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Rickshaw-puller attempts suicide failing to repay loan

A rickshaw-puller, who failed to repay regularly the installment of a loan he had taken from for the treatment of his wife, attempted to end his life in the city’s Narda area on Friday. The victim was identified as Rezaul Karim Bepari, 40, son of late Enayet Beari of Doridaspur village of Gaibandha. He along with his rickshaw-puller son Biplab, ... Read More »

Ramna Batamul explosion case adjourned till match 9

A Dhaka court on Thursday adjourned the argument of the case in connection with the Ramna Batamul carnage till March 9. Judge Ruhul Amin of Dhaka’s Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court heard the arguments of the for three consecutive days and passed the order of adjournment on Thursday. Read More »

Housewife found dead in city

Police recovered the hanging body of a newlywed housewife from a house in the city’s Sabujbagh area on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Marzina, 22, wife of Ajay of Manda under Sabujbagh Police Station. Ajay has been absconding since the incident came to light. Read More »

4 officials responsible for Jamuna depot fire?

The committee, formed by the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) to probe the fire incident at the depot of Jamuna Oil Company, has found four officials concerned responsible for the incident. BPC Chairman Yunusur Rahman said the committee that submitted its report on Monday night has identified the negligence of four officials of the company for the fire incident. Read More »

Railway GM Yusuf Mridha sent to jail

A Chittagong court has sent the railway’s former General Manager (East Zone) Yusuf Ali Mridha to jail in two cases over irregularities in appointing staff. Metropolitan Sessions Judge SM Mojibur Rahamn issued the order on Monday after Mridha turned himself over in court. The judge rejected Mridha’s bail plea and sent him to jail. Read More »

Journalist killing case hearing Wednesday

Justice done

A Dhaka court on Monday fixed March 5 for hearing on a 10-day remand of the four accused in the case filed in connection with the death of journalist Shah Alam Mollah Sagar, 41, who died as the police claimed falling down from the roof of a building at Uttara in the capital. The accused include Nazrul Islam (Mistri), Trust ... Read More »

‘Locals’ torch Jagannath University banner

Locals in Potuatoli have destroyed a banner on Shaheed Ajmal Hossain Hall, minutes after it was put up by Jagannath University students agitating to reclaim occupied dormitories. Students said the vandals are working for ‘influential illegal occupants.’ The area is tense but no unpleasant event has taken place so far, said Kotwali Police OC Md Moniruzzaman. Jagannath’s students began their scheduled ... Read More »

11-kilograms gold seized from car

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Sunday seized about 11 kilograms of gold and arrested a man after a private car was searched in capital Dhaka. The arrested man has been identified as Bijoy Sarker, 42. Operation Officer of RAB-3 Mohammad Anisuzzaman told that Sarker was arrested in front of the National Press Club in the afternoon. Read More »

Rajuk chairman denies graft in plot distribution

Dhaka – Rajuk chairman Nurul Huda on Thursday denied allegations of corruption in allotment of Rajuk-managed land. His denial came during nearly three hours of questioning by Anti Corruption Commission deputy director Jatan Kumar Roy at ACC office, sources at the anti-graft watchdog said. Read More »

JnU teachers-students vow to recover hall

Jagannath University Teachers’ Association (JnUTA) has announced to continue their agitation programme on the university campus until the recovery of its Tibet Hall occupied by an Awami League leader. JnUTA President Sarkar Akkas Ali and university Proctor Ashok Kumar Saha made the announcement from a human chain programme organised by the students and teachers at the Jatiya Press Club on ... Read More »

BCL men lock city restaurant for delayed service

Activists of Dhaka University’s Shahidullah Hall unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) locked a restaurant for two hours in the city’s Chankherpool area for delay in serving a BCL man. Witnesses said BCL activist Shahriar went to ‘Aftab Hotel and Restaurant’ in the afternoon to have his launch. Read More »

‘No pressure on ACC from govt, it probes graft of AL leaders’

Dhaka – The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) faces no interference from the government as it probes into graft allegations against some ruling party politicians, said ACC commissioner M Shahabuddin on Sunday. “If the government puts pressure on the anti-graft body, the ACC could not have summoned the MPs to face grilling,” he told reporters at the ACC head office. Read More »

50 hurt in clash: Remove DC, OC, say Jn Varsity teachers

Jagannath University Teachers Association (JnUTA) has issued 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw DC Lalbagh Harun-ur-Rashid and Kotwali OC Mohammad Moniruzzaman, following a clash between students and police over occupying a students’ hall that injured 50 people. The association president Akkas Ali on Sunday evening issued the ultimatum to the government. Earlier, a clash erupted between the university students and police during ... Read More »

