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Mexican drug lord sentenced to life in prison

US district judge imposed life sentence plus 30 years on Joaquín Guzmán at hearing in federal Brooklyn court WT24 Desk Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States over three decades, was sentenced by a US judge on Wednesday to spend the rest ...

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2 ‘drug traders’ killed

‘Gunfights’ in Rajshahi, N’ganj WT24 Desk Two suspected drug traders were killed in reported gunfights with police in Rajshahi and Narayanganj districts early Tuesday, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Alamin, son of Mohonlal of Harpur under Kashiadanga Police Station of Rajshahi city and Biplab, 32, son of Sultan Mia of Fatullah in Narayanganj city. Golam Ruhul Kuddus, additional ...

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A lunch get-together that turned fatal

Thirteen of 30 Army soldiers killed in Himachal building collapse WT24 Desk An outpass issued to 30 Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) of Assam Rifles for lunch outside their Dagshai cantonment became a catalyst for the death of 13 of them when the restaurant where they had gathered for lunch collapsed on Sunday, The Hindustan Times reports. The soldiers were believed ...

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170 women, children raped in 6 months in Cumilla

WT24 Desk About 170 women and children were raped in the district between January and June this year, Agencies report. In January, 21 women and children were raped. The number was 29 in February, 26 in March, 27 in April, 32 in May and 35 in June, according to reports of the register book of forensic medicine department of Comilla ...

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Girl 6 raped in Chuadanga

Man, 50, arrested WT24 Desk A man, accused of raping a child, was arrested on early Saturday from Jhikorgachha in Jashore, Agencies report. The arrestee was identified as Abdul Malek, 50, of Harinakundu upazila in Jhenidah. Chuadanga Additional Police Superintendent Kanailal Sarkar said the suspect was arrested from Noali village of Jhikorgachha based on information from police’s Detective Branch. “Abdul ...

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Rape incidents surge

BNP blames lack of law enforcement WT24 Desk BNP standing committee member Selima Rahman on Friday alleged that rape and other crimes have marked a sharp rise in the country for lack of enforcement of law since the government is regulating the judiciary, Agencies report. “The incidents of rape have turned acute as the government has completely shattered the judiciary. ...

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‘Drug trader’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Cox’s Bazar WT24 Desk COX’S BAZAR: A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Lengur Beel hilly area in Teknaf upazila on Wednesday midnight, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Abdul Malek, 35 son of late Makbul Ahammad, resident of Old Pallan para of the upazila.  Police arrested Malek from Telknaf bus ...

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Ex-CJ Sinha, 10 others sued

Accused of graft and money laundering WT24 Desk The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed a case on Wednesday against former chief justice SK Sinha and 10 others accusing them of accumulating illegal wealth and laundering Tk 4 crore, Agencies report. On September 25 last year, the ACC summoned five officials of the Farmers Bank Ltd for interrogation over deposit of Tk ...

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Nepal jails Canadian former UN official

Aid worker Peter Dalglish, 62, sentenced for sexually abusing two boys, aged 12 and 14 WT24 Desk A former United Nations official has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Nepal after a trial that underscored the country’s growing appeal for foreign paedophiles, AFP reports. Peter John Dalglish, 62, a high-profile humanitarian worker from Canada, was sentenced on Monday to ...

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