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Myanmar army killed, raped Rohingya Muslims: UN

Myanmar’s four-month military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims has likely killed hundreds of people, the UN said Friday in a report detailing horrific abuses allegedly committed against civilians in Rakhine state, reports Reuters.  ”The ‘area clearance operations’ have likely resulted in several hundred deaths,” said the report from the United Nations human rights office, referring to the military crackdown launched on ... Read More »

AL leader who walked on students expelled : Quader

The Awami League leader under fire for walking on the backs of students has been expelled from the ruling party, according to its general secretary, reports  “No one can get away after committing a crime. It does not matter if he is influential. Noor Hossain has been expelled from the party,” said Obaidul Qauder after he inaugurated a bridge ... Read More »

Bullet-hit Sirajganj journalist dies

Sirajganj Correspondent The Daily Samakal’s Shahjadpur Correspondent who received bullet injuries during a factional clash between two groups of Awami League has died. Abdul Hakim Shimul died around 1.00pm on Friday on way to Dhaka from Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital. The local journalist received injuries while covering the news of the clash in the area on Thursday. ... Read More »

US to issue new Iran sanctions

International Desk U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to impose new sanctions on multiple Iranian entities, seeking to ratchet up pressure on Tehran while crafting a broader strategy to counter what he sees as its destabilizing behavior, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. In the first tangible action against Iran since Trump took office on Jan. 20, the ... Read More »

7 crushed to death by truck in Khagrachari

Khagrachari Correspondent At least seven people were crushed to death by a truck in the district on Friday morning. 10 other were injured in the accident that took place around 11.00am in Alutila area. Four of the deceased were identified as Neimra Marma (40), Ukraching Marma (34), Unuchu Marma (18) and Pulu Marma (16). Khagrachari district police supper Md Mojid ... Read More »

One killed as 2 groups clash in Kushtia

Kushtia Correspondent At least one person was killed and 10 other were injured as two groups clashed over establishing supremacy in the district on Friday morning. The incident took place around 8.00am in Motpara village of Ziarokhi union under Kushtia sadar upazila. The deceased was identified as Idris Ali (45), son of the late Gafur Member. Kushtia Model Thana OC ... Read More »

Schoolboy chopped dead in Pabna

Pabna Correspondent A schoolboy was chopped to death by miscreants at Sholabaria village under the district’s Santhia upazila on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Ovi (13), son of Imran Hossain Babu at Sholabaria village and class seven student of Ataikula High School. On information, police recovered the dead body around 8.00am on Friday. Officer-in-Charge of Ataikula Thana Abdur ... Read More »

Bus-microbus collision kills 3 in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar Correspondent At least three persons were killed as the gas cylinder of a microbus collided head-on with a bus in the district on Thursday midnight. The accident took place in Harbang area of Chakaria upazila. The deceased were identified as microbus driver Mohammad Arif (35), Yeamin (6) and Mafia Begum (45). The injured were Shahinur Akhtar (35), Saiful ... Read More »

Village Police Murder: 14 ‘JMB’ men indicted

Crime Desk A Joypurhat court has framed charges against 14 alleged members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in a case over the killing of three village police members in 2006. One of the 14, Montezar Rahman, 50, is serving a life term for his involvement in the countrywide near simultaneous bomb blasts on August 17, 2005. He ... Read More »

Hajj to cost Tk 3.19 lakh A Hajj pilgrim this year will have to pay Tk 15,000 more than what a pilgrim paid last year to perform the holy ritual under the private management. The private Hajj agencies have increased the minimum cost to Tk 3.19 lakh for a pilgrim this year. Last year, the minimum cost was Tk 3.05 lakh. “The devaluation of taka ... Read More »