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JCD calls half-day hartal in Faridpur Saturday

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP, on Friday called a half-day hartal in the district for Saturday protesting the arrest of its four leaders. The shutdown that will begin at 6am and end at 12 noon was announced at a press conference in the district town in the afternoon. On Thursday, police arrested four JCD leaders, including ... Read More »

Three RU teachers punished for farud, neglect, embezzement

The Rajshahi University (RU) authorities have taken punitive action against three teachers of the university on various charges. The actions were taken at the 456th meeting of the Syndicate held on Saturday night following recommendations of separate probe committees. RU Vice-chancellor Prof Muhammad Mizanuddin presided over the meeting. Read More »

AL-BNP clash in Narayanganj: Juba League man killed

A Jubo League activist was hacked to death and 10 people were injured in a clash between the activists of Awami Leauge and BNP in Araihazar upazila of the district on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Amjad Hossain Mollah, 45. Local sources said the activists of AL and BNP in the area had been at loggerheads since a ... Read More »

Santu Larma threatens non-cooperation movement

Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) has threatened to wage a non-cooperation movement from May 1, 2015, if the government fails to take concrete steps to ensure the full implementation of the CHT Peace Accord 1997 within April 30, 2015. Santu Larma, the leader of the PCJSS was addressing a press conference at a city hotel on Saturday. Read More »

Tamim fined, Masakadza rebuked for heated exchange

The International Cricket Council has fined Tamim Iqbal while Hamilton Masakadza has been reprimanded for their heated argument during the third ODI in Dhaka. The game’s governing body said in a media statement on Thursday that the Bangladesh opener has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching the code of conduct. Masakadza has been let off with ... Read More »

Call to evaluate role of Unani, Ayurvedi diploma practitioners in PHC

A discussion meeting on “Evaluation of the Unani-Ayurved diploma medical practitioners in primary health care” was held on Tuesday at the Tibbia Habibia College and Hospital with its Principal Hakim Md Ferdous Wahid in the chair. Hakim Md. Yusuf Harun Bhuiyan, chairman, Bangladesh Unani Medical Association, the Chief Motawalli and Managing Director of Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Bangladesh graced the function ... Read More »

8 put on remand again over RU teacher murder

A court in Rajshahi on Monday placed eight people on a fresh one-day remand  in connection with the murder of Rajshahi University teacher Prof AKM Shafiul Islam. Magistrate of the Rajshahi Metropolitan Magistrate Court-3 Sharmin Akhter passed the order when police produced them before her court following their two-day remand. Read More »

IC Tribunal asks journalists to be more responsible

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 today asked journalists, covering the court proceedings, to be more sensible and responsible. The first tribunal came up with the view while criticizing journalists, especially the ones from TV channels, for their yesterday’s mistake as most of them reported that the tribunal will pronounce judgement on the trial of Mobarak tomorrow, even before the tribunal’s ... Read More »

No option but movement to unseat Govt for democracy: BNP

Accusing the government of pushing the country into a deep crisis, senior BNP leader Rafiqul Islam Miah on Saturday said they together with people will dislodge it through a united movement. “There’s no other option but to launch a united movement to unseat this autocratic regime in a bid to restore democracy and people’s rights,” he said. Read More »