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‘Casino vault’ busted

‘Casino vault’ busted
A team of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) yesterday seized Tk 26.55 crore in cash, FDRs worth of Tk 5.15 crore, one kg gold and foreign currencies from a house of former Awami League (AL) leader Enamul Haque and his brother Rupon in Dhaka’s Wari area. Enamul is the former vice-president of the AL's Gendaria unit and Rupon was the joint general secretary of the same AL unit. The duo was arrested from Keraniganj on January 13 for allegedly running a casino illegally. Tipped off, the RAB team, led by Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam, launched a drive at their house at Lalmohan Saha Street in Wari around 12:30am. This was stated by Lt Col Rakibul Hasan, commanding officer of RAB-3, at a press conference at Dholaipar, near the building,…

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Declare Mar 7 as nat’l day
Declare Mar 7 as nat’l day
In an interim order, the High Court yesterday asked the government to issue a gazette notification declaring…

Play more active role over Rohingya issue

Play more active role over Rohingya issue

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged Germany to play a more active role over Rohingya issue. She also called on the international community to put more pressure on Myanmar to take back its nationals from Bangladesh. The PM made the call when visiting German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation…
Third master plan soon to ‘save four rivers’

Third master plan soon to ‘save four rivers’

The government has planned to formulate the third master plan to prevent the encroachment and pollution of the country’s four rivers -- Padma, Meghna, Turag and Pungli -- and increase their navigability.  “At a meeting at the secretariat on February 16, a committee led by the Principal…
Spectre of teenage gangsters looms large

Spectre of teenage gangsters looms large

In the vast crime scene of the city, the relatively new addition is the scourge called teenage gang culture involving young people between the ages of 14-22 engaged in a variety of criminal acts, ranging from intimidation to hijacking to turf warfare. The first gang culture related killing was in 2017…
Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumour in Bangladesh

Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumour in Bangladesh

How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated…
Penalty for delayed bill of entry submission

Penalty for delayed bill of entry submission

Importers are going to face penalty for their failure of bill of entry submission within 72 hours of arrival of goods at port. National Board of Revenue (NBR) is making this provision mandatory by bringing an amendment to the Customs Act to expedite country’s import and export activities as currently…
Turkish shelling kills 9 regime personnel in NW Syria

Turkish shelling kills 9 regime personnel in NW Syria

Turkish shelling Monday killed nine regime fighters in northwest Syria, where Ankara-backed rebels are fighting off advancing regime forces, a monitor said. Syrian regime forces have since December clawed back parts of the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in violence that has displaced almost…
Radwan Mujib enjoys ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ with students

Radwan Mujib enjoys ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ with students

Radwan Mujib Siddiq, a grandson of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, stressed presenting history in a way that captures the imagination of youths as he enjoyed the docudrama ‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ with students. “We need to understand how to communicate…
Mominul aims to carry momentum
in next match in Karachi

Mominul aims to carry momentum in next match in Karachi

Ending the six-Test-match losing streak, Bangladesh national team Test skipper Mominul Haque has said that the victory against Zimbabwe would help boost players’ confidence and carry that momentum forward into the next Test assignment against Pakistan, to be played in Karachi from April 5. The…
Sunamganj losing land fertility for topsoil extraction

Sunamganj losing land fertility for topsoil extraction

In an utter violation of the law, the extraction of topsoil from arable land for brick kilns is going on unabated in Dharampasha upazila, destroying the land fertility. The Brick Manufacturing and Brick Kilns Establishment (Control) Act 2019 has prohibited the extraction of topsoil from agricultural…
New police unit to provide nat’l emergency service

New police unit to provide nat’l emergency service

After three years of providing emergency service to 70 lakh people, the police department is going to set up a ‘National Emergency Service 999 Unit’ soon. At least 1,923 personnel would be recruited from the police department, fire service and civil defence, and the health directorate on…
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