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Salahuddin sent to judicial custody

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a court in Shillong, the capital city of the Indian state of Meghalaya, where the BNP leader was found after 63 days of apparent disappearance. Shillong district and sessions court judge KML Nongbri passed the order on Wednesday after a hearing ...

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Modi due on June 6

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the capital on June 6 on a two-day state visit, Dhaka and New Delhi simultaneously announced yesterday, ending all the speculations about the Indian leader’s maiden visit to the next-door neighbour. The foreign ministry and Indian External Affairs Ministry hoped that the visit will further strengthen the relationship between the two countries. “At ...

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Latif Siddique gets bail in seven cases : Hefazat threatens non-stop hartal

The High Court on Tuesday granted six-month’s bail to former minister Abdul Latif Siddique in seven cases filed against him for hurting religious sentiment of Muslims by making derogatory remarks on Islam and Hajj. The HC bench of Justice Md Nizamul Huq and Justice Farid Ahmed also issued separate rules asking the government why the proceedings of the cases should ...

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NBR asks for information on Transcom Group chief Latifur Rahman’s bank accounts, assets

The National Board of Revenue detectives are seeking details of accounts Transcom Group Chairman Latifur Rahman and his wife Shahnaz Rahman hold with banks. The group owns Bangla daily Prothom Alo and English broadsheet The Daily Star. The NBR’s Central Intelligence Cell recently wrote to scheduled banks asking them to send information for the past seven years on the ‘Business ...

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Court asks to interrogate at jail gate :  Fakhrul denied bail in 3 cases

A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition and remand prayer of BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in three cases. The court also ordered to interrogate the BNP leader at jail gate. Metropolitan Magistrate Ashok Kumar Dutta passed these orders rejecting two petitions. Earlier in the morning, police produced Fakhrul seeking 30-day remand prayer. The cases ...

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2 war criminals get life until death

A tribunal inDhaka today sentenced Mahidur Rahman and Afsar Hossain to life until death for their involvement in killing 24 people in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj during the Liberation War in 1971. They were jailed for five years as the two, accompanied by armed Razakars, launched a systematic attack on Kabirajtola and Eradot Biswasertola on October 13, 1971 and looted ...

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Salahuddin return depends on Indian decision: Kamal

State minister for home affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said they are awaiting the Indian government’s decision regarding the repatriation of Salahuddin Ahmed, joint secretary general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), from Shillong, India. The BNP leader is currently undergoing treatment at a local Shillong hospital. “The Indian government is yet to inform us about Salauddin’s arrest in Shillong. ...

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Taranco meets Tarique

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco has recently met with BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, highly-placed sources told The Independent yesterday. Tarique, also the elder son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been living in the United Kingdom since 2008. The meeting between Taranco and Tarique took place in London before the elections to Dhaka North, Dhaka South and ...

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Khaleda charged with Jatrabari arson attack

Detectives press charges against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 37 others for the January 23 arson attack at Jatrabari that left one killed and 31 burnt. Detectives today pressed charges against Khaleda and 37 others, mostly her party men, allegedly for carrying out subversive activities by petrol bomb attack on a passenger bus in the capital’s Jatrabari in January. The ...

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Salahuddin’s wife reaches Kolkata, several BNP leaders already in Shillong

Senior BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed’s wife Hasina Ahmed has reached Kolkata and will travel to Shillong through Guwahati on Monday. Ahmed, who was recently arrested in the Indian state of Meghalaya, continues to receive treatment at the Shillong Civil Hospital with no improvement in his health condition. Hasina arrived in Kolkata on Sunday evening on an Air India flight. Tabith ...

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