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2 killed in Narsingdi road crash

2 killed in Narsingdi road crash

Two people were killed this morning as a bus rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Shibpur upazila of Narsingdi. The deceased were Khokon Miah, 27, the auto-rickshaw driver and its passenger Meherun Nesha, 24, reports our Narsinghdi correspondent quoting police. The road mishap took place when a Brahmanbaria bound bus of Kajal...

27 shot in Natore village clash

27 shot in Natore village clash

At least 30 people were injured, including 27 with gunshot wounds, in a clash between two rival groups of local villagers this morning in Singra upazila of Natore. Among the injured, Babu Sardar, Khuku Moni, and Jahanara Begum were rushed to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital in critical condition, our Natore correspondent reports quoting police. Identities of all could not be ascertained immediately. Locals said of a long rivalry had been going on between supporters of Saiful Islam and Amjad Mollah over establishing supremacy in Berabari area. They are said to be supporters of Awami League. Followers of Saiful besieged Amjad’s house and began firing gun shots indiscriminately around 8:00am, locals said. 30...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

12 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

12 rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued 12 Bangladeshi fortune seekers from being trafficked into Malaysia from Moheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar early today. They were held from a house, where the fortune seekers gathered to set off for Malaysia, in a raid conducted through the Badarkhali channel around 1:30am, our Cox’s Bazar correspondent reports quoting a...

5 CU BCL activists, 60 others sued

5 CU BCL activists, 60 others sued

Police today sued five leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling party’s student front, of Chittagong unit along with 60 anonymous others in an arms case. The lawsuit was filed after lethal weapons – one shotgun, five cartridges, and 30 other weapons – were seized in last night’s crackdown in the campus’...

10 held with firearms in Dhaka, police say

10 held with firearms in Dhaka, police say

Detective police today claimed detention of 10 people with firearms and sharp weapons from Mugda and Rampura areas of the capital city Dhaka. They were held with a pistol, three rounds bullets, three machetes, two microbuses and a private car last night, a message from the Detective Branch (DB) issued to the media said. Further...

Police attacked, accused snatched away in Mymensingh

Police attacked, accused snatched away in Mymensingh

Unidentified assailants attacked a police convoy, stabbed two policemen and snatched away a man accused of a tree felling case today in Muktagacha upazila of Mymensingh. The incident took place in Chandpur area around 12:30pm, reports our Mymensingh correspondent quoting Kamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Muktagacha Police Staion. Two policemen, Shahinoor and Rezaul Karim, assistant sub-inspectors...

Pirate bay goes offline after raid

Pirate bay goes offline after raid

The Pirate Bay, arguably the most well-known website for accessing pirated content, has been taken offline following a raid in Sweden. Swedish police seized servers in Stockholm after a complaint was filed by a group targeting internet crime. It is the first time in several years the site has been taken offline rather than simply...

More than 200 freed in Nigeria mass jailbreak

More than 200 freed in Nigeria mass jailbreak

Gunmen have freed more than 200 prisoners in Nigeria's latest jailbreak, police said Sunday. Police recaptured at least 10 escapees from the medium security prison at Tunga, in central Niger state, by Sunday morning, said Deputy Superintendent Ibrahim Gambari. Saturday's attack was the third in the past two months in the West African nation, where...

40 crude bombs seized in Patuakhali

40 crude bombs seized in Patuakhali

Members of elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) recovered 40 handmade crude bombs from a local market in Patuakhali district town last night. Upon intelligence, a Rab 8 team seized the crude bombs from Shially bazar on the Patuakhali-Barisal highway around 11:30pm, reports our Patuakhali correspondent quoting Md Faizul Islam, commander of the camp...

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