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  • Hoping against hope

    Sumi Rani Das never forgets to wear her sakha (bangles) and sindoor (vermillion).
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    ‘Shootout-Deaths’ in Custody: Law enforcers liable only on paper

    On September 4 last year, Belal Hossain, an accused in several cases, surrendered to Khulshi Police Station under Chattogram Metropolitan Police with intent to return to a normal life.
  • As crooked as a cop can get

    In November 2015, a police probe found the then officer-in-charge Pradeep Kumar Das of Bayezid Bostami Police Station guilty of filing a false case against an oil company high-ups to harass them.
  • 32 perished in Buriganga: Steering to disaster

    A novice was allegedly at the helm moving the Moyur-2 astern when the vessel slammed into a smaller launch, causing it to sink and drown at least 32 people in the Buriganga at the capital's Shyambazar yesterday.
  • Lockdown helped in East Rajabazar

    The two-week lockdown of East Rajabazar has resulted in reduced number of cases of Covid-19 transmission.