Wednesday February 21, 2018 03:02 AM

  • Police sketch artists profile Lalmatia attackers

    Police sketch artists profile Lalmatia attackers

    A high official of an investigating agency has told the Dhaka Tribune, on condition of anonymity, that detectives had created a sketch of the Lalamatia attackers using descriptions from the survivors of the attack.

    “We are now trying to arrest the suspects by matching them against the sketch,” he said.

  • Sector Commanders Forum sends protest letter to Amnesty

    Sector Commanders Forum – Liberation War’71 has sent a letter to the secretary general of Amnesty International, protesting the human rights watchdog’s recent statement suggesting that freedom fighters should also be put on trial for crimes committed during the war.

    “Since the beginning of the Bangladesh’s trial of international crimes in 2010, Amnesty International has never recognised the right of the victims for justice, but always highlighted the rights of the accused in the dock,” the letter from Sector Commanders Forum reads.

  • Garos celebrate Wangala in Tangail

    The Garo people celebrated their largest annual festival Wangala in Tangail’s Madhupur yesterday.

    This is the festival when they dedicate harvests to the God seeking his satisfaction.

    Thousands of Garo people attended the day-long programme on Beduria Primary School playground and began the festivity by offering their traditional prayers.

    Traditional formalities were maintained while dedicating crops to the God.

  • Joint forces deployed in port city

    With directives from the Home Ministry, joint forces were deployed in the port city from Thursday evening to beef up security.

    Comprising of Chittagong Metropolitan Police, Border Guard Bangladesh, Rapid Action Battalion and Armed Police Battalion, the joint forces will conduct drives coordinated by the CMP throughout the city.

    Asked if there was any security threat, CMP Detective Branch Deputy Commissioner Kusum Dewan said security had been tightened both in Dhaka and Chittagong.

  • Patients suffer as CMCH burn unit lacks ICU facilities

    Burn patients have to face untold sufferings in absence of a full-fledged and dedicated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH).

    Physicians said they faced difficulties while delivering services to patients as critical patients from other departments of the hospital also come to the lone10-bed general ICU.

    Launched on January 3, 2008 with only 13 beds, the Burn and Plastic Surgery unit at the CMCH is now running with 26 beds.

  • Khulna University convocation on Nov 25

    The 5th convocation of Khulna University (KU) will be held on November 25 on the university campus.

    Educationalist and Emeritus Prof of Dhaka University Anisuzzaman will deliver his speech while Prof Abdul Mannan, chairman of the University Grants Commission, will attend the convocation program as chief guest.

    President Abdul Hamid, also the Chancellor of the university will preside over the convocation. A total 2500 students will attain their graduation certificates while nearly 1,000 guest will attend the convocation.

  • Woman killed during clash in Gaibandha

    A woman was killed during a clash between two groups of villagers over the ownership of a piece of land at Burungi, Saghata upazila, Gaibandha yesterday.

    Quoting locals, police said there had been a long-standing dispute between Afzal Mistri, husband of deceased Parul Begum, and Nurul Islam over a piece of land.

  • BNP to observe ‘Nat’l Revolution, Solidarity Day’ today

    The BNP will observe “National Revolution and Solidarity Day” today marking the civil-military “uprising” in 1975.

    The party has chalked out a 10-day programme to celebrate the day amid the absence of its chief Khaleda Zia, who is currently in London.

    Other political parties and different socio-cultural organisations will also observe the day from different historical perspectives.

  • Student app to make govt crores

    Student app to make govt crores

    They may look like ordinary kids, but the invention they have created is likely to be an extraordinary boon to the government.

    In an era chock-full of apps, four Bangladeshi students have created a mobile application that will turn every consumer into the taxman’s trusty aide.

    VAT Checker is a mobile app launched on October 16 that allows consumers to check whether the Value Added Tax (VAT) they pay to retailers actually goes to the exchequer.

    The app allows users to check the VAT registration status of traders and send complaints to the government.

  • Hungry Tigers look to hunt down wounded Zimbabwe

    Hosts Bangladesh will be eager to continue their impressive run this year when they face tourists Zimbabwe today in the first of three ODIs at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

    The Tigers will also look to consolidate their seventh position in the International Cricket Council’s ODI rankings with an outright victory today.

