Tuesday February 20, 2018 05:41 AM

  • Power packed 2015 for Shruti Haasan

    Power packed 2015 for Shruti Haasan

    Shruti Haasan is going to have her hands full in 2015 with as many as 6 films releasing this year, which include four in Bollywood and one each in Tamil and Telugu.

    In Bollywood, Shruti has “Gabbar” opposite Akshay Kumar, “Rocky Handsome” and “Welcome Back” opposite John Abraham and “Yaara” opposite Vidyut Jammwal.

    Down south, she has a yet-untitled Tamil and Telugu project each with Vijay and Mahesh Babu, respectively.

  • Sand-laden trucks parked before Khaleda’s office

    Four sand-laden trucks have been positioned on either side of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office on Sunday night.

    Our Correspondent Mohammad Al Masum Molla reported from the spot: “The law enforcers have parked four sand-laden trucks on either side of Khaleda’s Gulshan office around 12:05am. Asked why the trucks were placed, no officials of the law enforcing agencies made any comment.”

    “Meanwhile, the journalists, who are covering the event, are not being allowed to go inside the office since Sunday evening.”

  • PM: Khaleda’s confinement claim is a drama

    Ruling out BNP's allegation that Begum Khaleda Zia has been confined to her Gulshan office, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina termed it as a drama.

    She said the BNP chairperson staged such many dramas in the past.

    "Khaleda Zia is not confined to her Gulshan office. Who has confined her? She can move to her residence any time," Sheikh Hasina said.

    The PM made the statement while exchanging views with leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at her official Ganobhaban residence here this evening.

  • 77 held in Satkhira

    The police have arrested 77 people, including 10 Jamaat-Shibir men, from different parts of Satkhira, a strong hold of Jamaat-e-Islami.

    Kamal Hossain, information officer of the district police, said: “The arrestees were wanted in different cases, including vandalism and arson cases.”

  • JCD-police clash hurt 10, 25 held


    The police have detained 25 Chhatra Dal activists from several places in the district on Sunday afternoon.

    Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) Kamal Pasha of Brahmanbaria Sadar police station said: “We have detained some 25 JCD men during clashes in different places around 4pm. Ten people also sustained injuries during the clashes.”

  • Security tightened in areas adjacent to BNP office

    Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara entrances blockedThe law enforcers have tightened the security in areas adjacent to the Gulshan party office of the BNP on Sunday afternoon, a day ahead of the BNP rally.

    Earlier today, police checkposts were set up at all entrances to the Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara areas, stopping nearly every vehicle coming in.

    These are the neighbourhoods surrounding the BNP head office, where BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been confined by police since 12am last night.

  • Confined Khaleda firm to join Dhaka rally

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is being confined inside her Gulshan party office since Saturday night, has expressed her firm determination to attend the per-announced rally on Monday.

  • Bus set on fire, 10 burnt

    No report of arrest has been filedTen people have received burns after some miscreants set a passenger bus on fire in front of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital on Sunday.

    Kotwali Model police station Officer-in-Charge Fazlul Karim said: “Some miscreants have set a bus on fire on Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway, leaving 10 people, including the driver of the bus.”

    “Of the injured, five have been admitted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital in critical condition.”

  • BGB deployed ahead of BNP rally

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has been deployed in the capital and some other important places across the country on Sunday evening, ahead of the January 5 rally of the BNP-led 20-party alliance.

    "The BGB personnel have been deployed at 6pm this evening to assist police in maintaining law and order," BGB Public Relation Officer Mohsin Reza told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • 58 held in C’nawabganj drive

    The police have detained 58 people, including 10 BNP-Jamaat members, from different parts of the district on Sunday.

    The district Police Super Basir Ahmed said: “We have picked 58 people, including 10 leaders and activists of the BNP and the Jamaat, conducting a special drive at different points of the district on Sunday.”

