Friday, 27 May, 2022


Explosion in Meherpur; powerful bombs recovered

MEHERPUR: Police recovered two powerful bombs at Bhabanipur village under Gangni upazila early Friday.SI Ganash of Bhabanipur police camp said that on information they raided in the village and recovered the bombs behind the house of one Siraj Ali at around 3 am.In another incident, some

Eden college girl stabbed to death

DHAKA: A student of Eden Women’s College was stabbed to death on Wednesday noon at Paikpara in the city’s Mirpur area following an altercation. The deceased was identified as Menuka Rabbani, 22, a final-year honours student of Bangla department. Police arrested one Kabir Hossain, 25,

EC to move for by-poll in MohiuddinÔÇÖs seat following SC verdict

DHAKA: The Election Commission would declare the constituency of Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir vacant if there be no further instruction from the Appellate Division, said Election Commissioner Muhammad Sohul Hossain Thursday. “We will start preparation for by-election to the seat after

Technical Education Board results puzzle overall outcome

DHAKA: A fault, detected in the results of the Technical Education Board, has created confusion in the overall results of the HSC and its equivalent examinations 2010 out on Thursday.  As a result, the number GPA-5 scorers and the pass percentage of 10 boards showed puzzling figures. 

Road accident kills 3 in Thakurgaon

THAKURGAON: Three people, including a mother and her child, were killed as a brick-laden trolley rammed a rickshaw on Thakurgaon-Balidangi road on Thursday evening.The deceased are Masuda, 25, of Jagannathpur village of Sadar upazila, her 6-month-old son Masud and the trolley

Padma to dry up in next 20 years, study predicts

DHAKA: Himalayan river basins in China, Bangladesh, India and Nepal will face massive water depletion within 20 years, leading to a decline in food and mass migration, a research group warned.Due to natural reasons like glacial melting, the four countries would lose almost 275 billion

Mayor Khoka, 12 DCC officials in arrest scare

DHAKA: Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka and 12 of Dhaka City Corporation officials are in fear of arrest in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). “The DCC mayor Wednesday had a two-hour meeting with his lawyers and some officials at his office in the afternoon. The

Government may ban Jamaat politics: Tuku

DHAKA: State Minister for Home Affairs Shamsul Haque Tuku Thursday dropped a broad hint that the government could ban the politics of beleaguered Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and its allied student organization Islami Chhatra Shibir.He gave the significant indication to journalists after a

Bangladesh pleads her case in IntÔÇÖl Tribunal over maritime dispute with Myanmar

DHAKA: Bangladesh submitted its written pleadings to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in the dispute over maritime boundary of the Bay of Bengal with Myanmar on Thursday, the last day of the timeline set by the tribunal.Additional secretary (UNCLOS) of Foreign

Physiotherapy studentsÔÇÖ hunger strike ends

DHAKA: The striking physiotherapy students called off their hunger strike after getting government assurance that a physiotherapy college would be set up within 14 days.Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque on Tuesday evening visited the fasting students at Central Shaheed Minar and assured

Indefinite transport strike halts traffic on 10 Barisal land routes

DHAKA: Road communications snapped on 10 internal routes of Barisal as the district Bus Owners’ Association Tuesday went on an indefinite strike on Tuesday morning, putting commuters into endless sufferings. Bus strike was enforced in protest against the launch of a bus service in

PM urges Denmark to invest in gas sector

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday urged the Danish government to invest in Bangladesh’s gas-exploration sector, as the country is in urgent need of striking additional amounts of the fuel.She made the call while Denmark’s outgoing Ambassador Einar H Jensen paid a farewell

Journalist gets bail in Bandarban

BANDARBAN: Journalist Abul Bashar Nayan Tuesday secured bail in an arms case filed against him with a local court.Bandarban District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Kawser granted the bail upon a bond of Tk 20,000.The court fixed July 26 as the next date of hearing. Police arrested Nayan in

10-pt suggestion made for developing city governance

DHAKA: The International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB), a private forum, Tuesday made a 10-point suggestion for upgrading city governance through granting autonomy to the city corporations and for the development of private sector.Its leaders put forward the recommendations at an

Lightning continues to strike : 4 killed, 7 injured in Madaripur, Sirajganj

DHAKA : Four people were killed and seven injured in lightning strikes in Madaripur and Sirajganj districts Tuesday as an inclement weather continued to persist over the country.In Madaripur, a father and his daughter were killed in lightning strikes in Umedpur union in Shibchar

Everything necessary be ready for trial of war criminals: law minister

DHAKA: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Shafiq Ahmed said Tuesday that everything would be supplied on demand from members of the panel of lawyers and investigation agency for holding trial of war criminals and violators of human rights in 1971.While talking

Flood control dam collapses in Jamalpur: 20 villages submerged

Jamalpur: A portion of Pathorshi-Kulkandi flood-control dam collapsed Tuesday under the pressure of gushing water of the rain-fed Jamuna River, submerging some 20 villages in Islampur upazila.Incessant rain and onrush of hill water from across the border for last few days deteriorated the

Minister minds AchillesÔÇÖ heel in land-acquisition law

DHAKA: State Minister for Land Mustafizur Rahman Tuesday stressed the need for formulating an up-to-date Land Acquisition and Resettlement Policy to ensure realistic compensation in rehabilitating land-acquisition victims.  “The existing Land Acquisition Ordinance has weaknesses in

Lightning strikes Bangabandhu Bridge traffic system

SIRAJGANJ: Country’s east-west road communications crossing over Bangabandhu Bridge across the Jamuna halted for two hours as lightning struck down its computerized traffic-operation systems at both ends on Tuesday morning, officials said.They said the close-circuit cameras and

Lightening kills two in Sirajganj

SIRAJGANJ: Lightening strikes killed two people at Choyra village in Ullapara upazila on Tuesday morning, as inclement weather continued to persist over the country.The deceased were identified as Barat Ali, 25, of Choyra village and Tojam Uddin, 27, of Baniahor village, in the