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Indian-origin woman convicted of London robbery

Her accomplices, Monica Pashias, 42, and Tyrone Waugh, 40 had previously pleaded guilty to robbery. WT24 Desk Three people, including an Indian-origin woman, have been convicted following a robbery at commercial premises in Lambeth, south London, in August last year, The Hindustan Times reports. Harpreet Kaur, 28, from Hounslow was found guilty at Inner London Crown Court on Friday of ...

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23 officials face graft charges

Embezzling coal worth Tk243.28 cr alleged WT24 Desk Allegations have been brought against 23 officials including 7 former managing directors (MDs) of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) over embezzling coals worth Tk 243.28 crore, Agencies report. Investigation officer of the case submitted the charge-sheet to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Sunday .. ACC is scheduled to file the charge-sheet with court ...

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Sedition charges against Priya rejected

No case before Priya Shaha’s explanation WT24 Desk The two sedition cases filed against Priya Saha for making false allegation on minorities living in Bangladesh to the US President Donald Trump have been rejected, Agencies report. Two separate courts of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates rejected the pleas on Sunday afternoon. The courts said though the cases were filed on sedition charges, ...

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Imran Khan travels to US to ‘reset’ bilateral ties

Pakistan PM Imran Khan embarked on a three-day visit accompanied by Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. WT24 Desk Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday embarked on a three-day visit to the US where he is set to meet President Donald Trump on July 22 in a bid to “reset” tense bilateral relations, PTI reports. Khan’s first visit to the ...

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Witness-turned-accused

ASK provides legal aid to Minni WT24 Desk BARGUNA: Sensational Rifat Sharif murder case witness-turned-accused Ayesha Siddiqa Minni is getting legal support from legal aid and human rights organization Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), Agencies report. A four member team of ASK arrived in Minni’s Barguna residence Saturday afternoon and talked to her father. Barguna District Bar Association Secretary General ...

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UK may back next top IMF official from India

Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the committee that published a widely-welcomed report on UK-India relations on June 24, wrote to foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt that countries with major economies should now hold leadership positions in international organisations. WT24 Desk Pushing for a candidate from outside Europe or America as next managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the influential foreign affairs ...

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UK politicians send message of solidarity to US congresswomen

Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan among those condemning Donald Trump’s ‘blatant racism’ WT24 Desk Leading British politicians including Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan are among thousands of people who have signed a letter of support f the four US congresswomen of colour who were targeted by Donald Trump in a series of racist tweets this week, The Guardian reports. The letter ...

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2 ‘drug peddlers’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Cox’s Bazar WT24 Desk Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of the district on Wednesday, Agencies report. The gunfight took place at Jajimura area around 4: 30 am. BGB claimed 3 of its members were also injured. The deceased were identified as Asmaul Sawdagar, ...

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Ershad finally laid to rest at Polli Nibash

JP was forced to revise its decision of burying him at Military Graveyard in the capital due to rigid stance of party followers in Rangpur WT24 Desk Jatiya Party Chairman and ex-president Hussain Muhammad Ershad was finally laid to eternal rest on Tuesday at Polli Nibash in his hometown Rangpur where he was the most admirable political figure for over ...

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