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Faria Mahjabin

Mahjabin circulated prerecorded audio to spread rumuors: Rab

The businesswoman, who was arrested in Dhaka's Hazaribagh on Thursday, circulated a prerecorded audio file to spread rumours over the recent student protest, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims.

  • Road Accident in Habiganj

    Road accidents kill four

    At least four persons were killed in separate road accidents across four districts yesterday.

  • Rajshahi University 10th convocation

    RU convocation Sept 29

    The 10th convocation of Rajshahi University will be held on September 29, the authorities announced yesterday.

  • BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury

    ACC summons Amir Khasru

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday summoned Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, a former minister and BNP Standing Committee member, for interrogation over allegations of money laundering and amassing wealth illegally.

  • Amina Mashiur Rahman's 15th death anniversary observed

    The fifteenth death anniversary of Amina Mashiur Rahman, an eminent social worker, was observed yesterday, according to a press release.

  • Man arrested with 6,000 yaba pills

    Police arrested an alleged drug peddler with 6,000 yaba pills in Old Railway Station area of Chittagong early yesterday.

  • Mahila Parishad condemns schoolgirl's rape, murder

    Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP), a women's rights organisation, yesterday condemned the gang-rape and murder of a sixth-grader in Patuakhali on Tuesday.

  • Application process opens at JU

    The online application process to register for undergraduate admission tests at Jahangirnagar University under 2018-2019 session started yesterday.

  • Mirpur treasure hunt called off

    The hunt for “hidden treasure” at a house in Dhaka's Mirpur-10 has been called off after no trace of metal was found there.

  • 'Molom party' on the prowl ahead of Eid

    As Eid-ul-Azha is knocking on the door, operatives of “molom party” (gang of muggers who put ointment or other substances on victims' eyes causing temporary loss of vision) are becoming active across Chittagong city and surrounding areas, according to police.

  • Self-funded Padma bridge brightens country's image

    The country's image has brightened globally after the government decided to construct the Padma bridge with its own funding, said Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday.

  • HC scraps Janata Bank recruitment exam

    The High Court yesterday scrapped the written examination for recruitment to posts of executive officers of Janata Bank held on April 21 last year, over question paper leak.

  • Jail authorities asked to explain failure to produce accused

    A tribunal in Dhaka yesterday issued a show cause notice to the jail authorities for their failure to produce Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, one of eight accused in the Holey Artisan cafe' attack case, before it on two consecutive dates.

  • Sacrifice animals at designated venues

    The government has fixed 2,954 venues in 11 city corporations of the country for slaughtering sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha, to facilitate fast and efficient disposal of blood and waste.

  • Govt files petitions seeking stay on Khaleda's bail

    The government has filed separate petitions with the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the High Court orders that granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two defamation cases.

  • Verdict on former AL leader any day

    International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver its verdict any day in a case filed against two persons including a former Awami League leader for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War.

  • Scrapped, no problem!

    It was a praiseworthy initiative, and even could be seen as a result of the countrywide student movement for safe roads and Traffic Week.

  • A smokescreen of deception

    Sixty-year old Jahir Ahmed owns a pharmaceutical store and a Cost and Freight (C&F) agency in Teknaf, but has been living in upscale neighbourhoods of Dhaka for the last few years.

  • Bangladesh Bank logo

    Banks to remain open on Saturday

    Bangladesh Bank directs banks to keep their selective branches open on August 18 (Saturday), a public holiday, to facilitate payment of salaries, wages and festival allowances to garment workers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

  • Hidden Treasure hunt in Mirpur

    ‘Treasure hunt’ in Mirpur yields nothing

    The hunt for “hidden treasure” at a house in Dhaka’s Mirpur-10 is called off after no trace of metallic object was found there.

  • Holey Artisan café attack case

    Jail authorities served show cause for failure to produce Dhaka attack case accused

    A tribunal in Dhaka directs jail authorities to show cause for their failure to produce Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, one of eight accused in the Holey Artisan café attack case, before the court on two consecutive dates.

  • Deputy Attorney General Zaber dies in Saudi Arabia

    Deputy Attorney General Zaber dies during Hajj

    Deputy Attorney General Advocate Md Zaber passes away during Hajj in Saudi Arabia today. He was 65.

  • High Court verdict

    Trial in 5 series blasts cases in Dhaka to end by Jan’19

    The prosecution hopes the trial in five cases over the series blasts in the capital on August 17, 2005 will complete by January next year (2019).

  • Bangladesh High Court Photo

    Retake Janata Bank recruitment test: HC

    The High Court cancels the written examination, held on April 21 last year, for the recruitment of executive officer of Janata Bank for question paper leak.

  • Luma placed on 3-day remand over ‘rumours’

    A Dhaka court places quota reform leader Lutfur Nahar Luma on a three-day remand in a case filed against her for allegedly spreading rumours on social media and instigating violence during the recent student movement for safe roads.

  • 6 drug peddlers arrested with 2.07 lakh yaba tablets in Dhaka

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-2) claims to have arrested a top drug peddler of Cox’s Bazar and five others along with 2.07 lakh yaba tablets from Elephant Road in Dhaka.

  • Two killed in Ctg

    A 10-year-old girl died of electrocution while an oil truck driver died after his truck went up in flames in Patharghata and Pahartali areas of Chittagong city yesterday.

  • Bangladesh High Court Photo

    23 HC benches to operate during court vacation

    Chief Justice (CJ) Syed Mahmud Hossain has constituted 23 High Court (HC) benches with its 36 judges for disposing of cases during the ongoing annual vacation.

  • United International University student abducted

    Pvt university student 'abducted for ransom'

    A private university student, traceless since Tuesday, was abducted for Tk 10 lakh ransom, alleged his family yesterday.

  • Anti-Corruption Commission ACC

    'Graft-ridden' BRTA in ACC's radar, warns Iqbal Mahmood

    Cautioning corrupt officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood yesterday said they are sparing the "graft-ridden" state-run organisation for the time being on strategic grounds.

  • College student found dead in National Botanical Garden

    College student found dead in Botanical Garden

    A college student was found dead at National Botanical Garden in Dhaka's Mirpur yesterday.