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’Khaleda thanks PM for visit’

’Khaleda thanks PM for visit’

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for visiting her Gulshan office in Dhaka to console her even though she was sleeping then reportedly, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Khaleda expressed her gratitude after getting up from bed, the BNP chief’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal told reporters on Saturday evening. Khaleda is...

2 ‘criminals’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab

2 ‘criminals’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab

Two suspected criminals were killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Rampura area of Dhaka early today. Identities of the deceased, aged between 30 and 40, could not be known immediately, Saiful Islam, operational officer of Rab-3, told The Daily Star. A team of Rab-3 set up a check post near Ideal...

Koko’s body arrives Tuesday

Koko’s body arrives Tuesday

The body of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko will arrive in Bangladesh from Malaysia day after tomorrow. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bangladesh Mission in Malaysia both confirmed The Daily Star that the body will be flown in at 11:30am (Bangladesh time) on Tuesday. A Malayisan Airlines flight, carrying Koko’s body, will depart Kuala Lumpur around 9:40am (Malaysian time) on that day, insiders said. The Bangladesh mission in Kuala Lumpur has endorsed all the necessary documents – passport, death certificates, and other relevant papers – for the purpose. Charge d’ Affaires of Bangladesh mission in Malaysia, Md Rais Hasan Sarower, cleared the papers instantly after they were...

Bus driver hurt in Karwan Bazar crude bomb blast

Bus driver hurt in Karwan Bazar crude bomb blast

A bus driver was injured as miscreants hurled at least two crude bombs at the vehicle at Karwar Bazar in Dhaka this morning during the 36-hour nationwide hartal (shutdown) enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. Driver Sarbat Ali, 35, received treatment from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, said Inspector Mozammel Hossain, camp in-charge of...

Dhaka to be split in 2 divisions soon: PM

Dhaka to be split in 2 divisions soon: PM

The government will split Dhaka division in two and form a new Mymensingh division to boost services to the citizen, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said today. “We will introduce two divisions Dhaka and Mymensingh considering the existing size and density of population in the capital and to ensure people's overall services,” she said while...

Launch set on fire at Sadarghat

Launch set on fire at Sadarghat

Nine cabins of a three-storey launch were gutted in a fire at Sadarghat in Dhaka this evening. A person was injured in the fire which comes amid the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide nonstop blockade. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately but officials concerned suspect blockaders may be behind this. The fire started...

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Foreign workers seeking renewal of their work permits in Malaysia will have to undergo due procedures over the internet from March this year. The manual service at immigration counters will end from February 28, said Mustafa Ibrahim, director general of Malaysian immigration, today. “Permit renewal procedures will be carried out online from March.” “The temporary...

Motorcyclists can’t carry passengers

Motorcyclists can’t carry passengers

The government today banned motorcyclists from carrying passengers until further notice following arson by drive-by miscreants amid political turmoil in the country. The order from Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges came this afternoon, four days after two Eden College girls were burned in a drive-by arson attack near Jatiya Sangsad in Dhaka during...

India eases system for Bangladeshi visa seekers

India eases system for Bangladeshi visa seekers

Amid suffering of Bangladeshi visa seekers, India today announced exemption of online ‘appointment date’ system for processing visa applications of all categories, except tourists visas, with effect from February 1. According to a press release of the High Commission of India, the applications will be accepted in all categories of visas except tourists on...

Hartal uneventful on 2nd day

Hartal uneventful on 2nd day

The second day of the 48-hour hartal (shutdown) sponsored by the BNP-led 20-party alliance in Dhaka and Khulna divisions, on top of the countrywide blockade, was underway today without any major incident reported all morning. No picketing was reported from the districts in two divisions till filing this report at 11:30am. Starting around 6:00am,...

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