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Police chief denies IS existence in Bangladesh

In reference to the latest claim of so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s existence in Bangladesh, Inspector General of Police on Monday maintained that there is no presence of the terrorist outfit in the country. IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque was speaking at a conference titled ‘Chiefs of Police Conference of South Asia and Neighbouring Countries on Regional Cooperation in Curbing Violent Extremism ...

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Home Economics College students block Nilkhet intersection

Students of Home Economics College in Dhaka blocked Nilkhet intersection, one of the busiest roads in the city, on Monday morning demanding status of the college as a Dhaka University institution. Hundreds of students of the college took the position on the road around 9:30 am, creating huge traffic gridlock at Ajimpur, Mirpur road and adjacent areas. The students of ...

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Flyover girder collapse kills 1, injures 2 at Malibagh

An unidentified man was killed and two others, including a construction engineer, were injured as a girder of Malibagh-Mouchak-Mogbazar flyover collapsed near Malibagh rail gate in the city early Monday, UNB reports. Moshiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Ramna Police Station, said the girder suddenly slipped while it was lifted by a crane around 1:45 am, leaving three people seriously injured. The ...

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‘Criminal’ killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’

A suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Jahajghat area in the Rajshahi city early Monday, UNB reports. Mahbub Alam, sub-inspector of Motihar Police Station, said criminals attacked a team of police around 2:00 am, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the gunfight which left Afzal Hossain Faisal, 32, son of Riajul Islam of Khojapur area, injured ...

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DB detained 8 over SSC question paper leak

Detectives claimed to have arrested eight suspected members of a gang involved in leaking SSC examination question papers from different districts on Wednesday night. The arrestees could not yet be identified. Sources said, police conducted drives in different districts overnight and arrested the eight, said Masudur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).   bdtodays.com/rdhasan/02 March 2017

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Former RAJUK chief engineer arrested by Anti Corruption Commission

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a former chief engineer of Dhaka city development authority RAJUK on charges of hiding wealth information and acquiring assets beyond his known income sources. Md Emdadul Alam has been picked around 11am on Thursday from Dhaka’s Banani, ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said, reports bdnews24.com. “In a case filed on Feb 23, he ...

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Vehicles start plying on roads as strike called off

Vehicular movements across the country has been started on Wednesday afternoon after 36 hours of public sufferings that caused by the indefinite strike of transport workers protesting two verdicts of the High Court. Transport owners and workers resumed the vehicles’ operation withdrawing their indefinite strike after an hour-long meeting with Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan at BTRC Bhaban in the capital. ...

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Why no action against transport strikers, asks High Court

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday issued a rule asking authorities concerned to explain in three weeks as to why it shall not take actions against people calling transport strike protesting a court verdict. “The court also asked as to why it shall not declare the strike illegal,” said advocate Manjur Morshed, who filed a writ petition in this regard. ...

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Transportation of vehicles resume as strike called off

Transportation of vehicles have been started operating across the country including capital Dhaka after Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association and Bangladesh Transport Workers’ Federation’s withdrawal of strike on Wednesday afternoon. Long-haul bus services from Dhaka’s Gabtali Bus Terminal were also seen leaving to their respective destination all over the country. Earlier, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has urged workers to go ...

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Transports start plying after Shajahan’s call

Public transports start playing on Wednesday afternoon after the shipping minister, Shajahan Khan, also executive president of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation, requested transport owners and workers to start plying vehicles to end the ongoing deadlock across the country. in The photo was taken in front of the National Press Club. Public transports started plying after shipping minister Shajahan Khan, ...

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