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Letter for int’l recognition in March

  

PNS: Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq said Bangladesh will forward an application to the United Nations by this month seeking recognition of March 25 as Genocide Day.“The foreign minister told the cabinet last Monday that the letter is ready. It will be forwarded by this month,” Huq said in a briefing to disclose the programme schedule for Genocide Day.Bangladesh parliament and cabinet division unanimously decided to observe March 25 as Genocide Day – the day when...

2 held with firearms in Ctg

  

PNS: Two people, including an alleged drug trader, have been arrested in possession of a revolver and a bullet from the city’s Dhaniyapara area early Tuesday.Tipped off, a team of police of Double Mooring Police Station launched a drive in a house early in the morning and arrested Osmani Gony 32 and Anwar.Police recovered the firearm and the bullet after searching the house.Osman was an accused in four cases filed with Double Mooring Police Station for Yaba...

HC orders lifting of BMC strike

  

PNS: The High Court has ordered the Bangladesh Medical College strike to be lifted within six hours.A rule has also been issued asking why ‘using patients as hostages during a strike’ should not be deemed illegal.The health secretary and the director general of health must respond to the rule within the next four weeks.The decision was delivered by High Court bench of Justices Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Mohammad Ullah on Tuesday, after an initial hearing of a writ petition asking...

Teesta water deal not this time: Water Resources Minister

  

PNS: Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud said the much talked about Teesta water deal will not be inked during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit.“India is very cordial in this regard. So we are optimistic about the deal,” he said.“But, the country has some internal problems. We can expect the deal after the problems are resolved,” he added.While speaking at a roundtable discussion held marking World Water Day tomorrow as the chief guest held at daily...

Families unwilling to take bodies of Sitakunda militant couple

  

PNS: Families of two of the suspected militants killed during the March 15 raid on a Chittagong hideout have refused to receive the bodies.After a 19-hour stand-off between security forces and the suspected militants, Kamal Uddin and his wife ‘Jubaida’ were among the four killed in an apartment of a two-storey building at Sitakunda Upazila tow.Relatives on Monday identified the couple, who hailed from the hill tracts district of Bandarban, at the Chittagong Medical College Hospital’s...

Rain to continue till tomorrow

  

PNS: The unusual bout of rain in the Bengali year-end Chaitra (late Spring) is likely to continue throughout today with the likelihood of clouds receding tomorrow and revealing the sun.Bangladesh Meteorological Department official Bazlur Rashid said the “unusual” rain is caused by a seasonal trough in the northern region of adjoining West Bengal.“It is very likely that the clouds will disappear by today. A bright and sunny morning is expected by us tomorrow and the following week,”...

3 including policemen injured in Savar raid

  

PNS: Three people, including two policemen, have been injured in an attack by terrorists during a drive at Majidpur area in Savar Model thana on Sunday evening.Tipped off, a police team led by sub-inspector Mehdi Hasan conducted the drive around 7pm to arrest three members of terrorist outfit ‘Samrat Khaja Bahini’.Nazmul Hasan, assistant superintendent of Savar circle confirmed the incident.Reportedly, the gang members attacked the police and stabbed them while they were...

Four cases filed over Chittagong raid

  

PNS: Four cases were filed in connection with the raid in a ‘militant hideout’ that killed four suspected militants in Sitakunda upazila.Superintendent of Chittagong Police Nur Alam Mina said four separate cases were filed with Sitakunda Police Station under Anti-Terrorism Act on Thursday night.The four suspected militants who died during the drive in Premtala area and the couple who were arrested from Maddhyam Mahadebpur area were among the accused, he said.Earlier, on Thursday,...

Dhaka-Mymensingh rail communications continues after 6 hr

  

PNS: A inter-city train in Gazipur derailed and halted rail communication between Dhaka and Mymensingh on Friday morning which resumed 6 hour later.Joydebpur Rail Junction Station Master Shahidul Islam said that the derailment occurred because of overheating of the axle box. Rescue operation is underway.A carriage of Dhaka-bound Jamuna Express, which left from Jamalpur, derailed near Joydebpur rail junction around 6:45am.Dhaka-Mymensingh rail link was suspended because of the...

Suspected robber killed in Kushtia

  

PNS: A gunfight between police and a suspected robber in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia left the robber dead early on Friday.Police recovered two LG rifles, four bullets and few sharp weapons from the spot.The deceased has been identified as Abdus Selim, 40, a member of inter-district robber gang, according to police.He was accused in 10 cases including one for murder, said Sabbirul Alam, OC of Detective Branch (DB) of Kushtia police.Acting on a tip-off that Selim and his...

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