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4 Huji men arrested

4 Huji men arrested

TBT Desk Four members of banned Islamist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad Al Isklami (HUJI) were arrested from the capital’s Uttara, Titatuli and Narayanganj district on Friday along with explosives, detonators and bomb making materials.. The Huji members were arrested by detectives in separate drives. The arrested has been identified as Md Rafik Ahmed aka ‘Sajid’, 38, Md […]

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Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000: WHO

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report. Only 27 of the cases have occurred outside the three worst-hit countries, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Those three countries account for all but 10 of the fatalities, reports BBC. Mali became […]

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Adilur honored with IBA Human Rights Award 2014

TBT Desk The International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award 2014 was awarded to Adilur Rahman Khan, an advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and founder and secretary of Odikhar , a human rights organization. He has been awarded this for his ‘outstanding contributions’ to human rights, the award was presented to Adilur by […]

Jubo Dal president Alal, 63 others arrested in city

Staff Reporter: 64 BNP leader and activists along with Jubo Dal president Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal was arrested from the Lalmatia area of the capital after police conducted a drive in the area. According to Deputy Commissioner (Tejgaon Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Biplob Kumar Sarker, the drive was conducted by a team of […]

Holy Ashura Nov 4

Staff Reporter: The moon for holy month Muharram has been sighted in the night sky of the country on Saturday. Thus the month of Muharram for 1436 Hijri will begin from today. On that accounts Ashura will be celebrated in the country on 4th November. The decision has been made by the National Moon Sighting […]

PM given warm reception

ABU DHABI (UAE) : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Saturday amid a warm reception on a three-day official visit aiming to further strengthen Bangladesh’s bilateral relations with the oil-rich Gulf nation and increase manpower export, reports UNB. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage reached Abu […]

Homegrown aid web portal set to be launched today

DHAKA : The government will formally launch its homegrown aid web portal, ‘Aid Information Management System or AIMS’, on Sunday, aiming to enhance its capacity to coordinate and manage the foreign development assistance coming into the country, reports UNB. The AIMS is an internationally renowned software application that records and processes information on development activities […]

Relocate tanneries or face closure: Amu

DHAKA : Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Saturday said the government will shut down all the tanneries in the city’s Hazaribagh area if those are not relocated within the stipulated time, reports UNB. He said this in a discussion meeting organised by Tannery Workers’ Union on its 50th founding anniversary at Hazaribagh Tannery Mor. […]

BGB deployed in city ahead

DHAKA : Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were deployed in the capital on Saturday evening, ahead of Sunday’s daylong countrywide hartal called by the Islamist parties, reports UNB. Sources at BGB headquarters said the BGB members had already started patrolling the city streets to maintain law and order in association with members of […]

Ghulam Azam buried

DHAKA : War crimes convict and ex-Jamaat ameer Ghulam Azam was buried on Saturday after his namaz-e-janaza at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, reports UNB. The Jamaat guru was buried beside his father at his family graveyard at city’s Moghbazar around 3:30pm. Earlier, his namaz-e-janaza was held after Zohar prayers around 1:50 pm at the national […]