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Stop entry of militants

Dhaka is set to seek cooperation from New Delhi in preventing Bangladeshi militants and other criminals from crossing the border and bringing back those believed to be holed up in India. A seven-member team of law enforcement and intelligence agencies that reached Kolkata yesterday evening will take up the matter when it meets Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials. Last week, a four-member NIA team, headed by its chief Sharad Kumar, visited Dhaka in connection with the October 2 Burdwan blast...

Locals besiege Dhaka police station over murder of minor

Locals besiege Dhaka police station over murder of minor

Angry locals besieged a police station in Dhaka today protesting failure to arrest the criminals responsible for killing a nine-year-old girl. In demonstration, the locals set fire on the road adjacent to Bhatara Police Station and chanted slogans demanding immediate action this morning. The victim, Farjana Akter Liza, daughter of car driver Faruk Hossain, was...

PM arrives in Dhaka after Saarc visit

PM arrives in Dhaka after Saarc visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today returned home after attending the two-day 18th Saarc Summit in Nepal. The premier landed at Dhaka’s Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:05pm. Earlier, she left Kathmandu for Dhaka this morning. The flight carrying the premier and her entourage left Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s Kathmandu at 10:35am local time. She was...

Biswal stresses democratic process to sustain socio-economic dev

Biswal stresses democratic process to sustain socio-economic dev

The visiting Nisha Desai Biswal, US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, today stressed for strengthening the democratic processes to sustain socio-economic development in the region. Biswal said this while meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan residence at 6:12pm. During their 40-minute conversation, bilateral issues were discussed, BNP...

31 agyan party men held in Dhaka

31 agyan party men held in Dhaka

Some 31 members of six dope gangs have been awarded different terms of jail following arrest from different places in the capital early today. Detective Branch (DB) of police nabbed them after raiding Paltan, Gulistan, Kamalapur, Mohakhali, Airport and Mirpur areas. They were given imprisonment from one month to two years, said DB Joint...

138 jaywalkers fined on day 3

138 jaywalkers fined on day 3

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) today fined 138 people from Tk 9910 in Farmgate and Banglamotor areas in Dhaka as a part of its ongoing drive against jaywalkers. Sarwoer Alam, an executive magistrate at Farmgate, told The Daily Star Online that some 60 people were fined from Tk 5240 since the morning under various terms. “Today,...

Burdwan blast: Dhaka team to meet NIA officials in Kolkata Friday

Burdwan blast: Dhaka team to meet NIA officials in Kolkata Friday

A seven-member team, comprising high-ups from intelligence and law enforcement agencies, has reached India today to look into how Bangladeshi militants are operating in India. The team led by joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Monirul Islam left for India around 4:00pm, a home ministry official said. The other member of the team...

Rab database to give 150 types of info on a criminal

Rab database to give 150 types of info on a criminal

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today launched a centralised database system that will generate 150 types of information regarding a criminal anywhere in the country. The database will store information on some 40,000 criminals active throughout the country and will help law enforcers to nab any criminal from anywhere in Bangladesh. State Minister for home affairs...

Will East Pakistan break away

Will East Pakistan break away

Will East Pakistan finally break away? A report by the Associated Press (AP) during the Liberation War in 1971. The war pitted East Pakistan (later joined by India) against West Pakistan, and... Khan declared: "Kill 3 million of them and the rest will eat out of our hands."

A tough day for jaywalkers

A tough day for jaywalkers

While a mobile court was fining pedestrians for jaywalking on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue at one place on Tuesday, people were crossing the thoroughfare ignoring the law at others, raising questions about the effectiveness of the drive and Dhaka city dwellers' obedience to law.

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