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7 alleged currency forgers, one robber held in city

Detectives in separate drives arrested seven people in connection with fake currency note trading and one suspected robber from different areas in the city on Monday night. Law enforcers also recovered various types of ornaments weight around 41 tolas around Tk 11.50 lakh and equipment used for dismantling houses from the robber’s possession, while fake currency worth around Tk 2.78 ... Read More »

Angry mob sets fire to bus that killed a boy in capital

An angry mob set to afire to a passenger bus as a minor boy was crushed under its wheels on Mirpur Road near science laboratory in the city on Wednesday. The ill-fitted child was known as Fahim, 10. Contacted, the Officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi police station Nur-e-Azam Miah said the accident occures in front of Anwar Khan Medical College Hospital near ... Read More »

600 grams gold recovered from Shahjalal airport

Members of Airport Armed Police (AAP) five gold bars weght around 600 grams and arrested two receivers of its from the car parking of Hazrat Shahjalal International airport on Tuesday. The arrested persons are—Md Firoz, 38, and Md Nazif,32. Sources at the AAP said, the law enforcers challenged the duo for their suspicious movements in the car parking of Canopy-2 ... Read More »

North Korean held for illegally running bar

Customs Intelligence officials on Thursday night arrested a North Korean national on charge of running a bar illegally in Banani area of the city. They also seized 94 cans of beer, 10 bottles of whisky and 210 sex stimulant capsules from the restaurant, named ‘Pyongyang Restaurant’, at Road 27 of the posh area. Read More »

HSC examinee hit as city garbage collectors fire shot on rivals

An HSC candidate suffered bullet injuries when a local group opened fire on its rivals over collecting household garbage in the city’s Dakkhinkhan area on Friday morning. The injured was identified as Md Ruman Hossain, 19, who is appearing at the ongoing HSC examination from BFF Shaheen College in the city. Officer-in-charge of Dakkhinkhan Police Station Shamim-or-Rashid told UNB that ... Read More »

Oishee’s friend granted bail

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to an accused in the murder case of Special Branch Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Shapna Rahman. Dhaka’s Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 Judge Syeed Ahamed granted the bail to Oishee’s friend Mizanur Rahman Rony, 25. Rony’s counsel Md Shahidul Islam said that the Investigation Officer brought charge against Rony under Section 112 of ... Read More »

Journalist Saiful Islam Talukdar no more

Saiful Islam Talukdar, special correspondent of daily Amader Somoy died of a heart attack at 11 pm on Saturday night at his residence, said a BFUJ leader. A joint secretary general of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Saiful was also a vice president of the Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) The body of Saiful Islam Talukdar will be brought ... Read More »

Bomb explodes in Dhaka judicial magistrate court

Unidentified miscreants exploded a remote controlled bomb on the veranda of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court building of Dhaka on Thursday afternoon. Assistant Commissioner Aminul Islam of the Prosecution Department of the court has told newsmen after the incident, that the explosion occurred at about 4:20 pm in front of the courtroom 31 at the ground floor, where Magistrate ... Read More »

Dr. MM Shofi Ullah new chairman of AEIS, SAU

Dr. M M Shofi Ullah, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension & Information System (AEIS), Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) has recently joined the AEIS Department as the Chairman for a two-year term. He took over the charge of Chairman from Prof. Dr. Md. Sekender Ali on expiry of the latter’s tenure. Read More »

BCL activists assault DUJA president, 2 DU students

DU Journalists’ Association president and two DU students were assaulted and beaten up reportedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of Dhaka University’s Mohsin hall unit as they protested the assault of a female student of the university on Monday evening. The injured were identified as DU Correspondent of the daily Samakal and also DUJA president Masum Billah, a first ... Read More »

9,092 lawyers vote in Dhaka Bar election, results Friday

The two-day election of Dhaka Bar Association ended on Thursday at 5 pm and the result of the polls is scheduled to be announced on Friday. A total of 9,092 lawyer voters of the bar cast their votes in the two-day election. Of the 15,372 voters, 3,911 cast their votes on Wednesday while the remaining 5,181 lawyer voters of the ... Read More »

Dhaka Bar poll begins

A two-day annual election of Dhaka Bar Association began on Wednesday morning to elect a new executive committee of the association for 2015-2016. The voting will end on Thursday (February 26). A total of 61 candidates from pro-Awami League ‘White Panel’, Pro-BNP-Jamaat ‘Blue Panel’ and some independent candidates of the ‘Green Panel’ are vying for 25 positions. Read More »

Rival groups of Lalbagh BNP clash at Nayapaltan

Rival groups of Lalbagh unit of yesterday engaged in clash in front of the party’s central office at Naya Paltan centering formation of the thana committee leaving at least seven injured including a police personnel. Eyewitness said supporters of BNP assistant organising secretary Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu, now in jail and those of former Dhaka City Corporation commissioner Mir Ali Azam ... Read More »

Anti-militancy motivation programme urged

Anti-Terrorism and Militancy Ulema Parishad has demanded the government of launching motivational programme by Islamic scholars to stop militancy in the country. Maulana Abdul Latif Chowdhury, convener of the organization, made the demand at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity on Saturday. Read More »

Bus accident takes life of a varsity student in Dhaka

Another university died in a bus accident. This time it happened in Dhaka. A private university student Sadi Morshed (22) has been killed by a public bus on Tuesday afternoon. Sadi was a second year student of BBA at Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) at Bashundhara Residential Area. His father SM Alam is the presidium member of Jatiya Party (Kazi Jafar). Read More »

Sr journo Zaglul Ahmed Chy killed in city road crash

Senior journalist and international affairs analyst Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury was killed in a road accident in the city’s Karwan Bazar area on Saturday night. He was 69. Chowdhury, also former managing director and chief editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), slipped onto the ground at Sonargaon crossing while disembarking from a bus around 8:30pm and received injuries in the head, ... Read More »

Khaleda to address really at Suhrawardy Uddyan

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will address a public meeting at Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday to mark its National Revaluation and Solidarity Day. BNP chairperson’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel yesterday confirmed that the party chief would join the meeting scheduled to be held at 2:00pm. Read More »

Alleged Huji leader held in city

The Detective Branch (DB) of police in a drive arrested an alleged leader of banned Islamist militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) from the city’s Syedabad area on Tuesday night. The arrestee was identified as M Ibrahim, 40, a leader of the operation wing of Huji. Read More »

Youngman’s body found at Dhaka’s Gulshan Lake

Police have recovered the body of a youth from the capital’s Gulshan Lake beside the deplomatic enclave and posh residential areas of Baridhar and Gulshan on Wednesday. Gulshan police OC Rafiqul Islam said locals informed police after spotting the body around 10am Wednesday. The youth, in his thirties, is yet to be identified, he said. Read More »