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Trafic jam on highways cause make home-bound people suffer

Thousands of home-goers were stuck on three highways and connecting roads on Thursday due to serious traffic jam as a large number of vehicles left the capital with homebound people ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Serious traffic jam was reported on Dhaka-Chittagong, Dhaka-Mymensingh and Dhaka-Tangail highways. Intermittent rainfall added to sufferings of the passengers. Three persons were killed and 10 others innjured ... Read More »

Boy dies as marble sticks in throat in Sirajganj

A minor boy died as a marble stuck in his throat at Hamkuriya village in Tarash upazila on Wednesday afternoon.The deceased was identified as Zakaria, 5, son of Babu Hossain of the village.Police said the marble struck in Zakaria’s throat while he was playing in the yard of his house in the afternoon.Zakaria died within half an hour of frantic ... 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 »

Ex Speaker Shaikh Razzaque Ali Passes Away

Former Speaker Sheikh Razzak Ali died at his Farzipara residence in the city on Sunday. He was 87. Sheikh Razzak, who had long been suffering from cancer, breathed his last around 2:45pm, Razzak’s daughter Dr. Shahnaz Razzak told journalists. He is survived by wife Begum Majed Ali, an educationist, and five daughters. Read More »

Islamic party chairman Abdul Mobin no more

Advocate Abdul Mobin, chairman of Bangladesh Islamic Party (BIP), an ally of BNP-led 20-party alliance, died of stroke Lab Aid Specialised Hospital in the city yesterday. Abdul Mobin, 63, left behind his wife, five sons, one daughter and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death. 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 »

4 Magura truck torching victims die at Dhaka Medical College Hospital

Four people, who sustained burn injuries in separate petrol bomb attacks in Magura and Chandpur districts, died at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday. Sources at Dhaka Medical College Hospital said three people, who suffered burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack on a sand-laden truck at Moghirdhal on Magura-Jessore road in Sadar upazila on ... 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 »

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 »

4 killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in Tangail

At least four people were killed and two others injured as a truck collided with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Charbhabla near the Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge (East) Police Station on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Golam Kibria,40, a resident of Malati village in Kalihati upazila; Niranjan Saha,35, a resident of Adarvita village in Madarganj upazila of Jamalpur district,  Nurul ... Read More »

Confusing crude bomb attacks panic people

Panic gripped the apex court on Sunday after the bomb was discovered at a courtroom in the afternoon. Police have confirmed the recovery of a bomb from the High Court. Two more objects, resembling bombs, were found within an hour. Police were examining them. A lawyer saw them at the court of justices Md Nizamul Huq and SH Md Nurul ... Read More »

2 women police constables killed in city road crash

Two policewomen were killed and at least 20 others injured as a truck crushed into a bus carrying them in Fakirapul intersection in the capital on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as constables Manira,20, and Aklima,22. Police said a speeding truck slammed into a bus carrying some female police personnel from one side in the area at about 5:45 ... Read More »

Police firing hurts city Bnp leader, Feni bomb blast 2 magistrates

Gias Uddin (45) a Ward Bnp leader of the of Shyampur Taltala area under Kadamtali police station in Dhaka city was seriously injured when police opened fire from shotgun as reportedly pro-blockade activists were preparing to do picketing at about 8 pm last night. Police said the opposition activists hurled brickbats at them when they chased the activists. At one ... Read More »

Crude bomb hurled at JP MP’s Bogra house

Miscreants threw a crude bomb at the house of opposition whip in parliament Nurul Islam Omar in the district town on Friday evening. Witnesses said a group of unidentified miscreants hurled the crude bomb at the main gate of the house of Nurul, a Jatiya Party MP from Bogra Sadar constituency, at Naruli around 6:50pm. 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 »

Badsah, Elias new president GS of DRU

Sakhawat Hossain Badsha, special correspondent of the daily Inqilab and Elias Hossain, special correspondent of Independent TV, were elected president and general secretary respectively of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) on Sunday for the 2015 term. Badsha bagged 366 votes while his nearest rival candidate Jamaluddin of daily Ittefaq polled 337 votes. Read More »

No more politics over Latif issue: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said no one will be allowed to do politics over removed minister Abdul Latif Siddique. “It’s under the Speaker’s jurisdiction whether Latif Siddique will remain MP or not. The government has taken a strong stance against him after his adverse remarks against Islam. No further politics over Latif issue will be ... Read More »

Latif Sidique returns home facing arrest warrants

Braving several court warrants pending for his arrest, sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique returned home on Sunday night, nearly two months after his adverse remarks against Islam in the USA. The former Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city from Kolkata by an Air India flight around 8:40pm. Later, he left the ... Read More »

Illegal VOIP business coming down fast: Obaidul

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday told parliament that illegal operation of VoIP has been coming down fast due to continuous drive and fixation of the international call termination rate. “The government has outlined measures against illegal Voice over Internet Protocol business for curbing illegal VoIP business in the country” he said while replying to a question from ... Read More »