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DAG Md Zaber passes away

DAG Md Zaber passes away

Deputy Attorney General Advocate Md Zaber passed away yesterday. He was 65.

  • Ashraful Islam passes away

    Md Ashraful Islam, a senior customs official, died of cardiac arrest at Ayesha Memorial Hospital in Dhaka, said a press release. He was 41.

  • Police constable among three held with yaba

    Three persons including a police constable were held with yaba pills in their possession from a hotel in Khulna city on Tuesday, law enforcers said.

  • CMP traffic week: 11,712 cases filed

    A total of 11,712 cases were filed and 945 vehicles were seized in 10 days of the extended traffic week in Chittagong city that ended on Tuesday, police said yesterday.

  • JP lawmaker Tajul Islam laid to rest

    Md Tajul Islam Chowdhury, Jatiya Party lawmaker from Kurigram-2 constituency, was laid to rest yesterday beside his parents grave at Kurigram Central graveyard, said a press release.

  • Fire destroys 130 shanties

    At least 130 shanties including several shops were burned down in a fire that broke out in Chittagong city's EPZ area early yesterday morning.

  • Two CMP cops suspended over escape of accused

    Two policemen of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) were suspended yesterday over the escape of an accused from their custody.

  • Road accidents kill four

    At least four persons were killed and 10 others injured in road accidents across four districts yesterday.

  • Prepare list of vulnerable buildings in Dhaka

    The High Court has directed the government to identify the vulnerable buildings in Dhaka and submit a list of those before the court by November 22.

  • 32 gold bars seized from Biman aircraft

    Customs officials seized 32 unclaimed gold bars, weighing around 3.7 kilograms, on an aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Shah Amanat International Airport yesterday morning.

  • Bangabandhu will live forever in people's hearts

    State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam yesterday categorically said the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman could not be erased from people's minds as long as Bangladesh exists.

  • Not much progress in probe

    Over four months after the attack on the official residence of Dhaka University's vice chancellor, police are yet to make any headway in the case's investigation except for rounding up some youths on suspicion.

  • Golam Sarwar's janaza held at Barisal home

    A namaz-e-janaza of journalist Golam Sarwar was held at his village home in Banaripara upazila of Barisal yesterday.

  • Jukta Front to campaign for democracy

    Jukta Front, led by Dr Badruddoza Chowdhury, will carry out campaigns and hold rallies across the country in September to mobilise public support against “undemocratic” forces.

  • 606 hajj aspirants could not fly to Saudi Arabia

    A total of 606 people could not fly to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this year for various reasons, including illness, death and negligence of hajj agencies, said Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman yesterday.

  • This govt worse than that of 1/11: Fakhrul

    BNP yesterday alleged that the incumbent government is worse than that of the 1/11 army-backed caretaker government, as it has snatched all the basic rights of people and political parties.

  • Work to materialise Bangabandhu's 'Sonar Bangla': Chief justice

    Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain yesterday urged all to work together with a target to materialise the dream of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for building the county as “Sonar Bangla”.

  • Homage to Bangabandhu

    Thousands of Bangladeshis across the world observed National Mourning Day yesterday with due solemnity, marking the 43rd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • 2 construction workers die in Dhaka

    Two construction workers die today after falling off an under-construction building in Dhaka’s Dakkhin Khan.

  • student protests in Dhaka

    Post-student protest: 51 cases filed, 97 arrested

    Bangladesh government has been engaged in a countrywide crackdown; tracking down individuals who they said helped propagate rumours and instigate the student protests - not sparing students or international personalities. Calls to stop such activities have so far fallen on deaf ears.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates 23 bridges

    Death threats 'can't stop me from doing people's welfare': PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she never tried to retreat from doing welfare of the country and its people even after receiving repeated death threats in her life.

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    Truck kills girl in Satkhira

    Two people including a school student were killed and 20 others injured in road accidents in two districts yesterday, report our correspondents.

  • Jihad

    Jihad's parents finally receive Tk 20 lakh compensation

    Parents of Jihad, the four-year-old boy who died after falling into a 300ft shaft in Dhaka's Shahjahanpur area in 2014, have received Tk 20 lakh in compensation from the government.

  • Khaleda Zia gets 6-month bail in defamation case

    Khaleda gets interim bail in one case

    The High Court (HC) yesterday granted six months' interim bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation case filed for questioning the number of martyrs of Liberation War.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP to observe 40th anniversary on Sept 1

    BNP will hold a public rally in Dhaka on September 1 to observe the party's 40th founding anniversary.

  • Hallmark chairman Jasmine Islam

    Hall-Mark chairman denied bail

    Hall-Mark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam was denied bail by the High Court yesterday.

  • Girl drowns in Ctg pond

    A young girl drowned in a pond in Karnaphuli upazila of Chittagong yesterday.

  • Woman held with 24 gold bars at Sylhet airport

    Customs Intelligence officials arrested a woman with 24 gold bars inside her stomach and in her shoes at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet on Monday afternoon.

  • Cylinder blast kills man

    A rickshaw-van puller was killed in a gas cylinder blast in Chittagong city's Sadarghat area yesterday.

  • Caught in the act

    Officials of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday held a man from Chittagong Sadar Sub Registrar's Office in the city's Court Building area, while he was realising extortion money, posing as an ACC official.

  • Prof Nurul Alam made JU pro-VC

    Prof Nurul Alam of physics department has been appointed pro-vice chancellor (education) of Jahangirnagar University (JU).