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‘Drug dealer’ killed in Teknaf

A suspected drug dealer was killed in an alleged shootout with border guards in Teknaf upazila of the district early Sunday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Rahim uddin, 37, alias Rafique, son of Late Abdul Jalil of Moddhom Kanjor Para of the upazila. Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hassan Khan, commander of the 2 BGB Battalion of Teknaf confirmed ...

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B’deshi shot dead in South Africa

A Bangladeshi young man was shot to death by criminals in Johannesburg of South Africa on Saturday, Agencies report.   The deceased was identified as Nur Hossain Sumon, son of Abul Kashem of Gobindapur village in Sadar upazila of Feni. Sumon has a two-year-old daughter.  Nurunnabi, brother of deceased Sumon, told Banglanews that Sumon had been oertawing business in South ...

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40-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Commuters’ suffering peaked during a 40-kilometer long tailback stretching from Shahinagar to both sides of Meghna Bridge on Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Sunday, Agencies report. Vehicular movement remained halted from Shahidnagar in Daudkandi upazila to Meghna bridge of Dhaka-Chattogram highway since Friday due renovation of Meghna Bridge.  Daudkandi Highway Police said renovation of the Meghna Bridge began on Friday keeping one side ...

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2 die inhaling toxic gas in Bogura

Two construction workers died after inhaling toxic gas while working inside a septic tank in Dhunat upazila in Bogura on Sunday morning , Agencies report. The incident happened at Nanglu village under Nimgachi union of the upazila. The deceased were identified as Mahidul Islam, 35, son of Syed Ali, hailing from Tallatali village of the Gabtali upazila and Minhajul, 27, ...

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BSF detains Bangladeshi

Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) detained a Bangladeshi man for intruding into their territory via Lengura frontier in Kalmakanda upazila of the district, Agencies report. The incident occurred near Kawbari frontier pillar-1171on Saturday evening. The detainee was– identified as Sangmang Pru, son of Fremant Haccha—a resident of Kawbari area. According to locals and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), Sangmang Pru went ...

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2 youths electrocuted in Ctg

Two youths were electrocuted in Patiya and Anwara upazilas on Sunday, UNB reports. One of the deceased Nazim Uddin, 25, son of Badrul Miah got electrocuted while working at his house in Kolagaon area of Patiya upazila. Meanwhile, another youth Md. Miraj, 19, son of Maulana Osman, met with the accident when he was cutting trees in Mohammadpur area of ...

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DIG prison held, lands in jail

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of prisons Bazlur Rashid for illegally amassing assets worth Tk 3.5 crore, Agencies report. Director of the ACC Md Yusuf confirmed the matter to Banglanews on Sunday.  A team of ACC, led by its Director Md Yusuf on Sunday (October 28) arrested the DIG prison. Deputy Directors Nasir Uddin and ...

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4 killed, 9 bullet-hit in Bhola

Four persons were killed, nine bullet-hit and at least fifty others injured in a number of clashes between police and locals in Borhanuddin upazila of the district on Sunday (October 20). 9 bullet-injured were admitted to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC). The confrontation began at Borhanuddin Secondary school area around 11 am. Biplab, a youth from Kachia union of the upazila, uploaded a ...

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Afghanistan mosque bombing: death toll rises

Police and local residents were searching for bodies in the rubble of a mosque in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, after bomb blaststhat killed at least 69 people during Friday prayers, Agencies report. The explosives had been placed inside the mosque in the Jawdara area of Haska Mena district. Sohrab Qaderi, a member of Nangarhar’s provincial council, said the mosque, ...

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