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Treatment Abroad: She has to go back to jail to seek permission

Anisul Haq, Law Minister, stated that Khaleda Zia, BNP Chairperson, must be returned to jail in order to request release and permission to receive treatment abroad. However the law ministry had earlier suggested that her sentence could be suspended by six more months. "Khaleda Zia had requested release under section 401[1] of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). She had not requested permission to travel abroad for treatment in her original application. After her prayer was granted, the government has already disposed of her application. This decision cannot be changed by law. After attending a function organized by the Bangladesh Law Commission in the capital, the law minister stated that she must first go to jail to obtain permission to travel abroad for treatment. The Daily Star was informed by the law minister on Saturday night that he had expressed his support for Khaleda's six-month extension to his suspension of Khaleda’s sentence. However, the minister did not express an

Locomotive derails, trains halt for 5hrs

After Monday's derailment on Monday of a locomotive on a freight train that was travelling on the Ishwardi–Dhaka section of Sirajganj, rail communications between Dhaka (and the north-western) districts became disrupted for approximately five hours Many passengers who rode on the busy train route were left stranded for hours at various stations and suffered. Around 3:30 am on Monday, the locomotive of the freight train Parbatipur to Dhaka was thrown off the track between Ullapra Station and Lahirimohonpur Stations in Sirajganj. The incident caused the train movement between Dhaka, Bangladesh and the north-western regions to stop immediately. Numerous passenger trains were stranded at various stations, including the Sundarban Express on Dhaka–Khulna route and Dhumketu Express (Dhaka–Rajshahi), Panchagarh Express (Dhaka–Panchagarh), Banalota Express (Rajshahi–Dhaka) and Ekota Express (Dinajpur-Dhaka). According to Railway's general manager Mihir Kanti Guha, officials from Banglad