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Saturday November 18, 2017 06:36 AM



  • Thrown-out newborn likely to get an adoptive mother

    Who wanted to adopt the baby said they want to provide the child with education and other basic requirements which could help him to become a good citizen

  • PM: Bangladesh achieves economic capacity to take big projects

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told parliament that Bangladesh had achieved the financial capacity to take big projects like Padma Bridge.

    In no way the big projects will hamper other projects, she said. In replying to a query, the premier came up with the statement at the parliament’s question and answer session.

    “Bangladesh has achieved its financial capacity to take big projects. All the projects are under proper implementation,” she said.

  • JS body wants Inclusion of all forces into Coast Guard

    Parliamentary standing committee on the Home Affairs Ministry wants an inclusion of all the forces including the naval forces into the Coast Guard force.

    The standing committee on Home affairs also discussed police personnel’s involvement in various crimes.

    The committee at the same time thanked the police force for helping establish political stability and containing militancy in the country.

  • Can we treat cancer in BD?

    Can we treat cancer in BD?

    When Nusrat Zerin Zenia, a former master’s student of Jahangirnagar University’s Institute of Information Technology (IIT), was diagnosed with blood cancer in February last year, she knew that many difficult choices would have to be made swiftly to save her life.

  • Cancellation of parliament membership demanded

    Exemplary punishment and cancellation of parliament membership was demanded to ruling Awami League lawmaker MA Latif for distorting the image of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

    The demand came from a protest rally yesterday at Central Shaheed Minar in the city.

  • 4 remanded over Keraniganj child murder

    A court yesterday placed four suspects on different terms of remand in connection with the murder an 11-year-old boy at Keraniganj in Dhaka.

    The four are Md Mehedi Hasan, Md Khorshed Alam, Md Al-Amin Mahmud and Mitu Akhter.

    Senior Judicial Magistrate Nazmun Nahar Nipu of Dhaka court passed the order in the afternoon, a day after the body of the victim, Abdullah, was recovered from a house in Keraniganj.

  • Special combined force maintains security at Dhaka airport

    In the wake of recent threats of sabotage and bomb attacks on the country’s international airports, the civil aviation authorities have launched a special combined security force.

    The Aviation Security Force (Avsec), which started working experimentally on February 1 at the Shahjalal airport in Dhaka under the jurisdiction of the Civial Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab), has hired 40 and 20 members from the Air Force and Ansar respectively.

    Avsec is currently working unofficially as it is still to get Finance Ministry authorisation regarding its manpower.

  • Wasa: No water crisis in Ctg city after 2021

    Engineer AKM Fazlullah, managing director of Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (CWASA), yesterday said residents of the port city would not face any water crisis after 2021.

    He said this while talking at a press conference held at Chittagong Press Club.

  • Abducted bank officer rescued after 13 days

    A bank officer, who was kidnapped from Rajshahi, was rescued from Tangail yesterday after 13 days of his abduction.

    The victim was ARM Akhteruzzaman, an officer of Exim Bank Ltd, Bogra branch. Recently he had been suspended from the bank for financial scam.

    Local people found him, hands and legs tide and blindfolded, abandoned beside Nasir Glass Factory in Mirzapur around 9.30pm, said Md Hasanuzzaman, younger brother of Akhteruzzaman.

    He might have been left there by the abductors, said Hasanuzzaman.

  • Kuwait to deport undocumented Bangladeshis

    The Interior Ministry of Kuwait has planned to launch a massive crackdown on some 1,00,000 suspected illegal migrants, nearly 20,000 of who are Bangladeshis, and deport them.

    Since the announcement that came late last month, the Kuwait police have arrested a total of 43 undocumented Bangladeshis.

    Labour Councillor of the Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait Abdul Latif Khan in a letter to the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment on January 25, 2016 urged the government to take necessary steps regarding the undocumented Bangladeshis.

  • 730,000 yaba tablets seized in Cox’s Bazar

    In the latest haul in the ongoing battle against drug smuggling, RAB 7 recovered 730,000 yaba pills in Cox’s Bazar in the early hours of yesterday.

    Director Commander of RAB media wing Mufti Mahmud Khan confirmed it to the Dhaka Tribune that a fishing boat had been seized and seven people were arrested during the raid.

