Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) – The much-talked-about Road Transport Act will come into effect on November 1 next.
Road Transport and Bridges Ministry issued a notification on Tuesday in this regard.
The 'Road Transport Bill-2018' was passed by parliament on September 19, 2018, keeping a provision of maximum five years' jail for any death or serious injuries caused by reckless or negligent driving.
Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) – As part of its investigation into illegal wealth of those involved in casino business, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has imposed a travel ban on 22 people, including Awami League MP Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shawon.
The national anti-graft body sent a letter, signed by the chief of the inquiry team and ACC director Syed Iqbal Hossain, to Immigration Police of the Special Branch on Wednesday requesting it to take steps so that they cannot make any trip abroad.
On September 30, the ACC launched investigation against those who amassed wealth through casino business.
Syed Iqbal Hossain was given the charge of inquiry while its Director General (Special Investigation) Sayeed Mahbub Khan made investigation officer.
Earlier, Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) directed all scheduled banks to send account details of a number of people, including Nurunnabi and his wife Farzana Chowdhury Ratna.
Elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) launched the anti-crime drive on September 18.
Chattogram, Oct 21 (UNB) – A tribunal here on Monday sentenced four people to death and two others to life imprisonment for killing trader Ranjan Sinha Chowdhury in Hathazari upazila in 2008.
The condemned convicts were identified as Mohsin, Imran, Forkan and Abdul Quader while the lifers are Abdul Monaf and Shahadat. The latter duo was also fined Tk 2 lakh each and in case of failure to pay the penalty, they will have to stay two more years in jail.
Judge of the Chattogram Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Md Abdul Halim pronounced the verdict in the afternoon.
According to the prosecution, as a sequel to previous enmity, some miscreants kidnapped Ranjan and killed him at Jugihat in the upazila on May 8, 2008. They dumped the body in a pond under water hyacinth.
Victim’s wife filed a case accusing six people with Hathazari Police Station.