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Arrest warrants against 29 BNP men

A court on Wednesday issued warrants to arrest 29 BNP leaders and activists in an arson case filed with Paltan Police Station. Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge M Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order after taking cognisance of the charge sheet submitted against them, reports UNB. Joynal Abedin Faruq, Shimul Biswas, Abdul Awal Mintoo, Barkatullah Bulu and Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah ...

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Waterbus service, a flop story

Waterbus services between Sadarghat and Gabtoli, and Narayanganj and Tongi, linking Kanchpur routes, have failed to catch on, allegedly due to a lack of proper infrastructure development and mismanagement. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) introduced the waterbus service (with two buses) on August 28, 2010, in a bid to ease Dhaka’s traffic congestion and ensure a smooth journey ...

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Yunus awarded for women empowerment

 Women Deliver, a New York-based global organisation, today awarded Grameen Bank Founder Dr Muhammad Yunus for his innovation in women empowerment. Saundra Pelletier, CEO of non-profit organisation WomenCare Global handed over the crest to the Nobel laureate at a session of the 4th Women Deliver Conference at Bella Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. “I am incredibly honored to have the award,” ...

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Aslam put on 7-day remand

17 May, 2016 Dhaka : A Dhaka court on Monday placed BNP joint secretary general Md Aslam Chowdhury on a seven-day remand in connection with the alleged plot with Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to topple the government. Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari passed the order after Gulam Robbani, inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of Police, produced him before the court seeking ...

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DNA test finds evidence of rape

17 May, 2016 Comilla: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has found evidence of rape in a DNA test conducted on the body of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu, reports UNB. “We’ve found profile of semen of three men in her dress and underwear in the DNA test conducted at the CID laboratory in Dhaka,” Special Police Super of ...

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Holding ears, netizens protest humiliation of N’ganj teacher

Bangla Mirror Desk : 17 May, 2016 Netizens are changing their Facebook profile pictures with holding their ears in solidarity with a school headmaster who recently was humiliated publicly. In a unique form of protest, people from all walks of life are uploading their images on different social media platforms, holding their ears and apologising with the hashtags #SorrySir or ...

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Humiliated N’ganj school headmaster now suspended

Bangla Mirror Desk: 17 May, 2016 Amid countrywide protest and criticism against the humiliating of the headmaster, authorities of a Narayanganj school today suspended its headmaster days after he was publicly humiliated in presence of local lawmaker for his alleged derogatory comments on religion.   He had received a letter signed by the chairman of the school management committee, sources ...

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Farid Hossain new press minister to New Delhi

 Bangla Mirror Desk : The government has appointed senior journalist and former Dhaka Bureau Chief of the Associated Press (AP) Farid Hossain as the next minister (press) of Bangladesh’s Mission in New Delhi.   The Public Administration Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Sunday.   As per the notification, Farid Hossain was appointed as the press minister ...

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War criminal Nizami hanged

Bangla Mirror Desk : 11 May, 2016 Country’s top war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami was finally hanged in the wee hours of Wednesday for the horrendous crimes he had committed against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 to thwart Bangladesh’s independence. After long six years of trial, the 73-year-old Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami was hanged in Dhaka Central Jail ...

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Nizami shifted to Dhaka jail

 Bangla MirrorDesk 9 May, 2016 Condemned war criminal Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur on Sunday night, UNB reports.   Law enforcers along with Nizami started for the capital from Kashimpur Central Jail part-2 around 10:30pm, said Jailer of the Dhaka Central Jail Nesar Alam.   They reached the ...

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