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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated two newly constructed bridges over the Sangu River ushering in new hopes for development of tourism and socio-economic life of the people in Bandarban. One of the long cherished bridges has been constructed on Chimbuk-Ruma road and the other on Chimbuk-Thanchi road under the […]

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Holy Ashura Nov 25

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The holy Ashura will be observed across the country on November 25, as the moon of Muharram month was sighted on Thursday. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at Islamic Foundation conference room with Director General of Islamic Foundation and member secretary of the committee Shamim Mohammad Afzal […]

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Rapid Action Battalion produces six alleged abductors of Parag at a press conference at its headquarters in Uttara on Thursday. Photo: Palash Khan Law enforcers Wednesday night arrested seven suspects of a gang of 10 involved in the abduction of six-year-old Parag Mondol a day after the boy was rescued by paying a huge ransom. […]

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Confusion over ransom

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Family gives no figure; Rab speaks of Tk 50 lakh; IGP differs Bullet-hit Parag’s mother, middle, was admitted at another hospital but she moved to Square Hospitals in the capital yesterday so that she could be beside the six year old, who was abducted Sunday morning and abandoned by the kidnappers early yesterday.Photo: STAR A […]

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This October 24 photo shows three Libyans and one Bangladeshi woman who were arrested by detectives along with money and other materials at a city hotel. Libyan Chargé D’affaires to Dhaka MS Kamel Al Mahjoub on Wednesday refuted a media report that he had connection with three Libyan nationals who were arrested for their involvement […]

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President Zillur Rahman in three years since 2009 granted mercy to 21 convicted persons who were awarded death sentences in different cases, Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir told the parliament on Wednesday. The other successive presidents since 1972 to 2008 had granted mercy to four convicted persons who were also awarded death sentences, the home […]

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Parag Mondol, the 6-year-old schoolboy who was abducted three days ago from Keraniganj, was rescued from Kamrangirchar area of the capital early Wednesday. The boy was returned against Tk 50 lakh as ransom, family sources of Parag told The Daily Star. On information, the family member along with South Keraniganj police went at Atipara in […]

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The government on Tuesday finalised the admission policy for enrolling students at private educational institutions, shelving its own idea of introducing quota for MPs amid bitter criticism. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid announced at a press conference that the policy was passed without incorporating the proposal of introducing a quota, allowing MPs to have a […]

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In this Friday file photo, Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhaban to deliver Pakistan president’s invitation to her for the upcoming D-8 summit in Islamabad. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will not go to Pakistan to attend the D-8 summit scheduled for November 22 on “physical ground”. […]

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US Ambassador Dan W Mozena on Monday said Banglabandha land port could become an easy route to increase regional connectivity between Bangladesh and other South Asian countries. The US envoy came up with the remark after his visit to the port in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh. Mozena said each country would be benefited with intra-regional […]

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The High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a writ petition that challenged a government move to introduce parliamentarians’ quota for enrollment at non-government schools until the government takes a final decision in this regard. Rights organizations — Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust and Ain O Salish Kendra jointly filed the petition based […]

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Schoolboy kidnapped

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Criminals shoot mother, sister, driver before leaving on motor bikes Using a style seen in Hollywood action films, criminals abducted a six-year-old boy, shooting the mother, sister and the driver of their family car at Shuvadda Paschim Para in Keraniganj yesterday. Lipi Rani Mondol, 32, was about to make the school run yesterday morning with […]

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