All members of the Bangladesh team will leave together today for Trinidad after captain Mushfiqur Rahim along with Tamim Iqbal and Nasir Hossain returned home yesterday after playing the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL). Vice-captain Mahmudullah Riyad and Mohammad Ashraful earlier returned home as their teams made an early exit from the competition. The three other
Licence renewal fee installment
Three mobile cos deposit Tk 2,372cr in fees, VAT
Mobile companies Grameenphone, Robi and Banglalink on Thursday gave a total sum of Tk 2,372 crore to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission as the second instalment of licence renewal fee, spectrum charge and VAT.
However Citycell submitted an application to the BTRC on the day, seeking extension of the
Hallmark Loan Scam
17 Sonali Bank officials suspended
State-owned Sonali Bank Limited on Thursday suspended 17 officials for their alleged links to the biggest financial forgery in recent times by Hallmark Group.
The suspended officials include six officers of the Rupashi Bangla branch of Sonali Bank from which Hallmark Group siphoned off more than
Hallmark Loan Scam
ACC grills five more Sonali Bank officials
The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday interrogated five more officials of Sonali Bank about the alleged misappropriation of Tk 3,500 crore by the Hallmark Group.
They are Sonali Bank’s deputy general managers Hadayet Ullah, Sabita Seraj, HM Ghulam Nabi Manik, Ashraf Ali Patwari, and senior executive
An ex-manager found to be in thick of scam
Sonali Bank’s Agargaon branch in Dhaka has helped Tanvir Mahmud to turn Hallmark into a business giant through misappropriating the bank’s money, bank officials have said.
M Khairul Alam, manager of the branch for 2004-08, gave Tanvir, his associates and a cooperative society of Agargaon over Tk 5 crore loans without the required documents. More than half the
Urges Hasina at summit plenary
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for a strong and effective Non-Aligned Movement (Nam), saying the 120-member alliance today needs to be a united, strong and effective body to ensure sustainable global peace and security.
“The founding fathers of Nam envisaged a world order based on mutual respect, sovereign
Police bid to prove RAB innocent
Court accepts Limon’s mother’s objection
A Jhalakathi court on Thursday, after accepting ‘no-confidence’ (Naraji) petition of the complainant vis-à-vis the police report declaring RAB innocent of maiming Limon, asked the police to submit the case documents.
The same court, while correcting a previous order, asked for fresh investigation before the registering of the ‘murder case’ against Limon’s
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Thursday said her party did not want to go to power by enforcing ‘arson and oar-and-scull programmes’ like that of Awami League but with people’s mandate after a democratic movement against the government’s ‘misdeeds’.
But, she warned, her party would give a befitting reply to whatever language the Awami League
Padma Bridge Project
WB still silent
Co-financier ADB extends time for loan, Jica not yet
Since hope is still there regarding the World Bank’s taking the lead in the financing of the Padma bridge project, the Asian Development Bank has extended its loan effectuation deadline by another month.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), another partner of the project’s finance, is expected to extend its loan effectuation deadline as
The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday decided to raise both the bulk and retail prices of electricity for the third time this year with effect from 1 September, said officials.
The BERC, however, has not yet fixed the new rate.
It will announce the new price of electricity between September 7 and September 10 with
A citizens and right activists’ group on Thursday demanded an immediate, fresh impartial investigation of the Limon Hossain episode and justice for him with the withdrawal of cases filed against him and the family to set an example of the rule of law in society.
Limon was shot at by the Rapid Action Battalion when he was grazing cattle in his
LMU license for non-EU students revoked
Some 120 Bangladeshi students would have to drop out of London Metropolitan University and face deportation in 60 days after the UK Border Agency revoked the university’s license to teach non-European Union students, a Bangladesh high commission official in London told New Age on Thursday.
The agency gave the students, whose documents were perfect, 60 days to find a new
The fifth prosecution witness against the detained assistant secretary general of Jamaat, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, on Thursday told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that though he did not personally hear Kamaruzzaman’s order to abduct and kill his freedom-fighter
brother Golam Mostafa Talukdar, he was told of it by
South Korea introduces skills test
South Korea has introduced a skills test aimed at assessing and improving the competence of Bangladeshi migrants to that country, officials of the country’s human resources development (HRD) said yesterday.
The test involves evaluating Bangladeshi workers at three different levels — intelligence, physical fitness and language competence
Rajshahi University teachers and students observed “Student-Teacher Repression Day” yesterday, calling upon the government and authorities concerned to withdraw the case filed against 13 RU students over the August 22, 2007 unrest on the campus.
That day, law enforcers assaulted RU teachers, students and staff who were protesting
Manmohan assures Hasina of Teesta waters; Nam summit starts today
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday assured his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina of India’s firm commitment to ink the proposed Teesta water-sharing deal “as soon as feasible”.
During their meeting at Grand Azadi Hotel in Tehran ahead of the Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) Summit, Manmohan also said the land boundary agreement would happen at the same
Int’l Day of the Disappeared today
Enforced disappearance keeps taking place, with 67 cases reported in Bangladesh after the assumption of office by the Awami League-led government.
International Day of the Disappeared will be observed today in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world.
According to rights group Odhikar, although the number of people who disappeared is
Modasser Ali denies allegation; anti-graft body quizzes 5 Sonali Bank officials
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has information that Syed Modasser Ali, an adviser to the prime minister, allegedly influenced Sonali Bank authorities into granting a huge amount of loan to the controversial Hallmark Group illegally, said ACC sources.
“The information came from different sources and we are examining it. However, we do
The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a High Court order that had directed Hallmark Group not to set up an industrial park in Savar for the next four months.
Chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the SC passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the firm seeking stay on the HC’s July
ACC to quiz Abul
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will quiz former communications minister Syed Abul Hossain on September 3 on the alleged corruption and irregularities regarding appointment of a consultant for the Padma bridge project.
The ACC issued a notice on Sunday asking him to appear before its two-member investigation