Thursday, 30 May, 2024


DC conference begins Sunday: PMÔÇÖs special directions likely

DHAKA: A 3-day Deputy Commissioners` conference begins Sunday with problems facing the district-admin chiefs on the table for directions from the highest level of government. Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina would inaugurate the meet at the international conference centre Shapla in

Tuku asks police to improve traffic system

DHAKA: State Minister for Home Affairs Shamsul Haque Tuku Saturday asked the police personnel to be more sincere in monitoring overtaking and overloading tendency of vehicles to avoid road accidents. “Police personnel should strictly check overtaking, overloading and high speed of

World Cup Cricket security planning Sunday

DHAKA: A coordination meeting on overall security of the upcoming ICC World Cup cricket-2011 will be held in the conference room of the Home Ministry Sunday, as preparation gets underway for hosting the extravaganza.Home Minister Sahara Khatun will chair the meeting to discuss overall

More suspects in queue to stand war-crime trial: Law Minister

DHAKA: Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Barrister Shafiq Ahmed said more suspects would be run in to stand war- crime trial based on investigation findings.He made the comment to journalists following a discussion meeting on ‘Role of Marriage Registrars in Preventing

DU expels BCL activist for assaulting journalist

DHAKA: A Chhatra League activist of Dhaka University (DU) unit was temporarily expelled by the DU authorities Saturday for assaulting a journalist on July 10.The expelled student is Sohel Hossain, a fourth year student of Management department and activist of Bangabandhu Hall unit BCL. DU

25 ÔÇÿAllahr DalÔÇÖ activists arrested in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA: Police in a drive arrested at least 25 operatives of the banned Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dal’ from a house at Rather bazar in sadar upazila Saturday, as sweeping action against suspected militants is on steam across the country.  During the raid, the law enforcers also

Gas rationing ahead of Ramadan

DHAKA: The government has taken initiative to start gas rationing to ensure supply of the fuel to power plants in order to keep the country’s power situation normal ahead of Ramadan. “Under the plan, the government will increase gas supply to the power plants reducing supply to the

IntÔÇÖl Crimes Tribunal starts judicial function Sunday : Detained Jamaat bigwigs stand first in doc

DHAKA: The International Crimes Tribunal is all set to start its judicial function Sunday to put to trial the perpetrators of crimes against humanity committed during Bangladesh War of Liberation way back in 1971.To begin with, the tribunal will take up the cases of the five top leaders

17th World Youth Festival national preparatory committee formed

DHAKA: Youth and students organizations of the country have formed a national preparatory committee to join 17th World Youth Festival, organized by World Democratic Youth Federation.     The nine-day festival will begin on December 13 this year in South Africa with the slogan ‘Let

Another Nasa Group garment factory under lockout following labour unrest

SAVAR: Facing continuous labour unrest, another garment factory of Nasa Group was Saturday put under lockout for a day.The management declared one-day holiday in the Nasa AJ Super factory at Nishchintapur in Ashulia when the workers turned up in the morning for work. Earlier on Thursday,

Pabna cops killing: 2 more men nabbed

PABNA: Police on early Saturday arrested two persons including one of main accused in connection with Tuesday’s cops killing incident.The arrested persons were identified as Tajul Kha alias Taju Kha, 42 and Abdur Rahim, 23.Rajbari police super SM Ainul Bari told that

Diary of Tajuddin Ahmed published

DHAKA: The diary of Tajuddin Ahmed, founding Prime Minister of Bangladesh, was an important asset for Bangladesh as it had penned many parts of untold history, speakers at a function said.    Addressing a publication ceremony of the 4th part of the diary at the National Museum, Justice

619 Nasa garment workers sued, 109 suspended

SAVAR: Nasa Group authorities suspended 109 workers and sued 619 others of their three garment factories in Ashulia area in tough punitive actions on charges of vandalism.Asaduzzaman, manager (admin) of the apparel industrial group, filed the case with Ashulia thana early Friday.Earlier

Chhatra Dal secretary Alim, 7 others briefly held by RAB in Habiganj

HABIGANJ: Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal general secretary Amirul Islam Khan Alim and seven other leaders of the student wing of the opposition BNP were briefly held here by RAB “mistakenly”.Hafez Khan, Sub-Inspector of the RAB-9, told that the eight were taken in the

Hotel, house ransacked over ownership conflict in Ctg

CHITTAGONG: A gang of at least 150 hooligans vandalized a residential hotel and a house following ownership conflict in Nandonkanon area of the port city early Friday.Hotel sources and witnesses said the miscreants continued ransacking rooms of the United Hotel and the house from 3.30am

PM holds out hope: Aila victims wonÔÇÖt remain in misery

SATKHIRA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Friday said the government wouldn’t let the Aila-affected people remain in misery and they would be provided with all supports until they are rehabilitated, as the super-cyclone has rendered many of them climate refugees.The premier held out the

Vice-chancellors to form human chain Saturday for war crime trial

DHAKA: Vice-Chancellors (VC) of different public universities will form a human chain on Saturday in front of the National Press Club demanding early trial of the war criminals. University Swadhinata Shikkhok Parishad, a newly formed platform of public university teachers arranged the

BSF men abduct 5 Bangladeshi children from Thakurgaon border

THAKURGAON: Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel allegedly picked up five Bangladeshi children from the River Nagar on Minapur border in Haripur upazila on Friday morning. Haripur Company Commander of BDR Atiar Rahman told, “BSF members of Shangaon camp

Cop killing case: accused sent to jail

PABNA: A district court on Friday sent Nader Pramanik and Wahed Ali, the accused of killing three policemen, to jail.Earlier on Thursday police arrested them from Sujanagar and Bera areas of the district for their alleged involvement in the murder of three cops at remote Dhalar Char Bazar

Garment workers rampage as co-worker drops dead from factory rooftop

DHAKA: Hordes of garment workers barricaded roads and vandalized vehicles in the city’s Mirpur area as a female worker dropped dead from the roof of their seven-storied factory building Friday. Witnesses said a clash erupted when police charged baton on the unruly protestors and fired