Friday, 27 Jan, 2023


Lawyers float new society for rule of law

DHAKA: A new organization of the lawyers dubbed ‘Society for the Rule of Law’ came into being in Dhaka Saturday.The formation of the body was announced at a news conference held at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity office.Senior advocate of the Supreme Court M. Shamsul Haq and Advocate

No anarchy in the name of hartal, warns Sahara

DHAKA: Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun Saturday warned that any “anarchy” in the name of hartal would be resisted with an iron hand, as the mainstream opposition prepared to enforce a general strike Sunday.  “Destructive movement of the opposition BNP through hartal will not

No anarchy in the name of hartal, warns Sahara

Calls for calling off the general strike Staff Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun Saturday warned that any “anarchy” in the name of hartal would be resisted with an iron hand, as the mainstream opposition prepared to enforce a general strike

Rival tribal gunmen trade gunshots in Khagrachhari hills: 2 killed

KHAGRACHHARI: Rival tribal groups fought a gunfight at the backwoods Dangamara village in Dighinala upazila on Saturday morning, leaving two dead, locals said.The deceased were identified as Barsha Chakma, 26, son of Longja Chakma of Chakchhara union, and Sushil Tripura alias Notun, 28,

Bomb blasts inside Chuadanga thana compound leaves one injured

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

Man kills brother in Satkhira

SATKHIRA: A schoolteacher was allegedly stabbed to death by his younger brother at bordering Goira village in Kalaroa upazila Friday night over a family feud.The dead is Shah Alam, 38, a teacher of Hizaldi Secondary High School in the upazila.Kalaroa thana OC Enamul Haque said Shah Alam

Jahanara Imam`s death anniversary being observed

Dhaka: The 16th death anniversary of Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam (mother of the martyrs) is being observed today (Saturday)To mark the day, Shaheed Janani Memorial Museum is holding an exhibition.The exhibition has started at 10am and will continue till 5:00pm at the Museum, Konika, 355,

Voting in Muktijoddha Sangsad polls begins

Voting in Muktijoddha Sangsad polls is underway peacefully across the country today to elect new committees after nine years Saturday.Polling started at 9am and would continue till 4pm, without break.Sangsad sources said 1,62,335 enrolled freedom fighters are expected to cast their votes

IntÔÇÖl Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking being observed

Dhaka: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is being observed in the country today (Saturday) and elsewhere in the world to face the threat of drug addiction and trafficking. In Bangladesh, different socio-cultural organisations chalked out elaborate programmes to

Rough sea: Maritime ports keep showing signal No 3

CHITTAGONG: Offloading imports from ships at the outer-anchorage of Chittagong seaport still remained suspended since Friday as the Bay of Bengal remained rough amid inclement weather. Meanwhile, maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox`s Bazar and Mongla have been advised to go on hoisting

BDR mutiny trial

DHAKA: A special court framed charges against a big band of 667 suspected BDR mutineers of the 24 Rifles Battalion after recording depositions made by witnesses on Saturday at the Pilkhana headquarters of the border force.The court resumed proceedings at about 9am and continued till

Caught up in lendersÔÇÖ web

PABNA: Caught up in lenders’ web, an indebted small trader committed suicide on Friday morning at Briroynagar village in Chatmohor upazila of the district, locals said. Shyamal Chandra, 30, son of Potiram Chandra, was the owner of a small restaurant.Local people and police said Shyamal

Be careful about environment while developing energy sector: Nishat

DHAKA: Dr. Ainun Nishat, Vice-chancellor of BRAC University stressed the need to be careful about environment while developing the country’s energy sector.“Modern technology should be used for permanent development of environment-friendly energy sector,” said the water expert said

Purbachal and Uttara plot

Dhaka: The government will go for handing over the allotment documents of Purbachal and Uttrara project-3 among the owners in next month.A total of 5611 plots of Purbachal new city and more than 600 plots of Uttara project-3 would be handed over, said officials of RAZUK.Nurul Huda,

Ittefaq gets new address

Dhaka: The age-old Bengali newspaper ‘The Daily Ittefaq’ got a new address for publishing from Friday, completing the process of ownership transfer among the successors. The daily will have a new printer`s line as well with the changed address of Kajlar Paar, Demra Road, Dhaka-1205,

Student killed in road accident in Khulna

KHULNA: A college student was killed on Friday noon when a human hauler ran him down on Sheikh Bari Intersection of Khornia union under Dumuria upazila. The deceased was identified as Sheikh Babul Hasan, 23, a 2nd-year student of Political Science of BL College. He also worked as

War-crime-trial issue lands in House of Lords

DHAKA: The government has given special instruction for collecting verbatim the proceedings of a much-talked-about seminar at the House of Lords of the British Parliament on Bangladesh’s War Crime Act. “Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) directed us Thursday to collect the information

Maritime ports to hoist signal No 3

CHITTAGONG: Offloading imports from ships at outer-anchorage of Chittagong seaport was suspended Friday as the Bay of Bengal remained rough amid inclement weather. Executive director of Bangladesh Water Transport Coordination Cell Nizam Uddin told that though the

JU to open 3 new faculties, 4 depts

Savar: Good news for students desperately seeking scope for higher education as Jahangirnagar University is going to open three new faculties and four departments.The faculties are Medical, Engineering and Fine Arts while the departments are Media Studies, Comparative Literature, Women

Stern action against chaos during hartal: DMP Commissioner

DHAKA: Dhaka’s police boss AKM Shahidul Haque Friday warned of stern action if any indiscipline or anarchy takes place during the June 27 hartal called by main opposition BNP backed by its allies.  “Police will not prevent BNP from conducting peaceful activities. But strict action