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I’m innocent, Abul Hasan claims Claiming to be innocent, former communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain on Monday said even if corruption occurred in Padma bridge project, he was not involved in it. “No one in the earth can prove that I was involved in corruption,” he told reporters at the Anti-Corruption Commission’s Segunbagicha office after […]

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SSC exams from Feb 3

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Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations for 2013 will begin on February 3 across the country. The education ministry fixed the routine of the examination on Sunday. The examination will be ended on March 5, said officials of the ministry. However, the practical examination will begin on March 6 and continue till March 18. […]

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Three may be sued

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WB team meets ACC, says it is encouraged A World Bank team arrives at Anti-Corruption Commission’s head office in the capital yesterday to hold a meeting on the anti-graft body’s progress in investigations into the Padma bridge project corruption. The Anti-Corruption Commission is likely to sue tomorrow former state minister for foreign affairs Abul Hasan […]

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Parentless overnight in Tazreen fire, two kids in tears seek answer Seema and her brother Zakaria. Photo: Anisur RahmanTawfique Ali In a tragic irony, the day before the deadly Tazreen blaze her father had called her from the capital and promised to stay for five days with her in Rangpur. “Mom, how are you? Don’t […]

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JMB back!

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Rab claims the banned Islamist outfit regrouped, plans to kill top leaders Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested five top-level leaders of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the capital’s Mirpur on charges of allegedly plotting to foil the ongoing war crimes trial by destabilising law and order. The leaders of the banned militant outfit were preparing […]

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People wait at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, ahead of a nine-hour daily shutdown of operations yesterday. The shutdown will continue for more than five months. Passengers arrived at the airport much earlier than before, fearing hassles. Flights in and out of Shahjalal International Airport were operated smoothly yesterday ahead of a nine-hour daily shutdown […]

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WB panel meets ACC

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The visiting external panel of the World Bank come out from ACC head office after holding an hour-long meeting with the Anti-Corruption Commission Sunday. A visiting external panel of the World Bank held an hour-long meeting with the Anti-Corruption Commission Sunday afternoon to hear about the progress that the anti-graft body made in investigating the […]

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6 RMG factories attacked; chase-counter chase takes place; 10 tear gas shells lobbed, 20 rubber bullets fired This November 28 photo shows garments workers are demonstrating in front of a garment factory in the capital’s outskirts Ashulia.  Angry workers in Ashulia staged rowdy protest for nearly 45 minutes on Dhaka-EPZ highway as RMG and leather […]

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Rapid Action Battalion on Sunday arrested five top JMB leaders form Mirpur in the capital. Rapid Action Battalion on Sunday arrested five top JMB leaders for allegedly trying to foil the ongoing trials of the war criminals by destabilising the law and order situation. Rab officials said they arrested the leaders of banned Islamist outfit […]

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No salary paid Jarina Begum cries looking at Tazreen Fashions yesterday. Her daughter Putul, a worker of the factory, has been missing since the November 24 blaze claimed 111 lives . Putul is presumed to be one of the 53 dead who had to be buried without being identified. Despite an announcement, payments of salaries […]

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Over 30pc garment factories found poorly equipped; fire dept vows to cancel licences, take action against its inspectors The fire brigade inspects different garment factories in Ashulia to check their fire safety equipment yesterday, a week after 111 people died in the Tazreen Fashions blaze. The photo shows a fire-dousing hose of a factory leaking […]

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  Former Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Ghulam Azam was released on parole Saturday evening for three hours to attend his sister’s namaz-e-janaza. Tajul Islam, a senior member of Ghulam Azam’s defence team, told The Daily Star that the Jamaat leader was released from the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital at 6:20pm. Tajul earlier […]

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