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Mainul Hosein gets bail in defamation case

Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) – A court here on Sunday granted bail to former caretaker government adviser barrister Mainul Hosein in a defamation case filed by journalist Masuda Bhatti. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzol Hossain granted the bail on bond Tk 5,000. On September 3, the court sent Mainul Hosein to jail after rejecting his bail petition in the case. Barrister ... Read More »

Israeli army hits Gaza militants who sent attack drone

Gaza City, Sep 7 (AP/UNB) — The Israeli military says it has launched an airstrike hitting Palestinian militants behind an earlier drone attack from the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military says Saturday the drone dropped “what seems to be an explosive device” and damaged an army vehicle near the perimeter fence separating Gaza from Israel. There were no reports of ... Read More »

Stop corruption to reduce inequality, economists urge

Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) – Speakers at a seminar here on Saturday laid emphasis on stopping corruption and highhandedness of the middlemen for reducing inequality in the society. Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) arranged the seminar at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the city. “In South Asia, Bangladesh remains in the best position in human development indexes except ... Read More »

Suspected criminal killed in gunfight hours after surrender

Chattogram, Sept 5 (UNB) – A suspected criminal was killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Chattogram on early Thursday, hours after turning himself in. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Belal, 43, son of Abdul Quader of Cumilla’s Chandina upazila. He was wanted in 13 criminal cases including murder, said police. Pranab Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Khulshi Police Station, ... Read More »

Dr Akash suicide: Wife Mitu released on bail

Chattogram, Sept 4 (UNB) – Tanzila Haq Chowdhury Mitu, who was arrested for instigating the suicide of her husband Dr Mustafa Murshed Akash, was released from jail on Wednesday evening after over seven and half months. She walked out of Chittagong Central Jail around 7pm, said its Deputy Jailer Abdus Salam. Mitu was released after the order of her permanent ... Read More »

Police constable among 2 held during mugging in city

Dhaka, Sept 4 (UNB) – Two people, including a ‘constable’, were held while fleeing after mugging a businessman in the city’s Motijheel area on Wednesday. The arrestees are Mamun, said to be a constable of Bangshal Police Station, and his friend Jitu. Abul Kalam Azad, the victim, said Mamun and Jitu waylaid him around 3:30pm when he was returning after ... Read More »

9 jailed for selling wild birds in Chittagong

Chattogram, Sept 5 (UNB) – A mobile court here on Wednesday night sentenced nine people to one month in jail for selling wild birds at Reazuddin Bazar in the port city. During a drive at 11 shops, the court seized 150 birds that included parrot and Mayna, said Executive Magistrate Tahmilur Rahman. Later, the court fined them Tk 5,000 each ... Read More »

Minni freed on bail in husband Rifat murder case

Barguna, Sept 3 (UNB) – Ayesha Siddika Minni was released from the district jail on bail on Tuesday in a case over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif. Mozammel Hossain, father of Minni, received her at the jail gate when she walked out of the jail around 4:35 pm, said Anwar Hossain, Jail Super of Barguna District Jail. Earlier ... Read More »

Barrister Mainul refused bail, sent to jail again

Dhaka, Sep 3 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday rejected a bail plea of former caretaker government adviser Mainul Hosein and sent him to jail in a defamation case filed by journalist Masuda Bhatti. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzol Hossain passed the order when Mainul surrendered before the court after expiry of his five-month bail. Dhaka Bar Association’s former president ... Read More »

Zia Charitable Trust case: Khaleda again seeks bail from HC

Dhaka, Sep 3 (UNB) – BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia sought bail again on Tuesday from the High Court Division in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case in which she had been jailed for 10 years. Her lawyer Kaisar Kamal filed the petition on her behalf. The court had rejected her previous petition on July 31 in the case filed by ... Read More »

Pathao driver Milon murder unveiled using his mobile imie

Dhaka, Sept 2 (UNB) – Police on Monday claimed to have cracked the murder case of Pathao rider Milon who was slaughtered by his ride-taker on Malibagh-Mouchak flyover on August 26, saying they arrested the killer. Additional Commissioner of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Abdul Baten revealed the information while speaking at a press conference at the DMP ... Read More »

