Thursday, 29 Sep, 2022


PM orders gazette publication of capitalÔÇÖs blueprint

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday ordered gazette publication of the much-talked-about Detailed Area Plan (DAP) outlining the capital city with a new development paradigm.“She also advised the authorities concerned to publish the activities under DAP in detail on website for

Transport halt in 21 southwestern districts from June 24

BAGERHAT: Road transport owners and workers of 21 southwestern districts gave a combined called for an indefinite strike from June 24 to press their 16-point charter of demands.Southwestern Road Transport Owners-Workers Unity Council announced the programme from a press conference at the

Lalgarh Manch`s anti-Maoist rally in Kolkata

KOLKATA: West Bengal`s baroque politics took a new turn as several organizations having faith in China`s late revolutionary leader Mao staged demonstrations in the state capital Monday against a mopping-up anti-Maoist operation in the backwoods.The protestors held a rally followed by a

Police-RMG workers clash again at Ashulia <br>Over 50 including cops wounded, 50 factories shut down

SAVAR: Over 50 people were wounded, including 10 cops, in a fresh flare-up of violence in Ashulia industrial belt Monday as a standoff over a recommended pay hike took a turn for the worst crisis in the export industry.Hordes of workers ran riot vandalizing some garment factories. They

Youth dies from stab injuries at city hospital

DHAKA: A young man who sustained severe stab injuries in an attack by goons on May 28 succumbed to his wounds at Rashmono Hospital in the city early Monday.The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam Kajol, 24.SI Dwin-e-Alam of Khilkhet thana said police patrols rescued Kajol from the

2 Bangladeshis killed by BSF on Jhenidah, Chapainawabganj frontiers

DHAKA: Two Bangladeshi cattle traders were shot down by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Jhenidah and Chapainawabganj frontiers on Monday morning, official sources said.  Major SM Humayan Kabir of Chuadanga-35 Rifles Battalion told that some traders of

2nd dayÔÇÖs indictment hearing against BDR mutineers: charges against 143 pronounced

DHAKA: The second-day indictment hearings against 668 suspected mutineers of 24 Rifles Battalion at the BDR headquarters concluded Monday with the spelling out of charges against another 143 accused.With the 143, charges were read out against 183 of the horde of mutiny suspects in two

Death of mother, 2 kids in Jurain tragedy <br> Journalist Shafiqul, his 4 family members arrested fr

DHAKA: Detectives held senior journalist Shafiqul Kabir and four members of his family on the High Court premises Monday in connection with the Jurain tragedy of death of a mother and her two children.The others taken in are his wife Nur Banu, daughters Kabita and Shukhon and son-in-law

24 injured, 7 critically, in BCL-JCD clash at DU

DHAKA: Pro-government Chhatra League activists clashed with their opposition Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal rivals on the Dhaka University campus Monday, leaving at least 24 injured, seven critically, in the fierce fighting. Campus sources said the clash ensued at about 10:30am when the

Indictment hearing against BDR mutineers resumes; one accused falls sick

DHAKA: The hearing on depositions for framing charges against 667 suspected mutineers of 24 Rifles Battalion at the BDR headquarters resumed Monday.Meanwhile, an accused BDR jawan, nayek subedar Tofazzal Hossain, fell sick in the morning, causing delay in resuming the days hearing. The

Housing problem to be solved by 2015: Commerce Minister

DHAKA: Commerce Minister Lieutenant Colonel (Retd.) Farukh Khan Sunday said the government would ensure housing facilities for all the people by 2015. “The government will build ‘Growth Centre’ in union and upazila levels for rural people, as the government wants to build modern

15,000 pilgrims to perform hajj this year under govt. quota

DHAKA: A total of 15,000 Bangladeshi pilgrims will perform hajj this year under government management. State Minister for Religious Affairs Shahjahan Mia disclosed this in parliament in reply to a question of ABM Golam Mustafa MP.He said, “Preparations are being taken to make the total

Police produce in court those arrested during CCC election

CHITTAGONG: The suspects arrested on charges of disturbing CCC election atmosphere, clashes between the activists of Awami League and BNP and arson attacks were all sent to court Sunday. Police appealed for a seven-day remand for them. The court rejected the plea and sent them to jail.The

Big band of BDR men stand in dock <br>Charges against 40 mutineers read out

DHAKA: A special court spelt out charges against 40 of a horde of 668 suspected mutineers of 24 Rifles Battalion at the BDR headquarters Sunday, scaling up the phased trial of the border guards.The court adjourned the indictment hearing until 10:00am Monday.The Special Court-5, led by

Gunmen storm businessmanÔÇÖs house in NÔÇÖganj <br> Loot valuables injuring one

NARAYANGANJ: Armed robbers swooped on the house of a businessman at Daulatpur village under Fatullah thana early Sunday and looted cash and kind worth about Tk 70 lakh.Witnesses said the armed bandits, numbering 8/10, stormed the house Saiful at about 3am and held the residents hostage at

Tension prevails in Ashulia industrial area

SAVAR: Tension boiled up in Ashulia industrial area Sunday following recent labour unrest with many factories still remaining shut, posing threat to the country’s export-oriented readymade garment sector.The law-and-order situation was, however, brought under control after a daylong

Taxing tobacco<br> Bidi workers blockade Dhaka-Rangpur highway

RANGPUR: Bidi (tobacco) workers Sunday laid a siege to the Dhaka-Rangpur highway demanding withdrawal the excise duty on the tobacco product for smoking. “Traffic halted for two hours from 10:30am to 12:30pm on the road following the blockade,” witnesses said.   Thousands of Bidi

Sexagenarian killed in Kushtia

KUSHTIA: Police Sunday recovered the bruised body of an unidentified sexagenarian man from Farakpur graveyard in Bheramara upazila in the district.On information, Poradah GRP police rushed to the spot and recovered the body. Police said,” The man died as a train ran over him.” Later,

ECCD projects launched for disaster-prone areas

DHAKA: With a view to helping out hapless children in the country’s disaster-prone areas, two non-government organsisations initiated a scheme for providing them with education and mental supports.  Under a combined project, Plan Bangladesh and South Asian Partnership (SAP)-Bangladesh

Detained Desh editor Mahmud refused bail

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Sunday rejected bail appeal of Mahmudur Rahman, the detained acting editor of the recently closed Amar Desh, in a case filed against him for obstructing police from discharging their duties during the Bengali daily’s closure.Acting Judge Mohammad Ismail Hossain of