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146 Bangladesh nationals returned by Myanmar go home

One hundred forty-six Bangladeshis out of 155 who returned from Myanmar have gone home from Cox’s Bazar. Cox’s Bazar Additional Superintendent of Police Tofail Ahmed said they left for their homes from the district town’s cultural centre around Friday noon with the assistance of International Organisation for Migration (IOM). On Thursday, the custody of nine adolescent returnees was entrusted to ...

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Gazipur crash death toll rises to five

Death toll in a head-on collision between a human hauler and a covered van in Gazupur has risen to five with two women among the dead. Doctors say the condition of five others is critical. The mishap took place on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway near Naojorh on Friday morning, said Sub-Inspector Bahar Alam of the Salna highway police outpost. He identified ...

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Train rams into three-wheeler killing eight on spot at Gazipur

Eight people going home after Eid have died on spot after the auto-rickshaw they were in was rammed by a train at Gazipur. Three children are among the dead. A DEMU train crashed into the vehicle when the driver was trying to drive it over the tracks through an ‘unsafe level-crossing’ at Hyderabad, police said. “It happened around 3pm Thursday, ...

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Raise price of Bangladesh’s RMG products: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the foreign buyers to increase the price of Bangladeshi garment products, saying that this money would be spent for further welfare of the country’s four million RMG workers. The Prime Minister came up with the request when Dutch Ambassador to Bangladesh Gerben de Jong paid a farewell call on her at her office ...

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Doubts over BCSIR tests : Section of scientists allegedly involved in issuing exaggerated reports

There are questions being raised over the authenticity of certain reports prepared by a few institutions functioning under the aegis of the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR). These doubts have been raised on reports prepared by these institutions and primarily deal with food items and frozen food. The criticism of the findings in these reports has stemmed ...

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155 BD nationals return home

Immigration Division of Myanmar handed over 155 Bangladeshis, who were rescued from Myanmar, to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel at Ghundhum Zero Point on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar M Ali Hossain said that Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) handed over the 155 Bangladeshi migrants to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) delegation through a flag meeting at the border around ...

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BAF helicopter makes emergency landing in Chittagong

A helicopter of the Bangladesh Air Force was forced to make an emergency landing at a paddy field at Mirsarai upazila in Chittagong on Tuesday afternoon after its tool box caught fire. The helicopter, an Mi-17, made the emergency landing at a paddy field in Mithachhara area of the upazila around 3:50pm after its toolbox caught fire, our correspondent reports ...

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Inu demands Zia’s posthumous trial for Taher murder

Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu on Tuesday demanded posthumous trial and punishment of former President Ziaur Rahman for killing freedom fighter Col Abu Taher. “General Zia killed freedom fighter Taher on this day in 1976 as part of his deep-rooted conspiracy to perpetuate his power,” he said.Inu, also Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president, urged all to be vocal to press ...

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Interpol issues red alert on Kamrul

The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has issued a red alert notice on Bangladesh expatriate Kamrul Islam, one of the main accused in killing 13-year-old Rajon in Sylhet. ‘Bangladesh requested the Interpol for issuing red alert on Kamrul Islam, who is now under custody of Saudi Arabian police, to bring back,’ Assistant Inspector General (AIG) NCB (Interpol) Mahbubur Rahman said ...

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Charge framed against Salahuddin

A Shillong court in the Indian state of Meghalaya today framed charges against BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed for trespass. The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate KML Nongbri also fixed July 30 for starting the trial of the case filed under the foreigners act. Earlier on June 3, Shillong police pressed charges against the BNP leader 23 days after the case ...

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