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JMB leader Abdun Nur among 5 held in Sirajganj

Staff Reporter Abdun Nur , a top leader of banned Islamist outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) along with his four associates have been arrested on Friday from Sirajganj. Abdun Nur is also coordinator of Chapainawabganj district JMB. On secret information, a team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided the area and recovered huge bombs and […]

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Mir Quasem Ali shifted to Dhaka jail

DHAKA : Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali who awaits judgment on the trial of crimes committed against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur on Friday, reports UNB . The International Crimes Tribunal-2 is set to pronounce its judgment on Sunday in the war crimes […]

Govt considering public demand for re-election: Fakhrul

TBT Desk BNP Spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam on Friday claimed, the government has started to consider their demands for a re-election. “PM recently made a comment that, a democratic government can hold an election anytime for snap polls, apparently we think she is considering, accepting peoples demand for an early election,” he said. Fakhrul, also […]

45 Jamaat-Shibir men sued in Sylhet over clash

SYLHET : A case has been filed against 45 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir in connection with Wednesday’s clash following the ICT verdict against the Islamic party’s ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, reports UNB. Utpal Chandra Roy, assistant sub-inspector of Kotwali police station, filed the case against 20 identified […]

2 Bangladeshi girls returned by BSF thru’ Benapole

BENAPOLE : Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed over two Bangladeshi young girls, who were arrested for illegally entering the country, to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Thursday through Benapole check post, reports UNB. Those returned were identified as Puja, 18, daughter of Suvra Kumar of Mymensingh district, and Sangita, 17, daughter of Subhojit Kumar […]

Shahjalal Airport Asia’s ninth worst: Survey

DHAKA : Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, the country’s main global gateway, is the ninth worst airport in Asia, according to a recent survey, reports UNB. An organisation – Sleeping in Airports – conducted the survey titled ‘Worst Airports of 2014′ which also branded Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport as the worst one in Asia. “Our […]

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Rail minister finally ties the knot

Staff Reporter Railways Minister Majibul Hoque gets married ending his bachelor life at the age of 67. Formalities of the wedding was completed around 4:40pm in the bride’s own village Mirakhula in Chandina upazila of the district. Accompanied by over 700 people, the minister arrived in his father-in-law’s house at Meerkhola in the afternoon. Md […]

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Security beefed up in Kathmandu ahead of Saarc Summit

DHAKA: The police in Nepal have beefed up security in the Kathmandu, the capital of the Himalayan country, well ahead of the upcoming Saarc Summit to ensure foolproof security for the participants, reports Nepalese media, reports UNB. The four-stage 18th Summit will begin on November 22 and conclude on November 27. The Summit will be […]

Juvenile courts can help to protect child rights : Gowher

DHAKA : Advisor to the Prime Minister for International Affairs Dr Gowher Rizvi yesterday said juvenile courts should be set up in all districts for establishing juvenile justice system throughout the country to protect children’s rights, reports BSS. “It is urgent to set up juvenile courts at district levels for protecting child rights through establishment […]