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Arson case: Charge-framing against Khaleda, 37 others Jul 18

A court here on Sunday fixed July 18 for framing charges against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 37 BNP-Jamaat men in a case filed over an arson attack on a bus at Jatrabari in the city last year. Metropolitan Session’s Judge Kamrul Hossain Mollah set the date and transferred the case to Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Session’s Judge Court-1 for trial.Talking ... Read More »

Polling in 698 UPs underway in final phase

Dhaka – Voting in the election to 698 union parishads (UPs) of 82 upazilas across 47 of the country’s 64 districts began on Saturday morning in the 6th and final phase of the polls to the lowest tier of the local government. The balloting started at 8am and will continue till 4pm without any break. Read More »

Khaleda graft case hearing adjourned till June 23

Dhaka – A court in Dhaka on Thursday adjourned the hearing till June 23 on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s self defence statement in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court 3 passed the adjournment order following a time petition submitted by the defence. Khaleda appeared before the special court around 10:55 am to place ... Read More »

With over 3300 CCTV cams, Lalbagh contributing to its own security

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Tuesday urged the public to contribute alongside police towards ensuring maximum security of the people. Mentioning that police have been ‘performing their duties risking their lives’ for security of the people, the IGP said: “Please install high resolution Night Vision cameras in every spot of the capital as part of contributing ... Read More »

New BSTI bill to keep apace with global standards

The Cabinet on Monday gave approval in principle to the draft of the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Bill 2016, modifying the existing law to make it more time befitting. The bill keeps intact the provisions for both jail terms and fines in case of violations of the law. The approval came at the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet ... Read More »

No SIM registration after May 31: Tarana

State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Sunday warned that there will be no time extension for registration of SIMs and RUIMs after May 31. “SIMs and RUIMs which remain unregistered after May 31 will be deactivated and the users could not activate them in two months,” said the state minister at a view exchange meeting with all ... Read More »

EC in fake sleep, says BNP

Dhaka – Voicing frustration over “unabated vote rigging and capture of poling stations” in the fifth phase of Union Parishad polls, BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Saturday said the Election Commission (EC) pretends to be asleep, Unb news agency reported. “Capturing polling stations and rigging votes are going on unabated. It’s nothing, but a mockery and a game ... Read More »

Violence mars UP polls, 12 killed

Dhaka – Twelve people, including three in Jamalpur, were killed and over 60 others injured as the 5th phase of Union Parishad election was marred by violence and irregularities on Saturday, unb news agency reported. A presiding officer of a polling station in Patia upazila of Chittagong district died due to cardiac arrest during the balloting in the afternoon. Read More »

BD relief team leaves for Sri Lanka

The government has sent a team of Bangladesh Armed Forces Division to Sri Lanka with a view to giving humanitarian support to the flood and landslide affected people in that island country. The 19-member support team left Dhaka by a C-130 transport aircraft along with nine tonnes of relief support including water purification sets, medicine, tents and electricity generators, said ... Read More »

Polling begins in nine municipalities

Dhaka – Voting in the election to nine municipalities in seven districts began on Wednesday morning, with over three lakh people expected to exercise their franchise. The balloting started at 8am and will continue till 4pm without any break. Read More »

Body to monitor proper utilisation of humanitarian aid formed

Dhaka – A new global network for local and national organisations has been launched ahead of World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in a bid to monitor whether global humanitarian aid is properly utilized. Degan Ali of Somalia has been elected chairperson of the Network for Empowered Aid Response (NEAR) while Smruti Patel of Indian-origin Switzerland citizen has been made interim ... Read More »

Philippine president-elect to offer Cabinet posts to rebels

Presumptive Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte says he will offer Cabinet posts to communist rebels, move to amend the constitution to give more power to the provinces, and reimpose the death penalty, in some of his first policy pronouncements since winning last week’s election based on an unofficial count. Philippines, AP/UNB News Reported. Read More »

PM arrives in London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Sunday afternoon en route to Bulgaria on a three-day official visit to Bulgarian capital Sofia to attend the Global Women Leaders’ Forum. Read More »

Stay alert to prevent militancy, IGP asks cops

Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque on Friday asked his subordinates to remain watchful to prevent militant activities and the killing in the country. He gave the order while addressing the special welfare meeting at the District Police Lines at noon. Manikganj, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Brazil president impeached, now what?

Brazil’s Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, a move that temporarily removes her from office while a trial is conducted. Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks to hide budget deficits and bolster an embattled government. Rousseff has long argued she did nothing wrong. While the Senate decision is a major development, it’s not the end of the ... Read More »