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Wednesday November 22, 2017 08:51 PM



  • Prime minister attends Ivy Rahman’s Milad

    Prime minister attends Ivy Rahman’s Milad

    Prime Minister and also Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has joined the Milad Mahfil of Ivy Rahman, wife of late President Zillur Rahman and AL former women affairs secretary.

    The programme was held in Ivy’s Gulshan residence yesterday after Asr prayers on the occasion of her 11th death anniversary, reports BSS.

    Earlier in the morning, the AL and its associate bodies placed wreaths at Ivy’s grave in Banani graveyard marking the day.

  • The headquarters of Sarso and Bimstec to be set up in Dhaka

    The headquarters of two international organisations will be set up in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

    The organisations are South Asian Regional Standards Organisation (Sarso) and the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
    (Bimstec).

    The regular cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the agreement signed between the organisations and the Bangladesh government.

  • Tech-savvy Tahrir to hold online militant conference

    They were distributing leaflets urging people to join the September 4 conferenceIn an innovative move, tech-savvy banned Islamist militant outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir is planning to hold an online conference early next month, detectives have said.

    A team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP)’s Detective Branch (DB) picked up two members of the militant group in the Dakkhinkhan area of Dhaka on Sunday afternoon.

    They were distributing leaflets in front of the Inusbagh Shahi Mosque, urging people to join their September 4 online conference, said DB Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Nazmul Alam at a press briefing yesterday afternoon.

  • Mass graves suspected along BD coasts

    Mass graves suspected along BD coasts

    After the recent revelation of yet another mass grave of 20 people in Malaysia, migration experts and human rights activists expressed their deep concern over the possibilities of such burial ground along the sea coast of Bangladesh.

    They have urged law enforcement agencies to carry out drives in those coastal areas where aspirant migrants were kept hostage and tortured before they were boarded Malaysia-bound sea vessels.

  • Jubo League leader stabbed to death

    Jubo League leader stabbed to death

    A Jubo League leader was killed by local thugs in the capital’s Mohammadpur area on Sunday night.

    The victim, Mohammad Sohel Bali, 28, from Chhilarchar in Madaripur district, was secretary general of Jubo League’s Dhaka Udyan unit in Mohammadpur.

    Police arrested a man named Badrul yesterday in connection with the murder, after the victim’s father filed a murder case in the afternoon, in which he listed Badrul and six others as accused.

  • RAB 2 CO Lt Col Masud withdrawn

    Rapid Action Battalion 2 Commanding Officer (CO) Lt Col Masud Rana was attached to the headquarters after being withdrawn from his unit yesterday morning.

    He was withdrawn a day into the filing of a case against him on charge of abducting and killing Chhatra League’s Hazaribagh unit president Arju Mia.

    RAB’s Legal and Media Wing Assistant Director Maqsudul Alam said Masud Rana was attached to the headquarters yesterday.

  • Three lawyers on  fresh remand

    Three lawyers on fresh remand

    A Chittagong court yesterday granted fresh remands for three Supreme Court lawyers for their alleged connection with terror financing.

    A case was filed against Barrister Shakila Farzana, advocate Md Hasanuzzaman Liton and Dhaka Judge Court advocate Mahfuz Chowdhury Bapon with the Hathazari police station in this regard.

  • ‘Access to NID data a must to stop unregistered SIMs’

    Any government initiative to stop the trade of unregistered SIM cards has little chance of success – unless the identities of the consumers could be verified using the national ID database, mobile operators have said.

  • Court indicts 13 men for Rajon’s murder

    13-year-old Rajon was beaten to death in Sylhet on July 8, while 12-year-old Rakib died in Khulna on August 3 when air was pumped into his rectumA Sylhet court yesterday accepted the charge sheet filed against 13 people for the murder of Sheikh Samiul Alam Rajon, whose death by beating caused public outrage after the video of the incident was spread on the internet.

    Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate 1 Shahedul Karim also issued arrest warrants against three fugitive accused men and ordered that their assets be frozen, the court’s General Registrar SI Foyez told our correspondent in Sylhet.

  • Minister: August 21 attack trial to end by December

    Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the trial of the August 21 grenade attack case was likely to be completed by December.

    He said the trial was delayed as the BNP-Jamaat alliance foiled evidence of the attack.

    The minister was addressing a discussion organised by Chhatra League at the TSC of Dhaka University in memory of those who died in the 2004 attack. The discussion was chaired by Chhatra League President Saifur Rahman Shohag while the minister spoke as the chief guest.  

