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  • EC to announce polls schedule for 3 municipalities
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  • ICT sets August 4 to rule on Qaisar’s bail plea
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  • Two killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB
  • More than 230 escape in Pakistan jailbreak
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  • The Forest Department brings out a procession in Dhaka on Monday, marking Global Tiger Day. — New Age photo


Govt to allow 25 more fishing licences for trawlers in Bay

The cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to issue 25 new licences for trawlers — 15 mid-water and 10 long-liners — to fish in the Bay of Bengal. The fisheries and livestock ministry placed the proposal at the weekly cabinet meeting at... Full story

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Hotline launched to stop illegal wildlife trade

The Forest Department brings out a procession in Dhaka on Monday, marking Global Tiger 
Day. — New Age photo
The ministry of environment and forest has put in place a Hotline through mobile phone No. 01755660033 to protect wildlife and stop illegal trade in wildlife and related crimes in Bangladesh. Hasan Mahmud, minister for environment and forest, inaugurated the Hotline at a discussion meeting in... Full story

BGMEA must disclose fund raised for Rana Plaza victims: activists

A group of activists on Monday demanded the disclosure of the information about the victims of Rana Plaza collapse, fund raised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association for them and expenses made from the fund. Full story

Jaipur Foot for Savar victims

India’s Jaipur Foot, globally famed for quality artificial limbs, will help 100 Bangladeshis including Savar victims ‘without any charge’. The ministry of health says an expert team from the world famous artificial limbs maker is visiting Dhaka and... Full story

ACC approves one more charge sheet against Oriental Bank officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday approved one more charge sheet against seven former officials of the now closed Oriental Bank Limited for their links with misappropriation of about Tk one crore from the bank through a fake company. The commission on Sunday approved... Full story

JL compares Joy̢۪s speech to Obama address

Awami Juba League president Omar Faruque Chowdhury on Monday sought to draw a parallel between the recent speech of the prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy and the pre-election speech of US president Barack Obama. ‘In the pre-election speech Obama in New York... Full story

PM̢۪s statement won̢۪t gear up her party activists, says Fakhrul

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Monday said the statements by prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her son Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Awami League̢۪s return to power would not boost the activists of the ruling party. Full story

HC frees Hajj pilgrims to choose flights

The High Court on Monday ordered the government to allow Hajj pilgrims to fly by any airlines of their choice to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia expected to be held on October 14. The bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the interim... Full story

ICT-2 directs CMM to probe attack on Mojaheed̢۪s lawyer

The International Crimes Tribunal -2 on Monday directed Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate to probe into an alleged assault on a defence lawyer of war crimes convict Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed. The tribunal also asked the CMM to submit the probe report to it by September 5. Full story

7 diagnostic centres fined in Gopalganj

A mobile court in Gopalganj on Sunday realised Tk 31,000 in fine from seven diagnostic centres and seven women brokers in the district town for drawing patients from public hospital with false promises of medical tests. The seven women were engaged by the seven diagnostic centres for drawing patents from... Full story

Young man killed in Comilla

A young man was killed allegedly by his friend in Gomti barrage area under Debidwar upazila in Comilla early Monday. The deceased was identified as Md Mainuddin, 26, son of Safiqul Islam of Sarkar Bari at Debidwar. Family said Mainuddin was summoned by some unknown people... Full story

17 held from residential hotel in Gazipur

A total of seventeen people were held from a residential hotel on Monday at Kaliakoir Bazar in Gazipur for their alleged involvement in prostitution. The arrested included the owner and some students. Officer-in-charge of Kaliakoir police station Omar Faruk said in a raid at ‘Diamond Hotel’ police caught them and... Full story

3 drown in Gazipur

Three people, including a man and his granddaughter, drowned at Nilerpara and Kaulatia in on Monday. Local people said Abdul Khaleq Sheikh, 60, and his granddaughter Sathi Akther, 12, a student of Class VI, and niece Ima Akther, 10, drowned when a boat carrying them capsized in a water body at about 10:00am. Full story

Housewife commits suicide in N̢۪ganj

A housewife committed suicide in her own flat Sunday night in Rupayan housing residential area at Fatulla in Narayanganj. The deceased was Fahima Afrin Ripa, 24, wife of Foysal Newaz Rana and mother of a son and a daughter. They lived in a rented flat. Full story

HC defers passing order

The High Court deferred till today (Tuesday) for issuing its order on the two writ petitions filed seeking a directive on the government and the Election Commission to announce elections schedule to hold the stalled mayoral elections in the two city corporations in Dhaka. Full story

Evidences confirm SQC involvement: Prosecution

In his second day̢۪s closing arguments prosecutor Sultan Mahmud Simon on Monday drove the point that all the documentary evidences confirmed beyond doubts the crimes Salauddin Quader Chowdhury had committed in 1971. Salauddin on trial for 23 counts of crimes against humanity was in the dock. Full story

HC acquits 5 of killing landlord

The High Court on Monday acquitted the death penalty of one and the life terms of four others for killing a landlord in Bogra in October 2006. On April 3, 2008, a Speedy Trial Tribunal in Rajshahi had sentenced M Alif Islam alias Milu to death and four others... Full story

SC asks Kamaruzzaman̢۪s counsel to submit summarized argument on appeal

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday directed the counsel for condemned convict Jamaat leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman to submit by September 17 the summarized argument on the appeal Kamaruzzaman filed against his conviction. Full story

Ashraf senses AL victory in polls

Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Monday said that he did not have the ‘information’ which the prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy said he had, but added that he was sensing Awami League’s victory in the next polls. Full story

Government monitoring sought in Zakat collection

Speakers at a seminar on Monday said that the government would have to ensure proper monitoring of Zakat collection and utilisation of Zakat fund for poverty alleviation, economic development and boosting living standard of people. They said that the government should consider Zakat as a new tool to eradicate poverty. Full story

Rangpur AL demand nomination for Joy for Pirganj constituency

Rangpur district Awami League will demand the party ticket for Rangpur 6 parliamentary constituency for prime minister Sheikh Hasina̢۪s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy in the next general elections. Rangpur district Awami League general secretary Rezaul Karim Razu stated this at... Full story

Girl raped in Jhenaidah

A schoolgirl was allegedly raped at Sailkupa upazila in Jhenaidah on Sunday. The victim̢۪s grandmother said the girl went to a nearby vegetable field where she was violated by Sohel, 25, son of Lutfar Rahman. She was sent to Sailkupa upazila health complex... Full story

1 shot dead in Cox̢۪s Bazar

Robbers shot dead a man at Rajarkhool union under Ramu upazila in Cox̢۪s Bazar early Monday. The deceased was identified as Nurul Amin, 50, son of Mohammad Ishak of the same area. Ramu police arrested a suspected robber. Full story

Blogger Asif sent into jail again

A court in Dhaka on Monday sent blogger Asif Mohiuddin, who was on bail in a case on charge of hurting religious sentiments, to jail again. The acting judge of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge̢۪s Court, Md Akteruzzaman, passed the order rejecting Asif̢۪s prayer for the extension of the bail that expired on Monday. Full story

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