DhakaTribune
Saturday December 16, 2017 10:52 PM



  • HSC results today

    Results of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations will be published today.

    As per tradition, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid along with chairmen of all the education boards will hand over copies of the result to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

    Around 10am, the PM will publish the results through video conferencing with two colleges in separate districts from her official residence Ganabhaban. In the afternoon, minister Nahid will officially announce
    the results at a press conference at the Secretariat.

  • Accused drivers to lose licenses

    The police have decided to destroy the licenses of those drivers who have been accused in cases filed in connection with highway accidents.

    Also on the cards is another decision to cancel the licenses or route permits of drivers whose vehicles would be involved in three accidents on the highways, officials of highway police told this to the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.

    Stressing that many accidents take place because of reckless driving, officials said such rules are in place in many developed countries.

  • The GD that could have saved a life

    A verbatim translation of the general diary Niloy tried to file, but not recordedMay 14, 2015

    Officer-in-Charge

    Khilgaon Police Station

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Dhaka.

    Subject: About accepting a general diary

    Dear Sir:

  • The Real Estate Development, a guideline for developers

    The Real Estate Development, a guideline for developers

    Toufiq M Seraj encapsulates all that is there related to the real estate sector in his book titled “The Real Estate Development.”

    Contrary to what the title suggests, the book is less about chronicling growth and more about producing a guideline for the fast growing sector.

    This recent Pathak Shamabesh publication includes every possible sub-sector and how to go about regulating them, said speakers at the launching ceremony held at Sheltech Lounge in the capital yesterday.

  • Nasim urges Khaleda to participate in the next polls

    Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim yesterday urged BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to participate in the next national election.

    “The next national election will be held in 2019 as per the constitution. You (Khaleda) should prepare your party to participate in the next national election” he said.

    The Minister said this while addressing a discussion at the Bangabandhu the Hall auditorium of Dhaka University (DU) in the afternoon.

  • Niloy killers cleared guard dogs

    Before carrying out the operation to kill secular blogger Niladri Chatterjee at his Goran residence on Friday, the murderers might have killed the two faithful dogs living under the stairs on the ground floor, detectives claim.

    Neighbours yesterday said that the dogs had been living there for a long time and the residents of the building used to feed them. But they died for mysterious reasons over the last two weeks.

  • PM: Politics with religious sentiment won’t be tolerated

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned that the government will not allow anyone to do politics with religious sentiment.

    “This cannot be done, not in Bangladesh at least,” she told a function yesterday, organised by the Women and Child Affairs Ministry at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium marking the 85th birth anniversary of Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, her mother.

    She said various incidents are now occurring in the country and the government is tackling those. “At least our government is not sitting idle.”

  • How can one be hacked alive?

    Secularist blogger and rights activist Niladri Chatterjee, also known as Niloy Neel who was hacked to death by four people on Friday, had himself never been able to slaughter a chicken. He even always avoided watching those being slaughtered.

    He wrote about this phobia of his in a Facebook post on April 19 this year to condemn the recent killing of secular activists and bloggers by suspected radical Islamists, all of them with machetes that are commonly used by butchers.

  • Thousands suffer as bridge subsides in Kishoreganj

    A paved bridge on Ekrampur-Marichkhali road in Kishoreganj’s Baruk Bazar has been announced off-limits to traffic after it subsided two feet on Tuesday.

    The bridge also developed cracks and was closed as the local authorities considered it risky, heightening the woes of more than 0.1 million people in three nearby upazilas – Nikli, Mithamoin and Karimganj. They are now forced to make boat journeys that are costing them extra money.

  • Dhaka-Ctg Highway blockaded; 100 vehicles vandalised

    Being infuriated by police bar to enter local roads crossing highway, local CNG-run autorickshaw drives barricaded the busy Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Lalpole and Silunia areas in Sadar upazila yesterday.

    Sources said the stalemate continued for about one and a half hours starting from 11am created long tailback on both sides of the road causing immense suffering to the commuters.

    The blockaders vandalised above 100 vehicles forcing the local police to take action leaving ten people including three policemen injured.

  • Dilemma over who to lead the new counter terrorism unit

    Six years have passed since the current government decided to form a specialised law enforcement unit, particularly to combat militancy and terrorist activities in the country. But it is yet to be materialised due to various reasons.

