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Baby Moudud passes away

Baby Moudud passes away

Eminent journalist and former Awami League lawmaker AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Moudud died at a city hospital yesterday afternoon. She was 66. She had been suffering from cancer. She left behind two sons and a host of admirers to mourn her death. She was laid to rest late last night in the grave of her husband Mohammad Hasan Ali in the capital's Banani graveyard after two namaz-e-janazas, one at Eidgah Mosque of Dhanmondi and one at the Jatiya Press Club after Esha prayers, said family sources. Born in Kolkata in 1948,...

Selim Osman wins, Narayanganj loses

Selim Osman wins, Narayanganj loses

The Osman family has won the Narayanganj-5 by-polls amid allegations of widespread intimidation of voters. Selim Osman, the candidate of the main opposition Jatiya Party and brother of ruling Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman, beat independent candidate SM Akram by 16,742 votes in yesterday's polls that saw a low turnout. Selim bagged 82,856 votes and...

  

He's in thick of things

He's in thick of things

The arrest of Shamim Osman is key to cracking the Nazrul murder case, said the victim's family members. They alleged the Awami League lawmaker knew all along about the plan of the abduction and killing of Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam. Shamim needs to be extensively quizzed, they said.   Nazrul was among the seven people...

'Tk 6cr Deal'

A Chandpur MP's son brokered it

A Chandpur MP's son brokered it

The son of a powerful Awami League lawmaker brokered the deal with some Rab men to kill Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, Nazrul's father-in-law Shahidul Islam has claimed. The MP's son acted on behalf of Narayanganj ward-4 Councillor Nur Hossain, the prime accused in the sensational abduction and murder case.    Shahidul said a double...

Cash, not crest!

Cash, not crest!

Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip ASM Feroz has asked for money instead of crests from those who want to bring him gifts. It was on Friday at a reception in Bauphal of Patuakhali on his becoming chief whip. He was elected uncontested from the area in the 10th parliamentary polls.   "I will be in my political office from 9:00am to 3:00pm tomorrow [yesterday]. No crest if anyone wants to give me a gift. I want cash. Cash is what I want," announced Feroz through a loudspeaker. He used the word "cash" thrice in this brief and sudden announcement he made at one stage of the programme, arranged by the local Awami League...

Probe into Wealth

ACC summons AL MP Bodi

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday summoned ruling Awami League lawmaker from Cox's Bazar-4 Abdur Rahman Bodi to appear before it on February 16 for an allegation of amassing wealth illegally. Meanwhile, an ACC team went to Patuakhali yesterday to probe allegations of illegal wealth accumulation by former state minister for water resources Mahbubur Rahman Talukder and his wife Pritee Rahman. Following leads from newspaper reports, the ACC on January 22 launched probes into corruption allegations against seven former ministers and lawmakers of...

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