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Wednesday November 22, 2017 08:47 PM



  • Facebook turns down Bangladesh’s request

    Social networking platform Facebook has turned down all requests from the Bangladesh government for information about users in the first half of this year, according to a biannual report published by the tech giant on Wednesday.

  • Facebook turns down Bangladesh’s request

    Social networking platform Facebook has turned down all requests from the Bangladesh government for information about users in the first half of this year, according to a biannual report published by the tech giant on Wednesday.

  • PM Sheikh Hasina asks army to stay alert

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all, including members of the Bangladesh Army, to always stay alert and uphold the dignity and honour of the national flag.

    “We’ve earned the national flag through our independence… so, all of you have to remain always alert so that the flag is never disregarded.

    The prime minister said this while addressing the National Standard awarding function of the 12 Lancer of the Armoured Corps and the fifth reunion of the corps at the Armoured Corps Centre and School at Bogra Cantonment in the morning.

  • Baby with two heads born in Bangladesh

    A baby girl was born with two heads in Brahmanbaria on Wednesday and is currently undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

    She was brought to Dhaka around 3:15am yesterday after she started having breathing difficulties, her father Mohammad Jamal told the Dhaka Tribune.

    Abu Kawsar, owner of the Standard Hospital of Total Healthcare in Brahmanbaria, where the baby was born by Cesarean section, said initial tests showed she only has one set of vital organs.

  • Rampal plant opposition group spurns invitation

    A major citizens’ platform has rejected an invitation to visit the Rampal coal-fired power plant site hosted by the Power Ministry.

    Convenor of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports Engineer Sheikh Muhammad Shahidullah said: “This invitation is to cover their weakness. We have already visited the Rampal site on several occasions. There is nothing to see again under their hospitality.”

    He was addressing a press conference at Mukti Bhaban in the city yesterday.     

  • Ctg DIG of prisons faces ACC questioning

    The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday interrogated Deputy Inspector General of prisons of Chittagong Ashim Kanto Pal over allegations of illegal accumulation of wealth.

    ACC Deputy Director Abdus Sobhan grilled Ashim at the commission’s headquarters in the capital’s Segun Bagicha.

    Requesting anonymity, an ACC official said Ashim denied all the allegations against him during the interrogation.

  • WB Bangladesh chief: Higher education faces major challenges

    Acting country head of World Bank (WB) Bangladesh Christine Kimes yesterday said higher education in Bangladesh faces many challenges, including lack of access, low budgetary allocation and absence of a favourable environment for teaching, learning and research.

  • CID gets 3 more months

    A Dhaka court yesterday granted the Criminal Investigation Department three more months to complete further investigation into Major General Abul Manzoor murder.

    Judge SM Saiful Islam of the First Additional District and Sessions Judge’s Court passed the order following a time petition filed by Abdul Kahar Akhand, also the investigation officer of the case.

    After granting the time extension, the court warned the CID that no further time would be given for investigation. The court also fixed February 25 to submit the reinvestigation report.

  • BBIN motorcade starts tomorrow

    A trans-border motorcade on the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) route will start tomorrow from the Indian state of Odisha.

    The procession will travel four countries across the borders until November 30, in accordance with the BBIN motor vehicle agreement, said  Road Transport and Highways Division Secretary MAN Siddique.

  • HC: Evict illegal structures from banks of Padma

    The High Court yesterday directed the government to evict all illegal structures on the banks of Padma River as well as all fishing fences in the river between Madaripur and Munshiganj within the next 30 days.

    The deputy commissioners and superintendents of police in Munshiganj and Madaripur districts have been asked to submit a report of progress before the court by December 13 in compliance with
    the order. 

  • Pahartali railway workshop to get modernised

    Pahartali Carriage and Wagon Repair Workshop of Bangladesh Railway East Zone has been going through modernisation after a long period.

    The railway authorities took the initiative for its development at a cost of Tk217.88 crore.

    The project titled “Improvement of Pahartali Workshop” officially started in July 1, 2007 and it deadline was set by June, 2017.

  • RCC panel mayor sent to jail in explosive case

    A trial court yesterday sent Nurun Nahar Begum, Panel Mayor-3 of Rajshahi City Corporation, in an explosive case.

    After hearing both the sides, Judge of Metropolitan Session Court Altaf Hossain passed an order for sending her to jail rejecting her bail prayer. Earlier in the morning, Nurun Nahar appeared to the court seeking bail.

  • CCC bars its staff from providing info to media

    Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) issued a notice asking its officials and staff not to provide any information to media.

    The Dhaka Tribune yesterday obtained a notice copy signed by Chief Executive Officer of the KCC Kazi Mohammed Safiul Alam.

    The notice asked its officials and employees to refrain themselves from proving any type of information to the media.

    It also warned its staff of stern actions if anyone does it, the corporation would against rules and regulation of the city corporation.

  • 12 shibir men among 111 held

    Police arrested 111 people including 12 leaders and activists of Islami Chhattra Shibir from Bakalia area in the city and different upazilas of the district yesterday.

    Of them, four Shibir activists were held from Bakalia area while eight others were arrested from Kaliaish union under Lohagara upazila while they were holding clandestine meeting.

  • Tale of violent politics ruins life of Niron Chakma

    Niron Chakma, an innocent poor boy from Dewanpara area in Laxmichhari upazila of the district, was on the way to the local stadium on November 11, 2013 to listen live speech of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

    Besides, his dream was to see father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s daughter directly to enrich himself with her ideology.

  • Mystery shrouds death of minor domestic help

    Mystery shrouds the death of a minor domestic help who reportedly died after falling off the seventh floor of a building at Malibagh in the port city yesterday morning.

    Sub-Inspector (SI) of Chawakbazar police station Saleh Uddin said on receiving information police had recovered the body of Bali Akhtar Poly,13, from Max Hospital.

    He told the Dhaka Tribune that Bali had been working in the house of one Imtiaj at the seventh floor of a building named “Equity Samantha” at Mehedibag for last 21 days.

  • Tigers still favourites as focus shifts to Twenty20

    The high-flying Tigers are keen to set their record straight in the international Twenty20 arena as they now shift focus from their ODI successes to the shortest format of the game. Only 12 wins from 44 attempts says a lot about Bangladesh’s struggle in T20Is, but after an unforgettable run in the ODIs this season, it is the best time for the hosts to grow their performance.

  • Palak: Digital security law on the cards

    State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak yesterday told the parliament about the government’s initiative to draft and finalise a digital security law, which would aim to curb cyber crimes.

    With Palak absent at the parliament yesterday, his answers were read out by State Minister for Post and Telecommunication Division Tarana Halim. The Awami League government prioritises curbing cyber crimes alongside digital advancement in the country, Palak said in his written answer to a query.

  • DMP plans three-shift duty for police

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is planning to introduce a three-shift duty for police officials instead of the existing two-shift duty at checkpoints.

    The DMP is also considering deploying at least five members at each checkpoint.

    The decision was considered at yesterday’s monthly conference of the DMP headed by its Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia. It was attended by officers-in-charge of 49 police stations of Dhaka and other officials.

    The plan was discussed in the wake of the killing of a policeman in Ashulia recently.

  • Oishee given death for killing parents

    Oishee given death for killing parents

    A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Oishee Rahman to death for killing her parents – mother Swapna Rahman and father inspector Mahfuzur Rahman of the Special Branch (SB) of Police – two years back.

    Her friend Mizanur Rahman Rony was given two years of rigorous jail term for sheltering Oishee while another friend Asaduzzaman Jony was acquitted of the charges as his involvement in the murder was not proved.

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