Friday, September 22, 2023

4 more Laskar leaders serving in madrasas

Four senior Laskar-e-Taiyeba leaders who are hiding in Bangladesh are also serving as teachers in different madrasas of the country providing their fake identities like detained Mufti Obaidullah, detective branch (DB) sources said. Of the four, Indian national Moulana Mansur Ali and Pakistani national Moulana Habibullah are teachers of two madrasas

Directive to improve law and order

The government has instructed the relevant authorities to take measures to improve the overall law and order situation by arresting the terrorists and the leaders of militant organisations. He also asked them to check food adulteration across the country. The instruction was issued by HT Imam, adviser to the prime minister, yesterday at a meeting ... Read more

Indian militant to be interrogated at TFI: Laskar linked with Huji

Militant organisation Laskar-e-Taiyeba (LET) has long been providing Harkatul Jihad al Islami (Huji) with financial support to carry out its activities in Bangladesh. Detained Mufti Obaidullah, one of the most wanted LET leaders in India reportedly told the interrogation cell that he felt happy escaping Indian intelligence (RAW). Obaidullah will be interrogated in the Task ... Read more

Dhaka under pressure to bring all 300 rescued in Andaman

India is putting pressure on Bangladesh to take back some 300 people rescued off the Andaman coast as Dhaka denied accepting almost a half of them saying those are not Bangladeshis. Indian high commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty, according to the foreign ministry officials, Sunday raised the issue while he made a courtesy call with acting ... Read more

Taregna best place to view eclipse

An obscure village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar has suddenly shot into the limelight as the best place in India to watch a total solar eclipse on 22 July. Amarnath Tewary travels to Taregna to discover the excitement among locals. In Taregna, a science teacher is busy teaching her students about solar eclipses ... Read more

Bangladesh wins bronze

Math Olympiad Bangladesh wins bronze Bangladesh has won a medal for the first time in the International Math Olympiad (IMO) in Bremen, the highest competition for the students. Samin Riasat and Nazia Chowdhury of Bangladesh math team have secured bronze medals in the 50th IMO in Bremen in Germany, says a press release. The medals ... Read more

Ex-adviser Fazlul Huq’s son sent to jail

A Dhaka court yesterday sent Dr Afzal Hossain Raj, son of former adviser to the caretaker government Justice Fazlul Huq, to jail in a case filed against him for amassing wealth illegally and concealing wealth information to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Judge ANM Bashir Ullah of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court passed the order after ... Read more

Clouds over fate of 60,000 rural poor

Govt decides not to extend leases of over 800 water bodies to a Grameen subsidiary A government decision of not extending leases of over 800 water bodies to a Grameen Bank subsidiary put livelihoods of over 60,000 rural poor in jeopardy. Grameen Motsho O Pashusampad Foundation (GMPF), which transformed hundreds of derelict ponds into viable ... Read more

AL failure to hold alliance meeting annoys partners

Most of the components of the ruling Awami League-led alliance have expressed frustration at the Awami League’s failure to hold even a single meeting with its allies in six months after assumption of office. Some of the parties in the alliance feel that the government has failed to address problems like the rising commodity prices ... Read more

Jobs for 2,000 youths in Barguna, Kurigram

Tk 100 a day during training, Tk 200 when employed proposed for National Service programme The government would provide employment to around 2,000 HSC-passed unemployed youths in two most poverty-ridden districts during the current fiscal year under the newly introduced ‘National Service’

Fund release to be made conditional on progress of ADP works

The finance ministry will make disbursement of development funds conditional on satisfactory progress of project implementation works on a monthly basis, officials said. ‘We will not disburse any fund to ministries if they fail to show satisfactory progress on monthly basis in implementing development projects under Annual Development Programme,’ said a senior official of the ... Read more

Online registration likely for SSC, HSC students

The government is going to introduce online registration for Secondary School Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinees in phases, education ministry officials said. The education ministry at a recent meeting, presided over by the education secretary, Syed Ataur Rahman, decided to resume

Century’s longest total solar eclipse July 22

The solar eclipse that will take place early morning on July 22 will be a total eclipse of the sun to be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar’s northern tip, central China and

Mandela Day launched as anti-apartheid icon turns 91

Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, celebrated his 91st birthday on Saturday with the launch of a special day for good deeds to be done in his name. Surrounded by family and anti-apartheid stalwarts at his home in Johannesburg, the increasingly frail elder statesman was showered with messages of goodwill from world ... Read more

Former Indian president Abdul Kalam arrives today

Former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam arrives here today on a three-day visit. “During his tour, the high-profile dignitary will address the students of the premier Dhaka University, join the convocation of a private technological university, hold talks with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and attend a dinner to be hosted by Prime Minister ... Read more

Cabinet reshuffle that never was

Prime Minister’s meeting with President Zillur Rahman yesterday fuelled renewed speculations that the cabinet would be reshuffled any day before the Friday’s Awami League National Council Session. Spokespersons of the President’s House, the Prime Minister’s Office as well the AL high command took pains to explain that