Thursday, 29 Oct, 2020


AL leader held for ‘raping niece’ in Feni

Police have arrested a local Awami League leader in Sonagazi upazila of Feni for allegedly raping his 14-year-old niece. Tomij Uddin Nayan, 50, president of local ward unit of Awami League under Motiganj union, was arrested around 11:00 pm on Thursday.  The arrestee is a cousin

Jahangir Kabir Nanak tests positive for Covid-19

Awami League presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak has tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19). Dabirul, also the president of the Standing Committee on Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, is now receiving treatment at his Baliadangi residence. Masudur Rahman Biplob,

AL leader Bahauddin Nasim’s mother dies of coronavirus

Nurjahan Begum, mother of Awami League Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, died from Covid-19 infection at a city hospital on Friday morning. She breathed her last at around 7:00 am at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Combined Military Hospital (CMH) while undergoing treatment

Another accused remanded in MC College gang-rape case

A Sylhet court on Wednesday placed another accused Mahfuzur Rahman on a five-day remand in a case filed over the gang rape of a woman in a dormitory of Sylhet Murari Chand (MC) College. Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court-2 passed the order after Inspector of Shah Poran police station

Sheikh Hasina’s 74th birthday today

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the most successful statesman after the post-1975 carnage, and the skipper of transforming Bangladesh into a middle-income country, turns 74 on Monday. Sheikh Hasina is the eldest daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur

Sylhet MC College rape: Another accused held 

Police have arrested another accused in a case filed over gang raping a woman in a dormitory of Sylhet Murari Chand (MC) College on Friday night. Accused Arjun Laskar, son of Kanu Laskar from Atgram village in Zakiganj upazila of Sulhet, was arrested by a team of Detective Branch of

Woman ‘raped’ in Sylhet MC College; case filed

A case has been filed against nine people in connection with gang-rape of a woman at a hostel of Murari Chand (MC) College in Sylhet on Saturday night. Victim’s husband filed the case with Shah Paran Police Station on Saturday morning. Six of the accused are identified as M

Voting in Pabna-4 by-polls underway

Voting in Pabna-4 by-polls is underway amid the coronavirus pandemic. The voting began at 9:00am and will continue till 5:00pm without any break. The Pabna-4 parliamentary seat (Atgharia- Ishwardi) fell vacant due to the death of Awami League lawmaker Shamsur Rahman Sherif on April

Ducsu ex-VP Nur sued again

Another case has been filed against former vice-president (VP) of Dhaka University Central Student Union (DUCSU) Nurul Haq Nur and five others on allegation of abduction and rape. A student of Dhaka University filed the case with Kotwali police station on Tuesday, a day after she filed

Ducsu Ex-VP Nur released  

An hour into arrest in a rape case, former Vice President (VP) of Dhaka University Central Student Union (DUCSU) Nurul Haq Nur was released by the police. Sources said detective branch of police released him upon undertaking in writing Monday night. Due to some physical

Rape case filed against ex-Ducsu VP Nur

The former vice-president (VP) of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) Nurul Haque Nur has been sued over rape allegations.  A student of Dhaka University has filed the case against six people including Nur with Lalbag police station on Sunday night. AKM Ashraf

SC upholds HC stay on 4 more cases against Khaleda Zia

The Supreme Court on Sunday upheld the High Court order that stayed the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in three violence cases and a defamation case. The apex court, however, asked the High Court to dispose of the rules issued in connection with the cases. A

Witness deposition deferred as Abrar’s father sick

A Dhaka court on Sunday deferred the witness deposition in the murder case filed over the death of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad until October 5. Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Abu Zafor Mohammad Kamruzzaman passed the order as

Khaleda’s Barapukuria graft case indictment hearing deferred till Nov 17

A Dhaka court on Thursday set November 17 for the hearing on framing of charges in Barapukuria Coal Mine graft case filed against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others. The hearing was supposed to take place today. Judge AHM Ruhul Imran of Dhaka Special Judge Court-2 passed

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud tests Covid-19 positive

Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, State Minister for Shipping, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Jahangir Alam Khan, Public Relations Officer of Shipping Ministry, confirmed this information to Banglanews, on Wednesday morning. Khalid Mahmud has tested positive for the virus on

Govt extends Khaleda’s release for 6 months

The government has extended for six months the suspension of the jail sentence of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.  Earlier the government released Khaleda from jail custody by suspending her jail sentence for six months with an executive order.  The home ministry issued

BNP picks Salahuddin for Dhaka-5, Rezaul Naogaon-6 by-polls

BNP has picked Salahuddin Ahmed and Sheikh Mohammad Rezaul Karim as its candidates for the by-polls to Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies respectively. BNP chairperson’s press wing members Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed the nomination to Banglanews on Sunday evening. Earlier

Ex-MP Bodi indicted in ACC case

A Chattogram court on Sunday framed charges against Abdur Rahman Bodi, former lawmaker from Cox’s Bazar-4 constituency, in a case filed against him for amassing illegal wealth. Chattogram District and Sessions Judge Md Ismail Hossain framed the charges and set October 15 for

Over 81pc works of Padma Bridge project completed: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said more than 81 percent construction works of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge project has been accomplished so far. Moreover, 90 percent work in the construction of the main bridge is done, he said.  Quader, also the

22 collect BNP forms to contest by-polls to 4 seats

Twenty-two aspirants have purchased BNP’s nomination forms on the first day to contest the upcoming by-polls to four parliamentary seats in Dhaka, Naogaon and Sirajganj. Earlier in the morning, the party started selling nomination papers for the by-polls to Dhaka-18, Dhaka-5,