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6 held with 120 gold bars in Narsingdi

Narsingdi, Sept 3 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested six people along with 120 gold bars weighing 14kg from a bus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at  Panchdona in Sadar upazila on Sunday. A team of Rab-3 raided the bus around 5pm and arrested the six people along with the gold bars, said assistant superintendent of Police Abu Zafar, operation ...

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Govt plans to implement 10 mega power projects by 2030

Dhaka, Sept 3 : As part of its Power System Master Plan (PSMP) 2016, the government is going to implement 10 mega projects of about 15,000 MW of capacity by 2030. Director General of Power Cell Mohammad Hossain who is involved in chalking out the plan said the government has already initiated a move to implement the plan as per ...

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Birangana Rama Chowdhury passes away

Chattogram, Sept 3 : Rama Chowdhury,  a writer and one of the 200,000 Biranganas of the Liberation War, died at Chittagong Medical College Hospital early Monday. She was 78. Rama Chowdhrury who had been suffering from old age complications breathed her last around 4am, said her private assistant Alauddin Ahmed Khokon. She was transferred to the ICU of the hospital ...

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3 killed in Savar road crash

Savar, Sept 3 : At least three people were killed and five others injured as a pick-up hit a truck on Dhaka-Aricha highway  at Boliarpur here early Monday. The deceased were identified as Engineer Zahurul Islam, 55, of Mir Akhter Group, pick-up driver Khalilur Rahman and Nurunnabi. Ajgar Ali, a sub-inspector of Savar Model Police Station, said the accident took ...

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Election to be fair, no doubt, says Hasina

Govt has nothing to do about Khaleda’s release, she reiterates Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing to the reporters at her official residence Ganobhaban on Sunday. Dhaka, Sept 2 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said there is no doubt that the next general election will be held in a free and fair manner. “There’s no doubt the election ...

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18,693 hajj pilgrims return home

Photo: Collected Dhaka, Sep 2 : A total of 18,693 pilgrims have returned home in 51 return flights during the last seven days after performing hajj in Saudi Arabia. Among the 51 flights, 29 were operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines while 22 by Saudi Arabian Airlines, said sources of hajj office on Sunday. The return flights of hajj pilgrims started ...

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Election to wait for none, reiterates Quader

Photo: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader speaking at Palashi intersection in the city on the occasion of Janmashtami on Sunday. Dhaka, Sept 2 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday reiterated that the next general election will be held in time as per the constitution. “We’re getting ready for the election. It’ll be held in time as ...

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BNP out to create constitutional vacuum: Inu

Photo: Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu speaking at a conference at Bangabandhu Avenue. Dhaka, Sep 2 : Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Sunday said BNP hasn’t moved from politics of conspiracy and all of its demands are aimed at establishing an ‘abnormal’ government by creating constitutional vacuum. He accused BNP of resorting to create constitutional vacuum by raising demands ...

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Train crashes into bus in Chattogram; 2 dead

Chattogram, Sept 2 : Two bus passengers were killed and 25 others injured after a train smashed the bus at Baroiyarhat Level Crossing in Mirsarai upazila early Sunday. One of the deceased was identified as Sunimal Chakma. The accident took place when the Chattogram-bound ‘Bijoy Express’ hit the Khagrachhari-bound bus of ‘S Alam Paribahan’ around 4 am, leaving the duo ...

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Chalan Beel boat capsize: Two more bodies recovered

Pabna, Sept 2 : The bodies of two people, who went missing as a boat sank in the Chalan Beel in Chatmohar upazila on Friday evening, were recovered on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Billal Hossain Goni, scientific officer of Ishwardi Regional Agricultural Research Station, and Rafiqul Islam Swapan. A team of divers recovered their bodies in the ...

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