Tarique Rahman's mother-in-law secures bail in graft case

Senior Special Judge Kamrul Hossain Molla passed the order after Banu surrendered to the court on Sunday. Although it is mandatory to be in the dock after surrender, Banu remained inside the ambulance that transported her to the court premises. Their daughter Zubaida Rahman and BNP chief Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman tied the knot in 1993. Tarique’s wife Zubaida and mother-in-law Banu were named in the case later that year for “helping Tarique earn the illegal wealth and concealing information.”BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique has been living in London for the past nine years. Last year, ACC Deputy Director Abdus Sattar submitted charges against Banu to Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

April 23, 2017 11:03 UTC

Morgan on Mavs, Tiger Woods, Colin Kaepernick and the landscape of sports

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April 23, 2017 10:52 UTC

Flagstaff Planned Parenthood likely safe from Trump's Title X law changes

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April 23, 2017 10:52 UTC

Syrian troops capture central town after heavy clashes

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April 23, 2017 10:52 UTC

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April 23, 2017 10:52 UTC



Nothing to do but learn the lesson: Water resources minister on flash floods

Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud has said there's nothing else his ministry can do, other than learning the lesson. Flash floods and heavy rains in early April inundated crops in several haors in Sunamganj, Kishoreganj, Netrokona, Moulvibazar, Sylhet, Habiganj, Moulvibazar and Brahmanbaria. Asked to comment on the government’s next steps, Mahmud said: "The only thing the water resources ministry can do is to learn the lesson from what has happened. Sunamganj’s Shanir Haor is the latest backswamp to be hit by flash floods caused by heavy rains. As the flash floods struck the region, fish started dying from water contamination, followed by fowls, mainly ducks raising a new concern.

April 23, 2017 10:41 UTC

Briefs

Assumption students return from abroadWORCESTER -- Several local students at Assumption College are back home after spending time studying abroad. Morgan Hakala of Tewksbury traveled to Baltimore and worked with organizations connected to Catholic Charities of Baltimore. AdvertisementThrough the Urban Plunge Retreat, she learned how Catholic Charities provides care and services to improve the lives of Marylanders in need. Students served meals at Our Daily Bread and spent time with people housed at emergency shelters like My Sister's Place. During the trip, students spent time with the people of Camden, exposing them to the challenges and hope of daily life in the city of Camden.

April 23, 2017 10:39 UTC

Evictions around Gulshan Lake

Evictions around Gulshan LakeAuthorities evicted encroachers between Mariam Tower 1 and 2 on Badda-Baridhara Road on the right bank of Gulshan Lake in Dhaka on Sunday. Photo: tanvir ahammedEvictions around Dhaka's Gulshan lake underway, but Mariam Towers, described as 'itching ulcer' by the public works minister, is left untouched. Photo: tanvir ahammedA family removes its belongings during the evictions around Dhaka's Gulshan lake. Photo: tanvir ahammedRAJUK evicts illegal encroachers between Mariam Tower 1 and 2 on Badda-Baridhara Road at Dhaka's Gulshan on Sunday. Photo: tanvir ahammedRAJUK evicts illegal encroachers between Mariam Tower 1 and 2 on Badda-Baridhara Road at Dhaka's Gulshan on Sunday.

April 23, 2017 10:30 UTC

Police arrest man with single-shot firearm

The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police nabbed a person with a single-shot firearm and a bullet on Saturday. The arrestee is Shahin Chowkidar, 28. was arrested from Kotwali in Dhaka. DMP Media Cell’s Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Md Yusuf Ali, said: “A team of DB’s Serious Crimes Investigation Unit conducted a drive around Mitford Hospital area Saturday night and arrested Shahin.”The ADC confirmed a case has been lodged with Kotwali Police Station in this connection.

April 23, 2017 10:18 UTC

Govt announces assistance for flood-affected families in northeast

About 35,000 tonnes of rice and Tk 5 billion will be given in the next 100 days, Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya told the media on Sunday. The decision comes amid flash floods and heavy rains in early April inundating crops in several backswamps in Sunamganj, Kishoreganj, Netrokona, Moulvibazar, Sylhet and Habiganj. The minister said the government will provide the assistance under its social safety net programme Vulnerable Group Feeding until Jul 31.

April 23, 2017 09:22 UTC

Female restaurant worker killed after suspected rape in Jessore

Police recovered the body of a female restaurant worker who was killed after a suspected rape in Jessore’s Monihar cinema hall area on Sunday. The deceased is Chhaya Khatun, 19, who used to work at a restaurant owned by local resident Mofizur Rahman Babu. General secretary of Bangladesh Hotel, Restaurant, Sweetmeat and Bakery Workers’ Union Jessore unit Taizul Islam said the victim was recruited in the restaurant as a worker three weeks ago. “The owner of the restaurant lives with his family on the first floor of the same building,” the OC said. The restaurant owner Mofizur Rahman Babu, his wife Nasima Khatun and the victim’s roommate Amena Begum have been detained for investigation,” Azmal added.

April 23, 2017 09:11 UTC

FBI boss Comey arrives in New Zealand ahead of conference

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April 23, 2017 09:00 UTC

Flash floods hit crops in Sunamganj's Shanir Haor

The embankment around the waterbody in the district's Tahirpur Upazila was breached on early Sunday in three locations inundating the Boro crops as the harvesting season nears. "Locals have been making efforts to keep the dam intact for the last 20 days as heavy rains and flash floods continued," said Upazila Chairman Md Kamruzzaman. The agriculture department's local office said crops on about 8,300 hectares of land at the Shanir Haor were inundated on Sunday. Flash floods and heavy rains in early April already inundated crops in several haors in Sunamganj, Kishoreganj, Netrokona, Moulvibazar, Sylhet, Habiganj, Moulvibazar and Brahmanbaria districts. Around 171,115 hectares of fields with Boro crops went under water in Sunamganj, Netrokona and Kishoreganj, said the Haor Advocacy platform citing government figures.

April 23, 2017 08:48 UTC

Eviction drive in Gulshan

The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) is conducting a roadside eviction drive from Shahjadpur to Baridhara beside the Gulshan lake in Dhaka. After several meetings with Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Haq, both parties agreed to settle the dispute. City Corporation will repair it as soon as possible,” said Mayor Annisul Haq. Local lawmaker Rahmatullah and Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain were also present during the drive. Following the demand of the locals, mayor, Rajuk and the minister agreed to compensate them.

April 23, 2017 08:37 UTC

Death toll in Dinajpur boiler blast rises to 7

The death toll from Wednesday’s boiler explosion at Jamuna Auto Rice Mill in Gopalganj of Dinajpur district has risen to seven as three critically injured workers succumbed to their injuries on Sunday. Shafiqul Islam, 35, and Udoy Chandra Ray, 37 died at the burn unit of Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) while Ranjit, 34, at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). RMCH burn and plastic surgery department head Professor Dr Maruful Islam confirming the matter, said that 22 injured workers were taken to the hospital, of whom six people have died. The explosion occurred around 11:30am on Wednesday from an overheated rice boiler, injuring 28 workers. On Thursday, a six-member probe committee was formed by the district administration headed by Additional District Magistrate Mahbubur Rahman to investigate the matter.

April 23, 2017 07:52 UTC




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