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4.2kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 1 held

4.2kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 1 held

Customs officials detained a man along with 4.2 kg gold hidden in his shoes and undergarments from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport today. The 36 gold bars worth about Tk 2.2 crore were found from Anis Mia, 23, a resident of Chittagong, after searching his body, said Umme Nahida Akter, an assistant director of...

Two brothers killed in Ctg

Two brothers killed in Ctg

Unidentified assailants beat and stabbed two brothers to death at Chandgaon in the port city when they were returning home after attending a namaz-e-janaza of a relative on Friday night.   The dead are Faridul Alam, 45, and Abu Siddique, 42, sons of Abdus Sabur in Chandgaon area. They were timber merchants by profession. Two timber...

Arrest orders for Tarique in 2 defamation cases

Arrest orders for Tarique in 2 defamation cases

Arrest warrants were issued against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in two separate defamation cases filed in Dhaka and Gopalganj for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar’. In Dhaka, Metropolitan Magistrate Waez Kuruni Khan Chowdhury passed the arrest order after taking the case into cognisance. The court also asked the officer-in-charge of Paltan...

6 killed as bus rams auto-rickshaw in Ctg

6 killed as bus rams auto-rickshaw in Ctg

Six people were killed as a bus crashed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Satkania upazila of Chittagong this evening. The accident took place around 5:50pm in Pathanerpool area, Khaled Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Satkania Police Station, told The Daily Star Online.  He said five died on the spot while the sixth succumbed to his injuries...

Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

Wild elephants trample 3 in Satkania

Wild elephants trample 3 in Satkania

A herd of wild elephants trampled at least three people today during a daylong face-off with villagers in Keochia union of Satkania upazila in Chittagong. The dead were identified as Mahbubul Alam Talukder, 45, son of Abul Hossain Talukder, Md Shakil, 13, son of Md Forkan, and Md Shahadat, 30, son of Amir Hosain. Khaled...

11 Ctg Wasa staff suspended

11 Ctg Wasa staff suspended

Eleven officials and employees of Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) have been suspended on charges of corruption and irregularities. The suspended staff are: Ashique Mahmud Choudhury, an assistant engineer, Shahidul Islam, a sub-assistant engineer, Abdur Rahim, an overseer, drivers -- Altaf Ali, Abdur Rab, Md Shahjamal and Amanat Khan and helpers --Md...

Tazreen owner sent to jail in fraud case

Tazreen owner sent to jail in fraud case

A Chittagong court today sent Tazreen Fashions owner Delwar Hossain to jail in a case filed for misappropriating money by fraud. Metropolitan Magistrate Syed Mashfiqul Islam passed the order after he surrendered before the court seeking bail in the case this afternoon. According to court sources, Tazreen Fashions bought accessories worth Tk 44.43 lakh in...

Status quo on construction of CCC mayor’s house

Status quo on construction of CCC mayor’s house

The High Court today directed the authorities concerned to maintain status quo on the construction of a house for Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) mayor by cutting hills at the city’s Tigerpass area for the next seven days. In response to a writ petition, the court also ordered the deputy commissioner of Chittagong and director...

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