NEWS OF THE DAYThe Aam Aadmi Party will contest the by-poll on the two seats in Punjab which will be held next month. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal announced this after the party’s three-day national executive meeting which concludes in Sangrur (Punjab) on Sunday. Kejriwal, however, said that his party will not contest assembly elections in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra scheduled later this year.
Hospital-bound people feel insecure during the Eid vacation as most of the clinicians of both public and private hospitals leave their workplaces to celebrate the festival with their families, creating an insecure atmosphere for general and emergency patients across the country, sources said. They said many patients usually go back without getting any medical services from the state-owned hospitals during the festival. Finally, they are bound to go to private hospitals and receive medical services from there spending huge money. Many physicians, nurses and medical assistants go on holiday due to lack of monitoring by the health ministry over public hospitals, heightening the sufferings of patients, sources in Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital... more ›
A section of people are reportedly smuggling fake Indian rupees into India through Bangladesh borders, as a huge amount of the currencies counterfeited in Pakistan were seized in Dhaka in the last few months. Customs intelligence sources said over 17 crore fake Indian currencies were seized from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka in the last seven months. The customs officials arrested a number of smugglers, including some Pakistani citizens, in connection with the recovery of the counterfeit notes. The smugglers are using Bangladesh as a transit route for taking counterfeit Indian rupees along the border areas, intelligence agencies said. Moinul Khan, director-general of the customs intelligence, told daily sun that... more ›
ABUJA: The Cameroonian military says members of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have abducted the wife of the country’s deputy prime minister in the north. The wife of Amadou Ali and her maid were taken in the town of Kolofata near the Nigerian border on Sunday, it adds. A local religious leader, who is also town mayor, was also kidnapped in a separate attack in the same town. Boko Haram has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks, as the army was deployed to the region. Militants have kidnapped foreign nationals in northern Cameroon before, including a French family and Chinese workers. The home of Deputy Prime Minister... more ›
SYLHET: Eight policemen of Kotwali Police Station, including its two officers-in-charge, have been suspended on charge of torturing the brother of Chhatak municipality mayor Kalam Chowdhury in police custody, reports UNB. The action was taken against the policemen in compliance with a High Court order on charge of torturing Kamal Ahmed Chowdhury. The suspended policemen are OC Ataur Rahman, OC (Investigation) Shyamal Banik, sub-inspector Ashraful Islam, assistant sub-inspector Abu Taher, constables Adhir Chandra, Rajib Kanti Das, Azadur Rahman and Nazmul Hossain. Additional Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police Rahmat Ullah said the accused cops tortured Kamal, brother of the mayor of Chhatak municipality in Sunamganj, in the custody on July 17. On... more ›
Echoing the Prime Minister, Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Sunday said there is no question of holding dialogue with BNP over the next parliamentary elections, reports UNB. “The election will be held according to constitution,” he said while addressing a discussion, titled ‘Contemporary Politics: Current Situation’, organised by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote at the Jatiya Press Club in the city. Nasim, also a presidium member of the ruling Awami League, further said: “Nowhere in the world it is deemed necessary to hold dialogue before election.” “The elected government will remain in power till its tenure ends. So, there is no use with threats of ‘oust government movement’ after the Eid,”... more ›
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