DhakaTribune
Wednesday November 22, 2017 01:24 AM



  • Chittagong medical waste management in peril

    Most of the hospitals and diagnostic centres in Chittagong city, including government ones like Chittagong Medical College Hospital and Chittagong General Hospital, are disposing medical waste in an environment-unfriendly manner.

    This information was revealed on Monday at a view-exchange meeting held at Chittagong Department of Environment office.

  • 250 gold bars seized in Ctg

    Detective Branch (DB) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) and Kotwali police in a joint drive have recovered 250 pieces of gold bars worth about Tk12.50 crore and Tk60 lakh in cash from Riazuddin Bazar area’s Bahar Market in the port city.

    But police could not arrest anybody in connection with the recovery till yesterday night.

  • Kuet student found dead

    A student of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) was found dead at his house in Junction area of the city on Monday.

    The deceased was Rokey Alam, 27, an MSc student at the university.

    Mobarak Hossain, father of the victim, said they were worried as the mobile phone of Rokey had been switched off for last three days.

    On the day, the family members went to his rented house in the city and found the room locked.

    With the help of locals, Mobarak entered the room breaking open the door and found the decomposed body.

  • Parading into history

    Parading into history

    Women of Bangladesh got yet another role model to look up to for encouragement in their struggle for emancipation when a female official led the ongoing Police Week’s parade as the commander for the first time in history.

    Since democracy was reinstated in the country two and a half decades ago, the head of the government has always been women. Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia have shared five terms as prime minister among themselves.

  • Jhenidah BSCIC in rundown state

    We have to count heavy losses every month as we cannot fulfill the target for 12-load sheddingBangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), country-wide institution network to provide door step services for entrepreneurs, Jhenidah chapter has been lying in rundown situation for 17 years due to manifold reasons.

    According to sources, BSCIC developed in the district in 1998 on 22-acre land with 137 plots.

    Now 38 industries are being operated braving numeral challenges where more than 1000 workers do their job.

  • Police for internal probe into complaints against its members

    Police would rather have complaints against their members investigated internally than letting the Home Ministry carry out departmental enquiries.

    The demand was placed yesterday before the prime minister and the senior secretary to the Home Ministry during a closed-door meeting held at the Rajarbagh Police Lines in Dhaka yesterday on the occasion of the ongoing Police Week 2016.

    Police officials belonging to the level of superintendent and above attended the meeting.

  • PM lauds police for heroics

    Appreciating the role of the police force in curbing crimes, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government is working to create 50,000 more posts while the formation of a specialised police unit to combat terrorism is under way.

    “Bangladesh Police has already shown their efficiency in fighting militancy and terrorism. The process of forming a specialised unit to fight terrorism in under way to increase their capacity,” she said while inaugurating Police Week 2016 at Rajarbagh Police Lines yesterday.

  • Psychiatrist, 3 of his family killed in Comilla road crash

    A psychiatrist with three members of his family was killed when a bus rammed into his private car in Daudkandi upazila, Comilla.

    The deceased are Associate Professor of National Mental Health Institute Dr Fazlul Bari, 45, his wife Asma-ul-Husna, 35, daughter Fahmida,10, and their domestic help Sheema, 13.

    Fazlul Bari’s another daughter Faiza, 5, and son Purna, 3, also received severe injuries in the accident. They have been admitted to Gouripur Upazila Health Complex in critical condition.

  • Gazipur factory blast death toll reaches seven

    Another victim, who was injured in the boiler blast in Gazipur, has died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

    Kamal Hossain died at the hospital’s burn unit around 7:15am yesterday, taking the death toll to seven in the incident.

    Inspector Mozammel Haque, in-charge of DMCH police camp, confirmed the death to the Dhaka Tribune.

  • Petition filed against stay order in SI Masud case

    A writ petition was filed yesterday seeking cancellation of the Supreme Court stay order on a High Court decision that had directed the authorities concerned to accept Bangladesh Bank employee Golam Rabbi’s complaint against suspended sub-inspector Masud Sikder as an FIR.

    AKM Ehsanur Rahman, lawyer for the three petitioners, told the Dhaka Tribune that they had filed the petition praying to vacate the stay order. The petition might be heard by the chamber judge of the Appellate Division today.

