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11 Bangladeshis arrive home from war-torn Yemen

The first group of 11 Bangladeshi nationals, from the war-torn country Yemen, arrived home on Friday in an Emirates flight (EK 586). They landed at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:00pm, said foreign affairs officials in Dhaka. Earlier on ...

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Kamaruzzaman execution unlikely Friday night

Despite taking all preparations, the Dhaka Central Jail authorities have moved away from executing Condemned war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on Friday due to government decision. “All preparations were taken to execute Kamaruzzaman tonight and we were just waiting for the ...

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2 Bangladeshi cattle traders killed in BSF shooting

Two Bangladeshi cattle traders were shot dead by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) on Daulatpur border early on Saturday. They were Aku Miah, 31, son of Azizul Islam of Putkhali village, and Shanto Miah, 35, son of Abdus Sattar of ...

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Most BNP-backed candidates facing cases

68% BNP-backed candidates are businessmen, with renting house a major source of income Most of the candidates included in BNP’s list of lone ward councillor contenders published yesterday are facing more than one cases and many of them are on ...

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Drama over Kamaruzzaman execution rolls on tense summer day

Bangladesh has spent another day speculating over the execution of war crimes convict Mohammad Kamaruzzaman. Tension was building up after two magistrates visited Dhaka Central Jail on Friday morning and it ran until late night as rumours swirled and developments ...

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Bangladesh to straighten 200 risky bends on roads, highways to stop accidents

The government plans to straighten about 200 risky bends on roads and highways this year to prevent accidents, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has said. He said this on Friday, a day after a bus accident on the Dhaka-Barisal Highway in ...

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Magistrates visit Dhaka Central Jail for war criminal Kamaruzzaman’s decision on seeking mercy

Two magistrates have visited the Dhaka Central Jail to ask death-row war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman if he wants to seek presidential mercy. But the jail authorities and the officials did not reveal anything about the Jamaat-e-Islami leader’s decision. Senior jail Superintendent ...

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Won’t show leniency towards anyone, says Chittagong returning officer

Chittagong’s top election officer has promised tough measures against anyone violating the poll code during the ensuing city corporation elections. Returning Officer Abdul Baten on Friday said they would not “bow to anyone”. The warning came during electoral symbol allocation in ...

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Poll symbol for Khokon ‘Hilsha’, Abbas opts for ‘Mug’

Sayeed Khokon, the Awami-League-backed Dhaka South mayor contender, had been allotted the election symbol ‘Hilsha’, one that his father, late Mohammad Hanif , had used to become the mayor of Dhaka city. Although a number of other mayor aspirants also ...

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26 killed in bus crash

At least 26 people including five women and two children were killed and 22 others injured when a bus crashed into roadside trees on the Faridpur-Barisal highway at Kaidubi under Bhanga upazila in Faridpur early yesterday. Of the deceased, 11 ...

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