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Student movement: Families demand release of arrested children

  Dhaka, Aug 17 : Families of the students arrested during quota reform movement and safe road movement held a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Friday demanding their immediate release. Saleha Begum, mother of Rashed Khan, a joint convener of the quota reform movement, broke into tears while speaking at the human Chain programme under ...

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Youth found dead at Chattogram hotel

Chattogram, Aug 17 : Police recovered the throat-slit body of a young man from a residential hotel in city’s Khulshi area early Friday. The deceased was identified as Mainuddin alias Shahriar Shubho, 29, son of Sirajul Islam of Balirchar village in Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni district. The hotel authorities found the body of Mainuddin in  a room and informed the ...

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FM Ali in New Delhi to attend Vajpayee’s funeral

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali. File Photo. Dhaka, Aug 17 : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali reached New Delhi on Friday morningto attend the funeral of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The government of Bangladesh is deeply shocked at the sudden demise of the former Prime Minister of India, said the Foreign Ministry. Vajpayee, a leader of the ...

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4 of a Bangladeshi family killed in Saudi road crash

Deceased Mashiur Rahman DHAKA: Four members of a Bangladeshi immigrant family were killed in a road accident in Jeddah city of Saudi Arabia early Friday (August 17). Two others were injured in the accident. The deceased are—Mashiur Rahman, 47, and his daughters—Saima, 14, Sinthia, 12 and Sabiha, 9. The injured—Moshiurs’ wife and son have been admitted to the Intensive Care ...

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Woman held in city for ‘spreading rumour on FB’

Held woman with RAB-2 members. Photo: RAB Dhaka, Aug 17 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Thursday night arrested a woman from the city’s Dhanmondi area for spreading rumour on social networking site Facebook to instigate the recent student movement for road safety. The arrestee was identified as Mahzabin, 28, wife of Mohammad Riasat. Tipped off, a team ...

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One held with fake notes in Chandpur

Photo: Held youth with fake currency. Chandpur, Aug 17 : Police arrested a man along with fake currency notes worth Tk 1.30 lakh from Shologhar in the district town on Thursday. The arrestee was identified as Iqbal Hossain, 29, son of Makbul ahmed of Char Kalmi village in Bhola district. Tipped off, a team of police raided the house of ...

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Bangladesh Cotton Association leaders meet Shringla

Dhaka, Aug 16 : The office-bearers of Bangladesh Cotton Association (BCA) on Thursday met Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla. Association President Mehdi Ali led the eight-member delegation during the meeting held at the Indian Commission here. The delegation apprised the High Commissioner about the work of the association and Bangladesh India Cotton Forum, said the High Commission. ...

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Question leak: HC orders cancellation of Janata Bank recruitment test

Dhaka, Aug 16 : In the wake of allegations of question paper leak, the High Court on Thursday ordered the authorities concerned to cancel the written test of Janata Bank taken for the post of executive officer on April 21, 2017. The HC asked the authorities concerned to hold the examination afresh as soon as possible. An HC bench of ...

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Work plan of Rakhine enquiry commission discussed

Dhaka, Aug 16 : Myanmar has discussed matters related to the work plan of the independent commission of enquiry on Rakhine State. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi received Ambassador Rosario Manalo, Chairperson of the Commission and its members — Mya Thein, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima and Prof Dr Aung Tun Thet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay ...

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12 private university students denied bail

Few private university students being taken into police custody. File photo Dhaka, Aug 16 : A court here on Thursday denied bail to 12 private university students accused in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police during the student movement demanding road safety. Of them eleven students are identified as – Iftekher Hossain, Shakhawat Hossain Nijhum, Shimanta Sarker, ...

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