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7.5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

7.5kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Custom officials detained a man along with 64 gold bars, weighing around 7.5 kilogrammes, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. The detainee is Abdul Latif, 37, a resident of Satkania upazila of Chittagong. A team of customs intercepted Latif when he was about to leave the airport with the gold stashed in...

14kg gold seized at Shahjalal airport

14kg gold seized at Shahjalal airport

Customs officials seized 120 gold bars weighing around 14kg at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this evening. Tipped off, a team of the customs officials carried out a search on a Regent Airways flight after its passengers got off and recovered the gold worth around Tk 6.5 crore from under a seat, said Abu Yoysuf,...

VANDALISM CASE

JCD central leader sent to jail

JCD central leader sent to jail

A Dhaka court today ordered to send Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) central committee’s General Secretary Habibur Rashid to jail hours after he was arrested at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The court came up with the order after rejecting a 10-day remand prayer for him in a vandalism case. Immigration police arrested Rashid at the airport around 2:45am, moments before his departure to United States defying an embargo on his travel abroad, Bazlul Karim Abed, vice-president of JCD central unit, told The Daily Star. The immigration police later handed him over to the airport police station. After producing him before the court, the law enforcers sought a 10-day remand for him in...

'Hard to quit when team is down'

'Hard to quit when team is down'

A similar scenario was in store for those who were waiting for the national cricket team at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday morning. For the umpteenth time this year, captain Mushfiqur Rahim took the helm at the press conference; replying to each and every question with caution and patience -- gambits that he...

Joining UNGA

PM leaves for US tonight

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for the United States tonight to attend the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA). An Emirates flight carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage is scheduled to take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:30pm. The flight is expected to reach John F Kennedy International Airport in New York at 8:25am (local time) on Monday. According to govt sources, Hasina is leading a nearly 200-member delegation to the UNGA this year, the biggest entourage since...

11.7kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

11.7kg gold seized at Dhaka airport

Customs officials seized 100 gold bars, weighing 11.7 kilogrammes, from underneath a seat of an airliner at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka today. The gold, worth around Tk 5.3 crore, was found from a flight of Flydubai Airlines that landed at the airport around 11:00am, said Farid Al Mamun, assistant commissioner at airport...

Aug 17 Blasts

Fugitive JMB man held

Rapid Action Battalion members arrested a fugitive Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activist in connection with the August 17 countrywide series bomb blasts from the capital's Bhatara on Sunday. The arrestee, Sagir Hossain, 45, is a chargesheeted accused in a case for blasting bombs near the then Zia International Airport terminal, now Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Tuhin Mohammad Masud, commanding officer of Rab-1, told a press briefing at Rab-1 headquarters yesterday. On August 17, 2005, around 500 bombs went off at 300...

Japan PM leaves Dhaka

Japan PM leaves Dhaka

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Dhaka this morning wrapping up his brief but significant visit seen here as a watershed event in the Bangladesh-Japan relationship. Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali saw him off at VVIP tarmac at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10:30am. Before leaving Dhaka for Sri Lankan capital Colombo, the Japanese...

Japanese PM's 21-hr busy schedule

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrives here this afternoon by a special flight, will spend a busy schedule during his twenty one and a half hours official tour. According to the programme schedule, Abe is expected to arrive at the VVIP terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1:00pm where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will receive him. He will be given a guard of honour by a contingent drawn from the three services. The Japanese PM will visit National Mausoleum...

Dhaka warmly greets Japanese PM

Dhaka warmly greets Japanese PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Dhaka this afternoon on a short -- 21-hour-long -- but significant visit. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received Abe at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as he flew in at 12:56pm in first visit of a Japanese PM in 14 years. The then premier Yoshiro Mori visited Bangladesh in...

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