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Hearing on DB petition over Mahmudur’s case Apr 25

A court here on Monday fixed April 25 for hearing a petition filed by DB over showing Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman arrested in a case filed in connection with a plot to ‘abduct and kill’ Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Golam Nabi fixed the date when senior assistant commissioner of Detective Branch ... Read More »

Brazil lower house okays impeaching Dilma

Brasilia — Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted late Sunday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, delivering a major blow to a long-embattled leader who repeatedly argued that the push against her was a “coup.” Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks in managing the federal budget to maintain spending and shore up support. She has said previous presidents used similar ... Read More »

Do not overstep bounds of religion: Ranga

State Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives Moshiur Rahman Ranga on everybodysaid everone has the right to practise their own religion, but nobody should overdo this. Those who do should be dispossessed, and the troublemaker group dismissed from independent Bangladesh. Read More »

PM opens Dhaka’s New Central Jail on other side of Buriganga

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated the newly-constructed Central Jail in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of the capital, having better facilities for inmates, unb news agency reported. She opened the jail activities by unveiling a plaque. A munajat was also offered seeking peace and prosperity of the country and its people. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Power, Energy ... Read More »

Hartal called in Banshkhali Wednesday

Dhaka – A daylong hartal will be enforced in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong on Wednesday protesting the killing of four people in police firing at Gandamara village during a demonstration against the construction of a coal-fired power plant there, the UNB news agency reported. Chhatra Oiko Forum convener Shahnewaz Chowdhury announced the shutdown from a human chain programme held at ... Read More »

EC asks to file cases regarding anomalies in 51 polling stations.

The Election Commission has issued directives for the presiding officers concerned to lodge cases in connection with election irregularities in 51 polling stations. “The EC issued the directives to file cases regarding anomalies in 51 polling stations on Thursday,” Deputy Secretary of the EC Secretariat Shamsul Alam told UNB. The 51 polling stations include two in Dighalia Upazila of Khulna, ... Read More »

Family meets death sentenced Nizami at Kashimpur Jail

Dhaka – Family members of convicted Jamaat-e-Islami leader Matiur Rahman Nizami met him at Kashimpur jail about 20 kilometres north of the capital on Thursday. The Super of Kashimpur Jail part-2 Proshanto Kumar Banik said Nizami’s wife Samsunnahar, his two sons — Najibur Rahman and Naimur Rahman — and three daughter-in-laws Subarna, Raiyan and Falua –- entered the jail gate ... Read More »

Nine die in rural govt UP post-election violence in Bangladesh

Dhaka – Clashes in four union councils in as many districts during the counting of votes after daylong election have left at least nine people dead, according to reports coming from the districts. All the incidents took place on Tuesday evening after balloting in the ninth Union Parishad (UP) ended. Six people died in a clash in Pirojpur, while one ... Read More »

Govt issues guidelines on using social media

Public servants will have to follow social norms and customs as citizens while using the social media networking sites, according to official guidelines.They are allowed to open personal accounts in using social media sites although, the guidelines say, they must be cautious in selecting friends.The cabinet division on Sunday issued the guidelines on the use of social networking sites.The measure ... Read More »

Plastic Surgery Institute to be named after Sheikh Hasina

Burns and Plastic Surgery Institute to be named after Sheikh Hasina, says health ministerThe country’s first Burns and Plastic Surgery Institute in Dhaka will be named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, says the health minister.A prior approval is required from the Bangabandhu Trust to name anything after members of that family. We have initiated the process and hope to get ... Read More »

Number of prisoners double jails’ capacity: Minister

The number of prisoners in the country’s jails is around double their accommodation capacity, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has told Parliament.According to statistics updated to January 24, 2016, a total of 69,774 detainees were in the country’s jails, but the jails have accommodation capacity for 34,796 people, he said replying to a starred question from Awami League MP Shaimum Sarwar ... Read More »

Dhaka-Delhi happy over implementation of joint declaration

Bangladesh and India have expressed satisfaction over the progress of implementation of Joint Declaration issued by the Prime Ministers of Bangladesh and Indi in June last year.The expression came when Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque met with his Indian counterpart Dr. S. Jaishankar at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi last evening (Monday).Shahidul Haque is on a two-day bilateral visit ... Read More »