DhakaTribune
Wednesday November 22, 2017 02:43 AM



  • Brutality unprecedented

    These are probably the worst times to live and grow up as a child in Bangladesh.

    In March, police recovered the dead bodies of two little girls in Chapainawabganj and later found that the hearts were missing from the corpses.

    In June 2010, six-year-old Shamiul was killed by his mother and her lover and his body was kept inside a refrigerator in Dhaka.

  • ‘Police could have prevented Sumaiya’s torture-death’

    ‘Police could have prevented Sumaiya’s torture-death’

    Sumaiya’s life might have been spared if police had immediately arrested her demented parents when they first learnt about their barbaric torture on the child.

    The three-year-old was brutally beaten for six days by her parents in Shahrasti upazila, Chandpur before she succumbed to death on early Tuesday morning. The couple, Emran Hossain, 40, and Amena Begum, 35, had tried to prove they had supernatural powers and attempted to exorcise the influence of jinns on Sumaiya.

  • BSF will consider retrial of Felani murder case

    India’s Border Security Force chief DK Pathak yesterday said that they would consider holding a fresh trial in Felani Khatun murder case if her family is aggrieved with the lower court verdict that acquitted the self-confessed killer.

    The BSF director general mentioned that they were yet to approve the verdict handed down on July 3 by a special court in Cooch Behar of West Bengal. He said that the court could be reconstituted if the family wanted.

  • Sheikh Kamal Krira Complex to open new sports horizons

    Sheikh Kamal Krira Complex to open new sports horizons

    Abahani, one of the leading sports club in the country, is set to steer the country’s sports arena into a modern era by building a sports complex fully equipped with modern facilities on its Dhanmondi field.

    Named after the club’s founder, the Sheikh Kamal Krira Complex will look to bring health, sports, and social recreation under the same umbrella, and provide sports enthusiasts a one-stop destination for all their needs.

  • Domestic help raped in Pallabi

    A 12-year-old domestic help was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition after being raped, allegedly by two people. She was found in Section 7 of Pallabi behind the Purobi Cinema Hall.

    The girl alleged that she was raped by two people including a driver of the house she worked in. Police is yet to track down the house.

    The accused driver is one Sagor who forcibly took her to the guard room of the residential building she worked in and raped her along with another man.

  • Rakib murder accused placed under remand

    A Khulna court has granted a three-day remand against Beauty Begum – one of the accused in the killing of 12-year-old Rakib who died after his former employers pumped air through his rectum.

    Khulna Metropolitan Magistrate Faruk Iqbal granted the remand after the investigation officer, Sub-Inspector Kazi Mostaque Ahmed, placed Beauty before his court with a 10-day remand plea. Following the court order, the police brought 50-year-old Beauty to the Khulna sadar police station for questioning.

  • Man arrested for killing his first wife

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police have arrested a man for his alleged involvement in killing his first wife.

    Police arrested the accused Jewel Bishwas alias Imon, 30, from a house in Dhanmondi early Wednesday, more than a month after the murder in Kamrangirchar area.

    On June 30, police recovered a half decomposed body of a woman from a second-floor room of a house in West Rasulpur.

    Police found the woman’s arms tied with a piece of rope behind her back. Police instantly failed to find her and her husband’s identities.

  • JU student sued for remarks on prime minister

    In response to a complaint submitted by Chhatra League leaders, the Jahangirnagar University authorities have filed a case against a final-year student for making derogatory comments about the prime minister on Facebook.

    The case was filed against government and politics department student Shamsul Alam, also a resident student of Maulana Bhashani Hall, with Ashulia police on Wednesday night under the Information and Communication Technology Act.

  • HC bail in nine cases against Rizvi, Dudu reinstated

    The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the High Court’s decision of granting bail to BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and its senior leader Shamsuzzaman Dudu in nine cases of ten.

    A four-member appellate division bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday heard ten cases, six against Rizvi and four against Dudu, and made the order. Besides, the bench refused the Rizvi’s bail order ensured by the HC while Dudu secured bail in his four lawsuits.

  • Falu secures bail following surrender

    A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s Adviser Mosaddek Ali Falu after his surrender in a sabotage case.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan passed the order when Falu surrendered to his court.

    The court at first rejected Falu’s bail plea and sent him to jail. When he suddenly fell sick in the dock after hearing the order, his counsel instantly filed another plea to reconsider the decision mentioning that his client deserved bail as the other accused of the case were already on bail.

