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1.7kg gold seized at Ctg airport

1.7kg gold seized at Ctg airport

Customs officials seized 14 gold bars worth around Tk 70 lakh from two people at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong late yesterday night. The gold was seized from two passengers identified as Md Sabuj from Comilla and Golam Morshed from Raozan of Chittagong, said Othelo Chowdhury, assistant commissioner of the airport customs. Officials seized...

3 Ctg cops among five sued for extortion

3 Ctg cops among five sued for extortion

Five people including three police officers were sued on charges of demanding extortion to a man after detaining his three children in Chittagong. The accused are Assistant Commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police Mahmuda Khanam, two Sub-inspectors --  Md Khaled Uddin and Fafizul Islam -- of Chatgaon Police Station and two others -- Jalal Uddin...

5 Shibir men held for attacking CU teachers

5 Shibir men held for attacking CU teachers

Police arrested five activists of Chittagong University unit Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, this afternoon following crude bomb attack on the university’s teachers. At least 15 teachers sustained injuries as Shibir activists allegedly hurled crude bombs targeting two university buses carrying the teachers near the campus this morning. The arrestees are Md Akteruzzaman,...

Ctg battery-run rickshaw owners block highway for 2hrs

Ctg battery-run rickshaw owners block highway for 2hrs

Owners and drivers of battery-run auto-rickshaws today blocked Dhaka-Chittagong highway for over two hours protesting a government move to stop plying of the illegal vehicles on the Chittagong city streets. Vehicular movements in City Gate area that remain suspended following the blockade became normal after the agitators withdrew the blockade around 1:30pm, reports our...

13.5kg gold seized at Ctg airport

13.5kg gold seized at Ctg airport

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detained a passenger with gold bars and ornaments weighing 13.515 kilogrammes while he was coming out of Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city of Chittagong this evening. Belal Uddin, 26, of Chakaria upazila in Cox’s Bazar, was carrying 115 gold bars and 175 gram gold ornaments worth...

Dhaka to seek 4-5 years’ aid package

During the Japanese prime minister's Dhaka visit, Bangladesh may formally place a comprehensive development plan, including Japanese assistance for the next four to five years. The Prime Minister's Office has directed the Economic Relations Division to prepare the plan, said officials at the finance and planning ministry. Japan could make commitments of around $6 billion for the next five years. The money would cover development plan for southern Chittagong and Cox's Bazar and the expansion of Matarbari deep sea port. Japan...

3 boys drown in Ctg canal

3 boys drown in Ctg canal

Three boys drowned in a canal in Lohagara upazila of Chittagong this afternoon. The boys drowned when they playing on the bank of the canal named Jamchhari Khal around 1:30pm, said Kefayet Ullah, inspector (investigation) of Lohagara Police Station. He said locals later recovered the bodies, reports our Chittagong correspondent. The deceased are Md Sabbir, 7,...

28kg gold found at Ctg airport

28kg gold found at Ctg airport

Customs officials recovered 240 gold bars weighing around 28 kilogrammes from a flight at Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city of Chittagong this evening. The flight of Regent Airways from Bangkok landed at the airport at 6:30pm, reports our Chittagong correspondent. On information, the officials searched the flight and found the gold bars...

144 Ctg Jamaat men charged with attacking cops

144 Ctg Jamaat men charged with attacking cops

Police today pressed charges against 144 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir for attacking law enforcers in the port city of Chittagong in 2012. The defendants have also been charged with snatching around 20 rounds of bullet from police and vandalising a police vehicle on November 18, 2012,...

5.75kh gold seized in capital

5.75kh gold seized in capital

Lawmen today arrested one person and seized 5.75 kilogram of gold worth around Tk 2.85 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital. Customs officials recovered 4.5 kilogram of gold from an unclaimed trolley bag at the airport. An unknown passenger of a Fly Dubai flight from Dubai around 12:10pm...

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