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Dhaka to engage FBI in Avijit murder probe

Dhaka to engage FBI in Avijit murder probe

Dhaka has decided to take the help of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate the murder of blogger Avijit Roy. The development follows an offer by the United States in this regard. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali conveyed the government decision to a group of top diplomats including the USA during a meeting at the State Guesthouse Padma this afternoon. According to a highly-placed source at the foreign ministry, Mahmood Ali shared “the government’s decision to positively respond to the US’ offer to engage the FBI in unearthing...

UN climate head Rajendra Pachauri resigns

UN climate head Rajendra Pachauri resigns

The head of the United Nations climate change panel (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri, has stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations. A spokesman for Pachauri told the IPCC that he had resigned from his position with immediate effect. Indian police are investigating a complaint from a 29-year-old woman working in Pachauri's office in Delhi. Pachauri has denied the...

2 Biman employees sued over gold smuggling

2 Biman employees sued over gold smuggling

Once again Biman employees’ involvement with gold smuggling rackets was found in primary investigation into the recovery of 14 kilograms of gold yesterday. Following recovery of the 120 gold bars from the cargo hold of BG- 046 flight, customs intelligence found involvement of Emranul Islam, a mechanic of engineering and maintenance section, and another...

Jihad's Death In Well

MJF seeks fair probe, justice

Manusher Jonno Foundation, an organisation working on human rights and governance issues, and its 17 associate child rights groups, yesterday demanded a fair investigation into the incident and exemplary punishment for those responsible for the tragic death of four-year-old Jihad. In a statement, MJF expressed its concern at, what it said, the negligence of the authorities concerned and irresponsibility in rescuing Jihad from a well. The statement signed by MJF Executive Director Shaheen Anam said the expertise and responsibility of the...

BNP reveals Sundarbans oil spill probe findings today

BNP will make public today the findings of its investigation into the oil-tanker crash in the Shela River of the Sundarbans and the subsequent effects on the biodiversity of the world's largest mangrove forest due to oil spill. The findings will be revealed at a press conference at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office at 11:00am, her media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told the news agency. He said chief of the seven-member probe body, formed on December 20, and BNP...

ACC drops probe on AL MP Enamul’s wealth

ACC drops probe on AL MP Enamul’s wealth

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has dropped its investigation on the wealth of ruling Awami Legaue lawmaker Enamul Haque saying that the allegations against him were false. The Rajshahi-4 lawmaker came under the graft radar following an ACC report alleging that he had hidden Tk 215 crore worth asset in his wealth statement submitted to...

Court opens case against Catalan leader for breakaway vote

Catalonia's president Artur Mas was placed under investigation yesterday for holding a banned vote on whether his region should be independent from Spain. The Catalonia High Court said that Mas was under judicial investigation for flouting a injunction against holding the symbolic vote on November 9. Prosecutors have accused him of civil disobedience, abuse of power and embezzlement of public funds for pressing ahead with the vote. If charges were brought against him, Mas could risk a jail sentence of several years...

Cop Brutality on Barisal Medical Students

Condemnations pour in, justice demanded

Condemnations pour in, justice demanded

Widespread condemnation and demand for an investigation and punishment for members of Barisal Metropolitan Police poured in yesterday over Wednesday's indiscriminate and unrestrained baton charge on agitators, mostly females, before Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital. Five of the 22 demonstrators who suffered injuries have been released from the hospital while eight are still not...

Nurul Islam's Death in 2008 House Fire

Law enforcers, family still at loggerheads

Law enforcers, family still at loggerheads

Over the last six years, the investigation into the fire that killed Gonotantri Party president Nurul Islam and his son had changed the hands of two law enforcement agencies but it remains virtually inconclusive with the law enforcers calling it an accident and the family claiming it to be an arson attack and demanding further inquiry and interrogation of Nurul's political rivals. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was the first to launch a probe after the house fire in 2008, and submitted the final report early last year following five years of work. Then the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) started further inquiry last June and submitted its report last December. Both...

Probe on Subhan 'flawed, improper'

A defence counsel of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan yesterday told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that the investigation against his client was “flawed and improper.” “It was a dictated investigation,” Mizanul Islam said, while placing closing arguments for the fourth day. Speaking on the sixth charge relating to a mass killing in Satbaria of Pabna, he said that while most prosecution witnesses said Sindurpur and Kandurpur villages, two crime spots, of Pabna eroded into the river, Investigation Officer Noor Hossain said he...

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