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‘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...

80 houses burnt in Hazaribagh slum fire

  

PNS: At least 80 houses have been burnt in a fire at Dhaka’s Hazaribagh slum.Fire Service Officials said the fire at the Kalunagar Miah Barhi slum originated around 3:30am.Fiver fire service units went to the spot and brought under control by 5am.However, no casualties have been reported.An electric short-circuit was responsible for starting the fire, said the fire officials.PNS/Baki Billah

Cox’s Bazar shootout kills an arms manufacturer

  

PNS: A shootout with police killed a wanted arms manufacturer at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar on Friday morning.The deceased was identified as Syedur Rahman alias Praksh Fuilla, 43, a top listed arms manufacturer.The shootout injured five policemen. Their treatment was beind taken care of at Moheshkhali Sadar Hospital, said Afrozul Hoque Tutul, additional police superintendent of Cox’s Bazar.Acting on a tip-off that a gang of miscreants including Prakash Fuilla was manufacturing...

Saka Chowdhury’s son returns home

  

PNS: Seven months after disappearing, Hummam Quader Chowdhury, son of Salauddin Quader (Saka) Chowdhury, have returned his residence.His family sources informed that he was dropped in Dhanmondi by some people around 2:30am on Friday. He managed to come home from there.Salaudin, a standing committee member of the BNP, was convicted by the war crimes tribunal and hanged in November 2015 after the President rejected his clemency petition. The tribunal had passed the death penalty on...

Fire in Ashuganj power plant, three units shut down

  

PNS: Three units of the Ashuganj thermal power plant has suspended electricity generation following a fire.Managing director of the plant Engineer Shazzadur Rahman said “The fire broke out in the switch yard area around 7am on Friday.”The affected units are 400 KW combined cycle (south), 225 MW combined cycle and 150 MW combined cycle. A lengthy repair work is currently underway Rahman said.“Supply of electricity in Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sherpur and Netrokona...

2 killed in Gopalganj road crash

  

PNS: Two people were killed and at least 5 others injured in road accident between two human haulers (Nasimon) at Gandhiashur in Sadar upazila on Wednesday evening.The deceased have been identified as Mahidul Molla (25), a sales representative of the Coca Cola Company and son of Tapu Molla of Debdun village in Naragati upazila of Narail district and nasimon driver Sabur Kazi (34), son of Bahar Kazi, of Arpara village in Sadar upazila of Gopalganj.“The soft drinks-laden Tekerhat-bound...

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