National

Landslides in Rangamati, Bandarban kill 20

landslides

MNA National Desk: More than 20 people were killed in separate landslides in different area of Rangamati and Bandarban districts on Tuesday. Identities of all deceased could not be known immediately. Around 13 bodies were recovered at Rangamati, six at Bandarban and four people were found dead at Chittagong after the mudslides. Moreover, a man was killed as tree fell on him at Kaptai upazila of Rangamati and a young man went on missing in the River Karnaphul. Power outage occurs in several areas of Rangamati. Fire fighters and members of Civil Defence and other law enforcers are conducting rescue ...

Read More »

Eid advance train ticket sale begins

advance train

MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Railway has started selling advance train tickets on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Tickets for 21 June journeys are available on Monday. Each passenger will be able to buy a maximum of four tickets. Around 30,000 tickets are made available than the normal day sale of train tickets, said Railway sources. Tickets for 22 June will be available on Tuesday on the second day of sale while for 23 June on 14 June, for 24 June on 15 June and for 25 June on 16 June. Return tickets for June 28 will be available on June 19, ...

Read More »

Police cordon off militant hideout in Rajshahi, 12 held

hideout

MNA National Desk: The police detained 12 people including three alleged militants after cordoning off a suspected militant hideout at Dangapara village in Tanore upazila of Rajshahi early Monday. The three suspected militants identified as Ibrahim, 34, his sibling Israfil Alam, 26 and their brother in-law Robiul Islam, 35. The eight suspected militants along with four children surrendered after a team of counter-terrorism unit from Bogra along with Rajshahi district police conducted the drive, said Asaduzzaman, superintendent of police in Bogra. The law enforcers also recovered two suicide vests, a pistol, six rounds of bullets and a magazine from the ...

Read More »

PM’s visit to Sweden for first ever bilateral meeting

Australia today

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka for Sweden on Tuesday upon an invitation by her Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, in his Sunday press briefing said the Swedish prime minister has invited her for the visit. This will be the first ever bilateral visit (June 15-16) by any head of state of Bangladesh to Sweden. The premier will have a stopover in London, he told journalists in the morning. The Bangladesh PM will lead a high-power delegation including a 47-member high-level business delegation during the visit, the FM said. Sweden was one ...

Read More »

Rangamati JL leader murdered for motorbike: Police

Rangamati

MNA National Desk: Rangamati Jubo League leader Nurul Islam Nayan was murdered as the attackers wanted to hijack his motorbike, said police. Ali Ahasan Khan, the superintendent of police in Khagrachhari, said this after the army-led joint force arrested two people — Runel Chakma and Junel Chakma — for their alleged involvement in the killing. Nayan, the organising secretary of Longadu Sadar upazila unit of Jubo League, was found dead on a road in Dighinala upazila of Rangamati on June 1. The miscreants in the guise of passenger hit the victim’s head with an iron rod on Dighinala-Khagrachhari road and ...

Read More »

Banani univ girls rape: Police press charges against 5 accused

rape

MNA National Desk: Police on Thursday pressed charges against five people including Ahmed Shafat and his friend Nayeem Ashraf in the Banani double rape case. The three other accused are Ahmed Shafat’s driver Billal Hossain, bodyguard Rahmat alias Azad and associate Shadman Sakif. Ismat Ara Ame, inspector of women support and investigation centre of Dhaka metropolitan police, submitted the chargesheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in the afternoon. The two university girls were allegedly raped at Raintree Hotel in Banani of the capital on March 28 last. One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani Police Station ...

Read More »

Moudud files writ with HC against RAJUK eviction drive

eviction

MNA National Desk: A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Thursday challenging the legality of the eviction of BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed from his Gulshan residence. Layer Mahbub Uddin Khokon filed the writ petition on behalf of Moudud Ahmed. Earlier, on Wednesday, Rajdhahi Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) took over BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed’s Gulshan house following a court order. The Gulshan house originally belonged to Md Ehsan, a Pakistani national, who got the rights of the house from the then Dacca Improvement Trust or DIT in 1960. The owners had left Bangladesh in 1971 after the ...

