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Morning Brief

  • Published at 01:56 PM April 17, 2016
  • Last updated at 08:25 AM April 28, 2017

A glance at today's important news so far

Four militants dead, two in custody as Operation Eagle Hunt ends

Law enforcement officials concluded Operation Eagle Hunt on Thursday, after four militants blew themselves up at the militant hideout in Shibnagar village under Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj.

Live: SWAT extract woman and child from Chapainawabganj hideout

Law enforcers cordoned off a suspected militant hideout in Shibnagar village under Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district on Wednesday.

PM opens Digital Island Moheshkhali

Moheshkhali, one of the remotest islands of Bangladesh, has started its journey as a “Digital Island”.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the scheme titled “Digital Island Moheshkhali” from her official Ganabhaban residence on Thursday.

Cameron: Brexit not to affect UK-Bangladesh ties

Former British prime minister David Cameron has expressed firm optimism that the bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh would continue to grow.

“There would be no change in this relationship due to Brexit,” Cameron made the remark while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Gana Bhaban residence in Dhaka on Thursday morning.

Rail recruitment scam: Yousuf Mridha, two others jailed

Three officials of the Bangladesh Railway, including its former east zone general manager Yousuf Ali Mridha, have been sentenced to four-year imprisonment for corruption in the railway’s recruitment.

Chittagong Divisional Special Judge Mir Ruhul Amin delivered the verdict in two cases on Thursday.

Gold worth Tk1.25cr seized at Dhaka Airport

The preventive team of Custom House Dhaka has seized 2.5kg of gold worth Tk1.25 crore from a passenger at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

Dhaka Customs House Assistant Commissioner (Preventive) Ahsanul Kabir said: “Azizur Rahman, 30, of Chittagong arrived in Dhaka around 10:30am on Thursday from Muscat via Chittagong, on Regent Airways flight RX 0724.

RMG workers block Elephant Road for unpaid salaries

The workers of Hexa Garments, a readymade garments factory, have blocked Elephant Road in Dhaka, demanding outstanding salaries and fearing closure of the factory with no warning.

“The workers blocked the road at 10am on Thursday, disrupting vehicular movement in the areas connecting Elephant Road,” said Nabid Kamal Shoibal, Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Ramna-Admin) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

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