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Truck kills 2 motorbike riders in Gaibandha

Gaibandha Correspondent Two motorcycle riders were killed as a truck rammed into their motorcycle at Bokchar-Kalitola area on Dhaka-Rangpur highway of the district’s Gobindaganj upazila on Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Ziad Hossain Mondal, 21, son of Shahin Mondal of the upazila’s Rakhalburuj union, and  Tamim, 22, hailed from the same area, who was driving the motorbike. Abul ... Read More »

Palak unveils Bangabandhu Rajshahi Silicon City’s construction

 Rajshahi Correspondent State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Friday unveiled the foundation-stone of a portion of infrastructure of Bangabandhu Rajshahi Silicon City project at Zianagar area in the metropolis. ICT division has started implementing the hi-tech park project on 34 acres of land at a cost of Taka 281.91 crore as the present government ... Read More »

DNCC demolishes building on railway land at Banani

Two buildings near the rail station in Banani have been demolished in the presence of Dhaka North Mayor Annisul Huq for illegal construction on land belonging to the railway, reports  But rail officials present at the scene objected to the demolition, saying that the land had been legally leased from the railway for the construction of the buildings. Dhaka ... Read More »

BNP supporters happy with PM Hasina speech: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has claimed that even BNP supporters are ‘happy’ with the prime minister’s speech, reports  ”Only Mirza Fakhrul and his associates seem unhappy with the speech,” he said at a programme in Dhaka on Friday. On Thursday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the nation to mark the completion of three years of her government. ... Read More »

Vessel with 100 tonnes of coal sinks in Bay A  cargo vessel with 100 tons of coal capsized near Fairway Buoy in Mongla in the Bay of Bengal on Friday. Abdur Rahman Biswas, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Mongla Police Station, said the cargo vessel ‘MV Icegati’ sank in the bay near Hiron point while heading towards Noapara, Jessore. The vessel was loaded with 100 tons of coal from the mother ... Read More »

Biswa Ijtema begins; 5 devotees die The first phase of a three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims after hajj, began this morning on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi on the outskirts of Dhaka amid tight security. The Ijtema, also called the World Muslims’ Congregation, began with the deliberation of ‘Aam Bayan’ (general sermons) by noted scholar Maulana Obaidul ... Read More »

Jamaat leader among 5 held over MP Liton murder

Gaibandha Correspondent Law enforcers detained five people including a Jamaat leader on suspicion of their involvement in the killing of Gaibandha-1 MP Manzurul Islam Liton.   They were arrested from separate places of Sundarganj upazila in the district early Friday.   Among the detainees, Mozammel Haque Bhutto is the general secretary of Sundarganj upazila unit of Jamaat-e-Islami. Other detainees could ... Read More »

Biswa Ijtema first phase begins

Gazipur Correspondent The first phase of a three-day Biswa Ijtema has begun on Friday on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital amid heightened security.   Several lakhs of devotees from home and abroad started congregating to the Turag bank to take part in the religious event since Thursday.   The Ijtema began ... Read More »

34,000 yaba tablets seized in Karwan Bazar

Crime desk Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today claimed to have seized 34,000 yaba tablets at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka. Action on a tip-off, Rab-2 members conducted a drive and detained a drug peddler with the yaba tablets from Karwan Bazar, according to a text message sent by the elite force to media. Read More »

Court fixes Feb 19 for report over PM’s plane glitch

HC Correspondent A court in Dhaka ordered Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to submit probe report by February 19 over the technical glitch in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s plane. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Golam Nabi fixed a date on Thursday as DMP’s Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Inspector Mahbubul Alam failed to submit the report as requested. Earlier, Biman Director ... Read More »