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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...

Heavy fog disrupts Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services

  

PNS: Thick fog suspended ferry services between Daulatdia of Rajbari and Paturia of Manikganj terminals on Friday morning.Three ferries got stuck due to the fog in the mid river causing immense suffering to its passengers.Nearly 200 vehicles had to be kept waiting on either side of the Padma River.The authorities have suspended ferry services on the route from 6:00am due to poor visibility caused by dense fog, said M Salahuddin, manager (commercial) of Bangladesh Inland Water...

7 killed as truck ploughs through Khagrachhari crowd

  

PNS: At least seven people were killed 12 others injured as a truck ploughed through a crowd at Alutila in Sadar upazila of Khagrachhari district on Friday morning.Police and hospital sources said the accident occurred when a goods-laden truck from Chittagong ploughed into a roadside programme of the Buddhist community after its driver lost control over the steering around 11am, leaving seven people dead on the spot and 12 others injured.The deceased could not yet be identified. The...

72-yr-old Sufi woman found with throat slit

  

PNS: A 72-year-old woman believed to be a Sufi mystic has been found with her throat slit in the capital. The body of Nurjahan Begum was found inside her home in Dhaka on Sunday.Ms Begum was thought to be a ‘pir’ or a Sufi leader by her followers, who believed she had supernatural powers.But police say that she was not a mystic but was a mentally ill woman.Local police chief Faruqul Alam confirmed that her throat was slit.This is the fourteenth time a Sufi leader has been...

Fire burns down 6 houses in Natore

  

PNS: Six houses were burned down when a fire broke out at Jamtoil village in Naldanga upazila early Friday.The fire broke out at the kitchen of one Shahjahan and spread to adjacent five houses, say witnesses.Informed, a firefighting unit rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze after one hour of frantic efforts.Representatives from local administration, including the UNO, visited the spot.The affected house owners said the fire gutted valuables worth Tk 20...

3 burnt in footwear factory fire

  

PNS: Three workers suffered injuries when a fire broke out at a footwear factory at Alubazar in the city's Bangshal area early Thursday, reports news agency UNB. The injured were identified as Al Amin, 20, Osman, 25, and Abdus Samad, 30. They were admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Sub-inspector Bacchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH police camp, said the fire broke out in the factory in the dead of night. They were taken to the DMCH burn unit around...

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