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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...

Chittagong man among IS suicide bombers

  

PNS: The IS member who died while in a suicide bombing in Tikrit city of Iraq in 2015 has been identified as Neaz Morshed Raja from Chittagong.The identification came after a recently uploaded video by SITE Intelligence Group.The latest video revealed that Raja was known among IS members as Abu Maryam al-Bengali.It has also come to notice that Raja appeared on RAB’s list of missing persons in 2016.Raja was a student of Sunshine Grammar School and College in Chittagong, and...

Militants growing weak: IGP

  

PNS: Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque has stated that militants in Bangladesh are fast growing weak owning to the continuous anti-militant drives of the law enforcement agencies.The IGP made the statement while talking to reporters after attending the prize giving ceremony of the Annual Sports of Shaheed Police Smriti School and College in the city’s Mirpur area on Thursday.“Though they are indeed trying to re-organize in some places again, they will be rooted out...

Farmer stabbed to death in Chuadanga

  

PNS: Unidentified miscreants stabbed a farmer to death at Panka village in Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga on Thursday.The deceased has been identified as Abul Kalam, 28, son of Khokai Biswas of the village.OC of Jibannagar Police Station Enamul Haque said a group of miscreants entered the house of Kalam around 12:30am while he along with his wife and children was asleep.The attackers stabbed Kamal with sharp weapons, leaving him dead on the spot.Kamal’s wife Anwara Khatun...

1 killed, 4 injured during AL clash in Jhenaidah

  

PNS: A violent clash between Awami League activists in Jhenaidah left an individual dead and four others injured.The incident occurred around midnight on Tuesday near Monohorpur village in Kaliganj Upazila.The deceased has been identified as 22-year old local resident Bipul Mondol.A turf war between Pukuria village Awami League leader Liton Hossain and Monohorpur village Awami League leader Israil Hossain led to the clash, said Kaliganj Police Station OC Aminul Islam.“The...

Pir, 3 others arrested over murder of Bochaganj Pir

  

PNS: A Pir, or spiritual leader was arrested from Kurigram’s Bhurungamari Upazila in connection with the murder of another Pir and his daughter in Bochaganj of Dinajpur.Eshaq Ali, 57, was picked up from his house at Dakkhin Pathordubi of the upazila around 3am Wednesday, according to police.Two others — Saidur Rahman, a khadem of Kadria Mohammadia Darbar Sharif, and his associate Samar Ali were also arrested from Doula area in Bochaganj upazila of Dinajpur district at the dead of...

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