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Rab chief Benazir Ahmed says tight security for Amar Ekushey

Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Benazir Ahmed on Monday said adequate security measures have been taken in and around the Central Shaheed Minar for the International Mother Language Day.   He came up with the information while talking to reporters after visiting the Central Shaheed Minar on Monday.   The Rab chief said the elite force was performing ...

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Tight security ahead of Amar Ekushey

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has taken four-tier security measures in the areas around Central Shaheed Minar ahead of Amar Ekushey and  International Mother Language Day on February 21. DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said this to journalists while visited the Central Shaheed Minar area on Sunday to observe the preparation of law enforcers on the occasion. “Some 8,000 uniformed and plainclothes ...

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Book-lovers rush to the Amar Ekushey Boi Mela stalls on the occasion of Valentine`s Day. This photo was taken from Bangla Academy premises on Tuesday.

Book-lovers rush to the Amar Ekushey Boi Mela stalls on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. This photo was taken from Bangla Academy premises on Tuesday.

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Journalist Shimul murder: AL activist Nasir among 4 arrested

Police in  separate drive in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj district, arrested AKM Nasir, among four in connection with the murder of journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul on Friday night. Of the arrestees, Nasir is an Awami League activist and son of Lafa Mia of the upazila. Additional police super of Shahajadpur police station Abul Hasnat confirmed the matter. On Friday, Abdul ...

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Form monitoring cell for domestic helps: HC

The High Court on Thursday asked the government to form a monitoring cell within six months for monitoring the allegations of household workers. The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo passed the order following a petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh. The HC asked the ministry of labour and ...

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Search body seeks 5 names from each party

The search committee on Saturday requested the 31 political parties to propose five names for the new Election Commission (EC). The names will be sent to the Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Division by January 31. Each of the parties could propose as high as five names for the Commission. It is therefore expected that a total of 155 names ...

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Search committee seeks five names from political parties for EC reconstitution

The six-member search committee for the reconstitution of the Election Commission on Saturday sought five names from 31 political parties each which took part in talks with president Abdul Hamid. The political parties are requested to submit the lists of names to additional cabinet secretary (administration) by 11:00am on January 31. Cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters about the ...

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Nur Hossain, Tareque Sayeed, 24 others walk to gallows

Twenty six people, including prime accused and Awami League leader Nur Hossain, and dismissed Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) officers Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Major Arif Hossain and Lt Commander MM Rana, were awarded death penalty on Monday in the sensational seven-murder case in Naryanganj three years ago. Judge Sayed Enayet Hossain of Narayanganj District and Sessions Judge’s court pronounced ...

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Five UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

  KABUL: 56 people including five United Arab Emirates officials killed in blasts at the governor of Kandahar’s guest house. Deputy governor, two senior Afghan officials and two MPs were also died in this incident. The governor and the UAE ambassador were among at least 18 wounded. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed that five of its officials were killed in a bomb ...

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