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Wednesday November 22, 2017 09:00 PM



  • Police seize AL MP’s car over double murder case

    Police yesterday confiscated a female Awami League lawmaker’s Land Cruiser Prado over the death of two people in a shooting incident in the capital’s Moghbazar.

    Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of DB police, said the shooting had taken place near the Janakontha Bhaban and from the CCTV footage police was able to identify the car.

  • Calls raised to set up an independent land commission

    ‘An umbrella land services authority needs to be established in every upazila with a view to offering one-stop service’An independent land commission is necessary to ensure improved services to the citizens, especially women and minorities, experts said at a programme in the capital yesterday. 

    The event, a policy dialogue titled “Institutional and social barriers for women and marginalised communities to access land and property rights,” was held at Brac Centre auditorium. Brac Executive Director Dr Muhammad Musa moderated the event.

  • Khaleda submits petition for fresh plaintiff deposition in graft case

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has filed a petition with the High Court seeking its directives on the lower court to take fresh deposition of the plaintiff in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.

    Khaleda submitted the petition on Sunday through her lawyer. In the petition she prayed to  expunge the deposition and sought a rule on the matter and pleads for freezing the case proceedings until it is resolved.

  • Bengal Tigers take on the Persian Lions

    Bengal Tigers take on the Persian Lions

    Both Bangladesh and Tajikistan made a false kick-start to their World Cup Qualification Asia campaign  as they look for a brighter result when they meet in their second Group B game at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today evening.

  • Liton focused to deliver goods in any situation

    Liton focused to deliver goods in any situation

    The spot light was destined to fall on Liton Kumar Das as the 20-year old was by far the best thing that happened for Bangladesh in the recently drawn Test against India. Weather permitted very minimal play across the five days as Bangladesh were forced to follow-on losing seven wickets on the last day after India made 462 for six in their first innings.

  • Neymar different class, but Dunga focuses on team

    Neymar different class, but Dunga focuses on team

    Neymar scored the first, made the second and was named ‘man of the match’ in Brazil’s 2-1 Copa America win over Peru on Sunday, but coach Dunga preferred to focus on the team’s performance rather than the number 10’s individual brilliance.

    The combative Brazil coach made three changes in the second half, the most telling of which was in the 65th minute when he replaced centre forward Diego Tardelli with Douglas Costa, who scored the winner in the third minute of injury time.

  • Policeman indicted for shooting driver

    A Dhaka court yesterday framed charges against Anwar Hossain, sub-inspector of Mohammadpur police station, in a case filed for shooting a CNG-run autorickshaw driver over an extramarital relationship with the driver’s wife.

    Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh indicted the policeman after rejecting a petition filed by the defence counsel seeking his client’s exoneration.

    But SI Anwar, who was present in the court, pleaded not guilty.

  • BBIN motor vehicle agreement signed

    BBIN motor vehicle agreement signed

    Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal have signed the Motor vehicle Agreement, an epoch making initiative, for free movement
    of goods and passengers among the four countries.

    “The agreement [MVA] has been signed,” Bangladesh’s Road Transport and Highways Division Secretary MAN Siddique told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.

    This is a framework agreement and all countries (BBIN) hope to conclude related formalities by December, he said.

  • 14 killed in road accidents across country

    14 killed in road accidents across country

    At least 14 people were killed in separate road accidents in Mymensingh, Habiganj and Gaibandaha districts yesterday.

    Our Mymensingh correspondent reports: Seven people were killed in a head-on collision between two auto-rickshaws in Nimuria area under Muktagachha upazila.

    The deceased are Mantu Mian, 30, Tofa Mian, 75, Md Iqbal, 40, Abdus Salam, 32, Joinal Abedin, 60, and Mosa Nabiran, 48,.

  • Massive vote rigging, violence mark Banchharam municipality poll

    Vote rigging, sporadic violence, attempts to take over the polling centre marked the first Banchharam municipality election held yesterday.

    At least 20 people,  along with two journalists were injured in clashes during the vote casting. However, despite the untoward incidents and rain, there was noticeable presence of voters.

    It was learned that around 9:30am, supporters of mayor candidate Khalilur Rahman alias Tipu Molla got into a clash with police at the SM Pilot High School poll centre.

