Friday, 17 Sep, 2021


Four Hefazat men held in Sonargaon

Four people of Hefazat-e-Islam have been arrested in connection with attack and vandalism in a resort of Narayanganj's Sonargaon upazila on April 3. Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested them from Jurain area in the capital. The arrestees are identified as Iqbal

Khaleda Zia tests positive for Covid-19

BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia tested positive for Covid-19, according to a report from Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Maidul Islam Prodhan, the ministry’s public relations officer, said that her sample was given to the icddr,b for testing on Saturday.

Ctg AL man dies days after attack by Hefazat men

A member of the Awami League on early Wednesday succumbed to his injuries sustained in an attack by activists of Hefazat-e-Islam on Saturday. Mohammad Muhibullah, 54, a member of Awami League's Kodala union unit in Rangunia upazila, died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in

Plot to kill Sheikh Hasina: Death references reaches HC

The death reference of 14 condemned convicts, who conspired to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by planting a bomb at a public meeting at Kotalipara in Gopalganj district in 2000, has reached the High Court. Officials of the trial court in Dhaka took documents of the case coupled with

Probe report against Hefazat leaders by May 27

A Dhaka Court has directed police to investigate into the case filed against Hefazat-e-Islam leaders including Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque and submit a report by May 27.  Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mondal passed the order on Tuesday.  On Monday,

Khaleda’s Niko graft case indictment hearing on May 6

A Dhaka court on Sunday has fixed May 6 to hold hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and others. Judge in-charge Nazrul Islam of Dhaka 9th special judge court issued the order this morning in response to a petition filed with the court

MP Aslamul Haque passes away 

MP Aslamul Haque died at Square Hospital in the capital on Sunday. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment around 12:00pm. Azizul Hoque Rana, organising secretary of Awami League Dhaka North committee confirmed the matter. BDST: 1317 HRS, APR 04, 2021 SMS

Rizvi’s health condition deteriorates

The health condition of BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed has deteriorated further.  He has been undergoing treatment at Square Hospital in the capital after being infected with coronavirus. Arifur Rahman Tushar, a close aid of Rizvi, confirmed the

Quader Mirza announces resignation from AL

Noakhali’s Basurhat municipality mayor Quader Mirza has announced his resignation from the post of Companiganj Upazila AL. He made the disclosure in a Facebook live around 11:45am on Wednesday. Quader Mirza, also younger brother of the ruling Awami League (AL) General

Ex-State Minister Mufti Wakkas dies

Former State Minister for Religious Affairs and the President of a section of Jamiat-e-Islam Mufti Wakkas died on early Wednesday. He was 73. He breathed his last around 4:45am at a hospital in Babar Road of the capital while undergoing treatment. Joint general secretary of

BNP leader Nipun Roy remanded 

A Dhaka court placed BNP central executive committee member Advocate Nipun Roy Chowdhury on three-day remand for plotting subversion activities including torching passenger buses. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid on Monday passed the order after Hazaribagh police had

BNP leader Nipun Roy detained

Police on Sunday detained BNP Executive Committee member Nipun Roy Chowdhruy from her residence in Dhaka. The party standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy said Nipun was detained from her house in Rayerbazar around 3.30pm. Gayeshwar, also the father-in-law of Nipun, said:

SC stays HC bail to Irfan Selim

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday stayed for four weeks the bail of Irfan Selim, son of Awami League leader Haji Selim, in a case filed over assaulting a Navy officer in October last year. Vacation chamber bench of the Appellate Division, Chamber judge Justice

Ex-minister Mahbubur Rahman passes away 

Former minister and Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Mahbubur Rahman passed away in the capital on Saturday morning. He breathed his last around 5:25 at his residence. Mahbubur Rahman served as religious affairs minister from 1984 to 1987 and Education minister under Hussain Muhammad

Khaleda’s Barapukuria graft case indictment hearing deferred

A Dhaka court on Monday deferred hearing on charge framing against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and six others till May 20 in Barapukuria Coal Mine graft case. Dhaka Special Judge's Court-2 Judge Nazrul Islam passed the order after a petition was filed with the court seeking an

BNP leader Khandaker Ahad dies of COVID-19

Khandaker Ahad Ahmed, Member of BNP’s Foreign Affairs Sub Committee, died at a hospital in the capital early hours of Sunday. He was 56. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment of coronavirus at United Hospital around 12:15am. Shayrul Kabir Khan, Member of BNP

Moudud Ahmed's body to arrive on Thursday

The body of veteran politician and lawyer Barrister Moudud Ahmed will be brought back home on Thursday evening.  He will be buried in the family graveyard at Manikpur village in Noakhali’s Companiganj on Friday. BNP chairperson's press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan

Barrister Moudud Ahmed passes away 

BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed passed away at a hospital in Singapore on Tuesday. He was 80. He breathed his last around 6:30pm (Bangladesh Time) while undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Barrister Moudud Ahmed's chamber's junior

Khaleda gets six more months to stay out of jail

The government has decided to extend the imprisonment suspension of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia for another six months. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told media on Monday that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the proposal.   The Home Ministry will issue a gazette

Sylhet-3 MP Mahmud Samad Chy dies of Covid-19

Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury, MP for Sylhet-3 constituency, died from coronavirus infections at a hospital in the capital on Thursday. He breathed his last at around 2:30 at United Hospital, his brother Ahamad Us Samad Chowdhury said. The parliament member was sick for a few days and