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Wednesday November 22, 2017 12:12 AM



  • Dr Kamal says court to decide Maya’s fate

    Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain has said that only the court can decide whether Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya can continue to hold his ministerial position or not.

    The court can give the right decision once the issue is placed before it, he told reporters after attending a programme in the city yesterday. “I should not comment on a matter still pending with the court, but I think none is above the law.”

  • 12 AQIS militants placed on 3-day remand

    A Dhaka court yesterday granted three days of remand to the recently detained 12 militants, including the Bangladesh chief of the al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), in a case filed under Anti-Terrorism Act.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Molla Saiful Islam passed the order when Md Jalal Uddin, sub-inspector of Darussalam police station and also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before his court seeking a seven-day remand for interrogation.

  • Pedestrians walk all over attempts to stamp out jaywalking

    Pedestrians walk all over attempts to stamp out jaywalking

    Efforts to stop Dhaka pedestrians from jaywalking have not been successful, despite several high-visibility programmes to stem the tide of illegal road-crossing that leaves two dozen people dead each month.

    The negligence of the authorities concerned, mismanagement of the unplanned traffic system, lack of public awareness and heedlessness of the public all conspire to keep Dhaka’s intersections trapped in a state of chaos.

  • Three injured badly in collision

    Three injured badly in collision

    At least three people were injured in a collision during the one-off tour match between South Africa and the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah yesterday.

    Entry was free for the tour game and the spectators were desperate to catch a glimpse of AB de Villiers and the others. And, after the gates were opened, the over-excited fans tried to rush through the gate due to which an ugly collision took place, paving the way for three people getting injured badly.

  • Police recover four bodies in capital

    Police recovered four bodies, including that of two teenagers, yesterday from different areas of the capital.  

    The bodies of the teenagers were recovered from an office in the capital’s Mouchak area. The two were employees at MH Technology, housed on the sixth floor of Mouchak Tower.

    The deceased are Sohag Hossain, 16, and Nasirul Islam, 14, and worked at the company for several years.

  • Hefazat demands Latif Siddique’s death penalty

    Radical Islamist platform Hefazat-e-Islam after yesterday’s Jummah prayer demonstrated in Chittagong’s Anderkilla area demanding that sacked Awami League minister Abdul Latif Siddique be rearrested and sentenced to death.

    Its members brought out a procession from Anderkillah Shahi Jam-e Masjid and marched through different points of the city before stopping on Chittagong Press Club premises.

  • Article 19 proposes 12-point charter for fearless online sphere

    Article 19 Bangladesh, a London-based human rights organisation, proposed a 12-point charter that seeks a vibrant and fearless online world. 

    Dhaka University teacher Prof Ajoy Roy launched the charter as the chief guest yesterday afternoon at the capital’s Brac Centre Inn where Aidan Jones, political head of the British High Commission, along with a member of the blogging community discussed the protection of online expression. 

    The charter includes laws or regulations for freedom of expression online which should comply with international standards.

  • DB impersonators, female con artists arrested

    DB impersonators, female con artists arrested

    RAB forces have arrested four DB police impersonators and two of their female associates from the capital in connection with a blackmailing racket allegedly being run by the gang.

    The police had intelligence that the group used its two female members to seduce other men before abducting the targets or blackmailing them with sensitive photos – all while posing as Detective Branch officials.

  • Prosecutor: AL grenade attack cases may see verdict by December

    The wait for judgement in the August 21 grenade attack cases could end soon, as trial in the cases are expected to be completed by December this year. 

    “It is impossible to say the exact time of completion of the trial. But, we hope that it will be completed by December this year,” the chief prosecutor of the cases, advocate Syed Rezaur Rahman, told the Dhaka Tribune.

  • Ansar man shot dead in Khagrachhari

    A member of Bangladesh Ansar was shot dead by his colleague at Headmanpara under Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari district yesterday afternoon. 

    The deceased was identified as Naik Amir Hossain, 55, son of late Rajab Ali of Islampur village under Panchhari upazila in the district.

    Officer in-Charge (OC) of Dighinala police station Md Shahdat Hossain said another Ansar member Rafiqul Islam, 40, shot Naik Amir following an altercation over a trivial matter around 4pm. Naik Amir died on the spot. 

  • AL leader denies midterm polls

    Denying any possibility of mid-term national polls, Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Hassan Mahmud urged the BNP leadership and its Chairperson Khaleda Zia to not talk about these polls.

