Monday February 19, 2018 11:47 PM

  • Rescue to continue today

    The rescue operation in Rampura where a tin-shed two-storey house collapsed will continue for the third consecutive day today, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Abul Fazal Mir yesterday afternoon.

    “The rescue team will work even on Friday to remove the collapsed structure,” he said.

    Meanwhile, a case was lodged with Rampura police station accusing the alleged owner of the collapsed house Munir Chowdhury, Jubo League president of Ward 23.

  • Annisul, Khokon promise sport-friendly Dhaka

    They say the grabbed playgrounds, parks will be recovered once they become mayorsAwami League-backed mayoral candidates Annisul Huq and Sayeed Khokon yesterday said they would turn Dhaka into a green and sport-friendly city if they won the upcoming city corporation elections.

    They said most of the playgrounds, children’s parks and other open spaces in Dhaka had been grabbed, adding that all those places would be recovered once they became mayors.

  • RU VC verbally assaulted by AL men

    RU VC verbally assaulted by AL men

    Science faculty dean, student adviser also physically attackedOnly a day after being threatened by a local MP, the Rajshahi University VC was again verbally assaulted by a group of Awami League leaders at his office yesterday.

    Around 15 men, led by the ruling party’s Rajshahi city unit General Secretary Dablu Sarkar and Vice-President Shahadat Hossain, barged into the office of RU VC Prof Muhammad Mizanuddin around 1pm, witnesses said.

    The men were reportedly demanding that their preferred candidates be recruited as employees and officers in different university posts.

  • Muggers shoot businessman, snatch Tk16 lakh in Old Dhaka

    A group of muggers shot a businessman and snatched away Tk16 lakh in broad daylight from the crowded market area of Islampur in the capital yesterday.

    Victim Badal Munshi, 32, proprietor of fruit business Deepa Enterprise, was shot in his right thigh and is now under treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

  • Buet teacher sued for criticising Kamaruzzaman’s execution

    A sedition case was filed yesterday against Buet teacher Jahangir Alam for making “provocative” comments regarding the execution of war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on Facebook.

    Siyam Hossain, a student of Dr MM Rashid Hall, filed the case with Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court against Jahangir, an associate professor of civil engineering department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet).

  • Report submission in Khaleda’s arson case deferred

    A Dhaka court yesterday again deferred until May 17 the submission of probe report in a case filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others for killing 42 people in violence during 20-party’s hartal-blockade programmes.

    Metropolitan Magistrate Maruf Hossain fixed the date as Gulshan police OC prayed for time.

    The other accused are BNP Standing Committee member Rafiqul Islam Miah and Khaleda’s two advisers Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury and Prof Emajuddin Ahmed.

  • Zubaida Rahman’s case to be heard on April 22

    The High Court yesterday fixed April 22 for holding final hearing on a petition challenging the legality of a corruption case filed against Zubaida Rahman, wife of Bangladesh Nationalist Party Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique

    The bench of Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice JBM Hassan set the date after Anti-Corruption Commission lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan prayed to the court for disposal of the petition filed seven
    years ago.

  • Fakhrul granted temporary bail

    The High Court yesterday granted ad interim bail to BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in an arson case filed with Paltan police station.

    The bench of Justice Md Nuruzzaman and Justice Zafar Ahmed granted the bail yesterday afternoon.

    The court also issued four separate rulings, asking the government to explain within three weeks why the BNP leader should not be granted a regular bail in three other cases along with this one.

    The three cases against Fakhrul were filed with Paltan and Motijheel police stations.

  • No successful repatriation yet despite Interpol action

    Red Notices have been issued against 83 Bangladeshis by the International Criminal Police Organisation – better known as Interpol – but not a single one of them has ever been brought back to face the music.

    They have been issued against some of the country’s top criminals. Although most of them are believed to be living in neighbouring India, with whom an extradition treaty exists, none have been brought back.

  • Mayoral candidates want to change Dhaka

    Mayor aspirants said they wanted to change the capital for the good and fix the negative image of the city.

