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Illegal entry to Thailand

19 Myanmar men detained WT24 Desk A group of 19 Myanmar men were arrested on Friday after illegally entering southern Thailand, the police said, Agencies report. The group slipped across the border from Kawthaung township in Myanmar to Ranong province in Thailand and then were brought by an unidentified human trafficking suspect aboard a cargo truck to the woods about ...

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Blast kills 9 school children in Afghanistan

WT24 Desk A bomb blast claimed the lives of nine school children in Darqad district of northern Afghanistan’s Takhar province on Saturday, said a statement of the provincial police, Agencies report. “The terrorists planted a mine on a road in Tahiri village and the device went off at around 09:00 a.m. local time, killing nine students of a primary school ...

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Police arrest 11 ‘robbers’ in Ctg

Firearms, cartridges, knives, machetes, a pickup van and a private car seized WT24 Desk Police have arrested 11 members of a gang of robbers who were holed up in a cave in Chattogram’s Sitakunda, Agencies report. The arrests were made after a raid in the port city’s Tiger Pass area by Kotwali police early Saturday. The suspects were identified as ...

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5 held over Khulan Madrasa student murder

WT24 Desk Five suspects were detained over the murder of an eight-year-old madrasa student at Badhal village of Rupsha upazila on early Friday, Agencies report.  The deceased was identified as Adnan Sami Babu, a student of Qaumia Qariniya Madrasa of the area. SM Borhan Uddin, cousin of the deceased, said Babu had been missing after he left home for offering ...

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Woman, housemaid killed in Dhaka

Police have recovered the bodies with throats slashed WT24 Desk Police have recovered the bodies of a woman and a housemaid with throats slashed at their Dhanmondi home in Dhaka, Agencies report. The incident occurred at house No. 21 on road No. 28 in the area, Dhanmondi Police Station OC Abdul Latif told this correspondent at 8pm on Friday. Both of ...

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Nusrat Murder: Verdict plunges newborn’s future into uncertainty

WT24 Desk After the speedy trial of Madrasah student Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s murder case, the fate of the newborn daughter of one of the 16 individuals convicted of the crime fell into uncertainty as her mother, Kamrun Nahar Moni, was also sentenced to death, Agencies report. Moni gave birth to a baby girl who was later named Rakhi on September ...

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Giasuddin Quader jailed for 3 yrs

Threat to Kill PM WT24 Desk A court here on Wednesday sentenced BNP Vice Chairman Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury to three years’ imprisonment for threatening to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Agencies report. Chattogram Senior Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Shahidullah Kaiser passed the order and fined him Tk 5,000. He will have to suffer in jail for three months more if ...

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Allegation of illegal assets

11 Public Works officials face travel ban WT24 Desk The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has issued a letter issuing ban on the departure of 11 officials of the Directorate of Public Works, Agencies report.  An investigation cell, led by ACC director Syed Iqbal Hussain, sent a letter to the Special Branch (SB) of Police on Wednesday. ACC sources said that investigation ...

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Indian 2-yr-old stuck in borewell found dead

The ‘highly decomposed’ body of the boy was retrieved at 4.30 am on Tuesday WT24 Desk A two-year-old boy who fell into a borewell in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli on Friday was declared dead by officials early Tuesday morning. Sujith Wilson’s body had decomposed inside the borewell, Agencies report. A rescue operation that involved digging a parallel tunnel to get to ...

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Nusrat Murder: Death reference reaches HC

WT24 Desk The death references of the madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case reached the High Court on Tuesday, UNB reports. Special officer of the Supreme Court Mohammad Saifur Rahman said the 2327-page death reference reached at the High Court around 5pm. On October 24, sixteen people were given death penalty for their roles in murdering the madrasa student. ...

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