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Huge Indian contraband goods seized in Satkhira

Satkhira, Aug 26 : A taskforce team comprising police and BGB members in a drive seized huge Indian contraband goods from a market in Sultanpur area of the district town on Sunday. On secret information, the taskforce team , led by Lt Col Mostafizur Rahman, commanding officer of BGB-33 battalion and executive magistrate Abu Taleb, conducted the drive at Borobazar ...

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Hasina congratulates Australia’s new PM

Dhaka, Aug 26 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Australia’s newly elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his assumption of office. “On behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh and on my own behalf, I’ve the great pleasure in extending our warmest felicitations to you on your assumption of office as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of ...

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Bangladesh, Nigeria want stronger bilateral ties

Opening of Nigeria mission in Dhaka under consideration Photo: Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria Md Shameem Ahsan recently meets Foreign Minister of Nigeria Geoffery Onyeama at his office. Dhaka, Aug 26 : Bangladesh and Nigeria have noted that there are huge potentials to forge stronger bilateral relations specially in the fields of trade and commerce. Nigeria is the largest economy in ...

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Fatal road crash leaves 14 dead in Natore

At least 58 killed during Eid vacation; probe body formed   Photo: Demolished human-hauler on Natore-Pabna highway on Saturday. Dhaka, Aug 25 : With the killing of 14 people in a fatal road accident in Natore on the 4th day of Eid-ul-Azha, a total of 58 people lost their lives in road accidents across the country from Monday to Saturday. The Natore crash ...

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Schoolboy among 3 injured in Naogaon gun attack

Naogaon, Aug 25 : Three people including a schoolboy sustained bullet injuries in a gun attack on a gathering in Ghoshgram village of Raninagar upazila on Friday night. Among the injured, the boy was identified as Robayet Hossain, 13, son of Jayeb Ali of Bhobanipur Mandalpara area in the upazila and a class six student of Kofilia High School in ...

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Grenade attack verdict to be neutral: Quader

Chattogram, Aug 25 : Awami League secretary general Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the verdict in August 21 Grenade attack case will be delivered neutrally. “BNP is involved in the killings. No matter, who the killers are and how powerful they are, they won’t be pardoned. Anyone who will be convicted in the trial must get the punishment,” he said ...

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Rohingya influx anniversary: Rights bodies call for justice

Dhaka, Aug 25 : Different rights bodies on Saturday formed a human chain and demanded that Myanmar junta must be brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for justice, otherwise ethnic cleansing and genocide like the one in Rwanda will recur in the history. UN agencies and INGOs (International non-government organizations) must emphasize the justice rather than providing relief. Specially ...

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AL leaders making ‘reckless remarks’ over Aug 21 attack: BNP

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. File Photo Dhaka, Aug 25 : BNP on Saturday alleged that ruling party high-ups are making ‘reckless remarks’ involving Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman over the August-21 grenade attack case as part of its plot over the next general election. “People are in doubt whether the government is going to implement a ...

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Holidaymakers start returning to capital after Eid

Dhaka expected to return to its usual bustle Sunday Photo : Holidaymakers are returning home after enjoying Eid vacation. Dhaka, Aug 25 : Ahead of their first working day after the Eid vacation, holidaymakers started returning to the capital on Saturday after celebrating the Eid-ul-Azha with their families in their hometowns. Moderate crowds of people coming back to the city ...

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Young man found dead in Chuadanga

Chuadanga, Aug 25 : Police recovered the body of a young a man, said to be member of an extremist group, from Hugoldanga in Damurhuda upazila on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Bari Haque, 38, son of Babu Haque of Karimpur village in the upazila. Local farmers spotted the body in the field and informed police who recovered ...

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