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Lax hartal underway in Dhaka

Lax hartal underway in Dhaka

City dwellers in Dhaka and elsewhere have been witnessing a lax hartal on the fifth day of a fresh spell of 120-hour nationwide hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. No picketing and procession in support of hartal has been reported in the capital till 11:10am when the report was filed. Traffic movement on the...

GRAFT CASES

Court upholds Khaleda’s arrest warrant

Court upholds Khaleda’s arrest warrant

A Dhaka court today upheld the arrest warrants issued against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable graft cases. After refusing to entertain the petitions filed seeking withdrawal of Khaleda’s arrest warrants, Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the special judge's court-3 said the February 25 order on the BNP chief’s arrest will remain effective. As per law, none can file such petition on behalf of any fugitive accused, Judge Jamadar said after hearing the petitions. The court also fixed April 5 for further hearing in the cases. It also allowed defence counsel Sanaullah Mia to represent another accused Tarique Rahman at the court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft...

Illegal medicine worth Tk 1cr seized at Dhaka airport

Illegal medicine worth Tk 1cr seized at Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence seized illegal medicines worth Tk 1 crore from the freight unit of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early today. The medicines weighing 160 kilogrammes were imported to Dhaka through a flight from Bangkok that landed at the airport yesterday, Umme Nahida Akhter, assistant director of customs intelligence, informed media via a...

Blasts near Bakshibazar court

Blasts near Bakshibazar court

Miscreants exploded three crude bombs near a makeshift court in Bakshibazar of Dhaka when it was holding hearing on two graft cases filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. None was hurt in the blasts, said Azizul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chawkbazar Police Station.  The crude bombs went off around 12:20pm, 150 feet off the courtroom...

Rizvi on fresh remand

Rizvi on fresh remand

A Dhaka court today granted a fresh two-day remand for BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed in an arson case filed with Mirpur Police Station. Rizvi has been on remand in several phases in connection with different cases since his arrest on January 31. Metropolitan Magistrate Shamsul Arefin passed the remand order this afternoon. The BNP...

8 named for Independence Award

8 named for Independence Award

The government today announced the names of eight eminent personalities for Independence Award-2015 in recognition of their glorious and outstanding contributions at the national level. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the awards at a function in city's Osmany Memorial Auditorium on March 25, said an official release. The nominees are: commandant Manik Chowdhury...

40 truckloads of adulterated cosmetics seized

40 truckloads of adulterated cosmetics seized

  Customs Intelligence officials today busted a factory of fake cosmetics at Demra in Dhaka and seized 40 truckloads of adulterated cosmetics. None was arrested in this regard. Customs intelligence members with the help of Rapid Action Battalion and VAT officials conducted the drive at the factory run by Moonstar Ltd, said Dr Moinul Khan, director...

7 BNP, Ansarullah Bangla men held in Dhaka

7 BNP, Ansarullah Bangla men held in Dhaka

Dhaka Metropolitan Police said they have detained seven activists of BNP and Ansarullah Bangla Team from different parts in Dhaka. Police conducted drives in the capital in last 24 hours till 9:00am today and picked up six activists of BNP and a member of Ansarullah Bangla Team, according to a text message sent by...

30 vehicles vandalised after student killed in road crash

30 vehicles vandalised after student killed in road crash

Students of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University today vandalised 30 vehicles after a fellow student was killed in a road accident in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area of Dhaka this morning. Deceased Md Alif, 21, was a first year student at faculty of agriculture of the university. Alif was hit from behind by a bus soon after getting down...

Avijit killing: Farabi on 10-day remand

Avijit killing: Farabi on 10-day remand

Shafiur Rahman Farabi, the prime suspect in the sensational murder case of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, was placed on a 10-day remand today. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Rezaul Islam of Dhaka passed the order after Fazlur Rahman, inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of police, produced him before the court with a 10-day remand prayer. Farabi, who had...

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