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18-feet long python captured in Bagerhat

An 18-feet python was recovered from a house at Madhyo Sonatala in Sharankhola  upazila on Thursday. Local people captured the python, weighing 80 kg, from the orchard of one Kabir Munshi at the village in the evening, said Alam Hawladar, a field officer of Sharankhola  Wildlife Team of the Forest Department. Later, the python was released in the Sundarbans at ...

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PM flies to Madrid Sunday morning

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Madrid, Spain on Sunday morning to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to be held from December 2-13 under the UN framework convention on climate change. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) carrying the Prime Minister and her ...

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Bangladeshi youth chasing Spanish dream dies at sea

  A Bangladeshi youth died at sea while going to Spain from Morocco by boat. Family sources said that Abu Ashraf, 18, a youth of Bishwanath upazila under Sylhet district, died as the boat he was on sank last Monday. Abul Khayer, elder brother of the deceased, informed that Abu Ashraf at first went to Algeria from Bangladesh about 14 ...

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PM meets President

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Thursday evening. “The Prime Minister discussed different issues, including her recent visits to Azerbaijan ,  the UAE and India, with the President,” President’s Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin said while briefing reporters after the meeting. The Prime Minister arrived at Bangabhaban around 7:15 ...

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Political parties, rights & trade bodies oppose power tariff hike

Public hearing on hike proposals begins Photo: Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) started its 4-day public hearing on proposals for raising both bulk and retail electricity tariffs on Thursday, Nov 28, 2019. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) on Thursday started its 4-day public hearing on proposals for raising both bulk and retail electricity tariffs amid opposition by political parties, trade ...

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OC Moazzem gets 8 years’ jail

  A court here on Thursday sentenced Moazzem Hossain, former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station in Feni, to eight-year imprisonment in a case filed under the Digital Security Act over circulating a video on social media on madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement at the police station. Cyber Tribunal Judge Md As-Shams Jaglul Hossain also fined him Tk 15 lakh, ...

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152 Bangladeshis return home from Libya

The government brought back 152 Bangladeshis and the bodies of three workers from war-torn Libya on Thursday. A chartered flight carrying the workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10:30am, said Tanvir Hossain, assistant director of Expatriate Welfare Desk at the airport. The bodies of three Bangladeshi workers also arrived on the same flight, said Shariful Hasan, chief of ...

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File report on Khaleda’s health on Dec 5: SC

The Appellate Division on Thursday asked the medical board formed to treat BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to submit a health report before the court on December 5. A six-member Appellate bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order. The bench also deferred the hearing on the bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case till December ...

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Kader Khan, six others get death in MP Liton murder case

A Gaibandha court has sentenced seven people including former Jatiya Party MP Dr Abdul Kader Khan to death in the case filed over the killing of former Awami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton. District and Sessions Judge Dilip Kumar Bhoumik pronounced the judgement on Thursday in presence of six accused. On November 19, the court set Thursday for delivering its ...

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BNP leaders Hafizuddin, Khokon arrested

  Police arrested BNP Vice-Chairman Maj (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed and Joint Secretary General Khairul Kabir Khokon from the High Court area on Thursday morning. They were shown arrested in a case filed on Tuesday night on charges of vandalism and assault on police, said SM Shamim, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ramna Zone). Hafizuddin was arrested around 12:40 pm while he ...

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