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Saturday November 18, 2017 04:18 AM



  • Body formed to probe police involvement in yaba trade

    Following the recent arrest of a special branch police official, the police headquarters has formed a committee to investigate the involvement of law enforcers in contraband yaba trading.

    According to a press statement issued by the police headquarters, the four-member probe body headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police (criminal investigation department) Saiful Haque includes Kazi Zia Uddin, assistant inspector general (PIO), Abdus Salam, assistant police super (discipline and professional standard) and Feni district Police Superintendent Rezaul Haque.

  • Mustafizur seizes the moment

    Mustafizur seizes the moment

    Wonder boy Mustafizur Rahman continued to break shackles in the three-match one-day international series as the rookie paceman bagged two more world records in the third match against India yesterday. The 19-year old left-arm seamer, playing his third ODI for Bangladesh, added two more wickets to his existing 11 scalps to top the wicket-takers tally in the series while he also became the only bowler to take 13 wickets in first three career matches. 

  • Hasina: Govt to show zero tolerance to human traffickers

    Terming human trafficking an international problem, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government had shown zero tolerance to the issue.

    “Human traffickers are involved with international syndicates. In recent times, illegal trafficking has increased at an alarming level. Bangladesh has taken a strong position against human trafficking,” she told parliament in replying to a query.

    The premier also said she had already given direction to law enforcement agencies to show zero tolerance to human traffickers.

  • Tofail: Trade deficit with Saarc countries over Tk37,700 crore

    Tofail Ahmed yesterday told parliament the trade deficit of Bangladesh with Saarc members countries stood at Tk37,700.7 crore till April of the current fiscal.

    He said during the 10 months of the current fiscal, Bangladesh earned Tk3364.9 crore from export to India while Tk38,105.4 crore was spent on importing goods.

    During the same period, Bangladesh earned Tk381.2 crore from export to Pakistan while it spent Tk3175.1 crore on import.

    Bangladesh earned Tk156.4 crore by exporting goods to Sri Lanka and spent Tk284.8 crore on importing from the same source.

  • ‘Beating World No 2 is the best’

    ‘Beating World No 2 is the best’

    Bangladesh might have been unable to record the “Banglawash” following their 77-run defeat against India in the third and final ODI at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday but skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza said they should not be disappointed as they had already sealed the series prior to yesterday’s match.

    Mashrafe also refused to blame the batting or the bowling department and informed that a collective failure is the reason why the Tigers came up short against their sub-continent rival.

  • Minister: 428,000 workers sent abroad this fiscal year

     Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain yesterday informed parliament that more than 4.28 lakh workers had gone abroad in the current fiscal year.

    “A total of 4,28,186 workers have gone abroad in 2014-15 fiscal year. Of them, 32% are skilled, while 14% are semi-skilled and 54% low-skilled,” he said responding to a query in the budget discussion in parliament.

  • Who are we to judge?

    Who are we to judge?

    Ramadan is the month of peace, of understanding. We must be cautious about what we say because even if we mean well, our sharp remarks might draw people away from the path of religion instead of helping them onto the right trackAlthough the constitution has never recognised Bangladesh as a Muslim country, the Muslim majority of the population always takes pride in calling it so. Backed by the majority, the Muslim community generally overrules the other non-Muslim portion. And thus comes the month of Ramadan with a festive mood.

  • We learned a lot here: Raina

    Credit goes to Mashrafe and Heath Streak, they must have taken good care of MustafizurIndia finally managed to bag their consolation price in their 18-day stay in Bangladesh as the two-time world champions avoided a Banglawash by winning by 77 runs to end the three-match series 1-2 yesterday.

    Batting first, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni registered half centuries in India’s 317 for six but it was Raina who was adjudged man of the match for his quick-fire 38 off 21 balls followed by three crucial wickets in the second half.

  • SUST teachers continue protest

    A section of teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) staged sit-in programme in front of the office of Vice-Chancellor Prof Aminul Haque Bhuiyan for the third consecutive days yesterday demanding his removal.

    About 30 teachers under the banner of ‘Mohan Muktijuddher Chetonay Udbhuddo Sikkhak Forum’ including,  its convenor Dr Syed Shamsul Alam, renowned author Professor Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and his wife Dr Yasmin Haque took part in the sit-in.

