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  • Two girls raped in city, one teenager arrested

    Two more children fell victim to rapists in the capital’s Karwan Bazar and Mohammadpur areas last week.

    On Thursday, one victim, a three-year-old girl who lived with her mother in a Tejgaon shanty, was raped by Rasel Hossain, 14. He lured the child out of her house by offering her chocolate.

    RAB 2 yesterday arrested Rasel in connection with a complaint made by the victim’s father. The victim’s father also filed a case with Tejgaon Industrial police station.

  • Seven sued over murder of Madaripur schoolgirls after rape

    A case was filed against seven people yesterday afternoon in connection with the killing of two schoolgirls after rape in sadar upazila of the district. Father of one of the victims filed the case around 3pm, Madaripur sadar police OC Ziaul Morshed said.

    Earlier in the morning, Superintended of Police of the district Sarwar Hossain visited the spot. On Thursday, some unidentified miscreants killed the two girls after violating them.

  • Human traffickers-cops gunfight leaves seven hurt in Jessore

    Seven people, including four policemen, were injured in a gunfight between police and human traffickers in Churamonkati area of Sadar upazila on Thursday night.

    The injured policemen are Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali model police station Shikder Akkas Ali, Sub-Inspector Shamim, and Constables Zahid and Abdur Rahim.

  • Indian SC issues rule over Felani murder

    The Indian Supreme Court yesterday issued a rule upon the central and West Bengal governments, the Border Security Force and the Central Bureau of Investigation over Felani Khatun murder case, the first such case over killings along Bangladesh border.

    Taking a petition into cognisance, the three-member bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu asked the authorities concerned to issue notices to the respondents.

  • Report: Extreme weather poses risk of food shortages, unrest

    Global food shortages will become three times more likely as a result of climate change and the international community needs to be ready to respond to price shocks to prevent civil unrest, a joint US-British taskforce warned on Friday.

    Rather than being a once-a-century event, severe production shocks, including food shortages, price spikes and market volatility, are likely to occur every 30 years by 2040, said the Taskforce on Extreme Weather and Global Food System Resilience.

  • What Bangabandhu did for us

    What Bangabandhu did for us

    Forty years after his death, how do we remember Bangabandhu now? What does he mean to us?What does Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman mean to the 150 million people in Bangladesh? He was the best politician we ever had. He was the selfless leader who fought his whole life for an independent country for his Bangali brothers and sisters. He achieved his goals but, tragically, he had to leave us too soon, like quite a few other  third world nationalist leaders.

  • Murder probe casts shadow over comeback bid by Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa

    The exhumation of the remains of a star rugby player whose death is now the target of a murder investigation has cast a shadow over former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s comeback bid at Sri Lanka’s general election next week.

    Rajapaksa, 69, has denied allegations by the government that Wasim Thajudeen was tortured to death in May 2012 by members of his security team and did not die in a car crash as reported at the time.

  • ‘Before going to Germany on July 31, 1975, I asked Sheikh Kamal – what do you need? In reply, he requested that I bring Adidas boots for his players at Abahani’

    ‘Before going to Germany on July 31, 1975, I asked Sheikh Kamal – what do you need? In reply, he requested that I bring Adidas boots for his players at Abahani’

    In recent times, I was lucky enough to meet one of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s used-to-be neighbours, Babu. An ardent sports faithful, Babu loves to talk about cricket and football. Once, not so long ago, he randomly went down memory lane and recollected a common feature of the Bangabandhu household.

    While walking around Bangabandhu’s historic yet tragic house at Dhanmondi Road No 32, Babu and his family often heard the sound of Sitar coming from the inside. It took them some days to confirm that it was Sheikh Kamal who was playing the musical instrument.

  • From tears to triumph

    From tears to triumph

    Bangladesh would not have been a reality without BangabandhuIn the month of August, the entire nation goes into mourning. Recently, Syed Ashraful Islam, general secretary of AL, called for “observing August 15, the National Mourning Day, in a universal manner.” This is a very significant call in order to bring people from all walks of life, political ideologies, or even opposition parties under one roof and mourn a day which is still unprecedented in the history of mankind.

