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Inflation rises again

  

PNS: The inflation rate has risen again.The inflation rate increased from 5.15 percent in January to 5.31 percent in February.Something that used to cost Tk 100 in 2016 will cost Tk 105.31 in February.The data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) was revealed to the media on Tuesday by Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal at the NEC Conference Room in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.The rise in the inflation rate was credited to the raised prices of beef and edible...

2 Hizb-ut Tahrir men held in Rajshahi

  

PNS: Police on early Sunday arrested two members of the banned militant outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir in Poba upazila of Rajshahi.The arrestees were identified as Ariful Islam Saday and Mansur Rahman.Poba OC Porimol Kumar Chakrawarty said the duo were accused in a case filed under Anti-Terrorism Act.He said they had been suspecting that arrestees were having contact with some top suspects of different militancy related cases.PNS/Baki Billah

Defiant US prosecutor fired by Trump administration

  

PNS: A prominent US prosecutor said the Trump administration fired him on Saturday after he refused to step down, adding a discordant note to what is normally a routine changing of top attorneys when a new president takes office.New York US Attorney Preet Bharara’s defiant exit, first announced on Twitter, raised questions about President Donald Trump’s ability to fill top jobs throughout his government.Trump has yet to put forward any candidates to serve as the nation’s 93 district...

5 JMB activists arrested in Rajshahi

  

PNS: Police claimed to have arrested five militants of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Bagmara upazila in Rajshahi early Saturday.The arrested people were identified as – Abdul Mannan, Abul Hossain, Lutfar Rahman, Rohidul Islam and Abdus Sattar. They hailed from different villages of the upazila, Officer-in-Charge of Bagmara Police Station Nasim Ahmed informed journalists.After being tipped off, police arrested them from a mango orchard at South...

Security surveillance boosted in Ctg after Mirsarai militant den discovery

  

PNS: The security surveillance in Chittagong have been beefed up by police after a militant hideout was discovered in Mirsarai area on Wednesday.Noor-e-Alam Mina, Superintendent of Police in Chittagong, said that the law enforcers are conducting ‘block raids’ in the city besides a drive to collect information on people living in rented houses.On Wednesday, police seized bombs and explosives from a ‘militant hideout’ in Chittagong’s Mirsarai Upazila.Later, Comilla Detective Branch...

‘Missing’ woman found dead inside hospital’s elevator shaft

  

PNS: A sexagenarian woman, claimed to have been missing for three days, have been found dead inside a elevator shaft at a hospital in Faridpur.The deceased is Surja Begum (60), wife of one Monsher Sheikh of Barkhada village in Faridpur Sadar.The half decomposed body of Surja was found inside the elevator shaft at Diabetic Association Medical College Hospital on Friday.Bipul Dey, Sub-Inspector of Kotwali Police Station, said that she went there to take care of a patient on...

Man to walk gallows for murdering schoolgirl in Rangpur

  

PNS: A Rangpur court has sentenced a man to death for murdering a schoolgirl over land dispute in 1995.The convict, tried in absentia, is Shafiuddin, son of Kafiluddin of Khamar Khursha village in Mithapukur upazila.Additional District and Sessions Judge Abu Zafar Md. Kamruzzaman handed down the verdict after examining the records and witnesses.Shafiuddin and Solaiman Mia had long been at loggerheads over a piece of land, say the prosecution.On July 12, 1995, Shafiuddin stabbed...

All-women flight by Biman on Women’s Day

  

PNS: Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate a special flight by all women on Wednesday to mark the International Women’s Day, aimed to pay respect to women’s contribution.The institution has taken the initiative to encourage women in aviation sector and inspire them to move forward matching up with other airlines globally, said officials.Biman spokesperson Shakil Meraj said the all-women special flight will be operated on Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka route tomorrow with a Boeing 737-800...

Tax official murder: Death penalty for 5

  

PNS: A Dhaka court has convicted nine people over a robbery, when a former tax commissioner was murdered in 2015.The Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 on Wednesday delivered the verdict in 2015 incident at the capital’s Rampura.The court has awarded the death penalty to five convicts while four others received some years in prison.On the night of Mar 2, 2015, the robbers broke into former tax commissioner Abu Taher’s house and held him at gunpoint.The robbers slit his veins before...

Muggers snatch Tk 1.5cr in Savar

  

PNS: A group of miscreants on Tuesday afternoon snatched away Tk 1.5 crore from the garment factory employees in Savar.According to the local Police, nine muggers , carrying gun, committed the crime in Hemayatpur around 12:30 pm on Monday.The miscreants opened fire and snatched three bags carrying 1.5 crores taka as employees of Babylon Group were taking Tk 2. 16 crore in a car to pay the wages of workers.Later on, the SI of Police (Savar circle) visit Nazim Nagar, the place...

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