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Ongoing Arson-violence Culprits

Caught red-handed were Shibir men

In two more incidents in Rajshahi and Chittagong yesterday, three activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, were caught red-handed while they were fleeing after hurling crude bombs at police. In the last 10 ten days, at least 16 Shibir men were caught by law enforcers and common people before or after they carried out bomb or arson attacks on police or public transports. A few of them were arrested from their dens with large haul of...

HC injunction on 5 Ctg hazardous industries

HC injunction on 5 Ctg hazardous industries

The High Court today imposed an injunction restraining operations of five hazardous commercial industries in Chittagong until they obtain environmental clearance certificates from the proper authorities.    The industries are--Banaful and Company (Food Products), Banaful Mineral Water, Ambia Paper Mills, Mostofa Paper Products, and Anwara Paper Mills at Habilashdweep union under Potia upazila in...

Trucker, helper burnt in Ctg petrol bomb attack

Trucker, helper burnt in Ctg petrol bomb attack

A trucker and his helper suffered burn injuries as miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at his vehicle in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong this morning. The arson attack took place on Dhaka­- Chittagong highway on the 21st day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide nonstop blockade that started from January 5. Truck driver Azizur Rahman, 35...

AL lawmaker elected vice-president of IPU HR body

AL lawmaker elected vice-president of IPU HR body

Awami League lawmaker ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury has been elected vice-president of the committee on human rights of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The election took place on the 146th session of the IPU that began on January 24 in Geneva. The tenure of Chowdhury, a lawmaker from Chittagong region and chairman of the parliamentary standing...

Dhaka to be split in 2 divisions soon: PM

Dhaka to be split in 2 divisions soon: PM

The government will split Dhaka division in two and form a new Mymensingh division to boost services to the citizen, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said today. “We will introduce two divisions Dhaka and Mymensingh considering the existing size and density of population in the capital and to ensure people's overall services,” she said while...

Bangladesh gets Google Street View

Bangladesh gets Google Street View

The streets and sites of Capital Dhaka & Port City Chittagong are now open for anyone to roam virtually – thanks to Google Street View. Google Street View, a free map-based service from Google that provides panoramic views from streets and sites, is widely popular amongst the travels and tech enthusiast worldwide. A good portion...

  

Crude bombs hurled at JSD leader’s Ctg house

Crude bombs hurled at JSD leader’s Ctg house

Miscreants hurled two crude bombs at the village home of Moyeen Uddin Khan Badal, a lawmaker from Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), in Boalkhali upazila of Chittagong early today. Badal was not at home when the attack was made at his Saroatoli house around 2:30am, reports our Chittagong correspondent.  Window glasses and a wall of the house were damaged following the attack but no one was hurt, said Md Shamim Hossain, assistant superintendent of police in Chittagong. Two persons on a motorcycle entered inside the boundary of the house and hurled the bombs, the police official said. In an outrageous remark, Badal on January 13 suggested law enforcers to shoot BNP-Jamaat activists if they...

Competition on Liberation War history concludes in CTG

Competition on Liberation War history concludes in CTG

When visually impaired Al Amin, a student of Government School for the Blind, Chittagong, concluded his performance with a patriotic song, the audience broke into loud applause. The well appreciated song was one of the highlights of the concluding ceremony of a two-day competition on Liberation War history at Jela Shilpakala Academy in...

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

A local leader of BNP’s student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was killed and another person hacked and shot in separate incidents of Sonaimuri upazila in Noakhali during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. The deceased was identified as Morshed Alam Parvez, 24, secretary of JCD ward no 3 in Sonaimuri union and son of...

Poush mela and pitha utshab held

Poush mela and pitha utshab held

To popularise the traditions of rural Bangladesh, a day-long Poush mela and pitha utshab was held at Jela Shilpakala Academy (JSA) premises in the port city on Sunday. Haatkhola and District Shilpakala Academy jointly organised the programme. Mahbubul Alam, President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry, inaugurated the festival. A variety of pithas, like...

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