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  • Sourav fears further attack by MP Liton’s men

    Eight-year-old Shahdat Hossain Sourav, who was allegedly shot by Gaibandha 1 lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton, is apprehensive of being attacked by the MP’s musclemen again.

    The minor boy returned to his home in Charan village under Gaibandha’s Sundarganj upazila from Rangpur Medical College Hospital on Monday after 24 days of treatment.

    His father sought cooperation from the district administration for the safety of his family. In response to his plea, the district administration has deployed two village policemen to vigil around Sourav’s house.

  • Speakers: Protect children’s interest when reporting news

    Journalists must follow caution when reporting events of violence and criminal activities related to children in order to protect their identities as well as their dignity as individuals, speakers said yesterday.

    Not just child victims, but child readers will also be benefited from such ethical practice as gory description of a crime is bound to have adverse affect on their mind, the experts agreed.

  • Forest robber held with 23 firearms, 1,531 bullets

    Forest robber held with 23 firearms, 1,531 bullets

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested a member of a forest robbers’ gang with 23 firearms and 1,531 rounds of bullet from Badurjhuli Khal area of the Sundarbans in Koyra upazila, Khulna on Monday night.

    The arrestee was identified as M Shahinur Sardar alias Shahin, 34, member of forest robber gang ‘Elias Bahini’ and son of late Faruke Sardar of Murugachha village in Tala upazila of Satkhira.

    Lietenant Commander of RAB 6 M Mahfuzul Islam said acting in a tip off a team of the battalion carried out a drive in the area. 

  • Kamal: Anti-AL politicians behind foreigner killings

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday claimed the killings of two foreigners had been planned at the same source – anti-ruling party politicians to be specific – and the masterminds would be brought to light soon.

    The minister made the remark to reporters at the Secretariat yesterday – a month after Italian national Cesare Tavella was murdered in Dhaka and two days after police arrested four people in connection with the murder.

  • Rajon murder trial verdict November 8

    A Sylhet court is set to deliver verdict in sensational Rajon murder case on November 8, upon completion of the much-talked trial in just 13 working days.

    Metropolitan Sessions Judge Akbar Hossain Mridha fixed the date yesterday after recording closing arguments in the case. The trial began against the 13 accused on October 1.

    Eleven of the accused were produced before the court.

  • Sea robbers capture 25 trawlers, abduct 50 fishermen in Bay

    Sea robbers have abducted at least 50 fishermen from the Bay of Bengal, attacking a fleet of more than a hundred fishing trawlers during Monday evening and early yesterday.

    They also captured 25 of the trawlers.

    Eleven of the fishermen from Patharghata of Barguna district were injured as some 30 armed robbers of the infamous Master Bahini attacked them at Fairway Point in the Bay, 80km south-west of Patharghata.

  • Angry China shadows US warship in disputed sea

    A US Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed close to China’s man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea yesterday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said its warships tracked and warned the American vessel.

    The patrol by the USS Lassen was the most significant US challenge yet to the 12-nautical-mile territorial limits China asserts around the islands in the Spratly archipelago and could ratchet up tension in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

  • Govt report says most highways in the country are damaged

    A majority of the country’s district highways have worsened during the 2014-15 fiscal, according to an annual government report.

    Officials say lack of monitoring, corruption and slow implementation of development work are some of the main reasons for such conditions.

    The report, recently placed at the cabinet, also stated that more than thousand kilometres of national and regional highways were also in poor condition. The annual report was submitted with activities of all ministries during the 2014-15 fiscal.

  • Famous Indian restaurant Shiraz opens branch in Dhaka

    Famous Indian restaurant Shiraz opens branch in Dhaka

    Kolkata-based Shiraz Restaurant has opened its doors in Dhaka for the food connoisseurs of Bangladesh bringing with it the century-old heritage of Mughal cuisine.

    Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka Pankaj Saran, other distinguished ambassadors, government officials, business leaders and noted personalities of the country graced the event, which ended with the rendition of songs by a noted Indian artist, at Uday Tower in Gulshan 1 in the city yesterday.

    Shiraz has a glorious history of blending the Mughal heritage in its cuisine.

  • Policy on eliminating lead from paints demanded

    Bangladesh Paint Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has demanded a government policy to stop the use of lead in paints in Bangladesh by 2017.

    “Small and medium entrepreneurs and multinational companies have already assured BPMA that they will stop adding leads in paints. However, it is high time for the government to act strictly by setting 50 ppm as the standard lead limiting agent,” BPMA Vice-President Abdur Rahman told at a discussion yesterday.

