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Rifat Murder: 4 suspects released hours after detention

Barishal, June 28 (UNB) – Police on Friday morning released four people, suspected to be involved in the broad daylight killing of Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, a few hours after their detention. The four had been arrested in a drive from a Dhaka-bound ‘Manami’ launch at Launch Ghat area in the city around 9 pm on Thursday night. Their identities ... Read More »

Rifat murder in broad daylight was plotted for seven days

Dhaka, June 28 – The gruesome killing of Barguna youth Rifat Sharif in front of his wife was pre-planned. It was at least seven days’ plot of the murderers. The final meeting was held on Tuesday (June 25th), the day before the murder. Sources of the police, who are investigating the murder case of Rifat, told journalists after prliminary interrogation ... Read More »

ILO’s Non-binding treaty to end harassment at workplace?

By Thalif Deen UN, Jun 26, 2019 (IPS) – Against the bbackdropof widespread charges of sexual abuse and harassment at workplaces– including the United Nations– the International Labour Conference (ILC) last week adopted a “Convention” and a set of “Recommendations” to protect workers and employees worldwide. According to the Geneva-based International Labour Organisation (ILO), whose broad policies are set by ... Read More »

Teacher held in Narayanganj for raping 20 students

Narayanganj, June 27 (UNB) – A teacher of a private school at Mijimiji Kandapara in Siddhirganj upazila was arrested on Thursday on charges of repeatedly raping around 20 students and mothers of some of them over several years through blackmail.Law enforcers also picked up headmaster of Oxford International School Rafiqul Islam Julfiqar for abetting the crime of Ariful Islam, an ... Read More »

Man gets death sentence for killing college girl in Pirojpur

A local court here has awarded death sentence to a man for abducting and killing a college girl in Nesarabad Upazila of the district in 2009 yesterday. District judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Md Mijanur Rahman handed down the verdict to convict Liton Mondol, 34, a resident of Atghar village in the Upazila. The convict was tried ... Read More »

Youth arrested in connection with Barguna Rifat murder

Dhaka, June 27 – A youth was arrested from BKP area in Barguna town yesterday in connection with the Wednesday’s killing of a man in front of his wife. The arrest comes after a video went viral on social media depicting the victim, identified as Rifar Sharif, 23, was being stabbed indiscriminately by a group of assailants in broad daylight ... Read More »

HC asks ACC to remove corrupt officials from the Anti-graft body

Dhaka, June 27 – Terming the corrupt officials as ‘cancerous element’ for the society,Bangladesh, HC asks, ACC, to remove, corrupt officials, from, Anti-graft body, It also observed that no corrupt official could remain in the Anti-Corruption Commission as the commission has to work with sincerity and transparency to eradicate corruption from the country. “ACC is an independent body. We want ... Read More »

Six deep wounds found on Rifat’s body: SBMCH physician

Dhaka, June 27 (UNB)- Rifat Sharif died of excessive bleeding from six deep wounds on his body, said Dr Jamil Hossain, an assistant  professor of Surgery Department of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH) on Thursday. He received injuries on his throat, head and chest and most of his important veins were severed that prompted his death, Prof Jamil told ... Read More »

Khaleda to walk out of jail on bail soon: Moudud

Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Wednesday expressed the hope that their imprisoned party chairperson Khaleda Zia will be freed soon on bail and lead a democratic movement in the country. “I’d earlier said she (Khaleda) would get bail by a week, and she was granted bail in two cases by the time. We’re now ... Read More »

Barguna youth hacked dead before his wife

Barguna, June 26 (UMNB) – A young man was hacked to death by miscreants in front of his wife in the district town on Wednesday morning. The deceased was identified as Rifat Sharif, 22, son of Dulal Sharif of Maitha Labongola in Sadar upazila. Witnesses said four miscreants, including Nayan and Rifat Farazi, swooped on Sharif at the main gate ... Read More »

Narsingdi fire-attack victim Fulan Rani loses battle for life

Narsingdi, June 26 (UNB) – Teenage girl Fulan Rani Barman, who was set afire by miscreants here on June 13, died on Wednesday morning after fighting for her life for 12 days. She succumbed to her burn injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital around 6am, said sub-inspector Abdul Gaffar of district Detective Branch of police. Fulan ... Read More »

Atrocities against Rohingyas: ICC forms pre-trial chamber

Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) has constituted pre-trial Chamber-III demonstrating further progress over ongoing process to look into the atrocities committed against the Rohingyas. The Chamber is composed of Judge Robert Fremr, Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Judge Geoffrey Henderson , according to a media release issued by ICC on Wednesday. This decision follows a ... Read More »

Question leakage: Warrant against 78 including DU students

Dhaka, June 26 – The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Wednesday issued arrest warrants against 78 persons including several students of Dhaka University on the charge of leaking question papers in the Dhaka University admission test. Later, the court set July 30 for submission of compliance report in the case. Accepting the charge sheet, Magistrate Judge Sarafuzzaman ... Read More »

HC summons Special Tribunal Judge for defying its stay

Dhaka, June 26 –The High Court on Wednesday summoned the judge of Dhaka’s metropolitan special tribunal-2 for defying its stay order on proceedings of a murder case. The HC bench comprising Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan asked the judge to appear before it on July 3 to explain why he continued the trial proceedings of ... Read More »

