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3 held over lynching woman

Govt to prevent mob lynching: Qader WT24 Desk Police detained three young men over lynching a woman in Badda of the capital city suspecting her a ‘children grabber’, Agencies report. Jafor, Shahin and Bappy were nabbed from Badda Sunday  night. “They were identified in a video footage filmed with mobile phone,” Badda Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Rafiqul Islam told Banglanews. ...

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28 militants killed

Airstrike in N. Afghanistan WT24 Desk At least 28 Taliban militants have been killed following an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province, a military source said on Sunday, Agencies report. “Based on a confirmed tip-off, an Afghan Air Force A-29 aircraft targeted a Taliban hideout in Bilchiragh district, Faryab province on Saturday evening, leaving 28 armed Taliban killed,” Hanif Rezai, ...

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ACC to charge 23 over coal scam

They allegedly embezzled 144,000 tonnes coal worth over Tk 2.43 billion WT24 Desk The Anti-Corruption Commission is charging 23 people, including seven former managing directors of Barapukuria mining company, over alleged embezzlement of about 144,000 tonnes coal, Agencies report. The investigation officer, ACC Deputy Director Shamsul Alam, submitted the charge-sheet at their Dinajpur office on Sunday, the commission’s spokesman Pranab ...

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‘Yaba trader’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Cox’s Bazar WT24 Desk A suspected yaba trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Sunday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Hosson, 39, son of Anu Miah of Hoaykong West Satghoria area. Three police personnel – Assistant Sub Inspector of Teknaf Police Station Ohid Ullah, constables Sajib Sarker ...

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RAB man accused of abduction

WT24 Desk The family of a wood trader, who went missing a month ago, has alleged that an official of Rapid Action Battalion abducted the businessman to avenge the murder of the elite force member’s father. The family members of Ismail Hossain, 60, brought the allegation against Rasel Ahmed Kabir, the RAB’s director for communications and signal, at a press ...

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Drug suspect killed

‘Gunfight’ in  Kushtia WT24 Desk A transport worker, released from jail recently, has been killed in a so-called shootout with police in Kushtia. The dead, identified only as Rafiqul, 37, was shot in a gunfight during an anti-drug drive on Saturday, said Kushtia Model Police OC Nasir Uddin, Agencies report. According to police enforcers, he was involved in drug trafficking ...

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One held for murder after rape in Madaripur

Another for rape in Satkhira WT24 Desk A man, accused of raping and killing a class X student, was arrested on Saturday morning from the Sadar upazila’s Charnachana village, Agencies report. “A Rab team raided the area and arrested Sajjad Hossain, 45, from his house around 5am,” Atika Islam, additional director of RAB-8 Madaripur camp, told the media. Rab said ...

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‘Hell’ of Japan fire that killed dozens at anime company

Eyewitnesses described a fire that was like “looking at hell,” after a man apparently doused the production company office in the city of Kyoto with flammable liquid and set it alight. WT24 Desk Details emerged Friday of the horrifying blaze that ripped through a Japanese anime firm, killing dozens including people who tried in vain to reach the roof, but ...

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Eight killed, dozens injured in blast near Afghan university

The blast comes amid an unending wave of violence across Afghanistan, where civilians are being killed every day in the country’s gruelling conflict, now in its 18th year. WT24 Desk At least eight people were killed and dozens more wounded Friday when a bomb detonated near a major university in Kabul while students were waiting to take an exam, officials ...

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India’s ‘dosa king’ restaurateur dies one week into life term for murder

P Rajagopal, founder of popular Saravana Bhavan restaurant chain, dies of cardiac failure WT24 Desk India’s “dosa king”, the founder of a global restaurant chain, has died days after losing a last-ditch attempt to avoid a life sentence for murder, The Guardian reports. P Rajagopal, 71, who rose from humble beginnings to run one of the world’s largest chains of vegetarian ...

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