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Carnet crackdown: Lexus handed over anonymously in sylhet


Officials of Customs Intelligence seized another luxury Lexus car in Sylhet on charges of misusing the carnet de passage facility on Tuesday midnight.   Sources at the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) here said the car was recovered abandoned at 2:00 am from in front of the Sylhet regional office of CIID with a letter inside it.   The ... Read More »

Govt intentionally brings Joy issue to confuse people: BNP


Claiming that journalists Shafik Rehman and Mahmudur Rahman had no involvement in any plot against Prime Minister’s son, BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government has come up with the issue only to diver people’s attention from Bangladesh Bank heist and college student Tonu murder, reports UNB. “As per the statements of head of the government and police about the ... Read More »

DB claims Shafik admitted meeting suspects


Detectives today claimed that journalist Shafik Rehman admitted that he had held several meetings with those suspected to be involved in a plot to abduct and kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Monirul Islam, additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police said this, after seizing some documents from Rehman’s house at Estakon in Dhaka. Asked about Amar Desh ... Read More »

No industry on farmland, forest: PM


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government will not allow anyone to set up industries indiscriminately destroying farmlands and forests. “Indiscriminate setting up of industries destroying our cultivable lands and forests won’t be allowed anymore. Industries could be set up on 100 especial economic zones (SEZs) being established across the country by the government,” she said. The prime minister ... Read More »

In the land of the Bengal tigers


These days at the mention of Tigers, all I, or anybody I know, think of in their heads is, none other than, Shakib Al Hasan! Or Mashrafe Mortaza! And while nothing gives me more pleasure than thinking about our national heroes all the time, it is sad how little we tend to think about the other national treasures. Why are ... Read More »

SIM re-registration deadline will not be extended: Tarana


State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim today said the government will not extend the deadline for re-registration of SIM cards with biometric data. The minister said this after inaugurating five re-registration points inside the Secretariat for all its officials. She added that all the mobile operators are successfully sharing and using over 1 lakh fingerprint scanning devices for ... Read More »

Tonu murder: HC drops writ seeking judicial probe


The High Court today dropped a writ petition filed seeking judicial inquiry into the killing of Sohagi Jahan Tonu from its hearing list. The bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Razik-Al Jalil took the decision as investigation into the case is running, petitioner council Eunus Ali Akond told The Daily Star. ALSO READ: Writ seeks judicial probe Eunus also ... Read More »

Refrain from talks on Shafik Rehman’s arrest: IGP


Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque today urged people not to hold any discussion in the media over the arrest of journalist Shafik Rehman as an investigation is underway. “Discussion on the arrest should not be held in any platform, not even television talkshows,” the IGP said while addressing a programme at the Social Science Faculty of Dhaka ... Read More »

Why no BNP programme on Ilias Ali, Goyeshwar asks


BNP standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy today criticised high-ups of his party for not holding any programme on BNP’s missing leader M Ilias Ali. “Why is BNP afraid of remembering its missing leader Ilias Ali? He went missing as a BNP leader, not as a person of Sylhet,” he said at a discussion programme at city’s Jatiya Press Club ... Read More »

My freedom of expression is probably threatened: Imran


Gonojagoron Manch leader Imran H Sarker today said his freedom of expression has been probably threatened as he talked in favour of the right. His comment came a day after Sajeeb Wazed Joy criticised him for condemning the arrest and subsequent police remand of pro-BNP journalist Shafik Rehman on Saturday. “In my status I wrote it clearly that I am not supporting ... Read More »

PM Hasina says those involved in plot to kill her son Joy will face action


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government would definitely take action against the persons who will be found involved in the conspiracy to kill her son Sajeeb Wazed Joy after abduction. "We must take action against those who will be found involved in the conspiracy," she told a discussion meeting at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB) in the capital, Dhaka. ... Read More »

Court rejects Khaleda’s petition, adjourned till Apr 25


Dhaka Special Judge’s Court 3 on Sunday rejected a petition filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia to cross examine again the investigation officer of Zia Charitable Trust graft case. The court also adjourned the court’s activities till April 25 asking the Khaleda’s lawyers to get an order from the High Court after they said they would file appeal ... Read More »

PM meets President


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban. During the meeting, the President and the Prime Minister exchanged Bangla New Year greetings. They also greeted the people of the country on the occasion and expressed satisfaction over the observance of Pahela Baishakh peacefully amid festivity across the country.President's press secretary Joynal Abedin ... Read More »

Ban on visitors’ entry at Dhaka airport lifted


The Civil Aviation Authorities lifted restriction on entry of visitors to concourse hall at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport today, six months into imposing it over security grounds. On October 26, 2015, the airport authorities banned entry of visitors there as UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) said it had security lapses. ALSO READ: Bangladesh beefs up security at international airports The DfT made ... Read More »

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