March 10th, 2014 03:15:33 pm
Dhaka, Mar 10 (UNB) – Some 1,01,758 Bangladeshis will perform Hajj this year as the Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the ‘National Hajj and Umrah Policy, 1435 Hijri (2014 AD)’ and ‘The Hajj Package, 2014’, making slight changes in the existing Hajj Policy adding Umrah Policy to it.
The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said that the proposed Umrah Policy has been added to the existing Hajj policy.
He said that a
March 10th, 2014 02:50:02 pm
Dhaka, Mar 10 (UNB) – At least six people, including five ansar members, were injured as the Korail slum dwellers clashed with the ansar members in city’s Mohakhali area on Monday.
Sub inspector Mahmudul Hasan of Banani Police Station said the residents of Korail slum attacked the Ansar members with brick chips when they tried to prevent the slum dwellers from making an illegal room on road around 9am which triggered a clash.
Five Ansar members—Feroz, Shimul, Abdul Aziz, Saidul Islam and Mannan and a slum dweller Jasim—were injured during the calsh.
The Ansar members were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while
March 10th, 2014 01:16:08 pm
Dhaka, Mar 10 (UNB) – The High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of three accused in the journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case.
An HC division bench comprising Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order upon hearing the bail petitions filed by Bakul Mia, Rafiqul Islam and Kamrul Hasan, the three detained accused in the case.
The counsel for the accused, SM Masud Hossain Dolon, was present.
Meanwhile, investigation officer (IO) of the murder case submitted compliance report of the case in the court.
On February 5, HC bench of Justice Shawkat Hossain and Justice Mostafa Zaman Islam dropped the
March 10th, 2014 01:11:21 pm
Benapole, Mar 10 (UNB) – Police in a drive arrested two alleged terrorists along with a foreign-made pistol and two rounds of bullet from Chhoto Achra village here on Sunday afternoon.
The arrested were identified as Ripon, son of Habib Sardar, and Iqramul, son of Umor Ali, both residents of the village.
Mosharraf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Benapole Port Police Station, said being tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested the duo in the afternoon.
Police also recovered a pistol and two rounds of bullet from their possession.
A case was filed under the Arms Act.
March 10th, 2014 01:10:41 pm
Jhenidah, Mar 10 (UNB)–The decapitated body of a local BNP activist was found at Sadhuhati village in Sadar upazila on Monday morning, several hours after his abduction by a group of miscreants.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Aziz, 40, son of late Abu Taleb Mandal of Bhuiyanpara village in Harinakunda upazila.
In-charge of Dak Bangla Police camp Imrul Hossain said a group of armed miscreants stormed the house of Aziz in Bhuiyanpara village on Sunday midnight and picked up him.
Local people found the body of Aziz, with the head severed, lying in a maize field near a cremation ground at Sadhuhati