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Dhaka to start verification of 'Bangladeshis'on Oct 28

Dhaka will start verifying nationalities of the 118 trafficking victims, who claimed to be Bangladeshis after being arrested in Thailand, from October 28. "We will verify their claims [thoroughly] and in the first group, we will have 30 of them,” Secretary (bilateral) Mustafa Kamal said at the foreign minister's press briefing yesterday. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali was briefing journalists at his office on the forthcoming visits of the president and prime minister to the United Arab Emirates. The 118 self-claimed...

UK minister due tomorrow

UK minister due tomorrow

British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development Lynne Featherstone MP arrives in Dhaka tomorrow on a three-day visit. Featherstone is coming to Bangladesh as follow up on the first-ever Girl Summit held in London on July 22. The summit was aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation and...

PM Leaves for UAE Today

Manpower, investment top agenda

Manpower, investment top agenda

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this morning on a three-day official visit aiming at strengthening bilateral relations, resuming manpower export and attracting more investment from the oil rich Gulf nation. Diplomatic sources said the ties between Bangladesh and the UAE will become stronger with the back-to-back visits by the president and the prime minister to the UAE. Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu and State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal will accompany the premier. Hasina will lead a 69-member delegation, which includes four eminent personalities, 11 senior...

Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Policemen who need to carry firearms must undergo mental tests to determine whether they are capable of maintaining sanity, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief said today. "They should be tested well to determine their mental fitness before they receive firearms," Mizanur Rahman said while visiting Shah Alam, whom a sub-inspector of Sher-e-Bangla...

3 held for ‘leaking’ BOU question papers

3 held for ‘leaking’ BOU question papers

Detectives arrested three people in Dhaka for ‘leaking’ question papers of Bangladesh Open University (BOU) examinations and seized test papers from their possession. Babul Chowdhury, 42, a peon of Habibullah Bahar University College in Dhaka, and question paper suppliers Tajul Islam, 32, and Sohel Mia, 23, were arrested from different parts of the capital,...

DRIVING ON WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD

End impunity of influentials violating traffic rules: HC

End impunity of influentials violating traffic rules: HC

Pointing out that influential quarters use their impunity to tamper with and violate traffic regulations in Dhaka city, the High Court today sought explanation from the government why it should not enforce traffic laws strictly to prevent such practices. "No one should escape from the radar of law with impunity," an HC bench said...

Cars on the walkways

Cars on the walkways

Illegal parking on the streets of Dhaka and driving on the wrong sides are phenomena the city dwellers have been facing for long and, hence, are quite accustomed to. Now they are faced with a new trend: parking on the walkway. In a short tour of Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue yesterday afternoon, The Daily...

Dhaka cop, who shot man branding mugger falsely, held

Dhaka cop, who shot man branding mugger falsely, held

A sub-inspector of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station in Dhaka who allegedly shot a man due to personal grudge and later framed the victim as a mugger has been arrested. SI Anwar Hossain had extra-marital affair with victim Shah Alam's wife and was angry with him as he moved to take back his wife to...

Parking on walkway video goes viral!

Parking on walkway video goes viral!

A video story on illegal car parking on Dhaka's walkway went viral on the Internet since its uploading last evening. Titled 'Cars on the walkways', the story shows vehicles parked on the footpath from Farmgate to Saarc Fountain forcing pedestrians to undergo great difficulties in walking by the VIP road that was visibly crammed...

DU admission seekers give 3-day ultimatum

DU admission seekers give 3-day ultimatum

Admission seekers demonstrating against the new rules submitted a memo threatening a three-day ultimatum to the Dhaka University vice-chancellor this morning. A six-member delegation of the protestors handed the memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique at 11:30am demanding withdrawal of the provision that bars candidates a second try at the university entrance tests,...

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