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Press council sanctions steps against 11 Munshiganj journalists

The Bangladesh Press Council has asked law enforcers to take legal steps against 11 Munshiganj TV and print journalists after receiving a complaint from the district administration. In a letter dated May 17, the council urged the Munshiganj superintendent of ...

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High Court halts Bar Council election

The High Court has out off the holding of Bar Council elections following objections over the voters’ list and the polling procedure. The bench of Justices Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman gave the order on Thursday ...

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US Ivy League university Cornell lauds Hasina’s contribution to agriculture development

A Cornell University representative has met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and handed over an official letter praising her contribution to Bangladesh’s agricultural development. Ronnie Coffman, a professor of the Ivy League private university in the US, handed over the letter ...

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Police foil march towards home ministry

Police have stopped protesters from marching towards the Ministry of Home Affairs to demand arrest and punishment for those who sexually assaulted several women during Bengali New Year celebrations at Dhaka University. On Wednesday, a rally organised by Pragatishil Chhatra ...

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BNP leader Salahuddin’s family appoints lawyer to initiate legal process in India

BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed’s family has appointed senior advocate of Meghalaya High Court SP Mahanta to take up his case in India. Salahuddin Ahmed is likely to be produced before the court once his health condition improves. Meghalaya police booked ...

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Ancient Pala temple discovered in Bogra

An ancient temple built during the Pala dynasty, some oil lamps, ornamental bricks and other artifacts were discovered recently at Pirapat site of Kahaloo upazila in Bogra district during an excavation by the Department of Archaeology. Earlier, at Vasu Vihar ...

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ACC asks Moosa to submit wealth statement

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has asked controversial business tycoon Dr Moosa Bin Shamsher, chairman of DATCO Group, to submit his wealth statement. The ant-graft watchdog served a notice to Moosa, a suspected arms dealer, on Tuesday, asking him to submit ...

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Dhaka, Ctg city polls not free, fair: TIB

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Monday said the three city polls, which were held recently, were not free, fair and impartial. It pointed to the massive violation of election laws, including over-expenditure by candidates, and the failure on the part ...

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Taranco meets Tarique

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco has recently met with BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, highly-placed sources told The Independent yesterday. Tarique, also the elder son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been living in the United Kingdom since ...

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Court rejects Fakhrul`s bail and remand pleas

A Dhaka court refused the bail petition of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in three sabotage cases lodged against him. The court also rejected police’s remand plea seeking 30 days for questioning Mirza Fakhrul in the cases, and ...

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