Gazipur, Oct 1 (UNB) - A man was chopped to death while his wife injured during a ‘robbery’ at their house at Dakkhin Salna of the city early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Abur Rouf, 65, while the injured is Mazeda Khatun of the area.
Tanvir Ahmed, ward councillor of Gazipur City Corporation, said a group of 7-8 bandits swooped on Rouf’s house around 2am cutting open the door and looted valuables, including gold ornaments and cash.
They also hacked Rouf and his wife with sharp weapons, leaving them injured.
The injured couple was taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Rouf dead.
Visiting the spot, Ezaz Shafi, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said it was not clear whether it was a robbery or a planned attack due to enmity. “Everything will be clear after investigation,” he said, adding that those involved in the incident will be arrested soon.
Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from New York on Tuesday morning wrapping up her eight-day visit to the USA when she joined the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:50am.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel, State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam and PM’s Principal Secretary M Nojibur Rahman, among others, received the Prime Minister at the airport.
The Prime Minister left New York for Abu Dhabi on Sunday night (local time).
A flight of Etihad Airways carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage took off from John F Kennedy International Airport for Abu Dhabi at 11:35pm (local time).
Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Masud Bin Momen saw the Prime Minister off at the airport.
The flight landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 7:50pm on Monday (local time).
The Prime Minister departed from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 11:15pm on Monday (local time).
Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka on September 20 last and reached New York on September 22.
During her stay in New York, she delivered speech at the UNGA in Bangla and held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 27.
Hasina received two prestigious international awards --‘Champion of the Skills Development for Youths' Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to skill development of the youth, and ‘Vaccine Hero’ award in recognition of Bangladesh's outstanding success in vaccination to immunise children – during her visit to New York.
Besides, she exchanged pleasantries with US President Donald Trump, held a bilateral meeting with a bilateral meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres.
She also had talks separately with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development Queen Maxima and Honorary President of Global Hop Coalition Irina Bokova.
Chandpur, Oct 1 (UNB) – A fishing trawler capsized in the Meghna River on Monday night after it was caught in a storm.
However, all the seven fishermen of the trawler were rescued alive.
Those rescued are Awlad Hossain, 40, Noor Mohammad, 55, Alam Hawlader, 50, Billa Sardar, 25, Moktar Bepary, 23, Quadir Majhi, 19, and Abu Kalam Sarkar, 16. All of them hail from Sakhipur upazila in Shariatpur.
River Police sources said the fishermen were returning home after selling fish in a local market when their trawler overturned around 9pm after being caught in the storm at estuary of the Meghna and Dakatia rivers.
River police and local fishermen rescued Awlad and Noor Mohammad immediately afterwards and the rest five were rescued from Haimchar Bhairabi area as they were washed away by the wave.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) - Officer-in-charge of Paltan Police Station M Mahmudul Haque has been suspended for reportedly raping a girl on a promise to give her a good job and marry her.
The action was taken following investigation after the victim lodged a written complaint with the Inspector General of Police.
According to the complaint, OC Mahmudul brought the girl, a private bank officer, to Dhaka from Naogaon on September 21, 2017 with a promise to give her a good job.
He, however, violated her in a hotel after feeding her with food laced with sedatives.
As the girl regained her senses and realised that she was raped, Mahmudul asked her not to disclose it to anyone and promised to marry her, she wrote in her complaint.
He also raped her on several other occasions later whereby she became pregnant.
On October 20, 2018, the girl came to know about her pregnancy and informed Mahmudul of it. As she expressed her desire to continue with the pregnancy, he forbade her which led to an altercation between them.
At one stage, the OC forced to abort the embryo, the girl said.
As the girl put pressure on him to marry her, Mahmudul stopped communication with her from April 2 last.