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Lecture on ancient history held

Amateur historian Mohammad A Mannan at a lecture in the capital on Thursday said that people must know ancient history. ‘If we do not know our very root, if we do not know our history, heritage and ancestry and if we do not know our most magnificent civilisation, it would be very sad,’ Mannan said in the lecture at the […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

ICT gives Bergman 12 more days to reply to notice

International Crimes Tribunal 2 on Thursday gave journalist David Bergman 12 more days to reply to the notice the tribunal earlier issued asking him to explain his criticism of tribunal judgements and sub judice proceedings of war crimes trials that he made in his blog. The tribunal allowed the time in response to a petition which Bergman’s counsel Mustafizur Rahman […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Fire breaks out in apparel factory

A fire broke out in an apparel factory at Jhigatala in the capital Dhaka on Thursday evening. No casualty was reported. The Hazaribagh police officer-in-charge, Mainul Islam, said that fire fighter Mizan had suffered suffocation. Fire Service and Civil Defence director (operations) Mahbubur Rahman said that the fire had broken out in the first floor of Green Leaf Apparel about […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

4,400 brick kilns not environment-friendly

Some 4,400 brick kilns out of 6,417 operating across the country are not environment-friendly, environment and forest minister Anwar Hossain told parliament on Thursday. There are some 674 kilns of bangla-chimney or drum-chimney though the use of such chimney is illegal, the minister said. He said that 4,400 brick kilns across the country had not been made environment-friendly yet. As […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

7 killed in road accidents

At least seven people, including a minor boy, were killed in two separate road accidents at Brahmanbaria and Ashulia on Thursday. Highway Police sources said that on Thursday afternoon five people were killed when a CNG-run auto-rickshaw crashed into a Dhaka-bound Pajero jeep on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Bariura in Sarail upazila. Three auto-rickshaw passengers had died on the spot and […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

17 Jamaat, Shibir men held in Ctg

Police in separate drives arrested 17 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir from different areas in Sitakunda upazila Wednesday night. Acting on secret information, Sitakunda police raided the areas from 8pm to 6am and arrested 17 Jamaat-Shibir men from different areas in the upazila, said Sitakunda police sub-inspector Rehena Akter. They were arrested on charges of […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

2 cops hurt in muggers’ bomb attack

Two policemen were critically injured as muggers hurled a crude bomb at them near Lalbagh tempo stand in Old Town of Dhaka early Thursday. Police arrested an alleged mugger, Al-Amin, 22, in connection with the bomb attack. Lalbagh police officer-in-charge Nurul Mottakin told the news agency that the cops came under the bomb attack as they chased the muggers while […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Secretariat blast case: Hearing in charge framing deferred again

A special court in Dhaka on Thursday deferred till June 16 the hearing in the charge framing against 29 senior Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders in the case of the bomb blasts at the secretariat during hartal on April 29, 2012. Special Tribunal-5 judge AHM Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan passed the order in response to a petition submitted by the defence counsels […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

RU evening masters course will continue: VC

Rajshahi University vice-chancellor Muhammad Mizanuddin on Thursday said evening master’s courses at the university would not be cancelled as it would never affect the regular students. The VC, addressing a press briefing at the senate building on the campus, however, said they had cancelled the decision of fee hike as per the students’ demand. He said evening master’s course was […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

crossfire killing: Govt looks into NHRC report

The government is looking into the findings of National Human Rights Commission in a particular case of ‘gunfight’ with police at Keshabpur in Jessore where one person was killed. ‘We have received the report of the commission and initiated a move to probe the allegations. Actions will be taken if anyone is found responsible in this case,’ state minister for […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

BCL expels 7 over DU Zia Hall clash

Bangladesh Chhatra League central committee on Thursday expelled seven of its leaders and activists over the clash between two factions at Dhaka University’s Muktijoddha Ziaur Rahman Hall. A BCL press release said they were penalised at an emergency meeting of the central body due to their involvement in an ‘unexpected’ incident at the dormitory. The expelled were hall unit vice-president […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

TWAKI KILLING: Programmes marking first anniv begin

A three-day programme marking the first anniversary of the killing of meritorious student Tanvir Mohammad Twaki in Narayanganj started on Thursday, reiterating demand for immediate arrest and punishment of the killers. Citizen platform Shantrash Nirmul Twaki Mancha arranged a prayer session at his grave on the day. Member secretary of the organisation Halim Azad in a handout announced the programmes […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

CPB celebrates founding anniversary

Communist Party of Bangladesh on Thursday celebrated its 66th founding anniversary with a call for holding inclusive elections to restore participatory democracy. Speaking at a rally in front of the central office of the party marking the occasion, party president Mujahidul Islam Selim said that the CPB leaders and workers were committed to democracy in the county. He reiterated the […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Call for ban on use of religion in politics for equality of women

Women rights activists on Thursday said that there should be a ban on the use of religion in politics to ensure the equality of women. They also said that women empowerment would be possible by changing the mindset and ensuring women and men’s equality. Bangladesh Mahila Parishad organised a discussion at the Institution of Engineers in the capital to mark […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Body found in Gazipur

Police recovered a body of an unidentified youth aged about 35, from a ditch in front of a resident hotel at Mauna area under Shreepur Upazila on Thursday. Police held six of people from the hotel for interrogation but the hotel manager was on the run after the incident. Subinspector Mujibur Rahman of Shreepur police station said they recovered the […]

March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Fire guts 15 shops in Lakshmipur

At least 15 shops were gutted in a fire at Chandraganj Uttar Bazar under Sadar upazila of the district early Monday. Fire service sources said the fire originated from an electric short circuit at a shop around 1.30am and soon engulfed the adjacent shops. Two fire fighting units with the help of locals and shop owners put out the flames […]

February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Paper for People

Prices of the essential commodities continue to remain unstable, causing enormous suffering to fixed income group of people. How to get rid of the situation? AT PRESENT, the situation of price hiking in the country is a matter of great concern. Due to a series of hartals and obstruction, the political and economical conditions have deteriorated. Everything seems to have […]

January 27, 2014 · 0 comments · National

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