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Man held with 1.3kgs gold at Dhaka airport

Man held with 1.3kgs gold at Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence officials detained a man with 1.373 kilogrammes of gold worth Tk 65 lakh from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early today. Arrestee Ziaur Rahman, 40, of Munshiganj landed the airport from Malaysia by a Malaysian Airlines flight, MH 196, around 12:15am, said Umme Nahida Akter, assistant director of Customs Intelligence. A team of...

Biman hajj flight with 409 pilgrims leaves for KSA

Biman hajj flight with 409 pilgrims leaves for KSA

The first hajj flight with 409 pilgrims left for Saudi Arabia from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at the schedule time on Wednesday. Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon, Religious Affairs Minister Matiur Rahman and top Biman officials bade farewell to the pilgrims at the airport as Biman Bangladesh Airlines started hajj operation. The...

3 held for killing AL leader in Dhaka

3 held for killing AL leader in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detained three people for their alleged involvement with the killing of ward-level Awami League leader Jahangir Alam in Dhaka 17 days back. Rab nabbed the trio, whose identities could not be known immediately, from different parts of the capital. Jahangir Alam, 45, one of the president candidates of ward no-28 unit of AL, was shot dead in front of his West Agargaon house while he was getting down from his car on August 9. Among the detainees, Rab identified Naeem as the main killer who shot Alam in his chest, Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of the legal and media wing of Rab, told The Daily Star. The victim...

11 held with firearm, yaba in Dhaka

11 held with firearm, yaba in Dhaka

Law enforcers have detained 11 people along with a firearm, 15 bullets and 50,000 yaba tablets in Rampura and Khilgaon of Dhaka. Acting on a tip-off, members of Rapid Action Battalion-3 conducted a raid on the second floor of a house at Pashchim Rampura around 12:45am and arrested the seven people along with a...

147 18-party men indicted for attacking cops

147 18-party men indicted for attacking cops

A Dhaka court today indicted 147 leaders and activists of BNP-led 18-party alliance (now 20-party) including then opposition chief Zainal Abdin Farroque in a case filed for assaulting police and blasting bombs near BNP’s Nayapaltan office in Dhaka during the anti-government movement in March last year. Farroque and 98 other accused, which also include...

2 held with 64 gold bars in Shahjalal, Kamalapur

2 held with 64 gold bars in Shahjalal, Kamalapur

Customs Intelligence officials seized around 7.3 kilogrammes of gold worth about Tk 3.65 crore and detained a man in this connection at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. The detainee Al Amin boarded a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines No. BG 087 which landed the airport from Malaysia around 6:00am, Moinul Khan,...

ACCIDENT IN MALAYSIA

Bodies of 3 Bangladeshis reach home

Bodies of 3 Bangladeshis reach home

The bodies of three Bangladeshi workers, who were killed in a construction site accident in Malaysia on Monday night, reached home today. A flight of Bangladesh Biman carrying the bodies landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital around 6:30am, said Mohsin Chowdhury, director of Wage Earner's Welfare Board of the expatriates' welfare...

BRTC bus catches fire, none hurt

BRTC bus catches fire, none hurt

An articulated bus of state-run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) caught fire when its engine exploded on the Airport Road near Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka today. No injury has been reported till filing this report at 1:15pm, according to police. The Uttara-bound bus from Gulistan caught fire at about 11:55am, Shah Alam, officer...

Hannan, 12 Huji men indicted for CPB rally blasts

Hannan, 12 Huji men indicted for CPB rally blasts

A Dhaka court today framed charges against top Huji leader Mufti Abdul Hannan and 12 others in a murder case filed for bomb blasts on a CPB rally in 2001 that killed five people. Hannan and five others, now in jail, pleaded not guilty and demanded justice after Judge KM Imrul Kayes of the...

Liveability Index

Dhaka 2nd worst city

Dhaka 2nd worst city

Dhaka has been ranked as the second least liveable city among the world's 140 cities in this year's Global Liveability Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  Only Damascus in war-torn Syria lags behind Dhaka, which was placed in second position last year too and at the bottom the year before. The list is prepared based on the scores across a range of criteria, including health care, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. The capital of Bangladesh had come second from the bottom of the GLI index in 2012 and 2011.  Australia's Melbourne has retained its status as the world's most liveable city for the fourth consecutive year, outscoring three other Australian cities in...

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