SAARC summit begins today

South Asian leaders of eight nations assembled in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu to attend the 18th SAARC summit to begin this morning to discuss a host of issues including connectivity and cooperation in electricity among the member states.

Mobile courts fine 331 jaywalkers

Three hundred and 31 pedestrians were fined by mobile courts on charge of violating traffic rules in crossing busy roads in the city avoiding footbridges and underpasses as campaign for creating road safety awareness began on Tuesday.

Latif lands in jail, finally

The deposed minister and Awami League leader Abdul Latif Siddique landed in jail after he surrendered to the police on Tuesday afternoon, two days after he returned to Dhaka from Kolkata.

Latif Siddique surrenders, whisked to court

Ousted Awami League leader Abdul Latif Siddique surrendered to the Dhanmondi police station this afternoon, to respond to demands by the Islamist parties that he be arrested soon or the nation would face shutdown on Thursday.


Speaker, home boss duck responsibilityThe parliament speaker and the state minister for home affairs on Monday made conflicting statements over the provisions under which deposed minister Abdul Latif Siddique could be arrested for making derogatory remarks on hajj and Tabligh Jamaat.

Mobarak sentenced to death for war crimes

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday handed death sentence to Md Mobarak Hossain, an expelled local Awami League leader in Brahamanbaria, for 1971 mass killing.

Latif Siddique returns home

The expelled Awami League leader and cabinet member, Abdul Latif Siddique, on Sunday evening returned to Dhaka on an Air India flight two months after staying in different countries since September when some of his remarks had hurt religious sentiment of Muslims prompting the courts to issue warrants for his arrest for ignoring summons in over two dozen cases.

After Tazreen fire, companies evade compensation: HRW

New York based human rights organization Human Rights Watch said on Monday global clothing brands tied to Tazreen factory that had caught fire two years ago should immediately support full and fair compensation for workers and families of the dead.