  • Crude bomb exploded near DT office

    Unidentified miscreants have exploded a crude bomb in front of the office of the Dhaka Tribune on Sunday.

    Witnesses said some miscreants exploded the crude bomb outside the office around 5:45pm and fled the scene immediately.

    However, none was injured in the explosion.

    A team of law enforcers arrived in the spot immediately after the explosion.

    None could be traced in connection with the blast.

  • JCD clashes with police, 10 held

    The police have nabbed 10 members of Chhatra Dal during a clash in the town on Sunday.

    Locals said the JCD members brought out a protest procession in the town around 2pm.

    At one stage, they started vandalising roadside shops and vehicles.

    On information, the police rushed in and tried to bring the situation under control, triggering a clash, said SI Ibrahim of Habiganj Sadar Model police station.

  • Crude bomb kills Krishak League leader

    The deceased is Idrisur Rahman IdrisA local leader of Krishak League, a front organisation of the Awami League, has died in a crude bomb blast in the capital's Islambagh area on Sunday afternoon.

    The deceased is Idrisur Rahman Idris, 28, Krishak League's joint general secretary of Ward No. 24.

    Quoting witnesses, the police said unidentified miscreant hurled a crude bomb at the Eidgah ground of Islambagh area around 4pm, while the local leaders were attending an arbitration, leaving six people injured.

  • 17 Shibir members held in Comilla

    The police have detained 17 members of Chhatra Shibir, including Chandina upazila unit president, from the upazila Sadar on Sunday.

    Chandina police station Officer-in-Charge Golam Morshed said: “We picked the Shibir men up while they were holding a secret meeting at a house in the afternoon.”

  • 4-year-old drowns in Sunamganj

    A four-year-old boy has drowned in a haor (wetland) in the district's Madhyanagar area on Sunday.

    The deceased is Ranjan Seal, son of Raghuram Seal, of Bansikunda village under South Bansikunda Union.

    Officer-in-Charge Hasanuzzaman of Maddhanagar police station said: “Ranjan went out of his house in the early hours of the day.”

  • 15 BNP, Jamaat activists arrested in Chandpur

    Police have arrested 15 activists of BNP and Jamaat in Chandpur.

    Of them, seven were BNP activists, eight Jamaat, police said.

    Chandpur SP Amir Zafar said they were arrested from different places of the district as they were warranted accused in various cases.

    They were arrested in the time between Saturday night to Sunday Morning [till 9am] from different places under Sadar, Hajiganj, Shahrasti and Kachua upazilas of the district.

  • ICC World Cup squad declared

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

    BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon made the announcement at a press conference on Sunday afternoon.

    He said the national selection panel kept its eyes on the Dhaka league and named the final squad of 15 members on the basis of their performance.

    The final squad is likely to depart a month ahead of the event in Australia. Their first warm-up game is against Pakistan at Sydney’s Blacktown Oval on February 9.

  • North Korea calls US sanctions hostile

    It came as Sony was about to release The Interview, a comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leaderNorth Korea has described new sanctions imposed in response to a major cyber-attack against Sony Pictures as part of a hostile and inflammatory US policy.

    The US placed sanctions on three North Korean organisations and 10 individuals after the FBI blamed Pyongyang for the cyber-attack.

    North Korea praised the attack on Sony but denied any involvement in it.

    It came as Sony was about to release The Interview, a comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.

  • PM to address nation Monday evening

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation at 7:15pm on Monday.

    The premier will deliver the address marking one-year completion of the general election held on January 5, 2014, said PM’s Press Adviser AKM Shamim Chowdhury, reports BSS.

    Bangladesh Television, 12 stations of Bangladesh Betar, private television channels, private commercial radios and community radios will simultaneously air the PM's address, he added.

  • Evening Brief

    ICC World Cup squad declared

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.

    BCB President Nazmul Hasan Papon made the announcement at a press conference on Sunday afternoon.

    BGB deployed ahead of BNP rally

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