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152 Bangladeshis return home from Libya

The government brought back 152 Bangladeshis and the bodies of three workers from war-torn Libya on Thursday. A chartered flight carrying the workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10:30am, said Tanvir Hossain, assistant director of Expatriate Welfare Desk at the airport. The bodies of three Bangladeshi workers also arrived on the same flight, said Shariful Hasan, chief of ...

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File report on Khaleda’s health on Dec 5: SC

The Appellate Division on Thursday asked the medical board formed to treat BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to submit a health report before the court on December 5. A six-member Appellate bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order. The bench also deferred the hearing on the bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case till December ...

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Kader Khan, six others get death in MP Liton murder case

A Gaibandha court has sentenced seven people including former Jatiya Party MP Dr Abdul Kader Khan to death in the case filed over the killing of former Awami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton. District and Sessions Judge Dilip Kumar Bhoumik pronounced the judgement on Thursday in presence of six accused. On November 19, the court set Thursday for delivering its ...

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BNP leaders Hafizuddin, Khokon arrested

  Police arrested BNP Vice-Chairman Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed and Joint Secretary General Khairul Kabir Khokon from the High Court area on Thursday morning. They were shown arrested in a case filed on Tuesday night on charges of vandalism and assault on police, said SM Shamim, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ramna Zone). Hafizuddin was arrested around 12:40 pm while he ...

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Unesco to celebrate ‘Mujib Borsho’ with Bangladesh

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday announced that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) together with Bangladesh will celebrate the ‘Mujib Borsho’. She made the announcement while speaking at a preparatory meeting to celebrate the ‘Mujib Borsho’ held at her official residence Ganobhaban. Bangladesh will celebrate the ‘Mujib Borsho’ from March 17, 2020 to March ...

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France interested to help launch Bangabandhu Satellite-2: Envoy

Photo : Courtesy France is interested to cooperate with Bangladesh in launching Bangabandhu Satellite-2 into space, said newly-appointed French Ambassador to Bangladesh Jean-Marin Schuh on Wednesday. Jean-Marin Schuh said this when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office. He also said France will also continue its support to Bangladesh over Rohingya issue. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed ...

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Dhaka to continue pursuing accountability efforts for Rohingya rights: FS

Myanmar must create conducive environment   Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque on Wednesday said Bangladesh will continue to pursue accountability efforts, impetus for which must come from the international community, to create pressure on Myanmar to address the rights of Rohingyas, including their citizenship. He said one of the international legal pathways to accountability and justice is through the International ...

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Govt satisfied with Holey Artisan attack verdict: Law Minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said the government has expressed satisfaction over the verdict of Holey Artisan café attack. “We’re happy with this verdict,” he told reporters at the Secretariat. Seven men were sentenced to death for their roles in the July 1, 2016 attack on an upscale café in the heart of the diplomatic quarter which left 22 ...

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Indictment hearing in Gatco graft case on January 8

A court in Dhaka on Wednesday set January 8, 2020, to hold hearing on charge framing in Gatco graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others. Judge Syed Dilzar Hossain of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 reset the date for holding the hearing in the case at newly-constructed temporary court in front of the Keraniganj Central Jail. Today ...

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Holey Artisan Attack: 7 men sentenced to death

Seven men were sentenced to death on Wednesday for their roles in the Holey Artisan café attack, the deadliest terror attack in Bangladesh’s history that claimed the lives of 22 people, including 17 foreigners. Judge Mohammad Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal handed down the verdict. The convicts are – Jahangir Hossain, Aslam Hossain Ryash, Hadisur Rahman, Rakibul Hasan ...

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