Tuesday, 25 Jan, 2022


HC assigns 6 OCs to green duty

DHAKA: The High Court Wednesday asked the officers-in–Charge of six police stations in the capital to visit the banks of the River Buriganga once a day to prevent dumping of wastages in the river. A HC bench compressing justice Mohammad Momtaz Uddin Ahmed and justice Naima Haider passed

AL bins BNP budget presentation as anti-constitution

DHAKA: The ruling Awami League branded BNP Chairperson Begam khaleda Zia’s presentation of shadow budget outside parliament as “anti-constitutional and anti-democratic”. “As per the Constitution, the budget proposals are to be placed only in parliament,” AL General Secretary

Fire breaks out in city shopping mall

DHAKA: In the wake of a stoked-up fear of house fires in the capital, a fire broke out at the posh “Prince Plaza” shopping mall in Sobhanbagh area on Wednesday afternoonFire Brigade sources said the fire broke out as a generator on the basement of the multistoried market blasted at

IMF predicts 6% GDP growth, buoyant investment next fiscal

DHAKA: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that Bangladesh may achieve 6 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the upcoming 2010-11 fiscal year, scaling down a more upward-looking government target. “With more supportive external conditions anticipated in FY 2010-11,

Traffic terror

Narayanganj: A college girl was killed and 15 other injured while a reckless truck crushed them on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway near Darikandi area of Shonargaon Thana Wednesday morning.The deceased was identified as Salma Akhter Runa, 20, an honours final year accounting student of Tolaram

Curtain finally drops on Observer

DHAKA:  The curtain finally dropped on country’s one of the oldest newspapers, The Bangladesh Observer, as its journalists and employees were Tuesday given a Tk 10-crore golden handshake after their prolonged sufferings.   Bar the 32 litigants, they all received half their dues under

Amar Desh Shutdown: writ hearing starts

DHAKA: The High Court Tuesday opened hearings on the writ petition lodged Monday challenging legality of the closure of the Daily Amar Desh newspaper, with the petitioner’s counsel calling the government action “illegal” and against press freedom.An HC bench comprising justices

15 injured, 10 vehicles vandalized in RMG workersÔÇÖ clash

Dhaka: A clash between readymade garment workers and owners left at least 15 people wounded and around 10 vehicles vandalized in city`s Della intersection area under Demra Thana on Tuesday morning.  Police and workers said Zoom Sweater factory`s workers waged a movement for back pay

Safe custody in prison!

Dhaka: The High Court Tuesday issued a rule upon the government asking explanation within four weeks why detention of a victim in jail in the name of ‘safe custody’ should not be declared illegal.In the rule, the court also asked the government to explain why it should not be directed

BNP spurns PMÔÇÖs invitation to present mock-up budget in parliament

DHAKA: BNP spurned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s invitation to present their budget proposals before parliament--a day after the main opposition party published a mock budget and the PM made the instant overture. The rejection came from party secretary-general Khandaker Delwar Hossain at

12 drown in ferry disaster in Sunamganj

SUNAMGANJ: Twelve people drowned and an unspecified number of passengers went missing as an overcrowded mechanized boat sank in a haor in Dharmapasha upazila on Tuesday morning. Dharmapasha UNO Babul Mia told banglanews24.com.bd that the ferryboat, carrying about 100 passengers, was

Road mishap kills 3 in Sirajgonj

At least three people were killed in a collision between two trucks at Kamarkhand Upazila in Sirajganj early Tuesday. One of the three diseased was identified as the driver of stranded truck Shafiqul Islam, 35. SI Riazuddin, the 2nd officer of Bangabondhu Bridge (west) thana said the

Farm poultry pushes out domestic fowls

DHAKA: Farm-produced poultry birds are rapidly replacing the market of comparatively dear domestic chickens in the country, bringing a change in the dishes of consumers.While visiting different poultry markets in city`s Fakirerpul, Hatirpul, Rampura, Malibagh, Mirpur and Shantinagar

A dead man tells no tale

Sirajganj: A poor man was waylaid and killed sometime on Monday night while returning home from a court here after testifying in a criminal case, according to family sources.  Police on Tuesday morning recovered the body of Abdur Rahman, 60, from Bagdumur village in Bahuli union under

Legal battle over Amar Desh

DHAKA:  A writ petition was filed Monday with the High Court challenging the cancellation of the declaration of daily Amar Desh, opening a legal battle over the most discussed matter with Bangladesh press in recent times.Anwarul Nabi, the acting Chairman of Amer Desh Limited company,

Nor`wester kills 3 in Mymensingh

Mymensingh: At least three people, all of them women, were killed and over 50 injured as hailstorm lashed different areas of Trishal and Phulbaria upazilas on Sunday night. Traffic on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway was cut off for five hours as innumerable trees were blown down by the

Acute accommodation crisis in the capital

DHAKA: Live here, there, anywhere a space can be managed in this overpopulated capital city where extremes of poverty and affluence meet in a troublesome paradox.  The acute housing problem is compelling people to dwell in any place, ignoring high risks and all safety rules. Nimtoli and

Pandemonium in court over Mahmud`s remand

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Monday saw a pandemonium over the remand of detained acting editor of the closed-down Amar Desh newspaper Mahmudur Rahman as his lawyers brandished shoes, making the judge visibly embarrassed.  He was, however, given to police for grilling in two separate cases on a

Cabinet adopts condolence motion on Nimtoli tragedy

DHAKA: The cabinet Monday adopted a motion of condolences for the victims of Nimtoli house fire that took a heavy toll of 120 lives.“The cabinet expresses deep shock at the huge loss of lives in Nimtoli tragedy and conveys sympathies to the bereaved family members,” says the motion,

Mild shakeup in administration

Dhaka: Four joint secretaries, one deputy secretary and one assistant commissioner of the public administration were Monday given transfers and postings in a latest round of reshuffle in the bureaucracy.Establishment Ministry issued separate notifications to this effect.As per the