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Rescue of Jihad

The failed attempt to rescue the 4-year old Jihad trapped inside a well of “undetermined” depth in Shahjahanpur is a stark reminder of the failure of the guardians of the people to protect and save their charges from unforeseen dangers. During the 23-hour operation, the rescuers could not find Jihad. A lifeless Jihad was finally lifted out of the well by three good Samaritans using a non-high tech device fabricated by them. “From what we have seen from the footage...

Editorial

Botched rescue effort of Jihad

WE are shocked at the sad fate of the four-year old Jihad. And our grief has been further intensified by the callous and insensitive behaviour of the government agencies involved in the rescue effort. Not only was it totally messed up by the Fire Brigade, the handling of the situation, the behaviour and utterances of persons in positions of responsibility, including the state minister for home also confounded the situation. To say the least, the rescue effort was unplanned and...

Rescue or fiasco?

Could Jihad have been rescued alive had the authorities been a little more serious about pulling him up? This question was in the air since the recovery of his body yesterday afternoon. Venting grievances at State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Fire Service officials for doubting Jihad's presence inside the well after a borehole camera's failure to locate the kid, relatives and neighbours believe the four-year-old could have been saved “had the rescuers not wasted time”. Around 6:00pm Friday,...

Kidnapped college girl rescued

Kidnapped college girl rescued

Law enforcers today rescued the female student of Cambrian School and College who was kidnapped from Uttara area in the capital last night.  The 17-year-old college student was rescued from elsewhere in the capital this morning, Naznin Nahar, duty officer of Uttara East Police Station told The Daily Star without giving any details. Mother of...

13 rescued Bangladeshis return from Iran

13 rescued Bangladeshis return from Iran

Thirteen Bangladeshi workers, who were rescued by Iranian police from human traffickers, returned home this morning. A man allegedly involved in trafficking the 13 victims has also been brought back to the country. The rescued are: Mazharul Islam, Ajgar Ali, Jewel Rana, Ali Ahmed, Didarul Alam, Zakir Sarder, Mohammad Ali, Modasser Majumder, Ali Akbar, Akhter...

Man rescued from DU dorm 13 hrs after abduction

Man rescued from DU dorm 13 hrs after abduction

Police today rescued a mobile recharge shop owner from Dhaka University's Jagannath Hall, 13 hours after he was abducted by a group of people allegedly led by deputy sports secretary of BCL central committee. The victim was identified as Farhad Islam, 25, owner of Farhad Telecom at Fakirerpool in the capital. He hailed from...

Abducted Dhaka businessman rescued, 5 held

Abducted Dhaka businessman rescued, 5 held

  Two days into his abduction from Bangshal in the capital, a businessman was rescued and five alleged kidnappers were arrested in Jurain area early today. Meanwhile, another businessman was freed a day after his abduction in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali. Five people were detained in this connection. In Dhaka, police conducted a raid in Jurain...

9 kidnapped Bangladeshis return from Iran

9 kidnapped Bangladeshis return from Iran

Nine Bangladeshi migrants, who were rescued by Iranian police from the clutches of traffickers, returned home this morning. A flight carrying them landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital around 10:40am, said Mojibul Haque, senior assistant superintendent of police of Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The victims -- Halim, Mohsin, Sohrab, Sahabuddin, Samar...

Anger erupts over SKorea ferry rescue

Anger erupts over SKorea ferry rescue

Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry have protested angrily over the rescue operation. Police stopped up to 100 people trying to leave Jindo island intending to march to the country's capital, Seoul. After more than three days, divers have now finally entered the ferry, retrieving 17 bodies and bringing the death toll...

MH370 search area shifted

MH370 search area shifted

Australia on Friday announced that the search area for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8 has shifted to a new Indian Ocean region, 1,100 kilometres to the northeast of where planes and ships had been trying to find it. WHY THE SHIFT? Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau,...

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