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Khaleda Zia to surrender in Niko case today

DHAKA : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will surrender before a Dhaka court tomorrow (Monday) in the Niko graft case, reports UNB. Sanaullah Miah, counselor for the BNP chief, said she would appear before the Special Judge’s Court-9 of Judge Mohammad Aminul Islam at about 11:00 am. Sanaullah Miah said Khaleda would submit a petition seeking […]

Sayeed murder verdict today

SYLHET : The verdict in the nine-year-old schoolboy Abu Sayeed murder case will be delivered on Monday, reports UNB. Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Abdur Rashid fixed the date on completion of placing arguments in the case, said public prosecutor Abdul Malek. Earlier on November 17, the court framed charges against four […]

13% Dhaka households dispose waste in open space: study

DHAKA : Nearly 13 percent households in the capital directly disposes wastes in open space despite the expanding waste management systems of the capital that generates some 6110 tonnes of kitchen garbage every day, reports BSS. “Waste collection capacity of both the north and south Dhaka city corporations has increased by 33 percent in last […]

Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20

Dakar : Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing at least three people, reports AP/UNB. The attack came eight days after Islamic extremists attacked a luxury hotel further south in the capital, Bamako, in which 20 people […]

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Purbanchal Editor Liakat Ali passes away

Titas Chakraborthey, Khulna Correspondent Editor of Khulna based the Daily Purbanchal, Khulna Divisional Press Club Federation Chairperson and member of Board of Directors of BSS M Liakat Ali died of a cardiac arrest on Saturday midnight at the Holy Family Hospital in Dhaka. The deceased’s namaj-e-janaja will be held on Tuesday morning at Shahid Hadis […]

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DNCC mayor seeks cooperation

Eviction drive turns violent

DHAKA : Amid tension over an eviction drive, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq on Sunday urged the city dwellers to stay behind him to continue his drive to make Dhaka a ‘neat and clean’ city freeing it from illegal occupants, reports UNB. “[There’s] nothing to fear. I’m your city father. You’ve elected […]

EC to decide over demands of political parties today

DHAKA : Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Sunday said the Election Commission on Monday will take the final decision over the demands the three political parties placed regarding the municipality elections, reports BSS. “We’ll take the decision after discussion in the full commission’s meeting tomorrow. But you know our legal obligations and restrictions,” […]

Khoka, 3 others indicted in car parking graft case

DHAKA : A court here on Sunday framed charges against former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) mayor and BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka and three others in a case filed for alleged corruption in leasing a multi-storey car parking, reports UNB. Passing the order in the absence of Khoka, Dhaka Divisional Judge M Ataur Rahman fixed […]

BNP pushes for deferment of polls date by 15 days

Dhaka : BNP on Sunday formally placed its demand to the Election Commission (EC) for deferment of the municipality elections by at least 15 days, says UNB. The party also demanded the EC not to allow ministers, MPs and government officials to participate in election campaigns so that they cannot influence the election. A BNP […]