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Media freedom in question

The Editors’ Council has expressed serious concern, saying it has become difficult for the press and the national media to work independently and in an unbiased manner, report agencies. “We have been observing with grave concern that it has become ...

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Some 4577 Bangladeshis arrested in various countries

A total of 4577 Bangladeshis have been arrested in various countries of the world for different reasons, Parliament was told on Tuesday, reports UNB.   Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Engr Khandker Mosharraf Hossain gave the information while responding to ...

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Strike extended till 6am Friday

SSC exams decision Wednesday The BNP-led 20-party alliance today extended its countrywide ongoing hartal till 6:00am Friday protesting what it said the killings of opposition leaders and activists in the name of crossfire and the false cases filed against alliance ...

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Jabbar gets life unto death

Tribunal for seeking Interpol help to arrest him Pirojpur’s Mathbarhia Razakar militia leader Abdul Jabbar, who became a member of Parliament in independent Bangladesh, will spend the rest of life behind bars for his war crimes, a special court has ...

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Jabbar’s war crimes verdict today

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver its judgment today (Tuesday) on the trial of fugitive war crimes accused Engineer Abdul Jabbar of Pirojpur, an ex-MP of Jatiya Party (Ershad), reports UNB. The three-member tribunal, headed by Justice M Enayetur ...

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Manna detained

‘Plainclothes cops’ pick up Nagarik Oikya convener Plainclothes police reportedly picked up Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna from his relative’s house at Banani in the city early Tuesday, report news agencies. However, officials of different law enforcing agencies did ...

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Bangladesh ferry death toll at 65

The launch sinks hit by a cargo vessel; 41 missing At least 65 people, including seven children, drowned and around 41 went missing, as a launch sank after being hit by a cargo vessel in the Padma river in Manikganj ...

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