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  • 'Save family land' now his struggle

    Police have found two Awami League men and their associates involved in the abduction of green activist Mihir Biswas in the capital's Shyamoli on March 3, investigators said yesterday.

  • Businessman traceless for six days

    A businessman remained traceless for six days after some people identifying themselves as detectives had abducted him from his house in the capital's Bashundhara Residential Area, said his family members.

  • Journalist Utpal Das

    'Abduction' for money?

    The captors of journalist Utpal Das had demanded ransom from him and his family several times, but they never seemed to really want the money. During the 71 days of his captivity, the kidnappers repeatedly asked Utpal to pay money for his release. His father too got phone calls from Utpal's phone twice after his abduction on October 10 from the capital's Dhanmondi area, Days after the abduction, but the caller did not say how and when they want the money to be sent.

  • Farhad Mazhar

    It was not a drama, I was abducted

    Poet and writer Farhad Mazhar yesterday insisted he was a victim of abduction, rejecting law enforcers' claim that it was a stage-managed drama.

  • IGP plays down abductions, disappearances

    Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque yesterday said abduction and enforced disappearances are nothing new in the country.

  • Alleged abductors

    Parents urged to keep an eye on children at malls

    After Friday’s abduction of a young boy from a shopping mall in the city and his rescue later, Dhaka Metropolitan Police urges parents to be vigilant with their children at shopping malls and other such areas.

  • Abducted child rescued in Dhaka, 3 held

    A six-year-old child, who was abducted from Gulshan area in Dhaka, is rescued from Tejgaon area of the capital.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Killing boy after abduction: HC upholds death for one

    The High Court confirms the death penalty of a person and upholds the life imprisonment of another for killing after abduction of eight-year-old boy Mamun at Mirzapur upazilla in Tangail in March, 2003.

  • 'Abducted' mayor found after 2 days

    Jamalpur's Sharishabari municipality mayor, who went missing from the capital's Uttara last Monday, was found in a tea estate in Sreemangal yesterday.

  • Four remain missing for over a month

    Shrouded in her son's memory, Nasrin Akhter is now bed-ridden and anxiously passing her time.

  • Kidnapped child found in N'ganj

    Police rescued a two-and-half-year-old baby boy from a slum in Narayanganj yesterday, a day after he was abducted from a hospital in Dhaka for ransom.

  • Traceless for three months

    Though around three months have passed after the abduction of Chittagong Awami League leader Nur-Nabi Mamun from Noakhali, law enforcers are yet to trace his whereabouts.

  • 'It was not abduction'

    Detectives yesterday interrogated poet and columnist Farhad Mazhar in their custody and presented their evidence nullifying his claim

  • Farhad Mazhar: It doesn't seem to be a case of abduction: IGP

    Police have not yet found any clue as to whether Farhad Mazhar was abducted on the morning of July 3 from near his Adabar residence

  • Remains of missing Kushtia BNP leader found

    Remains of a local BNP leader is recovered in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia last night, a year after he was abducted from the district.

  • Rab says it has four in its custody

    Families have all along alleged that their loved ones were picked up by law enforcers, who denied the claim. Now, weeks after nine

  • Where are they?

    Before her father disappeared, Rayta was a bright and cheerful girl. Now she is often depressed and spends most of her time at a corner of her home.

  • 138 children raped in last 4 months: Report

    A total of 138 children were raped during the first four months of the current year, according to a report revealed by Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum.

  • Mahmudur sent to jail after remand

    A court in Dhaka sends Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman to jail in a case filed in connection with a plot to 'abduct and kill' Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

  • Culture of impunity led to more killings: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says that increased incidents of killings have arisen out of a prevailing culture of impunity in Bangladesh.

  • Shafik on fresh 5-day remand

    A Dhaka court places journalist Shafik Rehman on fresh 5-day remand in a case filed over an alleged plot to kidnap and kill prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy.

  • Murder accused dies ‘jumping off’ Rab car, cops say

    A man accused of abduction and murder of a woman died after allegedly jumping off a vehicle of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) after his arrest in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur, police say.

  • Child abducted from Ashulia rescued in Natore

    A child who was abducted two days ago from Ashulia, at the outskirts of Dhaka, has been rescued in Natore.

  • 3 abducted Bandarban traders found murdered

    Three men were found dead in remote Thanchi upazila of Bandarban yesterday two days after they had been abducted.

  • 3 to die for killing schoolboy in Sherpur

    A Sherpur court sentences three people to death and another to life term imprisonment for killing a schoolboy after abduction last year.

  • 2 Brac officials abducted in Afghanistan

    Two Bangladeshi Brac officials working in Afghanistan are abducted by unidentified miscreants from Kunduz city.

  • ‘IT expert’ Zoha goes missing

    An “IT expert”, who talked to different media as a cyber security specialist after the recent heist from Bangladesh Bank account, has been missing since Wednesday night, family claims.

  • Kidnappers of boy demand Tk 1 crore

    Criminals yesterday demanded Tk 1 crore as ransom from a man after stealing his two-year-old son from their home in Galachipa upazila, said police.

  • 6 to die for killing Ctg schoolboy

    A Chittagong court sentences six persons to death in a case filed for killing a schoolboy after his abduction five years ago.

  • 2015: tough year for minorities

    Some 24 people were killed, 25 raped and 1,562 families were affected in 262 incidents of minority persecution in the country last year, said a report of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad.