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Upazila Jamaat chief among 56 held in Bogra

Upazila Jamaat chief among 56 held in Bogra

Law enforcers detained 56 people including an upazila chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami from Bogra in a 24-hour crackdown. Ataur Rahman, chief of Jamaat’s Adamgighi upazila unit, was nabbed yesterday afternoon from court area in a sabotage case filed over the January 5 election, reports our Bogra correspondent quoting Uzzal Kumar Roy, assistant superintendent of...

Police under political control now: Akbar Ali

Police under political control now: Akbar Ali

  Stating that the police have completely gone under political control, former caretaker government adviser Akbar Ali Khan today said the situation will worsen if a commission is not formed and the concerned law is not amended in this regard. He was speaking at a programme marking seven years of the judiciary’s separation held at...

Blast at Narayanganj court premises, 1 held

Blast at Narayanganj court premises, 1 held

An explosion, believed to have been set off by a crude bomb, took place at the premises of Narayanganj District and Sessions Judges Court today. There were no injuries in connection to the explosion that took place in a public toilet inside the court premises around 1:30pm, reports our Narayanganj correspondent. However, police detained a...

ISIS leader's family detained in Lebanon

The Lebanese army have detained a wife and child of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State (ISIS), as they crossed from Syria, security officials said yesterday. The officials declined to reveal the name or nationality of the woman, whom they described as one of his wives. The Lebanese newspaper As-Safir reported that the army had detained the woman in coordination with “foreign intelligence apparatus”. The arrest is a blow to Baghdadi and could be used as a bargaining chip against...

President declares elderly people as 'senior citizens'

President declares elderly people as 'senior citizens'

President Abdul Hamid has declared the elderly people as "senior citizens" of the country and urged all quarters to work sincerely to ensure their social dignity and security, and other facilities including food, clothing and treatment. "I'm declaring all elderly people of the society as senior citizens of the country to pay respect to their contribution to the society and state," said the President while speaking at a programme here today. Ministry of Social Welfare organized the programme to declare the elderly people as senior citizens of the country. Social welfare minister Syed Mohsin Ali, national professor Dr M R Khan, social welfare ministry secretary Nasima Begum and secretary general of...

Additional police deployed at KPIs

Additional police deployed at KPIs

Additional police forces have been deployed at key point installations (KPIs) across the country including the capital Dhaka to ward off any sabotage during the power outage.  Police units in the capital and elsewhere have been instructed to stay alert so that law and order does not go out of control, said an official...

PM To Address UNGA on Sept 27

Focus on global peace, climate

Focus on global peace, climate

In her speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will highlight international peace and security, democracy and good governance, empowerment of women, poverty alleviation and climate change. Hasina, who left Dhaka for the United States last night to attend the 69th session of the UNGA with a 185-member delegation,...

Albania tightens security ahead of pope visit

Albania upped security yesterday as it prepared to host Pope Francis amid warnings that Islamic State jihadists could be planning an attack on the Catholic leader in the mainly Muslim country. Plainclothes police were out on the streets of the capital Tirana, with some 2,500 officers due to be deployed for the pope's visit on Sunday, his first to a European country. "The alert level of police forces is at the highest level. A large number of police will monitor all...

SECURITY BREACHED

Intruder gets into White House

Intruder gets into White House

The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the...

Stealing of a Twin Baby

Sorry state of DMCH security exposed

Sorry state of DMCH security exposed

Investigators have yet to obtain any clue as to the identity of the woman who stole a one-day-old identical twin on Thursday morning from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). The incident exposes serious security flaws at the country's premier public hospital that has as many as 53 CCTV cameras installed and an adequate...

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