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‘ABT member’ held in India

DHAKA : Abdullah, a Bangladesh national suspected to be linked to the Ansarullah Bangla Team, a Bangladesh-based extremist group, was arrested on Sunday from Muzaffarnagar in India’s western Uttar Pradesh, reports UNB. Investigators say he was recruiting young men for terror activities and providing them with logistic support. Sources at the Anti-Terror Squad, which made […]

AL in awkward situation following SC verdict: BNP

DHAKA : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday claimed that the Supreme Court’s verdict scrapping the 16th constitutional amendment has put Awami League in an awkward situation, reports UNB. “We’re least bothered about what Awami League is saying as the party is now in a very bad condition. The country’s political situation […]

EC’s dialogue with political parties from Aug-end

DHAKA : The Election Commission (EC) will initiate dialogue with political parties in the last week of the current month to take their opinions over the arrangement of the 11th parliamentary elections, reports UNB. The Commission will sit with six political parties, two parties each day, before Eid-ul-Azha, EC acting secretary Muhammad Helaluddin Ahmed told […]

Miscreants set fire to judge’s house in Gazipur

GAZIPUR : Miscreants set fire to a house of a judge at Dhorpara village in Kapasia upazila on Friday night, reports UNB. Abu Bakar Siddique, officer-in-charge of Kapasia Police Station, said that some unidentified miscreants set fire to wood in the veranda of the house of Sultan Uddin Prodhan, a senior assistant judge of Kishoreganj […]

3 cops sued in Chuadanga over fake FF certificate

CHUADANGA : Three police constables including a female one, have been sued on charge of joining government job showing fake freedom fighter certificates, reports UNB. Of the accused, Nasima Khatun, daughter of Abdul Kuddus, a resident of Boroboldia village in Damurhuda upazila, is now posted in Jessore district police, Robiul Islam, son of Tofazzal Islam, […]

Inu trashes demand for government’s resignation

KUSHTIA : Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu yesterday said those want to topple Sheikh Hasina’s government over the court verdict on the 16th constitutional amendment are ignorant of the law. “The 16th amendment has been cancelled. A clause of a part of the constitution has been revoked…But there is a constitutional provision on forming or […]

Govt to recruit 10,000 more doctors: Nasim

DHAKA : Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim yesterday said some 10,000 more doctors would be recruited through special BCS to remove manpower problem in the health sector.”As many as 3000 physicians will be recruited in first phase while 7000 doctors will be appointed in phases,” he told a meeting in the conference room […]

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Relief secy among 140 sued over haor project graft

SUNAMGANJ : A case has been filed against 140 people, including Relief and Disaster Management secretary Shah Kamal, for their alleged involvement ‘irregularities’ in implementing haor embankment projects in the district making, reports UNB. Abdul Haque, general secretary of Sunamganj district bar association, filed the case with Sunamganj Special Judge Court on Thursday. Taking the […]

BNP accuses AL men of repressing women

DHAKA : BNP senior leader Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan on Wednesday alleged that ruling party men are repressing women and indulging in various misdeeds across the country with the ‘blessings’ of the government, reports UNB. “How is it possible to violate a young girl promising her to help get admitted to a college? The offenders […]

Bank official, 2 others jailed for 14yrs

CHITTAGONG : A Chittagong court yesterday sentenced three persons including one Pubali Bank cashier to fourteen years imprisonment each on charges of embezzling around Taka 93 lakh, three decades back, reports BSS. Chittagong Divisional Special Judge Meer Ruhul Amin pronounced the verdict in absentia. The court also asked the convicts to pay back the money […]

Bogra rape : Demand for justice gets stronger

BOGRA : Hundreds of people in the district town staged demonstrations on Tuesday demanding punishment of Sramik League leader Tufan Sarkar and his associates in connection with the rape of a girl and assault on the rape victim and her mother, reports UNB. Different socio-cultural organisations gathered at the Zero point of the city in […]

ACC hotline gets huge response in five days

DHAKA : The toll-free Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) hotline number 106, dedicated to receive graft allegations directly from the people, has got a hue response from across the country in only five days after its inceptio, reports BSS.. The hotline received several thousands of graft allegations, mostly relating to bribery in the land offices, ACC Deputy […]

SC releases full text of verdict on 16th amendment

DHAKA : The Supreme Court on Tuesday released the full text of its verdict upholding the High Court verdict that declared the 16th Amendment to the Constitution establishing Parliament’s authority to remove Supreme Court judges, illegal, reports UNB. The copy of the 799-page full verdict was released after singing of all members of the Appellate […]