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Dhaka police arrests 5 more over woman lynching on romour

Dhaka, July 25 (UNB) – Police arrested five more people from different parts of the capital on Wednesday night in connection with the lynching of a woman in Badda. The arrestees were identified as Sohel Rana, 30, Raju, 23, Murad, 22, Billal, 28 and Aksadul, 22. Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Badda Police Station, said they were arrested for their suspected ... Read More »

Panchagarh boy attacked in home, loses a hand finger

Panchagarh, July 25 (UNB) – A seven-year-old boy was injured in an attack by an unidentified miscreant at his home in the Sadar upazila’s Khuniapara on Wednesday night. The victim was identified as Afridi, 7, son of Jahangir Alam. Quoting family sources, police said a miscreant entered the children’s room around 10:30pm while their mother Ratna was in the adjacent ... Read More »

Privatisation increases corruption

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jul 23 2019 (IPS) – International financial institutions (IFIs) have typically imposed wide-ranging policy reforms – called ‘conditionalities’ – in exchange for country governments to secure access to financial assistance. Read More »

Beheaded body of a madrasa boy found in Chuadanga

Chuadanga, July 24 (UNB) – Police recovered the beheaded body of a madrasa student from Koyradanga village in Alamdanga upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified Abir Hossain, 11, a class-II student of Nurani Hafizia Madrasa and Orphanage, and son of Ali Hossain of Kotchandpur upazila in Jhenaidah district. Police recovered Abir’s body from a mango orchard in the morning ... Read More »

34 officials found involved in Nuke plant graft: report

Dhaka, July 24 (UNB) – Two probe committees have found the involvement of 34 government officials in graft while purchasing furniture and other household items for Green City housing project under Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) Project in Pabna and recommenced action against them. Thirty of the officials are from the Housing and Public Works Ministry while the remaining four ... Read More »

6 Bodies of unnatural death victims found in N’ganj in a day

Narayanganj, July 23 (UNB)- Police recovered six bodies from the district between early Tuesday and noon. Five of the deceased were identified as Mishor Shikder, 25, son of late Safiuddin of Kataikhali in Bandar Upazila; Barek Mia, son of Abdus Samad; Shefali begum, 42, Syed Ahmed, 17, and Suruj Mia, 38. Bandar Police Station’s Sub-Inspector Ajharul Islam said Mishor took ... Read More »

Man beaten in Sirajganj, woman held in Nababganj on rumour

Dhaka, Jul 23 (UNB) – A man was beaten by a mob before being handed over to police in Sirajganj and a woman was caught by locals at Nababganj in the capital over child-lifting rumours on Tuesday. In Sirajganj, Alam, 32, son of Abdur Rahim, was caught trying to enter the Darul Quran Qawmi Madrasa in Paikpara in the sadar ... Read More »

Anti-graft body Director Basir held over bribery

Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested its suspended Director Khandaker Enamul Basir over the Tk 40-lakh bribery scandal. A team of the national anti-graft body picked him up from his Darus Salam residence in the city around 10:15pm on Monday, said ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. He said Basir will be kept at ... Read More »

How governments still allow violence against children

By Tamara Tutnjevic Gorman New York, Jul 16 2019 (IPS) – Despite what you might have heard, things are getting better, every year. We are making amazing progress on fighting diseases, reducing the preventable deaths of children, and investing huge amounts to advance medicine and knowledge and to create better living conditions. However, this progress is too slow for some ... Read More »

2 AL leaders gunned down in Satkhira, Bandarban

Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) –Two Awami League leaders were shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Satkhira and Bandarban districts on Monday. In Satkhira, Nazrul Islam, 55, vice-president of Agardari union unit Awami League and son of Nesaruddin of Kuchpukur village in sadar upazila, was shot dead by miscreants at Kashempur Hazampara in the district town. Quoting witnesses, police super of ... Read More »

