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Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

3 shot dead in gun attack in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent Atleast 3 persons were shot to death and five people suffered bullet wounds in an attack by his rivals over the possession of a water body at Kulunja village in Dirai upazila of Sunamganj on Tuesday. Officer-in-charge of Dirai police station Abdul Jalil said Dhananjoy Das, a fish trader of Kulunjo area, had long been at loggerheads with ... Read More »

7-murder case verdict example of fair justice: Quader   Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the Narayanganj seven-murder case verdict is an example of justice as no offenders will escape under the incumbent government. “None will escape after committing any offence whether he or she is very powerful or not. Impunity is not possible during this government tenure,” he ... Read More »

Fire guts 150 makeshift garment shops in Tangail

    A fire has gutted more than 150 makeshift garment shops in Tangail, reports On Tuesday around 9am, the fire erupted at the weekly market run by local traders at Tangail’s Korotia. Md Kofil Uddin, station master of Tangail Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire soon ravaged the market. “Five fire fighting units managed to put ... Read More »

ACC looking into corruption in government offices

he Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is looking to identify and close loopholes that leads to corruption in purchase, recruitment and project implementation in government offices, reports  Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood has written to the cabinet secretary asking for help from all ministries, departments, offices and organisations in identifying ‘grey areas’ that allow corruption. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said that ... Read More »

Hawkers warn DSCC Mayor Khokon over eviction

Several groups of hawkers are continuing to agitate against the Dhaka South City Corporation’s move to evict street vendors from Gulistan, Motijheel and Paltan, reports At a rally in front of the National Press Club on Tuesday, several hawkers’ organisations demanded a policy for rehabilitating those evicted in the last two days. Speaking at the rally, hawkers’ leader Abul ... Read More »

Shakib attains career-best Test ranking

Sports Desk Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan achieved a career-high ranking in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, released on Tuesday morning. Shakib Al Hasan, who scored 217 in the Wellington Test, highest individual score by a Bangladesh batsman in Test cricket, has achieved a career-high ranking of 23rd after jumping eight places.   Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, ... Read More »

BCL leader found dead in Satkhira

Satkhira Correspondent Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Satkhira district unit assistant general secretary Emon Hossain (25) has been found dead.   Police recovered the dead body around 10.30am on Tuesday from a fish farm in Amtola Beel under Dhulihor union of Satkhira sadar upazila.   Emon was the son of Sheikh Liton Hasan in the town’s Sultanpur and a third year ... Read More »

Case filed over stabbing college girl in Sylhet

Sylhet Correspondent A case has been filed over the stabbing incident of a female college student in Rasulpur village of Jakiganj upazila in the district.   Jhuma Akter Suma, 18, an eleventh grade student of Ichhamati Degree College, was allegedly stabbed by some Bahar Uddin on Sunday last for rejecting his proposal of marriage. She is now undergoing treatment at ... Read More »

Eight Egyptian policemen killed in gun attack

BBC Online Gunmen killed eight police in an attack on a checkpoint in el-Wadi el-Gedid province in south-west Egypt late Monday, the interior ministry said. The attack took place on al-Naqab checkpoint, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from el-Kharga city, the capital of the province. Two of the attackers were killed when security forces fought back, and three other security ... Read More »

Not partial membership of EU: Theresa May

International Desk Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain “half-in, half-out,” Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc’s single market.   In her most detailed speech on the U.K.’s exit strategy, May will promise to forge “a new and ... Read More »