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Eid Season Crimes

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Fake money floods South-West region

Counterfeit currency racketeers have become active in the south-western region, including Khulna, ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. Taking advantage of the rush of Eid shopping, the gangs are spreading fake notes of different denominations at markets through their agents. A number of traders in Khulna city alleged that fake money makers are supplying the huge amount of notes at different markets taking advantage of the Eid when people hardly have chances to check each and every note they handle. Some of the traders have...

Graft, Misconduct Within Judiciary

Published Date: July 28, 2014
CJ decides to send 3 judges into forced retirement

Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain at a full court meeting of the High Court judges has decided to send three lower court judges into forced retirement for committing misconduct and corruption while discharging duties. The judges are Chairman of First Labour Court of Chittagong and former District and Sessions Judge of Dhaka AKM Ishtiaque Hossain, Additional District Judge of Jessore Mizanur Rahman, and Joint District Judge of Lalmonirhat Salauddin Md Akram. Supreme Court Registrar AKM Shamsul Islam yesterday told The Daily...

Israel's Attack On Gaza

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Urdu speakers in Bangladesh urge permanent ceasefire

Minority Council of Urdu Speaking People of Indian Origin in Bangladesh has urged the UN to intervene and lift the siege on Gaza and broker a permanent ceasefire. The council formed a human chain in front of the United Nations office in Agargaon in the capital yesterday protesting Israel's 20-day long military attack on Gaza, which left more  than 1,000 people dead, said a press release. Later, the council submitted a written petition to the local UN office addressed to UN...

Himu Murder Case

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Two accused get bail

A Chittagong court yesterday granted bail to two accused in the Himu murder case. The court passed the order after the accused -- Shah Selim Tipu and Md Shahadat Hossain Saju -- surrendered before the court and sought bail, said Ayub Khan, special public prosecutor (PP) of the tribunal. Meanwhile, defence lawyers moved a time petition for another accused -- Jahedul Islam Shawon -- on the grounds of sickness, he said On July 16, the case was shifted to the tribunal...

Arrears, Eid Bonus

Published Date: July 28, 2014
RMG workers of 2 Savar units still not paid

Workers of a garment factory in Ashulia of Savar demonstrated yesterday demanding arrears and Eid-ul-Fitr bonus as the factory authorities are yet to pay them even though the festival is just one to two days away. Workers of Fantasy Sweater Ltd went to the factory yesterday to find it shut. They then demonstrated at the factory gate demanding salaries for the months of June and July and Eid bonus. The factory authorities could not be reached despite several attempts by The...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Congregation at National Eidgah at 8:30am

The main congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr will be held at the Jatiya Eidgah near the High Court Mazar in the capital at 8:30am, said a press release of Islamic Foundation. Khatib of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Professor Maulana Mohammad Salah Uddin will conduct the main Eid congregation as the main Imam while Mufti Maulana Mohammad Abdullah will be there as alternative Imam, according to the press release. Besides, five Eid congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque like previous years....

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Youth beaten to death 'by mob'

A youth was beaten to death by a mob in the capital yesterday during a mugging incident, claimed police. Sazzad Hossain Robin, 30, was lynched when he was "trying to snatch Tk 1.30 lakh from a sales representative of bKash" at Wari in the capital yesterday morning, said police. However, Robin's father Saifur Rahman, alleged that his son, a Jubo Dal leader, was not a mugger rather police killed him in a planned way. Robin ran a decorator's shop and owned...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Road crashes kill 10, injure 11 countrywide

Ten people were killed and 11 others injured in road accidents in the country yesterday and Saturday. Our Cox's Bazar correspondent reports, two persons were killed and four others injured when a microbus fell into a roadside ditch in Shoajania at Chakaria upazila in the district. The dead were Md Shahjahan, 30, and Pushpo Bhala Pal, 60, of Cox's Bazar Sadar upazila. Our Netrakona correspondent reports, Tapashi Rani Saha, 35, died after a truck hit her on Netrakona-Mohonganj road at Banlabazar in Netrakona...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
Hannan, Quayes, Shameem new envoys to UK, Brazil, Switzerland

Hannan, Quayes, Shameem new envoys to UK, Brazil, Switzerland

The government has decided to appoint Md Abdul Hannan, currently serving as the Bangladeshi ambassador to Switzerland and permanent representative to the UN Offices in Geneva and Vienna, as the new high commissioner to the UK. Meanwhile, the government also has decided to appoint former foreign secretary, Mohamed Mijarul Quayes, currently serving as Bangladeshi...

Published Date: July 28, 2014
DB arrests 3 kidnappers

The Detective Branch (DB) of Police has arrested three kidnappers and rescued two victims in separate drives in Tongi. The arrestees are Sohel Rana Sumon, 30, Mohammad Mintu, 32, and Parveen, 45. Mintu and Parveen had kidnapped a woman and confined her to a house in Tongi, said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), at a press briefing at DMP media centre yesterday. The victim had gone missing on May 6 from the capital's Dakkhinkhan. Later, her father filed...