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Wednesday November 22, 2017 01:10 AM



  • Private security firms to help police during Eid

    Police have been planning to coordinate the different private security company members to ensure foolproof safety in the capital during the Eid-ul-Fitr vacation.

    “We have already contacted with different private security company authorities. Police and the firms’ security staffs will work together and then it is possible to ensure allout security,” said Monirul Islam, Joint Commissioner of Detective Branch of Police, yesterday.

  • A security crisis in the making?

    In the wake of the Asian boatpeople crisis, the Dhaka Tribune’s Abid Azad travels down the migration routes along Bangladesh’s jagged coast in search of answers. On the quayside alongside migrant smuggling boats he finds desperation and ambition in equal measure, and finds menacing eddies that portend far more trouble for the migrants than they bargained for. Beyond the horizon, in foreign waters, a vast network of human traffickers lies in wait. For Bangladeshis looking for a back door to a better life, a vast tide of greed and cruelty threatens to sweep away naïve hopes and whole communities with it. This is the seventh part of the Dhaka Tribune multi-part investigative report on human trafficking in BangladeshTeknaf, the south-eastern-most tip of Bangladesh, has become a major criminal hub and safe haven out of which national and transnational criminal gangs freely operate.

  • Tigers eye an end to Proteas juggernaut

    Visiting South Africa will be looking to seal the series and continue their unbeaten run in the tour when they take on Bangladesh in the second and penultimate ODI at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today and as far as the hosts are concerned, they will be eager to correct their mistakes and make a comeback after losing the first match.

  • BSF killing spree continues

    Members of the Indian Border Security Force killed a Bangladeshi cattle trader and injured two others early yesterday.

    Deceased Mukul Hossain, 35, from Satkhira sadar went to India’s Dubli area along with his companions on Friday night. A BSF patrol team from Kholisha camp opened fire at them as they wanted to enter Bangladesh territory illegally in the early hours of yesterday.

  • PM hosts iftar for family, relatives

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday hosted an iftar party for her family members and relatives at her official residence Ganobhaban.

    The Prime Minister went round different tables set for the guests, exchanged pleasantries with them and enquired about their wellbeing.

    Before the iftar, a special munajat was offered seeking continued peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.

  • BNP demands UN probe into subversive acts during its movement

    BNP yesterday demanded an international probe under the UN’s supervision into the subversive acts carried out during the blockade and hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance in the first three months of this year to identify the real perpetrators.

    Giving his party’s reaction to the Prime Minister’s remark that a tribunal to be formed to try Khaleda Zia for indulging in subversive acts, BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon came up with the demand at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.

  • Inu: Tribunal to be formed after Eid to try Khaleda

    Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said that a tribunal will be formed after Eid for quick disposal of cases against Khaleda Zia filed for instigating violence.

    “The prime minister has stated that no one is above law. Khaleda Zia led the killings of over 150 people in the dreadful firebomb attacks that continued for more than 90 days,” the minister told reporters after inaugurating a school building in his home district Kushtia.

  • Hawkers pay Tk9.3 crore in extortion each day

    Hawkers pay Tk9.3 crore in extortion each day

    Illegal tolls collected from footpath hawkers have skyrocketed to unimaginable heights this year, and are seeing an additional spike from newcomers who come to peddle their wares only during the month of fasting – and shopping.

    Daily toll collections crossed Tk9.3 crore per day, while an extra Tk200 crore for spots sold only during the month of Ramadan is expected to fill extortionists’ coffers this month, sources said.

  • Police puzzled over Mirpur girl murder

    HSC second year student Amena Khatun Reshma was murdered in her flat on Thursday morning when her father Alamgir Miah and mother Mariam Begum were outInvestigators are struggling to solve the murder of a teenager at Mirpur since her father has two other wives while the killers left no clue on the spot that could help them to make a breakthrough in the case.

    HSC second year student Amena Khatun Reshma was murdered in the family flat on Thursday morning when her father Alamgir Miah and mother Mariam Begum were out.

    The arrestees are Reshma’s step brother Robin, 22, and security guard of the building Milon, 42. The duo also did not give any significant information, police say.

  • SI, ASI suspended for extortion

    Two police officials in the city were suspended from their duties yesterday for alleged involvement in extortion.

    Insiders said Sub-Inspector Abdul Baten and Assistant Sub-Inspector Imrul Kayes had been taken off duty for being involved in the extortion of hawkers on the footpaths of the Mirpur 1 neighbourhood.

    Deputy Commissioner of Police (Media) Muntasirul Alam said the two men had broken discipline in the organisation, and had been attached temporarily to the Mirpur deputy commissioner’s office.

