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1 lakh consumers still without electricity in Bagerhat

The electricity supply system of Bagerhat Rural Electrification Board (REB) was severely affected by the cyclonic storm Bulbul that lashed the country’s coastal districts in the early hours of Sunday. Nearly 1 lakh REB consumers in the district have been…

Abrar Fahad’s parents demand capital punishment of all killers

Parents of Buet student Abrar Fahad today demanded capital punishment to the killers of their son so that no can dare to commit such crime in future. They came up with the demand after detective branch of police pressed charges…

Bangladesh faces highest bribery risk in South Asia: Report

Bangladesh is the highly risky country in terms of bribery threats, said a latest international report. In the updated index report titled Trace Bribery Risk Matrix, Bangladesh scored 72 this year which is two points higher than last year, meaning…

Writ challenges legality of few sections of ACC rules

A writ petition was filed with the High Court today challenging legality of few sections of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) rules that curtailed police’s authority to directly record corruption cases. Two Supreme Court lawyers Advocate Subir Nandi Das and Barrister Noshin…

Anti-graft drive to cover all sectors

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the drive against casinos and all kinds of corruption was going on and would continue until the crimes are eliminated from all levels of the society. Laws were being strictly enforced against all criminals…

Facebook removes 3.2b fake accounts

Facebook Inc removed 3.2 billion fake accounts between April and September this year, along with millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest content moderation report released on Wednesday. That more than doubles the number of…

Rohingya man killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Rohingya man, accused in several criminal cases, was killed in a reported ‘gunfight’ with police at Shalbagan in Teknaf upazila on early today. The deceased was identified as Mahmudul Hasan, 37, son of Baker Ahmed of Nayapara Rohingya camp. Pradip…

I want death penalty for my son’s killers

As police yesterday pressed charges against 25 Buet students in the Abrar Fahad murder case, family and friends of the slain student demanded quick trial and exemplary punishment of the culprits. Abrar’s mother Rokeya Khatun demanded capital punishment of those…

Suu Kyi faces first legal action for crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis. Rohingya…

‘Turna Nishita’s loco master likely responsible’

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan today in parliament said that officials of Railways Ministry and Bangladesh Railway will remain alert to avert recurrence of train accident in the future like the one in Brahmanbaria. He came up with the statement…

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