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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...

S Korea prosecutors to charge Samsung Group chief and four other executives

  

PNS: South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday (Feb 28) that it will charge Samsung Group scion Lee Jay Yong and four other executives with bribery, embezzlement and other offences on its last day of its investigation into a political scandal that has rocked the country.Lee was arrested on Feb 17 over his alleged role in the corruption scandal involving President Park Geun Hye, dealing a fresh blow to the technology giant and standard-bearer for Asia’s fourth-largest...

Freedom fighter beaten to death in Satkhira

  

PNS: A freedom fighter was beaten to death at Sadar upazila in Satkhira early Tuesday.The deceased Abul Kalam Azad, 65 was a resident of Ghona village of the area.Sadar OC Firoz Hossain said Hamid’s co-villager Mominul bought rod and cement from Kalam’s shop a few days back and did not pay the bill.As Kalam went to collect the money, Mominul locked into an altercation with him.At one stage, Mominul aided by some other people beat Kalam mercilessly, leaving him critically...

Demra shoe factory catches fire

  

PNS: A shoe factory in Demra of Dhaka was set ablaze on Monday afternoon.According to Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters in Dhaka, 10 firefighting units were trying to douse the fire originating at the tin-shed factory on Samad Road around 11:20am.But explanation of the fire could not be learned immediately.Locals and policemen were also jointly working to douse the fire, firemen told journalists at the spot.No casualty was reported so far.PNS/Baki Billah

Transport strike in 10 Khulna districts ends

  

PNS: The indefinite transport strike enforced in 10 districts of Khulna division protesting the life term imprisonment of a bus driver came to an end on Monday.The driver was sentenced to life term imprisonment in a case filed over a road accident that killed five people, including noted filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier.The 10 districts are: Bagerhat, Chuadanga, Jessore, Jhenidah, Khulna, Kushtia, Magura, Meherpur, Narail and Satkhira.Bangladesh Road...

Bus driver arrested for running over student in Dhaka

  

PNS: The bus driver of the road crash which killed a female medical student in Dhaka was arrested on Sunday night.The law enforcers also arrested the helper, Milon, and seized the bus from the same area.According to Nur-e-Alam, OC of Bangshal Police Station, Reaz Bagha, 28, driver of a bus owned by ‘Tanjil Paribahan’, was arrested from Sutrapur in the capital around 8:00pm.Police will produce Reaz and Milon before a Dhaka court seeking five-day remand for them today.Sadia...

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