Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2021


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

One dead, 12 shot in Noakhali AL infighting 

A young man died and at least 12 others were shot in a factional clash between supporters of Quader Mirza and other Awami League activists in Noakhali on Tuesday. Some of the injured were identified as Md Aziz Khokon, 50, Md Karim, 45, Md Rajib Hossain, 24, Md Emran Hossain, 24, Jinku,

HC upholds conviction of Haji Salim

The High Court (HC) has upheld a trial court verdict that sentenced Awami League leader and Dhaka-7 lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim to 10 year’s jail in a graft.   The HC bench of Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq passed the order on Tuesday.

Law Ministry recommends suspension of Khaleda's jail term for 6 more months

Ministry of Law has recommended an extension of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia's suspended prison sentence to six months. Confirming the news, public relations officer of the law ministry Rezaul Karim said law minister Anisul Haque has approved the relevant document and the file

President, PM mourn death of HT Imam

President Mohammad Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of advisory council member of Bangladesh Awami League HT Imam. In a condolence message, the President said the role of HT Imam, the political affairs adviser to

By-polls to Papul's vacant seat April 11

The Election Commission (EC) has fixed April 11 to hold the by-election to Laxmipur-2 constituency which fell vacant after convicted Kazi Shahid Islam Papul lost his parliamentary membership. The last date for submission of nomination paper is March 18. The scrutiny of nomination is

Manikganj BCL leader hacked to death 

A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Singair unit succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday afternoon as some unidentified miscreants had stabbed him in Manikganj’s Singair upazila last night. Farooque Hossain Miru, Vice President (VP)

ACC quizzes BNP leader Amir Khasru

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) grilled BNP’s standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury over allegations of money laundering and amassing wealth illegally. A team of the anti-graft body led by Deputy Director Selina Akhter started interrogated him at ACC

Erfan Salim cleared from drug charges

A Dhaka court has acquitted Erfan Salim, son of Dhaka 7 MP Haji Salim, in a drug case filed with Chawkbazar police station. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahinur Rahman issued an order relieving Erfan of the charges on Monday after receiving the final report by the police.

BNP won't participate in upcoming UP polls: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said his party will not participate in the upcoming Union Parishad (UP) elections.    He came up with this announcement at a press conference at BNP Chairperson’s political office at Gulshan in the capital this

Police, Chhatra Dal men clash at Jatiya Press Club

Leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student wing of BNP, clashed with police at Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Sunday morning. Several hundred leaders and activists of JCD gathered there this morning to protest the revocation of BNP Founder Ziaur Rahman's

5th phase elections to 29 municipalities tomorrow

Elections to 29 municipalities in 20 districts of the country will be held on Sunday. This is the fifth phase municipal elections. The voting will begin at 8:00am and continue till 4:00pm tomorrow without any break. EC secretary Humayun Kabir Khandaker on Saturday hoped that the

Report in rape abetment case against Nur on March 15

A Dhaka court on Thursday set March15 to submit report in a case filed against six people, including Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) former vice-president (VP) Nurul Haque Nur, for alleged abduction, rape, abetting rape and offences under Digital Security Act.

AL leader stabbed to death in Chattogram

A local Awami League leader was stabbed to death by a miscreant at Toiar Para area in Satkania upazila in Chattogram on early Thursday. The victim is identified as Md Belal, 45, son of late Abdul Karim. He was the general secretary of Khagria Union’s ward 4 unit of AL. ASI