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PM, President pay homage to language martyrs

  

PNS: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday paid their homage to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day.They placed wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar at one minute past midnight.President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina proceeded to the altar of the Central Shaheed Minar together in a slow pace as the immortal song on Amar Ekushey—’Amar Bhaiyer Rakte Rangano...

Comilla City Corporation polls, Sunamganj-2 by-election on March 30

  

PNS: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday announced the schedule for the Comilla City Corporation polls and by-election for the Sunamganj parliamentary seat fallen vacant after death of Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta.The newly formed Election Commission led by KM Nurul Huda has fixed March 30 for the voting.Chief Election Commissioner Huda told a media briefing that the deadline to file nominations for the elections is March 2.Officials will scrutinize nominations...

IGP: MP Liton murderers identified

  

PNS: Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque said Gaibandha Awami League lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton’s murderers have been identified.Without specifying any further or mentioning any names, he told Savar journalists that the investigation of the murder has progressed significantly.“The investigation into the murder case has developoed further. The three persons arriving on the motorcycle are under watch. They will be arrested soon,” he said.The statements were made by...

Sirajganj road crash kills 4

  

PNS: A head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Sirajganj left four people dead.The accident also injured at least 10 other people.Bangabandhu Bridge West Police Station’s Sub-Inspector Mizanur Rahman said the road crash occurred around 3:30pm on Saturday at Konabari area.The accident occurred the highway near the Bangabandhu Bridge at Kamarkhand Upazila of Sirajganj.Four bodies, including the drivers of the vehicles, have been recovered from the scene so far.Locals...

Picked up by ‘plainclothes’, youth found dead

  

PNS: The police recovered the bullet-hit body of a young man, who was allegedly picked-up by plainclothes police, from a field near Medda Sishu Paribar in Brahmanbaria municipality area early Tuesday.The deceased was named Al Amin, 28, son of Zilu Mia of Kandipara area.On information that a gunfight took place in the area, a team of police went to the spot and found Al Amin lying in a pool of blood, said Narayan Chandra Das, sub-inspector of Sadar Model police station.Later he...

4 more held over Sirajganj journo killing

  

PNS: Police arrested four more people from different areas of Shahjadpur upazila in Sirajganj district on Friday night in connection with the killing of journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul.With the four, six people were arrested so far in the case, said assistant superintendent of Police Abul Hasnat of Shahjadpur circle.Meanwhile, Shahjadpur upazila units of Awami League, Jubo League and Bangladesh Chhatra League observed a half-day hartal protesting the incident.Besides, Shimul’s...

Man tries to smuggle in gold inside belt buckle through Dhaka airport

  

PNS: Customs intelligence at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport has detained a man and recovered 370 grams of gold from his belt’s interior on Saturday.Md Masud, hailing from Barisal landed in Dhaka in Biman Bangladesh flight BG-087 coming from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at 8 am.He had tried to leave the green channel area hastily after collecting his luggage.Customs intelligence officials challenged him and recovered the gold hidden inside the buckles of his belt...

Tangail road crash kills 3

  

PNS: Three people were killed and five others injured when a bus collided head-on with a truck on the Ashekpur bypass road near Tangail district town on Friday.The truck driver and a female passenger of the bus were among the three deceased but none of them could be identified yet.Tangail fire service was informed about the accident at around 8:30pm, said Kafil Uddin, Tangail fire service’s Station Master.The crash left the trio dead on the spot while rescuers rushed the five...

Bullet from mayor Miru’s gun killed Shimul: Police

  

PNS: Police in Sirajganj have stated that it was indeed a bullet fired from the gun of municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru that killed journalist Shimul.Abul Hasnat, Additional Police Super of Shahjadpur circle, stated this while speaking at public gathering before the namaj-e-janaza of Shimul at the Shahjadpur Pilot High School field at around 10:00 am on Saturday.“It was a terrible incident which occurred in front of us. However, the criminal will have to face the music no matter...

7 crushed under truck in Khagrachari

  

PNS: At least 7 persons were killed and several others injured when a truck ploughed through a crowd in Khagrachari’s Alutila area on Friday morning.The deceased could not be identified yet.Abdul Hannan, Officer-in-Charge of Khagrachari Police Station, has confirmed the matter to the media.He said that the tourist spot of Alutila was crowded from the morning due to a religious programme of the Buddhist community.According to witnesses, the truck driver lost control over the...

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