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Complete drug trials proceedings in six months: HC

Dhaka, Feb 05 – The High Court on Tuesday directed the lower court concerned to complete trials proceedings of all Yaba and other drug and narcotics related cases by six months. The HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mostafizur Rahman also asked the deputy commissioners (DCs) and superintendents of police (SPs) to monitor whether the investigation officers ... Read More »

100 illegal structures on Buriganga river demolished

Dhaka, Feb 05 – The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Tuesday has demolished around 100 structures that built illegally grabbing the river bank of Buriganga. The second face eviction drive of its 11-day programme has conducted at city’s Nababerchar in Kamrangirchar areas. The BIWTA eviction team led by its executive magistrate Mostafizur Rahman has demolished at least 100 illegal ... Read More »

Show genuine will to end displacement in Rakhine: Jolie

Cox’s Bazar, Feb 5 (UNB) – UNHCR special envoy and famous Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged the Myanmar authorities to show the genuine commitment to end the cycle of violence, displacement, and improve the conditions for all communities in Rakhine State, including Rohingyas. She made the call while briefing media here after meeting Rohingyas and visiting Kutupalong Rohingya ... Read More »

Removing arsenic from groundwater: Let’s use the tools

HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 1 2019 (IPS) – Cost-effective technologies are available to remove arsenic in groundwater. Why then do tens of millions still fall ill to this chronic problem? High natural levels of arsenic are characteristic of the groundwater supply in many countries, including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Mongolia, and the United States. Some of the contamination is caused by mining, fertilizers ... Read More »

Two held with fake SSC question papers in Natore

Natore, Feb 5 (UNB) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested two people with fake SSC question papers at Gurudashpur upazila on Monday night.The arrestees were identified as Taher and Shihab, said to be members of an organised gang of criminals engaged in question paper leak.Tracking their mobile phones, a team of Rab-5 conducted a drive in Mosinda High ... Read More »

DU female student kidnapping case: 4 asked to surrender

Dhaka, Feb 5 – The High Court on Monday asked four people to surrender before the trial court by Wednesday in a case filed for attempting to kidnap a female student of Dhaka University. The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order rejecting their bail petitions seeking interim bail in the case. ... Read More »

Writ petition filed against private practice by govt doctors

Dhaka, Feb 04 – A writ petition was filed on Monday with the High Court seeking its directive upon the government to take necessary steps to completely stop private practice of the government appointed doctors. Five Supreme Court lawyers including Abdus Sattar Palwan jointly filed the petition challenging the legality of inaction of the authorities concerned to stop private practice ... Read More »

Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia to sign defence deal Feb 14

Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – Bangladesh will sign a defence deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on February 14, aiming to enhance military cooperation between the two countries. Chief of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed made the announcement while visiting the newly-constructed building of Bangladesh Mission in Riyadh on Sunday, said the Bangladesh Embassy in the Saudi capital ... Read More »

Drive to free Karnaphuli riverbanks from grabbing begins

Chattogram, Feb 4 (UNB) -The district administration has started a drive to demolish the illegal structures on the banks of the Karnaphuli River in the port city. A team led by executive magistrate and assistant commissioner (land) of Patenga Tahmilur Rahman started the drive in Sadarghat area at 10:15 am on Monday and bulldozed a number of buildings till 12 ... Read More »

Angelina Jolie in Cox’s Bazar to assess needs of Rohingyas

Cox’s Bazar, Feb 4 (UNB) – UNHCR special envoy and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie arrived here on Monday morning to assess the humanitarian needs of the Rohingyas. During her three-day mission in the district, she will also assess some of the more critical challenges facing Bangladesh as a host country, according to UNHCR.  Bangladesh is now hosting nearly 1.3 million ... Read More »

Free visa, illegal hiring behind rising worker accidents

Bahrain, Sunday, Feb 2 – Illegal hiring of workers and employing free-visa labourers are major challenges facing authorities trying to curb accidents at work sites, according to a top official. A number of companies bring in workers on daily wages at construction sites, without providing them with proper contracts and/or safety equipment, said Labour and Social Development Ministry occupation safety ... Read More »

HC orders release of a wrong prisoner in jail for 3 years

The High Court on Monday directed the jail authorities to immediately release Jaha Alam who was in jail for the last three years instead of the real accused in 26 corruption cases. The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader gave the order to free Jaha Alam and also fixed February 6 for further hearing ... Read More »

Disqualify river grabbers from elections bank loans

Dhaka, Feb 03 – In a landmark verdict, the High Court on Monday disqualified the grabbers of rivers and canals from contesting any election including local government and parliamentary polls. It directed the Election Commission to take steps to this effect. The HC bench also court also ordered Bangladesh Bank to take steps so that any person accused of grabbing ... Read More »

Smugglers attack BGB men in C’nawabganj; One held

Chapainawabganj, Feb 3 (UNB) – A team of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) came under attack  by some smugglers during a drive at Jahurpur border of Sadar Upazila early Sunday. BGB members  also caught one of the smugglers, Ibrahim, 38, son of Enamul Haque of Shampur area of Shibganj upazila,  with bullet wounds. Director of BGB Battalion 53, Lieutenant Colonel Sazzad ... Read More »

Debar river encroachers from polls, loan: High Court rules

Dhaka, Feb 3 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday directed the Election Commission not to allow any individual to contest any election, including the parliamentary one, if he or she is accused of encroaching on rivers. The High Court bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal also directed the authorities of the National River Protection ... Read More »

