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Narayanganj

Home so far away!

Home so far away!

As the time of spending the happiest days of the year came, 18 souls could not make it to their destinations this Eid-ul-Fitr. At least 18 people have died in road crashes in Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Tangail, Noakhali and Bhola during the Eid holiday. Four of them were killed in a road accident as a private...

Most garment makers clear wages, bonuses

After much dilly-dallying by owners, most workers of around 500 garment factories finally got their wages and bonuses yesterday. Once the fruit of their sweat was in their hands with Eid only a day or two away, they set out in no time to celebrate the biggest religious festival with their near and dear ones back home away from the capital. “I received 15-days' salary of this month and bonus,” said Mohammad Tamijuddin, a senior operator of a Narayanganj-based knitwear factory,...

2 minors killed in Narayanganj road crash

2 minors killed in Narayanganj road crash

Two children were killed and 35 injured as a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a roadside pond in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj this morning. The deceased are two-year-old Shahin, son of Hossain Miah and six-month-old Nasima, daughter of Bakul Miah of Kishoreganj district, reports our Narayanganj upazila. Police and witnesses said the...

Couple found dead in Narayanganj

A couple was found dead at their house in Narayanganj Sadar upazila today. The deceased are Shamim Miah, 30, of Lamapara in Fatullah and his wife Sumana Islam, 25, a garment worker. Informed by locals, law enforcers rushed to the spot and recovered the hanging body of Shamim from their rented house around 11:00am, reports our Narayanganj correspondent. They also recovered the body of Sumana lying on the floor, police said. Police suspect that Shamim, a carpenter, might have committed suicide after killing...

INQUIRY INTO NARAYANGANJ 7-MURDER

Govt plea seeking CID's exclusion rejected

Govt plea seeking CID's exclusion rejected

The High Court today turned down a government petition asking for excluding the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police from probing into the Narayanganj seven-murder. While passing the order, the HC slightly modified its previous order, tasking CID only with running an inquiry into the gruesome abduction and murder of seven people in April,...

7-murder culprits identified: Probe body

7-murder culprits identified: Probe body

The government-formed committee has claimed to have identified culprits behind the sensational seven murders in Narayanganj. Deputy Secretary of law ministry Mizanur Rahman Khan, also a member of the committee, disclosed this today after submitting a progress report on their investigation into the murders to the attorney general’s (AG) office. Earlier in the day, the...

CROSS TALK

Shameem Osman and his dog-whistle politics

SHAMEEM Osman, the rowdy lawmaker from Narayanganj, may not be familiar with the above term but that's exactly what he did on June 26 when he compared journalists with dogs and called their employers thieves. Dog-whistle politics is a type of political messaging that employs coded language, appearing to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup. The term is derived from an analogy to dog whistles,...

India to deport Nur Hossain: Minister

India to deport Nur Hossain: Minister

India has agreed to deport Nur Hossain, the prime accused in Narayanganj seven-murder case, the foreign minister told the parliament today. "I can gladly tell you (lawmaker) that we are going to send a letter to India requesting it to send back Nur Hossain to Bangladesh as India has already expressed its eagerness to...

Rab back on street patrolling

Rab back on street patrolling

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today started patrolling streets again to maintain the law and order across the country, including the capital. The elite force was also checking and searching suspected vehicles and people setting up check-posts at different strategic points. When contacted, Director (Media and Legal Wing) of Rab Headquarters Wing Commander Habibur...

Withdraw indecent comments

The Editors' Council has strongly condemned the indecent language used by ruling Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman against journalists. Urging Shamim to immediately withdraw his indecent comments, the council in a statement yesterday said no intimidation can create obstacles for newsmen pursuing journalism in a courageous and neutral manner. “It is beyond imagination that a common citizen can make such indecent remarks, let alone a lawmaker,” read the statement signed by Golam Sarwar, president of the council. The council, it added, believes...

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