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Orphanage case: Khaleda’s bail extended until Aug 13

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, Aug 8 : The High Court on Wednesday extended until August 13 the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. An HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order following a petition filed by Khaleda’s lawyers. The HC also adjourned ...

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ASEAN Day celebrated in city highlighting bonding with Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 8 : Highlighting stronger bonding between  ASEAN and Bangladesh, the ASEAN Dhaka Committee (ADC) on Wednesday organised the ASEAN flag raising ceremony at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia here. The ceremony was followed by ASEAN Food Festival in commemoration of the ASEAN Day 2018 where Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, MP, attended as the chief guest. ...

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Court accepts Dhaka attack charge sheet, acquits Hasnat

Dhaka, Aug 8 : A special tribunal here on Wednesday accepted the charge sheet against eight militants in a case filed over the 2016 militant attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan. Judge Mujibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal in Dhaka passed the order after hearing the charges brought against them. The court also ordered to release former North ...

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Bangladeshi students encouraged to consider education in Australia

Photo: Australian High Commissioner in Dhaka Julia Niblett inaugurating the Australia Higher Education Exhibition in Dhaka on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Dhaka, Aug 8 : Australian High Commissioner in Dhaka Julia Niblett on Wednesday said there are many good reasons for a Bangladeshi student to consider an education in Australia. Ambassador Niblett made the remark while inaugurating the International Development ...

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JMB militant ‘Boma Mizan’ held in India

Dhaka, Aug 8 : Banned Islamic outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leader Mohammed Jahidul Islam who was snatched by fellow militants from a prison van four years ago in Mymensingh, has finally been arrested in India. National Investigation Agency (NIA), arrested Jahidul Islam Mizan, 36, at Ramanagara near Bengaluru on Monday, according to Indian media citing an NIA press release. Later ...

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Shahidul Alam taken to BSMMU for treatment

Drik Gallery Managing Director Shahidul Alam. File photo Dhaka, Aug 8 : Following the High Court order, Drik Gallery Managing Director Shahidul Alam was taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for medical treatment on Wednesday morning. A team of Detective Branch took Shahidul to BSMMU around 8 am, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of DB-North division Moshiur Rahman told Reporter. ...

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Advance Eid train ticket sale begins

 Photo: Hundreds of ticket-seekers throng Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Dhaka, Aug 8 : Hundreds of ticket-seekers thronged Kamalapur Railway Station from early Wednesday as Bangladesh Railway has begun the selling of advance train tickets for the Eid-ul-Azha. Of the first day of selling, people gathered at ticket counters to collect tickets for August 17. ...

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Wheat-laden vessel sinks near Ctg port

Photo: Sunken vessel MV Pathgati-2. Chattogram, Aug 7 : A wheat-laden lighter vessel capsized in the Bay of Bengal Tuesday morning. MV Pathgati-2, carrying 1,100 kilograms of wheat was bound towards Narayanganj. It capsized in the Bay after it was hit by another vessel MV Abdullah Asif-10 in the sea, around seven nautical miles from the port. All 14 crew ...

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Written tests for 38th BCS begin Wednesday

Electronic devices banned in exam centres Dhaka, Aug 7 : Candidates for the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) written examinations will not be allowed to carry any kind of watches, books, calculators and other electronic tools during the tests, scheduled to begin from Wednesday. Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) issued a press release on Tuesday afternoon asking the examinees not ...

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Sale of advance bus tickets for Eid-ul-Azha begins

The sale of advance bus tickets on long routes for the upcoming holy Eid-Ul-Azha started from today (Tuesday). This decision was taken on Monday by the Bus Owners’ Association, reports BSS.   The sale of advance bus tickets was earlier supposed to begin on Sunday, but later it was postponed as plying of buses on long routes remained suspended.   ...

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