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Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

Businessman Moosa denies graft allegation

Businessman Moosa denies graft allegation

Controversial businessman Moosa Bin Shamsher today denied the allegation brought against him of amassing wealth illegally and siphoning off a huge amount of money to Switzerland. Moosa was talking to reporters after emerging from the Anti-Corruption Commission’s head office, where he was interrogated for three and a half hours over the allegation. A team led...

Govt mulling manpower export to Malaysia thru Pvt sector

Govt mulling manpower export to Malaysia thru Pvt sector

The government is planning to resume the export of manpower to Malaysia through private firms with the existing government to government (G-to-G) treaty in place. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, minister for expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment, today told of the plan to resume private recruitment since the government could employ a limited number of workers...

Cops foil dental students’ demo at Press Club

Cops foil dental students’ demo at Press Club

Police foiled dental students’ demonstration programme to submit a memorandum to the health ministry at the Secretariat in Dhaka this morning to press their four-point demands. The law enforcers charged batons and used water canon to disperse the protesting students when they tried to remove a barricade in front of the Jatiya Press Club...

Detectives unearth Ansarullah ‘drone bombing’ plot

Detectives unearth Ansarullah ‘drone bombing’ plot

Militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) was at final stage of making drone to carry out bomb attacks on political leaders, journalists and secular persons and key establishments of the country, police said today. The disclosure came hours after detectives arrested two ABT operatives at a house in Jatrabari area of Dhaka last night. Once completed, the drone could carry a 20-kilogramme bomb with the capability of destroying a 25-storey building, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said at a press briefing this afternoon. Tanjil Hossain Babu, 26, and Md Golam Maula Mohan 25 were arrested with a quad chopper drone, equipments  for making the remotely-controlled device and some books...

Three labourers electrocuted in Savar

Three labourers electrocuted in Savar

Three labourers died electrocuted while setting up a billboard in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka this afternoon. One other was injured in the incident. The victims were identified as Mamtaj, Anu and Abul Hashem, all aged between 28 and 32, reports our Savar correspondent quoting injured co-worker of the victims Rafiqul Islam. Four day labourers...

US, Bangladesh in ‘best relationship ever’

US, Bangladesh in ‘best relationship ever’

United States and Bangladesh now have the “best relationship and partnership ever,” said Dan W Mozena, the outgoing US ambassador to Bangladesh today. Mozena made the comment after meeting leader of the opposition Raushan Ershad at 4:30pm at her Gulshan residence. The meeting began at 4:30pm and lasted an hour. The Obama administration of the...

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

Star, Grameenphone launch online Liberation War archive

“Freedom in the Air”, an online repository of the Liberation War with rare video footage including documentaries, exclusive video interviews; rarely seen images, articles, stories and documents, and newspaper clippings can be accessed from today at The Daily Star website, www.thedailystar.net/freedom-in-the-air. The website was launched yesterday jointly by the newspaper and Grameenphone in the capital's...

Man killed in Dhaka train crash

Man killed in Dhaka train crash

An unidentified man age around 50 years was crashed under the wheels of a train in Khilkhet area of Dhaka this afternoon. Quoting witnesses, Rafiqul Islam, sub-inspector of Kamalapur Railway Police, said a Dhaka-bound train from Sirajganj hit the man while he was walking along the railway tracks, leaving him dead on the spot...

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