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Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

Wild elephants trample 3 in Satkania

Wild elephants trample 3 in Satkania

A herd of wild elephants trampled at least three people today during a daylong face-off with villagers in Keochia union of Satkania upazila in Chittagong. The dead were identified as Mahbubul Alam Talukder, 45, son of Abul Hossain Talukder, Md Shakil, 13, son of Md Forkan, and Md Shahadat, 30, son of Amir Hosain. Khaled...

11 Ctg Wasa staff suspended

11 Ctg Wasa staff suspended

Eleven officials and employees of Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) have been suspended on charges of corruption and irregularities. The suspended staff are: Ashique Mahmud Choudhury, an assistant engineer, Shahidul Islam, a sub-assistant engineer, Abdur Rahim, an overseer, drivers -- Altaf Ali, Abdur Rab, Md Shahjamal and Amanat Khan and helpers --Md...

Tazreen owner sent to jail in fraud case

Tazreen owner sent to jail in fraud case

A Chittagong court today sent Tazreen Fashions owner Delwar Hossain to jail in a case filed for misappropriating money by fraud. Metropolitan Magistrate Syed Mashfiqul Islam passed the order after he surrendered before the court seeking bail in the case this afternoon. According to court sources, Tazreen Fashions bought accessories worth Tk 44.43 lakh in...

Status quo on construction of CCC mayor’s house

Status quo on construction of CCC mayor’s house

The High Court today directed the authorities concerned to maintain status quo on the construction of a house for Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) mayor by cutting hills at the city’s Tigerpass area for the next seven days. In response to a writ petition, the court also ordered the deputy commissioner of Chittagong and director...

03/12/2014

Saving war babies

Saving war babies

Staff Correspondent On July 19, 1972, Bonnie Cappuccino accompanied 15 war babies on a special Air India flight from Dhaka's Tejgaon (old) airport to Canada. Most of the babies were premature, born at seven to eight months, and so they were very fragile and weak, she said at the Liberation War Museum in the capital's...

7 Hizb ut-Tahrir men arrested in Ctg city

7 Hizb ut-Tahrir men arrested in Ctg city

Police claimed detention of 12 activists of banned Islamist outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir from a Chittagong city mosque today after the Jumah prayers. They were distributing anti-government leaflets and chanting slogans in Andarkillah mosque, reports our Chittagong correspondent quoting Kamruzzaman, a sub-inspector at Chittagong’s Kotwali Police Station. “Seven of them admitted their involvement during their primary...

Man held with 14 gold bars, chains in Ctg airport

Man held with 14 gold bars, chains in Ctg airport

Customs officials detained a passenger of Biman Bangladesh Airlines with 14 bars and 77 chains of gold at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong this morning. The detainee was identified as Mohammad Rashid, 38, resident of Rangunia upazila in the district, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Rashid landed Chittagong in a flight coming in from Dubai...

Baira leaders for stopping human trafficking through Bay

Baira leaders for stopping human trafficking through Bay

The leaders of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira) today urged the government to immediately stop human trafficking from the country through the Bay of Bengal. They also called for arresting the traffickers. The Baira leaders came up with the demand at a press conference at its Eskaton Garden office this afternoon following recent...

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