Anti-graft body finds proof its director Basir took bribes

Dhaka, June 26 – After getting preliminary evidence of bribery allegations, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday sent a letter to the department of immigration so that its suspended director Enamul Basir could not leave the country. ACC director Sheikh Md Fanafillah, who is currently investigating the bribery allegations of taking Tk 40 lakh by its suspended director Enamul Basir from ... Read More »

High Court for revival of a murder case stayed 28 years ago

Dhaka, June 26 – After lifting a 28-year old stay order on the trial proceeding of a murder case, the High Court yesterday directed the registrar general to prepare a list of the criminal cases which have been stayed following the HC order since 2010. The HC also directed Registrar General Md Golam Rabbani to submit the list before the ... Read More »

Conduct surveys on road-rail bridges: PM

Dhaka, Jun 25 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday instructed the authorities concerned to conduct surveys on dilapidated rail and road bridges in the country so that necessary repair works could be done before monsoon. The Prime Minister came up with the directive at a meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec), held at the ... Read More »

BD Standards Instt contradicts DU report on ‘harmful milk’

Dhaka, June 25 – Bangladesh Standards Testing Institute (BSTI) yesterday in a report submitted before the High Court said that it did not find any harmful elements after conducting test of 18 samples of 14 brand packed-milk from the market. However, Dhaka University’s Pharmacy Faculty and Biomedical Research Centre yesterday revealed that they have jointly conducting tests on pasteurised and ... Read More »

Woman police constable commits suicide in Chittagong

Chattogram, June 24 (UNB) – A police constable committed suicide at her residence under Bayazid Bostami Police Station area in the city on Monday evening.  The deceased was identified as Kabita Rani, 22, wife of Mithun Kuri, also a police constable of Armed Police Battalion Line in Chattogram, said Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bayazid Bostami Police Station.  “The mystery of ... Read More »

UN expert fears for civilians after Burma Internet shutdown

Dhaka, June 24 (UNB) – The Myanmar government’s shutdown of mobile data networks in nine townships could have serious implications for human rights and humanitarian monitoring in the conflict areas of Rakhine and Chin States, a UN expert warned on Monday. “As there’s no media access and serious restrictions on humanitarian organisations in the conflict-affected area, the entire region is ... Read More »

Opposition BNP candidate GM Siraj wings Bogra – 6 by-election

BNP candidate GM Siraj wins the by-election to Bogura-6 parliamentary constituency BNP candidate GM Siraj has secured a seat in the 11th parliament after winning the by-election to the Bogura-6 (Sadar) constituency. Senior election officer Mahabub Alam Shah announced the poll outcome on Monday. Contesting with the ‘paddy sheaf’ symbol, Siraj bagged 89,782 votes in the by-polls. His nearest rival, ... Read More »

Warrant against Artist Mila for not testifying before court

Dhaka, June 24 – A court of Dhaka on Sunday issued warrant of arresst against singer Mila as she did not appear in the court to testify for a long time.Judge Md Sharif Uddin of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-9 of Dhaka issued the warrant on Sunday.Earlier, the court fixed Sunday to record the depositions of complainant Mila. ... Read More »

Low turnout of voters mark Bogra-6 by-election

Bogura, June 24 (UNB) –Voting in the by-election to Bogura-6 constituency is underway on Monday amid a very poor response from voters at many polling stations. The balloting began at 9 am and will continue till 4 pm without any break. Visiting different polling stations the UNB correspond found that the voter turnout was poor in the morning. However, no ... Read More »

Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan

Istanbul, Jun 24 (AP/UNB) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party had on leading Turkey’s largest city. “Thank you, Istanbul,” Ekrem Imamoglu, 49, said to the tens of thousands of people who ... Read More »

By-election to BNP’s Fakhrul-vacated Bogra-6 seat Monday

Bogura, June 23 (UNB) – The by-election to Bogura-6 constituency will be held on Monday. Voting will begin at 9am and continue till 5pm without any break. Meanwhile, the Election Commission has completed all the preparations to smoothly hold the by-polls using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).  The constituency was declared vacant as BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who ... Read More »

BD Minorities demand equal per capital allocation in budget

Dhaka, June 23 (UNB)- Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad, an umbrella platform for the country’s religious minorities, on Sunday urged the government to allocate the budget equally on a per capita basis between both the majority and minority groups of the country. The organisation’s general secretary Rana Dasgupta said this at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club in ... Read More »

Banani highrise fire case, Rupayan Group chairman secures bail

Dhaka, June 23 – Liakat Ali Khan alias Mukul, chairman of Rupayan Group, yesterday secured bail in a case filed over the deadly fire that ripped through 22-storey FR Tower in the city’s Banani area on March 28. Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka granted bail to Liakat after hearing on his ... Read More »

125 including 87 DU students charged for question paper leakage

Dhaka, June 23 – The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police yesterday pressed charges against 125 people including 87 students of Dhaka University (DU) in a case filed over their alleged involvement in question paper leak. Of the accused, 47 have been arrested in the last one and a half years, and the rest 78 accused remain absconding. Of the ... Read More »

Budget to disparately increase living cost of low-income people

Dhaka, June 23 – Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Sunday said the proposed measures in the budget for 2019-20 fiscal year(FY) are likely to disproportionately increase the cost of living for low- and medium- income groups compared to the affluent section. The private think-tank held its annual customary “CPD Budget Dialogue” at a city hotel yesterday. The CPD in ... Read More »