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Wednesday November 22, 2017 04:58 AM



  • Controversial persons recruited in JU administration

    Amid protests, the Jahangirnagar University authorities have appointed six controversial persons to different offices on ad hoc basis allegedly violating rules.

    JU Teachers’ Association (JUTA) has been protesting the recruitment decision terming it illegal and immoral since the authorities did not publish job circular regarding the posts.

  • Another case of child abuse goes viral on social networking sites

    Corporal punishment against two girls at an orphanage run by Social Welfare Directorate in Barisal has caused uproar among the public after its footage went viral on social networking sites.

    Although the incident took place on July 4, the district administration became aware of it after the footage went viral.

    The footage uploaded on Facebook shows Md Dulal, health assistant at the institution, is indiscriminately beating two girls as they try to flee from the shelter home.

  • Ashraf cancels London tour for Hasina’s request

    Recently removed LGRD and cooperatives minister Syed Ashraful Islam has canceled his  London tour after party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's request yesterday.

    He was scheduled to leave for London at 10am today to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr with his family.

    Gonobhaban sources told the Dhaka Tribune last night that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called Syed Ashraf at her official residence yesterday evening, and the primer has also held a meeting with Ashraf for around two hours.

  • Fakhrul freed on bail after six months

    BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was freed on bail yesterday after six months of his arrest.

    Fakhrul came out of the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital after iftar yesterday.

    Soon, he was admitted to the United Hospital for better treatment, said Syrul Kabir Khan, an official of BNP Chairperson’s press wing.

    The Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice SK Sinha upheld a High Court order for his bail in three cases.

  • Cabinet gets three new faces, two made full ministers

    Cabinet gets three new faces, two made full ministers

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inducted three new faces into the cabinet with two ministers elevated to the rank of full minister.

    In the first major reshuffle State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and State Minister for Science and Technology Yafes Osman were sworn in as ministers of the cabinet.

    Of the three new faces, Chittagong Awami League leader and a 2008 lawmaker from Chittagong Nurul Islam BSC took oath as minister for the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment.

  • Tigers on the verge of making history, again

    Hosts Bangladesh have never been closer than they are right now to an ODI series win against South Africa. The two sides have faced each other in three ODI series in the past with the Proteas winning them all convincingly.

  • Rajon’s father: Policemen let Kamrul flee for bribe

    Rajon’s father: Policemen let Kamrul flee for bribe

    Father of Rajon, the teen who was beaten to death in Sylhet last week, has blamed two officials of Jalalabad police station for taking bribes to help one of the suspects – Kamrul Islam – to flee to Saudi Arabia.

    Meanwhile, police have arrested Moyna Mia, one of the accused in the killing case, in the Sylhet city and closed Jalalabad police station Sub-Inspector Aminul Islam for misbehaving with Rajon’s father and helping Kamrul flee.

  • Razakar leader Forkan’s verdict tomorrow

    The International Crimes Tribunal 2 is set to deliver verdict in the war crimes case against razakar leader Forkan Mallik from Mirzaganj of Patuakhali tomorrow.

    The three-member tribunal headed by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan set the date yesterday, nearly a month after the end of argument sessions.

  • ACC scrutinising Brazil wheat reports, fresh writ filed

    The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday said it would make a decision over whether to launch an inquiry regarding the alleged corruption in importing wheat from Brazil after scrutinising the findings of different government agencies.

    “Some government agencies are now conducting investigation into alleged corruption in importing the substandard wheat. We will scrutinise their findings and then decide on launching an inquiry into the matter,” said ACC Director General M Samsul Arifin told reporters during its monthly press briefing.

  • Myanmar navy finds 102 stranded Bangladesh migrants on island

    Myanmar’s navy has discovered more than 100 Bangladeshi migrants stranded for nearly a month on a southern island, state media said yesterday, following a regional migrant crisis in which people smugglers abandoned thousands at sea.

    It was the first major rescue reported by Myanmar since May, when its navy found a boat packed with more than 700 migrants in the Andaman Sea at the height of Southeast Asia’s migrant boat crisis.