    “You will not see such a picture anymore if I win the election,”  said Kazi Mohammad Shahidullah, mayor candidate of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), at the inaugural function of a photo exhibition at Drik Gallery in Dhaka yesterday evening.

  • Interpol issues Red Notice against war criminal Jabbar

    The Interpol has issued a “red notice” for the arrest of war crimes convict Abdul Jabbar.

    On February 24, the former Jatiya Party lawmaker, now fugitive, was sentenced to imprisonment unto death for murders, loot, arson and deportation as crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

    While delivering the verdict against Jabbar, the International Crimes Tribunal ordered the inspector general of police to arrest Jabbar with the help of International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol).

  • SUST deadlock continues

    A deadlock situation is prevailing on the campus of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology over resignation of two departments’ heads.

    Teacher of Chemistry department Dr Sayeed Samsul Alam yesterday told the Dhaka Tribune that at least 43 teachers would resign, if Vice-Chancellor of the university Professor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan did not resign by Sunday.

  • 3 held with 10,000 Yaba

    Police arrested two Myanmar nationals and a Bangladeshi from a house in the port city’s Firingibazar area in the early hours of yesterday and seized 10,000 pieces of Yaba from the possession of the arrestees.

    The arrestees – Myanmas Hamid Ullah, 40, and Naimul Haq, 23, and Bangladeshi Abu Taher, 49 – were sued under the Kotwali Police Station of Chittagong, police said.

  • Probe sexual assaults, court asks police, DU VC

    A High Court bench on its own volition issued a ruling upon the authorities concerned yesterday to investigate the incidents of sexual assault on women during the Pohela Boishakh celebrations on Dhaka University campus Tuesday evening.

    The bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman also fixed May 17 for passing further orders on the matter.

  • Confident Tigers ready to land first blow

    Confident Tigers ready to land first blow

    Deep down, Bangladesh know that the occasion is a rare one for them. They are in the “best possible shape” on the eve of a one-day international against Pakistan and following several disappointments and near misses, the hosts will be desperate to register their second limited-over win over their nemesis.

  • Sand lifting a threat to infrastructure on Meghna bank

    Despite a High Court ban, illegal sand lifting is going on unabated in Shohagpur area of Ashuganj in Brahmanbaria district.

    Some major structures, especially the road and rail bridges on the river Meghna, Ashuganj river port and the Ashuganj Thermal Power Plant are feared to suffer if the river bank collapses due to erosion caused by the indiscriminate sand lifting. 

    A local construction company named Elegance has been extracting sand for its own commercial gain and that too without giving any tax to the government.

  • 15 days given to submit report on two Habiganj razakars

    The International Crimes Tribunal 2 yesterday ordered the investigators to submit report by April 30 on two Habiganj brothers who are suspected for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

    The time was given after prosecutor Sultan Mahmud Simon sought one more month to submit the report.

    On March 11, the tribunal had asked the prosecution to submit the investigation report by yesterday.

  • Nation observing Mujibnagar Day

    The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed in a befitting manner commemorating the formation of the provisional government of independent Bangladesh in exile during the War of Liberation in 1971.

  • Students take classes under open sky in Faridpur

    The students of a government primary school in Charajsurdi union of Nagarkandi upazila here have long been taking part in their classes under open sky in absence of an academic establishment.

    Besides, unavailability of playing field, toilets, library and necessary number of bench have worsen the suffering of the students as well as the teachers of Rakhalgachhi Government Primary School.

  • Man held for making derogatory comment on PM

    A man was arrested yesterday for posting derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on a social media networking site.

    The youth identified as  Sarowar Hossain,30, a shopekeepr had posted offensive statements against the Prime Minister and Bangabndhu on his Facebook page, police said.

    Sheikh Samsher Ali, officer-in-charge of Kachua police station said on a tip-off, the police arrested Sarowar from Gazaria Bazar as he posted caricature and made derogatory remarks on Facebook post.

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