Friday, 27 Jan, 2023


Sylhet within jaws of global earthquake zone!

SYLHET:  Bangladesh lies within the jaws of the global earthquake zone along with Myanmar and India, but Sylhet is bearing heavy risk of tremor, says a research report.If there be a strong quake in the region, it is likely to cause devastation since the country is ill prepared for

Internet Explorer Gains Market Share, Firefox, Chrome Decline

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has defied its critics and rivals, gaining global market share for the third month running, according to new figures. Net Applications’ latest statistics show that the world’s most popular browser accounted for a 60.7 per cent share of the global

Police hold one with bombs

DHAKA: Police Wednesday arrested a suspected militant with seven cocktail bombs from the city’s Hijoltola area under Demra Thana.The arrested person was identified as Sohel Hossain.Duty Officer Sub-Inspector Enamul of Demra Thana told that the bombs were seized at

PM to attend her Energy Ministry office Sunday

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would attend her office at Power and Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Sunday, likely with a set of directions to be handed down to the authorities dealing with the potential twin-sector.During her office time, the Prime Minister will be apprised of

PM to attend her Energy Ministry office Sunday

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would attend her office at Power and Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Sunday, likely with a set of directions to be handed down to the authorities dealing with the potential twin-sector. During her office time, the Prime Minister will be apprised

Increased assistance a must for the MDGs: FM

DHAKA: Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni urged developed countries to come up with increased assistance to the developing and least developed countries in their bid to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “We want to see political will and commitment from developed countries in

Robbers loot Tk 10 lakh from cattle traders in Sirajganj

SIRAJGANJ: Highway robbers looted Tk 10 lakh from five cattle traders on Sirajganj-Hatikumrul-Bonpara road early Wednesday.  The traders said the traders in a truck were going back home in Rajshahi after selling cattle-heads at Gabtoli haat in the capital. As the truck reached at

Reshuffle in admin: NTRCA chairman made OSD

DHAKA: Chairman of the Non-government Teacher Registration and Certification Authority (NTRCA) Kabir Uddin Ahmed was Wednesday made OSD in a latest round of reshuffle in the administration.Separate notifications of the Establishment Ministry Wednesday said Momtaj Ahmed, OSD under the

Police rescue 4 girls from Gopalganj

GOPALGANJ: Police held a female trafficker and rescued four teenaged girls from Chhitkibari village in Rajoir upazila early Wednesday.  Police said acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of police raided the house of one Promoth Biswas at early hours Wednesday and rescued the girls and the

Hiding wealth: court accepts charge-sheet against Mahmudur Rahman

DHAKA: A Dhaka Court Wednesday accepted the charge-sheet against Mahmdudur Rahman, the former Energy Adviser and acting Editor of the Daily Amar Desh, in a corruption case he is facing for not submitting his wealth statement. Acting Metropolitan Sessions Judge Ismail Hossain fixed

Fake ASP held in capital

DHAKA: Mirpur Model thana police Wednesday detained a fake police officer in the capital.Mirpur police said Rajib Chowdhury, has been cheating commoners for long with fake identity of an Assistant Police Super of Special Branch.Police caught him from Kalyanpur area at 2pm Wednesday. A

US$1 billion Line of Credit agreement

DHAKA: A US$ 1 billion credit agreement will be signed during the upcoming visit of Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to Bangladesh next Saturday, officials said. Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had announced the credits for Bangladesh for a range of projects, including

BDR mutiny: Members of departments, recording, rifles sports board in dock

DHAKA: Rebellious members of various departments, recording and Rifles Sports Board of the BDR headquarters were put to trial Wednesday on charges of involvement in the mass mutiny in the border force.   The special court-6 set up at Pilkhana started the trial proceedings, with BDR

Falu gets anticipatory bail for 6 months

DHAKA: The High Court Wednesday granted anticipatory bail for six months to former BNP lawmaker Mosaddek Ali Falu in a case of “misappropriating” CI sheets sanctioned for distributing as relief among the poor.   An HC bench comprising justice Syed Dastagir Hossain and justice AKM

Graft charge against Mahmudur Rahman accepted

DHAKA: A Dhaka Court on Wednesday accepted charge against Mahmdudur Rahman, the detained acting editor of the daily Amar Desh, in a corruption case filed for not submitting wealth statement to the ACC. Acting Metropolitan Sessions Judge Ismail Hossain passed the order and fixed September

Housewife electrocuted in Sirajganj

SIRAJGANJ: A housewife was electrocuted at Bilgajaria village in Sadar upazila Wednesday morning. The deceased was identified as Chaina Begum, 25, wife of Abdul Momin of the village. Witnesses said China came in contact with a snapped electric wire while cutting banana leaves nearby her

Bomb blast injures woman in the city

DHAKA: A woman was seriously injured in one of two bomb explosions at Arambag Club Para under Motijheel thana in the city on Tuesday night.  The injured was Monoara Begum, 32, a sweeper of ‘Arambag Wonderers Club’. Both her legs were scorched from the blast.    Locals rushed her

Intl Crimes Tribunal asks for producing Sayedee on Aug 10: arrest warrant not issued

DHAKA: The International War Crimes Tribunal Wednesday asked Dhaka Central Jail authorities to produce Delwar Hossain Sayedee, Nayeb-e-Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami, before it on August 10 when hearing on the war-crime cases against the detained top leaders of the party will resume. The

Deformed body at DMCH bathroom

DHAKA: A Deformed body was found from Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) bathroom on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Firoza Begum, 50, wife of Kabir Ahmed, hailed from Amangonda village of Chouddagram upazila in Comilla district. The hospital source told

2 journalists face extortion case in Kushtia

KUSHTIA: An extortion case was filed against two journalists - Rashedul Islam Biplob, editor and publisher of the local newspaper “Arshinagar”, and Shamsul Alam Swapan, Kushtia Correspondent of the daily Amader Shomoy.  Khondakar Ariful Islam Ripon, a Kushtia Judge Court lawyer,