    A year has never been so special to Bangladesh cricket like 2015. The side enjoyed a great run in the ICC World Cup down under, qualifying for the quarter-finals for the very first time.

  • New kind of ‘designer’ immune cells clear baby’s leukaemia

    New kind of ‘designer’ immune cells clear baby’s leukaemia

    A baby, whom doctors thought almost certain to die, has been cleared of a previously incurable leukaemia in the first human use of an “off-the-shelf” cell therapy from Cellectis that creates designer immune cells.

    One-year-old Layla had run out of all other treatment options when doctors at Britain’s Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) gave her the highly experimental, genetically edited cells.

    Two months later, she was cancer-free and she is now home from hospital, the doctors said at a briefing about her case in London on Wednesday.

  • Taiwanese couple attacked during robbery, one held

    Amid a tight security blanket being enforced in the capital, a married Taiwanese couple became the latest foreign nationals to fall victims of an attack early yesterday.

    However, unlike previous subversive attacks that claimed the lives of a Dutch and a Japanese citizen, police say Wang Ming Chee, 54, and his wife Lily Hawa, 50, were wounded during a robbery in their home in Uttara.

  • Man gouges out wife’s eye

    A man gouged out his wife’s eye at Arichpur in Gazipur on Thursday evening. 

    The victim, Sheuly, 25, was hospitalised while her husband Kamal Hossain, an oil trader at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport area, absconded after the attack.

  • PM: Bangladesh’s development unstoppable now

    Renewing her allegation that the BNP-Jamaat clique is behind the recent killings, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is now unstoppable in its development drive and no conspiracy can deter it.

  • Prothom Alo celebrates 17th anniversary

    The 17th founding anniversary of Bangla daily Prothom Alo was celebrated yesterday at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.

    The newspaper this time celebrated its anniversary with Kalsindur Women football team of Mymensingh.

    On the occasion, Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman said the newspaper’s main agenda is to highlight the Bangladeshi success stories regularly.

  • A unique Islamic tradition

    A unique Islamic tradition

    The Islamisation of Bangladesh can be traced back many centuriesI am very aware of tiptoeing where, even, angels might fear to tread.  However, a very evidently unique Islamic tradition, that appears to have coexisted within a diversity of religious beliefs for centuries, seems the very essence of a social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical heritage of what is Bangladesh, and who are the people of Bangladesh, today.

    That diversity  that pre-existed in these very unique lands of the Ganges delta, that are now the lands of Bangladesh can only inspire, in the observer and student, a very special admiration and awe.

  • British attempts to return tourists from Egypt mired in confusion

    British attempts to return tourists from Egypt mired in confusion

    British attempts to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh were thrown into chaos on Friday when Egypt slashed the number of flights it would allow to take them home.

    Prime Minister David Cameron halted flights between Britain and the resort over concerns that a Russian airliner that crashed after leaving the same airport on Saturday may have been brought down by a bomb planted by Islamic State militants.

  • Singapore this ain’t

    Singapore this ain’t

    To even begin to aspire to the standards of the successful city-state, we must root out corruptionThat authoritarianism is the elixir to prosperity and progress is a mantra which has found strong resonance in the territory which became Pakistan in 1947: From the days of Ghulam Mohammad through Ayub Khan through Ziaul Huq, from BKSAL through Ershad through the present day.

    Sporadic bursts of democratic openness had done little to allay deep seated mistrust amongst ideological elites that pluralism, fair elections, and individual liberty were singularly unsuited to the temperament of their more benighted fellow citizens.

  • Thein Sein: Army, government will respect election results

    Myanmar President Thein Sein said on Friday that both the military and the government will accept the outcome of Sunday’s historic election, and that he would work with opposition parties to ensure a stable transition.

    Speaking hours before the two-month election campaign period ends, Thein Sein said a successful election was the key step to continue the reforms he ushered in after coming to power as the head of a semi-civilian government in 2011.

  • Suu Kyi says she will be above president in new govt

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday she would be “above the president” if her party wins a historic election on November 8, defying a constitutional ban on becoming president herself.

    Suu Kyi’s remarks could complicate her already fraught relations with Myanmar’s military, which drafted the 2008 constitution to preserve its power and effectively exclude her from leading the country.

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