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Lawyers meet Azharul in prison

WT24 Desk Lawyers of convicted war criminal ATM Azharul Islam have met the Jamaat-e-Islami leader in prison after the apex court upheld his death sentence for crimes against humanity in Rangpur during the Liberation War, Agencies report. A group of five lawyers sat down with Azharul around 10am on Friday, said Bikash Raihan, jailor of Kashimpur High Security Jail. “They ...

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WhatsApp hacked to spy on govt officials

WT24 Desk Senior government officials in multiple US-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation, Agencies report. Sources familiar with WhatsApp’s internal investigation into the breach said a “significant” portion of the known victims are high-profile government and military ...

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Abrar murder charges in a week: DMP

WT24 Desk Formal charges in the case over the murder of BUET student Abrar Fahad will be pressed within a week, DMP Additional Commissioner Md Monirul Islam, Agencies report. “Considering the progress of the investigation, we’re hopeful that the charge sheet will be filed in a week,” he said while attending a debate competition at the Film Development Corporation premises ...

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Hilsa glut drives prices down

WT24 Desk The abundance of hilsa in coastal rivers has triggered a drop in the prices of the popular fish in Dhaka after the government lifted a fishing ban during its breeding season, Agencies report. Visits to different fish markets in the capital revealed that a hilsa weighing from 600gm to 1kg was being sold between Tk 600 and Tk ...

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1,500 infiltrators in AL

Sheikh Hasina has made a list of around 1,500 people who have infiltrated the Awami League, says Qader WT24 Desk Sheikh Hasina has made a list of around 1,500 people who have infiltrated the Awami League, Obaidul Quader has said, Agencies report. The party’s general secretary and road transport and bridges minister informed journalists about the list while visiting the ...

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‘B’deshi journalists must remain united, be aware of their rights’

Int’l Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on Saturday WT24 Desk As the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists approaches, concern for the safety of journalists in the challenging profession grows worldwide, Agencies report.  Bangladesh was ranked 10th among 13 of world’s worst impunity offenders, according to Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) 2019 Global Impunity ...

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Woman, housemaid killed in Dhaka

Police have recovered the bodies with throats slashed WT24 Desk Police have recovered the bodies of a woman and a housemaid with throats slashed at their Dhanmondi home in Dhaka, Agencies report. The incident occurred at house No. 21 on road No. 28 in the area, Dhanmondi Police Station OC Abdul Latif told this correspondent at 8pm on Friday. Both of ...

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Singapore casinos on radar

ACC sets sights on Bangladeshi gamblers in Singapore casinos WT24 Desk The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC has set out to identify Bangladeshi nationals who gambled in Singaporean casinos during the last five years, Agencies report. The national anti-graft agency wrote to its Singapore equivalent — the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) — seeking its assistance on that score, said ACC ...

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