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Steps to check erosion by Kirtankhola

Steps to check erosion by Kirtankhola

Locals with the assistance of Water Development Board have taken measures to construct an embankment voluntarily to prevent erosion by the Kirtankhola…

BIWTA officials warn launch operators

Officials of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) yesterday held a meeting with representatives of the Launch Owners’ Association, law enforcement agencies and the local administration to discuss safety issues relating to Eid special vessels and passengers. The meeting was held…

88 pc slum dwellers have no access to water, sanitation

Eighty-eight percent of the slum dwellers in the capital have no access to drinking water, and proper sanitation and sewerage services, experts said. “There are about five million people in 3,400 slums of the capital. Of them, the Dhaka WASA (Water Supply & Sewerage Authority) has given only…

Probe body to grill six Maheshkhali Razakars

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 yesterday allowed a plea of the investigation agency to interrogate six alleged Razakars from Maheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar, at its Dhanmandi safe house in the city, reports BSS. Justice Obaidul Hassan, chairman of the three-member panel of the ICT-2, passed…

ICT-2 sends Moslem to jail

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) - 2 yesterday sent Moslem Prodhan, alleged Razakar commander from Nikli, Kishoreganj, to jail, reports BSS. The ICT-2 passed the order as police produced the accused before the court yesterday morning.  Kishoreganj police arrested the sexagenarian accused…

Arrest warrant issued against 28 BNP men

A court here yesterday issued warrant for the arrest of 28 fugitive BNP leaders, including Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah and Amanullah Aman, in connection with a case filed with Mirpur Police Station under the Special Powers Act, reports UNB. Dhaka Metropolitan Special Tribunal-1 Judge Mohammad Quamrul…

Wage board for electronic media under scrutiny: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government is examining the formation of a wage board for electronic media professionals, reports BSS. “The wage board would be constituted for journalists and technicians of the electronic media following the existing law,” she said, while…

98 coronary stents seized at Dhaka airport

Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) officials seized 98 coronary stents worth around Tk 2 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday, reports UNB. A stent is a tube or other device placed in the body to create a passage between two hollow spaces. The most common…

Youth held with yaba tablets

Police arrested a man along with 1,880 pieces of contraband yaba tablets from Shah Amanat Bridge area of Bakalia in Chittagong city early yesterday. The arrestee was identified as Abdus Salam (22),  from Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar distric

Khulna tailors passing busy hours

Tailors of Khulna are passing busy time for making dresses of ladies, gents, youths, boys and girls for delivering those before the Eid day. Affluent buyers pass their Eid festival in merriment wearing the dresses, but the makers who forsake their happiness to process these dresses become happy to some…

Security tightened in Barisal for Eid

The law enforcing agencies in Barisal city have undertaken strong security measures to ensure hassle-free shopping and peaceful celebration of Eid-ul-fitr. Members of the law enforcing agencies have been put on high alert also to curb extortion, theft, mugging and pick pocketing. Barisal Metropolitan…

Boy crushed to death; bus set on fire

Angry mob set a bus ablaze after a minor boy was crushed under its wheels on Mirpur Road near Science Laboratory in the capital yesterday, reports UNB The deceased was identified as Fahim, 10. Officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi police station Nur-e-Azam Miah said a bus knocked down Fahim and ran over him…

Mobile court attacked

A mobile court came under attack by a group of allegedland grabbers during a drive to evict them from East Port Colony area under Bandar Police Station of the city yesterday. No one was reportedly injured in the attack; however the law enforcers lobbed tear shells to bring the situation under control,…

7 more days given for probe report

The date for submitting the report of investigation into raising fund for promotion in Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP) has been extended by seven days. Abu Saleh Md Raihan, deputy commissioner (traffic) of BMP, said the five-member probe committee of BMP, led by him, that had been formed on July 3,…

Daring power metre tampering detected

The special tusk force of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) has recently unearthed a daring incident of electric metre tampering. The bill forgery incident through hiding the metre, burning it and rubbing off the reading took place at a tiles factory tiled Euro Marble and Granite Industries.…

22 shanties, 3 shops gutted

Fire gutted around 22 shanties and 3 shops in two different incidents in Chittagong city yesterday morning and Tuesday night. The fire originated from electric short circuit and no casualty was reported in these incidents, said fire service sources. In first incident, Mohammad Yahia, assistant director…

Journo Obaidul Hoque hospitalised

CHITTAGONG: Renowned journalist Obaidul Hoque, 87, who was admitted to hospital on July 3 with various old-age complications, is undergoing treatment at the Medical Centre at GEC crossing area, reports BSS. He has been suffering from various old-age complications and is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)…

Woman commits suicide

 A woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling in her house in Shershah Colony area under Bayezid Police Station in the city yesterday. The deceased was identified as Akhi Debnath, 20, wife of Dalim Debnath of Shafi Colony of the area.  Md Hamid, Nayek of Chittagong…

News in brief

2 held with 11,500 yaba tablets Department of Narcotic Control (DNC) on Tuesday morning arrested two suspected drug peddlers along with 11,500 contraband yaba tablets from the city’s Turag and Uttara areas. A DNC team raided house no-30, block-B at Baunia area under Turag police station and arrested…

Campus corner

JU Mathematics dept launches new programme The Department of Mathematics of Jahangirnagar University (JU) launched one year Professional Master of Science in Mathematics (PMSM) programme, says a press release. Applicants having at least a Bachelor degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics,…
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