Dhaka: 9:43 PM, Fri, 23 Aug, 2019

‘Final list of Freedom Fighters by Victory Day’

Staff Correspondent: Liberation War Affairs Minister Mozammel Haque said the final list of Freedom Fighters will be published and they will be provided Identity cards by the upcoming Victory Day (December 16).

Janmashtami today

Desk Report: Janmashtami, the birth celebration of Sri Krishna and one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, is being observed across the country today (Friday) with due religious fervour and enthusiasm.

No Rohingya expresses willingness for repatriation: UNHCR

Diplomatic Correspondent: UNHCR - on Thursday said the “voluntary repatriation” of Rohingyas will require the continuous engagement of all concerned to build the trust of Rohingyas, and it is a process, not a one-off event.

Mosquito larvae: Six houses fined Tk 44, 000

Staff Correspondent: A mobile court conducted by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) fined the owners of six buildings Tk 44, 000 due to existence of Aedes mosquito larvae at their houses.

Raise passenger services further, PM asks Biman

Desk Report: Terming Bangladesh Biman as a ‘symbol of independence’, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked authorities of the national flag carrier to enhance its reputation by improving passenger services further.

Cop burgles Yaba tablets breaking drawer of Police

Staff Correspondent: A police constable was sent to jail in a case filed over burgling Yaba tablets breaking drawer of an assistant commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) of Police.

‘Thana should be hub of police service’

Senior Correspondent: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary said, “Thana should be made the hub of police service. All police members will have to work sincerely so that people coming to thana to seek help from police can leave it with happy mood. Fastest service should be ensured for them.”

‘Road accidents reach alarming level’

Staff Correspondent: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said that road accidents reach alarming level. So, a taskforce will be formed soon to take effective steps to prevent road mishaps across the country.

‘Steps against those persuading Rohingyas to stay in BD’

Senior Correspondent: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said that steps would be taken against those are involved in persuading Rohingyas to stay in Bangladesh.

Rohingya repatriation attempt fails again

Staff Correspondent, Cox’s Bazar: The second attempt to start repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar has failed as none of 295 families agreed to go back.

PM opens Biman’s third Dreamliner ‘Gaangchil’

Senior Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated ‘Gaangchil’, the third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, setting up a new milestone for the national flag carrier.

3 judges of High Court kept away from judgment process

 Staff Correspondent: The Chief Justice has kept three judges of High Court away from judgment process as the investigation of an allegation raised against them has begun.

Murder accused killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’

Staff Correspondent, Mymensingh:  A man accused in a murder case has been killed in a reported gunfight with DB police in the district.

PM finds BNP regime’s involvement in Aug 21 attack

Desk Report: Alleging that the then BNP-Jamaat government was involved in the grisly August 21 grenade attack in 2004, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it is not possible to carry out an attack of such scale without government’s patronage.

‘Grenade attack on political rally never thought’

Senior Correspondent: Remembering the August 21 grenade attack, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, “I never thought that a political rally can come under such a gruesome grenade attack.”