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Moulvibazar businessman arrested for slandering prime minister

Police in Moulvibazar’s Srimangal upazila have arrested a businessman for posting obscene writings and pictures slandering Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook. Abdul Mumin, 40, was arrested from Notunbazar in the municipal town at 10:30pm on Tuesday. He is a betel leaf vendor in Natunbazar area and also an active member of Srimangal Business Owners’ Association. On March 26, Abdul ...

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Jhumon Das released from jail on bail

Jhumon Das of Sunamganj district who secured one year bail from the High Court in a case under the Digital Security Act, was released from jail Tuesday evening. Jhumon, who was arrested for criticising Hefajat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Huque on Facebook, was released from the Sunamganj District Jail at 6:20pm, said Jhumon Das’ lawyer Debangshu Shekhar Das. Coming out of the ...

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Siblings among four killed as bus hits CNG

Four people including two siblings were killed and five others critically injured when a passenger bus rammed a CNG-run autorickshaw at Andhiura in Madhabdi of Habiganj district on early Monday afternoon. Md Moinul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shayestaganj Highway Police Station, said the auto-rickshaw was going to Madhabpur Upazila Health Complex from Jagadishpur. Later, a bus coming from opposition hit the ...

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Two killed in crash with a parked car in Sylhet

Two people were killed as a truck crashed into another parked truck at Osmaninagar upazila of Sylhet on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Kamrul Islam, 50, of Golapganj, and Idris Ali, 42, of Khulna. They are truck driver and helper. Osmaninagar Police Station OC Shyamal Banik said a truck crashed into another parked truck in Dayamir area of the ...

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Trader killed as motorcycle hits tree in Moulvibazar

A young man has been killed in a road accident at Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar district. Deceased Taj Uddin, 25, was the son of Shamsu Miah of Chitlia village under Alinagar union in the upazila. Witnesses said a motorcycle carrying the youth hit hard a roadside tree in Jogibeel Chowmuhani area at a10:30pm on Friday, leaving him critically injured. He, ...

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Jhumon Das gets bail in digital security case

The High Court on Thursday granted interim bail for a year to Jhumon Das in a case filed against him under the Digital Security Act. A division bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar passed the order. On Tuesday, the High Court fixed Thursday for passing an order on the bail petition of Jhumon in the ...

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Order on Jhuman Das’ bail plea on Thursday

The High Court on Tuesday fixed Thursday for passing an order on the bail petition of Jhuman Das in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA). A HC bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar fixed the date after hearing on the petition. Advocates ZI Khan Panna, Nahid Sultana and Ashraf Ali stood for ...

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Two sisters found dead on building rooftop in Sylhet

Police recovered the bodies of two sisters from the rooftop of a building at Majumdari area in Sylhet city on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Rani Begum, 33, and Fatema Begum, 27, daughters of late Kalim Ullah of Konapara. Being informed, police recovered the bodies hanging from an iron rod on the roof of the building and sent ...

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Workshop on fact-checking, verification techniques of health journalism held in Sylhet

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) organised a two-day-long workshop in Sylhet city on fact-checking and verification techniques of health journalism. The Asia Foundation-supported workshop took place during September 20-21. It aimed to enhance the capacity of journalists, working to create and publish objective, insightful and influential news on health management. It also wanted to encourage the journalists ...

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Transport workers withdraw strike in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : The indefinite bus strike that Sunamganj District Road Transport Workers’ Union enforced Sunday morning demanding an end to extortion from the bus drivers on Sylhet bypass road has been withdrawn. Nurul Haque, general secretary of the union said the strike was withdrawn in the afternoon. Deputy Commissioner of the district Md Jahangir Hossain and Additional Superintendent of ...

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