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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...

Bus plunges into Rangpur ditch, 3 killed

  

PNS: At least three people were killed and 19 injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur on Thursday.Two women passengers died on the spot and later an injured youth succumbed to his wounds at a hospital.Details on the victims could not be ascertained immediately.The Thakurgaon-bound bus of Ruposhi Paribahan from Dhaka fell into the ditch around 5:30am.The injured passengers were taken to Rangpur Medical College...

Arms looted from Ansar camp recovered

  

PNS: In an overnight drive conducted by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), a cache of firearms, which was looted from an Ansar camp after killing the camp commander in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar last year was recovered.On information from arrested Nur Alam, a team of Rab -7 conducted the drive near Pashchim Kul area of Tumbru union and recovered six SMGs from deep within the hilly forest in Naikhongchhari upazila of Bandarban, Lt Sabedur Rahmam, company commander of RAB.RAB members...

One dead in Munshiganj road crash

  

PNS: A man was killed and three others were injured in a head-on collision between two pickup vans at Samashpur on Dhaka-Mawa highway in Srinagar upazila early Wednesday.The deceased, who hailed from Pirojpur, was identified as Jamal Hossain, 55.The accident occurred around 1.15am when a Pirojpur-bound pickup collided with another pickup, leaving Jamal dead on the spot and three others injured, police sources informed.The injured were sent to Srinagar Upazila Health...

Herath to lead Sri Lanka, Pushpakumara called up for Bangladesh Tests

  

PNS: Rangana Herath will captain Sri Lanka in the Tests against Bangladesh, while prolific domestic left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara joins him in the squad, Sri Lanka Cricket has announced.These are the only squad details released so far, however. It is likely the remainder of the squad has not been picked yet – an earlier release stated the selectors were not due to meet until Tuesday.Though Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga may have been considered for the captaincy in Angelo...

Throat-slit body of Khagrachhari college girl found

  

PNS:The throat-slit body of a female college student from her house in Arambagh area in Khagrachhari was found by police on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Eti Chakma, 18, daughter of Antrarendrio Chakma, a resident of Chhankholapara in Dighinala upazila of the district. She was a second-year student of Khagrachhari Government College.She used to live at her sister’s house in Arambagh area of the district town.Brother-in-law of the deceased Atol Chakma, said he found...

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