• Industrial police hacked to dead in Savar

    Daily Dhaka Times: A member of industrial police was killed and four others sustained injuries in an attack of miscreants in Baroipara check-post on Nabinagar-Kaliakoir road in Ashulia of Dhaka on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Makbul. Savar Thana circle assistant police super (ASP) Sheikh Rusel told that a gang of miscreants attacked the […]

  • Class-six girl hacked to death in Capital

    Daily Dhaka Times: A class-six girl has been hacked to death and her mother, younger sister stabbed indiscriminately by miscreants at Paterbagh area of Kadamtoli in the Capital on Tuesday night. The deceased is Shoheli, 12, daughter of Shahida Mridha and Italy expat Selim. The injured are her mother Shahida Mridha, 35 and younger sister […]

  • Mirza Fakhrul sent to jail on surrender

    Daily Dhaka Times: A Dhaka court has sent BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to jail after he surrendered before it in three cases of instigating violence. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Maruf Hossain passed the order on Tuesday afternoon, rejecting his bail plea. Earlier in the day, the BNP spokesperson surrendered before the lower […]

  • Countrywide half-day hartal underway

    Daily Dhaka Times: A shutdown called by the Ganajagaran Mancha is being observed across Bangladesh to protest the attacks on publishers and writers. Activists of the Ganajagaran Mancha have been demonstrating at Dhaka’s Shahbagh since early on Tuesday. No vehicles are passing through the intersection—one of the busiest points in Dhaka. A protest rally is […]

  • Khaleda admits movement failure

    Daily Dhaka Times: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, at a rally in central London Sunday, acknowledged her party’s failure to build a movement against the incumbent government. She said, “The movement witnessed across the country was not carried out in the capital. Even the country did not witness such strong movement ‘during the time of independence’.” […]

  • 22 public holidays in 2016

    Daily Dhaka Times: The Bangladesh official calendar for 2016 will have 22 public holidays. Monday’s regular Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the list. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters that there will be 14 general holidays next year and another eight cleared by executive orders. These 22 days, include holidays […]

  • All DNCC roads to have CCTVs: Mayor

    Daily Dhaka Times: Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Anisul Haq on Sunday said that in the next two years closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) would be set up in all roads under the corporation, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. He said in the first phase, that ends next June, all roads in Gulshan, Baridhara and […]

  • Hanif is ‘sorry’

    Daily Dhaka Times: Hours after bitterly criticising the grieving father of slain publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, Awami League leader Mahbub-Ul Alam Hanif has offered apology in the face of an outpouring of shock and anger. The Awami League joint general secretary also explained his comments on retired Dhaka University professor Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque. After […]

  • Ansar Al Islam claims Dipon murder

    Daily Dhaka Times: Ansar Al Islam, an al-Qaeda outfit in south Asia, claimed the responsibility of Jagriti publication owner Foysal Arefin Dipon murder and also the attacks on Suddhaswar owner Ahmedur Rashid Tutul. The militant group made the claim in an email sent to the media Sunday noon. Earlier on Saturday (October 31), assailants hacked […]

  • Info minister urges writers not to be scared of terrorist attacks

    Daily Dhaka Times: Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has urged the writers and publishers not to be scared of terrorist attacks and requested them to continue their works. He made the call on Sunday at the publication ceremony of two books by expatriate writer Fahmida Hussain. The minister said the publishers and writers should not […]


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