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Sheikh Mujib was not a rebel, but was made into one: Sharif

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was not a rebel, but was made into one. Sharif came up with the remark while talking to a group of lawyers gathered at Punjab House, Islamabad on Tuesday, reports the Daily Dawn Online. Sharif remarked, referring to the tragic consequences that followed the state’s refusal to allow a popularly elected leader to ...

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President seeks Myanmar envoy’s cooperation in Rohingya return

President Abdul Hamid sought cooperation from newly appointed Myanmar Ambassador to Dhaka for starting repatriation process of the displaced Rohingyas soon. The envoy presented his credential to the President at Bangabhaban here on Tuesday afternoon. During the meeting, the President Hamid sought active initiative as well as cooperation from the Myanmar envoy U Lwin Oo so that repatriation of the ...

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Woman held with 24 gold bars at Shahjalal

Customs authorities detained a woman along with 24 gold bars, weighing about 2 Kg and 785 grams, worth of Tk 1.39 crore, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Tuesday (January 9). The detainee was identified as Jannatul Ferdouse, 23. She was detained around 11 am. Customs intelligence and investigation department Director General (DG) Dr. Moinul Khan told that the woman ...

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Addl. Commissioner Mizanur removed from DMP

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Additional Commissioner, Mizanur Rahman, was withdrawn from the DMP headquarters and attached to Police headquarters on Tuesday over allegation of his forcefully marrying a woman and torturing her. Assistant Inspector General (media) of police Soheli Ferdaus confirmed the matter. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan at a programme at Razarbag area also said that Mizanur has been removed ...

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Bangladesh’s lowest temp recorded 2.6 °C in Tetulia

Bangladesh Meteorological Department has recorded its lowest ever temperature in history at 2.6 degrees Celsius in the Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh on Monday morning (January 8). Earlier, the lowest temperature in the history of Bangladesh was recorded at 2.8 degrees Celsius in Srimangal in 1968. After independence, it is the lowest temperature, breaking a record of long 50 years. However, ...

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Build yourself as pro-people force: PM to police

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the police to build themselves as members of a propeople force as their duty towards people is huge. ‘You must always remember that you’re the members of the police force of independent Bangladesh…your duty towards people is immense…you have to build yourselves as pro-people ones,’ she said. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the ...

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SC upholds HC bail order for Apan Jewellers owners

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the High Court order that granted bail to three owners of Apan Jewellers in three money laundering cases. The five-member bench of acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah passed the order after rejecting the petition filed by the state. The owners are Dildar Ahmed, Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed. Following ...

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PM asks Ctg DC to ensure treatment of ex-MP Yusuf

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed the Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong to ensure the proper treatment of ailing former MP Mohammad Yusuf. Sheikh Hasina gave the directive as the news on his health and living condition came to her notice through social media, said Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim. Ihsanul Karim said Prime Minister’s Private Secretary Sajjadul Hasan ...

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Play effective role in Parliament: President 

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged all, including the ruling and opposition parties, to play their proper and effective role together in Parliament in fulfilling the aspirations of people. “I urge everyone, including both the treasury and opposition benches, to play a proper and effective role together here in Parliament, the place to fulfill people’s aspirations,” he said while addressing ...

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France seeks Bangladesh’s support to host World Expo 2025

Visiting French political consultant and former Director General of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy has sought Bangladesh’s support for France to host the World Expo-2025. Pascal Lamy sought the support when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Sunday morning. France government wants to host the World Expo-2025. So, Pascal Lamy requested Bangladesh to extend support to this ...

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