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Defamation cases: Khaleda’s bail extended

The High Court on Tuesday extended by one year the bail of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the defamation cases filed in Dhaka and Narail over her “derogatory” comments on the number of Liberation War martyrs.   The HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order after hearing a bail extension plea.  Earlier ...

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Ershad returns home from Singapore

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has returned home after receiving medical treatment in a Singapore hospital. A Singapore Airlines plane carrying the leader of the official opposition in parliament landed in Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport at 10pm on Monday. One of Ershad’s younger brothers, Hossain Morshed, Morshed’s wife Rumana Morshed and Khaled Akhtar, a member of the party’s presidium, also ...

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Mirza Fakhrul off to Singapore for treatment

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir went to Singapore to get medical treatment on Monday. Fakhrul along with his wife Rahat Ara Begum left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Singapore in a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines around 6pm, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir. Fakhrul has problems in his internal carotid artery. He will receive treatment ...

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Criminal killed in Cox’s Bazar gunfight

A criminal was killed in a reported gunfight between two gangs in the hilly area of Shaplar Ful Union of Maheshkhali Upazila on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Shahabuddin, 25, son of Abdur Rahim, resident of Nunchhari village in Kolmarchhora Union. Shahabuddin was accused in a number of criminal cases. A police team went to the area in the ...

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Innocent people should not be victim of your torture: PM to policemen

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the police members to remain careful so that innocent people are not harassed and tortured during their duties. “You need to keep in mind that no innocent person should fall victim to torture and harassment by you,” said the premier while addressing the opening ceremony of the five-day ‘Police Week-2019’ at Rajarbagh Police ...

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Cumilla court turns down Khaleda’s bail plea

A court in Cumilla on Monday rejected the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over the killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus in 2015.   Cumilla Additional District and Session’s Judge Mohammad Ali Akbar passed the order and fixed February 25 for hearing on charge-framing in the case.  On January ...

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Poll for women reserved seats in JS on March 4

The election for reserved women seats of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad will be held on March 4.   Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed announced the election schedule at a press conference at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital on Sunday evening.  As per the schedule, the last date for submission of nomination paper is February 11 next and the ...

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Angelina Jolie in Cox’s Bazar to visit Rohingyas

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, also a special envoy of UN refugee agency UNHCR, arrived in Cox’s Bazar on Monday morning to visit the Rohingyas. As per to her schedule, Jolie will see the UNHCR activities, hold meetings with officials and meet Rohingyas in the camps on Monday and Tuesday. Later on Tuesday afternoon, the UNHCR special envoy will talk to ...

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Bangladesh, KSA to sign defence deal Feb 14

Photo: Chief of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed visits the newly constructed Bangladesh Mission in Riyadh on Sunday, Feb 3, 2019. Dhaka, Feb 4 : Bangladesh will sign a defence deal with Saudi Arabia on February 14 in an effort to enhance military cooperation between the two countries. Chief of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed made the announcement while visiting ...

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‘Police week-2019’ begins

The ‘Police Week-2019’ began across the country today (Monday) with the theme of “Build unity of police-people, eliminate drugs-militants’.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate the programme at Rajarbagh Police Lines in the capital around 10:30am.  The Prime Minister will hand over awards to 345 members of police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) for their various outstanding ...

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