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Tuesday October 17, 2017 03:22 PM



  • Premier University student killers identified

    A Chittagong court has placed five private university students on a three-day remand over the murder of another student in the city.

    Judge Farid Alam of the Chittagong Metropolitan Magistrate Court yesterday gave police three days to interrogate Ashraful Islam, Tamim Ul Alam Tamim, Wahiduzzaman Nishan, Ziaul Haider Chowdhury, and SM Golam Mostafa, all students of Premier University.

  • Khaleda faces arrest warrant

    Khaleda faces arrest warrant

    A Dhaka court yesterday accepted the charge sheet in Jatrabari arson case and issued arrest warrants against 28 fugitive accused including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 27 others.

    The accused facing arrest did not secure bail in the case, filed over the petrol bomb attack on a passenger bus during the anti-government movement on January 23 last year that left a person dead and 27 others injured.

    Khaleda is mentioned as abettor in the case.

  • Jason Roy smashes 78 as England march into final

    Opening batsman Jason Roy struck a career-best 78 as former champions England stormed into the World T20 final with a seven-wicket romp against New Zealand yesterday.

    Electing to field, England staged a strong comeback in the second half of New Zealand’s innings to restrict their opponents to a modest 153 for eight at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.

    Roy and Alex Hales (20) then provided a flying start to their reply and Jos Buttler smacked a six to seal semi-final victory with 17 balls to spare.

  • Police charge batons on demonstrating nurses at Shahbagh, 22 injured

    Police charge batons on demonstrating nurses at Shahbagh, 22 injured

    Police yesterday charged batons, used water cannons and lobbed tear gas canisters to disperse a group of nurses who were demonstrating at the capital's Shahbagh intersection in demand of seniority-based appointment of nurses under the Public Service Commission.

    At least 22 people were injured in the incident and among them, nine were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Police also detained seven nurses – four male and three female – from the spot.

  • Govt to procure 1.3m tonnes of crude oil this calender year

    The government has decided to import 1.3 million tonnes of crude oil at a cost of Tk4,399 crore in this calender year.

    Imported crude oil from the international market will be refined by the state-owned Eastern Refinery Limited.

    The cabinet committee on public purchase yesterday gave its consent to the energy division proposal of importing 1.3 million tonnes of crude oil from Abu Dhubai National Oil Company and Saudi Arabia Oil Company limited.

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith presided over the meeting.

  • Sarah Sewall: Minority communities express concern over ensuring equal protection

    US Undersecretary of State Sarah Sewall yesterday said minority religious communities expressed their concern over ensuring equal protection under the law.

     “So what we heard from today is that whichever minority religious community it is, they will like to get stronger effort from the part of the state and on the part of all citizens to ensure that there is equal enforcement of those protection under the law,” she said after a meeting with minority religious communities at Dhakeshwari Temple in the city.

  • Myanmar swears in first civilian president

    Members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) were in tears on Wednesday as Myanmar swore in its first president with no military ties in more than half a century.

    Htin Kyaw, a close friend and confidant of the Nobel peace prize laureate, was hand-picked by her to run Myanmar’s government because a constitution drafted by the former junta bars the democracy champion from the top office.

  • Saima Wazed to feature in UN World Autism Awareness Day

    Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Autism in Bangladesh and renowned school psychologist Saima Wazed Hossain has been invited to attend the opening session of the UN to observe the World Autism Awareness Day on April 1.

  • Owners to pay journalists’ taxes

    The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a wage board provision that requires newspaper and news agency owners to pay the income taxes of their employees.  

    The four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Md Adbul Wahhab Miah issued the verdict after hearing an appeal filed by the government against a High Court rule.

    The High Court rule in 1997 scrapped the fourth wage board provision over a petition filed by the owners of the Daily Ittefaq, the Sangbad, the Inqilab, the Khobor and the Azadi.

  • Detectives likely to bring charge only against mother

    The investigation into the murders of two siblings in Rampura of the capital is almost complete, said a source in the DB police.

    The DB police in its investigation found mother Mahfuza Malek Jasmine (35) guilty of the murders of her children.

    Mahfuza is reportedly suffering from Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a kind of psychological disease.

