Monday, 05 Dec, 2022


Smugglers at Tumbru frontier opened fire on law enforcers: Kamal

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said the drug dealers opened fire on law enforcers resulting in the death of an intelligence official at Tumbru frontier at Naikkhangchhari upazila, Bandarban. He said: "Based on intelligence agency information, members of law enforcement

Journalist Rozina's case hearing deferred till Jan 15

A Dhaka court today fixed January 15 to decide whether it will accept the final report against Prothom Alo senior journalist Rozina Islam in a case filed under the Official Secrets Act. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Asaduzzaman Nur set the date after the report was

Human chain: RMG workers protest sexual abuse in Savar

Readymade garment workers in Savar staged a demonstration in Dhaka today (Nov 15) protesting sexual harassment of female co-workers. They formed a human chain under the banner of the National Garment Workers Federation in front of the Jatiya Press Club this noon. According to their

Five held with 50kg hemp in Dhaka

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Intelligence Branch (DB) Gulshan Division arrested five people along with 50 kg of hemp from Turag area of the capital. The arrestees were identified as Md. Saidul Islam, Md. Roman, Md. Abdul Quader Jilani, Md. Farooq Khan and Md. Rashed Mallick. DB

Man gets life term in Rajshahi drug case

A Rajshahi court sentenced a man to life imprisonment in a drug case  The convict was identified as Sultan Ali, 50, son of Obaidul Haque. The court also fined him Tk 20,000, in default, he has to suffer another six months of imprisonment. State lawyer Asaduzzaman Mithu

Recruit doctors to fill up vacant posts in prisons: HC

The High Court today (Nov 15) ordered the concerned authorities to appoint doctors to the vacant posts in the prisons of the country.   A High Court Division Bench comprising Justice KM Kamrul Quader and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order this morning.   The health

Fire breaks out at Narayanganj hospital

A fire broke out at Khanpur Hospital in Narayanganj on Tuesday (Nov 15). The incident occurred when a mattress kept outside Ward No. 19 for disposal caught the fire this afternoon.  Being informed, two units of firefighters rushed to the spot and brought the circumstances under

Met office predicts dry weather over country 

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted dry weather with temporary partly cloudy sky for the country in the next 24 hours commencing 9am today (Nov 15). According to the met office bulletin, weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country. Light

Firefighters are friends of worst time: PM

Terming the firefighters as "the friend of worst time", Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Nov 15) said her government is working to make the Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) the most efficient service-providing organisation.   She said: "We are taking measures

3 killed, 10 injured in Narsingdi road crash

Three people were killed and ten others injured in a collision between two passenger buses and a pick-up van on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi early Tuesday (Nov 15). The deceased were identified as Sananda Das, 55 and Md Renu Miah, 66, and Kamal, 35. Md

48 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in different operations in the last 24 hours till 6 am Tuesday (Nov 15) arrested 48 persons for their alleged involvement in selling and consuming drugs. Being informed, the DMP’s police and detective units conducted the anti-drug campaign in

Anti-drug drive: DGFI officer killed along Tombru border

An officer of Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) was killed and a member of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) was injured in a gunfight with drug traffickers along the border with Myanmar in Bandarban’s Naikkhyangchhari on Monday (Nov 14). The Inter-Services Public

Son of Jamaat ameer remanded in militancy case

A Dhaka court today (Nov 14) placed two people including the son of Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami on a two-day remand in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act with Jatrabari Police Station in the capital. The accused were identified as Rafat Sadik Saifullah, son of Jamaat Ameer Dr Md

Two motorcyclists killed in Rangpur road accident

Two motorcyclists died after being hit by a passenger bus in Rangpur's Pirganj on Monday (Nov14). The deceased were identified as Limon, 25, son of Roshan Ali of Hajipur village of Baradarga union of the Upazila and Roman, 26, son of Qayyum Mia of Shantipur (Bhaktipur) village of

EC to seek President’s interference over NID dispute

The Election Commission (EC) is likely to seek interference from President Md Abdul Hamid over National Identity (NID) cards dispute with the home ministry. Election Commissioner Md Alamgir made the remarks while talking to the media on Monday (Nov 14).  He said, “So far

Kings thrash Fakirapool 14-0 to make a flying start 

Bashundhara Kings have made a flying start in the season’s curtain-raiser 12th Independence Cup 2022 after beating Fakirapool Young Men’s Club by 14-0 goals in their group match at Shaheed Dhirendranath Stadium in Cumilla on Monday (Nov 14). With this feat, Kings booked two

5 get life term in Faridpur murder case

A Faridpur court today (Nov 14) sentenced five people to life imprisonment for killing a youth at Alfadanga upazila in the district in 2012. Faridpur Additional District and Sessions Judge Ashok Kumar Dutta delivered the verdict this afternoon. The convicts are Noor Islam alias

Met office predicts dry weather over country

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted dry weather with temporary partly cloudy sky for the country in the next 24 hours commencing 9am today (Nov 14). According to the Met office bulletin, weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country. Light

Japan expects free, fair polls in Bangladesh: Envoy

Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki on Monday (Nov 14) said that his country expected that the next general elections here would be free, fair and participatory. He also said: ‘We expect free and fair elections in Bangladesh. We expressed concern over 2018 elections as it

Govt to use reserve for people's welfare: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (Nov 14) criticized the criticism over the reserve. She said this government would not sit idle with the reserve money rather to use it for the people's welfare. The prime minister said this while administering oath to newly elected 59