IS claims responsibility for bomb attack on Dhaka police

Dhaka, Sept 1 – Middle-East-based militant outfit Islamic State or IS yesterday claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on police in Science Laboratory intersection. In a twitter message of the ‘Site Intel Group’, it wrote on Sunday: “IS Claims credit for the bomb blast on police in Bangladeshi capital”. Read More »

Saturday’s bomb attack aimed at cops: Dhaka Police chief

Dhaka, Sept 1 (UNB) – The bomb attack at the city’s Science Laboratory crossing was carried out targeting policemen, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Sunday. “The attack was made basically targeting the policemen near Science Laboratory on Saturday. The bomb explosion took place when the road was empty due to traffic signal [on the other side] ... Read More »

Quader sees sign of ‘bigger attack’ in Saturday’s blast

Dhaka, Sept 1 (UNB) – Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Saturday’s bomb attack on cops near Science Laboratory here might be a ‘test attack’ before a bigger one as militants are there in hideouts to raise their ugly heads. “Militants have got weakened, not uprooted yet from the country. Detectives are investigating the attack,” he ... Read More »

1 injured in Chapainawabganj cocktail blast

Chapainawabganj, Aug 31 (UNB) – A man was injured in a cocktail explosion at his house in Shibganj upazila on Saturday morning. The injured, named by police as Tasim Ali, 40, is the son of Sirajul Islam, the owner of the house. Tasim is being treated at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. His father was detained for interrogation, police said. Shahbazpur ... Read More »

Twitter CEO Dorsey’s account sent racist tweets after hack

Hackers briefly gained control of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account Friday, sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Some of the tweets were up for about 30 minutes before Twitter took them down. The tweets included messages such as “Hitler is innocent” and, using a vulgarity, asked “bald skeleton head tramp,” apparently referring to Dorsey, to unsuspend ... Read More »

Man accused of being top terror killed in Narsingdi gunfight

Narsingdi, Aug 31 (UNB)- A listed ‘top terror’ was killed in a reported gunfight with detectives at Katapara of Madhabdi municipality area here early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Mithun, 30, son of Jakir Hossain of the area. Tipped off that the top terror Mithun and his associates would gather in the area, a team of DB police raided ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Chuadanga ‘gunfight’

Dhaka, Aug 30 (UNB) – Two ‘criminals’ were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with members of law enforcement agencies in Chuadanga and Chattogram early Friday. In Chuadanga, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at JoyrampurKathaltala in Damurhudaupazila early Friday. The deceased was identified as RokonuzzamanRokon, 35, son of Abu BakkarSiddique of the upazila. He was ... Read More »

Ayesha Minni bailed, Barguna SP warned for briefing on case

Dhaka, Aug 29 – After giving warning the Superintendent of Barguna police for media briefing of a sensational murder case, the High Court yesterday directed the government to formulate a guideline on how much statement the law enforcers could make on the investigation of the cases. It asked the home secretary and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to formulate ... Read More »

Pakistan test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile

Pakistan on Wednesday closed three aviation routes of Karachi airspace till August 31, which had promoted speculation about the possible missile testing. Islamabad: Pakistan has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’, capable of delivering multiple warheads up to 290 kms, the Army said on Thursday, amid fresh Indo-Pak tensions after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Read More »

Bangladesh HC strips Narail judge of judicial powers

Dhaka – The High Court on Thursday directed the Law Ministry to keep Narail Session’s Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad away from conducting criminal cases for one year for exempting the prime accused in a murder case. It also asked the ministry to take necessary steps to present the matter before the General Administration (GA) Committee of the Supreme Court. The ... Read More »

4 BD nationals, among 19 convicted for 2014 Burdwan blasts

Dhaka – A special NIA court has convicted 19 people, including four Bangladeshi citizens, in the 2014 Burdwan blast case, officials said on Wednesday, reports India Today. All of them confessed to their crimes before the court, they said.Two people were killed on October 2, 2014, in the busy Khagragarh locality of West Bengal’s Burdwan district when an improvised explosive ... Read More »

Dhaka asks district administrators: Keep families with you

Dhaka – The government is going to take action against those deputy commissioners (DCs) whose spouses and children are not living with them at district headquarters, said LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam on Thursday. “A move is underway to prepare a list of such DCs. The government will soon take action,” he said while addressing a progamme marking the launching ... Read More »