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Claims police shot him blindfolded; wife says he bought land in Tongi with Tk 17 lakh; police version differs with Rab’s L-R: Bullet-hit Ameer at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Beauty Akhter, wife of Ameer Hossain, the alleged mastermind of Parag abduction, is arrested at Gazipur yesterday while suspects Mamun, top, and Al Amin were arrested […]

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He admitted to DMCH with severe injuries; 3 cops also hurt in ‘shootout’; Ameer’s wife, house maid also held; his son under police custody; wife admits his hand in the abduction Injured Ameer Hossain, who was arrested after a shootout, is seen lying on a hospital trolley at Dhaka Medical College Hospital Saturday morning. He […]

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Three concrete girders collapse on the road at Bahaddarhat in Chittagong city on Saturday. At least two people died as three concrete girders of an under-construction flyover collapsed partly on a kitchen market at Bahaddarhat Chittagong city Saturday evening. Police said at least 15 more people got trapped when the accident took place around 8:00pm, […]

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At least four female workers were killed as a devastating fire broke out at a garment factory at Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) in Savar Saturday evening. Harunur Rashid, assistant manager of Women and Children Health Centre in Jamgara in Ashulia, told The Daily Star that they received four bodies of females aged between 20 […]

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Ameer Hossain, the ringleader of Parag Mondol abduction case, sustained severe injuries during a ‘shootout’ with DB police and was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital Saturday morning. In the wee hours of Saturday, DB police claimed that Ameer was killed in a ‘shootout’ with them in the capital’s Tongi area. Armed criminals abducted six-year-old […]

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First 10 articulated buses hit Dhaka streets next month; 40 more to come A fleet of 10 articulated buses is set to hit the streets in the capital next month to ease the city’s chronic transport problem. Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) is importing the fleet from India under an Indian line of credit. Another […]

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Jubo League leader Aminul Haque Molla alias Jewel Molla and another were placed on a three-day remand on Friday for their alleged links with the abduction of six-year-old Parag Mondol. Judicial Magistrate Taiyebur Rahman of Dhaka remanded the Shubhadda Union unit Jubo League president and Al Amin, a close aide to Amir Hossain, the ringleader […]

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  Aftermath of the 100-vehicle pile-up Two people have died and dozens were injured after a pile-up involving some 100 vehicles on a foggy motorway in the US state of Texas. More than 50 people were taken to hospital and at least eight were critically hurt, local media report. It happened at Interstate 10 near […]

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Rebels seize keytown; toll hits 40,000 The Anti-Corruption Commission says it has brought back around 20.41 lakh Singapore dollars laundered by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko and his associate. “A few minutes back, I came to know that the sum of money has been transferred to Sonali Bank’s Ramna corporate branch […]

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Police yesterday arrested a Jubo League leader for his alleged links with the abduction of six-year-old Parag Mondol less than two hours after a High Court ruling. The HC asked the government to explain in a week why it should not be directed to arrest Shubhadda Union unit Jubo League president Aminul Haque Molla alias […]

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Arafat Rahman KokoStar Online Report The ACC has recovered 20.41 lakh Singapore dollars siphoned off by Arafat Rahman Koko, youngest son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, from Singapore. Ghulam Rahman, chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission, made the disclosure at a regular press briefing at its Segunbagicha headquarters Thursday afternoon. The ACC boss said the money, […]

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Dr. Golam M. Mathbor, a tenured Full Professor in the School of Social Work and Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has been elected as President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) for the period 2012-2016. He previously served as vice president of AIBS from 2008-2012. AIBS is an […]

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