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12 students ‘missing’ since September 5

12 students ‘missing’ since September 5
A group of parents and guardians yesterday claimed that their sons were picked up by the Detective Branch (DB) of police in the early hours of September 5 (Wednesday). The made the allegation at a press conference held in Crime Reporters' Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) conference room, under the banner of ‘Helpless families of 12 missing sons’. The parents requested the law enforcement agencies to produce the students before a court if they are guilty. They informed journalists that the DB police have so far denied being involved in picking up these students. The Independent contacted Mashiur Rahman, deputy commissioner of DB (North). “The Detective Branch didn’t conduct any such operation on the morning of September…

Bangladesh, Brunei finalise 
3 bilateral documents

Bangladesh, Brunei finalise 3 bilateral documents

Bangladesh and Brunei yesterday agreed to sign three finalised bilateral documents to strengthen ties between the two countries, reports UNB. All the finalised instruments are likely to be signed during a VVIP-level visit next year, said an official. The issues were discussed broadly at the first ever…
Water crisis grips RU dormitory

Water crisis grips RU dormitory

Residential students of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall at Rajshahi University (RU) have been facing an acute shortage of water over the past few days after a water pump went out of order. The hall has 496 boarders. It has special arrangements to provide drinking water to its students. But at…
Strategic approach needed to save hills

Strategic approach needed to save hills

One facet of ecological devastation which often eludes our immediate attention is the reckless act of hill cutting. Since most hills are not in the major cities, their destruction often remains unnoticed. However, decimation of hills has already manifested in grave human tragedy when monsoon triggered…
Terrorism and its challenges

Terrorism and its challenges

The world 'terror' means the action or quality of causing dread and alternatively, a person, object or force, inspiring dread. Modern words like terror, terrorize, terrible, terrorism and deterrent are beloved to have been derived from the Latin verbs terror - to tremble or to cause to tremble…
Islamic Development Bank opens regional hub in Dhaka

Islamic Development Bank opens regional hub in Dhaka

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) yesterday opened its new regional hub in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as part of its continued commitment to support sustainable socio-economic development in the region. The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, alongside Dr Bandar MH Hajjar, president…
Regime, Russian air raids resume on Syria’s Idlib

Regime, Russian air raids resume on Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT: Regime and Russian air raids pounded Syria’s last major rebel bastion of Idlib yesterday after an overnight lull, killing at least one child, reports AFP quoting a monitor. It was the second day of bombardment on the jihadist and rebel-held province and adjacent areas, after key powerbrokers…
Musical soiree with Debolina Sur at Nat’l Museum

Musical soiree with Debolina Sur at Nat’l Museum

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) is organising an evening of Nazrul Sangeet, Rabindra Sangeet and modern songs by Debolina Sur today at 6:30pm at Kabi Sufia Kamal auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, in the capital’s Shahbag area. Debolina Sur belongs to a wonderful cultural family background…
Head coach Rhodes sets example through ‘exceptional’ dedication

Head coach Rhodes sets example through ‘exceptional’ dedication

The newly appointed head coach for the Tigers, Steve Rhodes, has been deemed ‘exceptional’ and 'different' than all the previous foreign head coaches. Rhodes started his Bangladesh job with over one-month-long West Indies tour in June-August. The team's performance in this tour…
Wildlife in danger as apathy prevails

Wildlife in danger as apathy prevails

Moulvibazar: The wildlife of Lawachhara National Park, a major park in Kamalganj upazila, is declining fast due to acute food crisis and habitat problem, reports UNB. The wild animals are coming out of the park and entering localities in search of food. Once out, they are either getting killed by local…
Police efforts to manage traffic yield good results

Police efforts to manage traffic yield good results

In Dhaka’s lawless streets, where the word “discipline” is something unheard of, people seem to be paying heed to the rules of the road at least for the nonce, as Traffic Month 2018 has been under way in Bangladesh since Wednesday. Traffic police have been proactive and are bending…
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