have been the deadliest militant attack in Pakistani history, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced he had lifted a moratorium on the death penalty.

  • Young Samurais too skillful to contain

    Young Samurais too skillful to contain

    The visiting Japan Under-21 team showed exactly why they are considered the next Blue Samurais as their relentless attacks saw them end the year with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bangladesh national team in the Fifa friendly match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

    Japan, ranked 54th in the latest Fifa world ranking, slipped to second in the AFC rankings just yesterday, but the style of play and the vast disparity between two footballing nations from two opposite poles in Asian football was easy to read.

  • Titu’s ‘third attacker’ fear comes true

    Titu’s ‘third attacker’ fear comes true

    Titu admitted the lack of physical fitness, tactical and technical inferiority that made all the differenceBangladesh coach Saiful Bari Titu’s apprehension of failing to cut the third attacker down came agonisingly true as Japan scored three goals to stamp their authority in the Fifa International Friendly at the Bangabandhu National Syadium yesterday.

  • Makoto’s half time speech ignites visitors

    Makoto’s half time speech ignites visitors

    Makoto observed the Bangladeshis before sticking to his planIt was a simple message during the half-time from Japan U-21 coach Makoto Teguramori that ignited the passion of his players and consequentially burn the Bangladesh resistance into ashes.

    “You have only 45 minutes left to finish the year of 2014, it is the last match of this year for you, you decide how you want to finish it, its your decision whether you want to win or lose,” was the message after the first-half ended in a goalless stalemate and eventually saw the visitors score three goals in a span of 15 minutes.

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