    The charge sheet will hopefully be submitted in April against Mahfuza. She has already given confessional statement in which she admitted to have killed her children, said the source.

  • ULAB Book Fair 2016 comes to end

    The ninth installation of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) Book Fair 2016, in which 14 publication houses participated, came to a close yesterday.

    The two-day long book fair was held at the ULAB Dhanmondi campus under the banner, “I Read, I Travel, I Become.”

  • EC: Arrest culprits of first phase within 15 days

    The Election Commission (EC) has ordered some police officials to launch cases against the people involved in irregularities during the first phase of UP elections and to arrest them within in 15 days.

    Besides, the EC warned them of lodging cases against the officials if they fail to perform the duties as per the order, confirms an official of the commission who requested not to be named.

    The commission yesterday made the order in a meeting in which six police officials were summoned in its Secretariat to explain their roles during the past polls.

  • PM for strong road network

    PM for strong road network

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said that the government wanted to improve the country’s road network with a view to accelerating socio-economic development.

    “The more the country’s communication network will be developed, the greater change will be there in its socio-economic scenario,” she said after inaugurating part of the ongoing Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Project at Officers’ Club in the city.

  • Young girl goes missing after fishermen-Coast Guards clash

    Fishermen claimed that a young girl had been missing after she was allegedly picked up by the members of the Coast Guards at Tetulbaria, Barguna yesterday morning.

    Local sources said a clash had taken place between the members of the Coast Guards and fishermen over netting fries with current nets in the estuary of Bishkhali and Burishewar Rivers in the morning.

  • Mirza Fakhrul’s hectic, dramatic day

    Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was the BNP’s acting secretary general when he went to the Judge’s Court yesterday morning to attend hearings in three cases filed on charges of vandalism, arson and attempted murder during his party’s anti-government movement last year.

    Now facing at least 89 cases, Fakhrul surrendered before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Md Golam Nabi around 12:10pm and sought bail in the cases.

  • Fearing widespread violence voters reluctant to cast votes

    Fearing widespread violence voters reluctant to cast votes

    Voters in Kushtia are no more interested to cast votes in the union parishad polls scheduled to be held today at Daulatpur upzila as they apprehending that they would not be able to franchise their democratic rights due to influence of musclemen of the Awami League candidates.

    Local sources said many BNP nominated candidates had already withdrew themselves from polling race due to alleged threat of the ruling party men. Many of them have already announced their withdrawal at press conferences.

  • Renegade candidates AL’s main concern

    Six union parishads under Tangail’s Bhuapur upazila are going to polls in the second phase today.

    Ruling Awami League candidates are likely to face tough battles against renegade contestants and aspirants from other political parties. Altogether 26 candidates, including that of Jatiya Party’s, are vying for chairman posts.

    The Awami League has already expelled the rebels from the party but voters say the move will have little impact on the outcome. The BNP, on the other hand, fears whether the election will be free and fair.

  • Renegade candidates AL’s main concern

    Six union parishads under Tangail’s Bhuapur upazila are going to polls in the second phase today.

    Ruling Awami League candidates are likely to face tough battles against renegade contestants and aspirants from other political parties. Altogether 26 candidates, including that of Jatiya Party’s, are vying for chairman posts.

    The Awami League has already expelled the rebels from the party but voters say the move will have little impact on the outcome. The BNP, on the other hand, fears whether the election will be free and fair.

  • State pushes for speed in Nizami appeal

    The state petition to the Appellate Division seeking an early date for the hearing of Motiur Rahman Nizami’s review petition against his death sentence will be heard on April 3.

    Chamber Judge Mirza Hossain Haider yesterday sent the government petition to the April 3 cause list of the full bench, Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Haque Tutul told reporters.

  • 122 stations risky in Manikganj

    A total of 122 poling stations have been declared risky out of 182 in two upazilas of the district in today’s election.

    According to election commission sources, the election will be held in 20 union councils in the second phase polls of Daulatpur and Harirampur upazilas where 96 candidates are vying in chairman posts.

    At least 2, 37,802 voters will caste their votes at 182 centres where 122 have already been declared risky.

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