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Daily Archives: January 8, 2017

2 committees for secondary curriculum refinement

Education Correspondent The government has formed two separate committees to review the curriculum of secondary-level education and make some more changes in selected textbooks.   The committees will suggest refinements of the books in consultation with educationists to make the texts simpler and attractive.   Sources of Education Ministry confirmed the news on Sunday. The committees are coordinated by Chowdhury Mufad ... Read More »

Jerusalem lorry attack kills four

International Desk Four people have been killed in Jerusalem by a driver who rammed a lorry into a group of soldiers, in what police say was a terrorist attack. Three women and one man, all in their twenties, were killed and at least 13 more were wounded, medics say. Police said the driver had been shot dead by soldiers from ... Read More »

RanksTel launches fastest internet service

IT Desk Landphone operator RanksTel has announced Bangladesh’s fastest internet service with 1,000 Megabits per second (1Gbps), which can soon be availed by common users.   Initially the operator is offering internet service only in corporate segment in the capital and within next two to three months it will open the market for the mass users.   State Minister for ... Read More »

MP Liton murder: former vice-chairman remanded

Gaibandha Correspondent A Gaibandha court has placed Ahsan Habib Masud,former vice-chairman of Sundarganj upazila, on 7-day remand in the case filed over ruling party lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton. Judge Moinul Hossain Yousub of Gaibandha Additional Judicial Magistrate Court (Sundarganj) passed the order on Sunday evening.   Earlier, police arrested him from his own house of Sundarganj municipality area on Sunday ... Read More »

Dist Juba Dal president arrested in Feni

Feni Correspondent Police arrested president of Feni district unit Jubo Dal, youth front of BNP, in multiple sabotage cases on Sunday afternoon. The detainee is identified as Gazi Habibullah Manik. Sources said that the law enforcers detained him from Somobay Super market of the district town around 5:00pm when a group tried to start a procession. Confirming the matter, Officer-in-Charge ... Read More »

7 Biman officials sent to jail after remand

Court Correspondent A Dhaka court has sent seven Bangladesh Biman officials to jail as remand period granted for them expired. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Amirul Haidar Chowdhury passed the order on Sunday. Earlier, Mahbubul Alam, Investigation Officer (IO) of the case, produced the accused before the court. In a report submitted to the court on Sunday IO said, “The accused were ... Read More »

Train service resumes after 5 hrs Rail communication of Dhaka with Rajshahi has been restored after 5 hours after the Maitree Express train collision with a private car at Kaliakair in Gazipur on Sunday. The train services restarted around 2:30am after the authority removed the derailed train. M Dadan Mia, Sub-inspector (SI) of Joydebpur railway junction police outpost, said a rescue team rushed to the ... Read More »

Torturing youth: HC summons 2 cops

 HC Correspondent The High Court on Sunday summoned two policemen of Kotwali police station of Jessore for torturing a youth allegedly for bribe. The two policemen are- Inspector Nazmul Hasan and Sub-Inspector Habibur Rahman. An HC bench comprising of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order on Sunday. The court ordered the policemen of Sadar Police ... Read More »

Van driver killed in Jessore road crash

Jessore Correspondent A man was killed as a bus hit his van at Navaron on Jessore-Benapole road in the district on Sunday noon. The deceased was identified as Jahangir, son of late Mohammad Biswas of Baisa village of Jhikargachha upazila. Deceased’s wife Monowara Begum said a bus hit Jahangir’s van at Navaron while he was returning home, leaving him critically ... Read More »

Gaibandha SP gets away with unconditional apology

HC Correspondent The High Court (HC) let go Gaibandha superintendant of police (SP) Md Ashraful Islam with a caution as he sought unconditional apology for using the terms “Bengali Miscreants” in a report on the clash between Santals and Police in the district. “Following the court’s order, the SP appeared before it and sought unconditional apology for his choice of ... Read More »