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Nisha Biswal in city

Nisha Desai Biswal, US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, arrived here yesterday on a three-day visit. She will have meetings with top government officials and leaders of opposition party, business community, labour and RMG sectors. She will also meet BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan residence at 6:00pm today, Khaleda's press wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told UNB. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, party chairperson's advisers Riaz Rahman and Sabihuddin Ahmed; and Vice-chairman...

Low voltage caused Nov 1 blackout

The government committee formed to probe the November 1 nationwide blackout could not find out exactly what had caused one of the longest and widespread power cut in the country. In its probe report submitted to the power, energy and mineral resources ministry yesterday, it cited low voltage as the main reason behind the nearly 10-hour power outage.  "But we could not identify the location that set off the low voltage," Mohammad Hossain, member secretary of the nine-member team, told The...

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...

Government has confidence in armed forces

President Abdul Hamid yesterday said the government has strong trust and confidence in the armed forces. “This is the reason members of the armed forces are deployed in times of need for the services of the country and the nation. In the same manner, the armed forces would have to contribute in the future in welfare activities,” he said. Hamid made the remarks while addressing the 5th Corps reunion of the Signal Corps and march-past at the Shaheed Captain Abdul Hamid...

War Crimes Verdict

Dhaka protests resolution in Pakistan's Khyber assembly

The government has strongly protested the resolution adopted by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial Assembly of Pakistan on the war crimes verdicts, terming it "direct interference" in the internal affairs of Bangladesh. In a diplomatic note sent to the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka yesterday, the Foreign Ministry deplored the adoption of the said resolution by the KPK Assembly, which it said was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed by the convicted individuals...

War Crimes Verdict

Convict, govt can seek SC review

Putting an end to all confusions, the Supreme Court has said a convicted war criminal can seek review of verdict on the appeal in 15 days since receiving the certified copy of the judgment or being informed about it. Thus, it becomes clear that Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, whose death penalty was upheld by the SC on November 3 in a war crimes case, is allowed to move a review petition. The prosecution can file the petition as well. "It [review petition] can be...

We’ll bring change if people want: Khaleda

We’ll bring change if people want: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today said her party was waiting for the people’s consent to oust the ruling government and bring change in the country. She blamed the incumbent Awami League government for crossing all previous limits of corruption and repression on the people. “The people are fed-up with the misrule of the government. They...

Find proper formalin detection kit

The High Court yesterday ordered the government to buy proper formalin detection kits within next two months as the Formaldehyde Meter Z-300 has been found faulty. It also asked the government to form an expert committee which will recommend an appropriate device for detecting formalin in foods. The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice M Khasruzzaman passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Fruit Importers' Association. The petition was lodged with the court in early July...


Latif Siddique sent to jail on surrender

Latif Siddique sent to jail on surrender

A Dhaka court today sent sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique to prison on surrender before a police station in a case filed for his comments demeaning hajj. Latif Siddique surrendered at Dhanmondi Model Police Station around 1:30pm, Mohammad Jahangir, a sub-inspector of the police station, told The Daily Star Online. He was produced before Dhaka...

Govt had support for Latif: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today lambasted the government for allowing sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique to come out of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport without any barrier. “It proves that the government had complete support for him,” Fakhrul said while talking to reporters after a call on with visiting Swedish Minister Isabella Lovin at the Swedish ambassador's office at Gulshan. At a press briefing later in the day at the party’s Nayapaltan office, BNP joint secretary general Rizvi...

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