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Empire lost

Empire lost
Eighteen days after the government launched a nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling and casinos, casino kingpin Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat landed in Keraniganj Central Jail following his arrest by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from Cumilla early yesterday. Samrat was detained along with his main associate Arman from one of the relatives’ house in Chauddagram upazilla around 5:00am. Following his arrest, the law enforcers conducted drives at several locations, including their houses and offices as well as the Juba League office in Dhaka. A RAB mobile court, led by Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam, sentenced them to jail in the evening. After detention, Samrat was interrogated by RAB and then taken to his office as part of a…

Peacebuilding
initiative opened
in Cox’s Bazar

Peacebuilding initiative opened in Cox’s Bazar

Unicef and the European Union launched a peace-building programme for 20,500 adolescents and youth from the Bangladeshi and Rohingya communities to strengthen social cohesion in Cox’s Bazar. The first centres or “social hubs” for the peace-building programme were inaugurated in Jamtoli…
Awareness can reduce casualties of lightning, say speakers

Awareness can reduce casualties of lightning, say speakers

Speakers at a roundtable discussion yesterday laid emphasis on creating mass awareness about lightning strikes to minimise the casualties and damages in the country. They said it is not so easy to manage protection from such a quick hazard and that’s why people should be convinced through awareness…
Bangladesh as a development model

Bangladesh as a development model

During Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ongoing tour of India, the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind called Bangladesh a role model for developing countries as far as socio-economic development is concerned. The Indian president was not exaggerating or being polite because in reality, Bangladesh…
Plight and predicament of the elderly

Plight and predicament of the elderly

The World International Senior Citizens Day came and went on October 1. Lots of inane platitudes were uttered by civil society leaders yet the plight of the elderly continues to worsen. Senior citizens in Bangladesh who amid his government’s yearning for human resource development in the country,…
GP, Robi respond to BTRC’s showcause notice

GP, Robi respond to BTRC’s showcause notice

Just before the end of deadline of 30 days, the country’s two largest operators Grameenphone and Robi yesterday sent letters to the Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), explaining their positions on unpaid dues of over Tk 13,446 crore. BTRC official said they have received…
Video of mainlander assaulted 
in HK sparks outrage in China

Video of mainlander assaulted in HK sparks outrage in China

Video of a Chinese office worker being punched by a Hong Kong democracy supporter as a crowd chanted “go home” has caused outrage on the mainland, highlighting widening polarisation in the financial hub. Footage shot by both reporters and protesters showed a white-shirted man being punched…
‘Durga O Bon Jyotsnar Galpo’

‘Durga O Bon Jyotsnar Galpo’

A special tele-drama titled ‘Durga O Bon Jyotsnar Galpo’ will be aired tomorrow at 9:05pm on NTV, on the occasion of Durga Puja. With the screenplay written by Anurup Aich, the tele-drama is directed by Simanta Sajal. Alongside Irfan Sajjad and Tanjin Tisha in the lead roles, the tele-drama…
Ash, Rubel, Razzak, Nasir again fail
to hit the set mark in beep test

Ash, Rubel, Razzak, Nasir again fail to hit the set mark in beep test

The bulk of the domestic stalwarts and campaigners yet another failed to chalk up the required marks of fitness in the second beep test, a method to determine players’ fitness level,  held at the Mirpur Indoor of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur yesterday. But…
Growers happy with rising prices of jute

Growers happy with rising prices of jute

Selling price of the newly harvested jute in the village-markets and other growth centres is now on the upward trend making the farmers happy everywhere in the region. According to the sources concerned, jute is being sold at Taka 1,500 to 2,100 per mound on the basis of quality at present that encouraged…
Deaths from lightning strike on the rise

Deaths from lightning strike on the rise

The number of deaths due to lightning strikes is on the rise in the country with six such fatalities reported in Chandpur and Magura districts yesterday. In Chandpur, four members of a family were killed by lightning strike in the Boro Railway Station Parjatan area of the district town. The deceased…
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