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Narayanganj

Dhaka to press for return of Nur Hossain

Bangladesh is likely to request New Delhi to hand over Nur Hossain, the alleged mastermind of the seven murders in Narayanganj, at the three-day long home secretary-level talks between Bangladesh and India beginning today.   The meeting is also expected to address issues like cross-border crimes, land boundary agreement and killing along the border.   The secretary-level meeting, 15th of its kind between the two countries, will be held at Hotel Sonargoan.   Indian Home Secretary Anil Goswami and Senior Bangladesh Home Secretary Mozammel Haque...

Imam Murder

3 suspects held

Three suspects including a woman were detained in Narayanganj and Comilla yesterday over the murder of Sheikh Nurul Islam Faruqi, imam of Supreme Court Jame Masjid. Police rounded up Mahmuda Khatun, 50, and Shariful Islam, 32, in Rupganj upazila, said Abdul Momin, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station in the capital. Mahmuda works at the tailor shop owned by Shariful. She had visited the slain imam's house on the fateful day. Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police picked up another suspect Yusuf from pourashava area...

5 more Rab men remanded in 7-murder case

5 more Rab men remanded in 7-murder case

A Narayanganj court today placed five personnel of Rapid Action Battalion-11 on an eight-day remand after they were arrested and produced before it in connection with the sensational seven murders. Senior Judicial Magistrate Chandni Rupam granted the remand after police produced them before the court with 10-day remand prayers in the case filed by...

6 walk to gallows for killing Narayanganj trader

6 walk to gallows for killing Narayanganj trader

A Narayanganj court today sentenced six people to death and another to life term imprisonment for killing a businessman in Siddhirganj upazila in 2009. The condemned convicts were identified as Swapan, Nazmul, Masum, Aminul Islam, Sajjad Alam Dollar and Zakir Hossain. The lifer is identified as Sadia. According to the prosecution, the convicts picked up Rafique Bhuiyan from his house in Siddhirganj on June 3, 2009 as a sequel to previous enmity. Rafique’s body was recovered from a water body in the area on the following day. Later, victim’s brother Ratan Bhuiyan filed a case against the seven people. After examining the records and witnesses, Judge of Narayanganj Additional District and Session Judge’s Court-1 Mamunur...

Urban land use in Narayanganj

NARAYANGANJ City grew in importance during the British colonial period as a river-port for inter-regional and international trade. In the recent past, it underwent rapid industrialisation, which has led to growing urbanisation to accommodate the increasing number of workers. But most of this has taken place in an unplanned manner. Current land-use pattern in Narayanganj is skewed towards economic purposes. This, coupled with associated informal intermediation in urban land-use, is squeezing social function of urban land and making the...

Flood heading for Dhaka from North

Flood heading for Dhaka from North

The monsoonal flood is heading for the capital from the north, after affecting several lakh people in 12 northern districts over the past few days. Water levels of 13 rivers are already flowing above the danger level in northern and northeastern regions, and the onrushing flood is likely to submerge some of the low-lying...

15 workers hurt in clash with cops

15 workers hurt in clash with cops

At least 15 people were injured when Partex Group workers, who blocked Dhaka-Chitagong highway demanding a hike in their salaries, clashed with the law enforcers in Bandar upazila of Narayanganj this morning. Transport movement on the highway remained suspended for an hour following the clash, reports our Narayanganj correspondent Several hundreds of workers put barricade...

Nazrul’s wife wins NCC Ward-2 by-polls

Nazrul’s wife wins NCC Ward-2 by-polls

Selina Islam Beauty, wife of slain Narayanganj City Corporation panel mayor and councillor Nazrul Islam, won the by-election to Ward-2 of the NCC today. Contesting the polls with the lion symbol, Selina got 5,266 votes while her nearest contender secured 1,958 votes, according to the official results declared in the afternoon. In total, 7,775 out...

Ivy aide knows better about 7-murder: Shamim Osman

Ivy aide knows better about 7-murder: Shamim Osman

Ruling party lawmaker of Narayanganj Shamim Osman suggested quizzing a close aide of Narayanganj Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy to dig out the fact about the grisly abduction and murder of the seven persons in April. Osman, a staunch political rival of Ivy, made the suggestion to interrogate Abu Sufian while talking to journalists after giving deposition before a government-formed committee probing the seven-murder. The Awami League leader reached at the public administration ministry in the capital around 11:30am and gave his three-hour deposition before the committee. Osman’s comments came a day after Ivy said the criminal godfathers of Narayanganj city were involved in the seven-murder. She was talking to reporters after giving...

Godfathers involved: Ivy

Godfathers involved: Ivy

Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy today alleged that godfathers in the city were involved in the gruesome seven-murder. She told this to media after giving her deposition to a probe body formed to investigate the seven-murder case at the Secretariat office of public administration ministry in the capital this noon. "Everybody of Narayanganj...

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