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Clashes at Ctg AL council

WT24 Desk The council of the Awami League’s Chattogram North unit has begun amid scuffles between two factions of the ruling party, Agency reports. Supporters of Gias Uddin, former upazila chairman of Mirsarai upazila, and Ataur Ataur Rahman Ata, former president of Awami League’s Mirsarai Upazila wing, came to blows and hurled plastic chairs at each other before the start ...

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6-story building collapses in Nairobi

Scores feared trapped WT24 Desk A six-story building collapsed in Kenya’s capital on Friday, officials said, with people feared to be trapped in the debris, Agencies report. Associated Press video showed people cheering as one dust-covered person was carried away on a stretcher, one arm outstretched. Shortly afterward the crowd hushed as another person was carried away but covered completely ...

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Fuel pipe explosion kills 11 in Iran

42 others injured WT24 Desk An explosion of a heating gas pipe killed at least 11 people and injured 42 others during a wedding ceremony in western Iran, the country’s state TV reported on Friday, Agencies report. The report said five children and five women were among those killed in the explosion, which took place late on Thursday evening in ...

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Barguna woman raped

Lawyer held WT24 Desk Police on Friday arrested a lawyer for allegedly raping a housewife at Kajirabad village in Betagi upazila, Agencies report.  The arrestee was identified as Selim Hossain.  Quamruzzaman Mia, officer-in-charge of Betagi Police Station, said police arrested Selim around 11am and later he was sent to jail through a court. He said taking the advantage of her ...

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Angry Islamists besiege Pakistan’s newspaper

Anger over paper describing London Bridge attacker as ‘Pakistani origin’ WT24 Desk Dozens of angry Islamists swarmed the building of an independent Pakistani newspaper in the capital, Islamabad, blocking its entrance for several hours, threatening the staff and demanding its editor be hanged, the paper reported Wednesday, Agencies report. A simultaneous protest also took place Tuesday evening in the southern ...

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Man injured in ‘BSF firing’

Dies in Kurigram WT24 Desk A young man who was shot and wounded by members of  Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday morning died at Rangpur medical College Hospital at night, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Abul Hashem, son of Abu Bakkar, a resident of Kalair Char village in Narayanpur union of Nageswari upazila. Locals said that ...

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Missing madrasa boy found dead

WT24 Desk Police recovered the throat-slit body of a madrasa student from Arpara village in Kaliganj upazila on Wednesday noon, four days after he went missing, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Alamin Hossain, 10, son of Abdur Razzak of the village. He was a student of Santal Al-Hera Cadet Hafizul Quran Madrasa in the locality.   Motlebur Rahman, ...

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UPDF man gunned down in Rangamati

WT24 Desk An activist of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) has been shot dead allegedly by his rivals at Nariarchar of Rangamati on Wednesday morning, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Giri Chakma. Nariarchar Police Station Officer-in Charge (OC) Md. Kabir Hossain said on information, their team rushed to the spot to recover the body.  Details of the incident ...

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All SC affidavit branch staffers transferred for graft

WT24 Desk A day after the Chief Justice expressed his dissatisfaction over the corruption and irregularities in the section, all the officials and employees of the Supreme Court’s affidavit branch were transferred en masse on Tuesday, Agency reports. The SC administration issued an order in this regard, said its Special Officer Mohammad Saifur Rahman. “All the officials and employees of ...

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Gold worth Tk 4.23cr seized

One held at Shahjalal Int’l Airport WT24 Desk A preventive team of Dhaka Customs House detained a person along with 8.50 kg gold worth around Tk 4.23 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Agencies report. The detainee was identified as Himel Khan. According to a press release issued on Tuesday (Dec 03), Himel landed at the airport by a flight ...

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