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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...

Kishoreganj murder: Two sentenced to death

  

PNS: Two people have been sentenced to death in the 2012 murder case of local Awami League font leader in Kishoreganj.Md Alam Sabuj, general secretary of Upazila Unit of Juba League, went missing on August 21 2012. Three days later his wallet was found at a brickfield near a lake in Bazitpur Upazila’s Sarachar. The was searched, and a sack was found containing his body cut in pieces.The victim’s family filed a case with the local police accusing 14 people.Police pressed charges...

Cop killed in Ctg microbus accident

  

PNS: A police constable was killed and nine others were injured as a microbus fell into a roadside ditch at Eco Park in Sitakundu upazila on Saturday night.The deceased was identified as Mohammad Mostafa, 45, a constable of Sitakundu Police Station.Police sources said a microbus carrying some policemen fell into the ditch in the area after the driver lost control over its steering around 8:30pm, leaving 11 policemen injured.The injured were taken to Sitakundu upazila health...

Indefinite transport strike begins in 10 districts

  

PNS: Transport workers went on an indefinite strike in 10 districts of Khulna division today (Sunday) protesting the life term imprisonment of a bus driver in a case filed over a road accident that killed five people, including noted filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier.No long distance buses were seen plying the roads in the morning due to the strike, causing immense sufferings to commuters.Loading and unloading of goods at Benapole land port came to a halt due...

Old Dhaka fire injures 8

  

PNS: A fire which started at a Islambagh area of Old Dhaka on Saturday afternoon injured at least eight people.The fire originated from a gas cylinder blast at a sweetmeat shop, Mitha Monda in Chairghat area around 4:25pm, leaving eight people including two workers of the shop burnt, said Sub-Inspector Bacchu Mia, in-charge of police outpost at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.One of the victims aged around 40 was stated to be in critical condition, he added.Twelve units of...

Schoolgirl ‘gang raped’ in Shariatpur; one detained

  

PNS: Police in Shariatpur have detained a man on charges participating in ‘gang rape’ of a schoolgirl.The incident has been reported from a village at the Chikandi Union near the district town early on Saturday.One Shahidul Islam has been held in this regard.According to the victim’s family, Islam and three others managed to break in the house where the teenager was sleeping.Islam and Yaseen, Parvez and Iqbal Hossain gagged and raped her at the house’s yard.Police rushed the...

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