Tuesday, 21 May, 2024


Police picks up Jamaat leader Quader Molla from HC gate

DHAKA: Police Tuesday picked up Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary-general Abdul Quader Molla from the High Court premises. “A group of detective police picked him up from Gate 2 of the High Court at around 4:10pm,” banglanews24.com.bd Staff Correspondent Jakia Ahmed reported from

50 villages in CoxÔÇÖs Bazar flooded, 3 washed away

COX’S BAZAR:  Heavy rain coupled with onrush of hill waters caused flashfloods in at least 50 low-lying villages of Chakaria upazila, including its municipality, leaving hundreds of families marooned.Two people, including Chakaria Municipal Awami Krishak League president Badiur Rahman,

Mahmudur Rahman shown arrested in an ACC case

DHAKA: Mahmudur Rahman, the detained acting editor of the embroiled daily Amar Desh, was shown arrested in a corruption case of evading submission of his asset report to the anti-corruption watchdog.Investigation officer of the case Nur Ahmad, Assistant Director of the Anti-Corruption

Two missing in Kishoreganj trawler capsize

KISHOREGANJ: Two people remained missing as a mechanized boat capsized in Dubir haor in Mithamoin upazila on Monday night. Police said the trawler, with 43 passengers, was heading towards Mithamoin bazar from Karimganj Chamra Bandar at night. But, in the midway, it was caught in a strong

Hit and run near Bangla Academy; woman killed

DHAKA: A female cleaner was killed in a road accident near Bangla Academy of Dhaka University campus on Tuesday morning. Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) sources said that they found two different identity cards with the deceased. One of the cards identifies the dead as Amiron, a

Esha confesses killing Samiul

DHAKA: Ayesha Humaiya, who was arrested for killing her own child Samiul in the capital, gave a confessional statement to the CMM Court Monday admitting her guilt.SI Sahan Haque, Investigation Officer of the case, produced her before the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shamima

3 held with fake passports

DHAKA: RAB on Monday detained three persons for carrying fake passports and devices for faking passport from city’s Pirerbag area of Mirpur.The detained are Aminur Mollah (27), Alam Sheikh and Dulal Mia (24), according to a press conference by RAB-2. Assistant Director of RAB-2 Abu

Reshuffle in admin

DHAKA: In a latest move, the government Monday made significant changes to the administration, including reshuffle in two Secretary and Joint-secretary posts. According to separate Establishment Ministry notifications, Rowshan Ara Begum, Director of Women Affairs Department, was made OSD.

Cabinet okays new border force law: maximum penalty for mutiny is death

DHAKA: The Cabinet Monday approved the draft Border Guard Bangladesh Act 2010 with death sentence as maximum penalty for a mutineer in the frontier force reborn under the new law.The approval came from a regular meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her press secretary Abul

Custodial death: 3 policemen sent to jail in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA: A court sent three policemen, including the former Officer-in-Charge of Gaibandha sadar thana, to jail Monday, as higher court’s strict rulings against “extra-judicial killings” continued to be followed up of late.This is the second time all in a row this month court

HC issue rule on demarcating boundaries of Dhaleshwari, Meghna rivers

DHAKA: The High Court on Monday issued a rule upon the government to explain within three weeks why directives should not be given to demolish and remove all illegal structures on the banks of rivers Dhaleshwari and Meghna and demarcate the boundaries. The court also asked the

4 killed as truck tumbles into ditch at Diyabari

DHAKA: Four day labourers were killed as a truck tumbled into a roadside ditch at Diyabari in city’s Mirpur area Monday morning. The deceased were identified as Aktar Hossain, 29, Sirajuddin, 46, Jafarullah, 18, and Al amin, 25. Sub-inspector of Turag police station Azizur Rahman told

7 villagers sent to jail for assisting police crossfire

NATORE: Seven people at Bamihal village in Singra of the district were sent to jail on Monday for assisting police during a crossfire. A Natore court on Sunday sent an officer-in-charge including 10 other policemen of Singra Police Station to jail for the same incident. The accused

Nagarbari ghat on the verge of destruction

PABNA: Severe erosion of river Jamuna has left age-old Nagarbari Ghat and the river port on the verge of destruction.  Several hundred families became homeless caused by the erosion while the affected people demanded removal of director general of Water Development Board (WDB) and

Pilkhana massacre: 824 charged with crimes amid mutiny

DHAKA: Police Monday charged 824 persons with serious crimes like killings, raping, looting and so in the Pilkhana BDR headquarters during last year’s mass mutiny in the country’s border force. Simultaneously, the cabinet Monday approved a draft law reforming the mutiny-ridden

1,445 nurses appointed

 DHAKA: The government has appointed some 1,445 senior staff nurses to the vacant posts under the Health and Family Welfare Ministry. The appointments have been given according to their batch, merit and seniority, a notification of the directorate said Monday. The recruited nurses have

3 children drown in Pabna

PABNA: Three children drowned in ponds in Chatmohar and Shujanagar upazillas in the district Monday. The deceased were identified as Sathi, 3, daughter of Akkas Ali of Shomaj village, and Arif, 5, son of Rafiqul Islam of Doyarampur village, in Chatmohar upazilla, and Kawser, 6, son of

Sadar BDRÔÇÖs mutiny charge hearing on Feb 2

DHAKA: A special court on BDR mutiny trial fixed February 2, 2011 for the next hearing on charge framing against 735 suspected mutineers of Sadar Rifles Battalion, after all of them were roped in the dock Monday.The Special Court 6, led by BDR Director-General Major-General Rafiqul Islam,

JMB chief Saidur on 4-day remand

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Monday placed Saidur Rahman, the new chief of the banned Islamist organization Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), on four days police remand for interrogating on one of the charges against him.Judge Syeda Minhaz um Munira of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate

Old man killed in city accident: bus burnt in backlash

DHAKA:  An old man was killed in a road accident in the city’s Mirpur area on Monday morning, triggering a violent backlash.Police said a bus knocked down Abdul Baki Mia, 75, a resident of Pallabi, on the road near Mirpur 11 bus stand at about 7:30am. He died on the spot. “Enraged by