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HC summons 10 tannery owners over relocation

The High Court on Wednesday summoned 10 tannery owners, directing them to appear before it on April 10 on charge of not implementing its 2001 judgment on relocation of hazardous tannery industries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area to Savar. The HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice AKM Shahidul Huq passed the order following a petition filed ...

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Tarique to act as BNP chief in absence of Khaleda

RAFIQUL ISLAM AZAD BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman will act as the party chief and discharge all duties and responsibilities of party chairperson Khaleda Zia in her absence. He will remain in the post until the next election. According to party sources, Rahman was entrusted with the new responsibilities through an amendment to the party charter at the sixth council ...

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6,000 TB deaths in 2015: Govt report

Tuberculosis is still a persisting cause of mortality in Bangladesh as a government report revealed today said it caused 6,000 deaths in 2015 alone. The information was released by Dr Abdul Hamid Salim, advisor to National Tuberculosis Control Programme, in a press conference in Dhaka Wednesday. Bangladesh government is currently fighting tuberculosis with a campaign slogan Jokhha Hoile Rokhha Nai, ...

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10 killed as violence, rigging mar UP polls

At least 10 people were killed and about 500 were injured as violence, intimidation, stuffing of the ballot box and capture of polling stations marked the polls in the first phase of the maiden partisan elections to union parishads on Tuesday. Reports from districts said that supporters of the ruling Awami League candidates, AL rebels and Bangladesh Nationalist Party candidates ...

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UP Elections Phase-1 : Curtain falls on electioneering at midnight

Bangla Mirror Desk : 20 March, 2016 The officially stipulated campaign period for 721 Union Parishads across 101 Upazilas of the country ends at midnight, 32 hours before voting opens on Tuesday.   All types of rallies, processions and showdowns will remain prohibited in the election areas from Sunday midnight to Thursday midnight, UNB reports.   “The polls campaign is ...

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CID, FIB to work jointly to discover BB heist

Bangla Mirror Desk : 20 March, 2016 The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will work jointly to identify the hackers involved in the $101 million heist of Bangladesh Bank. They will also look into whether anyone of the ultimate beneficiaries of the looted money is linked to Bangladesh. The decision was ...

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Talks nothing but a mockery

Bangla Mirror Desk : 20 March, 2016  Sunday, is the 20th day of March, the month of the beginning of our historic War of Liberation. On this day in 1971, the country was in flames although talks between Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and president Yahya Khan were going on to ‘resolve’ the political crisis. President Yahya Khan came to Dhaka ...

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BNP presents Vision-2030

Bangla Mirror Desk : 20 March, 2016 OLD LEADERS, NEW TRATEGY :BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia speaks at her party’s sixth national council as the chief guest at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the city on Saturday. -sun photo The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) unveiled its ‘Vision-2030’ plan, with pledges to take necessary measures to ensure checks and balances ...

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BB $100 Million Heist Deguito, 4 others summoned by DOJ

Bangla Mirror Desk : 18 March, 2016 The Philippines’ Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday summoned the branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, to answer the criminal complaint filed against her and several others by the country’s Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) in connection with the $81 million stolen by hackers from Bangladesh Bank. Aside from Maia Santos-Deguito, who ...

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Philrem to return P10M to Bangladesh

Bangla Mirror Desk : 18 March, 2016 The foreign exchange remittance company that converted into pesos the $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh central bank Thursday apologized to the ambassador of the impoverished South Asian nation and offered to return all proceeds it made from the transaction. Speaking before the Senate blue ribbon committee, Philrem Services Inc. president Salud Bautista ...

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