Child-lifting rumour: 1 more killed, 12 hurt in mob violence

Dhaka, July 21 (UNB) – Despite the warning by the police administration not to take the law into own hands, angry mobs continued to attack suspected child-lifters in different districts, killing another man and injuring 12 others. After the killing of three people in mass beating in Dhaka and Narayanganj districts in a day as they were suspected to be ... Read More »

14 teens of a gang ‘First Hitters Boss’ held in Dhaka city

Dhaka, July 21 (UNB)- Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested 14 members of a teenagers gang named ‘First Hitter Boss’ or “FHB” from the city’s Uttara on Saturday night. The arrestees are Bishu Chandra Shil, 20, NayeemMiah, 18, Yasin Arafat, 18, Asif Mahmud, 20, Farhad Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, 19, Md Bijoy, 19, Shawon Hossain Sifat, 21, Imamul Hasan Munna, ... Read More »

2 sedition cases against Priya Saha dismissed

Dhaka -Two sedition cases filed here against Priya Saha, who raised allegations of minority torture in Bangladesh during a meeting with US President Donald Trump, were dismissed hours after filing of those on Sunday. Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman and advocate Ibrahim Khalil filed the cases with separate magistrate courts on Sunday morning which were dismissed in the afternoon as ... Read More »

PM doesn’t want hasty action against Priya Saha: Quader

Dhaka, Jul 21 (UNB) – Transport Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said he has been instructed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina not to take any hasty step against Priya Saha for her remarks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump. “The Prime Minister sent me a message yesterday. It said no hurried action should be taken against Priya Saha,” ... Read More »

Don’t take law into handson child-lifting rumours: Police

Dhaka, July 20 –The police administration on Saturday urged all not to take law into own hands by resorting to mass beating suspecting someone as a child-lifter. “Refrain from hearing any rumour and spreading it. Hand over to the police if anyone’s movement is suspected to be a child-lifter,” the Police Headquarters said in a media release on Saturday evening. ... Read More »

Child-lifting rumour: Woman among 3 lynched in Dhaka

Dhaka, July 20 (UNB) – Three people, including a woman, were beaten to death by angry mobs in Dhaka and Narayanganj on Saturday after they were suspected to be child lifters. In Dhaka, an unknown woman was killed in a lynch-mob attack at Uttar Badda in the capital in the morning. Inspector Yasin Gazi of Badda Police Station said locals ... Read More »

Corruption perception: No way to treat differently: Quader

Dhaka, July 19 (UNB) – Apparently disapproving of ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood’s comments that corruption committed in good faith is not an offence as per the law, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said they will treat corruption as corruption. “We’ll judge corruption as corruption. There’s no other way to treat it,” he said while talking to ... Read More »

Pakistan arrests ex-prime minister on corruption allegations

Pakistan, July 18 (AP/UNB) — Authorities in Pakistan have arrested a former prime minister over alleged irregularities related to the import of natural gas from Qatar. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi served as prime minister for nearly a year after Nawaz Sharif was removed from office in July 2017 for failing to disclose foreign assets. Sharif is currently serving a seven-year jail ... Read More »

23 die or presumed dead in arson at Japan studio

Tokyo, Jul 18 (AP/UNB) -A Japanese fire official says at least 23 people are now confirmed or presumed dead in a suspected arson at a popular animation production studio in Kyoto. Kyoto fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara says 36 others have been injured, some of them critically. He says firefighters found more than 10 people presumed dead on the top ... Read More »

Ensure security at courts, urges President Hamid

Dhaka, July 17 (UNB) – President M Abdul Hamid on Wednesday asked the government and other agencies concerned to take specific measures to ensure security at all the courts, including the High Court, across the country. He made the directives when a delegation of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), led by its President AM Aminuddin, met him at Bangabhaban in ... Read More »

ICC convicts Warlord Bosco Ntaganda for sexual slavery

Warlord Bosco Ntaganda becomes the first person to be convicted of sexual slavery by the International Criminal Court. Women and girls conscripted into his army were forced into sexual servitude amongst multiple horrific crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo including using child soldiers, rape and murder. Read More »