  • Five labourers die as bus falls into roadside ditch

    Five day labourers were killed and two others injured as a truck carrying them plunged into a roadside ditch in front of the main gate of Barapukuria Coal Mine in Parbatipur, Dinajpur early yesterday.

    Of the deceased four were identified as Rezaul Islam, 40, son of Abdul Malek, Ismael Hossain, 42, son of late Abdul Karim, Zafrul, 38, son of late Nababuddin, and Dilip, 36, son of Ashu Chandra.

    All of them were residents of Harirampur village in Nababganj upazila of the district.

  • Cop suspended for bribe

    Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP) yesterday suspended a sub inspector for snatching money and demanding bribe accusing two businessmen as drug peddler.

    Abu Sayeed, assistant commissioner and spokesman of BMP, said one Moksedur Rahman, a businessman of ward no 22 in the city, brought allegation of taking bribe against SI Rehan.

    Moksedur alleged that he with his friend Salauddin went to have diner at Allardan Hotel in Nathullabad Bus terminal area about 9pm on Monday after collecting Tk20,000 from bKash account.

  • Nasim calls on rich to donate to cancer services

    Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday urged wealthy citizens to make donations to support cancer treatment services, at a round table discussion titled “Cancer Treatment in Bangladesh: Capabilities and Possibilities.” 

    Organised by BEACON Pharmaceuticals and the Bangla daily Prothom Alo, the discussion was held at the newspaper’s Karwan Bazar office on the eve of World Cancer Day today.

    The internationally observed day’s motto this year is: “We can. I can.”

  • bKash agent shot, Tk1 lakh snatched

    Robbers snatched away Tk1 lakh from a bKash agent yesterday after shot him in Telipara area under Sreepur upazila of Gazipur.

    Sources said Moktadir Elahi, 35, son of Makbul Elahi in the area had been working as sales representative at Emdad and Bothers ltd.

    Emdadul Haque, owner of Emdad and Bothers, said criminals shot Moktadir, leaving him critically injured on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Road in Maona intersection in the area while he was coming back after collecting money in MC bazar.

  • National awareness campaign for Bengal Tigers from February 11

    National awareness campaign for Bengal Tigers from February 11

    With an aim to create mass awareness among people of saving Bengal Tigers, a national tiger awareness campaign is going to be launched next week.

    In the campaign, a high-tech TigerCaravan will be a major tool which will visit 100 strategic locations across the country and there will be a mobile exhibition, street theatre performance with celebrity engagement and social media activities to educate the masses about the conservation of tigers and the Sundarbans.

    Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju will launch the  two-year programme on February 11.

  • Security increased for Bangladesh officials in Islamabad

    Security has been beefed up for Bangladesh High Commission officials in Islamabad following harassment of an embassy official on Monday.

    Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Suhrab Hosain told the Dhaka Tribune: “Yes, necessary security has been provided.”

    He, however, did not elaborate.

    Personal Officer of Press Section of the Bangladesh High Commission in Pakistan Jahangir Hossain was harassed by plainclothesmen in Islamabad on Monday evening .

    Jahangir was detained for about seven hours.

  • Theatre performance, poetry mark day 3

    Discussion on poems, recitation of own poems by renowned local and foreign poets, and performance of theatre activists at Amar Ekushey Boi Mela delighted visitors yesterday, the third day of the month-long fair.

  • Art lovers, it’s nearly here

    Art lovers, it’s nearly here

    Hundreds of artists and over a hundred thousand visitors are expected to converge on the capital tomorrow as the third edition of the Dhaka Art Summit, Asia’s premier art biennale, kicks off.

    Some 600 artists, curators, writers, art professionals and collectors are expected to participate in the largest non-commercial platform for South Asian art in the world.

  • Nahid: Refund extra SSC fees in 7 days or face the music

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has ordered schools that have charged SSC candidates extra tuition and registration fees to return the money to their students within seven days.

    The minister warned of dire repurcussions for schools that failed to reimburse their students.

    “The schools which have charged extra registration and tuition fees from the SSC candidates will have to refund the money within seven days,” he said at a press briefing at his secretariat office on Wednesday afternoon.

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