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Nagorik Oikya sit-in Thursday: Say ‘No’ to corruption

Mahmudur Rahman Manna, convener of Nagorik Oikya (Citizens’ unity) would  observe sit-in at the ‘Shikha Chirantan’ (eternal flame) the Suhrawardy Uddayan in Dhaka city on Thursday November 27 to drum up support to the movement to say ‘No’ to corruption. He has urged all to join the sii-in and strengthen the movement against corruption that is obstructing progress and undermining ... Read More »

Turn in RU teacher murder case, college principal held

Amid strong protests against the murder of Rajshahi University teacher Prof AKM Shafiul Islam, police arrested 20 people, including a college principal, in connection with the killing. Officer-in-charge of Motihar Police Station Amagir Hossain said local police and detectives launched a drive to arrest the suspected killers in the morning. They arrested Humayan Ahmed, principal of Islamia College, from Binodpur ... Read More »

India army says sorry over Kashmir teenager deaths

The Indian army has issued an unusual apology for shooting dead two teenage boys in Indian-administered Kashmir. The army says it made a mistake in firing at a car they were travelling in on the outskirts of Srinagar on Monday. Correspondents say it is rare for the army to admit such an error in such speedy and unambiguous terms. Read More »

Blast marks CU-BCL blockade

The fourth day of the blockade by a faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Chittagong University (CU) unit was marked by explosion and arson. The blockade supporters lobbed a handmade bomb in the city’s Sholoshohor Railway Station around 8am on Saturday, Station Master Shahabuddin said. They also set a railway track on fire in Nandirhat, but that was put out ... 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 on ... Read More »

MP’s wife ‘falls’ off roof, dies

Wife of MP Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury Nixon died on Tuesday night after reportedly falling off the roof of the six-storey building they lived in at Gulshan-2, Dhaka. Muntarin Mujib Chowdhury, 33, allegedly slipped and fell, Nixon’s personal assistant Khandker Jahidur Rahman told journalists on Wednesday. The lawmaker fell ill at home with respiratory problems after his wife’s death but recovered ... Read More »

Committee to probe Tuesday night train crash killing 4 in capital

Bangladesh Railway has formed a 4-member inquiry committee on Wednesday, headed by its divisional transport officer, to ascertain the reason behind the Tuesday night’s train accident in the city, which left four people killed. The three other members of the committee are: Divisional engineer-1, divisional signal and telecommunications officer and divisional mechanical engineer. The committee was asked to submit its ... 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 »

Truck hits auto-rickshaw in city, 2 killed 3 hurt

Two people were killed and three others injured when a truck rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Paltan intersection in the city early Thursday. Among the deceased, one was identified as Alim, driver of the auto-rickshaw and son of Jahirul Islam, a resident of Selimpur village in Talai upazila of Joypurhat district, while identity of the other, who was passenger ... 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 »

Terrorism, militancy brought under control, says IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hasan Mahmud Khandker on Monday said terrorism and militancy have been brought under control thanks to the law enforcing agencies acting effectively to curb such activity. The IGP made the remark while addressing the opening session of a four-day workshop on “Responding to Terrorism: Alternative Approaches” at Police Staff College in Mirpur in the capital ... 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 »

BIRDEM doctors observe work stoppage to protest assault

Doctors of BIRDEM have stopped working in protest of an alleged assault by relatives of a patient who died in the hospital. In a press release on Tuesday, the doctors said they will not treat patients until the ‘attackers’ were brought to book. But its emergency wing, Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) will continue its operations, ... Read More »

3 die in Noakhali road mishap

Three people were killed and two ohers injured when a tractor hit an auto-rickshaw at Noakhali’s Companyganj. The accident occurred around 1am on Sunday in Rastar Matha area under Charkakra union, said Companyganj Police Station OC Sajedur Rahman. All those killed were auto-rickshaw passengers. The dead have been identified as Alamgir Mirza, ‘Habib’ and ‘Harun’. Read More »

Agri Varsity expels 6 students after fellow murder

The Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, has expelled six students, including three leaders of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), for their suspected involvement in the killing of a student. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the university syndicate on Wednesday, said Registrar Abdul Khaleque. While the three BCL leaders were expelled for good, the others were turned ... Read More »

Another fake rice saline-making factory busted in city

A Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) mobile court on Monday unearthed another factory producing fake rice saline of icddr,b at North Badda in the city. The mobile court also sentenced the fake factory owner, his younger brother and three employees to different terms of imprisonment. Earlier on March 20, a Rab-10 mobile court busted another fake rice saline producing factory at ... Read More »

Creativity must, President Tells DU convocation

President Abdul Hamid has told graduates that they need to be creative. Hamid was speaking at the 48th convocation of Dhaka University while he gave students this advice on Monday. He said getting a degree was not enough. “Your education must make you enlightened people with a creative personality.” Hamid, who is also the university’s ex-officio chancellor, urged everyone to ... Read More »

Yet another gold haul in Chittagong

Customs officials have seized 53 gold bars from a passenger on transit at Chittagong’s Shah Amanat Airport. The contraband gold was found on Anis Chowdhury, 34 and it weighed more than 6 kgs, said Airport Customs Assistant Commissioner Moshiur Rahman Mondol. Read More »

Strike at RU protesting BCL leader’s death

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), Rajshahi University Unit, enforced a strike on the campus on Saturday protesting the killing of a leader and demanding arrest of the killers. Activists of BCL took position at important points on the campus since the morning, leading to the suspension of classes and examinations in all the departments. Read More »

Housewife beaten dead ‘by husband’ in Magura

A housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband at Jhama village in Mohammadpur upazila on Friday. The deceased was identified as Runa Khatun, 30, wife of Jahid Molla of the village. Quoting locals, Manirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station, said Jahid had married Runa Begum, daughter of Abdul Baki of Boalmari upazila in Faridpur district, 10 years back. Read More »

Maiden Ticfa meeting in April-end

The first meeting under the Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) between Dhaka and Washington will be held in the last week of April next, said an official on Monday. “The meeting will be held in the last week of April as proposed by the US side,” Commerce Secretary Mahbub Ahmed said. The maiden meeting of Ticfa was originally ... Read More »

‘Locals’ torch Jagannath University banner

Locals in Potuatoli have destroyed a banner on Shaheed Ajmal Hossain Hall, minutes after it was put up by Jagannath University students agitating to reclaim occupied dormitories. Students said the vandals are working for ‘influential illegal occupants.’ The area is tense but no unpleasant event has taken place so far, said Kotwali Police OC Md Moniruzzaman. Jagannath’s students began their scheduled ... Read More »

Bangladeshi boss of TV in UK jailed

The founder of a television station for Britain’s Bangladeshi community has been jailed for three years over a crash-for-cash insurance scam. Mohammed Ferdhaus, 40, admitted to laundering half a million pounds from a scam operated by his brother, Mohammed Samsul Haque, says a BBC report. Ferdhaus, from Brentwood, Essex, founded satellite station Channel S in 2004. Between 2005 and 2008, ... Read More »