Friday, 22 Oct, 2021


Regional Climate Conference begins Sunday

DHAKA: A two-day Asia Conference of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) begins at a city hotel tomorrow (Sunday), in the wake of growing worry of the host country about the adverse impacts of climate change caused by global warming. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would inaugurate the

Elder brother kills younger at Uttara

Dhaka: Elder brother Mostafizur Rahman allegedly killed his younger Maksudur Rahman Bhuiyan, 45, following family feuds at Uttara in the city on Friday midnight. Police recovered and sent the body to DMCH morgue. Police couldn’t arrest the killer yet.Police sources said Maksud lived at

Qamrul goes on harping: Zia was Pakistani-spy freedom

DHAKA: State Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Advocate Qamrul Islam once again said slain President Ziaur Rahman was an undercover “spy” of Pakistan, both during and after the liberation war.  “Being a freedom fighter, he was also a Pakistani spy. He

BCL-JCD-Shibir triangular clash in Moulvibazar: 15 injured

MOULVIBAZAR: A triangular clash among the activists of Chhatra League, Chhatra Dal and Shibir on Moulvibazar Government College campus Saturday left 15 people injured. Police, however, arrested a journalist and six Shibir activists from the campus after the clash that ensued in the

Protectors turn predators<br> 3 police-Ansar cops land in jail for robbery

Kushtia: Police Saturday arrested a Habilder of the district detective police and two Ansar men for allegedly committing robbery at a house here. The arrested are Abul Kalam Azad, in-charge of the permanent police camp of Khustia Housing estate, and Ansar members Jahangir Ali and Safar

Govt to return to owners acquired lands lying abandoned: Land Minister

Jamalpur: Land Minister Rezaul Karim Hira Saturday disclosed that the government has decided to return the vested property and the acquired lands lying abandoned to the real owners or their successors. He also said his ministry would try its level best to reclaim some 2.5 lakh acres of

Another arrested for setting teenager on fire in city

Dhaka: Police on Friday night arrested another young man on charge of setting fire to the body of a teenage girl named Aleya Akhter in the city’s Pallabi area.Police picked up Belal from Shah Ali thana area at about 11pm Friday, acting on the statement given by main accused Khokon, who

Politicians see red finding Jamaat leaders seated beside at EC-arranged regional meet

DHAKA: Most invited leaders of different political parties at a regional meet arranged by the Election Commission Saturday felt “embarrassed” finding seated beside them top Jamaat leaders accused of crimes against humanity during the 1971 War of Liberation.  Jamaat Ameer Matiur

Oil-laden train derails in Chandpur<br> Communications on Ctg-Laksham section suspended

Chandpur: Rail communications on the Chtittagong-Laksham section of the railways snapped as an oil-laden train derailed in Kalibari area on Saturday morning in an accident fraught with dangers.Railway sources said four of the 25 containers of the “Tank Special” train from Chittagong

WCs first goal to be dedicated to global agenda education for all

DHAKA: The World Cup soccer which kicks off on June 11 will dedicate its first goal to the noble global cause of education for all, a UN-designated recipe that largely failed to catch up with the target time.    Organizers say the plan is to draw world leaders’ attention to the

Suspected outlaws nabbed with arms in Sirajganj

Sirajganj: Police in a raid arrested an elderly man and his two sons as suspected outlaws along with firearms from a remote village in Belkuchi upazila on Saturday morning.A police team raided Masum village on the charland of the River Jamuna at about 6:30am and picked up Azizul Haq, 60,

Women rights workers suggest gender-responsive budget

DHAKA: Economists and women rights campaigners suggested the government to place a gender-responsive budget and ensure its effective implementation for the development of country’s womenfolk.  They also demanded bringing women into the mainstream giving special privileges and

BD to get benefit if India uses Mongla Port : Finance Adviser

DHAKA: Finance Adviser to the Prime Minister Mashiur Rahman Friday said Bangladesh would be benefited by allowing India to use Mongla Port.“Awami League as well as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised that Mongla port will be a regional port in this part of South Asia,” he said while

DB arrests fake protocol officer to PM

Dhaka: Detectives now arrested a man who had allegedly tried to impersonate a protocol officer to the Prime Minister to get his clients police jobs. Official sources said Biswajit Basu, a college teacher of Satkhira, was run in from the capital’s Goalnagar area under old Dhaka at around

Boy killed in Bagerhat road crash

Bagerhat: A boy was killed and his father injured as a bus rammed a passenger-service motorcycle they were riding on Bagerhat-Rupsha highway in Rahimababad area on Friday morning.Police said a Dhaka-bound tourist bus smashed the rented motorcycle, carrying the father and the son, in the

BUET students stage sit-in demanding punishment of SamratÔÇÖs killer

Dhaka: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) students staged a sit-in at Palashi intersection on Friday morning to press their demand for punishment of the killer bus driver who drove over their fellow-student Samrat and nipped a genius in the bud. The angry

Expatriate found dead in Madaripur hotel

Madaripur: A young expatriate was found dead in a residential hotel at Puran Bazar Karachi BD Road in the district town on Friday morning.Deceased Habibullah, 32, son of Mohammad Waliullah of Comilla district, used to live in Abu Dhabi.Sadar thana officer-in-charge Qayum Ali Sardar said

Ferry service on Daulatdia-Paturia route halted for about 3 hrs<br> Huge traffic tailback on both si

Dhaka: Hundreds of vehicles got stranded on both sides of the Daulatdia-Paturia river route Friday as incessant rain coupled with stormy weather on Thursday night had halted ferry service for nearly three hours.According to the office of the Deputy Director of BIWTC at Aricha ghat on the

Traffic trouble galore <br> BUET student killed in city road mishap <br> Violent student protest par

Dhaka: Traffic mess now cut short the promising life of a meritorious student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) as he was crushed under the wheels of a recklessly driven bus in Azimpur area of the capital on Thursday morning.The death of Khandaker Khanjahan

Proposed special security force for guarding Indian High Commission DhakaÔÇÖs ÔÇÿNoÔÇÖ to DelhiÔÇÖs

DHAKA: Dhaka will not agree with New Delhi’s plan to deploy its special security force to guard the Indian High Commission here, a government high-up gave the broad hint.  “Indian authorities have requested us to deploy special security force and we have something different in our