Woman’s body found in Buriganga

Police recovered the body of an unidentified woman from the Buriganga river in Dhaka on Saturday. Keraniganj model thana officer-in-charge Md Shahjaman said local people found the floating body of the woman, aged about 35, near Potkajor Gudaraghat area around 5 pm and informed police. Read More »

3 Inqilab journalists granted bail

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Thursday granted bail to three journalist of the Daily Inqilab in a case filed with Wari Police Station under the Information and Communication Technology Act. Magistrate MA Salam of the CMM Court passed the order on a bond of Tk 10,000 each. Advocate Syed Ahmed Gazi filed the bail petitions on ... Read More »

Teenage girl, company employee murdered in city

Dhaka – In separate incidents, two people, including a teenage girl, have been murdered in the city’s Mirpur and Uttara areas. One of the deceased was identified as Rafiqul Islam, 44, a private company employee while the identity of the girl, aged around 15, could not be ascertained yet. Read More »

Court orders case against two police SIs

A Dhaka court on Thursday directed the Deputy Police Commissioner of Gulshan Zone in the capital to submit a report within a month in a case filed against two Sub-Inspectors of Police. The Sub-Inspectors are Md Israil and Sajal Kanti Hira of Bhatara Police Station in the city. Read More »

Two murdered in separate Keraniganj incidents

Keraniganj – Two people were murdered in separate incidents in Keraniganj on the on the outskirts of the capital on Tuesday.  A young man was killed by his younger brother over a family feud in Kaliganj Purbapara area in the evening. The deceased was identified as Yahiya Mohammad Ratan, 30, son of Mohammad Ibrahim of the area.  Locals said Ratan ... Read More »

Shahid Commissioner sent to jail

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Saidur Rahman alias Shahid Commissioner to jail after he was produced to the court on completion of a 5-day remand. City’s Gandaria Police Station SI and Investigation Officer (IO) of the case, Atiqur Rahman produced Shahid Commissioner to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate  (CMM) Court of Dhaka with a fresh ... Read More »

BSTI fines four bakeries in capital Tk 1.4 lakh

In a mobile court drive in the capital, the BSTI fined four companies Tk 140,000 for using textile dye and substandard fragrance in producing bread, biscuits, cake and chanachur.   The BSTI, in cooperation with the district administration, conducted the drive led by executive magistrate Amitabh Parag Talukder, says a BSTI press release. Read More »

Abul Kalam Azad made govt news agency BSS boss

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha – the state-run news agency. The Ministry of Public Administration issued a gazette notification regarding the appointment on Monday. Azad will hold the post, equivalent to the post of a secretary, for the next three years. Read More »

Robbers loot 250 tolas gold at Ashulia

Savar – Armed robbers stormed into a jewellery shop in Ashulia EPZ area here on Sunday evening and looted 250 tolas of gold ornament. Witnesses said a gang of 8-10 masked bandits swooped on ‘Pijus Jewellers’ situated at ‘Shamser Plaza’ at Balivadra Bazar around 7pm. Read More »

Muggers loot Tk 10 lakh injuring 2 in city

Dhaka – Muggers shot two employees of a ‘bKash’ agent and took away Tk 10 lakh from them near Kadam Fuara in the High Court area on Sunday. The injured were identified as M Sohag Khan, 28, and Doulat Gazi, 35, employees of bKash agent ‘Siddique Enterprise’ situated on the ground floor of the Supreme Court Bar Association Bhaban. Read More »

Policeman accused of extortion

An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of the Sutrapur Police Station has been accused of extorting money in public in Dhaka. ASI Saiful Islam had allegedly extorted various sums from pedestrians in Old Dhaka after frisking them on Wednesday evening. He behaved rudely with two journalists, including the Correspondent, when approached. Ataur Rahman, a pedestrian, said he was stopped by Islam ... Read More »

Zubair murder accused threaten more killing: Report

A police investigation report submitted to the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 on Monday claimed that the allegation of the assault and threat of murder on two Jahangirnagar University (JU) students by six of the accused killers of Zubair Ahmed, a student of English department of the university, was found authentic. Read More »

8 fake DB men held in city

Police on Monday arrested eight fake Detective Branch(DB) of police personnel from Banasree area in the city.   Police also recovered one country made pipe-gun, two wireless sets, a handcuff and a microbus. Read More »