Read More »

Fitra fixed at Tk 65 minimum per head

Fitra

MNA National Desk: Fitra has been fixed at a minimum of Tk 65 again this year. The amount of the money, or the equivalent foodstuff, is distributed among the poor during Sadkatul Fitr or Fitra before the Eid-ul-Fitr congregation. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Fitr Fixing Committee of Islamic Foundation held at conference room of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Thursday morning. Senior Pesh Imam of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Moulana Mohammad Mizanur Rahman presided over the meeting. Per person Fitr has been fixed at minimum Tk 65 and maximum Tk 1,980 this year ...

Read More »

Mirza Fakhrul visits Allama Shafi at hospital

Shafi

MNA National Desk: BNP’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday visited ailing Hefajat-e Islam Ameer Shah Ahmed Shafi at a city hospital. Fakhrul along with party leader Mir Mohammad Nasir went to Asgar Ali Hospital in old Dhaka around 1:30pm. On Tuesday, the 95-year-old Hefajat ameer was airlifted to the hospital at Gendaria in the capital by a helicopter as he has been suffering from various old-age complications, including high-blood pressure, diabetes and respiratory problem. Earlier, yesterday Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad went to the hospital to know about the physical condition of Ahmed Shafi. He entered ...

Read More »

6-Point Day: Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu

Hasina

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed a wreath at the memorial of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to commemorate the historic 6-point demands. After placing the wreath, she observed a moment of silence to pay her respects. Later, associate bodies of Bangladesh Awami League including Dhaka city AL, Chhatra League, Jubo League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Mohila Awami League and Swechchhasebak League placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu marking the historic occasion. On this day in 1966, Bangabandhu launched a nationwide movement seeking autonomy for the then East Pakistan from the misrule of West Pakistan. The Six-Point Demand ...

Read More »

About 1.27 lakh people will perform hajj this year

perform hajj

MNA National Desk: A total of 1,27,798 people are allowed to perform hajj this year under public and private management, Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matiur Rahman said on Tuesday. “As per the bi-lateral hajj agreement 2017, around 10,000 persons in public and 1,17,198 persons are allowed to perform hajj in private arrangement during the current hajj season,” the minister said. In addition to this, 1162 private agencies are also received approval for administering the hajj programme during this year. Meanwhile, the bilateral hajj agreement already has been completed between the government of Bangladesh and the Royal Saudi government. However, the ...

Read More »

Ex-caretaker government chief Latifur Rahman dies

Latifur Rahman

MNA National Desk: Former chief justice Latifur Rahman, who served as the chief adviser to the 2001 caretaker government, has passed away at 6:30am on Tuesday. Supreme Court registrar general Syed Aminul Islam said the 81-year-old breathed his last at Samarita Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and other complications, he added. Rahman served as the chief justice of the Supreme Court for 14 months, starting on Jan 1, 2000. Then he was appointed chief advisor to the caretaker government because he was the final chief justice to retire during the Awami League’s 1996-2001 term. BNP Chairperson ...

Read More »

HC commutes Oishee’s death sentence to life term

life term

MNA National Desk: The High Court (HC) on Monday commuted the death sentence of Oishee Rahman to life term imprisonment in the case filed over the killing of her parents in 2013. An HC bench comprising Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Mohammad Jahangir Hossain announced the verdict at about 11:00am. The court also fined her Tk 5,000. Oishee was sentenced to death by a Dhaka speedy trial tribunal in November 2015 for murdering police inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman. Later, Oishee surrendered to police confessing to her involvement in the killing. In November 2015, the trial ...