  • Shawkat Mahmud placed on fresh 4-day remand in 4 cases

    A Dhaka court yesterday placed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s advisor and journalist leader Shawkat Mahmud on fresh four-day remand, rejecting his bail petitions in four cases of violence.

    Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan passed the order after police produced him before the court seeking 40-day remand for questioning in the four cases.

    The court granted one-day remand to Shawkat  in each of the four cases – one filed with Motijheel and three with Paltan police station – on charges of violence in the capital.

  • One held with 270kg sulfur in Chittagong

    Probe into whether the element was intended to be used for sabotage underway Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-7) members have detained a person in possession with 270 kilograms of sulfur from a rented residence at Billapara under Uttar Sikalbaha union of Karnaphuli Police Station in Chittagong.

    RAB-7 Chandgaon Camp Company Commander Major Mohammad Jahangir Alam, in a press conference at the camp office at around 5:30pm, said they nabbed betel nut trader Omar Faruk, 35, of Char Patharghata union at Potiya upazila in Chittagong, from his factory at around 2pm following a tip-off.

  • BNP spends more than it earns

    The major opposition BNP spends more than its known source of income which has increased this year compared to that of the last year.

    A delegation of the BNP yesterday submitted its income and expenditure statement to Election Commission Secretary Sirajul Islam.

    “In 2014-15, the income of the party was Tk2,87,48,574 while the expenditure was Tk3,53,03,590, Asadul Karim Saheen, assistant office secretary of the party, told journalists.

    Money was withdrawn from the bank account of the party to meet up the extra expense, he said.

  • BNP asks Inu to clear position over Bangabandhu killing

    The BNP yesterday asked Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu to make his position clear about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman when Bangabandhu was killed in 1975.

    “Sheikh Hasina has appointed [in her cabinet] such people who were against her father. Inu and his people waged armed movement to oust Sheikh Mujib’s government,” Asaduzzaman Ripon, acting spokesperson of the party, told journalists at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters.

  • Education Ministry to monitor SUST situation for 6 months

    The Education Ministry has decided to observe the overall situation at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology for six months amid protests by two groups of teachers. 

    In a letter sent by the ministry, the university authorities were directed to take steps for ensuring a smooth learning atmosphere for students, to arrange undergraduate admission tests on schedule and to try for peaceful resolution of complaints lodged by teachers.

  • Flood situation further worsens in five districts

    With water levels of major rivers rising, the flood situation in the country has worsened further in Jamalpur, Naogon, Gaibandha, Rangpur and Faridpur.

    The flood situation in Jamalpur has slightly deteriorated as the water level of the Jamuna River has increased, affecting 25 unions in four upazilas.

    According to the Water Development Board, the water level of the Jamuna River was above danger level at Bahadurabad ghat point at noon yesterday.

  • 2 including leader for landless people killed

    Two people including a local leader for landless people were reportedly killed and 18 injured in Chingrikhali area under  Kaliganj upazila in Satkhira district yesterday in a clash over government land.

    The deceased were Bairagirchak-Chingrikhali Bhumihin Samity Chairman Ashraf Mir, 65, and his brother-in-law Ishaq Par, 55.

    Mir was hailed from Kashibati village while his brother-in-law lived in Baliadanga village.

  • India, Sri Lanka talk with Dhaka Wasa over systems loss

    Delegates from India and Sri Lanka water supply authorities held a meeting with Dhaka Wasa officials at a city hotel yesterday over implementation of the District Metering System (DMS).

    Dhaka Wasa Managing Director Taqsem A Khan presided over the meeting, which was attended by Deputy Residence Representative of Asian Development Bank Oleg Tonkonojenkov, and officials of the Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project of India and the National Water Supply Drainage Board of Sri Lanka, stated a press release.

  • Annisul, Khokon urge youths to follow Bangabandhu’s ideology

    The mayors of Dhaka North and Dhaka South city corporations have urged young people to work for the nation’s development, following the principles of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

    Terming Bangabandhu as the architect of both the independence of Bangladesh and the Bangladeshi nation itself, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq said Bangabandhu had dreamt of a peaceful and good livelihood for his countrymen, but not for his own interest.

  • SC asks BIWTA to demolish its recreation centre

    The Supreme Court yesterday asked Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) to demolish and remove its recreation centre on the bank of the Buriganga River near the capital’s Kamrangirchar area.

    A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha dismissed an appeal moved by the BIWTA against a High Court order which had asked the water transport authority to demolish the recreation centre on July 29, 2010.

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