Tuesday, 21 May, 2024


Hanging body of girl recovered from Bhashantek slum

DHAKA: Police recovered the hanging body of a girl from a slum at Bhashantek under Kafrul thana in the capital on Saturday night.The dead was identified as Taslima,11, daughter of Mohammd Israfil.Israfil told banglanews24.com.bd that Taslima exchanged hot words with her mother Madina

PM asks for importing rice, pulses, sugar ahead of Ramadan

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday gave directives for making import of rice, pulses, gram and sugar ahead of Ramadan, as a contingency measure to keep the market stable.During a meeting with government secretaries here in the afternoon, she also asked everybody to remain alert so

ULFA leaders Ranjan Chowdhury, Pradip Marak on 3-day remand

KISHOREGONJ: A Kishoregonj Court Sunday placed Major Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of Indian separatist group United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), and his associate Pradip Marak on a three-day remand separately.Senior Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Ali Ahsan granted the remand after a

Body found at Karwan Bazar

DHAKA: Police recovered the body of an unidentified man from Karwan Bazar in the capital early Sunday.  Tejgaon Police found the body, aged about 50, on the road near 83 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue at about 2:30 am. The body, bore several injury marks, was sent to Dhaka Medical College

Truck runs over schoolboy in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: A schoolboy was crushed under the wheels of a truck at Arani in Bagha upazila on Sunday.The deceased was identified as Himel, a class VIII student of Rustampur High School. Witnesses said the sand-laden truck ran over Himel, leaving him seriously injured. He was died on way to

Ex-Mayor Mohiuddin sues his successor Manjur for lying on oath at polls

CHITTAGONG: Former Chittagong Mayor AMB Mohiuddin Chowdhury Sunday sued his successor M Manjur Alam for allegedly lying on oath to stand in the race for mayoral seat in the just-held Chittagong City Corporation elections. Mohiuddin filed the case with the Election Tribunal and first Joint

Speaker fly for Geneva to attend international conference

DHAKA: Speaker Abdul Hamid Advocate Sunday left for Geneva to attend the third international conference of parliament speakers beginning in the Swiss city Monday.The speaker is heading a six-member parliamentary delegation for the meet. The other members of the team are Tofail Ahmed,

SC clears way for Amar Desh publication

DHAKA: To the cheers of Amar Desh journalists, the Supreme Court Sunday endorsed the High Court verdict halting the cancellation of the declaration of the Bengali daily.Earlier, the chamber judge of the Appellate Division had issued an order of stay on the HC order that had stayed the

RU house tutors stay away from dorms at night

RAJSHAHI: The house tutors of 10 student dormitories at Rajshahi University mostly stay away from the halls at night, residents said, as they feel a little sense of insecurity. As a result of the truancy of their dorm guardians, students do not get help immediately from the house tutors

Robbers held with arms, ammo in Gopalganj

GOPALGANJ : Police Saturday night arrested two suspected members of a robbers gang with arms and ammunition from Chapailghat on the outskirts of the district town.On information, a special team of police, led by additional police super Sardar Rokonuzzaman, raided Chapailghat area at about

Police constableÔÇÖs wife slaughtered in Sathkhira

SATHKHIRA: Unknown assailants slaughtered the wife of a police constable in Mehedibagh area of the district town Sunday morning.The dead was identified as Mariyam Begum, 47, wife of constable Shamsur Rahman of Morelganj thana in Bagerhat district.Sathkhira Sadar thana OC Sahjahan Khan

New CCC Mayor Manjur takes oath

DHAKA: Chittagong City Corporation’s newly elected mayor M Manjur Alam took oath Sunday morning. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath at her office at 10am.   Manjur is scheduled to visit the grave of BNP founder President Ziaur Rahman at 4pm. He is likely to meet BNP

6 suspected dacoits lynched in Gazipur

GAZIPUR: Six suspected members of a gang of dacoits were beaten to death in a lynch-mob reprisal in Enayetpur area of Kashimpur in Sadar upazila early Sunday after a daring double-dacoity.Three of the dead were identified as Kamal Hossain, 35, Shukkur Ali, 40, and Abdul Malek, 30.

City restaurant fire kills young girl

DHAKA: Rukhsana Akhter, a young girl burned to death and five others were injured in a devastating fire that broke out at Déjà vu Café, a Chinese Restaurant in Gulshan Avenue in the capital on Saturday night.Ruksana was a student of 2nd year of BA in English, at city’s Titumir

JMB chief on 3-day remand

DHAKA: A Dhaka court on Monday placed Saidur Rahman, chief of the banned Islamist outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), on a three-day police remand in an antiterrorism case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Moazzem Hossain granted the remand in a case filed with Kadamtoli thana

DCC councilors to go on daylong hunger strike on July 19

DHAKA: Dhaka City Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka is taking the lead in a major move against the government wooing in the city-corporation councilors on the issue of disappearance of councilor and BNP leader Chowdhury Alam.Alam has been missing since June 25 while the government said that he

PM to visit Aila affected areas on July 23

KHULNA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit Aila affected areas in Koyra and Shyamnagar under Khulna and Sathkhira districts on July 23.During her visit, she is likely to inaugurate the Chaddaroshi Bridge in Sathkhira, Khulna Deputy Commissioner Jamsher Ahmed Khandaker

Heat of Ramadan impacts on essentials

DHAKA: With the holy month of Ramadan just round the corner, the usual practice of profiteering casts its shadow before as an upturn in the prices of essentials in the city markets started hitting the commoners. Prices of sugar, ginger, garlic and onions witnessed a sharp rise while

College student electrocuted in Ctg

CHITTAGONG: A college student was electrocuted in Khawja Road area under Chandgaon Thana of the port city Saturday, police said.The deceased was identified as Jafar Ahmed, 21, a first-year student of Bangla Department of Chittagong Govt. College and son of Nur Safa from Maichhpara village

Panel of economists sits Monday on 6th five-year plan

DHAKA: A panel of economists will sit with the government Monday with the draft of the 6th five-year plan in the Planning Commission to design the country’s development recipe aimed at a faster growth. The 6th five-year plan for 2011-2015 period targets raise in the Gross Domestic