CHITTAGONG: Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu MP said the government is considering expansion of ship recycling industry and creating opportunity further for it alongside the shipbuilding industry in the country. “More space was sought for expanding the ship recycling industry in Chittagong from the Industry Ministry and the appeal is under consideration,” said the minister and also advisory council member of the ruling Awami League. The minister was addressing as the chief guest at the keel laying ceremony of two BIWTC container vessels at the premises of Chittagong Dry Dock Limited in the city’s Patenga area on Wednesday. Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan MP and State Minister for Land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Jabed... more ›
The BNP-led alliance on Wednesday demanded removal, arrest and exemplary punishment of Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique for his remarks about holy hajj and Tablig Jamaat. “Abdul Latif Siddique’s statement hurts the religious sentiments of crores of Muslims across the world. We are demanding his arrest and exemplary punishment after removing him from the cabinet and parliament immediately,” BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at a press conference at the party’s central office in Nayapaltan of the capital on Wednesday. The 20-party alliance arranged the press conference to brief journalists on the decision of the meeting of top leaders of the alliance with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday night.... more ›
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday night arrested three people from Mymensingh and Dhaka for their alleged connection with the killing of four members of a family in Keraniganj. The arrestees are Suman Dhali, 28, his wife Afsana, 22, and Md Chan Mia, 30. Of them, Suman is the mastermind of killing, said flight Lt Md Kawsar Hossain, operation officer at RAB-10. Acting on a tip-off, a team of RAB raided a house at Borobazar of Mymensingh and arrested Suman and Afsana at around 11pm on Tuesday night, he told daily sun. Acting on their information, law enforces raided a house at Demra area in the capital and... more ›
CHITTAGONG: The Chittagong University (CU) authorities on Wednesday suspended its five students who are also Islami Chhatra Shibir men for their part in the bomb attack on a bus carrying the university teachers, reports UNB. The decision was taken at the 495th meeting of the CU Syndicate at noon, said Syndicate member Prof Masum Ahmed. The meeting also decided to serve them show-cause notices to explain as to why they should not be expelled from the university on the charge. The suspended Shibir men are M Abdul Alim, a second year student of Mathematics Department, M Al Amin and Ibrahim Khalil, fourth year students of Islamic Studies, and Touhidul Islam and Mohammad... more ›
A local court on Wednesday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for violating his teenage stepdaughter in the city in 2012, reports UNB. The convict is Mosharraf Hossain, son of late Amir Hossain of Shantihat area in Sadar upazila of Bhola district. The convict, who was present in the dock when the judge pronounced the verdict, was also fined Tk 50,000. According to the prosecution, Mosharraf married a woman who had two daughters from her first marriage in 2008. They were blessed with a son after the marriage. Mosharraf along with his wife, son and two stepdaughters had been residing at a colony in the city’s Karnaphuli area since then. ... more ›
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