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Singapore casinos on radar

ACC sets sights on Bangladeshi gamblers in Singapore casinos WT24 Desk The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC has set out to identify Bangladeshi nationals who gambled in Singaporean casinos during the last five years, Agencies report. The national anti-graft agency wrote to its Singapore equivalent — the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) — seeking its assistance on that score, said ACC ...

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Govt ready to extend all-out support for increased export: PM

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday assured the country’s businesspeople of extending all-out cooperation to them in producing diversified products and exporting those to new markets across the world, UNB reports. “Our government is always active to produce new products and explore new markets across the world for expanding the export basket. You’ll get all-out support from us ...

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Rupnagar cylinder blast kills 5

22 others wounded, some of them critical  WT24 Desk At least five children were killed and 22 people injured in a cylinder blast in Rupnagar Residential Area of the city on Wednesday, Agencies report. “The blast took place around 3:40pm while gas was being pumped into balloons by a vendor killing at least five children on the spot,” Abul Kalam ...

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Dhaka reaffirms commitment to effective, functional D-8

10th D-8 Summit to be held in Dhaka early next year WT24 Desk Bangladesh has reiterated its commitment to a more effective and functional D-8 realising its full potential, UNB reports. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam conveyed Bangladesh’s position when Secretary General of the D-8 Ambassador Jaafar Ku Shaari met him at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

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Ecnec clears Tk 1762-cr project

It okays a total of 10 projects for household census 2021 WT24 Desk The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 10 projects, including a Tk 1762-crore one for conducting the population and household census 2021, Agencies report. The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime ...

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B’desh’s position strengthened

PM says about joining NAM Summit WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the participation of Bangladesh in the summit of multilateral forum NAM held in Baku of Azerbaijan has further strengthened the country’s position in the international arena, Agencies report. “The participation of Bangladesh in the NAM Summit was very significant considering the possibility of political polarisation ...

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Shakib banned from all cricket for failing to report bookie’s approach

Sentence is of two years, with one year suspended WT24 Desk Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh’s Test and T20I captain, has been banned by the ICC from all cricket for two years, with one year of that sentence suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code, ESPNCricinfo reports. His offences related to two tournaments in 2018: an ODI ...

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11-yr old accused of human trafficking

Secures HC bail for 8 weeks WT24 Desk A minor boy of Cox’s Bazar, who was sued in a human trafficking case in 2018 when he was only 11, secured an 8-week bail from the High Court on Monday, Agencies report. An HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq passed the order when the boy (now 12 ...

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Don’t harass Dr Yunus at airport: HC

WT24 Desk The High Court on Sunday ordered authorities concerned not to harass Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus at the airport, UNB reports. The bench of Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman passed the order responding to a writ petition filed by Yunus’ brother Dr Muhammad Ibrahim. Yunus was given till November 7 to surrender after returning ...

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