  • Muhith: Rooppur nuke plant cost will be $13.5bn

    Due to adopting of new technology, the cost of building the Rooppur nuclear power plant will now be $13.5bn, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

    He told this to reporters yesterday after a meeting with HN Spassky, deputy executive director of Russia’s state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, and Alexander A Nikolaev, the Russian ambassador in Dhaka, at the secretariat.

    According to a revised proposal, the Bangladesh government will bear 10% of the cost of building 2,400MW plant which might take around eight to nine years to be built, the minister said.

  • All SIM card holders asked to re-register with their operator

    The Post and Telecommunications Department asked all subscriber identification module (SIM) card-holders to go through the re-registration process of SIM cards within the stipulated time.

    The Post and Telecommunications Department has come up with the request through a handout of PID yesterday.

    It also asked the SIM card holders to verify their SIM cards through Short Message Service (SMS) and mobile operator website.

  • Port city comes under CCTV camera surveillance

    Chittagong Metropolitan Police has taken a decision to bring entire port city under the surveillance of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras with a view to reducing crimes and  ensuring public safety.

    The CMP authorities took the decision against the backdrop of recent murders of two foreign nationals and bomb attacks on Shia Muslim community on the eve of Ashura.

  • No new light on Hussaini Dalan bombing

    Although four days have passed since the deadly attack at Hussaini Dalan, law enforcers are yet to make any headway into their investigations.

    The DMP and RAB are both investigating the attack on a Tazia procession, which killed one and injured over a hundred on Saturday. But both law enforcement agencies admitted that they still had neither any clue about the identities of the attackers nor the motive behind the bomb attack.

  • Prabarana Purnima celebrated in hill tracts

    Buddhist community yesterday celebrated their second largest festival Prabarana Purnima with traditional enthusiasm and due solemnity.

    The festival is also known as Ashvini Purnima that marks conclusion of the three months long seclusion of the monks inside their monasteries for self  edification and atonement of their defilement.

    The Purnima follows a month-long preaching of sermons by the Buddhist monks for the welfare of every beings and whole humankind through a month long yellow robes offering ceremony that begins from today. 

  • Tangail by-poll stayed for five days

    The Supreme Court yesterday stayed the proceedings for holding Tangail 4 by-poll until November 2 amid a legal battle between Krishak Sramik Janata League chief Kader Siddique and the Election Commission over his nomination’s legality.

    Chamber Judge Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after hearing the EC’s plea to stay a High Court ruling that had ordered them to accept Kader Siddique’s nomination paper.

  • Boy dies of alleged wrong treatmentat DMCH

    A seven-year-old boy died at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday due to wrong treatment, his family has alleged.

    Deceased Mohammad Sakib, resident of Dhaka's Jatrabari, was admitted to the hospital on October 19 with a locked jaw.

    Around 10am yesterday, Dr Ruhul Amin conducted a surgery and then he was taken to the post-operative ward. Around 5pm, the family saw that the boy was not breathing. Later they got confirmed that the boy was dead. They tried to call the doctor his mobile phone was found switched off.

  • Myanmar group denies kidnapping Bangladeshi tourists

    Myanmar's Rakhine-based armed group Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) has rejected accusations that it had kidnapped three Bangladeshi tourists for ransom.

    The organisation said that the allegations were designed to destroy its image, according to a report published on the Myanmar Times on Monday.

    The ALP is the only Rakhine ethnic organisation that signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the Myanmar government earlier this month.

  • 10,207 to vie for 875 seats in Kuet

    Around 11.6 aspirants will vie for a seat in the first year BSC-Engineering and Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning courses in Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) under 2015-16 academic year.

    A total of 10,207 candidates were finally selected after scrutiny yesterday against 875 seats in 11 departments under BSC Engineering and BRUP courses, a press release said today, issued by Monoz Kumar Mazumder, Public Relation Officer of Kuet.

  • Girl raped by in city

    A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a quack in Dhaka’s Lalbagh yesterday.

    Relatives said the girl had been feeling a pain in her stomach for several days. Recently she had come to her aunt’s house for treatment.

    The aunt took her to a local quack around 4pm and an assistant told the aunt to wait outside while the girl undergoes treatment inside.

    Around 30 minutes later, the aunt got suspicious and knocked on the closed door. After knocking for some time, the assistant opened the door and she found that her niece had been raped.

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