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Rains ruin roads in capital

Rains ruin roads in capital

Heavy downpour over the last few days have worsened the state of Dhaka's dilapidated roads and streets. Both Dhaka City Corporations (North and South)…

Nasim warns against ‘war’ within ruling AL

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday said Awami League might face August 15, 1975-like situation if opportunists get their place in the party, reports UNB. "We have to keep in mind that hard times are awaiting for us in the coming days. I request you (Swechchasebak League leaders) not to give…

PM for integrating public colleges, universities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government colleges should be brought under the aegis of public universities as affiliated institutes, reports UNB. This would help reduce the pressure of coping with huge student populations for the public universities, she suggested. The Prime Minister expressed…

Harunur Rashid elected to chair WildTeam

The AGM of WildTeam, a conservation organisation, was held at its head office at Cosmos Centre in the capital’s Malibagh yesterday, reports UNB. The AGM elected a five-member executive committee comprising Professor M Harunur Rashid as the Chairman of the board, Enam Ul Haque as the Vice-chairman,…

CU shuttle train engine catches fire

An engine of a Chittagong University (CU) shuttle train caught fire, originated from short circuit at Sholoshahar railway station under Panchlaish police station in Chittagong yesterday around 2:30pm. None was injured during the incident. Sholoshohor railway station master Shahab Uddin said, “The…

Man ‘kills’ sister over money dispute in capital

A woman was strangled to death allegedly by her brother following a dispute over repayment of borrowed money at Bangshal in the old part of the capital yesterday morning. Police identified the victim as Asma Akhter, 45, wife of Jahangir Hossain. According to the victim’s brother-in-law, Selim,…

Govt to introduce students’ cabinet

The government is going to introduce students’ cabinet for the students of secondary and technical schools and Dakhil madrasas with a view to inculcate democratic values among students since adolescent, assisting teachers in teaching-learning activities and helping prevent dropout. For the formation…

News in brief

10 BNP men remanded SAVAR:  A court here on Tuesday placed 10 leaders of different local units of BNP on one day remand in a case for subversive activities during the hartal-blockade programmes enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance after January 5. The BNP leaders are include its Dhaka district…

Two women ‘killed by husbands’

Two women were killed allegedly by their husbands in Rajshahi and Khulna on Tuesday, reports UNB. In Rajshahi, police recovered the body of a woman, who was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband, from Bhugrail Kalur Mor area in Paba upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Morjina…

Authorities firm to stop plying of auto-rickshaw from highways

RAJSHAHI: Local civil and police administrations are determined to stop plying of three-wheelers and other non-mechanised vehicles on highways and bypasses in region based on the government decision in this regard, reports BSS. The government has taken the decision after considering everything and it…

Couple gets life for selling heroin

RANGPUR: A court here Tuesday afternoon sentenced a couple to life term rigorous imprisonment for possessing and trading heroin, reports BSS. District and Sessions Judge of Rangpur Manjurul Basit handed down the verdict in a crowded courtroom in presence of convicted husband Md Nuruzzaman, though his…

campus corner

SUST ‘Rag Day’ of 21st batch in Sept SYLHET: A two-day ‘Rag Day’ of 21st batch of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) under the academic year 2010-11 will be celebrated in September. The 2010-11 batch rag committee informed it to the journalists at a press briefing…

CCC gets approval to excavate canal

Chittagong City Corporation on Tuesday received a government order to excavate a canal from Bahaddarhat to Karnaphuli River. A total of Tk 326.8481 crore will be spent to excavate the 2.2 kilometre canal. The project got approval in the meeting of Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC)…

3 yaba ‘traders’ arrested

CHITTAGONG: Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP)) in three separate raids arrested three alleged yaba traders with 1,040 pieces of contraband yaba tablets from Shah Amanat Bridge area under Bakalia thana in the port city Tuesday night. The arrestees were identified as Abdul Kader, 40, Mohammad Ali,…

Accused produced before court

All arrested twenty chargesheeted accused of sensation seven murder cases were produced before a senior judicial magistrate court yesterday. The senior judicial magistrate Chadni Rupam’s court fixed the next date on September 6, court sub-inspector Golam Hossain confirmed. Thirteen chargesheeted…

Workshop on use of ‘TEEAL database’ held

A day-long training workshop on the use of ‘TEEAL database’ was held at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) in the capital on Tuesday, says a press release. TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library) is a programme of Cornell University Library’s Albert R Mann Library…
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