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Westin Dhaka owners, officials' links to Papia will be investigated, RAB says

Dhaka, Feb. 27 -- The 21st floor four-bedroom suite -- with a regular price tag of nearly $2000 a night -- had been booked by Shamima Noor Papia, booted out of the party after her arrest and prima fac... Read More


Newly-elected Dhaka mayors, councillors to take oath Thursday

Dhaka, Feb. 26 -- The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Prime Minister's Office at 10:30am, Secretary to the Local Government Division Helal Uddin Ahmed confirmed. "The prime minister will ... Read More


Two killed in Demra motorcycle crash

Dhaka, Feb. 26 -- The incident took place in Demra's Konapara area after 12am on Wednesday, said Bachchu Mia, an inspector of Dhaka Medical College Hospital's police outpost. The dead men have been i... Read More


RAB seizes cash, gold from home of casino brothers Enu and Rupon

Dhaka, Feb. 25 -- The drive on the house in Old Dhaka's Lalmohon Street was led by the RAB's Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam in the early hours of Tuesday. "No one lives on the first floor of the f... Read More


AL discloses 'scandalous' stories to divert public attention: BNP on Papia, casino scam

Dhaka, Feb. 25 -- Standing Committee Member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain made the allegation on Tuesday referring to the arrest of Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Noor Papia and seizure of huge cash ... Read More


BNP pledges 'fair trial' for Peelkhana massacre if elected to form government

Dhaka, Feb. 25 -- He made the remarks while speaking to journalists on Tuesday after paying respects to the murdered army officers on the 11th anniversary of the massacre."Those who were accused in th... Read More


Saiful Alam made DGFI chief as five major generals get new duties in army shake-up

Dhaka, Feb. 24 -- Md Saiful Alam of the 11th Infantry Division has replaced Md Saiful Abedin as director general of the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence or DGFI. Abedin has been appointed g... Read More


Papia will face justice regardless of identity, says AL's Quader

Dhaka, Feb. 24 -- He made the remarks after a meeting with the Asian Development Bank's Country Director Manmohan Parkash at the Secretariat on Monday. Papia was arrested alongside her husband Sumon ... Read More


PBI concludes actor Salman Shah killed himself two decades ago

Dhaka, Feb. 24 -- No proof was found even after a third investigation into the case to substantiate that actor Salman Shah was murdered, according to PBI. The actor who rose to fame two decades ago h... Read More


RAB finds 'huge illegal wealth' in raids on Papia's homes

Dhaka, Feb. 23 -- Papia and her husband Sumon Chowdhury alias Moti Sumon have made the fortunes through "trading in drugs and arms, extortion, recruitment fraud and other sorts of embezzlement", accor... Read More