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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Phone Spoofing: RAB detains 9 fraudsters

Crime Desk Rapid Action Battalion personnel (RAB) detained nine alleged fraudsters in Uttara of Dhaka on Thursday. The detainees are Ashraful Islam alias Apel, Mahmudul Hasan alias Hridoy Chowdhury, Rafiqul Islam, Mahidul Islam alias Milon, Abu Kawsar alias Sabu, Nazmul Hasan, Amanullah Aman, Sagar Hossain alias Sagar and Billal Hossain. In a press conference at RAB media center in capital’s ... Read More »

Trump to Mexico: Take care of ‘bad hombres’ or US might

International Desk President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. The excerpt of the call did not detail who exactly Trump considered ... Read More »

Tea prices rise in BD Tea prices in Bangladesh rose at the weekly auction on Tuesday, snapping a five-week run of declines, on strong demand for quality leaf amid tight supplies.  Bangladeshi tea fetched an average of 167.83 taka ($2.13) per kg at the auction, compared with 161.04 taka in the previous sale. There was robust demand for quality tea and buyers were ready ... Read More »

28 female ‘Jamaat activists’ detained in capital

Crime Desk Police detained 28 women for their alleged involvement in Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami from a house in Mohammadpur’s Tajmahal Road of the capital on Thursday. Police said that many pamphlets of Jamaat -Shibir, money receipts of fund collection and other documents related to the political party have been found from the house. All of them have been taken to Mohammadpur ... Read More »

Industrialist Ragib Ali, son get 14 -yrs jail

Sylhet Correspondent A Sylhet court on Thursday sentenced industrialist Ragib Ali and his son Abdul Hye to 14 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a case filed for grabbing the endowment property of Tarapur Tea Estate through forgery.  Sylhet chief metropolitan magistrate Saifuzzaman Hero delivered the verdict in presence of the accused. Public prosecutor Misbah Uddin Siraj said the court also fined ... Read More »

Stocks slightly up with recovery on large-cap securities -Stocks were slightly up today with a trend of recovery as the major indices were found finishing upwards with marginal rise of large-cap securities. All the major sectors gained on the day, enabling price indices maintain position in green zone at the country’s twin stock exchanges. The broader DSEX of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) finished the day 5.55 points ... Read More »

Dollar struggles in Asia after Fed, markets tepid

 HONG KONG, Feb 2, 2017 : The dollar edged down in Asian trade Thursday after an uninspiring statement from the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting while uncertainty over Donald Trump’s presidency acted as a drag on markets. After the central bank’s first meeting of the year policymakers noted ongoing economic growth, job gains and improving business and consumer confidence, but ... Read More »

Question leak: Minister seeks guardians’ assistance

Education Desk Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has urged guardians to help authority to prevent question leak. He said, “We prevented malpractice of question leak. Now you (guardians) help us to continue it. We want to provide our students advanced education.” The Minister came up with the statement after visiting SSC exams at Dhanmondi Government Boys Laboratory School on Thursday morning. He ... Read More »

Khaleda at court

Court Desk BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has reached court to appear in the Zia Charitable and the Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. She along with her motorcade reached the court premises around 11:30am on Thursday. She will appear before the makeshift court of Judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar of Special Judge Court-3 set up at Bakshibazar in the capital. On August ... Read More »

Messi, Suarez score in Barcelona win

Sport Desk Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid by 2-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie at the Vicente Calderon, courtesy of a 50-yard dribbling run by Luis Suarez and a Lionel Messi cannonball off the post from well out of the box. Luis Suarez put the holders ahead with a run from the halfway line before ... Read More »