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Truck-microbus collision in Feni kills 6

Feni, Aug 20 : At least six people, including three women and two minors, were killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a microbus on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Muhuriganj in Chhagalnaiya upazila early Monday. The deceased were identified as Jahanara, mother-in-law of a Qatar expatriate Sabuj, his sister Runa, niece popy, 16, two sons ...

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Gov’t using ‘controversial’ ICT Act against students: SCBA

Dhaka, Aug 19 : Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President advocate Zainul Abedin on Sunday claimed that the government was using ‘controversial’ Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Act against the protesting students of quota reform and safe road movement. Speaking at a press conference at SCBA auditorium Zainul said “The student movement for quota reform and safe road is a rational one. Immediately ...

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BD-US in discussion on bringing Bangabandhu’s killer back: Law Minister

Photo: Law Minister Anisul Huq speaking at a program at the Nation Press Club. Dhaka, Aug 19 : Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said, Bangladesh is continuing its discussion with the United States to bring back one of the Bangabandhu’s killers, Rashed Chowdhury, from that country and the US remains positive to support Bangladesh legally. “We have a very ...

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AL plotting to keep BNP away from election: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File Photo Dhaka, Aug 19 : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that the ruling party is again ‘plotting’ to keep BNP away from the next general election ‘creating a chaos’ in the country. “Awami League doesn’t want BNP to join the polls. They’re trying to put obstacles in ...

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Work out plan to build every village as township: PM

Slums to be replaced with multi-storey buildings, she says Photo: PM Sheikh Hasina speaking at a program at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Sunday, August 19, 2018 . Dhaka, Aug 19 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday stressed the need for working out future plans to address water supply, sewerage treatment and waste management issues for the country’s rural ...

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Movement for safe roads: Sixteen students get bail

Separate courts in Dhaka on Sunday granted bail to 16 private university students accused in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police during the student movement demanding road safety.   The students are Mashad Mortuza Bin Ahad, Sakhawat Hossain Nizhum, Shihad Shahriar, Ajijul Karim Antor, Mahedi Hasan, Foyez Ahmed Adnan, who were booked in a case filed with ...

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‘Remain alert to fake accounts of Bangabandhu family members’

Dhaka, Aug 18 : Mentioning that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her daughter Saima HossainWazed and sister Sheikh Rehana have no personal or official account or page in social media sites, especially Facebook and Twitter, Awami League has urged all to remain alert about fake IDs in the names of Bangabandhu’s family members. Facebook authorities have recently blocked a fake Facebook ...

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Brac university student drowns in Bay

A student of Brac University drowned in the Bay of Bengal at Laboni point on the sea beach in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday morning.   The deceased was identified as Iftekhar Alam Abid, 25, hailing from Feni Sadar upazila.  Maksudul Alam, sub-inspector of tourist police, said Abid was washed away by strong wave while he was taking a bath along ...

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FM Ali, Sushma recall their association with Vajpayee

Dhaka, Aug 18 : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and both the ministers recalled their association with the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The meeting was held in New Delhi on Friday evening after the funeral of the former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi. The India ...

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24,000 Rohingyas murdered in Rakhine since August last: Study

It says 18,000 Rohingya women, girls raped during this time Dhaka, Aug 18 : Over 24,000 Rohingyas were murdered and 18,000 Rohingya women and girls raped during Myanmar’s crackdown in Rakhine State since August last year, says a research report. The report says over 41,192 Rohingyas suffered bullet wounds, over 34,436 000 were thrown into fire and some 114,872 beaten ...

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