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Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:06 PM



  • SUST teachers divided over VC’s resignation

    Teachers of Shahjalal Science and Technology University have divided into two groups over resignation of vice-chancellor Aminul Haque.

    A section of teachers who are members of Muktijudder Chetonay Udbudho Shikhok Forum staged a sit-in programme in front of the office of the VC demanding resignation of Aminul Haque.

    Convenor of the forum Dr Syed Shamsul Alam, Students’ Welfare advisor Dr Anwarul Islam, Professor Hasanizzaman Shyamal and Assistant Proctor Mirajul Islam addressed at the event.

  • DoE now terms Boalkhali oil spill an accident

    DoE now terms Boalkhali oil spill an accident

    The Department of Environment chief yesterday termed the oil spill followed by derailment of wagons in Chittagong’s Boalkhali Canal a mere accident, though a DoE director the previous day blamed negligence of the railway authorities for the incident and warned legal action.

    DoE Director General Raisul Alam Mandal, Bangladesh Railway’s Director General Amzad Hossain, General Manager (east) Mojammel Haque, and senior officials of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation visited the spot yesterday.

  • HC clears way for Fakhrul’s release

    The High Court yesterday granted bail to Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting secretary general of BNP, in three vandalism and arson cases. As a result, now there is no bar to his release from jail.

    These were the three last cases for which he has has been kept in prison. He secured bail in a total of seven cases filed after December 2014. 

  • Dhaka for bilateral forum with Bangkok to end human trafficking

    Dhaka for bilateral forum with Bangkok to end human trafficking

    Dhaka is planning to put forward a proposal to Bangkok to form a bilateral forum to address the irregular movement of people from Bangladesh to Thailand.

    With the growing number of human trafficking incidents through sea originating from Bangladesh and Myanmar to Malaysia through Thailand has occurred in the recent time Dhaka wants to address it bilaterally, said an official of the Foreign Ministry.

  • ‘Chevron’s sacking of 48 workers unlawful’

    Chevron Bangladesh entities are subsidiaries of US-based Chevron Corporation, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companiesChevron Bangladesh’s recent firing of 48 workers is a violation of labour laws, employees alleged yesterday. The sacked workers said they had been terminated for no reason and without prior notice.

    Workers said the termination decision, implemented by a local vendor, lacked transparency and came after they had moved a labour court over the terms of their employment by Chevron. 

  • Rony’s fresh remand hearing June 24

    A Dhaka court yesterday fixed Wednesday to hear a petition filed for taking Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan’s son Bakhtiar Alam Rony on a 10-day remand.

    Metropolitan Magistrate Md Hasibul Haque set the date after DB Sub-Inspector Dipak Kumar Das, also investigation officer of the case, filed the petition with the CMM court.

    Rony was earlier interrogated for four days in custody.

  • Annisul suspends two engineers

    Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq has suspended its two engineers from the machinery department on charge of negligence in duty.

    The suspension came from several sudden visits by the newly-elected mayor in the different departments of the corporation on Saturday, says a media release.

    During the visit, Annisul expressed dissatisfaction at the performance of the officials.

  • Time given to press charges against Shakhawat, 11 others

    The International Crimes Tribunal 1 yesterday fixed July 26 for the prosecution to submit formal charges against former lawmaker Shakhawat Hossain and 11 others in a war crimes case.

    The prosecution yesterday appealed for more time saying that they had received the probe report and other documents on June 18. The tribunal led by its Chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim accepted the plea.

  • Mustafiz mauls India

    Mustafiz mauls India

    Tigers win series, qualify for 2017 ICC Champions TrophyBrave and bold Bangladesh rode on complete teamwork to outplay India in every department as the home side secured the three-match one-day international series with a game to spare.

    It was another hapless day out for Indian skipper MS Dhoni in Dhaka as no matter whatever trick he pulled out, Bangladesh were equally up to their task and neutralised any incoming threat on their way to a dominating six-wicket victory (Duckworth/Lewis method) in the second ODI at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.

  • Wonder-boy makes history

    Wonder-boy makes history

    Youngster Mustafizur Rahman became the first cricketer in history to pick up 11 wickets in the first two ODIs when he scalped six wickets against India in the second and penultimate match yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

    Mustafiz, who had taken 5/50 in the first ODI last Thursday, surpassed Zimbabwe left-arm paceman Brian Vitori, who previously held the record. Vitori had bagged 10 wickets in his first two ODIs, against Bangladesh at home four years ago.

  • Zafrullah arrest warrant recalled

    The International Crimes Tribunal 2 has recalled an arrest warrant issued against Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury for the non-payment of a fine recently slapped on him for contempt of court. 

