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Four more PWs testify in arms case against Shahed

Four new prosecution witnesses (PWs) on Sunday testified in an arms case against Regent Group chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim. RAB ADC Badruzzaman, SI Kabir Hossain, civilian Chan Miah and Nizamul testified at the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayes and were cross-examined by the defence afterwards. The defence earlier in the day concluded cross-examining the ...

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Six get death in Tangail double murder case

A Tribunal in Dhaka has sentenced six men to death in a case filed for killing retired Tangail school teacher Anil Kumar Das and his wife Kalpana Rani Das in 2017. Judge Abu Jafar Md Qamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 delivered the verdict on Sunday. The death row convicts are Swapan Kumar Das, 43, Zahidul Islam, 32, Farhad, 33, ...

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Chattogram divisional commissioner infected with Covid-19

Chattogram Divisional Commissioner ABM Azad has tested positive for coronavirus. Ikhtier Uddin Arafat, personal assistant to the commissioner, said Azad’s test report came out from the Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID) on Saturday. “He is now in isolation at his residence and is doing well,” said Ikhtier. The wife and elder son of Commissioner Azad were found ...

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ASP Azizur Rahman dies of Covid-19

Additional superintendent of police (ASP) of special branch (SB) Md Azizur Raham has died with Covid-19 infection, reports our correspondent. He died at 12:15pm on Saturday while undergoing treatment at Mugda General Hospital in the capital. The police officer was involved in publishing a book titled “Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman”.

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 34 more die, 1,282 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 34 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 4,702. Another 1,282 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 336,044. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Saturday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,247 people to ...

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Dhaka-Delhi connectivity positively impacts Bangladesh, North East: Shringla

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said connectivity between Bangladesh and India directly and positively impacts both the North East and Bangladesh. He said four of the six pre-1965 rail links between the two countries have been made operational, and work is underway on the remaining two. The under-construction rail link between Haldibari in West Bengal and Chilahati in ...

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Stitches removed from UNO Wahida’s head

Physicians have removed stitches from the head of UNO Wahida Khanam who is receiving treatment in a Dhaka hospital surviving criminal attack. The medical board formed at National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital (NINH) for Wahida Khanam took the decision to remove the stitches on Saturday morning. Prof Zahed Hossain, head of the medical board, said UNO’s condition has improved ...

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JP picks Asud for Dhaka-5 by-polls, Golam Kabir for Naogaon-6

The main opposition in Jatiya Sangsad, Jatiya Party has nominated Mir Abdus Sabur Asud and Kazi Golam Kabir as its candidates for the by-polls to Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies respectively. The Jatiya Party parliamentary board decided to give them the nominations at a meeting chaired by party chairman GM Quader at the party’s Banani office in the capital on Saturday. ...

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FM for mass signature collection to bring back Bangabandhu’s killers

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday urged all to go for the collection of mass signatures as part of ongoing efforts to bring back two Bangabandhu’s killers, now taking shelter in the USA and Canada. Dr Momen sought support from all, including expatriate Bangladeshis and the people who believe in the spirit of Liberation War to bring back ...

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