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Muggers shoot fruit trader

Snatch Tk 3 lakh in Savar WT24 Desk Muggers snatched Tk 3 lakh after shooting a fruit trader at Bypile area in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, early Monday, Agencies report. The injured was identified as Riajul Islam, 35, son of Ayub Ali of Dhamsona area. Quoting the victim, Sheikh Rezaul Haque Dipu, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station, ...

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All eyes on Hague; hearing on Myanmar genocide begins Tuesday

Bangladesh remains engaged on accountability front WT24 Desk The hearing on genocide by Myanmar against Rohingyas is all set to begin at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday in The Hague, Netherlands as the Gambia asked the top UN court to urgently order measures “to stop Myanmar’s genocidal conduct.” Bosnia and Herzegovina had asked for provisional measures when ...

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UK court deals blow to Shamima

WT24 Desk Islamic State bride Shamima Begum’s hopes of returning to Britain have been dealt a major blow by the High Court, Agencies report. Judges have ruled against restoring the UK passports of two terrorists who, like Shamima, are also from British-Bangladeshi families. The ruling means that Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel can now lawfully stop the jihadi bride from ...

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Housewife killed over land dispute in Sherpur

WT24 Desk A housewife was killed in an attack by her rivals over land dispute at Jangaldi West Nayapara village in Sadar upazila on Sunday, UNB reports. The deceased was identified as Anwara Begum, 55, wife of Torab Ali of the upazila. Torab Ali and his cousin Shamsul Haque were at loggerheads over the ownership of a piece of land, ...

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Housewife killed for ‘dowry’ in Ctg

WT24 Desk A housewife has been strangulated to death reportedly by her laws at Dakkhin Jiri village in Patiya upazila, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Khairunessa Kusum, 25, wife of Ibrahim of the village. On information, police recovered the body from the house on Saturday evening, said Sub-inspector Borhan Uddin of Patiya Police Station. All the members of ...

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Rohingya ‘robber’ shot dead

“Gunfight’ in Teknaf WT24 Desk A suspected Rohingya robber was shot to death by unidentified miscreants in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district, Agencies report. The identity of the deceased could not be confirmed immediately. Two others were injured in the incident occurred in Nayapara camp of the upazila on Saturday night, Banglanews correspondent reports. Two other Rohingyas, Shamsul Amin, ...

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Man held with 20 gold bars in Ctg

WT24 Desk Customs officials arrested a man along with 20 gold bars at Shah Amanat International Airport here on Sunday, Agencies report. The arrestee is Mohammad Ohidul Alam. Khairul Kabir, assistant manager of the airport, said a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Dubai landed at the airport around 9am. Tipped off, a team of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate ...

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Grisly Indeed!– Mother, children ‘strangled’

WT24 Desk A pregnant woman, her son and daughter were reportedly strangled to death at their home in Baharkachna area of the district on Sunday, Agencies report. Police recovered the bodies of Ratna, her three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter from their house around 12 noon. Ratna’s husband Abdur Razzak was arrested in this connection.  Rangpur Metropolitan Deputy Police Commissioner (Crimes) ...

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Rumpa’s ‘friend’ remanded

It comes after his arrest in connection with the mysterious death of the university student WT24 Desk A court here on Sunday (Dec 08) placed Abdur Rahman Saikat on 4-day remand for his alleged involvement in the ‘unnatural death’ of the Stamford University student Rubaiyat Sharmin Rumpa, Agencies report. Earlier in the morning, police made Saikat accused in the incident ...

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