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4 girls sexually assaulted, 2 men held in Barguna, Sylhet

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – Two schoolgirls have reportedly been raped in Satkhira and Shariatpur districts while two people, including a teacher, were arrested in Barguna and Sylhet for repeatedly violating two other girls. In Satkhira, a nine-year-old girl was raped by a neighbour at Gobindakati village in Sadar upazila on Saturday. Accused Saju Sardar, 22, son of Alamgir Hossain ... Read More »

Bridge collapses only 3 months after its opening in Kurigram

Kurigram, Aug 17 (UNB) – A 40-foot bridge constructed at a cost of Tk 31 lakh has collapsed in only three months, causing extreme suffering to commuters. The bridge was constructed over the Abashongami canal at Purba Dhoniram of Fulbari in Kurigram under the ‘15 metre wide and breadth bridge/culvert construction project’ on the rural roads under Disaster and Relief ... Read More »

Man held for ‘rape attempt’ on minor girl in Jessore

Jashore, Aug 15 (UNB) – A man was held on Thursday for his alleged rape attempt on a four-year-old girl in Chaugachha upazila. The arrestee is Khairul Islam, 38, son of Khelafat Ali of Ichhapur village in the municipality. The minor girl used to call him uncle. The victim’s father said his daughter went to neighbour Khairul’s house around 11am ... Read More »

Two rape suspects killed in ‘crossfire’

Bhola, Aug 14 (UNB) – Two men, suspected of raping a schoolgirl, were killed in an alleged crossfire at Dakshin Rajapur village in Sadar upazila on early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Alamin, 25, son of Sayed Ahmed; and Manju, 30, son of Kalam Mistry. They were residents of Char Samaiya union of the upazila, said Sub-Inspector Shikor of ... Read More »

BGB alerted to prevent rawhide smuggling thru Hili land port

Dinajpur, Aug 13 (UNB) – Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) remained on high alert on Tuesday to prevent illegal rawhide smuggling through the Hili land port. Joypurhat-2 BGB Battalion Commander Lt Col Rashed Mohammad Anisul Haque said they received directives from the Home Ministry and BGB Headquarters in this regard. BGB has increased patrolling in the border area and installed surveillance ... Read More »

Husband held captive; wife gang-raped in Netrakona eatery

Dhaka, Aug 10 (UNB) – A housewife has reportedly been gang-raped confining her husband to an eatery in Sadar upazila. Police arrested four accused on Saturday over the incident after the victim filed a case with Sadar Model Police Station. The arrestees are Saidul Islam, 30, Rezaul Karim Pavel, 28, Jaman Bashar, 27, of Rajendrapur area, and Mahfuzur Rahman, manager ... Read More »

Rape case filed against 5 Khulna Railway cops

Khulna, Aug 10 (UNB)— A case was filed against five policemen, including the officer-in-charge of Government Railway Police (GRP), on Friday evening for allegedly gang-raping a woman in custody eight days ago. The victim filed the case at GRP Police Station against OC Osman Gani Pathan and four others, said Kushtia Railway Circle’s Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Firoz Ahmed. ... Read More »

Kim says North Korean launches were warning to US, South

Seoul, Aug 7 (AP/UNB) — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises. The official Korean Central News Agency said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew across the country and over ... Read More »

Gang rape: Two Khulna railway policemen withdrawn

Khulna, Aug 7 (UNB) – Two railway policemen, including the officer-in-charge of Khulna Government Railway Police (GRP) Station, were attached to the GRP Lines for their suspected involvement with the reported gang-rape of a woman. The action was taken against Railway Police Station OC Osman Goni and Sub-Inspector Nazmul Haque, said Assistant Police Superintendent (Railway Circle) Firoz Ahmed. On August ... Read More »

2 ‘suspected criminals’ killed in Bogra ‘gunfight’

Bogura, Aug 7 (UNB) – Two suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of criminals at Bhabanipur in Sherpur upazila early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Dhanesh Sarkar alias Sukumar Sarkar, 38, son of Mantu Sarkar of Gaibandha Sadar upazila, and Afzal Hossain, 55, son of Rajab Ali of Natore’s Singra upazila. Police said Afzal ... Read More »

TIB demands immediate resignation of CEC

Dhaka, Aug 06 – Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Tuesday demanded immediate resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and commissioners concerned for their alleged involvement in widespread irregularities and corruptions in the name of training at Election Commission. Read More »

HC grants Fakhrul, 3 others bail for 6 weeks

Dhaka, Aug 06 – The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the top four BNP leaders including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to surrender before the senior judicial magistrate court of Dhaka within six weeks in a case filed over the allegations of issuing ‘death threat’ to prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Read More »

Don’t harass Fakhrul, 3 others for six weeks: HC

Dhaka, Aug 6 (UNB) –The High Court on Tuesday asked four BNP leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, to surrender before a magistrate court within six weeks in a case filed for issuing ‘death threat’ to Bangladesh Jononetri Paishad President AB Siddique The court also directed law enforcers not to harass the four BNP leaders within the ... Read More »

Missing journo Mushfiqur found blindfolded in Sunamganj

Dhaka, Aug 6 (UNB) – Mohona TV journalist FM Mushfiqur Rahman who went missing from the capital on Saturday was found blindfolded in Sadar upazila of Sunamganj district early Tuesday. The imam of a local mosque found Mushfiqur near the mosque at Gobindapur village around 4am, said Abdur Rouf, news editor of the private television channel. On information, police rescued ... Read More »

Woman held with pistol, bullets and Phensidyl in Benapole

Police arrested a woman along with a foreign 9mm pistol, four bullets and 15 bottles of Phensidyl at Shibnathpur Baropota village in the upazila of Jashore district on Sunday night. The arrested was identified as Rahena Begum, 38, wife of Kamrul of Shibnathpur village. Sayed Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Benapole Port Police Station, said on secret information about arms ... Read More »

Katy Perry co. ordered to pay $2.78 million for copying song

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied a 2009 Christian rap song, a federal jury decided Thursday. It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus Gray, a relatively obscure artist once known as Flame, whose 5-year-old lawsuit survived constant ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’

Gazipur, Aug 2 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Pubail in the city early Friday. The deceased were identified as Nazrul Islam Naju, son of Mostafa of Tongi area. Tipped off that 6-7 drug traders were gathering in the area, a team of Rab-1 conducted a drive around ... Read More »