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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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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurates a programme marking the completion of 48 years of BTV through video conferencing from her official residence, Gono Bhaban. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday called upon the media to play a more responsible role in disseminating news and programmes, saying that there should have responsibility alongside freedom. […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said the much-awaited auction of “3G” or Third Generation license for cellular phone services would be held in February next year. “I don’t know whether we’ll go for auction (3G) in January, but all the necessary measures for the mobile broadband services will be completed by this time and […]

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Emdadul on seven-day remand Detectives arrest Emdadul Haque on Monday night in connection with the gruesome murder of 24-year-old tailor Bishwajit Das. Emdadul Haque was placed on a seven-day remand on Tuesday hours after his arrest in connection with the gruesome murder of 24-year-old tailor Bishwajit Das. Metropolitan Magistrate Tanbir Ahmed of Dhaka passed the […]

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At least 20 garment workers were injured as they clashed with law enforcers blocking the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar on the outskirts of the capital demanding their arrears. During the clash that ensued around the noon, the incident of chases and counter-chases took place where police had to fire several rubber bullets and charge batons […]

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Members of the Christian community in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world will celebrate the Christmas, their biggest religious festival, on Tuesday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is also a celebration of rebirth, new beginnings, forgiveness and peace as a new year approaches. It is a time for the Christians to renew their […]

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War tribunal asks him to explain his time forecast on verdicts The International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday asked Suranjit Sengupta, a minister without portfolio, to explain his “imaginary comment” on the date of verdicts in the cases pending with the tribunal. The three-member tribunal led by Justice Obaidul Hassan with members Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah […]

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Hall-Mark not alone

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5 other business entities also plundered over Tk 345cr from the same Sonali branch; ACC to file 26 cases The Anti-Corruption Commission will file 26 cases against several top officials of Sonali Bank and five business entities for misappropriating more than Tk 345 crore of depositors’ money, said an ACC high-up. The sum is funded […]

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The general manager of Sonali Bank and two of his deputies used to hide the forged documents of Hall-Mark Group from the bank’s top authorities to help it get a loan of more than Tk 2,600 crore, said a high official of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday. The trio, who were arrested on Sunday, used to […]

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