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BB fund heist: Philippines sues 2 Chinese traders

The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against two Chinese businessmen allegedly involved in the laundering through the Philippine financial system of $81 million stolen by mysterious computer hackers from the central bank of Bangladesh last month. In a complaint filed in the Department of Justice (DOJ), the AMLC accused Chinese casino junket operator Xu Weikang ...

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Hasina-Modi open 100MW power supply from Tripura

The Bangladesh-India cooperation has advanced another step forward as the Prime Ministers of both the countries on Wednesday inaugurated supply of 100 MW  electricity from Tripura of India to Comilla of Bangladesh and leasing of 10 GBPS internet bandwidth from Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar) to India (Agartala), reports the UNB. The two leaders jointly inaugurated the supply of 100 MW electricity ...

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BNP unveils vision 2030 : Khaleda empowered to pick office bearers, members for nat’l executive, standing committees

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday unveiled the party’s ‘Vision 2030 Plan’, which aims to turn the country into a higher middle-income country in 14 years and take per capita income to USD 5,000 from the present USD 1,316. She said the party also wants to turn the country into a “rainbow nation” by bringing unity among people of different ...

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No room for militancy in Islam: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday sought cooperation from the country’s Islamic scholars in spreading out a message among people that there is no place for militancy and terrorism in Islam as it is a religion of peace, reports UNB.”I seek your cooperation in establishing the belief among people that there’s no place of militancy and terrorism in Islam…this is ...

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Ministers violate constitution – SC : Qamrul, Mozammel’s comments on judiciary

  The Appellate Division on Monday said  that Food minister Md Qamrul Islam and of Liberation War Affairs minister AKM Mozammel Huq violated the Constitution by interfering  with dispensation of justice and committed contempt of court by passing derogatory remarks on the Chief Justice on a sub judice matter. A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice ...

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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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