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Biman flies to London 4 times a week

Dropping the loss-making Frankfurt from its destination list, Biman yesterday added a fourth weekly flight to London. The move was also part of Biman Bangladesh Airlines' initiative to better utilise its six extended range aircraft -- four Boeing 777-300 and two leased Boeing 777-200. The fourth weekly flight to London came five days after Biman suspended the Dhaka-Rome-Frankfurt route, which received poor passenger response since its reopening on April 1. However, Dhaka-Rome flights would continue. Biman had been flying twice a week...

Brahmanbaria boiler blast kills female worker

Brahmanbaria boiler blast kills female worker

A female worker was killed and her two children were injured in a boiler explosion at a rice mill at Sonarampur village in Ashuganj upazila in Brahmanbaria on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Amena Begum, 45. Mohammad Abu Zafar, officer-in-charge of Ashuganj Police Station, said Amena sustained burn injuries when a boiler at Bulbul Auto...

6 held with Tk 50 lakh fake notes in Dhaka

6 held with Tk 50 lakh fake notes in Dhaka

Detectives detained six persons with Tk 50 lakh fake currency in Dhaka last night. A team of Detective Branch of police captured the six from Badda and Rampura areas, said a text message sent by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) media centre this morning.

Dhaka, Washington agree to fight terrorism, extremism

Dhaka and Washington have expressed deep commitment in continuing to cooperate to counter terrorist financing and violent extremism. The US embassy in Dhaka and the State Department, in collaboration with the Bangladesh government, will host a South Asia regional workshop in December to focus on best practices to counter terrorist financing and extremism. It will be held as a part of the globally recognised Financial Action Task Force (FATF) framework, according to a joint statement issued on conclusion of the two-day...

Dhaka sharing info with Delhi on JMB: PM

Dhaka is sharing information with Delhi about the activities of banned militant outfit JMB on Indian soil, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday. "We are verifying information that came up in Indian media reports on the JMB and its operation ... our intelligence agencies are working on it and we talked with India about the issue," Hasina told journalists at Gono Bhaban in the capital. Bangladesh government would decide its next course of action after verifying the information, said the PM...

Fire at BSEC building doused

Fire at BSEC building doused

The blazing flames at the multistoried BSEC building in Dhaka’s Kawran Bazar were doused after nearly two hours of efforts. Gusts of black smokes were seen coming out from the top floors of the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC) building that housed several offices including television channels Rtv, ntv and the online section...

Dhaka sees lax hartal

Dhaka sees lax hartal

The first phase of 72-hour countrywide hartal, sponsored by Jamaat-e-Islami in protest of the death sentence of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes, is under way in a lax manner across the country. Starting from 6:00am today, the shutdown will continue for 24 hours while the second phase will be observed from...

Bus torched in Jatrabari

Bus torched in Jatrabari

A passenger bus was set on fire at Jatrabari in Dhaka this evening ahead of the Jamaat-e-Islami-sponsored hartal protesting the death penalty of their chief Motiur Rahman Nizami. The bus, in-bound to Dhaka from Monohardi of Narsingdi, was torched near the Kajla petrol pump around 8:20pm, Aboni Shangkar Kar, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station,...

Another ‘Huji member’ held in Dhaka

Another ‘Huji member’ held in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members claimed to have arrested an active member of banned outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) from Khilgaon area of Dhaka. The man was identified as Mufti Jubaer Abdullah, alias Sazed Muhammad Foyez, alias Khairul Hasan, alias Noyon, in a text notification Rab issued to the media this morning. Jihadi books, identity cards and photos of militant training sessions were seized from him. There were no further details in the text message. The arrest came three days after Detective Branch of police arrested four active leaders of the banned organisation Huji from Dhaka and Narayanganj.

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