Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has submitted its complete probe report on the sensational seven murders of Narayanganj to the Attorney General’s office for placing it before the High Court, reports UNb. The elite force submitted the report to the Attorney General’s office on Sunday, Deputy Attorney General ASM Nazmul Haque told UNB on Thursday. The report is supposed to be placed before the High Court bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore on December 10, he said. On November 18, the HC bench voiced its disappointment with the modus operandi of the investigation into the Narayanganj seven-murder case, asking the authorities concerned to be cautious in carrying out... more ›
In line with the UN policy, President Abdul Hamid on Thursday declared the country’s people aged 60 years or above as senior citizens, reports UNB. “Through today’s programme, I’m declaring all the respected elderly people of the country as senior citizens to honour their contributions to society and the state. Apart from this, I wish their good health, respectful life and overall welfare,” he said. The President said this while addressing a programme organised by Social Welfare Ministry at the city’s Osmani Memorial Auditorium. On November 17, 2013, the Cabinet approved the National Policy on Older Persons recognising the elderly people as senior citizens in line with the UN policy. ... more ›
Intending pilgrims will have to deposit hajj money along with Moallem fees within a period from December 15 this year to January 30 next year. Religious Affairs Minister Matiur Rahman said this after an inter-ministerial meeting on hajj at his ministerial office. Hajj package is expected to be approved in the cabinet meeting on December 8, he said. Meanwhile, hajj related official formalities along with registration will be done online this year. Religious Affairs Secretary Chowdhury M Babul Hasan said this year the Saudi government will manage hajj electronically. So, we have started our activities two months earlier. But the new management procedure is yet to be finalised. Moallem fees and... more ›
CHITTAGONG: Two constables of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) were suspended for giving scope for telephonic conversation and keeping money of the five suspected militants including a Pakistani national arrested from a hotel in the port city on November 23. The constables are Khorshed Alam of Detective Branch (DB) and Mohammad Ayub of Police Lines of CMP. Additional Commissioner (Admin, Traffic and Finance) AKM Shahidur Rahman said of the suspended constables Khorshed gave scope to the arrestees to talk over phone. Ayub kept Tk 80,000 seized from the accused during arrest and kept in his possession for around two days, said the additional commissioner. When inquired Ayub refunded the money later, he... more ›
Dinajpur: Local people continued their protests for the second consecutive day on Thursday against the government’s plan for open-pit mining in Barapukuria Coal Mine and demanding withdrawal of Asia Energy’s country director Gary Lye. The protesters have been on a dawn-to-dusk a siege programme in the upazila, disrupting traffic on Dhaka-Dinajpur Highway since morning, reports UNB. Besides, all shops and business establishments remained closed as part of their protest programme. The agitators burned tyres on the road at Nimtola intersection in the morning. They staged demonstrations and brought out processions at the upazila headquarters. Earlier on Wednesday, the residents of Phulbari upazila burst into protests following the visit of the Asia... more ›
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