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  • Latif returns home

    The sacked minister stayed in USA, India since Sept, now facing arrest warrants, cases for his comments on hajj, Tabligh

    Latif returns home

    Sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique, who had been staying in India for about one and a half months, returned to Bangladesh last night, amid several arrest warrants against him. He arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on an Air India flight around 8:30pm and quickly went to his Gulshan residence, said airport sources. Latif was removed from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's cabinet and from the Awami League's presidium, the highest policy-making forum of the party, on October 12 following his derogatory comments on hajj and Tablighi Jamaat at a programme in New York on September 28. His remarks triggered a whirlwind of criticisms at home and abroad. On October 24, his primary membership in the party was cancelled, marking an end of Latif's five-decades-long association with the party. On October 12, Latif went to India...

Arrestees put blame on other Biman men

All five arrestees, including three Biman officials, yesterday denied having links with any gold smuggling racket, and claimed before magistrates that...

Arrestees put blame on other Biman men

All five arrestees, including three Biman officials, yesterday denied having...

Safe food authority must in 3 months

The High Court yesterday directed the government to form a decision-making authority and a council in three months to implement Nirapad...

Safe food authority must in 3 months

The High Court yesterday directed the government to form a...

Day labourer's son abducted for ransom

A human-trafficking gang has allegedly kidnapped a son of a day labourer in Ukhia upazila and threatened that he will be...

Day labourer's son abducted for ransom

A human-trafficking gang has allegedly kidnapped a son of a...

Top diplomats meet to discuss Saarc agenda

The foreign secretaries of South Asia yesterday met in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to discuss cooperation on different issues ahead of...

Top diplomats meet to discuss Saarc agenda

The foreign secretaries of South Asia yesterday...

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    Bay Developments Ltd
Fire ravaged their lives

Everything happens for the best, it is often touted, but for Hena Akter, it is impossible to find a silver lining in the tragedy that unfolded on this day two years ago. A slight short circuit gave way to an errant fire, which went on to ravage her entire workplace -- and her life.  “I have lost everything in that fire,” said Hena,...

Who are culprits?

Police and Rapid Action Battalion came up with contradictory versions of the motive behind the murder of Rajshahi University Prof AKM Shafiul Islam following arrest of nine people from different parts of the country yesterday. Rajshahi police, after arresting three people from Bogra, said two of the detainees claimed responsibilities for the murder on social media. “They claimed their responsibility for Shafiul's murder on a Facebook page of militant outfit Ansar Al Islam Bangladesh-2,” said M Shamsuddin, commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan...

Verdict in Mobarak case today

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver today the verdict in the war crimes case against Mobarak Hossain, a leader of Brahmanbaria Awami...

Sajid's wife trained Indian JMB women

Banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has trained its women operatives in India and the wife of prime accused in Burdwan blast case...

Nizami appeals to SC against death penalty

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami yesterday challenged the death penalty awarded to him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War. In his appeal filed...

Hitler painting sold at 1.30 lakh euros

A watercolour of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros at an auction in Germany on Saturday. Kathrin Weidler,...

  • Glory for Shakib

     Business

Stand by start-ups with policy support: analysts

Friendly policies, tax breaks and a change in the educational curriculum and people's mindset are crucial to promoting start-ups in Bangladesh, young entrepreneurs said yesterday. "There needs to be a fundamental shift in terms of how the academic structure is designed for the new world," said Mustafizur Rahman Khan, founder and chief executive of StartupDhaka.org, a content and event platform. Kalsoom Lakhani, CEO of Invest2Innovate, which supports start-ups, does not think that academics in countries like Bangladesh...

     Op-ed

A latest intelligence report on police reveals a worrying picture of indiscipline in the country's largest law enforcing agency. Based on the intelligence findings, a prominent Bangla daily reported that in the last six months more than eight hundred orders of Dhaka Metropolitan police commissioner have been violated. In most of the cases, these occurred in the form of manipulating transfer orders to stay in the same station as if growing a stake in it. It is easily understandable that this unusual long stay has very little to do with professionalism. Rather, it strengthens their hold on the area and prolongs their nexus with vested interests. As a result, the law...

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