  • 3 robbers shot, 4 cops hurt

    At least three alleged robbers received bullets while four police officials were injured in a gunfight at Tala upazila of the district yesterday.

    Tala police station Officer-in-Charge Rezaul Islam said: “On a tip-off, the law enforcers raided a betel leaf farm in the Magura area of the upazila when the criminals were preparing for a robbery.”

  • Mujaheed to get final verdict today

    Mujaheed to get final verdict today

    The Appellate Division is set to deliver its verdict today in the appeal case of Jamaat leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujaheed, who had led the systematic killing of intellectuals at the fag end of the 1971 Liberation War as the chief of the notorious al-Badr death squad.

    A four-member Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice SK Sinha, is set to sit at 9am, and pronounce the judgement at the beginning of the court’s proceedings as the verdict delivery is on the top of the Supreme Court’s cause list.

  • Savings certificates rate cuts hit low and middle-income households

    ‘People do not deposit their money in the banks because the interest rate is below 8%’A government move to reduce the interest rate of most national savings certificates will hit low and middle-income households hard.

    Low and middle-income households prefer savings certificates because they are secure and offer higher rates of interest than bank deposits do.

    Savings certificates are widely regarded as risk-free investments because they are backed by the state.

  • Shaheed Hadis Park project misses deadline by a year

    The project to develop and revamp the Shaheed Hadis Park in Khulna missed the deadline a year ago but is yet to be completed.

    Khulna City Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Md Abdul Hannan Biswas on June 10 sent a show-cause notice to the project director, asking him to expedite work.

    He said Md Nazmul Islam, acting chief engineer of the city corporation and director of the project, was also asked to explain the delay in completion of work.

    Nazmul told the Dhaka Tribune he had received the notice and would take necessary steps.

  • 13 illegal billboards pulled down in Ctg, 3 firms fined

    A mobile court of Chittagong City Corporation removed 13 illegal billboards and fined three advertising firms Tk10,000 in the city’s Dewanhat and Jamal Khan areas yesterday.

    Executive Magistrate Najia Shirin, who led the drive, told the Dhaka Tribune that seven big billboards and six small mini-Ad poles were removed from Jamal Khan and Dewanhat areas as they were installed violating the CCC rules and regulations.

  • Khulna city to go under IP cameras surveillance

    Khulna City will go under a strong surveillance as the local administration has started installing 72

    powerful internet protocol (IP) cameras in its some main points to maintain law and order.

    A control room has been set up in Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) Headquarters and the work on setting up the IP cameras is already underway, according to officials.

    The local administration has taken up the plan to monitor and track the political saboteurs, drug peddlers, muggers and those involved in various other criminal activities.

  • President’s convoy causes huge traffic tailback

    The capital yesterday experienced an unprecedented traffic gridlock after President Abdul Hamid’s convoy drove through the main city thoroughfare.

    Vehicles of all kinds were seen stuck in unending line at the heart of the capital city.

    Sweating passengers expressed their disappointment over traffic management and the movement of very important persons ahead of Ramadan.

  • Life miserable as Kurigram flood situation unaltered

    The overall flood situation in Kurigram remained unchanged till yesterday amid a rise in the Teesta River’s water level while that in the district’s other rivers fell slightly.

    Executive Engineer of Water Development Board’s Kurigram office, Mahfuzur Rahman, yesterday said water level in the Teesta River rose by 12cm at Kaunia point in the last 24 hours but was still flowing below the danger level.

  • Khaleda invites Hasina to iftar

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has invited Awami League President Sheikh Hasina to an iftar party scheduled for June 21.

    BNP acting spokesperson Asaduzzaman Ripon handed over the invitation letter to Awami League’s Deputy Office Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das at Hasina’s Dhanmondi 5 political office yesterday.

    The iftar party will be held in honour of politicians at the capital’s Bashundhara Convention Centre.

    BNP leader Abdul Latif Jony and Asadul Karim Sahin went to Hasina’s political office along with Ripon.

  • 47 migrants return from Thailand

    Some 47 Bangladeshi nationals, trafficked by sea to Thailand, returned home on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at 7:30pm yesterday.

    Bangladesh’s embassy in Bangkok will interview the remaining 203 self-identified Bangladeshi migrants being processed in Thailand.

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