Wednesday, 29 May, 2024


Killers left Kolkata flat wearing MP Azim's clothes

After killing Bangladesh MP Anwarul Azim Anar in a flat in Kolkata, the suspected murderers left the murder spot wearing his clothes, a joint team of Dhaka Metropolitan police and West Bengal CID said. Anar’s murder came to the fore last week days after the leader went missing in

Indictment hearing in Khaleda's coal mine graft case Aug 5

A Dhaka court today (May 28) set August 5 for holding hearing on charge framing in the Barapukuria coal mine graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and nine others. The date was announced by Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-2, as the defense lawyers

Jhenaidah-1: Newly-elected MP Nayeb Ali takes oath

Nayeb Ali Joarder, who was elected unopposed in the by-polls to Jhenaidah-1 constituency, today (May 26) took oath of office as the Member of Parliament (MP) in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad (JS). JS Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to Joarder at Jatiya Sangsad

CID continues to search remaining body parts of MP Azim

The West Bengal Police CID team continued their search operation in the Bhangar area in connection with the murder case of Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Anar who went missing for days in Kolkata. The investigation continued for the second consecutive day, on May 25. The CID team is

PM directs 14-party alliance to more organize

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the 14-party alliance leaders to more organize the alliance and make it popular to the people. The directives came while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined a meeting at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital on Thursday (May 23)

14-party alliance to meet with PM today

A meeting of the central 14-Party Alliance led by ruling Awami League will be held at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official Ganabhaban residence in the capital at 7pm today (May 23). Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting, said a press

Forensic team collects evidence from car in probe over Azim's death

Widening the probe over the murder of Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Anar, the Forensic team of Kolkata Police on Thursday collected samples from a car found at the spot where the Bangladeshi MP was found murdered.  The Bangladeshi MP, who entered India on May 12, was last seen on

Jamaat leader Azhar, 10 others jailed for 2 years

A Dhaka court today sentenced 11 people including former assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami ATM Azharul Islam to two-year jail in a sabotage case filed with the capital's Motijheel Police Station. The other 10 convicts are- Mobarak Hossain, Hasan Al Mamun, Abu Taher

2nd phase: Voting in 156 upazilas underway

The second phase of the sixth upazila parishad election is underway in 156 upazilas across the country. Election experts attribute fears of another potential low turnout to a general apathy towards the electoral process, as evidenced by the 36 percent voter turnout in the first phase

2nd phase of upazila polls: Campaign ends, vote tomorrow

The second phase of the sixth upazila parishad elections will be held in 157 upazilas tomorrow (May 21) amid fears of violence and a boycott by the BNP. Allegations of conflict, threats, violations of the electoral code of conduct, and the influence of parliamentarians were reported in

BNP’s Ishraque gets jail in multiple cases

A Dhaka court today (May 19) sent Ishraque Hossain, member of the International Affairs Committee of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, to jail in a case filed with Paltan Police Station. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Ash Shams Jaglul Hossain passed the order after Ishraque

3 BNP men get hail in provocation case

A court in Dhaka today (May 19) sentenced three people, including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Foreign Affairs Advisory Committee member Ishraque Hossain, to jail in a case filed for involvement in provocative activities with Paltan Thana on October 2023. Dhaka Metropolitan

Can journalists freely enter central bank in any country, Quader asks

Citing an oblique reference to journalists’ restricted access to the Indian Federal Bank, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has asked whether a newsman possesses unrestricted access to a central bank in any country of the world. Quader, also the Road Transport and

Homecoming day of Sheikh Hasina today

The 44th homecoming day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed today (May 17). On May 17 in 1981, she returned to the country after a long exile.   Boarding on an aircraft of the Indian Airlines, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina reached

Donald Lu in Dhaka to implement US agenda: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today (May 14) said US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu has come to Bangladesh to hold talks to implement his own country’s agenda. He said: “Donald Lu has come to Bangladesh. We

Niko Graft Case: Ex BAPEX MD testifies against Khaleda Zia

Former BAPEX MD Abdul Baki testified on Tuesday in the Niko graft case against eight people, including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. The testimony of Baki, however, is yet to be finished. On Tuesday, Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Special Judge Court No. 9 of Dhaka, located in the Dhaka

No bar for GM Quader to continue as JaPa chairman: SC

GM Quader can now perform his duties as Jatiya Party (JaPa) chairman as the Supreme Court Appellate Division today (May 12) rejected the appeal against the High Court order. The Appellate Division headed by Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order. Senior lawyer Mohammad Sayeed

Invisible force governing country, not AL: Fakhrul

The country is being governed by an invisible force, not by the Awami League, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Saturday (May 11). He said: It seems that it is not Awami League but an invisible evil force governing the country. Fakhrul was addressing a rally

Quader warns: Without AL in field, BNP will resort to terrorism

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (May 11) said if their party leaders and workers don’t stay in field, BNP will carry out terrorist activities in the name of the rally.   He said: “BNP’s rally means arson attack, disorder and bloodshed. So,

CPB leader Haider Akbar Khan Rono no more

Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) advisor, and valiant freedom fighter Haider Akbar Khan Rono passed away early today (May 11) at the age of 82. Rono breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the Health and Hope Hospital in the capital at 2:05 am, said CPB general secretary