  • High Court orders Tangail MP and brother to surrender

    The High Court has ordered Tangail 3 Awami League lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana and his brother Shahidur Rahman Khan to surrender before a lower couxrt in a murder case yesterday.

    The accused will get two weeks to surrender, and law enforcers will not harass or arrest them during this period, the court said in its order. Shahidur Rahman is the mayor of Tangail Municipal Corporation.

  • Police make coordinated efforts for smooth passage of travellers

    Police have adopted a two-tier security measure since yesterday evening ahead of Eid to ensure that the homebound travellers face least hassle.

    The regular police of each jurisdiction are to check illegal ticket sales at the terminals and the traffic police will check if buses are stopping outside designated stoppages.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Miah told this to reporters while inspecting security measures at the Gabtoli bus stand yesterday afternoon.

  • Cable trader murdered in Jatrabari

    A cable businessman was shot dead early yesterday in front of his house in Dhaka’s Jatrabari. The deceased was Mujibur Rahman, 55, from Gopalganj.

    He was allegedly shot in front of his house around 3am when he was returning home. He was the owner of Aziz Cable in Old Dhaka.

  • Framing of issues on August 30

    A Dhaka court yesterday fixed August 30 for framing of issues and submission of written statement of defendants in the Dandy Dyeing loan default case. Dhaka Artha Rin Adalat Judge Fatema Ferdous passed the order when BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s counsel Masud Ahmed Talukder submitted a written statement on behalf of her in response to a summon.

    The written statement says that the company took a Tk15.64 crore loan and duly repaid Tk17.5 crore.  The bank filed the case against illegally,  so the case should be dismissed.

  • Court: Include sections of Special Powers Act in cocaine haul case

    A Chittagong court ordered for including sections of the Special Powers Act 1974 in the country’s biggest cocaine haul, believed to be smuggled from Uruguay, last month.

    The order was given by Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Farid Alam yesterday in response to a plea filed by the investigation officer on July 9. After the haul at Chittagong Port, the case was filed with Bandar police under the Narcotics Control Act.

  • Court grants remand of sodium cyclamate importer

    A court in Chittagong yesterday ordered 10-day remand of a person for importing 1,000kg contraband Sodium Cyclamate.

    The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Farid Alam passed the order granting a prayer prayer of Bandar police Sub-Inspector Sanjoy Kumar Sinha, also the investigation officer. Of the case.

    Accused Omar Faruk, 27, was held in the capital by customs intelligence officials and handed over to Bandar police on Monday night.

  • Back in one piece from neverland

    Back in one piece from neverland

    There have been numerous reports on how Bangladeshi victims have escaped the captivity of human traffickers or how they have been rescued by law enforcers or rights bodies.

    But there are also instances, though rare, of traffickers returning people alive upon payment of certain amounts of ransom.

  • PM: Don’t allow overloaded vehicles on highways

    ‘If they had not burned buses, destroyed train compartments and damaged tracks, people would have been able to travel more conveniently’Stressing the importance of maintaining the roads network, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked authorities to not allow overloaded vehicles on the highways.

    She gave the directive while inaugurated two highways, a road and a bridge through videoconferencing from Gonobhobon, reports UNB.

    The projects include a 16km road upgraded to a four-lane highway in Rangpur city; 10.5km Birulia-Ashulia highway and the Birulia Bridge; and the Thanchi-Alikadam road in Bandarban built at a height of about 3,500 feet.

  • 9 die in road accidents

    At least nine people were killed in separate road accidents in Sirajganj and Manikganj yesterday. 

    In Sirajganj, five people have been killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Boalia area under Ullapara upazila. The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained yet.

    Ullapara OC AZM Tajul Huda said: “Five of the died on the spot in the accident that took place around 8:30am.

  • Brisk business of smuggled Indian phones

    A gang of illicit businessmen are smuggling in stolen Indian mobile phones right under the noses of law enforcement agencies in Shibganj and Kansat of Chapainawabganj.

    These handsets, which retail for Tk30,000 to Tk50,000, are being sold for only Tk10-15,000. Thus people from nearby districts like Natore, Ishwardi, Rajshahi are tumbling in to buy these mobile phones everyday. Law enforcement agencies attempted to stop the business a few times but to no avail.

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