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Controversial remarks on sculpture: Babunagari, Mamunul, Faizul sued for sedition

A sedition case has been filed against Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh chief Junaid Babunagari, Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque and Nayeb-e-Ameer of Islami Andolan Bangladesh Faizul Karim for making controversial remarks on construction of a sculpture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Muktijoddha Mancha president Aminul Islam Bulbul filed the case with the Court of Metropolitan Magistrate Sotyabrata Sikder on Monday morning. The ...

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Ensure security of all Bangabandhu sculptures: HC

The High Court (HC) on Monday asked the authorities concerned to take measures to ensure the security of all sculptures of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman across the country. The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice Shahed Nuruddin passed the order and asked the Cabinet Division secretary to implement the order. Advocate Bashir Ahmed stood for the petitioner ...

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Indian envoy recalls Bangladesh liberation war martyrs

High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami recalled India’s cooperation in Bangladesh liberation war during a visit to Liberation War Museum in Dhaka on Sunday. The High Commissioner also paid tribute to martyrs of the war during a visit to the Shikha Chironton (Eternal Flame) in Shuhrawardy Uddan in the capital. On that day (December 6), India recognised Bangladesh as a sovereign nation ...

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Bhutan can use Bangladesh ports: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has offered Bhutan to use its existing ports and newly developed Syedpur regional airport for mutual benefits of the two countries. She said, “We are developing our Chilmari port and Pangaon Port in Narayanganj. Not only that, if wants, Bhutan can use any of our three ports – Chattagram, Mongla and Payra. We are developing a ...

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Bangabandhu statue vandals in Kushtia are ‘from a madrasa’

The police have detained two students and two teachers of a local madrasa over the vandalism of an under-construction sculpture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Kushtia. The detainees are Abu Bakr and Md Sabuj Islam Nahid, students of Ibne Masud Madrasa at Jugia Poshchimpara in the town, and teachers Al Amin and Yusuf Ali. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 31 more die, 1,666 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 31 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 6,838. Another 1,666 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 477,545. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Sunday afternoon. In the last 24 hours, 118 coronavirus ...

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2 arrested over Bangabandhu sculpture vandalization in Kushtia

Bangladesh Awami Jubo League and Bangladesh Chhatra League  have declared to stage demonstrations across the country protesting the vandalization Police on Sunday arrested two people over the vandalization of the sculpture of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Kushtia, confirmed a source from police seeking anonymity. The miscreants were identified through CCTV footage, said the source adding ...

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Bhasan Char a heaven for Rohingyas

“I never dreamt of getting such a beautiful room for living at Bhasan Char,” said Mohammad Mahmudullah in a joyous expression after spending a night on the island. The government on Friday took some 1,642 Rohingya people to the island as part of its move to temporarily relocate them for better living. “Such facilities will not be provided for us ...

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Restrict smuggling, protect independence: PM to BGB

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the Border Guard Bangladesh to restrict smuggling apart from protecting the country’s independence and sovereignty. “You’ve to love your country, its people and work for people,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while virtually attending the course-completion parade of BGB 95th batch from her official residence Ganabhaban. The parade was held at ...

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Nearly 1,000 Bangladeshi nationals die of Covid-19 in KSA

The coronavirus infection rate is declining in Arab region including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) at a time when the infection is increasing in other parts of the world. Media report revealed that the rate of coronavirus infection is on the decline as strict measure has been imposed in abiding by health guidelines and health care service is being ...

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