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32 killed as bus strikes bomb in Afghanistan

Passengers, mainly women and children, were killed in attack officials blame on Taliban WT24 Desk A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including children, a provincial official said, Agencies report. Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the police chief in Farah province, said 15 others were wounded with most in critical condition, ...

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3 die in Ctg shipbreaking yard

six others fell sick after inhaling poisonous gas WT24 Desk At least three workers died and six others fell sick after inhaling poisonous gas while working at a shipbreaking yard in Sitalpur of Sitakuda upazila on Wednesday, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Nantu Bepari, 24, son of Amjad Bepari, Mohammad Rusel, 25, son of Jafar Matabbar of Pirojpur, ...

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Gang violence leaves more than 50 dead in Brazil prison riot

Prisoners decapitated and asphyxiated in city of Altamira, in dispute linked to local drug trade WT24 Desk At least 57 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil which saw rival gangs battle for five hours, officials say, Agencies report. Gang members from one prison block invaded another part of Altamira jail in Pará state. Sixteen of the ...

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Two ‘drug traders’ killed

‘Gunfight in Teknaf WT24 Desk Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Marine Drive road at Baharchhara in Teknaf upazila early Monday, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Abdur Rahman, 48, of Baharchhara and Omar Faruk, 35, of of Kunia village in Ramu. RAB-15 Teknaf Camp company commander ...

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Housing engr. caught in act

ACC arrests NHA engineer while taking bribe WT Desk A team of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) caught an executive engineer of the National Housing Authority (NHA) red-handed while taking bribe in Dinajpur town on Sunday night, Agencies report. The arrestee is Dinajpur NHA executive engineer Md Delwar Hossain. NHA land allotment committee directed Dinajpur NHA in a meeting to allot ...

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90 charged in Gaibandha

Attack on Santals in 2016 WT24 Desk The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) on Sunday submitted a charge-sheet against 90 people forkilling three Santal people, looting their valuables and unleashing torture on them at Bagda Farm area in Gobindaganj upazila on November 6, 2016, Agencies report. General manager (finance) of Rangpur Sugar Mills Nazmul Huda, Union Parishad chairman Shakil Ahmed ...

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‘Drug dealer’ killed

BGB man critically injured in ‘gunfight’ WT24 Desk An alleged drug trader was killed in an ‘armed-battle’ with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Agrovulot border area in Benapole upazila of Jashore early Saturday, report Agencies. The deceased was identified as Sujon, son of Abdullah of Kagojpukur village in Benapole.Lieutenant colonel Imran Ullah Sarkar, commanding officer of BGB-21 battalion, ...

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3 college students missing in river

WT24 Desk Three students of Dhanmondi Ideal College in Dhaka went missing due to strong currents in a tributary of Dhaleshwari river in Bank Colony (West) area of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital on Saturday, Agencies report. The students are Akash from Bank Colony (West) in Savar, Mehedi from Shaat Feet (60 ft) road area in Agargaon and Rajon ...

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Ctg teen’s throat-slit body found

He went missing on Thursday evening WT24 Desk Police recovered the throat-slit body of a missing teen from Korbollatia in Fatikchhari upazila on Friday noon, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Sabbir Uddin Ikon, 17, son of Md Shahab Uddin of Bibirhat area. Babul Akter, officer-in-charge of Fatikchhari Police Station, said Sabbir went to Bibirhat Bazar around 6pm on ...

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7 lakh yaba pills seized

Drug traders escape, case filed in Cox’sBazar WT24 Desk Bangladesh Coast Guard in a drive recovered around seven lakh pieces of yaba tablets from the River Naf in Teknaf upazila of the district today, Agencies report. No arrest was made in the drive as the drug traders escaped to jungle leaving their boat in the river. Media Officer of Chattogram ...

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