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  • Police finally file case over Gulshan underage driving incident

    Police have finally filed a case in connection with the October 12 accident caused by an underage driver of a sport utility vehicle in the capital’s Gulshan 2 area. 

    One of the four victims of the accident sustained critical injuries but the sections of the law that deal with incidents involving such consequences were not used to file the case. Instead, it was filed according to the sections that lead to a lenient sentence.

  • No salvage three days in

    Neither the cargo owner nor the authorities concerned began as of last night the salvage operation of the vessel that sank in the Pashur River near the Sundarbans with 510 tonnes of coal.

    Experts observe that the disaster would affect the forest's ecosystem badly.

    Two officials of a Narayanganj-based firm visited the spot and ascertained that they would need a week to pull up the cargo, MV Zia Raj, from the river.

    It capsized near Joymonirghol area of the Pashur Channel on October 27 and sank after two days.

  • Foreign money used in Tavella murder

    Investigators dealing with the murder of Italian citizen Cesare Tavella claimed to have detected abnormal transaction in the bank accounts of the suspected planners including BNP leader MA Quayum.

    They have also kept some other BNP-Jamaat leaders under surveillance and are scrutinising their bank accounts to get a clear picture of the plot.

    A high official of the agency investigating the sensational case said yesterday that they had got information about a dozen Big Brothers behind Tavella murder. Of them, only Quayum is staying outside the country.

  • Kamal: No place for secessionists, militants in Bangladesh

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said that there would be no place for secessionists and militants in the Bangladeshi soil.

    “Bangladesh will be made a peaceful and developed country by combating militants at any cost,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at an event in Supreme Court Bar Association auditorium organised by Saarc Cultural Society marking the Moitree Festival 2015.

  • AL leaders blame Khaleda’s destructive politics

    Awami League leaders yesterday said BNP vice-chairman Shamsher Mubin Chowdhury had resigned from the party for the destructive politics of Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman.

    Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said Khaleda had been plotting against the government and the country but the conspiracies would not work.

  • Minor victims of Tazia blasts suffering at DMCH

    Minor victims of Tazia blasts suffering at DMCH

    Children aged between 18 months and 11 years are seen screaming from the pain caused by splinters in their bodies. One is frustrated he is going to miss his first ever public exams coming ahead. Their parents – injured, too – are counting every minute, anxious by the thought that they might not see their children jovially engaged in regular activities in near future.

  • Mubin’s retirement a blow to beleaguered BNP

    Army officer-turned-diplomat-turned-politician Shamsher Mubin Chowdhury’s retirement from politics will not harm the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), but will embarrass it, party insiders said.

    “The BNP is a big political party and was in power thrice. It has carved a place for itself in the hearts of the people over the last 35 years. The exit of a single person will not be a big loss,” Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting secretary general of the party, told reporters in Sylhet yesterday.

  • 22 held over alleged DU, JU admission test question leak

    The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police yesterday detained a total of 22 individuals for their alleged involvement in a reported question paper leakage of Dhaka and Jagannath university admission tests.

    Police said they were held from Old Dhaka, Tejkunipara, Farmgate and Nakhalpara areas of the capital.

    Muntasirul Islam, DMP deputy commissioner (media), said 12 were detained from Tejkunipara, Farmgate and Nakhalpara areas during drives conducted late Thursday night to early yesterday and 10 others were detained from Old Dhaka in the evening.

  • Non-MPO teachers, staff start fast unto death

    Teachers and employees of non-MPO educational institutions yesterday started fast unto death demanding inclusion of their institutions in the government’s Monthly Pay Order (MPO) facility.

    Non-MPO Educational Institutions’ Teachers Employees Federation organised the program in front of the Jatiya Press Club.

    President of the federation Principal Md Esharat Ali, General Secretary Principal Tapash Kumer Kundu, Vice-President Rashedul Islam Tapan, among others, were present.

  • Fakhrul: BNP united, getting stronger

    Dismissing the ruling party leaders’ remarks that BNP braces for splits, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said their party is ‘united and getting stronger’.

    “There’s no spilt in BNP. Our party is united. As political opponents Awami League leaders can say like that (BNP is hit by splits),” he said.

