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Families still waiting for Tahmid, Hasnat’s return

Families still waiting for Tahmid, Hasnat’s return

Rezaul Karim, father of Hasnat Karim, has told The Independent that a source in the police confirmed that his son is being held for further questioning.…

DIP trashes TIB report

The director general of the Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP), Brigadier General (Retd) Md Masud Rezwan, has rejected the survey report of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) which alleged that DIP is the most corrupt service sector in the country. “The report is motivated…

BNP plans nat’l convention soon

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has channelled her current activities towards forging national unity to fight against the rise of terrorism and militancy that threatens the very fabric of society in Bangladesh, according to party sources. “Three separate teams on political, diplomatic and intellectual…

July could see normal flooding

With heavy rainfall earlier last week, the Brahmaputra in spate upstream in Assam and to some extent downstream in Kurigram, the Ganges showing signs of rise this week and the prospect of little rain this month, the question arises whether there will be another bout of flooding across the northern plains.…

Call for strengthening safety steps at REB establishments

Against the backdrop of the recent militants attack in Gulshan restaurant and Sholakiah Eidgah, Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) has instructed all of its Palli Bidyut Samitys (PBS) to beef up the security in all of its establishments, said a press release issued by the BREB. Major General…
Madrasah student 
missing for a year
in Manikganj

Madrasah student missing for a year in Manikganj

A 14-year-old student of Markazul Quran Wal Ullumir Shaharia Madrasah in Manikganj has been missing for more than a year. The boy, Robin Hossain, son…

2 ‘robbers’ killed in gunfight with rivals in Cox’s Bazar

Three suspected robbers were killed in separate incidents in Cox’s Bazar and Dinajpur yesterday, reports UNB. In Cox’s Bazar: Two suspected robbers were killed in a gunfight with their rivals in Hinla no 14 Bridge area of Teknaf upazila early yesterday. Identities of the deceased could not…

Experts for moral education of youths to stop rise of militancy

Eminent academics have suggested giving moral education to the youths at home along with academic education and involving them with cultural activities based on the Liberation War spirit to resist the rise of militancy, reports BSS. Talking to BSS, Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin…

Militancy is a global crisis: Hassan Mahmud

Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is launching movement against terrorism with terrorists as she has ally with religious extremists, reports BSS. “You (Khaleda) should at first leave anti-liberation war force Jamaat and…

Call to make vitamin A plus campaign successful

KHULNA: Speakers at a view-exchange meeting yesterday underscored the need for making the forthcoming National vitamin ‘A’ plus campaign-2016 a success to address vitamin deficiency disorders among babies, reports BSS. Khulna Civil Surgeon Office and Khulna City Corporation (KCC) jointly…

Man dies in road accident

A motorcyclist was killed and another injured in a road accident at Bhatbaur on Dhaka-Aricha highway in yesterday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Babul Hossain, 30, of Bilnalai village in Ghior upazila of the district. Sub-inspector of Manikganj Sadar Police Station Anwar Hossain said the…

100 kg hemp recovered

CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Members of Narcotics Control Department recovered 100 kilograms of hemp from Komlakantapur Ghatpara area under Shibganj upazila of the district yesterday, reports BSS. Assistant Director of Chapainawabganj Narcotics Control Department Alamgir Hossain said a team of the department raided…

Terror attack not to affect metro rail work: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the terror attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery at Ghulshan would not affect the metro rail work, reports BSS. “The work of metro rail project will continue as per schedule,” he told reporters after witnessing a mobile court drive conducted…

Italy’s support sought for fisheries and live stock sector

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque yesterday sought cooperation from Italy in developing the country’s fisheries and livestock sector, reports UNB. He came up with the call when newly appointed Bangladeshi Ambassador to Italy Abdus Sobahan Shikder met him at his Secretariat…

36th BCS written tests to begin Sept 1

The written tests of the 36th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination will begin on September 1, reports UNB. The written tests will be held simultaneously in Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Barisal, Khulna, Sylhet and Rangpur centers, Dr. Mohammed Sadiksaid yesterday. The results of the 36th Bangladesh…

Boy killed in tea stall fire

A minor boy was killed and three people received burn injuries in a fire that broke out at Musapur Baghtara of Companyganj upazila in Noakhali yesterday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Sayem, 8. Further details about the deceased could not be known. Syed Md Fazle Rabbi, officer-in-charge…

UP member, brother killed in Munshiganj clash

A newly elected union parishad member and his brother were killed and at least 12 people injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over establishing supremacy at Char Bolaki in Gazaria upazila in Munshiganj yesterday, reports UNB.  The deceased were identified as Golap Sarkar, 45, a member…

Court accepts charge-sheet

A Dinajpur court yesterday accepted the charge-sheet against seven militants in connection with the attempt on the life of an Italian priest in the district town last year, reports UNB. Passing the order, the court also issued warrants for the arrest of three accused and acquitted three others, including…
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