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CID say Tonu was raped before murder

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have found evidence that Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu was raped before being murdered. CID Special Superintendent Abdul Kahhar Akand told bdnews24.com on Monday that the evidence was found through a DNA test. A second post-mortem examination of Tonu has also been held following a court order after the first […]

No official protest of Aslam arrest                   Leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday said the party did not believe in conspiracy or taking from help from others, outside of people’s mandate to bring a change in government. The leaders came up with the statement when addressing […]

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Stay in Dhaka jail more expensivethan living in Dhaka A prisoner in Dhaka Central Jail has to spend around Tk 30,000 a month for food and other services which the state is supposed to provide for free. The amount is more than some families living in the capital spend a month. A major portion of […]

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BNP Standing Committee Abdul Moin Khan was part of the six-member delegation which attended the meeting. Several senior BNP leaders have held a meeting with visiting US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs William Todd at Ambassador Marcia Bernicat’s residence. A six-member BNP delegation, including Standing Committee member Abdul Moin Khan, […]

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A file photo shows farmers separating jute from stalks after rotting at a pond on the outskirts of Dhaka. Cultivation of jute, the main cash crop of the country, is likely to cross acreage target this year, according to Department of Agricultural Extension. The country’s earnings from Jute export to India in the July-April period […]

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Border Guard Bangladesh and Border Security Force of India on Monday decided to conduct joint probe into each incident of border killings while the BSF chief claimed that killing and firing of ‘Bangladesh cattle smugglers’ in the border took place when BSF soldiers use ‘minimum force’ in ‘self defence.’ The decision was made at the […]

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Exit polls at the end of five-state elections have predicted a Trinamool sweep in West Bengal, a BJP win in Assam and a Left victory in Kerala. But the verdict was split over Tamil Nadu, with advantage to the DMK. The DMK was also tipped to win in Puducherry on Monday. In the biggest popularity […]

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India is going to divert water from its rivers to tackle a severe drought, reports BBC quoting Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti. Bharti said that transferring water, including from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, to drought-prone areas was now her government’s top priority. According to the BBC report, at least 330 million […]

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Mustafizur Rahman celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Hardik Pandya during the 2016 IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 8, 2016. The 20-year-old lanky pacer from Satkhira and Bangladesh’s bowling wonder Mustafizur Rahman picked up his 50th wicket in T20 cricket when he dismissed Murali Vijay for six in […]

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Towheed Feroze A look inside the wonderfully organised world of the development sector   A friend who has been in the development sector for almost all his working life finds it difficult to think like an ordinary person. So, when I asked him to just come over for a chat at the university campus, this […]

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A Dhaka court has granted police seven days to quiz BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury over his alleged involvement in a conspiracy with Israel to topple the Bangladesh government. The newly promoted BNP leader was arrested on Sunday while he was on his way to Narayanganj. Police stopped his car on the ‘Kurhil-Purbachol link road’ at […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took niece Tulip Siddiq’s daughter in her arms soon after reaching London. She was ecstatic in cradling her youngest granddaughter, Azalea Joy Percy, after reaching her hotel from the airport, the prime minister’s press secretary Ehsanul Karim said. The prime minister’s motorcade drove to St James’ Court Taj Hotel after her […]

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