    “The state has a constitution and it is not possible to go outside that constitution,” he said speaking at a discussion organised by Bangladesh Swadhinata Parishad, Narayanganj district unit at Liberation War museum auditorium in the capital yesterday.

  • Banned Hizb ut-Tahrir now prefers direct action

    Even though their activities were earlier limited to only carrying out brief campaigns publicly in favour of establishing Caliphate, many of the members of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir are now working together with the other outlawed militant groups and platforms to wage destructive activities.

    Hizb ut-Tahrir has members and sympathisers in the administration, different security agencies, higher educational institutes, mosques and madrasas. The connections work as a boost for them to take lead in those platforms, sources say.

  • Prof Ajoy deplores Joy’s comment on Avijit murder

    Slain secular writer Avijit Roy’s father Prof Ajoy Roy thinks that the government indirectly supports the killing of progressive bloggers and writers.

    “The government did not make any comment publicly condemning the recent killing of bloggers. Can we take it for granted that the government has indirect support towards such killings?” eminent scientist Prof Ajoy told a discussion in the city yesterday.

    He also protested the prime minister’s son’s terming Avijit an atheist.

  • Felani’s self-confessed killer acquitted again

    Felani’s self-confessed killer acquitted again

    Parents term verdict injustice, West Bengal rights body to challenge judgementRejecting the verdict of acquittal, parents of Bangladeshi teenager Felani Khatun, who was killed by the Indian Border Security Force four years back, have demanded trial of self-confessed BSF Constable Amiya Ghosh in an international court.

    The verdict was given early yesterday amid secrecy by the BSF General Security Forces Court in Cooch Behar acquitting Amiya of the charge after a retrial in the case.

  • 34 men languishing in Indian jail, families suffer untold miseries

    At least 34 residents of Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj are continuing to endure punishment despite realising their prison terms in Indian jails.

    These men were held for entering India illegally and were handed down imprisonment of various terms. Though they have completed their sentence, they could not return to the country due to lack of legal help and government initiative.

    Meanwhile, the families have been passing days in extreme poverty in the absence of their sole breadwinner.

  • Gopalganj regional highway in sorry state due to rain

    At least 500 spots on the Gopalganj-Kotalipara-Poisharhaat regional highway have developed cracks and facing erosion due to the recent heavy rain.

    Some portions of road are dotted with small and big potholes making it riskier for vehicles to ply. It has also been causing traffic snarls on the 36km road.

    Locals alleged that the highway, which was built only one and half year ago, deteriorated very quickly in the rain because of low-quality construction materials.

  • Dilapidated roads make Mirpur, Agargaon residents suffer

    Dilapidated roads make Mirpur, Agargaon residents suffer

    For residents of Mirpur in the capital, being on roads is synonymous with sufferings as most of the roads remain in a dilapidated condition.

    Heavy monsoon rains in the last couple of days have aggravated the condition of the roads where many potholes have appeared.

    Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) took a range of projects to improve the roads and streets in all areas of Mirpur but to no avail.

  • 50 injured in a clash

    At least 50 people in Bishwanath upazila, Sylhet were injured, 20 of whom were hit by bullets, in a clash between the followers of two local influentials over a long-standing dispute yesterday.

    Sources said followers of former Rampasha union parishad chairman Azizur Rahman and Bashar-Miah-Emdadul Haque duo, local arbitrators from the upazila’s Aamtoil village, in Aamtoil Bazar got into an altercation over the ownership of a plot in Chhararpar area in Sylhet yesterday afternoon, which eventually led to the violent clash just before iftar.

  • Tension worsens at SUST, Zafar Iqbal quits administrative posts

    Eminent writer and also teacher of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology(SUST) Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal resigned from all administrative posts of the university demanding removal of Vice-Chancellor Professor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan.

    Dr Zafar Iqbal was performing administrative duty as head of Electrical and Electronics Department, director of Computer centre and Institute of ICT and president of SUST journal editorial council.

    He sent a letter in this regard to the registrar of the university on Thursday.

  • Tension worsens at SUST, Zafar Iqbal quits administrative posts

    Eminent writer and also teacher of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology(SUST) Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal resigned from all administrative posts of the university demanding removal of Vice-Chancellor Professor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan.

    Dr Zafar Iqbal was performing administrative duty as head of Electrical and Electronics Department, director of Computer centre and Institute of ICT and president of SUST journal editorial council.

    He sent a letter in this regard to the registrar of the university on Thursday.

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