Monday February 19, 2018 11:41 PM

  • No progress in Sohagi killing case

    No progress in Sohagi killing case

    Police have failed to make any progress in their investigation into the murder of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu, three days after she was found dead.

    Comilla University students and teachers took part in a human chain protest on the campus yesterday demanding justice for the second year history student.

    Protesters from the college blocked a stretch of the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Nandan area for about an hour in the afternoon.

  • India edge Bangladesh in nail-biter

    India edge Bangladesh in nail-biter

    Three dismissals in the very last over saw Bangladesh suffer heartbreak after putting up an impressive all-round show in their Super 10 game against hosts India at M Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday. In the process, the morale-shattering one-run loss confirmed the Tigers’ exit from the 2016 World Twenty20.

    In what turned out to be a nail-biting affair, the Tigers required 11 runs in the last over with Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim in the middle. Seamer Hardik Pandya was given the responsibility to guide his side to a much-needed win.

  • Turnout in UP polls 73.82%

    The Election Commission has announced the results for 502 of the 712 Union Parishads in the first phase of the UP election held on March 22.

    Within the results obtained so far, 73.82% of the voters cast their vote for the chairman posts, EC Seceretary Sirajul Islam told reporters at the EC secretariat yesterday.

    Up till yesterday afternoon the commission had finalised the results from 502 UPs, of which ruling Awami League candidates got 387 chairman posts, independent candidates won 68 and in BNP candidates won 26.

  • Zoha turns up safe, no clue on missing days

    A week after he went missing, IT specialist Tanvir Hassan Zoha turned up near Dhaka airport in the early hours of yesterday – alive and unharmed but in a disoriented state.

    However, there was still no information about where he had been during the past week or who had picked him up on March 16.

    Around 1:30am yesterday, law enforcers found a disoriented Zoha walking near the Airport Railway Station. After confirming his identity, plainclothes detectives dropped him off at his home around 2am, said Zoha's uncle Mahbubul Alam.

  • ‘Heroes of 71’ sequel to come out on March 26

    The country’s Liberation War-based video game “Heroes of 71” is set to launch its second instalment “Heroes of 71: Retaliation” on March 26.

    State Minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak made the disclosure in a press conference in the city yesterday.

    Funded by the ICT division, the first instalment of the game was launched on December 16 last year and is available for free download from Google Play Store. The game was created in respect of the heroes who had fought for the liberation of this country.

  • We have to move forward from this, says Mashrafe

    According to Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza, the one-run defeat to India in the Super 10 game of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 yesterday is one the most painful defeats that the country will ever remember. Mashrafe did not compare but majority believes this defeat should be more painful than losing the final of the Asia Cup 2012 to Pakistan by just two runs.

  • Brussels bomber brothers identified

    Brussels bomber brothers identified

    Belgium’s chief prosecutor named two brothers on Wednesday as Dae’sh suicide bombers who killed at least 31 people in the most deadly attacks in Brussels’ history but said another key suspect was on the run.

    The federal prosecutor told a news conference that Ibrahim El Bakraoui, 29, one of two men who blew themselves up at Brussels airport on Tuesday, had left a will on a computer dumped in a rubbish bin near the militants’ hideout.

  • Shela River permanently off-limits to vessels

    Shela River permanently off-limits to vessels

    The Shipping Ministry yesterday permanently banned the Shela River route in the Sundarbans, meaning no vessel will be allowed to ply it. 

    Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan announced the ban after a meeting with a river protection task force at the Secretariat. 

    The ban came four days after a coal-laden cargo vessel sank in the river in Harintana area.

  • ICC upholds Taskin suspension

    ICC upholds Taskin suspension

    ICC yesterday through a media release upheld its decision of suspending Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed due to an illegal bowling action.  There were slight hopes that the right-arm paceman might return in the World T20 owing to efforts made by the BCB.

    However, following a review hearing conducted by a Judicial Commissioner through teleconference that lasted for several hours, the ICC decision remained intact.

  • First ever BGMEA Cup resumes

    First ever BGMEA Cup resumes

    The BGMEA Cup, the first-ever inter-garments seven-a-side football tournament, organised by Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) with support from Leo Entertainment, resumes today at International Turkish Hope School in Uttara.

    Following the group stage, the top two teams from each group will progress to the semi-finals while the third- and fourth-placed teams will make it to the last four of the Plate category.