Read More »

SC dismisses Moudud’s review for Gulshan home, orders to vacate

Gulshan home

MNA National Desk: The Supreme Court has ordered Moudud Ahmed to vacate his Gulshan home of 30 years, scrapping his petition to review the verdict given by the Appellate Division. A five-member Appellate Division panel headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha dismissed the plea with observations, paving way for the BNP leader and former law minister to leave house number 159, in Gulshan-2 for sure. The apex court today also dismissed a review plea of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) challenging Appellate Division judgment quashing a graft case filed in this regard against Moudud and his brother Manjur. The BNP leader ...

Read More »

CIID confiscates gold, diamond from Apan Jewellers

Apan Jewellers

MNA National Desk: Customs Intelligence Investigation Directorate (CIID) has confiscated gold and diamonds at Apan Jewellers showrooms that have no legal documents. The showrooms are at Gulshan DCC Market, Gulshan Avenue, Uttara, Simanto Square and Mouchak. The confiscated gold and diamonds will be deposited at Bangladesh Bank’s vault in the presence of the authorities concerned, the CIID DG added. The 13.5 maunds [approximately 503.88kg] gold and 427 grams diamonds were initially rounded up on May 14 and May 15 though they were not confiscated. The CIID had previously handed over 2.3kg gold seized from the Apan Jewellers showrooms to 85 ...

Read More »

400 sued over Langadu arson attack

Langadu

MNA National Desk: More than 400 people were sued on charges of attacking and torching 100 houses in Langadu upazila of Rangamati following the killing of a Juba League leader. Langadu Police Station sub-inspector Dulal filed the case accusing 15 named and around 400 unnamed people on Friday night. Meanwhile, police also arrested seven people in connection with the arson attack. To prevent untoward situations, the local administration imposed section 144 in the upazila. On Thursday, Nurul Islam Nayan, organizing secretary of upazila Jubo League who used to carry passengers on his motorcycle in exchange for money, was found dead ...

Read More »

Kidnapped physician returns home after 7 months

Physician

MNA National Desk: Physician Muhammed Iqbal Mahmud, who was reportedly abducted from Dhanmondi area in Dhaka on 14 October in 2016, was found alive in Lakshmipur after seven and half months of his alleged abduction. Lakshmipur police said unknown men dropped Iqbal Mahmud near Goruhata area in Lakshmipur municipality at around 11:00pm on Wednesday with his eyes tied. Iqbal later went to his home in Sadar hospital area in an auto rickshaw. Muhammed Iqbal Mahmud was whisked away in a microbus by seven or eight people shortly after he got down from a bus at the Science Laboratory intersection around ...

Read More »

Shyamal Kanti gets bail in bribery charges

bribery charges

MNA National Desk: Narayanganj school teacher Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, who was publicly humiliated last year, has been granted bail after spending a week in jail on bribery charges. On Wednesday, the court of district and sessions judge granted bail to him until Jul 20. Bhakta, the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School, stands accused of taking bribe in a case filed by a teacher of the same school. Plaintiff Morsheda Begum accused Shyamal of taking Tk 135,000 as bribe promising to include her as an employee in the government’s monthly payment order or MPO scheme. On May 24, Shyamal ...

Read More »

PM returns home from Austria after IAEA conference

Conference

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Wednesday morning after attending the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme in Vienna. The VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 7:20am. High civil and military officials received the Prime Minister at the airport. The prime minister addressed the opening session of the conference titled ‘Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: 60 years and Beyond- Contributing to Development’ Tuesday. She thanked IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano for his efforts to ...

Read More »

70 fishermen with 6 fishing trawlers went missing

went missing

MNA National Desk: About 70 fishermen along with six fishing trawlers of Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong and Kutubdia upazila of Cox’s Bazar district went missing in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday during the severe cyclonic storm ‘Mora’. The owners of the fishing boats could not communicate yet with the fishermen, reported news agency. At least seven people were killed in Cox’s Bazar and  Rangamati districts as severe cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ hit Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong coast near Kutubdia on Tuesday morning. Besides, the cyclone also destroyed hundreds of houses and uprooted many trees in Saint Matin’s Island and Teknaf areas of ...