  • Five missing in Meghna trawler capsize

    Five missing in Meghna trawler capsize

    At least five persons, including a child, went missing after a trawler carrying about 50 passengers sank on the river Meghna in Chandpur yesterday.

    Locals claimed at least 15 others were still unaccounted for but police said about 45 passengers were rescued shortly after MV Robin capsized mid-river.

    Among the missing passengers was an one and a half year old boy Fahim.

    MV Robin sank in the morning after being hit by a cargo vessel. A passing trawler and local fishermen rescued up to 45 passengers, police said.

  • Summons at Khaleda’s door

    A court official hung a notice on a wall beside the main gate of BNP chief Khaleda Zia's Gulshan residence, ordering her to appear before a Dhaka court in a sedition case.

    Masud Khan, administrative officer of Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court told the Dhaka tribune that nobody was there to receive the notice when court official Jabir Hoosain Bachchu went to Khaleda's residence.

  • Partnership with Santos could cause Bapex to collapse

    The country’s lone state-run oil and gas exploration company Bapex could face financial ruin if it enters into a joint venture to drill the offshore Magnama structure with Australian firm Santos, experts said.

    Australian oil and gas exploration company Santos is preparing to drill a new well in the Magnama structure, under the shallow Block 16 in the Bay of Bengal, following a two-year hiatus in its activities.

  • Heated debate on CJ’s remark in JS

    The parliament yesterday witnessed a heated debate over the remark of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha about writing verdicts after retirement. Senior lawmakers smelt a rat in the statement.

    Law, Justice and Parliament Affairs Minister Anisul Huq, former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru, chairman of the standing committee of law Suranjit Sengupta said the chief justice had created tension and controversies which was unexpected and unwanted.

  • Buyers give cold shoulder to RMG price support

    Buyers give cold shoulder to RMG price support

    The clothing global retailers have not increased prices yet despite improvement of apparel manufacturing standards in Bangladesh, according to ready-made garment (RMG) manufactures.

    Under the Sustainability Compact made by the European Union, USA, Bangladesh and International Labour Organisation in two and a half years ago, the retailers were supposed to raise prices of products after upgrading safety standards in the workplace, which increased production cost.

  • School banking for students below 6-year old

    Bangladesh Bank has allowed school banking for students below six years old age to expand school banking activities.

    From now on, students aged below six years will be able open bank accounts under school banking, said a Bangladesh Bank circular issued yesterday. The number of total school banking account stood at 10 lakh as of September 2015, according to the Bangladesh Bank data.

  • New customs law likely to be passed in May

    In a move to automate and modernise customs and business procedures following international best practices, the Customs Act 2015 is expected to be placed for Parliamentary passage in the next budget session in May.

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith made the disclosure at a seminar on digital customs and progressive engagement at the Officers Club in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Teletalk MD to get 5-month to develop services

    State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim has given a six-month ultimatum to the managing director of Teletalk in order to achieve a visible development in its services.  

    The lone state-owned mobile operator has continued incurring loss every year since its inception in 2005.

    “I have given him (Gias Uddin Ahmed, managing director of Teletalk) a six-month time frame to bring about a considerable change to its services in order for gaining customers’ confidence,” said Tarana Halim.   

  • DSEX slips to one-month low

    Stocks dropped for the fifth consecutive session yesterday with benchmark index DSEX slipping to almost one month low.

    The market opened higher but failed to sustain as sell-off came in mainly on low cap stocks.

    The benchmark index DSEX shed 10 points or 0.3% to settle at 4,610—its lowest since December 30 last year.

    The Shariah index DSES was marginally down 3 points to 1,114. The blue chip comprising index DS30 edged 3 points lower to 1,746.

    The Chittagong Stock Exchange Selective Category Index CSCX declined 24 points to 8,621.

  • Canadian Second Cup Coffee sets foot in Dhaka

    Canadian top coffee retailer “Second Cup Coffee” has set foot in Dhaka, says the company in a statement.

    After opening an outlet at Banani, it is expected to open more outlets at Gulshan, Uttara and Dhanmondi soon.

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