Tuesday, 21 May, 2024


Fire in Nimtoli inferno originates from kitchen oven: probe report<br>Investigators recommend action

Dhaka: The devastating Nimtoli fire originated from a kitchen stove, fed on chemicals nearby and erupted into a conflagration that left over a hundred people and many wounded in the densely populated Old Dhaka locality, says an official probe report. A five-member prove committee formed

Breaking News<br>Landslides kill 50 including army personnel in CoxÔÇÖs Bazar-Bandarban belt<br>Vast

COX’S BAZAR: Landslides triggered by torrential rain on the first day of the rainy season buried at least 50 people, including six army-men, under a deluge of mud and water in Cox’s Bazar-Bandarban belt early Tuesday, official sources said.In the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar, 46

Schoolboy killed after abduction in Satkhira

SATKHIRA: A seven-year-old schoolboy was killed by terrors at Bakra village in Ashashuni upazila early Tuesday, a day after his abduction for ransom. Police recovered the body of Amir Hamza Sumon, the only son of Belal Hossain of the village, from Chumurkhola dam in the morning.“Sumon

Amar Desh destiny darkened again<br>SC stays HC order of stay on cancellation of publication

DHAKA: Amar Desh destiny got darkened again as the Supreme Court`s Appellate Division Thursday stayed for four weeks the High Court order against the government action cancelling the declaration of the Bengali daily.Chamber judge SK Sinha of the Appellate Division gave the order following

PCJSS member shot dead in Rangamati<br>

RANGAMATI: An activist of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) was killed in Baghaichhari upazila of the hill district on Monday night, in what appears to be a repeat of periodical terrorist acts in the once-restive hills.The deceased, Shuvash Chakma, 40, was a member of the

Khaleda-Jinpeng meet <br>She seeks Chinese help in making direct road, rail links with China

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia sought Chinese cooperation in establishing direct road and rail links between Bangladesh and China and construction of the planned Sonadia deep-sea port.The ex-PM made the request when she paid a courtesy call on visiting

Beggar-maid found dead at Farmgate

DHAKA: A beggar-maid who used to go begging her bread in the capital’s Farmgate area was found dead under a foot over-bridge there on Tuesday morning.Tejgaon police found the body under the over-bridge near Tejgaon Women’s College at about 6 am.“She might have been killed in a road

Shipping Ministry writes to Cabinet Division to decide parentage of ship-breaking sector

DHAKA: The Shipping Ministry Monday wrote to the government’s Cabinet Division for deciding which ministry is to look after the ship-breaking industry that is just up and coming. “The Ministry sent the letter to the Cabinet Division in the afternoon,” Shipping Minister Shahjahan

Robbery in expatriateÔÇÖs residence<br>Housewife shot dead in Ctg

Chittagong: A Dubai-returnee’s wife was shot dead while he was wounded by bullet as robbers fired on them in their house at Mohonpurkhil village in Fatikchhari Upazilla early Monday. The deceased was identified as Bela Khatun, 40. Her husband Ahmed Safa, 48, was admitted into Chittagong

Menon on Viqarunnisa admossion brawl <br>ÔÇ£I just recommended for 150 studentsÔÇØ

DHAKA: More than 150 students got admission into the reputed Viqarunnisa Noon School and College with the recommendation made by Rashed Khan Menon MP, the lawmaker said at a press conference arranged Monday to dispel doubts.     “I just recommended for 150 students,” said Menon,

Muhith sees NatÔÇÖl Expenditure up 20% of GDP in 3 yrs

DHAKA: Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith Monday announced a plan to take the national expenditure up to 20 percent of the total gross domestic product (GDP) in the next three years, as the government opts for expansionary growth.The minister made the statement in parliament while

Strong movement if Mahmudur Rahman not freed: SC Bar leader Mahbub

DHAKA: Supreme Court Bar Association leaders Monday threatened that they would launch a strong movement in retaliation for the “torture” allegedly being meted out to acting editor of Daily Amar Desh Mahmudur Rahman on police remand. President of the Supreme Court Bar Association,

No smoking for cops

DHAKA: Anti-smoking campaigns got a boost as all the police premises in the capital--thanas, outposts, check-posts and police boxes—were made off-limits to smoking from Monday. Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner AKM Shahidul Haq interdicted an order banning the smoking in all these

CCC Election<br>BNP activist held with anti-Mahiuddin propaganda leaflets

CHITTAGONG: Police arrested an activist of the opposition BNP early Monday for distributing leaflets containing smear campaign against ruling Awami League party-backed mayoral candidate ABM Mahiuddin Chowdhury.Zillur Rahman, 24, was held in the port city’s Bondortila area while

Police-workers rioting in Ashulia over pay rise <br>25 people injured, 3 garment factories closed

Savar: Three apparel factories of the top leader of the sector, BGMEA president Salam Murshedi, were shut down Monday amid two days of raging labour unrest over a longstanding demand for pay hike. Sources said the police-worker rioting Sunday and Monday in Ashulia area left a total of 75

Ershad for coal policy, coal-fired power plants

DHAKA: Jatiya Party, a major component of the ruling grand alliance, demanded immediate implementation of the national coal policy and building coal-fired power plants to address the power crunch in the country.“It is high time for the government to lay emphasis on coal-based power

Thousands swear pledge to punish stalkers, ensure girlsÔÇÖ safety <br>Special Education Day observed

DHAKA: Thousands swore a pledge to punish stalkers and ensure girl students’ safety as a government-sponsored special education day was observed Sunday across the country.The Education Minister administered the oath to hundreds of students at a central rally on the premises of the

Government to arrange investment conference on Jul 3

DHAKA: The government Sunday decided to arrange an investment conference here on July 3 for attracting local and foreign investors in the power and energy sector. The decision came from a preparatory meeting of the Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry with State Minister Enamul

Goons fight gunfight in broad daylight at Jatrabari <br>One killed 1, 2 injured

DHAKA: Two gangs of goons fought gunfight in broad daylight in the capital’s Jatrabari area Sunday, leaving one dead and two wounded.The deceased was identified as Rinku, 26, and the injured as Swapan and Faysal. They are residents of Hatkhola area.Jatrabari police said the gunfight

Chinese Vice President due Monday <br>Areement on economic cooperation to be signed <br>Dep-sea port

DHAKA: Chinese Vice President Xi Jingping arrives here tomorrow (Monday) morning on a two-day official visit, with expansion of the bilteral economic coopertaiion on top of his agenda. Officials here said an agreement on economic cooperation is expected to be signed between the two