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PM Hasina gives 23-point directives to DCs

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday gave 23-point directives to the deputy commissioners (DCs) while inaugurating the three-day DCs Conference-2017 at the Prime Minister's Office here. Following are the directives:-

 

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Siddiqur's incident unfortunate, action against negligence : Minister

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Regretting the eye injury of Titumir College student Siddiqur Rahman, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Tuesday ensured that the police member responsible for the incident would be brought to justice.

 

"This incident is unfortunate. Questions arouse if the boy will get back his eyesight. Matter of police negligence is being investigated. Those responsible for the in incident will be brought to book,"  he said, replying to a query from a journalist at the Secretariat.

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Case against Barguna UNO withdrawn

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A defamation case filed against Barguna Upazila Nirbahi Officer Tariq Salman for distributing invitation cards with allegedly a distorted portrait of Bangabandhu has been withdrawn.

 

Obaidullah Sazu, a former leader of the Barisal Awami League, sued the UNO in a Tk 5 crore defamation case last month over publishing the “distorted” portrait of Bangabandhu, drawn by a child in a competition, on invitation cards. The portrait was made on the occasion of Independence Day last year at Agailjhara upazila.

 

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Now focus on ensuring quality education: PM

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Now focus on ensuring quality education: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said now the government’s focus is on ensuring quality education and making it multifaceted one for building qualified future leaders so that the country could cope with the pace of global progress.

 

“We’ve given utmost importance to the improvement of the standard of education standard alongside making it multifaceted one so that we may have qualified future leaders,” she said.

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One held in ASP Mizan murder case

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Detectives arrested a man from Tongi in Gazipur city on Saturday night in connection with the ASP Mizanur Rahman murder case.

 

Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said detectives arrested Shah Alam from Tongi at night.

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2 women surrender in Meherpur ‘militant den’ raid

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Two women surrendered along with two children during a police raid at a suspected militant hideout in Gangni upazila of Meherpur this morning.

The duo was identified as Mabia Khatun, 33, of Bhabanipur village in the upazila, and Rajani Khatun, 40, of Daulatpur upazila in Kustia, police said.

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Students protest Thursday’s police action, demand withdrawal of case

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Students of seven colleges today staged demonstration in Dhaka protesting Thursday’s police action and demanding withdrawal of the case filed against them.

 

Some 150 students held a rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club this afternoon to press home their five-point demand including compensation for their fellow Siddiqur Rahman, who suffered eye injuries critically during the police action.

 

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Muslim Ummah in crisis for growing militancy: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the Muslim Ummah faces a danger and crisis as some people choose the wrong path of militancy.

 

"The whole Muslim Ummah has got trapped in danger due to some people's move to take a confusing path (of militancy). We won't allow these militancy and terrorism to be active in our country," she said.

 

The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the Hajj Programme-2017 at the Hajj Camp in the city's Ashkona area.

 

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5 members of a family killed in Ctg landslide

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5 members of a family killed in Ctg landslide

Five members of a family, including two children, were killed and two others injured in a landslide triggered by incessant rain at Jangal Salimpur in Sitakunda upazila early Friday.

 

Three of the deceased were identified as Fatema, wife of Rafiqul, their son Yunus and Rafiqul’s sister Rabeya. They all hailed from Noakhali district.

 

Sitakunda Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Nazmul Islam Bhuiyan said the incident took place around 3 am, when a chunk of mud from the hill collapsed on the house of Rafiqul, leaving the five dead and two others injured. They were asleep during the incident.

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Malaysia sends back Odhikar secretary Adilur

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Malaysian authorities have sent back Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman Khan after detaining him at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

 

He returned to Dhaka around 10:30pm Thursday, said Nasiruddin Elan, director of Odhikar, a Bangladeshi human rights organisation, bdnews24.com reports.

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Malaysia cripples human trafficking syndicate, rescues 14 BD victims

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The Malaysian Immigration Department has crippled a human trafficking syndicate and rescued 14 Bangladeshi citizens in a raid near Kuala Lumpur, according to Malay Mail Online reports.

 

Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali the Director-general of Immigration said three suspected Bangladeshi agents were also arrested during the raid on a residential premises in Ampang on Thursday, Malay Mail said quoting state news agency Bernama.

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‘Traffic cop assault’: Action if JnU students found guilty

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Legal actions will be taken against the Jagannath University (JnU) students if they are found guilty of assaulting a traffic sergeant in Dhaka, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said today.

 

“I want to say clearly that no one is above the law,” the DMP boss made the remarks while addressing a programme at the DMP headquarters.

 

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Walking through 'human bridge' Chandpur upazila chairman asked to surrender

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The High Court on Wednesday asked Haimchar upazila Parishad Chairman to surrender in four weeks in a case filed for 'walking through a human bridge made by schoolboys'.

 

An HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order cancelling the lower court order that granted bail to Nur Hossain Patwari.

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5 get death for killing teenager in Gazipur

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A Gazipur court on Wednesday convicted five people and sentenced them to death for killing a teenager in 2008.

 

Additional District and Sessions Judge-1 Judge Md Fazle Elahi Bhuiyan handed down the verdict.

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Don’t ruin fish market for small gains, Hasina to exporters

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked those involved in fish production, processing and export not to take any unwise step just for their small gains that may ruin one's own business and the country's image.

 

"I specially request the fish traders involved in production, processing and export not to do anything that may shatter one's own business as well as the country's export item," she said.

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Four Ashulia militants placed on remand

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Four alleged militants, who surrendered to the Rapid Action Battalion during a raid in Ashulia on Sunday, have been placed on a four-day remand each.

 

Senior Judicial Magistrate Fairuj Tasneem passed the order on Monday.

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2 more weeks for executive magistrate-run mobile courts

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday extended for two more weeks the stay of the High Court order that declared illegal running mobile courts by executive magistrates.

 

A six-member bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order after hearing in the government appeal for staying the High Court verdict.

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