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Attempt to lay siege to Prothom Alo office

A group of online activists demanding cancellation Bengali daily Prothom Alo’s registration tried to lay a siege to the newspaper’s office on Wednesday. They are agitated over the newspaper for describing Bangladesh’s Liberation War in a report as an ‘India-Pakistan war’. Police, however, obstructed the organisation called ‘CP Gang’ from laying the siege to the office at Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar. Read More »

Japan wants Dhaka to look east

Japan will try to impress Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to take “a serious look” towards the east for expanding trade during her upcoming Tokyo visit, its ambassador in Dhaka has said. Hasina will leave Dhaka for Japan on the night of May 24 on a four-day official visit. Aambassador Shiro Sadoshima on Wednesday said the upcoming visit proved the bilateral ... Read More »

One held 50kg explosives recovered at Keraniganj

Members of Criminal Investigation Department of police on Tuesday arrested a man along with 50 kg explosives from Keraniganj, on the outskirts of the capital. The arrestee was identified as Swapan, 40. Contacted, Deputy Commissioner (Public Relations) Masudur Rahman of the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police confirmed the incident. Read More »

3 including 2 SIs on remand in dacoity case

A Dhaka court on Monday placed three persons including two Sub-Inspectors of Police in a case filed in connection with dacoity. Magistrate Nuru Mia of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order after hearing. The accused are Jatrabari Police Station SI Monjurul Habib, Ramna Police Station SI Mujahidul Islam and one Russel Ahmed. Read More »

81 N’ganj police officers transferred

The government has shaken up the Narayanganj police administration by transferring two inspectors, 40 sub-inspectors (SI) and 39 assistant sub-inspectors (ASI) of police following the abduction and killing of seven people that outraged the nation. They shifted to police stations in different areas under the Dhaka range, Assistant Inspector General of Police (Media) Jalal Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury told bdnews24.com on ... Read More »

3 Rajuk officials quizzed in case against secretary

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has interrogated four Rajuk officials as part of investigation into the three cases recently filed against former secretary of Housing and Public Works Ministry Dr Khondaker Showkat Hossain for allegedly taking government plots abusing power. ACC investigation officer and deputy director Jatan Kumar Roy quizzed them from 10 am to 4 pm at the ACC ... Read More »

Huda renames BNF as BNA

Barrister Nazmul Huda has renamed his faction of the Bangladeshesh Nationalist Front (BNF) as Bangladeshesh Nationalist Alliance (BNA). Addressing a press conference at the National Press Club Huda said that the objective of his new organization was to ensure good governance by establishing human rights through politics with a view to fighting corruption and politicisaion. Nazmul Huda said the two ... Read More »

No bar on Gayewshar’s release from jail

The High Court on Wednesday granted interim bail for six months to BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy in a case filed in connection with the killing of an Islami Chhatra Shibir activist on December 29, 2013. An HC bench comprising Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Md Ruhul Quddus passed the order following a bail petition. With the ... Read More »

Chhatra Dal president Jewel released on bail

After around six months of imprisonment, president of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) Abdul Kader Bhuiyan Jewel was freed from jail on bail on Tuesday. Jewel was released from Kashimpur High Security Central Jail around 9:15pm, JCD senior vice president Bazlul Karim Chowdhury Abed told journalists. Read More »

Rana Plaza owner’s accomplice on remand

A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana’s key associate Abu Bakr Siddique on a two-day remand to interrogate him about the collapse of Rana Plaza. Senior Judicial Magistrate Afroza Seuli of the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court of Dhaka passed the order after hearing. Earlier, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Assistant Superintendent (ASP) of Police Bijoy Krishna Kar ... Read More »

Charge against Oishee, 2 others for killing parents

The Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka on Tuesday framed charges against schoolgirl Oishee Rahman and two of her friends- Rony and Jony in the case filed for killing her parents- Special Branch Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman last year. Judge Md Jahurul Haque of the court passed the order in his crowded courtroom in presence of ... Read More »

8 fake detective police nabbed

Police have arrested eight persons posing as fake detective policemen from Dhaka’s Badda. They were arrested from Aftabnagar area around 11.30pm on Sunday, Detective Branch (DB) of police Deputy Commissioner (DC-South) Krishnapada Roy told a news conference on Monday. Read More »

