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MP Bodi gets 3 years in jail in graft case

MP Bodi gets 3 years in jail in graft case

Nov 2,2016 A special court here on Wednesday sentenced Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Bodi to three years’ imprisonment in a case for accumulating wealth beyond his known sources of income. Judge of Dhaka Special Court-3 Abu Ahmed Jamadar passed the order in presence of the accused. The court also fined him Tk 10 lakh,


CPB’s new committee announced

Nov 02, 2016 The Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday announced its new committee with Mujahidul Islam Selim as reelected president and Syed Abu Jafar Ahmed as general secretary. Spokesman of the congress Syed Abu Jafar Ahmed, Haider Akber Khan Rano and M Shah Alam announced the 43-member new committee at a press conference at

Case filed against 2 arms-wielding BCL leaders

A case has been filed under the Arms Act against two expelled leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for brandishing guns during a clash with police in an eviction drive in the city’s Gulistan area. The accused are – BCL’s Dhaka south city unit general secretary Sabbir Hossain and Wari thana unit general secretary Ashiqur

Stay away from militancy, drug abuse, PM to youths

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked the country’s youths to shun the path of drug abuse, militancy, extremism and terrorism, and make the best use of their talents for the welfare of themselves, their own families and the country. “I ask the youth to stay away from drugs, militancy, terrorism and extremism, utilise your


15 intruders held at Benapole frontier

A team of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members detained 15 people, including women and children, while they were entering Bangladesh illegally through Benapole frontier of Jessore district on Tuesday morning (November 1). Of the detainees, eight were men, five women and two children, hailing from Chittagong, Satkhira, Khulna and Jessore districts. BGB-21 Battalion’s Daulatpur camp


siblings among 3 killed in Moulvibazar

At least three people including two brothers were killed in a road accident as a private car and a three-wheeler collided head-on in Rajnagar upazila of the district on Tuesday (November 01). The accident took place on Moulvibazar-Kulaura road around 9:00am. The deceased were identified as Azad Mia (35) and his brother Alam Mia (25),


5 hurt in Bhola UP election clash

Five people including a woman were injured in a clash between the followers of two member candidates of  ward no. 2 in Bapta union parishad (UP) in Bhola district  after the voting began on Monday morning, reports UNB. Helal Uddin, the district election officer, said supporters of member candidate Md Faruk attacked supporters of his