‘Wrong question papers’ distribution mars SSC exams

Dhaka, Feb 2 (UNB) –Gross mismanagement marred the first day of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations, as candidates at various centers across the country were given the wrong question paper sets according to a different syllabus. This year’s SSC examinations commenced on Saturday with the Bangla first paper starting at 10am. Many students from two previous ... Read More »

Doctor’s suicide: Police seek 7-day remand for wife

Chattogram, Feb 2 – Police have forwarded an application to take Tanzila Haque Chowdhury Mitu on seven-day remand in connection with the ‘suicide’ of her husband Dr Mustafa Murshed Akash for instigating his suicide. Chandgaon Police Station assitant Sub-inspector Abdul Kader who is also the investigation officer assigned to the case prayed for the remand to Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Court ... Read More »

Bd govt mulls E-waste management policy: Minister

Dhaka, Feb 2 – Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Saturday said a policy on managing e-waste was at its final stage. “It is currently with the law ministry,” he said at a roundtable discussion on ‘E-waste management: A huge challenge for Bangladesh’ organised by Telecom Reporters’ Network Bangladesh in the city. “The government will give much ... Read More »

33rd Bangladesh Poetry Festival 2019 begins

Dhaka, Feb 1 – The 33rd edition of ‘Jatiya Kobita Utshab’ (national poetry festival) started on Friday at the Dhaka University’s Central Library square. This year’s slogan of the two-day festival is ‘Bangalir joy kobitar joy’ (the victory of Bangali is the victory of poetry). The festival originally began in 1987 with a view to raising voices through poems against ... Read More »

Quader criticises BNP for declining to join PM’s tea party

Dhaka, Feb 1 (UNB) – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said BNP’s decision not to join the Ganobhaban tea party at the invitation of the Prime Ministers has exposed the party’s old negative political attitude. Speaking at a press conference at Awami League president’s Dhanmondi office, he said the leaders of Jatiya Oikyafront can openly discuss various ... Read More »

Dhaka sues Manila’ bank RCBC over central bank cyber heist

Dhaka, Feb 1 (UNB) – Bangladesh filed a case against Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) of the Philippines’ over the heist of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The case was filed with a New York bank accusing RCBC, casinos and others involved in the heist, Abu Hena Mohammed Raji Hasan, head ... Read More »

Golden Rice to be released soon: Minister

Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) –Golden rice, a new variety of rice helpful to fight Vitamin A deficiency, will be released soon, said Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak on Thursday. He came up with the information after a meeting with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at the secretariat on Thursday. “Golden rice is important than the other varieties of rice as ... Read More »

Month-long Ekushey book fair begins Friday

Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) – The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, a yearly event for booklovers and publishers, will begin on the Bangla Academy premises and at adjoining Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on Friday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the book fair on the Bangla Academy premises at 3:00 pm on the day. She will also unveil a ... Read More »

Mobile users in Bd nearly 12 million up in 2018

Dhaka, Jan 31 (Xinhua/UNB) – The total number of Bangladesh’s mobile phone subscribers hit about 157 million at the end of 2018, with addition of nearly 12 million new users in last year, statistics of the country’s telecom regulator showed Thursday. According to data from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), the number of subscribers in the country reached 156.989 million ... Read More »

Delhi invites Dhaka business community to Maritime Conclave

Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) – India has invited Bangladesh business community, particularly those from shipping and waterways industries, to attend ‘Maritime Conclave 2019’ to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on February 14-15. “Besides presenting opportunities for investment in the maritime sector of India, I am certain that Maritime Conclave 2019 will also generate new ideas on further enhancing bilateral cooperation ... Read More »

Golden Rice to be released soon: Minister

Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) –Golden rice, a new variety of rice helpful to fight Vitamin A deficiency, will be released soon, said Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak on Thursday. He came up with the information after a meeting with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at the secretariat on Thursday. “Golden rice is important than the other varieties of rice as ... Read More »

185 people murdered in Bd in January: BHRC

Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) – Six people were murdered everyday on average in the first month of the new year, the Bangladesh Human Rights Commission (BHRC) said on Thursday. A BHRC report documented 185 killings in January alone. ‘Social violence’ claimed most lives (64), followed by deaths under unclear circumstances (36), killing by law enforcement agencies (18) and family violence ... Read More »

New monetary policy unveiled: Surplus liquidity Tk 793 bn

Central bank set to file case over its heist Wednesday night Dhaka, Jan 30 – Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday unveiled its monetary policy statement (MPS) for the second half (January-June) of the 2018-19 fiscal year. Central bank Governor Fazle Kabir presented the MPS at a press briefing at the BB’s Jahangir Alam Conference Hall in the morning. Speaking on the ... Read More »

Jatiya Oikya Front cent percent united: Dr Kamal

Dhaka, Jan 30 (UNB) – Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Wednesday said their alliance is cent percent united with the country’s 16 crore people. He, however, did not make any comment whether his party Gonoforum’s two MPs–elect will join parliament or not. “Our Jatiya Oikyafront is cent percent united. Our unity is forged with the country’s 16 crore ... Read More »

TIB graft report faulty, politically motivated: Minister

Dhaka, Jan 30 (UNB) – Rejecting the report of Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB), Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday said the report is faulty and politically motivated. The minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at the secretariat on the TIB report. According to the TIB report unveiled on Tuesday, Bangladesh ranks second most corrupt country in ... Read More »