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Minivan plunges into ravine;16 dead

Says Afghan official WT24 Desk Afghan official says that 16 people died when a minivan skidded off an icy road and plunged into a ravine in snowy weather in northern Baghlan province, Agencies report. Safder Mohsini, the provincial council chief, says the victims were all headed to a wedding ceremony to Khost wa Freng when the accident happened on Tuesday ...

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3 killed in Shariatpur bus plunge

WT24 Desk Three people were killed and at least 20 others injured after a passenger bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Damuda upazila in Shariatpur on Tuesday morning, Agencies report. The deceased passengers were identified as Kamaruzzaman Mahmud Munsi, 45, son of Nuruzzaman Munsi, hailing from Sida village of Damuda upazila, and Yakub Paik, 80, of Daskhin Damuda village ...

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Drug trader held

1,585 Yaba pills seized WT24 Desk Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members arrested a drug dealer with 1,585 Yaba pills from Charboalmari area from the bordering region of Kurigram’s Rowmari upazila on Sunday night, Agencies report. The arrestee was identified as Abu Hanif, 22, son of Md Nurul Haque, of Cengtapara village of Rowmari upazila. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol ...

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‘Allegation proved’

Barrister Tureen removed from ICT prosecution team WT24 Desk Law Minister Anisul Huq on Monday said the allegation brought against Barrister Tureen Afroz has been proved, Agencies report. “She had talked to a criminal and we’ve a record of conversations between them. The voice in the record is that of Tureen which has been proved and that’s why she has ...

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Biman passenger held at airport

WT24 Desk 8 kg gold seized Customs Intelligence officials of Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram seized 70 pieces of gold bars from a passenger of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Agencies report.  “The bold bars, weighed 8 kg 200 grams, were hidden where battery of his charger light was,” Riadul Islam, Deputy Commissioner of Custom of ...

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At least 2 dead in Aussie bush fires

Three fires were still burning at an emergency level in the early hours of the day, and at the height of the disaster, a record 17 fires were given that classification WT24 Desk Bushfires have claimed the lives of at least two people in the Australian state of New South Wales, authorities confirmed on Saturday, Agencies report.. A further seven ...

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3 passengers held at Dhaka airport

22 gold bars seized WT24 Desk Customs preventive team at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport detained three domestic passengers and seized 22 gold bars weighing around 2.5 kg and 10 mobile phone sets from their possessions on Friday, Agencies report. The trio was identified as Aflatun Akhter Mukti, Konika Hossain Jhunu and Saiful Islam. Dhaka Customs House sources said, based on ...

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BSF guns down BD national in Jhenaidah

WT24 Desk Border Security Force (BSF) of India shot a Bangladeshi man dead in Indian Territory which is located on opposite side of Maheshpur Upazila of Jhenaidah district on Friday, Agencies report. The deceased—identified as Suman Hossain, 25, son of Abdul Mannan—was a resident of Shyamkur West Para village under Maheshpur Upazila of the district. Suman intruded into Indian side ...

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Road crash kills 7 in Panchagarh

Head-on collision between bus and easy bike WT24 Desk A bus ran over a battery-run easy-bike, thereby killing seven of its passengers on Panchagarh-Tetulia highway. The accident took place at Magurmari Amtoli area at around 1:00pm on Friday . Sabina Yasmin, deputy commissioner (DC) of Panchagarh visited the spot.  Agitated mob attacked highway police, fire service personnel and journalists at their ...

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Foreign tourists among eight stabbed in Jordan

Victims at popular destination reported to include people from Mexico and Switzerland WT24 Desk Eight people including four foreign tourists have been stabbed in Jerash, a city in Jordan popular with visitors, AFP reports. Authorities said the victims included tourists from Mexico and Switzerland. Police sources told the Guardian that three of those stabbed were Mexican and one was Swiss. ...

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