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Three UPDF men killed in ‘gunfight’ with army in the hills

Khagrachhari – Three members of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF-Bikash Khisa) were killed in a reported gunfight with army personnel at Boradom in Dighinala upazila early Monday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.“Criminals opened fire on a patrol team of army, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, leading to a gunfight,” said a press release ... Read More »

US wants action, accountability for Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

Dhaka, Aug 25 – The United States has called upon all those involved in Myanmar to respect human rights, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and engage in political dialogue to pursue peace. The US further said military abuses continue in Rakhine State and elsewhere in Myanmar due to lack of “accountability and civilian oversight.” Read More »

NDC commandant honoured by USI of India

Dhaka, Aug 25 – The Commandant of National Defense College (NDC), Bangladesh Lieutenant General Sheikh Mamun Khaled has been awarded a fellowship from the United Service Institution (USI) of India in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the study and practice of Military Leadership. Read More »

16 teen-age gang-men given 1-year each in correction centre

Dhaka, Aug 25 – A mobile court in a drive, arrested 17 members of a teenage gang from Dhaka’s Rayer Bazar area. The mobile court, led by Executive Magistrate Mohammad Sarwar Alam, sent 16 gang members to one-year imprisonment to Tongi Kishore Unnayan Kendra (juvenile correction centre) they are between 14 and 17 years’ old while a 25-year-old person was ... Read More »

Rohingyas, Locals pick up conflict after JL leader’s murder

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 23 (UNB) – Hundreds of agitated locals stormed a Rohingya camp and vandalised makeshift houses and NGO offices following the murder of a local Jubo League leader in Teknaf. They burned tyres and plastic boxes to block a five-kilometre road from Teknaf municipality to Leda Point for three hours. The residence of Rohingya leader Noor Mohammad was ... Read More »

BNP’s forum to support victims of rape, repression

Dhaka, Aug 23 (UNB) – Amid the growing incidents of rape and violence against women and children, BNP has formed a forum to stand by the victims of such repression with legal and other support, and create a social movement to prevent these menaces. Party standing committee member Selima Rahman has been made convener of the 61-member “Nari O Shishu ... Read More »

Murder accused killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’

Mymensingh, Aug 22 (UNB) – A man accused of murder was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Chakua Daria intersection in Gafargaon upazila early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Ekhlas Uddin, 32, son of Nurul Islam of Chakua village. He was wanted in two murder cases – the latest one was for killing an auto-rickshaw driver last ... Read More »

Newly-wed couple found dead in Magura

Magura, Aug 21 (UNB) – A newly-wed couple apparently took their own lives at Raghobdair village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday night, barely three weeks after tying the knot. The deceased were identified as Nirab Biswas, 20, and Sraboni Biswas, 18, of the village. Locals said they killed themselves after failing to get consent of their parents. Police recovered the ... Read More »

Madrasah student’s headless body found in Chandpur

Chandpur, Aug 19 (UNB) – Police recovered a headless body of a madrasa student from Piarikhola village in Matlab Dakshin upazila on Monday noon. The deceased was identified as Sohel Rana, 17, son of Jamir Hossain of the village. He was a student of Nandikhola Madrasa here. Locals found the body on the bank of his uncle’s pond and informed ... Read More »

Woman gang-raped while strolling at Munshiganj tourist spot

Munshiganj, Aug 19 (UNB) – A young woman has reportedly been gang-raped by miscreants when she was hanging around with her husband at a tourist spot in Sirajdikhan upazila. Locals caught an accused, Sohel, 23, son of Osman Mia of Baghapur village in Keraniganj upazila of Dhaka, and handed him over to police. He was produced before a court on ... Read More »

What steps taken for security of Kulaura rail bridge: HC

Dhaka, Aug 19 – The High Court (HC) on Monday directed the Director General of Bangladesh Railways to submit a report before it by on October 24 on what steps they have been taken to ensure security of the Boromchal Bridge under Kulaura upazila of Moulavibazar district following the accident took place of that area on June 23 this year. ... Read More »

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 »