Thursday March 22, 2018 11:55 PM

  • Six to ten youths took part in the attack on Reaz

    Doctors say he is now out of dangerInvestigators said the ambush attack on BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s Adviser Reaz Rahman was well-orchestrated in which at least six people took part to execute the plan.

    The attackers were aware and keeping an eye on Reaz Rahman as soon as he left BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.

    Police after analysing CCTV footages of three separate buildings came to this conclusion. 

  • 8 more die in blockade violence on day nine

    8 more die in blockade violence on day nine

    At least eight people died and over 20 got injured in different places in the country yesterday on the ninth day of the BNP-led alliance’s indefinite rail-road blockade.

    In Rangpur, at least five including three women and a child were killed and 15 others injured when blockade supporters hurled a petrol bomb on a packed passenger bus at Batason area of Mithapur upazila. The deceased could not be identified immediately.

  • BNP expels leaders over false US congressmen statement

    The BNP has sacked two of its leaders for sending fraudulent statements claiming to be from six United States congressmen to the media that remarked about the country’s prevailing political situation.

    The two expelled leaders are BNP foreign envoy and special advisers Jahid F Sarder Saddi and Majibar Rahman Majumder.

  • Charlie Hebdo ‘All is Forgiven’ edition sells out in minutes

    Charlie Hebdo ‘All is Forgiven’ edition sells out in minutes

    The first edition of Charlie Hebdo published after last week’s deadly attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes at newspaper kiosks around France yesterday morning, with readers queuing up for copies to support the satirical weekly.

    It came as al-Qaeda in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it ordered the killings because it deemed the weekly had insulted the Prophet Mohammad. A total five million copies of so-called “the survivors’ edition” are to be printed, dwarfing the normal 60,000 print run.

  • Bangladesh to import 30-50MW power from India’s open market

    Experts say the project is a good option for Bangladesh in the short termA cabinet committee has approved the decision to procure electricity from the Indian open market.

    As a result, the Power Development Board can now purchase 30-50MW of electricity from India for a period of one year via a trading agent, and address a portion of domestic power shortage. The additional power could be added to the grid as early as this year.

    The decision was made in a meeting of the cabinet committee on public purchase. Finance Minister AMA Muhith chaired the meet.

  • SC judges term attorney general an ‘actor’

    The court fixed February 25 for further hearing in the caseLabelling him as an “actor,” an Appellate Division bench of the Supreme Court yesterday came down heavily on Attorney General Mahbubey Alam for seeking time repeatedly for the last four years on the government action regarding increase of retirement age of lower court judges.

    One of the judges of the eight-member court, headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain, termed the chief law officer of the state an actor during the hearing of Masder Hossain case, known as the judiciary separation case. Other judges echoed him.

  • Fire at Mirpur jhut godown

    Fire at Mirpur jhut godown

    A godown of jhut (garment scraps) was gutted by a fire that broke out in Mirpur Jhutpatti area in the city yesterday.

    Officer-in-Charge of Pallabi police station Ziauzzaman said the fire originated at the warehouse in the area about 2:08pm and spread around soon.

    Twelve firefighting units went to the spot and brought the fire under control around 3:40pm. However, the origin of the fire could not be known immediately.

  • Shamsher Mobin sent to jail after remand

    A Dhaka court yesterday sent BNP Vice-Chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury to jail when police produced him before it ending a five-day remand in a case filed over the attack on AL MP Chhabi Biswas on December 24.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shariar Mahmud Adnan passed the order following Shahbagh police showed him before his court mentioning that Shamser needs to be kept in jail for the sake of proper investigation.

  • One held for spreading indecent photos of PM

    Police claimed that he had been under watch for circulating photoshoped photos among the locals through mobile for the last one monthPolice have detained a youth for spreading indecent photographs of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from his mobile repair shop in Bholahat of the district.

    The accused is Nuruzzaman Milon, 22, from Imamnagar of the upazila. Police claimed that he had been under watch for circulating photoshoped photos among the locals through mobile for the last one month.

    A case was filed against Milon under the Pornography Control Act 2012.

    Police produced him before the district court yesterday seeking remand. But the court ordered him jail.

  • Austria threatens to expropriate Hitler’s house

    Austria threatens to expropriate Hitler’s house

    The Austrian government is looking at options that would allow it to expropriate the house where Adolf Hitler spent his early childhood as it seeks to end a dispute with the owner over its use, officials said yesterday.

    The move is the latest in efforts by the government to ensure that the house is not turned to a use that makes it even more of a shrine for Hitler’s admirers. Municipal officials in Braunau, where the house stands, already complain that it draws neo-Nazi visitors to the town on the border with Germany.