  • Wasa, DNCC and DC office to work together to resolve water-logging

    Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa), Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Deputy Commissioners Office have agreed to work together to resolve the water-logging crisis in the capital, said a press release of Wasa.

    The high-ups of the three government bodies took the decision after DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq, Wasa Managing Director Taqsem A Khan and high officials of the DC Office visited water-logged low lands in Mirpur in the capital yesterday.

  • 150 villages submerged in Kurigram

    Thousands of residents of more than 150 villages under 30 unions of six upazilas in Kurigram district have been marooned for the last 11 days.

    Although water in the 16 rivers of the district including Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dhorola and Dudhkumar, are still flowing below the danger level, the recent heavy downpour have left the residents in a miserable condition.

    Around 76,000 people living on the chars and low-lying areas are hit hard by an acute crisis of food and pure drinking water.

  • Minor girl gang raped

    A 12-year-old female student of a madrasa at Simuldanga village under Sapahar upazila in the district was allegedly gang raped yesterday.

    Zahidur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sapahar police station said Jewel, 18,son of Habibur Rahman, and his friends Badir Hossain,15, and Abu Hassan, 18, of the village raped the girl when she went out for taking care of rice saplings in the evening.

  • Journalist assaulted by doctor

    Local journalists of Brahmanbaria district yesterday demanded immediate removal of a doctor of Sadar hospital protesting assault on the district press club president.

    Sources said, the journalists held a meeting in the press club and demanded removal of Imran Khan, the doctor  of the hospital who allegedly assaulted Sayed Mizanur Rahman, president of Brahmanbaria Press Club.

    Dr Imran assaulted Mizanur after he went to the room of him in the hospital with his son for treatment.

  • Bangladesh v India, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

    Bangladesh v India, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

    Breaking the winning combo

    The absence of Taskin Ahmed from the Bangladesh line-up took majority by surprise. The fast bowler, member of the newly formed four-man pace attack, has been a consistent threat to the opponents, but a side strain made him unfit for the match as the deserving left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny took his place for the third one-dayer.

    The ‘happy’ side of Rubel-Kohli

  • Downpour inundates low-lying areas

    Hillside dwellers asked to leave residences to avoid possible landslideThe nonstop downpour with squally wind submerged lower parts of Chittagong city, causing immense suffering to city dwellers.

    Meteorologist of Bangladesh Metrological Department, Patenga Office Tariful Newaj Kabir told the Dhaka Tribune that about 147.1 millimetres rainfall had been recorded in last 24 hours till yesterday 3pm. He also said the rainfall would continue for a few days.

  • Plucky India avoid Banglawash

    Plucky India avoid Banglawash

    In pursuit of the hectic target of 318, almost all of the Bangladesh batsmen registered starts but were unable to prolong their stay at the middle as India coasted to a 77-run consolation win in the third and final ODI yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

    The three-ODI series ended 2-1 in favour of Bangladesh with the home side strolling to convincing victories in the first two ODIs. Yesterday’s defeat brought to an end the Tigers’ 10-match unbeaten home run.

  • Meeting over Razzak’s return today

    Border Guard Bangladesh member Abdur Razzak would be brought back from Myanmar within a day or two as the two frontiers are set to hold a meeting on the matter today at Mongdu of Myanmar.

    “If the weather condition is okay, we will have the meeting at 10 in the morning at Mongdu tomorrow [today],” BGB Director General Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.

  • Lawmaker’s son Rony remanded again

    A Dhaka court yesterday placed Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan’s son Bakhtiar Alam Rony on a fresh four-day remand in the case filed over the death of two persons in the capital in April.

    Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mahbubur Rahman passed the order when Sub-Inspector Dipak Kumar Das of the Detective Branch of police, also investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking seven-day remand for interrogation.

    Earlier, defence counsel Kazi Najibullah Hiru filed a bail petition with remand rejection prayer before the court.

  • Dhaka, Moscow happy at Rooppur plant negotiations

    Bangladesh and Russia have expressed satisfaction at the progress made in negotiations and establishment of understanding for the construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.

    The countries also took note of the visit of a high-level delegation from Bangladesh to Moscow for negotiating and working out the details on a financial credit agreement and general contract for the RNPP, said a press release of the Foreign Ministry.

  • Khaleda: Judiciary not independent

    ‘This government is an illegal government and they are in power on the shoulders of the police’BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday alleged that two different types of justice were being delivered in Bangladesh, as partisan judges were appointed in the country.

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