Saturday, 13 Aug, 2022

National

BGB seizes smuggled goods, drugs worth TK 137m in July

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has seized smuggled goods and drugs worth Tk 137.3 million and 88 thousand during raids in various places including the border areas of the country throughout the month of July. The liaison officer of the BGB Shariful Islam confirmed this information on

TCB starts selling essentials across country 

The state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) started selling essential items across the country on Tuesday (August 2) at a subsidized rate. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi formally inaugurated the operations of selling the commodities marking the nation's mourning. Some

DB police get new uniforms with QR code

Members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police are getting new uniforms comprised of Quick Response code (QR) with identities and confidential numbers of Detective Branch and the Dhaka Metropolitan Police shortly.  The move has been taken as criminals in guise of detective police

65 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 65 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital city over the past 24 hours till 6:00 am Tuesday (August 2). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

Journalist assaulted by mayor’s brother in Faridpur

A local journalist was physically assaulted by the younger brother of Alfadanga Municipal Mayor and his followers at Alfadanga Upazila in Faridpur. The name of the journalist is Mujahidul Islam Naeem. He is the Alfadanga correspondent of the daily Dhaka Times and Organization

Bangladesh gets “International Peace Award”

Bangladesh has got the “International  Peace Award” as one of the founding members of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation.   The award was given in memory of the Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Prof Dr Necmettin Erbakan.   Dr Fatih

TCB to sell essentials across country from tomorrow 

The state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start selling essential items across the country tomorrow at a subsidized rate. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi will formally inaugurate the operations of the Programme tomorrow in the capital. Some one crore families across

Price of urea increases by Tk 6 per kg

The government has increased the price of urea fertiliser by Tk 6 per kilogram adjusting to the international market. However, the government still would have to provide Tk 59 as subsidy for per kg urea fertilizer.   The price of urea fertiliser at the farmer level has been

Two including Rohingya man held with Yaba in Rajshahi 

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members arrested a Rohingya man among two at Puthia in Rajshahi for carrying Yaba tablets.  The arrestees were identified as Habibullah (29), a Rohingya man from Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhia and Raju Ahmed (31) of Puthia.  They were

SC stays HC bail order for Shahed in fraud case

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday (August 1) stayed the bail granted by the High Court to Regent Hospital Chairman Md. Shahed in a Tk 2.71 crore loan embezzlement case. Justice M Enayetur Rahim, chamber judge of the Appellate Division passed the order after hearing

Two more arrested over AL leader Tipu, student Preeti murder

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DB) arrested two more people in connection with the murder of Awami League leader Zahidul Islam Tipu and student Samia Afran Preeti on March 24 this year. The arrestees were identified as Shortgun Shohel (38), and Masum Reza (40). Additional Deputy

Sheikh Hasina slams BNP leaders 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina criticised BNP leaders for hurricane lamp movement against the Awami League-led government on Monday (August 1).  She said: “We will provide security to the countrymen by handing hurricane to their hand. We will take measures in advance so that

Month of mourning begins

The month of mourning begins today to commemorate the August 15, 1975 carnage when Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with most of his family members under a well-orchestrated plot. A candlelight procession marked the start of the month-long

70 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 70 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital city over the past 24 hours till 6:00 am Monday (Aug 1). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

Journalists being harassed by DSA: BFUJ

A section of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) has alleged that professional journalists are being harassed by filing cases under the Digital Security Act (DSA). The organization demanded immediate repeal of the provisions of the DSA, which act as a barrier to

DMP transfers six inspectors

Six officers of the police inspector rank of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have been transferred. An order signed by DMP Commissioner Shafiqul Islam was issued on Sunday (July 31) in this regard. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DC) of DMP Media and Public Relations Department

Two killed, 5 injured in Mirpur bus-Laguna collision

Two persons including a student were killed, while five others injured in a bus-Laguna collision at Mirpur Embankment in the capital on Sunday (July 31). The deceased was identified as Jubair student of Mirpur Commerce College and Rabiul Islam Rubel. Of the injured, identity not

HC stays order of TK 2 lakh fine against Shohoz

The High Court (HC) on Sunday (July 31) stayed an order of Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection that fined Shohoz.com, believed to be the largest online ticket destination in the country, Taka two lakh for their mismanagement. A High Court division bench comprising

One held with drug worth Tk 9 lakh in Keraniganj 

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-10) arrested a drug peddler with ice in a raid at South Keraniganj in Dhaka on Saturday (July 31). The arrested was identified as Mohsin Hossain Tapan (38). RAB-10 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Enayet Kabir Swaib said that 18.75gm of ice worth

HC gets 11 new additional judges

The High Court (HC) on Sunday (July 31) got 11 new additional judges as President M Abdul Hamid made the appointments for two years from the date of their oath, in line with Article 98 of the Constitution. Law and Justice Division issued a gazette notification in this regard today.