Friday, March 1, 2024

More poppy fields destroyed in bordering villages

Star National Desk Law enforcers in fresh drives destroyed more poppy fields during the last one week. Poppy fields on 18 bighas of land were destroyed during three separate drives in Shahbazpur union under Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district in


BSS, Rajshahi Strawberry cultivation has been gaining popularity in the northwestern districts since the last couple of years as the fruit has tremendous economic prospect for the grassroots farmers. Due to its prolong-winter climatic condition, the strawberry experts say, huge enthusiastic growers come here from different parts of the country to collect strawberry saplings every ... Read more

Strawberry farming proved to be potential for growers in Barisal region

Tapan Chakraborty, Barisal Success in Strawberry cultivation in Barisal has created enthusiasm among the local farmers to go for massive cultivation of this sweet and nutritious fruit and the prospect of strawberry cultivation has been proved as bright in the district. Al Amin Talukdar Tutul, owner of Barisal Nursery at Baroitala under Charkawa union of ... Read more

Prime rebellion suspect, four others arrested

Staff Correspondent The security forces on Tuesday captured the prime suspect of the BDR soldiers’ rebellion and four of his associates as the investigation committees started functioning. The soldiers took up arms against their officers, from the army, in the Bangladesh Rifles headquarters in the morning on February

4 more bodies identified

3 others await DNA test; 5 army officers still missing; investigators rummage through BDR HQ for evidence Staff Correspondent Four more bodies of the BDR mutiny victims including an army officer were identified yesterday and the night before, bringing the number of missing officers down to five. Major Kazi Ashraf Hossain was identified by his ... Read more

EC plans to defer DCC polls till May-June

Khadimul Islam The Election Commission is planning to defer the Dhaka City Corporation elections till the end of May or the first week of June, according to an election commissioner. The commission at a meeting on Tuesday in principle decided to defer the polls as the government is yet to respond to its proposal on ... Read more

Terror attack on Lankan cricket team in Lahore

6 cops among 8 killed; 7 cricketers injured Afp, Lahore Gunmen attacked Sri Lanka’s cricket team in a gun and grenade assault Tuesday in the Pakistani city of Lahore that killed eight people and wounded seven members of the squad. The attack sparked condemnation from around the world and threw a massive question mark over ... Read more

Plot to foil democracy still on: PM

Staff Correspondent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said conspiracy and evil designs are still being hatched after the bloody BDR mutiny in a bid to foil the country’s democracy, independence and sovereignty. “Perhaps, many did not like the end of the crises…so conspiracy and evil designs are still being hatched,” said the prime minister in ... Read more

Khaleda wants removal of home minister

Staff Correspondent The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday demanded the removal of the home minister in the interest of a fair and neutral investigation of the killing in the Bangladesh Rifles headquarters and slated limiting the terms of reference of the committee formed to investigate the incidents. ‘The government reconstituted the probe body dropping ... Read more

Army press briefing Innocent persons won’t be arrested

Staff Reporter Director, Military Operations, Brig Gen ATM Ziaul Hasan yesterday said no innocent person would be arrested during the ongoing Operation Rebel Hunt. “Operation Rebel Hunt is a self-explanatory term. It means to find out those who have mutinied. So, we will not arrest randomly,” he said while briefing journalists at the Army Headquarters. ... Read more

6, not 72, army officers missing

Army rights its BDR massacre list; death toll stands at 85; 40 officers rescued Julfikar Ali Manik After reviewing information about how many army officers were in fact inside the BDR Pilkhana headquarters during the last week’s bloody carnage, the army authorities yesterday revised the number of missing officers down

50 laid to rest in state honours

Heart-rending scene at janaza joined by thousands Staff Correspondent Forty-eight army officers, wife of the slain BDR director general and a soldier — all killed during the February 25-26 mutiny of the border guards at their headquarters — were laid to eternal rest with state honours in a sombre

Military body to probe Peelkhana carnage: BDR to be renamed

Staff Reporter An army inquiry committee headed by Quarter Masters General Lt Gen Jahangir Alam Chowdhury will start functioning from today to investigate the BDR carnage. Chief of General Staff of Army Lt Gen Sina Ibne Jamali said this while briefing reporters at Army Officers Banquet Hall yesterday. He said the inquiry committee will visit ... Read more

Investigators gather evidence to try culprits in BDR rebellion

BSS, Dhaka Police yesterday said, they started gathering evidence of the massacre during the two days of mutiny in the paramilitary Bangladesh troops a day after a case was lodged against 1,000 rebel soldiers as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised their punishment after fast tracked trial. “We have already gathered enough evidence including the survivors ... Read more

Manchester United win League Cup final

LONDON : Ben Foster kept Manchester United’s bid for an unprecedented five trophies on track with a man-of-the-match performance in a penalty shoot-out win over Tottenham in the League Cup final here on Sunday. The England goalkeeper produced two crucial saves to deny Tottenham victory in open play, where the teams finished locked at 0-0, ... Read more

PM focused more on saving the innocent

She defends decision on BDR at JS; govt seeks UN, FBI probe help Staff Correspondent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told parliament that her government has sought assistance from the US and UN, and will request the UK as well for cooperation in probe into the massacre at BDR headquarters last

PM talks with army officers

Reaffirms punishment to culprits Julfikar Ali Manik and Sharier Khan A large number of army officers yesterday expressed their deepest emotions, frustrations, excitement and expectations at a three-hour grand conference with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina discussing the BDR carnage in which the nation

Khaleda urges govt to initiate move for nat’l unity

Staff correspondent Leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia on Sunday called for unity of all irrespective of political identities at this crucial juncture to safeguard democracy. She said the massacre carried out at the Bangladesh Rifles headquarters was a continuation of the infringement on democracy two years back. ‘None of us is beyond risk. Democracy ... Read more

Operation Rebel Hunt: Army deployed across the country

Staff Reporter As part of the ongoing drive to nab the killers of army officers the government yesterday decided to deploy the members of the armed forces across the country to arrest the fugitive rebels of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and seize missing firearms. A Home Ministry official on condition of anonymity said yesterday the troops ... Read more