  • Report: 13 indigenous people killed extra-judicially in 2015

    Rights activists have expressed serious concerns over the persistent violation of human rights of the indigenous peoples living in the CHT and the plains for the last two decades.

    They alleged that the subsequent governments were not sincere in improving the situation of the indigenous people, who, at times are treated as enemies of the state.

  • 6,000 TB deaths reported in 2015

    As many as 6,000 people died from tuberculosis in Bangladesh last year with another 2,06,919 people diagnosed with the disease in the same period, National Tuberculosis Control Programme’s (NTCP) adviser Dr Abdul Hamid Salim said.

    The information was unveiled at a media briefing yesterday in Dhaka ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24. This year’s global theme is “Unite to end Tuberculosis”.

  • Bengal Tigers face high-flying Jordan today

    Bengal Tigers face high-flying Jordan today

    Bangladesh will take on Jordan today in their final Group B match of the 2018 Fifa World Cup second round qualifiers at Amman International Stadium. The match kicks off at 6:30pm (Bangladesh standard time).

    The Bengal Tigers, who have already been eliminated from the race to qualify for the third round, did not enjoy the best of experiences against Jordan at home on September 8 last year where the men in red and green conceded a 4-0 loss. It was the first time Bangladesh faced the Arab nation.

  • Tejgaon OC, 2 SIs sued for torture

    A case was filed with a court here yesterday against 11 people, including the officer-in-charge of Tejgaon police station and two sub-inspectors, on charge of mentally torturing a businessman.

    Victim Badal Hawladar, 42, a decoration businessman, filed the case with the Metropolitan Session’s Judge Court.

    Judge Quamrul Hossain Mollah asked the plaintiff to undergo a medical check-up at DMCH and submit the report before the court.

  • BNP’s Bulu, 16 others facing arrest warrant

    A Dhaka court yesterday issued warrant for the arrest of 17 leaders and activists of the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act.

    Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Kamrul Hossain Molla issued the arrest warrants after accepting the charges levelled against 31 BNP-Jamaat leaders and activists including BNP’s Joint Secretary General Barkatullah Bulu and central leader Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu in the case.

  • Education Ministry criticises Saifur’s advertisement

    The advertisement claimed that the hackers could not take Bangladesh Bank’s Tk160 crore because of a mistake in spelling
    The Education Ministry has decided to take legal action against the coaching centre Saifur’s for publishing an objectionable advertisement recently.

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told reporters during a briefing at the Secretariat yesterday. The ministry held a meeting ahead of this year’s HSC examinations as part of the government’s preparation.

  • Sri Lanka court bars 6 nationals from leaving country

    A Sri Lankan court has banned foreign travel by six people whose foundation allegedly received some of the money stolen in a $101m hacking from Bangladesh Bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, reports Associated Press.

    Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya ordered the Immigration Department chief to prevent six Sri Lankan directors of the Shalika Foundation from leaving the country after the police informed courts that the foundation had been remitted a portion of the stolen money, Lakshan Zoysa, a spokesperson for the department said.

  • BB appoints lawyer over $101m heist

    Bangladesh Bank is considering to file a case against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York over the digital heist of $101 million from its foreign reserve account.

    Senior lawyer Ajmalul Hossain QC has been appointed to take necessary initiative in this regard, a senior executive of the central bank said yesterday.

    “Ajmalul has been appointed to review the legal aspects,” said Subhankar Saha, executive director of Bangladesh Bank, adding that they were yet to decide on filing of the case.

  • Dae’sh claims killing of Christian in Kurigram

    Jihadist group Dae’sh claimed responsibility for stabbing a Christian to death in Bangladesh as a “lesson to others”, an online group that monitors extremist activity said, the latest killing declared by the militant group in the Muslim-majority nation.

    The US-based SITE Intelligence Group said Dae’sh claimed responsibility for killing Hussein Ali Sarkar in Kurigram. 

  • 17th IUB convocation to be held today

    The 17th convocation of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) will be held today on the IUB campus at Bashundhara in Dhaka.

    A total of 1,388 students from various degree programmes of the university, will graduate. Of these students, 954 are undergraduates and 434 are graduate students.

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will confer the degree certificates on the graduating students.

    Adviser to the Prime Minister for Energy, Power and Mineral Resources Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury will present as the convocation speaker.

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