‘I have been made scapegoat,’ says Biman engineer

Anisur Rahman, an engineer of Biman Bangladesh Airlines held with 106 kilograms of gold from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday, has said several others were involved but the customs officials are not taking against them. Customs officials on Saturday seized 106 kilograms of gold bars stashed in the toilet of a Bangladesh Biman plane coming from Dubai at the ... Read More »

Huge gold haul at Dhaka airport

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines official has been arrested after 106 kilograms of contraband gold was found abandoned in an aircraft’s toilet at Dhaka’s Shahjalal airport. The Biman flight had arrived with passengers from Dubai at 9am on Saturday. Customs officials said the gold was recovered around 2 PM. Customs Deputy Director Mostafizur Rahman identified the detained official as Biman’s mechanical ... Read More »

Doctors’ group condemns attacks on journalists

A left-leaning doctors’ group has condemned the attacks on journalists by doctors at different hospitals. Bangladesh Chikitshak Sangsad in a media release on Saturday also condemned attacks on doctors at capital Dhaka’s Birdem Hospital. It observed that such attacks on journalists had “tarnished image” of doctors in the society, though “larger section” of the doctors was not involved. Read More »

SSMC interns call strike off

Interns at Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital called off their strike on Wednesday night. The interns made the announcement around 8:15pm following the intervention of local MP Haji Mohammad Selim and Bangladesh Medical Association secretary general Iqbal Arsalan. Read More »

Fire at Otobi furniture factory

A fire has broken out at furniture-maker Otobi’s factory at Savar on the outskirts of capital Dhaka. Fire Service control room official Md Ali told journalists the fire started around 9:45pm on Tuesday at the factory at Birulia Union’s Khagan area. He said five fire-fighting units were trying to put out the blaze. Read More »

Accept Islam as code of life to restore peace: Islami Andolan

The need for accepting Islam as code of life to restore peace and discipline in the society was emphasised at the opening of a two-day Quran Tafsir (translation) mohfil organised by the Bangladesh Islami Andolan at Suhrawardi Uddyan in Dhaka on Monday. Nayebe Amir of the Islami Andolan Syed Muhammad Faizul Karim told the meeting that acceptance of earthly philosopies ... Read More »

2 youths chopped to death in city

Two young men were chopped to death by miscreants at Dakhkhin Pirerbagh in Mirpur of the capital on Sunday midnight. The deceased were identified as Kayem, 32, resident of Madhya Pirerbagh of the area, and Jahangir, 31, hailing from Savar upazila of Dhaka district. Read More »

Man on remand for allegedly killing wife

A Dhaka court on Sunday placed a husband on a three-day remand to quiz him in a murder case filed for killing his wife on October 8, last year. Magistrate Snigdha Rani Chakraborty passed the order after hearing on a 10-days’ remand plea of a DB (Detective Branch) police inspector. DB Inspector and also the Investigation Officer (IO) of the ... Read More »

Fake National Identity cards seized

Since Bangladesh’s telecom regulator has taken a tough stance on registering mobile SIM cards, rackets have sprung up to fake national ID cards. Police in Dhaka have busted one such gang who make money by supplying fake national ID cards and pictures needed for registration. On Friday, police arrested Aminul Islam Mamun, 23, and Toufique Islam, 25, with over 53,000 ... Read More »

Sohel Rana living in luxury behind bars: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the owner of Rana Plaza is living in luxury behind bars. “That boy is having a good life in jail. That’s because he is an Awami League man. But our leaders have languished in jail.” Rana, owner of the collapsed garment factory building Rana Plaza at Savar, is charged with flouting building construction ... Read More »

Musa was legendary journalist: Fakhrul

Paying homage to journalist ABM Musa who passed away recently, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday described him as a legend in journalism. “ABM Musa was a legend in journalism. His pen was always sharp, active in favour of protecting people’s rights and restoring democracy,” he said. Read More »

Man shot by extortionists, dies at DMCH

A man who sustained bullet wounds in an attack by extortionists in the capital’s Rampura area succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday, a day after the incident. The victim was identified as Abdus Selim alias Selim, 45, a painter by profession and son of late Ramizuddin Sheikh of Bhedarganj upazila in Shariatpur district. Read More »