Rafiul Islam

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

Teenager driving microbus while driver sleeping in the back

A teenage boy was driving a microbus, trying to go through the Rampura Bridge area, this afternoon. Driver of the vehicle was found sleeping in the back.

November 24, 2021
November 24, 2021

Killers trained, target clear

The killers’ target was  clear: shoot and confirm the death of Cumilla city Councillor Syed Mohammad Sohel on the spot.

September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021

Five arrested for confining and forcing teen into prostitution for 5 years in Dhaka

She was confined, tortured and forced into sex work for more than five years.

September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021

Watch your step: Road 800m, lidless manholes 10, woes manifold

Maneuvering through the 800-stretch of a connecting road in South Matual is tantamount to partaking in extreme sports, with danger lurking every few steps.

August 8, 2021
August 8, 2021

Firefighters think on their feet to rescue 18-yr-old from 4th-floor cornice

On Thursday morning, an 18-year-old boy was poised precariously on the fourth-floor cornice of a building, causing onlookers to fear that he might fall to his death at any time. 

February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021

Mother's search for son ends with identifying clothes; body already buried as unclaimed

It was their daily routine to try to reach him over phone, after Sadman Sakib Rafi went missing on January 13 this year.

January 30, 2021
January 30, 2021

Battery-Run Rickshaws on DSCC Roads: Defying ban, they keep on running

“Run,” shouted battery-powered rickshaw driver Sajib to his cohorts. A police van was approaching their group of five standing at the Section area beside Gabtoli-Babubazar Road near Kamrangirchar, and they could not afford to stay still.

September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020

Helping defaulters secure loans with fake NIDs: 5 including election office operators arrested

They are data entry operators of election offices. Having the access to the NID database server, they -- in collusion with some others -- created a gang that provide fake National ID cards, helping defaulters secure bank loans using those.

September 6, 2020
September 6, 2020

Will pray, be back soon to watch cartoon

“Ma, do not change the cartoon channel. I will go to the mosque with Baba, pray, and then come back and watch cartoons again.”

September 2, 2020
September 2, 2020

Trafficking Victims: Jail straightaway, not rehabilitation

Eighty-one migrant workers who returned to the country after being exploited in Vietnam for months were thrown into jail yesterday, whereas the perpetrators either remain scot-free or face little action.