Sunday, February 25, 2024

All accused in Badhan molestation case acquitted

A Dhaka court on Tuesday acquitted all three accused of the charges brought against them for molesting Shawan Akhter Badhan on the Dhaka University campus on the night of December 31, 1999. Metropolitan magistrate Mahedi Hasan Talukder pronounced the verdict in presence of the three accused—Khan Mohammad Mezbahul Haq Tutul, Chandan Kumar Ghosh alias Bhola, ... Read more

Ship-breaking yard fined for pollution

The Department of Environment (DoE) yesterday fined a ship-breaking yard at Madambibir Hat under Sitakunda upazila of the port city Tk 15 lakh for ignoring workers’ safety and polluting environment. A team led by DoE Director (Enforcement) Munir Chowdhury fined Messrs Rahim Steel Co under Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act,

Advance train tickets start selling amid huge crowd of buyers

The sales of advance tickets for different railway routes started Tuesday morning at four different stations in Dhaka and Sylhet on the occasion of Eid, with people standing in long queues to collect the tickets, the Bangladesh Railway officials said. Homebound passengers rushed to the Kamalapur rail station in the early hours of

Eden college girl’s body found

The body of an Eden College student was found at Gopalganj town on Tuesday. The deceased, Sadia Noor Mita, 22, a third year student of chemistry department, was the daughter of Liakat Hossain Mollah of Mianpara in Gopalganj. Sadar police chief Borhanuddin told journalists that several wounds were found in

RPO guidelines to be followed for convertible securities issuance

The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided that convertible securities like preference shares, bonds and debentures would have to be issued as per the ‘repeat public offering’ guidelines. The commission finalised the guidelines for the issuance of convertible securities on Tuesday as there was no distribution mechanism, price fixing method and

New CFO for Fareast Islami Life

Fareast Islami Life Insurance Company Ltd has appointed Abul Khaleque as chief financial officer, the insurer said in a statement. Khaleque started his career with American Life Insurance Company Ltd, served the insurer for seven years and finished as its chief

National Bank gets new DMD

National Bank Ltd has appointed SM Jaffar as its deputy managing director, the bank said in a statement yesterday. Prior to the appointment, he was the senior executive vice-president of Southeast Bank Ltd. Jaffar started his banking career with AB Bank as trainee officer in 1985. He served

Aftab Food Limited starts journey

Aftab Group launched its new venture Aftab Foods Limited on Tuesday. Aftab Foods Limited executive general Sheikh Aman Ullah announced the launching of the new company with a slogan ‘Delicious-Healthy’ in a programme at a city

DBBL opens SME/Agriculture branch in Sylhet

Dutch-Bangla Bank has opened its SME/Agriculture branch at Dhaka Dashkin under Golapganj upazila in Sylhet on Monday. That was the bank’s 84th branch. Bank’s managing director Md Yeasin Ali inaugurated the branch. Among others,

Prime Bank holds seminar on role of zakat

Prime Bank organised a seminar on ‘Role of zakat in eliminating poverty’ on Monday. Bank’s executive committee chairman Imam Anwar Hossain was present as chief guest while managing director M Ehsanul Haque presided over the meeting, said a news

Klusener unlikely as bowling coach

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are yet to get any response from Lance Klusener who is supposed to join the national cricket team in the first week of September as a specialist bowling coach. Apparently there is hardly any chance that the BCB could make the deal with the former South Africa all-rounder

Dhaka set to become an uninhabitable city

Dhaka, the country’s ever expanding capital city, would soon become uninhabitable, if encroachment of rivers, canals and wetland in and around the city continues at the present pace, a top urban planner has warned. Sarwar Jahan, president of Bangladesh Institute of Planners, feared there would be no wetland in Dhaka metropolitan area by the year ... Read more

Registration for SUST admission begins today

Registration for admission in the honours courses at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology begins today. The students willing to get admitted in the graduation courses in the 2010-11 education year can register their names till October 15 and the admission test will be held on November 6, sources

DU goes into vacation

Dhaka University went into a 19-day vacation on Tuesday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, Jumatul Wida, Shab-e-Qadr and Janmashtami. The classes of all departments will remain closed from August 31 to September 16, official sources said. During the vacation, both male and female dormitories will remain open, said university