  • Flying start for tournament favourites

    Flying start for tournament favourites

    It’s been 10 years since the Ascent Corporate 5-A-Side Tournament has been enthralling the masses of Dhaka. It’s been a decade of triumphs, heartbreaks and overall thrills. Over 400 corporate houses and thousands of executives have participated in this tournament. We take great pride in welcoming you to this landmark edition of this year’s spectacle. For the next 9 days, 45 corporate houses will descend to the hallowed grounds of the STM Hall in Uttara, to battle their wits and leave behind a trail of blood, sweat and tears in their wake.

  • Kapil Sharma debut

    Kapil Sharma debut

    Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma makes his debut in Bollywood with the movie “Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon,” directed by Abbas Mustan. The comedy movie is a new turn for the director, who is known for his thriller specialty, and is said to be released on September 25.

  • Live up to Bangabandhu’s ideals

    Live up to Bangabandhu’s ideals

    Today’s National Mourning Day observes the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and all but two members of his family.

    The brutal murders of August 15, 1975 cast a dark shadow on the history of Bangladesh.

    It is a tragedy that this one day four decades ago, before most of our population today was even born, has left a legacy of violence and dysfunction in our politics, which harms our development.

  • Indian SC accepts writ over Felani verdict

    Indian supreme Court has accepted for hearing an appeal, challenging the verdict in Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun murder case.

    The chief Justic of the neighbouring country passed the order Friday, responding to a writ petition, said Kurigram Public Prosecutor (PP) advocate Abraham Lincoln.

  • 25,000 Indian farmers seek permission to commit suicide

    The villagers sent a letter to the Indian president on Saturday seeking permission to commit suicide Failing to get compensation from the government for loosing their land to the construction of the Gokul Barrage, over 25,000 farmers in Mathura have sought President's permission to commit suicide on Independence Day.

    The farmers took out a protest to register their grievances, according to a Times of India report, the farmers from 11 villages of the Mathura district had been agitating for 17 years. 

  • ‘Khaleda will not cut cake at first hour of birthday’

    The leaders and activists of the BNP are set to celebrate the birthday of their party chief Khaleda Zia on Saturday, but they will not cut cake at the first hour of the day.

    Party leaders said because this year Khaleda's birthday falls on a Friday, party members will cut cake on Saturday instead.

  • Youth held for posting PM’s doctored photos

    Police have detained a youth for superimposing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's images on obscene pictures and posting those on different social media platforms.

    The detainee is Sohag Bhuiya, 20, son of Anis Bhuiya, of Kadirabad village under Mehendiganj upazila of Barisal.

    Take a look: JU teacher gets 3-year jail for wishing PM's death

  • 5 Shibir members held in Chittagong

    Police have arrested five activists of Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, from the district's Satkania upazila.

    The arrestees are Liakot Ali, 25, Md Faruk, 24, Md Saiful Islam, 19, Md Arafat, 18, and Mainul Islam, 18, said police.

    Satkania police station OC Farid Uddin Khandokar said being tipped-off, police arrested them from a mosque on Friday morning while they were holding a clandestine meeting.

    The law enforcers also seized some Jihadi books and anti-state leaflets from their possessions, added the OC.

  • Teenager held for allegedly raping 3-year-old girl

    A teenage boy has been arrested for allegedly violating a three-year-old girl in the capital's Tejgaon area.

    The arrestee is Md Rasel, 14, son of Md Salek, of Narsingdi, said a press release.

    According to the press note, acting on a complaint, the members of RAB 2 picked Rasel up from a slum in the capital's Tejgaon area on Friday afternoon.

    In primary interrogation, Rasel admitted his offence, it added.


  • Fresh letter to Interpol seeking Mujib killers’ location

    Bangladesh Police forwarded a letter afresh to the Interpol in order to know the current status of the six fugitive killers of Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

    Police and officials earlier said the fugitives appeared to be on movements from one country to another or were changing their locations to evade the security clampdown.

  • Niloy murder: Two arrestees on 8-day remand

    A Dhaka court has granted eight days of remand for each of the two members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, who were arrested for their suspected involvement with blogger Niladri Chatterjee murder case.

    Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mollah Saiful Islam granted the remand after DB Inspector Md Mahbubur Rahman produced them before the court on Friday afternoon.

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