Tuesday, 21 May, 2024


Court fixes Sept 21 for next hearing on BDR mutiny

RAJSHAHI: A Rajshahi court Wednesday fixed September 21 for the next hearing in the sedition case filed against 93 BDR members in the city for their part in last year’s mass mutiny. District Judge Abdus Samad fixed the schedule as police produced the detained border guards before the

RAB, smugglers trade fire in Ctg 3,000 cans of beer seized

CHITTAGONG: Rapid Action Battalion personnel seized some 3,000 cans of foreign beer after trading fire with smugglers at Patenga coast of the bay in the port city on Tuesday night.RAB sources said the exchange of fire took place at about 11pm at jetty No 15 while the smugglers were

Mymensingh blasts: 2 JMB men jailed for 50 yrs each

DHAKA: The Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 Wednesday convicted two members of Jama`atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and sentenced them to 50 years imprisonment each for exploding bombs in RK Mission Road area under Kotwali thana.Justice Rezaul Karim handed down the verdict at 12:10 pm. The

3 held with huge posters, leaflets in Jessore

JESSORE: Police held three people and seized huge quantum of posters and leaflets from a printing press in the district town Tuesday night. Acting on secret information, the law enforcers raided Ansar and Nahar Printing Press at Jam-e-Mashjid Lane at about 11pm and seized some 60,000

Extremist held with firearm, ammo in Kushtia

KUSHTIA: Police arrested a suspected extremist along with a firearm and bullets from Madhupur near Islami University in the district town early Wednesday.Police said arrested Mannan Dhali, 45, of village Piarpur in Sadar upazila, is a member of JSD GanobahiniActing on a tip-off, a

Two bikers killed in Nilphamari road accident

NILPHAMARI: Two bikers were killed in a road accident near Dhuhuli bazar in the northern district town on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Bishal, 30, and Babu, 21, both hailed from Shantinagar area of the district.Witnesses and police told banglanews24.com.bd that at around

Youth held with explosive materials, Jihad books in Jessore

JESSORE: Police detained a youth named Sakhawat Hossain from Paulbari area of the town on Tuesday night with four bullets, half-kg gunpowder, watch, pencil batteries and scotch-tape.All the materials are used for making bombs or other destructive explosive devices, police said. They also

Farm poultry pushes out domestic fowls: People have to opt for cheaper chicks

DHAKA: Farm-produced poultry birds are rapidly replacing the market of comparatively dear domestic chickens in the country, bringing a change in the dishes of consumers.While visiting different poultry markets in city’s Fakirerpul, Hatirpul, Rampura, Malibagh, Mirpur and Shantinagar

Building power plant in landlocked Tripura: India to use Ashuganj river port, road in Bangladesh

DHAKA: India will use Bangladesh’s Ashuganj river port and road for transporting heavy machinery for setting up a power plant in their landlocked northeastern state of Tripura. “In this regard, India will excavate waterways from Kolkata to Ashuganj and develop 40-kilometer road from

Court asks depositing with BB seized money, ornaments after Pilkhana plunder

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Tuesday asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to deposit the money and gold ornaments seized following the BDR mutiny and marauding on February 25-26 last year with Bangladesh Bank.Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka Mohammad Ali Hossain also

Chowdhury Alam was kidnapped, says State Minister for Home

DHAKA: State Minister for Home Affairs Shamsul Haque Tuku Tuesday said BNP leader Chowdhury Alam, who has been missing for over a fortnight, was “kidnapped” from a city street.“All the law-enforcing agencies are now looking for the Dhaka City Corporation Councillor on the basis of

Unrest in Gazipur garments: ransacking, road siege create chaos

GAZIPUR: The workers of two garment factories in Gazipur Tuesday ran riot ransacking a security booth and halting traffic on the busy Dhaka-Mymensingh highway to press for regular payment of salary and attendance bonus.Witnesses said the angry workers came out of the factories,

Six JMB big shots held in Bogra

BOGRA: Six kingpins of the banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, including its Bogra district chief, were arrested on Monday evening in the wake of a latest countrywide crackdown on Islamist operatives.   Police said JMB Shura member Anwar Alam alias Nazmul alias

DonÔÇÖt remand 3 Jamaat leaders frequently, says HC edict

DHAKA: The High Court sharply acted setting Wednesday for hearing on a petition filed for canceling the ongoing remand of Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami, Secretary-General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojahid and Nayab-e Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee.A High Court bench comprising Justice

Tk 4 lakh snatched in city, 2 injured

DHAKA: Miscreants shot two businessmen and snatched away Tk 3.8 lakh at Pallabi in the city on Tuesday. Witnesses said the incident took place in a broad daylight near Chalantika Club. The injured are Shahidul Haque 52, Manager of Tisha Timber Traders, and Atiqur Rahman, 40. They were

Writ filed challenging BTRC decision on closing down PSTNs

DHAKA: A writ petition was filed with the High Court Tuesday challenging Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) decision switching off RanksTel and National Telecom, two of the five landline-phone operators recently shutdown.Barrister Rafiq-ul-Haque filed the writ

13 dy secretaries get seniority

DHAKA: The government has given seniority to 13 deputy secretaries.A notification of the Establishment Ministry Tuesday said the 13 deputy secretaries will get financial facilities they are entitled to from due date. The deputy secretaries are- Director of Bangladesh Forest Industries

5 susupected JMB men held in Joypurhat

JOYPURHAT: Five suspected militants of banned outfit Jama`atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were detained from Tazpur village of Panchbibi upazila Monday.Panchbibi Thana OC Biman Chandra Kormokar said, “They were picked up from a resedence of a JMB member Shirajul Islam, who was on

Erosion threatens vast areas in Shariatpur, Manikganj

DHAKA : Erosion by the rivers Padma and Jamuna has taken a serious turn in Shariatpur and Manikganj districts for last few days, threatening a vast tract of crop lands and establishments. In Shariatpur, a vast lands of 12 villages in Naria and Jazira upazillas disappeared into the River

Teenaged boy commits suicide in city

DHAKA:  A teenaged boy allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the city’s Malibagh area Monday night. Police, however, recovered the body of Zubayer Hossain Leon, 18, son of Mobarak Hossain, on Tuesday morning. Zubayer, appeared in the HSC examination this year, was living