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War trial: Mir Quasem verdict Sunday

War trial: Mir Quasem verdict Sunday

A tribunal in Dhaka today fixed Sunday for delivering the judgement in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali. Quasem, the alleged chief of Chittagong Al-Badr, an auxiliary force of Pakistani army, faces 14 charges, including murders, committed in Chittagong city between November and December 16, 1971. If convicted, Quasem, who is...

One held with 9kg gold in Ctg airport

One held with 9kg gold in Ctg airport

Customs intelligence officials detained a person and seized 82 gold bars weighing 9.564 kilogrammes from his possession at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong today. The detainee Mohammad Hussain, 29, a resident of Anwara upazila in Chittagong, came here by a flight from Dubai that landed at the airport around 10.30am, reports our Chittagong...

'TERROR FUND' FROM LONDON

Govt official among 4 sued

Govt official among 4 sued

Chittagong police have sued four people including an education ministry official for receiving Tk 19 crore fund from London for their alleged attempt to strengthen militant activities in the country. The accused are: Abul Kalam Azad, assistant director of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education; Shahjahan Maijbhandari, general secretary of Maijbhandar Sharif Shahi Mosque...

Avengers: Age of Ultron scene shot in Chittagong?

Avengers: Age of Ultron scene shot in Chittagong?

When Nicholas Simon, a Hollywood producer (from Indochina Productions) came to Bangladesh earlier this year and very nondescriptly shot a few scenes for a Hollywood film at the Chittagong shipyard, he told The Daily Star in he could not reveal the name of the film, because of a confidentiality clause. However, close followers...

Woman kills husband, buries under house

Woman kills husband, buries under house

A woman was arrested this morning on charges of killing her husband and burying him under their house in Raozan upazila of Chittagong. The body of Dudu Mia, 40, driver of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw, was dug out around 10:00am after his wife Shahnaj Begum, 25, confessed to killing her husband during an interrogation by the law enforcers, said Md Shahidullah, additional superintendent of Chittagong police (north). “Another man named Bablu, 25, has been arrested in connection with the incident. He also admitted his involvement in the killing during primary interrogation.” “Dudu was stabbed to death following family dispute around 10 days ago at his Daksinsatta residence of Chikdair Union. Bablu helped bury...

Mastermind of G4S vault heist held

Mastermind of G4S vault heist held

A day into the recovery of Tk 2.99 crore looted from the office of a security service company in Chittagong, Rapid Action Battalion personnel detained its mastermind from Rangamati this morning. Arrestee Shahidul Haque alias Shanta, 24, hailed from Narsingdi Sadar upazila, was a security guard of security service company G4S in the port...

‘JMB bomb threat’ at Ctg court

‘JMB bomb threat’ at Ctg court

Security was beefed up at Chittagong court building after a bomb threat was received from an anonymous caller this morning. The caller told a lawyer, Manas Kumar Das, that the building would be blown away by the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Mohiuddin Selim, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, told The Daily...

Raped, girl takes own life in Ctg

Raped, girl takes own life in Ctg

An 18-year-old garment worker took her own life in Chittagong city yesterday allegedly after being stalked and raped by three stalkers including a distant relative. Md Sharif, father of the deceased, filed a case against the trio under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act today, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Hailing from Anwara upazila in...

JCD leader killed in Ctg

JCD leader killed in Ctg

Miscreants chopped to death a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader in Mirsharai upazila of Chittagong Thursday evening. A group of 6-7 unidentified people chopped dead Adil Mahmud Chowdhury, 35, convener of the upazila unit JCD, student wing of BNP, in Bhorer Bazar area of Shayerkhali union around 9:30am, Manjurul Islam, the party's Chittagong (North)...

Hudhud turns into very severe cyclonic storm

Hudhud turns into very severe cyclonic storm

The severe cyclonic storm Hudhud over the West Central Bay and adjoining East Central Bay moved slightly northwestwards and intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm (ecp 984 hpa) over the same area. High alert on 'Hudhud' sounded along coastal Bengal http://t.co/957F1wgaXw — dna (@dna) October 9, 2014 It was centered at 6:00pm today about 975...

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