Friday, 27 May, 2022


Extradition of PK Halder after legal process: Indian envoy

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami today (May 17) said the legal procedure has to be completed for extraditing Bangladeshi businessman PK Halder from India to Bangladesh. “There is a legal process that has to be followed . . . it's a process,

Tolls fixed for Padma Bridge; Tk 100 for bike, Tk 750 for car

The government on Tuesday (May 17) fixed the toll rate for different types of vehicles to use the Padma Bridge, which is currently under construction. The Bridges Division under Road Transport and Bridges Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard. The toll for

PK Halder on 10-day fresh remand in Kolkata

A Kolkata court put Prashant Kumar Halder, also known as PK Halder, accused of embezzling several thousand crores of taka from Bangladesh, on a 10-day fresh remand in custody of India's financial intelligence agency Enforcement Directorate (ED) Tuesday (May 17).  He has been

NEC okays Tk 2,46,066cr ADP for FY23

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Tuesday (May 17) approved a Tk 2,46,066.09 crore Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the next fiscal year (FY23) giving the highest allocation to the transport and communication sector. NEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided

PK Halder being taken to Kolkata court

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) under the Ministry of Finance of India is set to produce Bangladeshi businessman Prashant Kumar Haldar alias PK Halder before a court in Kolkata on Tuesday. The ED may seek an extension of remand as the 3-day remand of Halder and his two associates

Hearing on rule to bring back PK Halder on June 12

The High Court on Tuesday fixed June 12 as the date to hear a rule issued on bringing back businessman PK Halder to Bangladesh from India. A bench of justices Nazrul islam Talukder and Kazi Md Ezarul Haque Akunnd passed the order. Deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin moved for the

Two siblings die in Chandpur septic tank

Two siblings died after inhaling toxic gas inside a septic tank at ground floor of a Hawkers’ Market in the Hajiganj Municipality in Chandpur on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Golam Rabbani, 38, and Mohan Ali, 28, sons of late Shajeman Ali of Sukhandighi village

62 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 62 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 (May 17). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

Six Miscreants arrested with arms in Narsingdi

Six miscreants were arrested with arms in Narsingdi's Raipura by the District Detective Branch (DB). They were arrested near a graveyard in Raipura's Hoglakandi on Sunday night (May 16). DB has retrieved a revolver, two knives, a Chinese axe, a cutter, and a knife from the

Taposh for closing Dhaka shops, shopping malls after 8pm 

Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh is planning to keep shops and shopping malls closed after 8 pm to revive the discipline in Dhaka. He made the remarks at a press conference held at Nagar Bhaban on Monday (May 16) marking the two-year

Bangladesh condemns killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Bangladesh expressed deep concern and condemned the heinous assassination of Ms. Shireen Abu Akleh, a correspondent of Al-Jazeera, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). This constitutes a flagrant violation of international laws and norms, and thus warrants an immediate

Japanese mother files contempt of court petition against children's father 

Japanese citizen Nakano Eriko now filed a contempt of court petition against her two children’s father and Bangladesh-born US citizen Imran Sharif. The petition was filed with the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique. The court has fixed Monday for hearing

Make best use of funds and prevent wastage to achieve SDGs: PM 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (May 16) directed authorities concerned to take effective initiatives so that international commitments can be appropriately met for the implementation of the UN-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "We will continue policy support and

UP member among 3 killed as truck hits bike in Dinajpur

At least three people, including a union parishad (UP) member, were killed after a truck hit their motorcycle in Birol upazila of Dinajpur early Monday (May 16). The deceased were identified as Md Rakib Hossain, 25, a member of Mongalpur UP, Md Tamim, 14, of Ranisankail upazila in

56 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 56 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 (May 16). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

Former rail minister Mujibul Haque hospitalized

Former Railway Minister Mujibul Haque is undergoing treatment at Square Hospital in the capital. Jahangir Alam Razzak confirmed the information from the hospital on Sunday (May 15). He said he was admitted to the hospital last Saturday (May 14) due to physical illness and

After 13 years a fugitive murderer arrested 

Police have arrested Masud Rana alias Bhola (48), a fugitive accused in a murder and theft case after 13 years in Bogra. He was sent to the district jail by the court on Sunday (May 15). Earlier, he was arrested on Saturday (May 14) at around 11 pm in Haripur (embankment) of

India yet to inform us about PK Halder officially: Home minister

India has not yet officially informed Bangladesh about the arrest of former NRB Global Bank Managing Director Proshanta Kumar Halder (PK), who fled Bangladesh after embezzling several thousand crores of taka.  Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday (May 15) made the

Tunisia rescues 32 Bangladeshis among 81 migrants

The Tunisian navy rescued 81 migrants, including 32 Bangladeshis, who had set out for Europe from Libya on a barely seaworthy vessel. The boat, which had been damaged, was boarded around six kilometers (four miles) off Tunisia’s northeastern coast, the navy said on Saturday.

Buddha Purnima today

Buddha Purnima, the most sacred festival of the Buddhists will be celebrated today (May 15) with much enthusiasm and solemn devotion across the country. The emergence of Lord Buddha took place on this day 2,557 years ago. Prince Siddhartha Goutom was born on the full moon day at