    Talking to reporters at a city hotel here, the BNP acting secretary also claimed that their party vice chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury’s resignation will not harm the party.

  • 8 Jubo League men held over attack on Hindus

    Law enforcers yesterday arrested eight Jubo League members including two FIR-listed accused in connection with the attack on Hindu people that killed an unborn baby in sadar upazila on Wednesday.

    A Feni district court sent them to jail after they were produced before it at noon.

    Feni model police Officer-in-Charge Mahbub Morshed said they were yet to arrest Samrat and Iqbal – two prime accused in the case. 17 named and 8-10 unnamed persons were made accused in the case.

  • Gazipur schoolgirl slain at home

    A schoolgirl in Gazipur’s Sreepur died after unidentified miscreants slit her throat early yesterday. 

    Naznin Akhter, 7, daughter of Akkas Ali, was a first-grader at Chawkpara Government Primary School. She was attacked at home in Chawkpara area of Mawna union.   

    Sub-Inspector of Sreepur police station Aminur Rahman said three men identifying themselves as police officials entered the house and forced Naznin out.

  • Mayor shuts down school to host feast in Bogra

    In an attempt to win voters’ favour, Bogra’s Kahaloo upazila municipality Mayor Md Helal Uddin Kabiraj hosted a massive feast on the local high school ground – allegedly shutting down the school to do so.

    However, Helal’s feast did not impress the locals, especially parents of the students at the high school, locals told the Dhaka Tribune.

    Sources said elections in nine municipalities under Bogra district is scheduled to take place in December, one of which is Kahaloo.

  • Sixth DBBL Physics Olympiad divisional part held in Chittagong

    The 6th DBBL Bangladesh Physics Olympiad was held in Chittagong yesterday.

    Eminent writer Professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal inaugurated the divisional festival and competition at Shah Alam Bir Uttam Auditorium of Chittagong Medical College at 11am.

    Addressing as the chief guest, he said: “Human brain is the most important and precious thing in the world. You should question yourself that how much do you use it?”

  • ‘Dhaka needs more open spaces for children’

    There should be more playgrounds, parks and gardens in the capital for the proper development of children and flourishment their creativities, said Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday.

    “More open spaces are needed in Dhaka city for the proper growth of children and flourishment of their creativities,” she said.

  • Ctg Abahani make history, lift maiden title

    Ctg Abahani make history, lift maiden title

    Chittagong has only one club that compete in the premier league. The club have never tasted success and had to be content with a ninth-placed finish in the 11-team top-flight that concluded two months ago.

    The city hosted an international football tournament for the very first time and its club were the lowest-ranked among the eight participants.

    However, it took only 11 days for history to be created as Chittagong Abahani won their maiden trophy beating the top-ranked clubs from south Asia. Who would have possibly envisaged such a “fairytale” ending?

  • Ministry anxious about funds for new pay scale salaries

    Poor revenue collection in the first quarter of FY2015-16 is causing anxiety to the Finance Ministry who must foot the bill for the eighth National Pay Scale that will shortly be officially announced, an official source said.

    The Finance Ministry official, asking not to be named, said: “We have no choice but to take loans. Bangladesh Bank is preparing to borrow money to implement the 8th pay scale.”

  • Final tidbits: Chittagong Abahani v East Bengal

    Final tidbits: Chittagong Abahani v East Bengal

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  • Gemcon, Bando to fight for ultimate glory

    Gemcon, Bando to fight for ultimate glory

    The second edition of the Mir Corporate Football Fiesta, powered by Sailor, is set for an exciting finale with defending champions Bando Design facing archrival Gemcon Group at the International Turkish Hope School premises. The match will kick off at 3:45pm and will be telecast live on Asian TV.

  • Muguruza advances, Kvitova gets reprieve

    Muguruza advances, Kvitova gets reprieve

    Garbine Muguruza continued her dream debut at the WTA Finals by completing round robin play with a perfect 3-0 record to advance to the semi-finals after a hard fought 6-4 4-6 7-5 victory over Petra Kvitova yesterday.

    By topping the White Group, the Spaniard set up a showdown against Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska while Kvitova (1-2) received a huge boost from her Czech Fed Cup team mate Lucie Safarova (1-2), who beat Angelique Kerber to help her advance.

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