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Immigration police arrested 20 youths at Shahjalal International Airport Monday morning for trying to go to Thailand and Malaysia with fake and illegal visas. According to immigration authorities, five of them were trying to go to Thailand with fake visas at around 5:00am by a flight of Thai Airways. They are identified as Nurul Alam, […]

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Fire kills 11

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Hundreds homeless, 15 injured as blaze at night destroys Hazaribagh slum in city; all victims are women, children Dwellers of Boubazar slum in the capital’s Hazaribagh area wailing while some others feeling simply lost as a devastating fire razed over 700 shanties early yesterday, leaving them in immense distress. At least 11 people were killed […]

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Amanur Rahman Khan Rana Independent candidate Amanur Rahman Khan Rana won the Tangail-3 by-election by a huge margin on Sunday. Rana bagged 97,808 votes while Awami League candidate Shahidul Islam Lebu got 44,531 in all 96 polling centres. He was expelled from the ruling party on Friday last. The voting began at 8:00am and ended […]

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Products of Botanic Aroma found to be highly harmful People could be fooled by the name “Botanic” with an air of organicity but the fact is these cosmetic products have enough mercury in them to cause mercury poisoning. A mobile court yesterday sentenced the owner, his wife (also a director of Botanic) and a supervisor […]

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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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