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Bangladesh Academic Mubashar Hasan “Held by Military Intelligence Agency” BY DAVID BERGMAN AND TASNEEM KHALIL ON 22/11/2017 The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence allegedly picked up Hasan soon after he attended a meeting at the UN headquarters in Dhaka on November 7. The reason for his detention remains unclear. Academic Mubashar Hasan. Credit: Twitter Bangladesh’s military intelligence agency, the Directorate […]

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Over 10,000 CNG-run autorickshaws ply the Dhaka city streets illegally by bribing a syndicate of traffic policemen and middlemen. Autorickshaws require a route permit for operating in the metropolitan area. Around 23,000 autorickshaws run in the capital and almost half of them do not have this permission. These vehicles, usually registered in districts close to […]

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A court has sentenced six people, including former Gaibandha Jamaat MP Abu Saleh Mohammad Abdul Aziz Mia, popularly known as Ghoramara Aziz, to death for war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War. A three-member bench of the International Crimes Tribunal announced the verdict on Wednesday. According to the decision, the court found the suspects guilty […]

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After glossing over the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis at 13th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) yesterday, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a news conference at the Asia Europe Foreign Ministers (ASEM) in Naypyitaw on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, hopes to strike a deal with Bangladesh by this week on the “safe and […]

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International community on Monday called for an immediate halt to the exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar’s Rakhine State and early return of the ethnic minority people to their places with citizenship for the beginning of a durable and inclusive solution to protracted Rohingya crisis. The call was made on the first day of the conference […]

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রোহিঙ্গা ইস্যুতে চীন কেন মিয়ানমারের পক্ষ নিয়েছে ? ১৮ নভেম্বর ২০১৭ ছবির কপিরাইট ETIENNE OLIVEAUImage caption চীনা পররাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী ওয়াং ই রোহিঙ্গা সংকট নিয়ে আলোচনার জন্য চীনের পররাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী ওয়াং ই শনিবার বাংলাদেশ সফর করছেন । চীনের সাথে বাংলাদেশের বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ সম্পর্ক থাকলেও রোহিঙ্গা সংকটে চীন আন্তর্জাতিক ফোরামে মিয়ানমারের পক্ষেই অবস্থান নিয়েছে। চীনের এই ভুমিকার পেছনে কী বিবেচনা কাজ করছে? […]

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Paradise Papers: Mintoo family named His oil company links, Unocal controversies come to fore Sharier Khan and Rashidul Hasan The Paradise Papers leak has revealed that businessman and BNP Vice Chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo had registered his energy company NFM Energy Ltd in tax haven Bermuda on August 9, 1999—just around the time when the American company […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that UNESCO acknowledgement of March 7 speech of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a world documentary heritage proved the history could never be erased. Addressing a civic rally celebrating the acknowledgement, Hasina, also the ruling Awami League president, urged people to stay alert so that […]

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Two different groups of the ruling party Awami League clashed in Dhaka’s Azimpur on Thursday. The clash caused arson and vandalism along with an hour-long chaos in the area. At least three motorcycles were torched near Azimpur bus stand and several others vandalised. According to sources and witnesses, a program of the Dhaka city Awami […]

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Rajshahi University (RU) authorities have detained a student during the viva-voce session of the law faculty after discovering that the higher score he got in the admission test was not a performance of his. The student named Khalilur Rahman had come 16th, scoring 61 out of 100, in the admission test for 2017-18 academic sessions. […]

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President Md Abdul Hamid has accepted the resignation of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. “It has been accepted,” the president’s Press Secretary Joynul Abedin told bdnews24.com on Tuesday. “The relevant documents will now be sent to the law ministry.” Justice Sinha took leave from the court and left the country on Oct 13 following criticism from the […]

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November 12, 2017 জাতীয় বিপ্লব ও সংহতি দিবস’ উপলক্ষে আজ ১২ নভেম্বর রোববার সোহরাওয়ার্দী উদ্যানে বাংলাদেশ জাতীয়তাবাদী দল – বিএনপি আয়োজিত সমাবেশে বক্তব্য রাখেন দেশনেত্রী বেগম খালেদা জিয়া। দ্রব্যমূল্য ও বিদ্যুতের দাম বৃদ্ধি প্রসঙ্গে তিনি বলেন, ‘এ সরকার এ দেশটাকে শেষ করে দিয়েছে। ধ্বংস করে দিয়েছে। এ সরকার ২০০৮ সালে কথা দিয়েছিল ১০ টাকা কেজি […]

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