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Bangladeshis keep Gazans in mind on Eid Day

Bangladeshis keep Gazans in mind on Eid Day

Many Bangladeshis on Eid day joined protests condemning Israel's ongoing military offensive in Gaza which has so far killed more than 1,400 people, mostly children and women. Residents of the capital's Rampura formed a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club to denounce the Zionist state. In Narayanganj, rights and green activists under the...

Custodial Death

SI Jahid tortured Sujan

An informer of Mirpur police yesterday confessed to a magistrate that he was with Sub-Inspector Jahidur Rahman Khan the night police picked up garment-waste trader Mahbubur Rahman Sujan who later died of torture. “I also witnessed Sub-Inspector Jahid torturing Sujan at his (Sujan's) residence, then in the police van and later at the police station, but I did not torture the victim,” Nasim Sheikh told Metropolitan Magistrate Ashoke Kumar Bishwas at his chamber. Meanwhile, a Dhaka court yesterday placed Jahid on...

Bangladesh, Bulgaria sign co-op deal

Bangladesh and Bulgaria have signed a deal on Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) to establish institutional cooperation between the two countries. Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey Zulfiqur Rahman, also envoy to Bulgaria, and Deputy Foreign Minister of Bulgaria Angel Velitchkov signed the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of their respective governments in Sofia on July 30. This is the first step taken between these two countries to initiate institutional cooperation, said a foreign ministry press release yesterday. It would now allow regular consultations between...

Bangladeshi youth falls to death in Paris

A Bangladeshi expatriate in France died at a hospital in Paris early Monday, hours after he was found lying beside his building. Deceased Suman Das, 35, son of late Gauranga Das of Madaripur Sadar upazila, was a graduate of sociology from Dhaka University. Quoting Suman's neighbours, his family said they got out of the five-storey building after hearing a noise and found Suman injured. On information, police rushed to the spot but he died in a short while. Suman went to France...

Post-Eid presence at offices thin in capital

Post-Eid presence at offices thin in capital

Although government and semi-government offices, banks and other financial institutions opened yesterday after a three-day Eid-ul-Fitr vacation, the presence of employees was thin as many of them took an extra day leave ahead of Friday and Saturday, which are public holidays. Dhaka city seemed deserted as many people who had left for villages before...

Govt advises citizens not to travel to troubled Libya

The government has advised all Bangladeshi nationals not to travel to Libya until the situation in the North African country becomes stable. In a press statement yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the government of Bangladesh is closely monitoring the evolving situation in Libya. Libya has been in chaos since the death of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011 following a war between his loyalists and rebels backed by the Americans, British and French and several Arab countries. At the latest,...

Five killed in capital in last four days

At least five people were killed in the capital during Eid vacation in last four days. Yesterday, unidentified criminals strangled an Ansar member to death at Kamalapur Inland Container Depot (ICD). Imdadul Haque, 20, of Mymensingh, was found dead in a nearby sewerage line while an almirah was also found broken, said his colleagues. Police sent the body to Dhaka Medical College morgue for an autopsy.  In Kamrangi Char area, a man allegedly killed his wife by slitting her throat in their Tekerhati...

Three suspected JMB recruiters arrested

Three suspected JMB recruiters arrested

The three suspected activists of banned militant outfit Jama'tul Mujahideen Bangladesh, who were arrested on Wednesday night, were recruiting operatives throughout the country and giving them training on arms in Chittagong Hill Tracts, police said yesterday. Detectives arrested the three--Shamin Mahfuz alias Sumon, Zahidur Rahman and Ismail Hossain--in Sayedabad bus terminal area around 8:00pm...

AL, BNP, JP fail to submit audit reports

The Awami League, BNP and Jatiya Party, the three major political parties of the country, have sought more time from the Election Commission for submitting the audit reports of their annual income and expenditure of last year after failing to do so in seven months. All the registered parties have to submit theor annual audit reports certified by a registered chartered accountant firm within July 31 of the following year, according to the Political Parties Registration Rule, 2008. As the deadline...

Recalled envoy Gousal reports to foreign ministry

Bangladesh Ambassador to Lebanon AFM Gousal Azam Sarkar, who was called back urgently for causing indiscipline in the Beirut mission, reported to the foreign ministry yesterday. An official source said the ministry in a letter to Gousal on July 17 asked him to return and report to the headquarters by July 20 but he took a six-day grace period and returned to Dhaka on July 27. He could not report immediately due to Eid vacation. The source said the ministry was...

Historic Wali Khan Mosque of Ctg city left in neglect

Historic Wali Khan Mosque of Ctg city left in neglect

The two-century-old Wali Khan Mosque in Chittagong city, which is bearing testimony to the Mughal-era architecture, is about to be lost from public view, as the mosque managing committee has started the construction of a six-storey complex shrouding it from three sides in the absence of legal protection of the historic structure as...

News In Brief

Woman gang-raped in Sunamganj Unb, Sylhet Miscreants gang-raped a woman after beating up her husband at Kalarokah in Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj district early yesterday. Chhatak police said some five criminals intercepted a passenger vehicle (tempo) carrying the couple. They beat the man until he lost his consciousness and then took his wife to a school building and raped her. Later, locals admitted her to the one-stop crisis centre at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.   Man drowns in Buriganga Staff Correspondent          A...

Obituary

Obituary

Dr Md Mesbahul Haq, former chief medical officer of Bangladesh Small & Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), died at Birdem Hospital in the capital on July 27. He was 77. He was buried at Azimpur graveyard. He left behind his wife, two sons and two daughters. A doa mahfil will be held today after Asr prayers in his Rampura residence. All relatives, friends and well-wishers are requested to attend the programme.

Kamaluddin Ahmed

Kamaluddin Ahmed

Today is the second death anniversary of advocate Al-Haj Kamaluddin Ahmed Khan, known as Kamal Khan, a member of Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association. Kamal, father of Anis A Khan, managing director and CEO of Mutual Trust Bank Ltd, served as a port commissioner in Chittagong and as honorary chief warden of Civil Defence, Chittagong. He founded Patharghata Girl's High School.

Death anniversary

Death anniversary

Today is the 14th death anniversary of Md Lutfar Rahman, senior tax lawyer of Chittagong, said a press release.