Police say woman provided alcohol to teen who shot himself

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February 25, 2017 18:55 UTC

‘Justice delayed is justice denied’

“Justice delayed is justice denied,” said Harunur Rashid, brother of slain Col Quazi Emdadul Haque, when speaking to the Dhaka Tribune. Seventy-four people were killed in the 33-hour coup that ended with the rebels’ surrender. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the biggest challenge for the government had been to find the real culprits of the BDR mutiny. Mutineers fanned out across Pilkhana, ransacking the army officers’ houses and torturing their families. The cold-blooded execution of 57 army officers, including Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed, is the largest massacre of defence commanders in the country’s history.

February 25, 2017 18:25 UTC

Lake created by coal waste landslide floods Bosnian highway

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February 25, 2017 18:06 UTC

‘Khaleda could contest polls even if convicted’

Amid speculations on BNP’s strategy about next general elections and whether Khaleda would have legal clearance to participate in polls depending on verdict of pending lawsuits against her, Moudud said BNP is preparing to both contest in the elections and initiate a movement if deemed necessary under the leadership of Khaleda. In a speech at a Bangladesh Labour Party programme on Saturday , Moudud said: “Some are saying that in case BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was convicted by a court, she would not have the legitimacy to run in the next elections. “If she [Khaleda] gets convicted by special court, we will appeal to a higher court,” he said. Moudud added that he hopes a court would grant Khaleda bail even if she gets convicted. Proceedings are pending with the High Court and the trial court concerned.

February 25, 2017 18:06 UTC

Avijit killers still elude arrest

The investigation’s supervising officer Deputy Commissioner of Detective Branch Mashrukur Rahman Khaled told the Dhaka Tribune that the investigation was making progress. “We found the names of some of the criminals involved the killing, but we are yet to find their location and arrest them. But we are waiting to arrest Salim and the other suspects,” Mashruk said. A Dhaka court has ordered police to submit their investigation report on the murder on March 27. Shihab, a suspected militant arrested for the attack on Ahmedur Rashid Tutul, owner of publication house Suddhaswar, told the police that Shariful took part in the killing.

February 25, 2017 18:06 UTC

Long-term stable policy sought for sustainable RMG

They also urged the manufacturers to produce valued-added products and diversify products within the RMG for future growth. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) in association with Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) organised the single day summit. We need a long-term policy with a period of 10-12 years for making investment plan,” said BGMEA vice-president Mohammed Nasir. “RMG sector is the driver for growth of Bangladesh’s economy. Bangladesh RMG sector needs policy support, technological upgradation, skilled labour, market and product diversification, Nazneen added.

February 25, 2017 17:47 UTC

Former MP Kader Khan 'confesses to planning and training’ to execute MP Liton’s murder

Senior Judicial Magistrate Jainal Abedin recorded the statement from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday, he said. Police arrested him from his residence in Bogra town on Tuesday last week on charges of killing MP Liton who was shot at his Sundarganj residence on Jan 31. Police say Kader was tempted to become an MP again from Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) constituency that motivated him to plan the killing of the sitting MP. Kader Khan collected nomination paper to contest in the by-election for the vacant seat but did not submit the nomination paper. He was elected MP as a Grand Alliance candidate from Jatiya Party in 2008 from the same constituency Liton was representing.

February 25, 2017 17:43 UTC

Missing reports prompt review of Texas police shootings law

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February 25, 2017 17:37 UTC

Democrats elect Perez national chairman

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February 25, 2017 17:37 UTC

Colombian bar pays homage to soccer players killed in crash

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February 25, 2017 17:37 UTC

PM urges brands, buyers to help RMG overhaul

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said both brands and buyers should come forward to help the garment industry owners overhauling their factories. The premier laid emphasis on adopting short, medium and long-term plans for boosting demands for Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) products in the world market. Highlighting her government’s various steps for the development of the RMG sector, Hasina said that a number of measures had been taken up at the international level to make the RMG sector safe. Hasina said that there were many opportunities to increase our export basket and expand our export market. “The RMG sector can play a vital role in achieving the goal,” she said.

February 25, 2017 17:37 UTC

Chelsea stretch lead with victory over Swansea

Cesc Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance with his side's opener after 19 minutes, finishing well after being picked out by Pedro's cut-back. Swansea worked tirelessly to avoid further damage and stunned the leaders shortly before halftime when Fernando Llorente rose to head Gylfi Sigurdsson's quickly-taken free kick past Thibaut Courtois. Swansea's hopes of a valuable point in their relegation battle ebbed away when Lukasz Fabianski allowed Pedro's shot to squirm into the net and Diego Costa wrapped up the points with his 16th league goal of the season, volleying in from Eden Hazard's pass.

February 25, 2017 17:30 UTC

DCCI: Gas price hike to shoot up business cost

According to the trade body, the gas supply to the industries and households is still not sufficient. Moreover, this hike will lead to price spiral in the retail market, plus impede export by the manufacturing sector and increase transportation cost and overall cost of doing business. The decision will pose a challenge for garments and local industries as they have to face tough competition in the world market. Besides, gas-based power generation, captive power generation and fertiliser production will also be costlier due to the price hike. DCCI urges the government to review the decision, considering the present cost of doing business, inflation and greater interest of the mass people.

February 25, 2017 17:14 UTC

Biman yet to okay engine model for Boeing 787

The management of national flag carrier is verifying the engine quality of Rolls Royce and GE Aviation – the two companies considered the top aircraft engine suppliers in the aviation world. In 2010, Biman signed a deal with the Boeing, a US aircraft manufacturer, to buy 10 aircraft. Boeing has already delivered six aircraft out of 10, while all the six aircraft engines were supplied by GE Aviation. Standard Chartered Bank would provide finance if there is any agreement, added the Minister. Biman General Manager Shakil Meraj told the Dhaka Tribune their management is yet to finalise the procurement of engine for Dreamliner.

February 25, 2017 17:05 UTC

Police detain 16 from SQ Chy house for ‘secret meeting’

Police detained 16 persons from the gate of executed war criminal Salaudin Quader Chowdhury’s Chittagong residence on Saturday night for allegedly holding a “secret meeting” inside the house. Salauddin’s younger brother Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury was inside the house when police made the captures. Confirming the detention, Jashim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station, told the Dhaka Tribune the detained persons were holding a clandestine meeting inside the residence. “On secret information, we conducted a drive at around 8pm. However, we could detain 16 persons from the gate of the residence,” said the OC, adding that they were verifying the identities of the detained persons at the time of filing this report.

February 25, 2017 17:03 UTC

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