Rajon Murder: Police press charges against 13 people 

August 17, 2015

Police submitted the charge sheet for the murder of Samiul Alam Rajon to the court, accusing 13 people, including the prime suspect Kamrul Islam who left the country for Saudi Arabia.
The investigation officer in the case, Suranjit Talukder, also Sylhet Metropolitan Police detective branch inspector, submitted the charge sheet to Read more

Rangamati ‘Gunfight’: 2 cases filed, families get bodies

August 17, 2015

Bangladesh Army along with Border Guard Bangladesh has reinforced their drive against ‘terrorists’ in remote hills in Khagrachari and Rangamati following a ‘gunfight’ that killed five ethnic minority people on Saturday, officials said. ‘We also remain alert following Saturday’s incident and it’s a kind of regular operation but now reinforced,’ said a senior official involved Read more

Five hill people killed in ‘gunfight’ with Army

August 16, 2015

At least five ethnic minority people were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with army personnel at a remote village of Baghaichari upazila in Rangamati hill district on Saturday morning.
The deceased – Rupayan Chakma, 24, Jackson Chakma, 26, Kathumoni Chakma, 26, Kanti Marma, 28, and Babul Chakma, 20, – were in combat uniform, the Read more

Nation mourns Bangabandhu

August 16, 2015

National Mourning Day was observed yesterday with due solemnity, marking the 40th anniversary of assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports UNB.
Bangabandhu, the architect of Bangladesh’s independence, was assassinated along with all but two members of his family at the crack of dawn on August 15 in Read more

Nation observes mourning day today

August 15, 2015

A grateful nation pays deep homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today in observance of the National Mourning Day commemorating his 40th anniversary of martyrdom, reports BSS. On the fateful night of August 15 in 1975, some disgruntled and over ambitious army officers assassinated Bangabandhu and most of his family members Read more

UGC on Private Universities

August 14, 2015

Conditions, rules flouted
A good number of private universities are flouting many conditions and rules set by the Private University Act-2010. Many of them are still running unauthorised outer campuses and disobeying the rules regarding syndicate meetings. Despite extending deadlines three times, only 17 universities have so far moved to their own campuses. Many still have disputes Read more

Bangladesh officials in confusion about way of implementation

August 13, 2015

Speed Limiters in Vehicles
Bangladesh officials in confusion about way of implementation
The impromptu decision to install speed limiters in all vehicles that go on highways has put government officials and experts in a dilemma as they do not have any idea how to implement it.
They said the move was taken when the technical problem, for which a similar move had failed six years ago, was still there. The National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Read more

HC issues contempt notice to tanners 

August 12, 2015

The High Court on Tuesday asked 10 errant tanners to explain in two weeks why contempt proceedings would not be brought against them for not relocating tanneries from the city’s Hazaribagh.
The tanners include Arefin Shamsul Alamin, Sayedul Huq Master, Md Mahbubar Rahman Panna, Gias Uddin Pathan, Abdus Salam, Read more

Why schoolbag back-breaking? 

August 12, 2015

HC asks govt, nudges it to ensure bag not heavier than 10pc of kid’s body weight
Getting back from school by a microbus in the early afternoon, Lara, a class-three student, presses the calling bell on the ground floor to let her family on their third-floor flat know that she’s home.
It’s not that the collapsible gate is locked. It’s just that her bag, stuffed full of books and writing pads, is so heavy that she cannot climb the stairs slinging Read more

Checks and balances of power vital in democracy

August 12, 2015

Says citizen platform, recommends formation of ‘constitution reform commission’
Concerned Citizen’s Group, a platform of distinguished personalities, yesterday recommended formation of a “constitution reform commission” to bring necessary changes to the charter for an effective democratic system. The proposed commission also seeks to work on how to bring check and balance of power of prime minister who has been enjoying an absolute authority Read more

Bagerhat War Crimes : Siraj to be hanged, Akram jailed until death 

August 12, 2015

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday sentenced Sheikh Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master alias Kosai Siraj to death and life term until death to Khan Akram Hossain finding them guilty of genocide, murders and other inhuman acts in Bagerhat in 1971. The presiding judge, Justice M Enayetur Rahim, read out the unanimous verdict of the three-judge tribunal in Read more

The three tigers were poisoned: forest dept 

August 12, 2015

Three adult Royal Bengal Tigers were poisoned to death by poachers at the Sundarbans in last three months, claimed an investigation report of the forest department in the wake of the recovery of three tiger hides on Sunday. The incidents further cast a blow to the recently held census in which the number of tigers living in Sundarbans was counted at 106 – a sharp decline Read more

8-year-old killed in city

August 11, 2015

Lorry Hits Auto
8-year-old killed in city
An eight-year-old girl was killed and five others were injured as a CNG-run auto-rickshaw was hit by a lorry at the city’s Khilgaon last evening.
The dead is Sumaiya, 8. The injured are Sumaiya’s parents Hossain, 50, and Selina Begum, 40; her brother Shipon, 27; sister-in-law Sonia, 21; Read more

Bangladesh sets 80km maximum speed to reduce road accidents

August 11, 2015

Speed limit hastily set for all vehicles on highways
In yet another impromptu move, the government yesterday decided that speed limiters would be installed in all modes of transports on highways to cap their speeds to 80kmph with an aim to check road accidents. The decision was made at a meeting of the National Road Safety Council without any discussion on how it would be implemented and by whom. Read more

Real test ahead

August 11, 2015

With HSC results out, students now face tough competition for higher studies
Niloy Mahmud was over the moon after getting his HSC results on Sunday. His parents were also delighted as their son achieved the highest distinction, GPA-5.
A student from science group, Niloy wants to study engineering and his first choice is Buet. But whenever he thinks of getting into the university, Read more

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