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9 get life term for murder in Khulna

KHULNA :A tribunal here on Tuesday sentenced nine people to life term imprisonment for killing a night guard in Koira upazila in 2007, reports UNB. The convicts are-Quamrul Gazi, 34, Julfiqar alias Faku, 28, Humayan Sana, 32, Salam alias Sakim Moral, 40, Baizid Sana, 37, Alamgir Sana, 32, Rustam Sana, 34, Habi Sana, 38 and […]

15 lakh living a life of ‘modern slavery’ in BD: Report

DHAKA : An estimated 1,531,300 people or 0.95 percent of Bangladesh’s total population of over 16 crore are leading a life of ‘modern slavery’, according to a global survey index released on Tuesday, reports UNB. Within the Asia region, Bangladesh is the 11th country most vulnerable to modern slavery, says the report. Endemic poverty, natural […]

BNP leader Rafiqul gets bail in 7 violence cases

DHAKA : The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to BNP standing committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah in seven violence cases filed with four city police stations, reports UNB. An HC bench, comprising Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice Mohammad Ataur Rahman Khan, passed the order after hearing separate petitions. Former Attorney General AJ Mohammad […]

BNP leader Aslam Chy remanded

DHAKA : A court here on Tuesday placed BNP joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury on a seven-day remand in a sedition case filed with Gulshan Police Station, reports UNB. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate M Golam Nabi passed the order after hearing on a remand plea submitted by Inspector of the Detective Branch (DB) Fazlur Rahman, also […]

Gallows for 6 militants for Ashulia bank robbery

DHAKA : A Dhaka court on Tuesday condemned six members of banned Islamist outfits Ansarullah Bangla Team and Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death in a case over a robbery incident at a private bank at Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, that left eight people dead in April last year, reports UNB. The […]

4 Bangladeshis found guilty of terror financing in Singapore

DHAKA : Four Bangladeshi workers detained in Singapore last month under the Internal Security Act (ISA) were found guilty on Tuesday of financing terrorism, reports the Straits Times, reports UNB. The four are Rahman Mizanur, 31; Miah Rubel, 26; Md Jabath Kysar Haje Norul Islam Sowdagar, 31; and Sohel Hawlader Ismail Hawlader, 29. All pleaded […]

1st public exam for pry students from Class-VIII

DHAKA : From now on, the first public examination for primary students will be held from Class-VIII as the government has elevated the primary level up to the 8th grade, reports UNB. “Primary students will now sit for the Primary Education Completion Examination at the end of Class-VIII,” Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman […]

Lack of democracy gives way to militancy : BNP

DHAKA : Voicing concern over the recent murders of clerics at different parts of the country, BNP senior leader Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman on Tuesday alleged that the venom of communalism is being spat in Bangladesh, reports UNB. “The government has taken the country to such a stage that militants are raising their ugly […]

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Sundarbans robber gang surrenders to Rab

BAGERHAT : Ten members of infamous robber gang ‘Master Bahini’, including its ringleader, surrendered to Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in presence of Home Minister Asaduzzamna Khan in Mongla here on Tuesday, reports UNB. All the robbers formally surrendered with 52 firearms and 5,000 rounds of bullets around 3 pm, said commanding officer of Rab-8 Lt […]

Barisal University returns to its own habitat

TBT Report There was a time when to the people of the southern part of the country, Barisal University was just like a part of dream. In 1973, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibar Rahman announced, “If there comes another university outside of Dhaka, then it will be in Barisal.” In 22nd of February, […]

No graft element to be spared, warns ACC boss

DHAKA : Issuing a strong note of warning that no graft suspect will be spared, Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Tuesday said time has come now to bring corruption to a tolerable level to maintain the existing trend of the country’s development, reports UNB. “No graft suspect will be spared. All suspects […]

Experts, officials seek quick approval of CIP for ecosystem protection

DHAKA : Experts and officials drawn from cross secotoral fields of development and governance sectors today sought quick approval of a Country Investment Plan (CIP) aimed to ensure enhanced provisions for ecosystem services as they reviewed a draft of the document here, reports BSS. “The proposed CIP synchronizes the recent COP (climate conference) in Paris […]

