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6 hurt in BNP factional clash in Dhaka

6 hurt in BNP factional clash in Dhaka

At least six people including a policeman were injured after rival groups of BNP clashed with sticks today near the party’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka over forming its new Lalbagh unit committee. Supporters of former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu and Lalbagh local leader Mir Ali Azam clashed around noon with their supporters...

4.2kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 1 held

4.2kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 1 held

Customs officials detained a man along with 4.2 kg gold hidden in his shoes and undergarments from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport today. The 36 gold bars worth about Tk 2.2 crore were found from Anis Mia, 23, a resident of Chittagong, after searching his body, said Umme Nahida Akter, an assistant director of...

5 bodies found on railway tracks in 24hrs

5 bodies found on railway tracks in 24hrs

Five dead bodies, including those of two females, were found on the railway tracks through Dhaka and Gazipur within a span of 24 hours until this noon. Bangladesh railway police and Dhaka police confirmed the news but could not ascertain their identity, reports our district correspondent and Bangla daily Prothom Alo. A male, around 35...

15 DU admission seekers held during demo

15 DU admission seekers held during demo

Police today detained 15 Dhaka University admission seekers demonstrating to compel authorities to hold a discussion for a second chance at entrance tests. The students gathered at TSC area this morning in a bid to force Dhaka University Vice Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique to talk to them regarding their “logical” demand. Police dispelled them and...

Arrest orders for Tarique in 2 defamation cases

Arrest orders for Tarique in 2 defamation cases

Arrest warrants were issued against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in two separate defamation cases filed in Dhaka and Gopalganj for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar’. In Dhaka, Metropolitan Magistrate Waez Kuruni Khan Chowdhury passed the arrest order after taking the case into cognisance. The court also asked the officer-in-charge of Paltan...

Stranded launch resumes operation after 10 hrs in Meghna

Stranded launch resumes operation after 10 hrs in Meghna

The launch, Parabat-9, which ran aground in the Meghna River with 1500 passengers on board after hitting a hidden shoal early today resumed its operation after 10 hours. The launch hit an underwater shoal in the river around 3:00am while heading towards Barisal from Dhaka, said Md Selim, supervisor of the lunch. The launch started...

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

President Abdul Hamid, now in New Delhi on a six-day visit to India, today sought more cooperation from the neighbouring country in the power sector to meet the growing electricity demand at home. The President sought the support when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a call on him at his place of...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

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...

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