    The tribunal recalled the warrant following a petition filed by Zafrullah yesterday morning.

    On Thursday, the tribunal had issued an arrest warrant against Zafrullah, a freedom fighter, for failing to pay a Tk5,000 fine.

  • RAB: Policemen, lawyers involved in yaba trade

    A group of government officials including policemen, High Court staff and lawyers are involved with the trading of contraband narcotic pill yaba, RAB has found.

    As trading routes become risky because of strong surveillance from law enforcement agencies, the professional dealers are now taking the help of people who can easily dodge the radar of law.

    Such sensational information was revealed by the members of RAB 7 after arresting an assistant sub-inspector of police from Lalpol area of Feni early yesterday.

  • Seven projects prioritised in wake of MVA

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday told parliament that seven projects had been prioritised following the signing of the Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA).

    The agreement establishes road connectivity between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal, commonly called the BBIN countries.

    The seven projects are the completion of the Dhaka-Chittagong national

  • Matia: Crops worth over Tk700cr damaged by rats

    Food grains, including paddy, rice and wheat, worth around Tk723.72 crore were damaged by rats in the 2015-16 fiscal year, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury told parliament yesterday.

    Responding to a question by ruling party lawmaker M Abdul Latif, the minister said the extent of loss of paddy at current market price totalled over Tk439.82 crore in the outgoing fiscal year as some 237,744 tonnes of paddy were damaged by rats.

    She told the House that the rats also damaged around 62,764 tonnes of rice, of which the current market price is over Tk200.84 crore.

  • Magistrate testifies in Oishee case

    One more prosecution witnesses gave deposition yesterday against Oishee Rahman and her two friends in a case filed over the killing of her parents Inspector of special branch Mahfuzur Rahman and Swapna Rahman in the capital in 2013.

    Judge of Speedy Trial Tribunal 3 Sayeed Ahmed recorded the testimony of Dhaka’s Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mostafizur Rahman.

    During the deposition, Mostafiz told the court that he had recorded statements of Imam Ali Sheikh and Roni Sikder as witnesses on August 29 and October 22, 2013.

  • Pallabi double murder case handed over to DB

    Pallabi police handed over the case of May 13 killings of a woman and her uncle-in-law in an apartment in the capital’s Pallabi area to the Detective Branch (DB) on Saturday.

    Pallabi police station Officer-in-Charge Dadon Bhuiyan said very little progress could be made in the case as no important clue came from the only arrested Shahin.

    On May 13, Chairman of Independent Power Limited Sweety Khatun, who was the wife of Desco Engineer Jahidul Islam, was killed along with her uncle-in-law Aminul Islam, in the flat.

  • Aggressive on  the field, soft  and shy off it

    Aggressive on the field, soft and shy off it

    Youngster Mustafizur Rahman became the first bowler in history to take 11 wickets in the first two ODIs when he bagged six wickets yesterday, guiding Bangladesh to a convincing six-wicket win and a historic series victory over India following the second game of the three-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

  • Dhoni accepts blame for series defeat

    Dhoni accepts blame for series defeat

    It has been a tough few days for India ODI captain MS Dhoni. And when he walked into the post-match press conference yesterday following the thumping six-wicket loss against Bangladesh, the disappointment on his face was evident for all to see.

    The 33-year old accepted all the responsibility for the series defeat and informed that he will not hesitate to quit from the role of captaincy if he is not required. Dhoni added that the cricketers should also take responsibility rather than blaming the support staff.

  • BANGLADESH V INDIA, 2ND ODI, MIRPUR

    BANGLADESH V INDIA, 2ND ODI, MIRPUR

    2-0 and Bangladesh qualify for 2017 ICC Champions Trophy

    The six-wicket win against India not only secured the three-match series for Bangladesh but also cemented their seventh place in the International Cricket Council’s one-day international rankings. In the process, the Tigers have confirmed their berth in the eighth edition of the eight-team tournament, scheduled to be hosted by England.

    Mustafizur Rahman cuts India out

  • Impressive Siddikur finishes third

    Impressive Siddikur finishes third

    Premier Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman sealed a top-10 finish in the Queen’s Cup for the fifth time in his last six attempts when he finished third, alongside Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond, following the fourth and final round’s play yesterday at Santiburi Samui Country Club in Koh Samui.

    Siddikur had yet another good day in the office yesterday as he carded three-under-par 68 to conclude the $300,000 tournament with an overall 10-under-par 274, just four shots behind eventual champion and local hero Prayad Marksaeng.

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