- Foreign Affairs
- November 18, 2017
The sudden subsidence of land at the construction site of a multi-storied building in Dhaka yesterday put the building of popular Hotel Sundarban at risk, triggering an evacuation.
The incident damaged a part of the hotel’s basement and boundary wall, ate up a big part of the adjacent Bir Uttam CR Dutta Road near the Karwan Bazar intersection and took down several tea stalls, rickshaw vans, trees and electricity poles. However, there has been no report of any casualties.
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (Rajuk) has said it would investigate into yesterday’s land subsidence at a Karwan Bazar construction site and take legal measures against the people responsible for the incident.
The investigation would be conducted alongside probe by teams from the two city corporations, additional member of Rajuk Planning Division Md Abdur Rahman told journalists during his visit to the scene of the incident yesterday.
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion early yesterday arrested two drivers who raped an indigenous woman on a moving microbus in the capital on May 21.
Ashraf alias Tushar, 36, was arrested at Kalapara in Patuakhali around 1am and Jahidul Islam Lavlu, 26, from Gulshan 1 around 5am yesterday, RAB’s Director (legal and media wing) Mufti Mahmud Khan told reporters
at the elite force’s headquarters in Uttara.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court is set to deliver its verdict on June 16 in the appeal case of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, who had led the systematic killing of intellectuals at the fag end of the 1971 Liberation War as the chief of notorious death squad al-Badr.
A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha set the date yesterday after concluding arguments by both defence and state counsels.
A Shillong court yesterday sent BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed to jail for 14 days in a case filed for illegal intrusion in India under the Foreigners Act.
Magistrate KNL Nombary passed the order after a short hearing in the case and also asked the Shillong police authorities to complete Salahuddin’s medical check-up before sending him to jail.
Earlier on Tuesday, the BNP leader was discharged from the specialised hospital North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (Neigrihms).
When Myanmar navy seized a people smugglers’ boat last week, it announced that the 200 found aboard were mostly Bangladeshis.
But in interviews with Reuters, people who were on the boat said between 150-200 Rohingya were aboard at one point many of whom were quietly whisked away before the ship was caught.
“All of the Rohingya got off the ship. The Bangladeshis stayed behind,” said a 27-year-old Rohingya woman.
Bangladesh will take back all Bangladeshis found anywhere in the world and it will also urge the international community to take the responsibility of nationals of other countries and address their plight.
This is the message that Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque will give at the regional conference on human trafficking to be held in Bangkok tomorrow where high-level delegations from 15 countries will take part.
Bangkok is organising the conference in the backdrop of growing number of human trafficking to Malaysia through sea via Thailand.
Three more prosecution witnesses, including a victim, yesterday testified in two cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.
The three are Mahbuba Parvin, Md Abdul Awal and Mohon Bashi. Parvin is a victim of the attack while the others are tenants of a house at Merul Badda where Arif Hasan Sumon, one of the accused in the cases, used to live.
Shahed Nur Uddin, judge of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal 1, recorded the depositions and said the next hearing would be held on June 1 and 2.
The protesting journalists also threatened to boycott media coverage of BCL in the university if authorities and JU unit BCL fail to punish the guiltyThe teachers, students and journalists of Jahangirnagar University yesterday demanded punishment of JU unit Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and activists allegedly for beating up and assaulting some three journalists of the university.
Three weeks after the sensational double murder in Chittagong city, the Detective Branch of Chittagong Metropolitan Police has arrested the suspected killer who has confessed to having committed the crime.
A team of detectives conducted a drive in Chittagong’s Sadarghat area yesterday morning following a tip-off and arrested Md Belal from his residence at Dakkhin Nalapara in Sadarghat, police sources said.
The trial of banned militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team’s chief Mufti Jasim Uddin Rahmani and his seven followers, all expelled students of North South University, began yesterday in Ahmed Rajeeb Haider murder case.
Judge Sayeed Ahmed of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal 3 started the trial by recording deposition of Dr Nazim Uddin, father of war trial campaigner Rajeeb and also complainant of the case.
After completion of his statement, defence counsels including Mosharraf Hossain Kajol cross-examined him.
A Rangamati court has set June 16 for further hearing in indigenous leader Kalpana Chakma abduction case following a petition filed against a report on the investigation.
Police in the latest progress report filed on July 20 last year said they could not solve the case without taking statement of the victim.
With only a couple of days left for the by-election of Magura-1 constituency, the campaign is yet to pick up due to the lack of interest of the voters.
Four candidates are contesting in the election scheduled for May 30. Among them ruling Awami League’s candidate ATM Abdul Wahab is running a low-key campaign while three other candidates – independent Tapon Kumar Roy, NPP’s Tohidul Alam and BNF’s Mushtashim Billah – were not seen doing any campaign at all.
Siddikur Rahman began his campaign on an average note as the ace Bangladesh golfer carded one-over-par 72 following the first round of the country’s first ever Asian Tour event. Singaporean golfer Mardan Mamat and Casey O’Toole of the United States jointly led the standings with a score of five-under-par 66 at Kurmitola Golf Club yesterday.
Family members of two youths who were killed in an alleged mob beating in Rajapur area, Jessore sadar upazila alleged that police had killed them in a planned way.
Delwar Rahman Dipu, secretary for library of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, and uncle of Ismail Hossain, made the allegation while addressing a press conference at Jeesore Press Club yesterday.
He said they would take legal actions against Kotwali police soon. He also demanded judicial probe of the deaths.
Prime Bank South Zone emerged as the champions of the Bangladesh Cricket League longer-version 2014-15 season following the fourth day’s play of the third and final round yesterday. Although the title-decider against Islami Bank East Zone at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong ended in a draw, South clinched the crown of the country’s premier domestic first-class competition by virtue of a first-innings lead. Whilst South ended their campaign on 46 points, East finished theirs on 39 points.
A total team effort and contribution are the ingredients for a positive result against India next month, believes Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim. The wicketkeeper-batsman, during a signing ceremony with Samsung Electronics Bangladesh as the brand ambassador yesterday, said the upcoming home series will be a challenge for the high flying Tigers.
According to the case, the police officers tore away the statement of the rape case filed by the victim’s mother and also snatched away the document of the victim’s abortionA mother of a minor girl, who was allegedly raped by a local elderly man at Rangunia upazila in Chittagong, filed a case yesterday against the two police officers for allegedly destroying evidence of the rape case.
The case was filed with the court of Mir Safiqul Islam, judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal 2 in Chittagong, accusing Officer-in-Charge Humayun Kabir and Sub-Inspector Mojibur Rahman of Rangunia police station.
Miscreants attacked 10 families living on the bank of Bhodra River in Dumuriya upazila of Khulna yesterday leaving at least 15 people injured.
From 7am to 10am, 40/50 miscreants continued the attack with sharp local weapons vandalising homesteads and looting valuables, alleged members of the affected families who are currently living under sky.
With women and children around 40 people used to live in 15 homes around 200 yards away from the Dumuriya police station near the Bhodra trawler terminal.
Premieres as Bangladesh’s first online mega-serialThe launching of Sign up, Bangladesh’s first online mega-serial, was announced at a press conference held on May 25, 2015, at the main office of 3rdBell Entertainment Limited. The serial was created as part of the original content line up of 3rdBell.com – Bangladesh’s first ever online entertainment that features both original and syndicated content.
Sign up is primarily a coming-of-age drama serial that deals with issues of love, friendship, betrayal and all the complications and indecisiveness that come with the wonderful yet terrifying time of life – youth.