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Syed Ashraf cancels London trip at Prime Minister Hasina’s ‘request’

Syed Ashraful Islam has cancelled a trip to the UK to spend the Eid with family there at the “request” of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who last week sacked him from LGRD ministry. The Awami League general secretary told his staff after emerging from a two-hour long meeting with party chief Hasina on Tuesday that he was not going on ...

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Child murder suspect Kamrul will be brought back from Saudi Arabia with Interpol’s help, says IGP

Kamrul Islam, a Saudi expatriate, had left Bangladesh after he and several others allegedly had brutally beaten Rajan to death.The Bangladesh embassy, with the help of the local police, took Kamrul Islam into custody on Monday. Kamrul Islam, a Saudi expatriate, had left Bangladesh after he and several others allegedly had brutally beaten Rajan to death.The Bangladesh embassy, with the ...

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Don’t destroy the environment: PM tells the rich

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the rich to stop filling up water bodies to construct buildings. She also berated the ill-planned sewerage systems at the inauguration of World Environment Day and National Tree Plantation Campaign in Dhaka on Sunday. Hasina spoke about how the Gulshan Lake in Dhaka had been encroached on over time. “…It was twice the size ...

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Social media swept by video of child being beaten to death

A video clip of a 13-year-old boy brutally tortured to death in Sylhet has gone viral on the internet, creating a firestorm on the social media. It was evident from conversations in the shocking 28-minute footage that one of his suspected assailants filmed, reports bdnews24.com. Samiul Islam Rajan was beaten to death on July 8 on accusations of stealing a ...

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Tarique tried to block Tulip win: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday accused BNP Senior Vice President Tarique Rahman of trying his best to block Tulip Siddiq’s victory in the UK polls, reports UNB. “You know, Khaleda Zia’s son (Tarique Rahman) taking political asylum (in the UK) tried his best to blockTulip’s win (in UK elections),” she said. The Prime Minister was speaking at a general ...

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Ctg people on Eid shopping spree

Eid shopping has already got momentum in markets in Chittagong city, as Eid-ul-fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, approaching nearer. All the city markets are selling commodities necessary for Eid celebration. Shoppers are buying clothes and other commodities for their families and near  ones, crowding in the markets. During a recent visit to different markets in the city, ...

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Fresh evidence submitted against Salauddin Quader

Attorney General (AG) Mahbubey Alam on Wednesday submitted fresh evidence against Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, indicating to the fact that the BNP leader was well inside Bangladesh during the War of Liberation. Earlier, the prosecution had submitted the photocopy of a report published on Daily Pakistan on 29 September 1971, which mentioned that sons of Fazlul Quader Chowdhury have carried out ...

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MPs get Tk 20cr allocation each

ECNEC Okays Tk 6,076cr rural dev project Members of Parliament, having constituencies outside city corporation areas will get an allocation of Tk 20 crore each, to be used through the ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives, for infrastructure development in their locality. A project titled “Rural Infrastructure Development Project on Priority Basis – II” worth Tk 6,076 crore was endorsed by ...

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Rumours swirl over Syed Ashraf’s fate He dismisses speculation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a stern warning to the local government and rural development (LGRD) minister, Syed Ashraful Islam, telling him that he would be relieved of his portfolio, sources said. However, Syed Ashraf himself said that no heed should be paid to such rumours.Rumours that Syed Ashraful Islam was being stripped of his portfolio spread rapidly after ...

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No move to bring back 22 crew members

Stuck on Impounded ship in Guinea for over 7 months Though seven months have passed, 22 Bangladeshi crew members are trapped on a vessel carrying a flag of Bangladesh in the West African port of Conakry in Guinea, as the ship is yet to receive clearance to leave the port. The ship was impounded after a case was lodged that ...

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