Friday, 27 Jan, 2023


Afroza Abbas complains: valuables, mobile phones stolen during house raid

DHAKA: Senior BNP leader Mirza Abbas’ wife Afroza Abbas Sunday deplored that valuables, including mobile-phone sets, were stolen during raid on their house by law enforcers during hartal troubles.    “Even my mother-in-law was not spared from the attack and police detained at least

Opposition enforces countrywide hartal amid stray troubles

BNP claims success, AL rules out 600 rounded up across the country, 100 including senior BNP leaders shown A dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the BNP-led mainstream opposition, the first major political move against the seventeen-month-old Awami League

Nirupa appointed honorary member of NHRC

DHAKA: Nirupa Dewan, retired Headmaster of Rangamati Government High School, has been appointed honorary member of the National Human Rights Commission.Nirupa replaced former honorary member Dr Giasuddin Mollah, Professor of Political Science of Dhaka University.President Zillur Rahman

Death threat to SC lawyer for toll

DHAKA: Supreme Court lawyer Manzil Morshed, also a human rights activist, received death threat for a fat ransom of Tk 1 crore claimed by the extortionists. After receiving the threat on Saturday night, he filed a general diary with New Market Thana and sought police protection.Earlier on

2 injured as train hits truck on Ctg rail crossing

CHITTAGONG: Two people were critically injured as a train hit hard a truck on an unmanned railway crossing at Oxygen gate in the city on Sunday morning.Critically injured train driver Delwar Hossain, 55, and the unidentified truck helper were admitted to Chittagong Medical College

President urges expatriates in London: work for building developed Bangladesh

DHAKA: President Md Zillur Rahman Saturday called upon the expatriate Bangladeshis to do hard work for building Bangladesh as a happy, developed and prestigious country.“You have been working in the foreign countries for long days and contributing to development of Bangladesh. The

AL not responsible for attacks by student, youth wings on hartal pickets: Ashraful Unsuccessful hart

DHAKA: The ruling Awami League was not involved in any anti-hartal activities, said party spokesman Syed Ashraful Islam Sunday, adding that AL wouldn’t take responsibility for the reported attacks by its youth and students associates.He steered the party clear of the charge as

Peaceful hartal in ctg: held 8

CHITTAGONG: Amid a moderately peaceful hartal observed in the port city, police arrested eight pickets from different areas as they tried to obstruct traffic movement. The district correspondent of informed that pickets damaged a passenger bus at Barik building

Youth hacked to death in Pallabi

DHAKA: Assailants hacked a young man to death in the city’s Pallabi area early Sunday, after he had gone out of home reportedly following a phone call from some friends. The deceased was identified as Belal Sheikh, 25, son of late Rajab Ali Sheikh. Police said local people found Belal

Hartal fallout: over 100 arrested in Capital

DHAKA: Police arrested over a hundred people, including senior BNP leaders, from different areas of the capital before and during Sunday’s countrywide hartal, enforced by strong picketing by the opposition party activists. The detained senior leaders include Mirza Abbas, Shamsher Mobin

Jurain tragedy: two prime suspects held, remanded for 7 days

Dhaka: Detective police Saturday arrested and remanded Rashedul Kabir and Razia Sultana Smriti couple for seven days for interrogating in the case filed regarding the death of his first wife Farzana Kabir Rita and their two children in Jurain.Metropolitan Magistrate Md. Nazrul Islam

One electrocuted in Patuakhali

PATUAKHALI: A construction worker was electrocuted at the sub-registry office in Baufal upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased was identified as Ali Akbar. Witnesses said Akbar came in contact with a live electric wire while giving connection to a motor. Critically injured, Akbar was

Fratricidal feuds over fishing: younger brother kills elder in Jessore

JESSORE: Elder brother was killed allegedly by his younger following fratricidal feuds over fishing at Vulihat village in Avoynagar upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased was identified as Janab Ali.Police and hospital sources informed that the clash over catching fish erupted between

India detains arms-laden Pakistan-bound cargo ship: police

NEW DELHI: A Pakistan-bound cargo vessel carrying a "huge quantity" of explosives and other weapons has been detained by the authorities at a harbour in eastern India, police said on Saturday. The vessel was heading for the Pakistani port city of Karachi and was detained Friday on an

65 lakh drug addicts in country : Survey

DHAKA:  The number of drug addicts in the country is rising alarmingly, as a survey conducted by the United Nations on the situation of Bangladesh found some 65 lakh addicts. Of them, 87 percent are men and 13 percent women. Over one lakh people, including the influential quarters, women

IntÔÇÖl Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed

DHAKA: The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed today (Saturday) in the country as elsewhere in the world to sensitize people against the threat of drug addiction and trafficking. In Bangladesh, different socio-cultural organisations chalked out

Bomb blasts inside Chuadanga thana compound: one injured

CHUADANGA: A day labourer was injured in a bomb explosion inside the compound of Sadar thana on Saturday morning.Police said the bomb exploded at about 8:45am while Sirajul Islam, 60, was weeding the compound, leaving him seriously injured. He was admitted to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital with

Bangladesh going to join ICC as a member

DHAKA: Bangladesh is going to join the International Electro-technical Commission (ICC), the international-standard agency, as the government has given clearance to the industries ministry to get the ICC membership.  Secretary of the Industries Ministry Dewan Zakir Hossain in a letter

Jahanara Imam`s death anniversary observed

DHAKA: The 16th death anniversary of Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam (mother of the martyrs) was observed today (Saturday) with due tribute to the late mother figure.To mark the day, Shaheed Janani Memorial Museum arranged an exhibition.The exhibition started at 10am and continued till

Muktijoddha polls: ballot count on

DHAKA: Counting vote began as Muktijoddha Sangsad polls ended across the country Saturday to elect new committees after nine years.Polling started at 9am and continued till 4pm, without break.However, untoward incidents over the polls were reported from some areas, including Muladi of