Friday, 22 Oct, 2021


Police halt DNA grand rally

DHAKA: Police barred holding a grand rally Thursday at city’s Institution of Engineers’ by hundreds of nurses who gathered there and demonstrated to press home their 36-point demand. Diploma Nurses Association (DNA) arranged the protest to press their demands, including extension of

Regent Airways to fly soon

DHAKA: A new private airline styled Regent Airways is expected to hit the country’s fast-growing passenger aviation market in June.Capt. Alimuzzaman, Flight Operation Director of Regent Airways, told they are hopeful about the launch of flight operation within a very

A reckless bus kills child in city

Dhaka: A seven-year-old slum child was killed as a bus ran over him in the city’s Basila area under Mohammadpur Thana on Wednesday midnight.Witnesses said the accident took place while Arif incautiously went on the road near Basila Bridge and the recklessly driven bus ran over him. He

CCC election<br> Two key mayoral candidates to start campaign Friday

Chittagong: ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury and M Manjur Alam, the two key mayoral candidates in the upcoming Chittagong City Corporation elections, are going to start their poll campaign tomorrow by using digital technology to reach 17 lakh voters within the given timeframe. The candidates will

Beating bus boys: Traffic on Pabna-Chatmahar route blocked

Pabna: Vehicular movement came to a halt on Pabna-Chatmohar route after a driver and his helper were assaulted on Thursday morning. Police were deployed to ease the tensions over the incident of bashing the bus boys.Witnesses said around 10:00 am a Pabna-bound passenger bus styled

Rickshaw-puller stabbed to death at Rampura

Dhaka: A rickshaw-puller was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants on Wednesday night in the capital’s Rampura area.The deceased was identified as Khokon. Locals found the body and informed police. Police recovered the body later in the night and sent to Dhaka Medical College

4 traffickers held with deer-hides in Madaripur

MADARIPUR: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested four suspected traffickers with 17 deerskins from village Shatpar in neighboring Gopalganj district. The arrested persons are Pabitra Thakur, 45, of Shingra village of Gopalganj, Amar Mondol, 40, of Mahersherpury village of Khulna, Nishi

No more freewheeling on bandwidth<br> BTRC cuts bandwidth to non-licensed cyber cafes from Thursday

Dhaka: The door is shut on the cyber cafes so far freewheeling on bandwidth for internet service without taking license as the government regulatory body Thursday wrapped up the licensing opportunity.Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission or BTRC earlier had directed the

3 killed in road mishap at Bhanga

FARIDPUR: Three people were killed and 30 injured as a Dhaka-bound bus of Shakura Paribahan skidded off the Dhaka-Barisal highway into a ditch near Maligram in Bhanga upazila of the district early Thursday.The deceased were identified as Nasima Akter, 35,of Kishorganj, Nasima’s daughter

Buddha Purnima observed

DHAKA: The Buddhist community observed their biggest religious festival Buddha Purnima in a befitting manner and with various religious rituals in the country as elsewhere across the world Thursday.Buddha Purnima marks three significant events that took place in the life of Lord

Man found dead in city

DHAKA: A private company man was found dead in his closed bedroom in city’s Monipuripara area on Wednesday night, and the cause of his death still remained clouded.Police said the deceased, Liton Gomez, 32, hailed from Mativanga village in the costal district of Patuakhali, was working

Legal body finds justice a distant dream in BD, India, Nepal

DHAKA: A rights group emphasized improving human rights training and education for judges in three South Asian countries- Bangladesh, India and Nepal—as justice allegedly eludes their peoples in may cases. In a written statement the group titled Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a

Work on Panchagarh river-protection works halted by BSF intervention

Panchagarh: Riverbank-protection works in the frontier district have been stalled at Indian Border Security Force (BSF) intervention, creating concern among the people ahead of rainy season as onrush of hill waters during monsoon flood vast areas in Bangladesh.   Residents of the

PM calls Ctg AL leaders to conflict-resolution meet

Chittagong: Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina Wednesday called 15 leaders of the party, including seven local MPs, to a meeting in Dhaka to resolve the inner-conflict in the AL Chittagong unit ahead of Chittagong City Corporation polls. The meeting will be held Friday at

Development disparity disperses grassroots people

DHAKA: Rights organizations Wednesday urged the government to take development activities down to grassroots level abolishing the centralization, as people’s tendency is to move out to cities being whipped by agonies of employment in rural areas.    As a result of the rural-to-urban

JMB chief, 2 sidekicks remanded for 6 days

Dhaka: Detective police took Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) chief Maulana Saidur Rahman and two of his associates on a six-day remand for grilling about their redesigned militant network.The two others are Abdullah–hel-Kafi and Saidur’s wife Ayesha Khatun.Metropolitan

EC to host SAARC meet of their peers

DHAKA: A two-day regional meeting of the top election commission officials of the SAARC states begins on May 29 in the capital, in a maiden effort of peering among the kingmakers. Bangladesh Election Commission is hosting the meet where Chief Election Commissioners from eight

Two RAB men summoned for controversial operation in Satkhira

Dhaka: The High Court Wednesday summoned two RAB officials for conducting an operation at the residence of a local businessman on a ‘false' charge of illegally possessing arms in Satkhira.Terming the arm-seizure case ‘fabricated’, the HC ordered Rab-6 official Major Kamruzzaman and

MinersÔÇÖ strike called off

Dinajpur: The provisional miners of Maddhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) called off their indefinite strike Wednesday, four days after they struck demanding job regularization and payment of arrears, following a fruitful negotiation.The hardrock workers withdrew the strike after

Newly wed couple killed in road crash

Sirajganj: A newly wed couple fell victims to reckless driving of a vehicle at Nalka on the connecting road to the Bangabandhu Bridge on Wednesday morning.The victims were senior officer of Jamalpur Krishi Bank Mohammad Farhad Hossain, 30, and his wife Munni, 22.Sub-inspector of