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43 gold bars found from air passenger’s undergarments at Dhaka airport

All the gold bars were hidden in an ingenious way inside his undergarments until he was caught red-handed by customs intelligence officials at Dhaka airport. A total of 43 gold bars, weighing 4.3 kilogrammes, were seized from a passenger at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early today. He first denied to have any gold in his possession, which turned out to be false as customs intelligence official ...

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Nine sentenced to death for 2017 murder of Narail Awami League leader

A Khulna court has sentenced nine people, including a former UP chairman, to death for the murder of Narail Awami League leader Probhash Roy. The Khulna Speedy Trial Tribunal announced the verdict on Sunday, within a year of the incident. All the convicts were present in court to hear the verdict. The convicts are Bhadrabila Union Council Chairman Md Shahidur Rahman Mina, his brother Md Ilias Mina, his son ...

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4G spectrum auction, licensing to go ahead as scheduled

The 4G spectrum auction and licensing will go ahead as scheduled as the Appellate Division has upheld the freeze on a court order that stalled it. On Thursday, the High Court stayed a circular by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission or BTRC following a petition. Internet service provider Banglalion Communications moved the petition, which says the circular contradicts the 2008 wireless broadba ...

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Judges’ service rules : SC accepts gazette

The Supreme Court Appellate Division has accepted the government’s gazette outlining the rules of employment and conduct for lower court judges, bringing to end a long tussle between the judiciary and the executive branch. After various delays the government finally submitted another draft of the service rules on Dec 11. The state then submitted it as an affidavit to the Appellate Division. An appellate ben ...

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Graft cases : Arrest warrant issued against Khaleda Zia

A Dhaka court has cancelled the ad interim bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and issued arrest warrant against her as she failed to appear before it by this afternoon (12:15pm) in two graft cases. On the other hand, the BNP chief’s lawyer Md Zakir Hossain verbally sought time until 2:00pm from the Special Judge’s Court-5 saying that Khaleda could not reach due to a hartal enforced in Dhaka by left parties ...

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Two detained after ‘weapon factory’ found in Mymensingh home

RAB has detained two men in a raid after finding weapon-making materials at a home in Mymensingh. The raid occurred early on Wednesday at a building owned by Moinuddin Ahmed in the Milonbag area of the district town, said RAB-14 Commanding Officer Lt Col Shariful Islam. The detainees are Sohel Miah, 22, and Habib. Additional details on the detainees were not available. The two had rented a room in the house ...

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Kolkata police launch manhunt for ABT militant Tamim

West Bengal police have lunched a manhunt for two Bangladeshis with suspected militant ties. One of them is believed to be an important member of the banned Islamic group Ansarullah Bangla Team. Police have received information that the two were in a hotel on Kolkata’s Dobson Road last month, according to Bangla-language newspaper Anandabazar. Tamim who used Moon and Swapan Biswas as alibis was involved in ...

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HC questions legality of FFs’ age limit

The High Court today questioned the legality of the freedom fighters’ minimum age, 13 years, fixed by the government last year. It issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain why the gazette notification issued to this effect should not be declared illegal. The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs issued the gazette on November 10 last year imposing the minimum age of freedom f ...

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Release dead bodies even if bills due: HC

The High Court today ordered hospitals and clinics to release dead body of poor and marginalised people even if they fail to pay the due bills. It ruled that no hospital or clinics can keep the dead body of poor and destitute people confined in the hospital if their family cannot pay the treatment bill of the hospital. It ordered the health secretary and director general of the Department of Health Services ...

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Faruk murder: HC scraps MP Rana’s bail appeal

The High Court has scrapped a bail petition filed by Tangail-3 MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana over the murder of freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed. The court also settled the pending rule regarding his bail at the hearing on Sunday. Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud and Nurul Islam Sujon represented Rana at the hearing, while the state was represented by Deputy Attorney General Nazibur Rahman. The High Court ordered the co ...

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