Dead bodies are found in canals, beels and rivers. Bodies are also seen beside railline, in the jungle, There is no dearth of bodies by the side of roads and in residential buildings. But the only thing missing is the name and identify of the deceased. About 1500 dead bodies marked as ‘unidentified’ are being buried, laid to rest in the capital alone every year. That means about four in a day and 125 in a month on an average. Failing to get the identify and find any relative, police are filing cases on their own as complainant. After investigation ‘only in name’ the case also is going missing. In this way, many allegation regarding... more ›
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said that miscreants killed Bangabandhu and his family on August 15, 1975 to destroy the spirit of the liberation war and put the country under the control of the defeated forces, reports UNB. “This (August 15) killing was not just simple murder. This was done to destroy the spirit of the liberation war, distort the history, lead the country towards wrong path and put the country under the control of the defeated forces,” she said. The Prime Minister made the remarks at a discussion, marking the 50th birth anniversary of Sheikh Russell,... more ›
Doleshwar is a very ancient village of Keraniganj. Thousands of people live there. It is the place of their ancestral houses. The villagers earn their livelihood from the area. In utter surprise, this village has been shown as “flood flow zone” in the Detailed Area Plan (DAP). Keraniganj upazila chairman Shahin Ahmed said the rustic village should not have been shown as flood flow zone. It is not acceptable at all. The DAP was prepared without conducting hydrological survey and identifying the location of the land in 2010. Flaws in the DAP have been admitted by its makers. If the said area plan is not amended, 2,774 industrial organisations will have to be relocated... more ›
Bangladesh’s economy is likely to expand by 6.2 percent in FY15 driven by stronger domestic demand and consumption, and private investment revival, the World Bank (WB) forecasts in its latest economic outlook. This projection, however, is much lower than the government’s GDP growth target at 7.2 percent for the current fiscal year, but slightly higher than last year’s provisional official estimate of 6.1 percent for which WB had forecast a 5.4 percent growth, citing vale-added loss of nearly $1.4 billion caused by political turmoil prior to the parliamentary elections. WB’s projection was made in its Bangladesh Development Update, October, 2014 which was published at a press conference at WB Dhaka office on Tuesday.... more ›
A case was on Tuesday filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia with a Dhaka court for calling the ruling Awami League a party of atheists and hurting the religious sentiments of people. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, filed the case under section 153 (A) and 295 (A) of Penal Code with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court. After recording the case, metropolitan magistrate Md Mustafizur Rahman directed Shahbagh police station to investigate the case and submit report by November 19. According to the case statement, BNP chief Khaleda Zia made ‘false and... more ›
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