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43 Bangladeshis held while entering India illegally

43 Bangladeshis held while entering India illegally

The Bangladesh border guards today rescued 43 locals including fifteen women and eight children from Satkhira and Jessore at three bordering points of the districts while they were being trafficked into India today. They were all lured by traffickers in search for jobs, our Satkhira and Benapole correspondents report quoting Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB)...

Coast guard foils illegal migration attempt

Bangladesh Coast Guard early yesterday seized a Malaysia-bound engine-run wooden trawler and detained 17 Bangladeshis, including a human trafficker, from it in Moheshkhali channel near Najirartek of Cox's Bazar. The illegal migrants, hailing from Narsingdi, Khulna, Satkhira, Jhenidah, Sirajganj, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar, were handed over to Cox's Bazar Model Police Station following the detention . Coast guard says the trafficker, Arif, 30, of Cox's Bazar's Kutubdia upazila, took Tk 10,000 to Tk 20,000 from each person to get them...

Indian coal block allocations 'illegal'

India's top court ruled yesterday that all coal block allocations made by the government between 1993 and 2009 were illegal, throwing the already energy-starved country's power sector into turmoil. The court said there were "legal flaws" in the process of awarding coal blocks in India, which relies on the black fuel for two-thirds of its power generation. The allocation of coal mines has long been beset by allegations of corruption, which came to the fore under the previous Congress government in...

Letters to the editor

Tuba workers pay dearly for their strike

Tuba workers pay dearly for their strike

The owner of Tuba group has closed down five of his factories on the plea that the workers observed an ''illegal'' strike. This means the 1500 workers of those factories have become jobless overnight. They have already suffered a lot because of the owner's delay in paying three months' outstanding salaries plus Eid...

Saudi police detain 400

The Saudi police in raids arrested around 400 undocumented expatriates from the south of the capital Riyadh in the last two days. The crackdown against the illegal foreigners began on Thursday, and the majority of the arrestees were African nationals, reported Arab News yesterday. "The arrestees were rounded up for various offences, such as overstaying their visas, running away from sponsors and looking for employment under the pretext of being on a 'free visa'," the daily said quoting a police official...

Condition for recognition proves govt's 'illegality': Fakhrul

Condition for recognition proves govt's 'illegality': Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that the government itself has proved illegal by setting up a precondition of recognition from BNP for dialogue. “We are eager to hold talks with the government to eradicate the prevailing political stalemate though it is illegal constitutionally,” the BNP spokesperson said. He was addressing...

Dhaka-Aricha Highway

No battery-run rickshaws now

Illegal battery-run auto-rickshaws have stopped plying the busy Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar area after Communications Minister Obaidul Quader intervened a week ago . Quader, who was visiting Savar, observed that a huge number auto-rickshaws running on the highway caused traffic jam there. The minister expressed his anger at the local administration and immediately ordered them to stop the vehicles from plying the highway. “These vehicles can run on link roads but not on the highway, I do not want to see...

HC asks govt explanation over security of 45 Gazipur blind families

HC asks govt explanation over security of 45 Gazipur blind families

The High Court today issued a rule upon the government to explain in two weeks why it should not be directed to ensure security of 45 blind families in Gazipur and to protect them from illegal occupation. In the rule, the court also asked the government's explanation as to why it should not be...

Family business source of wealth: Bodi

Family business source of wealth: Bodi

Awami League lawmaker Abdul Rahman Bodi, who faced ACC's three-hour interrogation for accumulating a huge amount of wealth during a short period, claimed today that family business was the sources of his wealth. Bodi, lawmaker from Cox's Bazar-4 constituency, revealed the information to reporters emerging from the Segunbagicha office of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). During a...

Shahid commissioner held with firearms in capital

Shahid commissioner held with firearms in capital

Rab personnel arrested Saidur Rahman Shahid, known as Shahid commissioner, at his Gendaria residence in the capital early today and seized four firearms from his possession. Shahid, a former commissioner of ward No. 47 of Dhaka City Corporation (South) (ward No. 84 before the split of DCC), is accused in a number of cases...

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