IGP denies allegations of torture

Inspector General of Police Hasan Mahmud Khondker yesterday denied allegations of torture on detained BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury under police remand.

Govt gives nod to sector commanders’ convention

The government yesterday gave permission for the Sector Commanders' Forum (SCF) to hold national convention at Bangladesh China Friendship Convention Centre tomorrow.

DU summer vacation begins tomorrow

A month-long summer vacation of Dhaka University (DU) will begin from tomorrow.

Academic activities of the university will resume on July 1, said DU public relations department.

During the vacation, no classes will be held while university's different offices will remain open like normal working days.

Meanwhile, the summer vacation for business studies faculty will take effect from June 14, as the faculty in a meeting on May 24 decided to continue its academic activities till that day.

In a press release, the business studies faculty authorities said that the decision would not be applicable for those sessions whose semester final examinations are going on or will end by the first week of June.

Boy dies in rooftop fall

A 10-year old boy died after falling from a roof of a six-storied building at Shabujbagh in the city yesterday.

The boy was identified as Mohammad Russel, 10, son of Mohammad Badshah of Manda area. Russel was living with his parents on the first floor of the building.

Russel's mother Rabeya Begum said her son went to the roof at around 8:30pm on Tuesday due to excessive heat following the power outage at their flat.

He fell from the roof and landed on the roof of a tin-shed house adjacent to the building when he was playing with other children of different flats.

Family members rushed him to the National Institute of Traumatology, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (NITOR) where he succumbed to his injuries at around 1:00am yesterday.

Schoolboy commits suicide at hostel in city

A sixth grader of Holy Flower School & College at Lalmatia committed suicide yesterday at the school hostel in the city....

‘Settle disputes through healthy, participatory management approach’

Sramik Nirapotta Forum, a network of 17 organisations working to promote and protect the safety of workers and defend their rights, has called for setting up a system to settle disputes between garments workers and employers through a healthy and participatory management approach....

HC rule on UGC for declaring 4 universities illegal

The High Court yesterday issued a rule upon the University Grants Commission (UGC) to explain why inclusion of four educational institutions, including Bhuiyan Academy, in its public notice as illegal universities should not be declared unlawful....

Training for officials begin

A training workshop for officials of the pilot project for voter list preparation with photos and national ID card began at Sripur Upazila Parishad auditorium yesterday....

Preparedness needed for disaster risk reduction

Claudia Amaral speaks at a workshop on 'Disaster risk reduction and lessons learned' at the auditorium of Dhaka Ahsania Mission in the city yesterday. PHOTO: STAR

ACC asks Chandpur BNP leader, civil surgeon to submit wealth statement

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has asked Advocate Dulal Mia Patwari, vice-president of Chandpur district BNP, and Dr Abdul Mannan, civil surgeon of Chandpur, to submit the statements of their wealth to the ACC in Comilla within seven days.

Two notices in this regard were sent to them on Monday and Tuesday, said Comilla ACC Deputy Director Shafiqur Rahman yesterday.

The ACC sent the notices after a preliminary inquiry, he told this correspondent over phone.

BNP leader Dulal Mia Patwari was arrested by joint forces about three months ago on various charge.