Category: Local

Tk 12m foreign currency seized

Ref:Customs officials at Shahjalal International Airport (SIA) seized foreign currency worth Tk 12 million belonging to eight different countries on Wednesday after searching the luggage of an outgoing passenger.

Detective Branch superintendent of customs, Shamsul Alam Khan told bdnews24.com that at about 8am on Wednesday a passenger, named Babul Sarker, was scheduled to fly to Dubai in a Qatar Airways flight. Read more →

3 policemen killed in Pabna

Ref: Unnamed assailants on Tuesday night gunned down three police constables at Berha upazila in extremists-infested Pabna. Local journalists said extremists committed the murders at Dhalar Char around 8:30pm.

Pabna’s additional superintendent of police(SP) A K M Mosharraf Hossain Miazi told bdnews24.com: We’ve heard of such an incident. We’re now going to the place of occurence.” Read more →

Coal mine agitators withdraw siege

Ref: Those, who suffered loss in Barapukuri Coal Mine area and were agitating, withdrew their siege and barricade programmes following successful talks with the authorities from early hours Tuesday.
Coal mine agitators

Jiban and Resource Rakha Committee convener Ibrahim Khalil told Banglanews24.com.bd that the mine authorities and an 11-member delegation of the government sat with the agitators at 10 p.m. Monday night, which continued till 1 a.m. Read more →

Manzur moves into mayor’s office


CCC chief executive officer Manzur-e-Elahi Chowdhury and elected ward councillors were present during the handover.
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Mohiuddin files case against CCC Mayor

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ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury has filed a case on Sunday against the newly elected mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Manzur Alam for concealing information.

Ruling Awami League backed Mohiuddin, the defeated candidate of the CCC mayor election, has filed the case with the First Joint District Magistrate Court of Justice Golam Faruque. Read more →

Manzur Alam sworn in as mayor

Ref:M Manzur Alam was sworn in as the mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) mayor on Sunday.

Prime minister Sheikh Haisna administered the oath at the international conference centre in her office at around 10 am.

Manzur Alam sworn in as mayor


Local government minister Syed Ashraful Islam, LGRD state minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak and other senior government officials were present at the oath-taking ceremony. Opposition leader Khaleda Zia was also invited to the programme. Read more →

DCC councilors to go on daylong hunger strike on July 19

Ref:Dhaka City Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka is taking the lead in a major move against the government wooing in the city-corporation councilors on the issue of disappearance of councilor and BNP leader Chowdhury Alam.

Alam has been missing since June 25 while the government said that he was kidnapped.

DCC councilors to go on daylong hunger strike on July 19


Getting into pressure with his shaken position as Mayor in the wake of a government move to appoint administrator for the DCC, Khoka sat in a meeting with a total of 60 BNP-minded ward councilors at the Mayor House in Gulshan on Saturday night. Read more →

Khaleda invited to Ctg mayoral oath ceremony

Ref: Main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been invited to the oath swearing programme of the newly elected Chittagong mayor M Manzur Alam, the Awami League leader general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said on Saturday.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will administer the oath of BNP-backed mayor-elect at her office at 10am on Sunday.

Khaleda invited to Ctg mayoral oath ceremony

Ashraf said that the oath programme of 41 councillors and 14 female councillors of reserved seats will be held at the LGED office at Agargaon at 12pm the same day. Read more →

BNP warns against 1972 constitution

Ref: The main opposition BNP has threatened to launch a mass movement unless the ruling party stops its move to reinstate the 1972 constitution. Citing the prime minster’s call to form an all-party parliamentary committee to amend the constitution, Read more →

Reformed watchdogs, if needed: PM

Ref: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said the chairmen or members will be removed and the parliamentary standing committees reconstituted if they have interests that run counter to those of the watchdogs. Read more →