  • DMP: Prior-permission must for Zakat distribution

    A day after the tragic deaths that occurred centring Zakat distribution in Mymensingh, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) made it mandatory to seek police permission before any individual or organisation wants to organise mass Zakat distribution programme.

    DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah made the remark while talking to reporters after distributing clothes among the poor at Paltan Community Centre in the capital yesterday.

  • 8 accused sent to jail, SI suspended

    A Mymensingh court yesterday sent eight people to jail in a case filed over the deaths of 27 people in a stampede that occurred during Zakat distribution in the district town on Friday.

    The accused are Nurani Talukder alias Md Shamim, owner of Nurani Jorda Factory, his son Hedayet and employees of the factory Iqbal, 40, Arman, 35, Alamgir, 34, Asadul, 32, Abdul Hamid, 36 and driver Parvez, 35.

    Senior Judicial Magistrate Ahsan Habib of Cognisance Court 1 passed the order when police produced them before the court and sought seven-day remand for each of them.

  • Nine robbers including gang leader arrested

    Nine robbers including gang leader arrested

    Nine robbers, including the leader, of an inter-district gang were arrested by the Detective Branch of Police (DB) from the capital’s Diabari yesterday.

    “Acting on a tip-off, a team of DB police arrested the robbers from the Diabari area under Turag police station around 11.30pm on Friday night,” said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of DB police.

    The DB team also recovered some gold and various sharp weapons from their possession.

  • Residents of six villages observe the fourth anniversary of Mirsarai tragedy

    The students were returning home after enjoying a school football match held in Mirsarai stadiumMarking fourth anniversary of the fatal Mirsarai road crash, which killed 44 schoolboys, locals of Mirsarai upazila in Chittagong carried out different programmes yesterday.

    Residents of six villages under Moghdia and Mayani unions of Mirsarai recalled their most shocking experience that took place on July 11, 2011.

  • Quader: Leaders’ billboards tarnish country’s image

    Road Transport and Bridges minister Obaidul Quader has said that billboards containing pictures of political leaders are not only eyesore but also harmful for the country’s image.

    They are illegally erected at different points and appear like “factories of producing leaders” as they contain only pictures of leaders, their followers and extortionists.

    These billboards are a new kind of nuisance in the country, said the minister to journalists in Cherag Ali Market area in Tongi, Gazipur while visiting the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway yesterday.

  • BREB launches special programme in Keraniganj

    Until June 2015, the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) has brought more than 12 million people under electricity coverage through its 72 rural associations and 283,000km connection lines.

    Thousands of people are getting connected to the electricity supply coverage everyday.

    Yesterday, the local rural electricity association took up a programme to assess applications, inspect wiring, receive deposits, prepare CMOs and set up metres among the aspirants in Jinjira union under Keraniganj upazila of Dhaka.

  • ULAB hosts international conference on language and literature

    English is more than a discipline, it is a technological tool to connect cultures.

    Professor Jenny Sharpe of Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at University of California, made the remark at a conference held at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) yesterday.

    She presented a keynote speech titled “Life, Labour, and the Picturesque: A Colonial Imaginary of East Indians in the West Indies,”

  • Women held with fake notes in Chittagong

    Three sisters were arrested along with fake currencies worth Tk12,000 from Kulgaon area in Baizid police station of the port city early yesterday.

    The arrested Sumi Begum, 32, Taslima, 20 and Nilufa Akhtar, 18, daughters of Late Sirajuddin, hail from Ramgoti of Laxmipur district, said Baizid police station SI Mohammed Ali.

    The SI continued that police during patrolling nabbed the trio because of their suspicious movement in the area around 1am.

    Later, police recovered 12 notes of Tk1,000 denomination from their possession.

  • World Population Day observed across country

    The 26the World Population Day-2015, with the theme ‘Vulnerable Population in Emergencies’ was observed yesterday across the country in a befitting manner.

    Our Narsingdi correspondent reports: In observance of the day, Department of Family Planning organized a large colorful rally in the town.

    The rally led by Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Suriaya Begum was brought out from Deputy Commissioner Office premises and terminated at Sadar Upazila Parishad compound after parading through the main roads.

  • 11 robbers arrested in Narayanganj

    Local police have arrested 11 members of an inter-district gang of robbers from Asian Highway in Sonargaon upazila early yesterday.

    During the arrest, cops seized a pickup van and many lethal weapons used by them to commit robbery.

    The arrested are ringleader Joynal Abedin, Noor Islam, Nayon, Rifat, Al-Amin, Shafiq Alam Jewel, Saddam Hossain, Dipu, Alim, Hasan and Abu Sayed.

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