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Arrest, bring to justice killers of blogger Avijit

Arrest, bring to justice killers of blogger Avijit

Cross section of people in different areas of the country joined human chains, processions, and rallies yesterday demanding arrest and punishment of the criminals who killed progressive writer-blogger Avijit Roy and badly injured his wife Rafida Ahmed Banna, also a writer, on Thursday night. Students, teachers, political and cultural activists and people from all...

Case for Torching Vehicles

80 sued in Chirirbandar for attacking cops, snatching accused

Eighty-people have been sued for attacking police and snatching a criminal from them (police) in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur on Friday afternoon.  Sub-Inspector Md Atowar Hossain filed the case with Chirirbandar Police Station, the same day.  Officer-in-Charge (OC) Anisur Rahman of the police station declined to disclose the names of the accused. He, however, said law enforcers arrested two of the accused yesterday. Around 10 cops raided Tuslshipur village in the upazila at around 4:30pm and arrested local BNP leader Hobibur Rahman,...

Abducted schoolgirl rescued in Joypurhat, three arrested

A schoolgirl, abducted from Manikganj on February 21, was rescued in Khetlal upazila of Joypurhat on Friday. Meanwhile, the body of an abducted teenage boy was found murdered in Rajnagar upazila of Moulvibazar district the same day. In Manikganj, a schoolgirl, who was picked up by a gang of criminals from Daulatpur upazila, was rescued by police from Natuabari village in Khetlal upazila of Joypurhat on Friday, six days into her abduction, reports UNB. Nazmul Nishat, officer in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station,...

Clash over cricket match, 5 hurt

Five people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over playing a cricket match at Pateldanghi village in Khoksa upazila yesterday. Police said supporters of local ward commissioner Amanur Rahman and Fazlur Rahman of the area locked in an altercation over playing a cricket match on Friday afternoon. At one stage, chase and counter chase took place that left one Amanur's supporter hurt. As a sequel to the incident, Amanur's supporters attacked the houses of their rivals prompting them...

Girl gang-raped in Bagerhat, one held

A 17-year-old girl was raped by four youths at Gourambha village in Rampal upazila on Friday. Police arrested one Selim Mollah, 24, son of Amanat Mollah of the village, for his alleged involvement in the incident. Police said one Nayan of the village developed a relationship with the girl of Batiaghata upazila in Khulna district over mobile phone. At the invitation of Nayan, the girl came to Bhandercourt area in Rampal on Friday afternoon. When the girl along with Nayan and his friend...

Missing factory worker found murdered

A 'missing' factory worker was found murdered in Crown Cement Factory area at Charmuktarpur in Sadar upazila on Friday. The deceased was identified as Mizanur Rahman Taher, 20, son of Abul Bashar of the area and supervisor of transport section of Premier Cement Factory at Charmuktarpur in the upazila. Taher went missing on February 24, said Mosharraf Hosssain, sub-inspector of Muktarpur Police Outpost Locals found his body in the area at night and informed the police. The law enforcers then reached the spot,...

Four drug peddlers arrested

Detectives in separate drives arrested four alleged drug peddlers in three upazilas of the district early yesterday. The arrestees are Abdus Sattar Litu, 45, of Moslemabad village in Madarganj upazila, Md Minhaj Uddin, 29, of Bhabki Fakirpara village in Melandah upazila, Samidul Islam, 35, and Rafikul Islam, 24, of Rashidpur village in Sadar upazila. On secret information, a team led by Shuvra Shaha, assistant sub-inspector of Jamalpur DB police, raided nurses' quarters of Madarganj Upazila Health Complex at around 2:30am and...

Published Date: February 27, 2015
Cox's Bazar Tourism Industry in Crisis

Cox's Bazar Tourism Industry in Crisis

“All the hotel rooms in Cox's Bazar are empty,” says Md Azad, manager in-charge at mid-range Hotel Ovisar, located some 100 metres from Laboni Beach. In the peak months of November to February, the 55-room mid-range hotel anticipates 40 rooms on average will be occupied. Sometimes the hotel is full. These days just four...

Published Date: February 27, 2015
Sugar beet farming sees success in Kurigram

Sugar beet farming sees success in Kurigram

A farmer has become successful in experimental cultivation of newly introduced sugar beet on his one decimal of land at Mahidhar Khandak village of Chhinay union in Rajarhat upazila under the district this year. The large pale brown root crop serves as a raw material for commercial production of sugar, besides being taken as...

Rafique Killing Case in Thakurgaon

Published Date: February 27, 2015
Accused giving threat to victim's family

Accused giving threat to victim's family

The accused in Rafique murder case have been putting pressure on the family of the deceased to withdraw the case. Rafiqul Islam alias Rafique, 26, son of Abdur Rahman of Gowalpara in Thakurgaon municipality area, was killed by a gang on February 25 in 2013. The gang allegedly led by Masudul Islam alias Munna, organising...