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5 villages flooded in Bhola

Photo: 5 villages flooded in Bhola. Bhola, Jul 17 : At least seven hundred families of five villages in Tazumuddin and Char Fasson upazilas in the district have been flooded following tidal water and heavy rainfall for last two days. The ring embankment near the earthen dam of Dalalkandi area of Chandpur union in Tazumuddin upazila was broke down on ...

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Khaleda denied bail in Narail defamation case

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Narail, Jul 17 : A court here on Tuesday denied bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation case filed over her ‘derogatory remarks’ about freedom fighters and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Judge Jahidul Azad, senior judicial magistrate of Narail court, passed the order. Earlier on July 2, the court ended the hearing ...

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Social safety net allowances not meant to run whole family: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File Photo Dhaka, Jul 17 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said allowances being provided under the social safety net programmes are  not meant  to run the whole family or make one reluctant about  work. “These allowances are just to ensure that no one suffers from starvation, but nobody should stay away from work,” she ...

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Crude bomb attack on BNP rally in Rajshahi, 5 hurt

Photo: People are seen fleeing following a crude bomb attack on a BNP rally at Sagorpara in Rajshahi city on Tuesday, July 17. Rajshahi, Jul 17 : At least five people including a journalist were injured in a crude bomb attack at an election rally of BNP candidate of Rajshahi City Corporation election in Sagorpara area on Tuesday morning. The ...

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Microbus gas-cylinder blast kills 3 in Tangail

Tangail, Jul 17 : Three passengers of a microbus were killed and four others, including three policemen, injured as its gas-cylinder exploded at Kumudini College intersection in the district town early Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Jannatul Ferdous Bonna, 19, her maternal uncle Sirajul Islam, 60, and her cousin Faruk Hossain, 42. Saidur Rahman, office-in-charge of Tangail Model Police ...

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IOM to help BD repatriate in Rohingyas, its DG tells PM

 Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Dhaka, July 16 : Visiting Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing on Monday reaffirmed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that his organisation will extend all sorts of support to Bangladesh for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. “We’ve vast experience about repatriation …we’ll give you all sorts of support…this is an ...

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DU teachers, students demand punishment of teachers’ assaulters

Dhaka, Jul 16 : Students and teachers of International Relations of Dhaka University formed a human chain on the campus protesting the assault on  Associate Professor of the department Mohammad Tanzimuddin Khan and two other teachers of the university allegedly by BCL men. Carrying placards inscribed with different message including “why teachers are assaulted” and “We want justice” the teachers ...

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4 BD students join Biology Olympiad in Iran

Dhaka, July 16 : Four Bangladeshi high school students have  joined the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Iran. They are Auddithio Nag, Bayezid Mia, Tmzid Hossain Tanim and Prokriti Projukti. The Olympiad began on July 15 and it will continue until July 22, said a press release. The IBO 2018 has been organised by the Ministry of Education, Iran in ...

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5 killed as truck overturns in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Jul 16 : Five people were killed and nine others injured as a bamboo-laden truck overturned in front of Balukhali customs office in Ukhia upazila on Monday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Ekramul Siddik, assistant commissioner of Ukhia upazila, said the bamboo-laden truck overturned on four human haulers and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw ...

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Panama Papers leak: ACC quizzing United Group chairman, directors

Dhaka, Jul 16 : The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is quizzing the chairman and three directors of United Group in regard to Panama Papers leak here on Monday morning. S M MAkhter Hamid Bhuiya, deputy director of ACC started to interrogate Chairman of the United Group Hasan Mahmud Raza and three directors – Khandkar Mainul Ahasan, Akhtar Mahmud and Ahmed Ismail ...

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