  • France attacks and UK push for spying powers

    Privacy and civil liberties campaigners have accused David Cameron, the British prime minister, of “cynically exploiting” last week’s attacks in Paris to call for even more stringent counter-terrorism and surveillance powers than those already being controversially pushed through parliament.

    Speaking earlier this week, Cameron pledged to give British security services greater capabilities to monitor and read online communications, and said countries such as the UK and France were facing a “fanatical death cult of Islamist extremist violence.”

  • Indian state targets illegal liquor sales as deaths hit 38

    Authorities in a north Indian state suspended 23 officials yesterday in a crackdown on illegal liquor sales, as the death toll among villagers who drank from a bad batch of cheap alcohol climbed to 38.

    Investigators were looking into whether officials neglected to halt illegal liquor sales, possibly accepting bribes to ignore the trade, District Magistrate Raj Shekhar said.

  • Ship finds crashed AirAsia jet’s fuselage at bottom of Java Sea

    ‘A marker was placed on the engine. Beside the engine is the fuselage, the wing and a lot of debris’A military vessel yesterday located the fuselage of the AirAsia passenger jet that crashed more than two weeks ago off the coast of Indonesia, raising hopes that more bodies will be found.

    The fuselage, the part of the plane that holds pilots and passengers, was discovered around 3 kilometers from where the tail of the aircraft was retrieved last weekend at the bottom of the Java Sea, Indonesian officials said.

  • Nasir, Sabbir deny rivalry claims

    Nasir, Sabbir deny rivalry claims

    To be honest we both think that we will play in the XI together. It is not right to say I am competing against him. In my mind I was never competing with him, says NasirThose who observe Bangladesh cricket closely will find striking similarities between middle-order batsmen Nasir Hossain and Sabbir Rahman. The young duo have been “close buddies” for almost a decade now having started out with the Bangladesh Under-13 side. They have come a long way since then and will now share the dressing room in the biggest cricket competition, the ICC World Cup.

  • Rubel free to play WC

    Rubel free to play WC

    There is no legal bar for Rubel to play the upcoming World CupA Dhaka court yesterday gave permission to national cricketer Rubel Hossain to go abroad for playing the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia-New Zealand.

    Metropolitan Magistrate Rashed Talukder passed the order following a petition filed by Rubel’s counsel in a case filed by film actress Naznin Akter Happy.

    Following the order, there is no legal bar for Rubel to play the upcoming World Cup, scheduled to begin on February 14.

    The court also exempted Rubel from personal appearance in the case field with Mirpur police station.

  • Tamim returns, on comeback trail

    National opener Tamim Iqbal reached Dhaka yesterday night after a successful surgery on his Grade 1 meniscus injury in Melbourne. Tamim is a key member of the Bangladesh squad for the 2015 ICC World Cup and it was learned that he will report to the team management in the very next practice session. 

    According to the chief physician of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Dr Debashish Chowdhury, the Test vice-captain has returned to the country with a set rehabilitation plan advised by orthopaedic surgeon Dr David Young. 

  • Bangabandhu Gold Cup logo-unveiling today

    Hosts Bangladesh, Bahrain Under-23, Singapore U-23, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka will participate in the event in two venues – Dhaka and SylhetWith only 14 days left, the Bangladesh Football Federation appears to be in a last-minute hurry to host the much talked about Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football as a good number of elements are still yet to be finalised. However, the tournament is expected to be up and running from today through the logo-unveiling ceremony.

  • Reshuffling of some chairmen on the agenda

    Bangladesh Cricket Board’s first board meeting of this year will take place today at Radisson Hotel. The main agenda of the meeting will be the reshuffling of some of the chairmen of different committees. The BCB today will also appoint a new manager for the national side, informed Jalal Younus, chairman of the media committee, yesterday.   

    “There will be changes in some of the committees, that is for sure. But, we will get to know only after the meeting,” said Jalal.

  • Razib off to winning start in Prime Bank Chess

    Razib off to winning start in Prime Bank Chess

    Grandmaster Enamul Hossain Razib yesterday got off to a winning start in the Prime Bank 17th International Rating Chess Tournament, organised by Leonine Chess Club. The competition got underway yesterday at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hallroom.

  • Bangladesh face Ukraine today in hockey warm-up

    The Bangladesh hockey team will take on the Ukraine national side, instead of Oman, in their third and final warm-up match in Singapore today.

    The practice match will serve as preparation for the forthcoming Hockey World League Round 2, scheduled to get underway this Saturday.

    Bangladesh faced Malaysia Under-21 and Malaysia A in their two warm-up matches. The Red and Green outfit lost their first game 3-1 before winning the next one by a 5-1 margin. Both the games were held in Kuala Lumpur.

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