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DMP DC suspended

He is accused of inaction after allegations of grabbing of a martyr’s family land surfaced last year WT24 Desk The government has suspended Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ibrahim Khan after he was accused of taking no action over allegations of grabbing of a martyr’s family land, Agencies report. The home ministry in a circular on Monday said Ibrahim ...

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200,000 Rohingya rally to mark ‘Genocide Day’ in camps

Myanmar had said they were conducting counter-insurgency operations against Rohingya extremists after they attacked police posts WT24 Desk Kutupalong: Some 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh refugee camp to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, just days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees, Agencies report. Around 740,000 Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine ...

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43 murders in camps, 32 killed in gunfights

2 years of Rohingya influx WT24 Desk The Rohingyas, who were forced out of their motherland and found shelter in Bangladesh on humanitarian ground, are increasingly becoming a security threat to their host country, Agencies report. Camps in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar currently accommodating 1.1 million Rohingyas have turned into hotbeds of crime. Criminal gangs, active in the ...

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4 BD nationals die in KSA crash

They are residents of Araihazar upazila under N’ganj WT24 Desk Four Bangladeshi nationals were killed in a road crash in Saudi Arabia on Friday. They were from Kalapaharia and Khagkanda unions of Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj. Report of death came home of the deceased on Saturday morning. “All of the four victims were working for Al Fahad Company in Medina. ...

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Bus falls off bridge in Faridpur

8 dead, 20 others injured WT24 Desk At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured after a bus fell off a bridge in Sadar upazila on Saturday afternoon, Agencies report. Three of the deceased were identified as Habibur Rahman, Faruk Hossain and Asma Akhter.  Further details about them and the identities of the other victims are still awaited. ...

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Prof Muzaffar Ahmad dies

The member of the Liberation War-time government in exile passes away in a Dhaka hospital WT24 Desk National Awami Party President Professor Muzaffar Ahmad (Pro-Moscow NAP), a member of the advisory council of the Liberation War-time government in exile, has died at a hospital in Dhaka, Agencies report. The 97-year old politician breathed his last at the Apollo Hospitals in ...

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‘We’re still hopeful’

Bangladesh expects USA, Canada to send back Bangabandhu’s 2 killers WT24 Desk Bangladesh expects the United States and Canada to make a “difference” by sending back self-confessed killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and help execute the court verdict establishing the rule of law in the country, Agencies report. “We’re still hopeful,” said Foreign Minister Dr ...

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Rohingya refugees turn down second Myanmar repatriation effort

Bangladeshi official says potential returnees fear for their safety in Rakhine stateWT24 Desk A second attempt to repatriate the thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh has failed after the authorities failed to convince the refugees it would be safe to return, The Guardian reports. The Myanmar government had approved more than 3,000 Rohingya to be brought back to the ...

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Glowing tributes to grenade attack martyrs

Nation recalls 15th anniversary of 21st August tragedy with a heavy heart; Perpetrators to be punished , says PM WT24 Desk The nation recalled the 15th anniversary of the August 21 grenade attack of 2004 with a heavy heart paying glowing tributes to the martyrs by placing wreaths at a temporary memorial erected in front of party central office at ...

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J&K India’s internal issue

FM describes Bangladesh’s position WT24 Desk Bangladesh has described the matter related to Jammu and Kashmir as an internal issue of India, reports news agency UNB.“Bangladesh maintains that the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution by the Indian Government is an internal issue of India,” said the foreign ministry on Wednesday sharing Bangladesh’s position on Jammu and Kashmir.It said ...

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