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Dhaka North to be smart city in three years: Annisul

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq on Tuesday said Dhaka will be turned into a smart city within the next three years as the city corporation authorities are working hard to make it a clean, safe and traffic congestion-free one.He said they in their election manifestos in 2015 promised to build Dhaka a clean, safe, green, and traffic ... Read More »

Search on for girl ‘drowned’ in city water body

Divers of Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) has been searching for a minor girl who reportedly drowned in a water body near Mohakhali inter-district bus stand on Wednesday afternoon. The missing girl was identified as Sanjida, 6, daughter of rickshaw-van puller Shash Alam. She used to live with her parents at a rented single-room apartment in Mohakhali Dakkhin Para. ... Read More »

Fire at Dhaka slum

At least 30 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out at a slum in Dhaka in the early hours of Wednesday.Fire service officials said one of the shanties at a slum near the Dhaka Udyan at Mohammadpur caught fire around 1:30am, which spread on to other shanties.Firefighters rushed to the spot and managed to put out the flames ... Read More »

50 structures demolished, Gulistan area to be cleaned in 30 days

Dhaka – Dhaka South City Corporation  (DSCC) Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon on Sunday announced that all footpaths of Gulistan area will be cleaned within 30 days for smooth movement of pedestrians. However, the DSCC mayor also assured that hawkers can run their business on the footpath until they are rehabilitated without obstructing movement of pedestrians. Read More »

Siblings shot in Dhaka

Two siblings received gunshots opened by robbers during a robbery incident at Ajratpara in the Dhaka’s Mohakhali area early Thursday.The injured were identified as Naren Ranjan,38, an official of an IT firm, and Rajesh Alekjandar,33, an official of Premier Bank.Assistant Sub-inspector of Tejgaon Police Station Mahbub said a gang of robbers numbering 4-5 sneaked into the victims’ flat on the ... Read More »

BFUJ biennial election tomorrow

Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) is set to stage tomorrow the biennial elections to elect a 56-member executive committee of the apex body of newsmen for the next two years.According to the commission constituted to conduct the election, the voting will be held from 9 am to 5pm in 10 centres in Dhaka and nine other major cities while ... Read More »

120 goldbars seized at Dhaka airport

Officials at the Dhaka airport have seized a large consignment of contraband gold from a flight that flew in from Malaysia.“We found 120 gold bars hidden under a seat of Regent Airways on Friday morning,” customs’ Joint Commissioner Sohel Rahman told bdnews24.com.He said the gold was worth about Tk 70 million in the open market.No arrests have been made so ... Read More »

Tavella was killed to put govt under pressure: Police

Police say the murder of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella inside Dhaka’s diplomatic zone was aimed at putting the government under international pressure.The assailants’ plan was to ‘murder any white person’ to lead the other countries to believe that ‘Bangladesh was not safe for foreigners’, the law-enforcers claim.Detective Branch officials say they teased out these information from four suspects they ... Read More »

4 nabbed over Tavella’s murder

Police on Monday claimed a major breakthrough over the Sep 28 murder of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella, saying they have detained some of those involved in the killing.The four detained are ‘Russel’ aka Vagne Rusel, ‘Rubel’ aka Shooter Rubel, ‘Russel’ aka Chakti Russel and ‘Sharif’.Four suspects have been detained over the murder, including three ‘who were involved in the ... Read More »

4 drug dealers held with 50K yaba

Dhaka -Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan police (DMP) arrested four alleged illegal drug dealers and recovered 50,000 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets from Shahbagh area on Monday night. The arrested drug dealers are—Sayed Alam, Md Masud Rana, Md Akibul Alam alias Sabuj and Md Sekandar. Acting on a tip-off, A DB team led by its senior Assistant Commissioner Shah ... Read More »

Radio jockey found dead at home in Dhaka

Police have recovered the body of a Radio Jockey, who used to work for a Dhaka-based broadcast station, from his home in the capital’s Mirpur neighbourhood. Thirty-year-old Samiul Kabir Prottoy had left his job at the ABC Radio a month ago. His family suspects he suffered a ‘cerebral stroke’. Prottoy used to live with his mother and brother in an ... Read More »

20 injured in students-police clash in Dhaka’s Rampura

At least 20 people have been injured during a clash between students of a private university and police in Dhaka’s Rampura. The students of East-West University on Wednesday afternoon blocked the Pragati Sarani at Aftabnagar demanding withdrawal of the value added tax (VAT) imposed by the government on the private universities. The street, one of the busiest in the capital, ... Read More »

Two passengers killed as bus hits auto-rickshaw in Capital

Two passengers of an auto-rickshaw were killed and its driver injured when a passenger bus hit the vehicle in the city’s Kakrail crossing on early Thursday. The victims were identified as Asif, 25, and Rubel 28. The injured driver was identified as Firoz. Police sources said the accident occured place when a bus of Econo Paribahan hit the CNG-run auto-rickshaw ... Read More »

One held for illegal possession of fire arm

Police arrested an alleged possessor of illegal firearms from the city’s Kafrul area on Thursday night. Officer-in-charge of Kafrul police station Sikder Md Shamim Hossain said acting on a tip-off, a Kafrul police team conducted a raid in the thana area and arrested Md Rubel Foraizee alias Sundori Rubel along with one foreign made pistol and three bullets at about ... Read More »

Five young men on remand on gang rape charges

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Wednesday placed five youths on remand for gang-raping a college in the city’s Jatrabari area on Tuesday noon. Magistrate Molla Saiful Islam of the CMM Court put accused Saiful Islam Babu, Faisal, Safayet and Rabin on a three-day remand each while the other accused Sumir was placed on remand for one ... Read More »

Suspect arrested allegedly with bomb making material

Police arrested a crime suspect while allegedly making bombs in the city’s Khelkhet area on Wednesday night. The police also recovered 70 chocolate bombs, 5.5 kg powders, including 1.5 kg gunpowder, bomb making meterials and huse quantity of books and CDs related to Shibir activities from his possession, police said. Read More »