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Sunday, 25 June 2017 10:13

4-tier security at Jatiya Eidgah

News Flash Correspondent Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will ensure 4-tier security at Jatiya Eidgah on the day of Eid-ul Fitr, installing closed-circuit (CC) cameras and setting up archways at every entry point. "All the Musallis (Muslim devotees) will have to go through metal detector and archway scanning to enter the eidgah. Police members in uniform and in plain clothes will be deployed in and around the ground. We have already installed a large number of CC cameras, bringing the ground and its adjacent areas under police surveillance," said DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah. "Swat team members of police would be deployed.…
Saturday, 25 March 2017 10:15

1 dead near Dhaka airport police box blast

News Flash Correspondent One person was killed in a blast at airport police checkpost near Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Friday evening. The blast happened around 7pm in the area, says airport thana acting officer-in-charge (OC), Nur-e- Azam Mia. Dead is identified as the attacker, says the OC without naming the alleged attacker. Detail in this regard would be known later on, the OC added. Earlier a suspected suicide bomber on last Friday noon blew himself up at the temporary RAB camp, proposed headquarters of the elite force, in Haji camp area of Dhaka’s Ashkona. The Islamic…
Thursday, 02 June 2016 12:49

Trains kill 2 in capital

> Newsflash Desk Two separate accidents killed two persons at Khilkhet and Kuril Biswa road area in the city early today, reports the BSS. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Government Railway Police (GRP) Abdul Majid confirmed the news. A train of Dhumketu Express, coming from Rajshahi to Kamlapur, hit Mohammad Mofiz Uddin, 34, a vegetables vender, while he was crossing the rail line. He was killed on the spot at Khilkhet area at about 5 am. The OC said "Meanwhile an unidentified male, 50, also died on the spot as a Jamalpur-bound commuter train hit him at Kuril Biswa Road area at…
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:50

Businessman found dead in capital

> Newsflash Correspondent One Abdul Barek, 36, a businessman, was found slaughtered to death at his house in capital's Dakshin Khan area on Tuesday night. The police recovered the dead body around 8.30 pm tonight and said unidentified miscreants might kill him entering into his house today. Dakshin Khan thana Inspector (operation), Moniruzzaman, told Samakal that they recovered the dead body after local had informed about the incident. The Inspector also said, several injuries have been found on his body. He was a local land trader, the police sources said. >
> Staff Correspondent Detectives arrested four persons including a Polish citizen from city's Gulshan area on Sunday evening for their suspected involvement with the recent ATM card scam. The arrestees are: Polish citizen Piotr Szczepan Mazurek and three officials of City Bank Maksed Al alias Maksud, Rezaul Karim alias Shaheen, and Refaz Ahmed alias Roni. A squad of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested the four along with a passport, an identity card given by the German government confirming Piotr’s German citizenship from Gulshan area on Sunday evening, a DB official said. During primary interrogation, Piotr said that though he…
Friday, 19 February 2016 23:48

DB official stabbed in city

> Newsflash Correspondent One Detective Branch inspector of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) was injured in a knife attack by miscreants on Friday evening. The miscreants attacked on him with sharp weapons while he was conducting a drive in what they claimed militant den in the capital's Badda area on the day. The DB official was identified as- Bahauddin Faruki (42). DMP Deputy Commissioner (South), Masrukur Rahman, has confirmed this to Samakal tonight. He was taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after the attack. 'He is now out of danger,' the DMCH sources said. >
> Desk Report A Bangladesh-born US citizen who was allegedly abducted from Mohakhali flyover in the city on Tuesday, could not be traced till Thursday afternoon. Mofizul Islam who came to Bangladesh from the USA on January 22 was picked up by some miscreants from his car on the flyover while returning to his Baridhara residence from Motijheel, said police quoting Imran Ali, driver of the victim, reports UNB. Imran registered a general diary with Kafrul Police Station in this regard on Tuesday night. Later, Abu Hossain, a nephew of Mofizul, filed an abduction case with the same police station…
Friday, 23 October 2015 20:16

Eight people killed inroad accidents

Staff Correspondent At least eight people were killed in separate road accidents in the capital and three other districts on Thursday. In the capital’s Mohammadpur, a teenager, Moron Chand, 16, was crushed under a speedy truck near Dhaka Uddyan on Mohammadpur Beri Badh road early Thursday, said Mohammadpur police officer-in-charge Jamal Uddin Mir. He was a resident of Shaymoli housing area. The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue. In Uttara, an unidentified man was sandwiched between two covered vans near Abdullahpur crossing early Thursday, said Uttara Paschim police station sub-inspector Nur Alam. His body was sent to…
Staff Correspondent Frequent derailment and disruption to train schedules go unabated across the country because of run-down railway tracks, sleepers and bridges. Bangladesh Railway has imposed speed restriction on trains on railway tracks at many areas to avoid accidents. Some restrictions were, however, imposed 10 years ago. Reasons behind speed restrictions include settlement of soil under tracks because of heavy rain, dilapidated condition of tracks, sleepers and railway bridges, buckling tendency of tracks because of excessive heat and accidents. In the past four days, the Sirajganj Express was derailed in three accidents in Sirajganj-Ishwardi section due to settlement of soil…
Friday, 20 February 2015 12:46

Arson victim dies, 8 more burnt

Staff Correspondent Relatives of firebomb attack victim Mohamamd Hossain wail at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after he lost his fight for survival on Thursday Another firebomb victim lost his battle for life at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and eight more suffered burns while a train came under arson attack on Thursday, the last day of a week-long hartal coupled with an indefinite blockade that enters its 46th day today. Incidents of violence were reported from a number of districts, including Chittagong, Tangail, Chandpur, Jhenaidah and Bogra on the day. A youth died in an explosion while he was allegedly making…
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 18:30

Kamaruzzaman Shifted to Dhaka Jail

Staff CorrespondentCondemned war crimes convict Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, also Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general, was again shifted to in the Dhaka Central Jail at about 2:10pm on Tuesday, a prison official said.A prison van carrying Kamaruzzaman, left Kashimpur central jail at about 11:30am, said Dhaka central jail senior jail superintendent Forman Ali.He was shifted to Kashimpur jail from Dhaka jail on Monday.The Appellate Division on Monday upheld the death sentence for Kamaruzzaman for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 war of independence.The highest court of the land pronounced the verdict in the appeal filed by Kamaruzzaman, the then chief coordinator…