Read More »

Cyclone Mora: More than 100 houses destroyed

Cyclone Mora

MNA National Desk: ‘Cyclone Mora’ destroyed hundreds of houses and uprooted many trees in Saint Matin’s Island and Teknaf areas of Coxs Bazar district. Cox’s Bazar cyclone observational centre officials said cyclone Mora crossed the Cox’s Bazar coast around 7:30am. The cyclone is heading towards Chittagong. The severe cyclonic storm that prompted authorities to raise the highest warning level — Great Danger Signal No. 10 — made landfall around 6am on Tuesday at Kutubdia, an offshore island of Cox’s Bazar. The district’s disaster management office said that more than 200,000 people were moved to the 538 cyclone shelters. The local ...

Read More »

Cyclone Mora: Starts crossing coastal region

Mora

MNA National Desk: The powerful cyclonic storm Mora has started crossing Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong region at 6:00am today (Tuesday), said Met Office. Maximum sustained wind speed within 64 kms of the centre of the cyclone is about 89 kph, rising to 117 kph. The special bulletin also asked the maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar to hoist danger signal no. 10 while coastal districts of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars also will come under danger signal no 10. Maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted ...

Read More »

Banani univ girls rape: Probe report to submit 19 June

framed

MNA National Desk: A Dhaka court on Monday fixed 19 June as the date to submit the probe report of a case filed over the alleged rape of two private university students in Banani. The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Delwar Hossain passed the order. The report was to be submitted on Monday (today), but as it did not reach the court yet, the date of submission has been deferred. The five accused of the case, including Shafat Ahmed, were brought to court today, the court sources said. The two university girls were allegedly raped at Raintree Hotel in ...

Read More »

Chittagong port to hoist signal no 7

signal

MNA National Desk: Maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar have been advised to lower local warning signal no. 4 but instead hoist danger signal number 7 (r) seven. The cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ over east-central bay and adjoining area moved slightly north-northeastwards over East-Central Bay and adjoining North Bay and was centered at 9:00 am on Monday. The storm is likely to intensify further, move in a northerly direction and may cross Chittagong – Cox’s Bazaar coast by Tuesday morning. Coastal districts of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazaar, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars will come under danger ...

Read More »

PM Sheikh Hasina leaves for Austria

Australia today

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Austria on Monday to attend the conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). A special Biman flight carrying the prime minister left Dhaka in this morning. She will attend the opening session of the conference titled “Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: 60 years and Beyond- Contributing to Development” on May 30. Hasina will also have bilateral talks with her Austrian counterpart, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told the media on Sunday. Bangladesh became member of the IAEA in 1972. The prime minister’s husband, late nuclear scientist Dr MA ...

Read More »

Complete verdict in Rajib murder case published

verdict

MNA National Desk: A 163-page verdict for killing blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2015 was published on the Supreme Court website on Sunday, sentencing two people to death, another to life term and six others to different jail terms. After getting signed by two Judges—Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain, the verdict was published this morning. Earlier on 2 April, a High Court bench upheld a lower court verdict over the murder. The condemned convicts are Faisal Din Nayeem alias Dwip and Redwanul Azad Rana while the lifer is Maksudul Hasan Anik. On 15 February, 2013, Ahmed ...

Read More »

Explosives recovered from Savar militant den

recovered

MNA National Desk: Police recovered huge quantity of illegal bombs and bomb-manufacturing materials, jihadi books from a suspected militant den in Namagenda area of Savar. Security forces have resumed their operation at the militant hideout from this morning. Earlier on Friday, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) surrounded a five-storey building in Genda around 7:30pm and raided a flat, but it emerged that the terror suspects had left it in the morning. Later, the CTTC members detained a woman and rescued two children from the ground floor of the house. Police used loudspeakers requesting neighbours to maintain a safe distance ...

Read More »
Scroll Up