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Four judges of the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Thursday received threats through letters for making public a previous threat for “not granting bail to leaders and activists of Islam”. “We reject your false trials. You have sided yourself with the devil. Our men are working on the field to teach you a good lesson. […]

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Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Wednesday said textbook distribution among the students of primary and secondary schools, Ebtedai Madrasa (primary level) and Dakhil Madrasa (secondary level), and vocational institutions for the academic year 2013 will begin across the country on the first day of the next year. The minister at a press conference at […]

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Dhaka has sharply reacted to Ankara over misuse of “on arrival visa” facilities by an NGO delegation, which visited Bangladesh from December 20 to 24 and According to official sources, a 14-member delegation comprising Turkish parliament members, political leaders and lawyers, arrived in Dhaka on December 20 without informing the government. And from their activities, […]

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Railway struggling to maintain schedule Bangladesh Railway has been struggling to maintain its schedule for the last two weeks for thick fog that slows trains down. Lack of capacity and manpower added to the crisis. Around 32 percent intercity trains, 59.58 percent mail expresses and 13.65 percent passenger trains failed to arrive or depart stations […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the future leaders of Bangladesh armed forces to live up to the spirit of War of Liberation and remain alert about the misdeeds of the anti-liberation force against the country’s independence and sovereignty. “It’s your sacred duty to protect the country’s independence and sovereignty. […]

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Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu War criminals irrespective of their political affiliations will be brought to book, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu said on Wednesday. “All the war criminals whether they belong to Awami League, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, BNP or Jamaat-e-Islami, will be tried at International Crimes Tribunal for their crimes against humanity committed during […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday arrested former secretary of the Bridges Division Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan and Superintendent Engineer of Bangladesh Bridge Authority Kazi Mohammad Ferdous in the capital for their alleged link with Padma bridge graft. A team of the anti-graft body arrested them at Shahbagh around 1:00pm, Pronob Mukharjee, public relation officer of the […]

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed for six weeks a High Court order that asked the daily Amar Desh authorities not to publish any report relating to Skype conversations between Justice Md Nizamul Huq and expatriate Bangladeshi legal expert Dr Ahmed Ziauddin. Justice Nizamul, a judge of the High Court Division of SC, resigned from […]

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Emdadul HaqueStaff Correspondent Detectives nabbed yesterday another Bangladesh Chhatra League cadre, Emdadul Haque, identified as one of the killers of Bishwajit. This raised to 11 the number of arrestees in the gruesome murder in the capital during the December 9 opposition-enforced blockade. Emdadul was held from a rest house in Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila around 1:30am […]

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Christmas celebrated

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Members of the Christian community in Bangladesh celebrated Christmas yesterday with much enthusiasm, festivity and religious fervour. According to Christian belief, God entered the world of men through his son, Jesus Christ, on this day. Christians offered special prayers in churches on the occasion as Christmas is one of the most important days of the […]

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Victim points at minister’s relative; denial follows; Rajuk to decide on re-tender today Staff Correspondent The Rajuk authorities will decide today on whether to re-tender the Tk25-crore Uttara bridge project, as a gang of thugs snatched the bidding documents from one of the prospective bidders on Monday. Backed allegedly by Abdus Salam Khan, proprietor of […]

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SC registrar asked to probe latest forged papers Another forged High Court order has been brought to the notice of the court that immediately called for action against those involved upon an investigation. The fake order dated March 11 imposed a stay on Madrasa Education Board’s decision to nominate Akul Akher (Bachchu) as president of […]

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