Gazipur strike underway peacefully

The dawn to dusk strike enforced by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, protesting the authorities’s ban on political gatherings in Gazipur, was underway peacefully, witnesses said.BNP’s Gazipur district unit president and central organising secretary Fazlul Haque Milon announced the fresh programmes at a press conference at Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office after she held a meeting with senior leaders on Friday.

No sign of human in borehole, claims Asaduzzaman; Police pick up trapped boy’s father

After several abortive attempts and sending a borehole camera inside 254 feet into a 600 feet abandoned water-pump well, the state minister for home, Asaduzzaman Khan, at about 2:45am on Saturday declared that there was no boy trapped into the borehole and it might be a rumour. The rescue operation, however, was not officially suspended and the fire service and civil defence director general said that they would pull out the debris found in the borehole through the camera footage and finally reach a conclusion. The three-and-a-half year old boy, Zihad,

Suspected ‘robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ in Pabna

A suspected ‘robber’ was killed by police in an alleged ‘gunfight’ on Lalpur-Ishwardi road near Raju Cinema Hall in Ishwardi of Pabna early Thursday.

More hardware under procurement to make army all-round: PM

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said besides establishing new structures for Bangladesh Army, a process is under way to procure significant amount of military equipment from various countries including China and Serbia to make Army more modern, time befitting and all-round, reports United News of Banglaesh.

Qaisar to die for war crimes

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Tuesday awarded detained former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar death penalty for committing war crimes, including genocide, killings and rape, during the liberation war in 1971.

Govt yet to form expert panel for Sundarban damage study

Politicians, environmentalists and rights activists on Monday decried the government for not forming an expert panel comprising national and international experts to study the ecological damages being caused to the Sundarbans due to the oil spill in the river Shela.

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Qaisar verdict Tuesday

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Monday said it would deliver judgement of the war crimes case against former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Md Qaisar on Tuesday.

Suspected ‘robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ in Magura

A suspected ringleader of ‘robbers’ was killed by police in an alleged ‘gunfight’ at Baliadanga Mandartola in sadar upazila of Magura early Monday.

PM praises BGB role in holding Jan-5 elections

Praising the brave role of the Border Guard of Bangladesh during January 5th 10th general election, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that the members of this force played a very important role in foiling the plot to stop the polls, reports the United News of Bangladesh.