BNP slams price hike ahead of Ramadan

DHAKA : BNP on Tuesday alleged that a ruling party-backed business syndicate is making quick buck by raising the prices of essentials ahead of Ramadan as the government has failed to control the market, reports UNB. “The government has failed to bring the prices of the essentials under control. The prices of all the commodities […]

Actions against schools without toilets: Nahid

DHAKA : Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said actions will be taken against education institutions having no toilet facilities, reports BSS. “A healthy environment is essential for quality education. Toilets and arrangements for safe water are prime components of healthy environment,” he said speaking as the chief guest at ‘child parliament session’ at Gulshan […]

Khaleda distributes foods among poor for 2nd day

DHAKA : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia distributed foods among the destitute at the city’s eight spots for the second day on Tuesday, marking the 35th death anniversary of party founder Ziaur Rahman, reports UNB. The BNP chief started distributing the cooked foods among the poor people, including women and children, at Khilgaon’s Jorapukur Balur Math […]

Freedom fighter Habibur Rahman passes away

DHAKA : Valiant freedom fighter and Bangladesh Muktijodda Sangsad Kendrio Command Council member AKM Habibur Rahman died of old-age complications at his residence yesterday morning, reports BSS. He was the first convener of greater Mymensingh district unit of Muktijoddha Sangsad after the independence. Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam expressed profound shock at the death […]

Prof Kabir donates Treeman Abul TK 6 lakh

DHAKA : Skin Specialist Prof Dr MU Kabir Chowdhury yesterday donated Taka six lakh to Abul Bajandar, popularly known as “treeman”, who has been undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) for last five months, reports BSS. Coordinator of National Burn Unit Project Dr Samanta Lal Sen told BSS that Prof Chowdhury handed […]

Child killers be handed down with exemplary punishment: Deputy Speaker

DHAKA : Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah yesterday said all the persons involved in child murders would be brought to justice and handed them down with exemplary punishment, reports BSS. “We condemn all sorts of child repression and killings.We will ensure exemplary punishment to those who involved themselves in […]

8 ‘Ogyan Party’ men jailed in city

DHAKA : A mobile court of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police sentenced eight members of ‘Ogyan Party’ to different jail terms in the city’s Gabtali bus stand and Bhatara areas on Tuesday, reports UNB. Briefing reporters at the DMP Media Centre, Additional Police Commissioner (DB & Prosecution) of DMP Md Didar Ahmed said […]

JS budget session begins today

DHAKA : The budget session (11th session) of the 10th parliament begins on Wednesday as the national budget for the fiscal year, which is likely to be of Tk 3.4 lakh crore (2016-17), to be placed the following day, reports UNB. This will be the third budget session of the current parliament which will begin […]

France Alumni platform launched in BD

DHAKA : France Ambassador in Dhaka Sophie Aubert on Tuesday evening officially launched the France Alumni platform in Bangladesh, reports UNB. The announcement came at a reception held at the residence of Ambassador Aubert. Representative from companies, former scholarship holders and friends of France joined the event. Some 300000 foreign students choose France for their […]

Maritime Safety Week begins today

DHAKA : The Maritime Safety Week-2016 will be observed in the country from today with a view to creating awareness about safe shipping, reports BSS. The theme of the 8th Maritime Safety Week is ‘Training and efficiency ensure safety in shipping. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion […]

Substantial tax hike best option to cut tobacco use : Experts

DHAKA : Raising tax substantially on tobacco products in the upcoming budget can help cut tobacco consumption in the country and protect public health from its adverse impacts, say economists, reports UNB. “There’s no doubt if tax on tobacco products is increased substantially, tobacco users will be forced to quit smoking and its use because […]

3,03,284 workers employed overseas till May 29

DHAKA : The overall manpower export from Bangladesh is expected to witness a robust growth at the yearend as the officials say as many as 3,03,284 workers have gone abroad with jobs and many more skilled and semi-skilled Bangladeshis would go during the rest of 2016, reports BSS. The present government has already established various […]

COMIAC organizes a media workshop on OIC in Dakar

The Standing Committee on Information and Cultural Affairs (COMIAC) organized a media workshop in Dakar, Senegal, on Monday 30 May 2016 to introduce the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and its various efforts in serving the Muslim Ummah to the media and general public. More than hundred participants representing the media in Senegal, OIC Member […]