    Process of launching the unit is at final stage, said a senior Home Ministry official. The government is now pondering on selecting the leading agency and the unit’s officers.

  • Two schoolboys, Jubo League leader killed

    At least two schoolboys and a Jubo League leader were killed in Noakhali, Habiganj and Sherpur districts yesterday.

    Our Noakhali correspondent reports: A Jubo League leader was killed at Deoti village under Sonaimuri upazila. Deceased Milon Sarker, 36, son of Md Naderuzzaman was the office secretary of Deoti Union Jubo League.

  • Gonojagoron Moncho’s 7-day ultimatum for government

    Gonojagoron Moncho’s 7-day ultimatum for government

    Demanding immediate arrest of blogger Niloy’s killers, Gonojagoron Moncho and several progressive students’ organisations have issued a seven-day ultimatum for the government and the enforcement agencies.

    If the government fails to meet the deadline, Moncho said they would observe tougher programmes.

    Imran H Sarkar, spokesperson of Gonojagoron Moncho, yesterday announced a seven-day demonstration programme protesting the killing of Niladri Chatterjee alias Niloy, who was one of their members.

  • 15 hurt in cops-CNG drivers clash

    CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers clashed with police in Lalpole area on  the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway yesterday in protest against the highway ban, leaving 15 including cops injured.

    The protesters also vandalized some 20 vehicles, disrupting communications on the highway for about one-and-a-half hours.

    Inspector Saleh Ahmed of Highway Mohipal police station said the auto-rickshaw drivers blockaded the highway in the area around 11am placing stones.

  • Adulterated dried fish floods Ctg Shutki Polli

    1,000kg chemical mixed dried fish seized; six shops fined, one sealedThe age-old Chittagong Shutki Polli in the port city’s Asadganj and Chaktai areas has been flooded with dried fishes mixed with poisonous chemicals and artificial colours.

    Some unscrupulous traders are doing this for preserving the product for long and also to boost sales that will lead to bigger profits, said Asadganj Shutki Wholesale Traders Association and Asadganj Shutki Polli Traders Association leaders.

    Shutki Polli is one of the busiest dried fish markets and products from here are shipped to different parts of the country.

  • Ferdousi Priyabhashini threatened with death over phone

    Sculptor Ferdousi Priyabhashini yesterday received death threat over phone from an unknown caller.

    The threat to her life came just a day into the killing of blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy in Dhaka.

    The veteran sculptor received the Independence award in 2010 for her sacrifice in the Liberation War in 1971.

    The war heroine (Birangona) said: “I got several calls from an unknown number but I could not take those calls. Later, my son got a call from the same number.”

  • Tea factory shut down following extortion threats

    More than 500 tea growers and 250 workers of North Bengal Central Tea Industries in Panchagarh district are frustrated as the factory closed down following extortion threats on Friday.

    A complaint was filed in this connection, said workers of the factory.

  • PM: Bangamata still an example for the womenfolk

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib would remain as an example amongst not only the womenfolk also an inspiration figure and dedicated lady for the sake of the nation.

    “I have learned many things of politics from the great lady,” said the PM whose mother is Fazilatunnesa Mujib.

    The premier made the statement while addressing a function marking the 85th birth anniversary of her mother in Osmani Memorial Hall in the capital yesterday.

  • Foreign pressure mounting for mid-term polls?

    ‘We continue to support an inclusive, participatory electoral process; however, the people of Bangladesh must decide the timing of any future elections. We continue to call on all parties in Bangladesh to work within the political space’The government is facing fresh foreign pressure for holding mid-term polls, several policy-makers of the Awami League government have suggested, according to an exclusive report by Bangla Tribune.

    Seeking anonymity, a number of influential ruling party leaders have reportedly told Bangla Tribune that internal discussions are going on in closed forums about this.

  • Sultana Kamal calls upon all to resist human trafficking

    Former advisor to the caretaker government and Executive Director of Ain-o Shalish Kendra Sultana Kamal yesterday called upon all to resist human trafficking, and urged the government to bring the traffickers to book.

    She came up with the speech while addressing a human chain at Kotbazar Station Chattar of Ukhia on Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf highway yesterday  morning.

    Human Rights Defenders’ Forum in association with Cox’s Bazar Relief International organised the road march and human chain to protest the human trafficking.

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