  • Private university students meet president for VAT withdrawal

    Students from private universities have met President Abdul Hamid and submitted a memorandum seeking withdrawal of the 7.5% value-added tax (VAT) on private tertiary education.

    The three-member delegation, under the banner of “No VAT on Education,” a student platform, submitted the memorandum to the president at Bangabhaban yesterday afternoon.

  • Khaleda attends doa mahfil for Tarique’s father-in-law

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia attended a doa mahfil held for her elder son Tarique Rahman’s father-in-law former navy chief Mahbub Ali Khan’s 31st death anniversary.

    The former premier went to Mahbub’s residence in the city’s Dhanmondi area and attended the event, organised by the family members.

    Senior BNP leaders, eminent lawyer Rafiq-ul Huq and former navy officials attended the programme as well.

    Tarique and his wife Zobaida Rahman were absent in the doa as they are in London, living there since 2008.

  • Dhaka, KL to address together irregular movement of people

    Bangladesh and Malaysia have agreed to closely work together for a permanent solution to the protracted problem of irregular movement of people.

    Both countries have discussed in details the root cause of the irregular movement of people due to the continuous persecution of Rohingya ethnic minority people being carried out in the Rakhaine state of Myanmar.

  • AL factional clashes rising alarmingly in Magura

    It has been five months since council of Magura district unit Awami League, but a full-fledged committee is yet to be formed much to create tension among leaders and activists over establishing supremacy in the locality.

    The council was held on March 7 at Magura Nomani Moidan. Prof MS Akbar and Pankaj Kundu were elected president and general secretary respectively.

    State Minister for Youth and Sports Sree Biren Shikder and Abu Nashir Bablu have been elected senior vice-president and vice-president of the committee respectively.

  • BCC mayor, 43 others sued for bribery

    A case was filed against Mayor of Barisal City Corporation Ahsan Habib Kamal and 43 others for demanding bribe.

    Mosharef Hosen, a lawyers, filed the case with special judge court of Barisal on Wednesday afternoon.

    Other accused of the case include Ranjeet Kumar Roy, chief executive officer of the BCC,  Shahidul Alam, engineer and Md Farid, personal assistant of the mayor.

  • ‘Three-wheelers to get two-hour window to access highways’

    CNG run auto-rickshaws will be allowed to access CNG filling stations along highways across the country for two hours, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

    The minister said this while talking to officials of the four-lane highway project after a visit in Chowddagram, Comilla yesterday afternoon. Comilla Roads and Highways Department (RHD) Executive Engineer Muhamma Saif Uddin accompanied the minister during the visit.

  • Policeman held for killing wife over dowry

    A policeman was suspended and arrested yesterday for allegedly killing wife over at Kawnia in Barisal city.

    Md Shahidullah Chowdhury, commanding officer Barisal Range Reserve Force, acknowledged the suspension and arrest of constable Imam Hassan. The victim was identified as Suchana Aktar, 18,  a Higher Secondary student at Shaheed Abdur Rob Serniabad College.

    Ali Hossain, father of the victim, lodged a murder case against six people, including Imam, with Kawnia police station.

  • Moni, from an umpire to a potential manager

    Moni, from an umpire to a potential manager

    Former national cricketer Enamul Haque Moni is likely to relinquish his career as an international umpire to take up the post of manager of the Bangladesh team.

    Former national captain and Bangladesh Cricket Board director Khaled Mahmud has been performing the role since the 2015 ICC World Cup earlier this year. Mahmud informed Dhaka Tribune yesterday that his running contract with the BCB ended following the conclusion of the bilateral home series against South Africa. 

  • BCB security team to visit Pakistan

    Bangladesh Cricket Board is mulling sending a two-member security delegation to Pakistan next week in order to inspect the venues ahead of the women’s national team’s proposed tour later this year, informed BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury yesterday.

    “Our security team will visit Pakistan. We have already informed the Pakistan Cricket Board and the matter is in process. The exact date of the visit will be confirmed within the next one or two days and the series is likely to take place this October,” said Nizamuddin.

  • Farashganj ban gives birth to confusion

    The decision of the Bangladesh Football Federation’s disciplinary committee regarding the suspension of Farashganj SC has created a lot of confusion as it contradicts the rules and regulations of the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League.

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