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Arrest warrant issued against ex-Sonagazi OC

Former Sonagazi police station officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain. File photo Dhaka, May 27 : A court here on Monday issued an arrest warrant against former Sonagazi police station officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain in a case over spreading a video on social media on Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement at the police station. Dhaka Cyber Tribunal judge Ash-Shams Jaglul Hussein passed ...

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‘Post deprived’ BCL activists start non-stop sit-in at DU

Dhaka, May 27 : A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) who did not get posts in the new central committee started an indefinite sit-in programme on the Dhaka University campus early Monday, demanding expulsion of controversial individuals from the committee. The BCL faction started the demonstration at the base of Raju Memorial Sculpture after the central BCL issued a ...

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Mymensingh City Mayor, ward councilors sworn in

Newly-elected Mayor of Mymensingh City Corporation Ekramul Haque Titu. File photo Dhaka, May 27 : Newly-elected Mayor of Mymensingh City Corporation Ekramul Haque Titu and its 44 new ward councillors, including those from reserved seats, were sworn-in on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the oath of the new MCC Mayor at a ceremony at her office. Later, LGRD Minister ...

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Female cop, rickshaw-puller wounded in city crude bomb blast

Photo: One of the injured in a crude bomb explosion in the city’s Malibagh area takes treatment at hospital on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Dhaka, May 26 : Two people, including a female traffic police officer, were injured in a crude bomb explosion in the city’s Malibagh area on Sunday night. The injured are Rasheda Akhter Lovely, 28, an assistant ...

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Allegations against OC Moazzem proved in investigation: PBI

All allegations against Moazzem Hossain, former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Model Police Station, in spreading a recorded statement of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi on social media have been proved in the investigation by Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI). Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rima Sultan of PBI headquarters submitted the investigation report of a case related to ...

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Make Joyeeta Foundation economically stronger: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a meeting of the Joyeeta Foundation Board of Governors at her official residence Ganobhaban on Sunday, may 26, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, May 26 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the authorities concerned to enhance the financial capacity of the Joyeeta Foundation as a specialised organisation. She gave the directive during a ...

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Don’t do politics over Khaleda’s treatment: Hasan Mahmud to BNP

Photo: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud talks to reporters during a views-exchange meeting with them at the Secretariat on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Dhaka, May 26 : Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday asked BNP leaders not to do any politics over their chairperson Khaleda Zia’s medical treatment. “The government is trying to provide the maximum medical treatment to ...

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Shifting of court: Khaleda challenges government notification

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday filed a writ petition with the High Court (HC) challenging the legality of the government notification over court shifting. According to notification, Niko graft trial against her (Khaleda Zia) will be held at a special court inside Keraniganj Central Jail instead of a Dhaka court. On behalf of Khaleda Zia, Barrister Kayser Kamal, a ...

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President returns home after health check-up

Dhaka, May 26 : President Abdul Hamid returned home on Sunday after an 11-day visit to London and Germany for health check-up and treatment of eyes. “A VVIP flight (BG 202) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:26 am,” President’s Deputy Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told UNB. Liberation War Affairs Minister ...

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Solar-powered dug wells bring hope of water in drought-prone Naogaon

Photo: Solar-powered dug well in Naogaon. Naogaon, May 26 : The term ‘drought-prone region’ to describe a cluster of districts in the country’s north sounds almost benign, hardly capturing the perpetual hardship for people engaged in a constant battle for water, the key to life. The paucity of water also makes it extremely difficult for farming or any form of ...

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