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.

War crimes trial: Mobarak at tribunal

The war crimes accused, Mobarak Hossain, an expelled Awami League leader of Brahmanbaria, has been taken to the tribunal in the capital at around 9:25am today where a long-awaited verdict in his war crimes case would be delivered.

Tank lorry catches fire in city

A tank lorry, sitting at a petrol pump, caught fire at Tibet intersection in Tejagon in the city Sunday evening. The lorry, filled with octane and diesel, was being moved when it caught fire at about 6:45pm, said Fire Service and Civil Defense director general Brigadier General Ali Ahmed Khan.

Govt urged to stop illegal migration

Academics and migrant rights activists on Saturday urged the government to stop illegal migrations for the betterment of workers who were going abroad through legal channel. At the second monthly forum meeting of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies at CIRDAP auditorium, they also urged the recruiting agencies to take up their responsibility to ensure safe migration of workers they were sending abroad.

DMP relaunches spike device to stop cars on wrong side

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police relaunched ‘Protirodh’, a device used to prevent vehicular movement on the wrong lane, on a city road Friday night, nearly six months after it was removed 12 days after its initial launch.

Law-breaking pedestrians to be jailed

A pedestrian will be sentenced to a maximum six months in jail or fined Tk 200 or both if they do not use underpasses or footbridges in the capital.The Dhaka Metropolitan Police will operate mobile courts for seven days on a pilot basis from November 25 on the road stretch from Ruposhi Bangla hotel to Farmgate police box.