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Khaleda gets bail in Zia trust graft cases

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia departs after a special court gave her bail in two graft cases in Dhaka on Thursday. — Indrajit Ghosh Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday obtained bail in Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Orphanage Trust and Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Charitable Trust graft cases after her surrender to the Dhaka […]

Digital money transferring service Xoom, a PayPal service, was launched in Bangladesh on Thursday. The prime minister’s ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy inaugurated its operations for Bangladeshis at PayPal+Xoom and Freelancer Conference in Dhaka. Joy, who was a chief guest at programme, said, “The Bangladesh expatriates have been sending their remittances through various channels at […]

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The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs has viewed dozens of burned and destroyed villages in northern Rakhine during his recent tour by air, and called on Myanmar to investigate allegations of human rights abuses by security forces. It was the first visit by a top UN official from its New York headquarters since the latest […]

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Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has said he urged the then Bangladesh army chief Moeen U Ahmed to release political prisoners during the 2007-08 caretaker government. “In February 2008, Bangladesh army chief Moeen Ahmed came to India on a six-day visit. He called on me too. During the informal interaction, I impressed upon him the […]

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The statement by the Bangladesh Supreme Court, issued a day after Chief Justice SK Sinha left Dhaka for Australia on “leave”, raises questions one can hardly avoid. The statement alleges that the CJ faces “11 charges” which include money laundering, graft, moral turpitude, and informs that details of these “charges” were handed over by President […]

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