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CU teachers observe 1-hr strike Sept 13-16

ATTACK ON TEACHERS

CU teachers observe 1-hr strike Sept 13-16

Teachers of Chittagong University will observe a one-hour work abstention for four days commencing from Saturday in condemnation of the attack carried out on their colleagues allegedly by Islami Chhatra Shibir activists. The teachers demanded immediate identification of the perpetrators and their expulsion from the university. They also demanded that those responsible for the...

Construction worker shot by extortionists in Dhaka

Construction worker shot by extortionists in Dhaka

Failing to realise toll from a construction firm owner, extortionists shot and injured a worker in Tejkunipara of Dhaka today. Harun-ur-Rashid, 50, was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital with bullet injuries on his right knee and left foot, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. Two armed criminals entered the under-construction building of Avenue Builders...

8 days in jail for no crime

A man who was arrested and imprisoned for eight days for a crime he did not commit was released yesterday after the plaintiff told a local court of his mistaken identity. A CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver, Md Jasim Uddin was freed from Chittagong Central Jail following an order by Judge Md Zakir Hossain of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2. The court also sought an explanation at the earliest from Md Shajahan, officer-in-charge of Lohagara Police Station, on the arrest. The police in...

Khilgaon robbery victims stalked for a week, says ‘mastermind’

Khilgaon robbery victims stalked for a week, says ‘mastermind’

The muggers involved in the murder of a man and snatching away of Tk 38 lakh in Khilgaon of Dhaka were stalking the victims for a week before carrying out the crime. The information was revealed today by police at a press conference hours after the “mastermind” of the mugging was arrested from the...

4 held over Moghbazar mugging

4 held over Moghbazar mugging

Detectives have detained four alleged muggers on charges of looting Tk 31 lakh in broad daylight at Moghbazar in Dhaka last month. Detective Branch of police nabbed them in overnight drives at different parts of Dhaka including Rampura and Gulistan area, an official of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) media centre said seeking anonymity. The arrestees are Abul Kalam Hawlader, Khalilur Rahman, Golam Sarowar and Nayan. On August 19, muggers took away around Tk 31 lakh from five employees of a distributor of Akij Group after spraying them with bullets and blasting several crude bombs at Moghbazar....

One more accused held over Moghbazar triple murder

One more accused held over Moghbazar triple murder

Detectives today arrested another accused in the case filed in connection with the sensational triple murder in Moghbazar of Dhaka. “A team of Detective Branch of police arrested Arif Hawlader from Demra last night,” said Mahfuzur Rhaman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said today. On August 28, a group of upto 21...

Outsider's body found hanging at Dhaka College

Outsider's body found hanging at Dhaka College

The body of an outsider was found hanging from a window at the academic building of Dhaka College in New Market area of the capital this morning. Informed by the college students, police recovered the hanging body of Salimullah, 35, said Jahirul Islam, a sub-inspector of New Market Police Station. Salimullah was not a student...

Rewards for crime and our politics

THOSE of us who have grown up with the maxim that crime does not pay have to live with a new paradigm that crime does pay and pays handsomely in riches and political power. A time comes when old order and values are washed away by new realities and people who create these realities, and we have to get accustomed to these however repugnant they are. This is not the statement of a cynic, but of any realist who...

Easy To Be Rich In N'ganj

Politics, crime go hand in hand

Growing industrialisation and business opportunities came to Narayanganj both as a blessing and a curse. As it changed the lot of many in the port town, it also paved way for the criminalisation of the politics which robbed the city of safety and peace. With the economic activities booming, the politics of Narayanganj, which was once known for the tolerance and peaceful coexistence among the followers of different leaders and political ideologies, turned into an example of corrupt, murderous, anti-people...

Beware of 'clay phone'

Beware of 'clay phone'

In many parts of Dhaka, you may have come across scamsters or junkies trying to allure you with glossy mobile phone sets at unbelievably cheap prices. Hold on, you might want to curb your greed after reading this. A bank cleric's eyes got glued on some cellphone sets displayed on a footpath at Farmgate....

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