Crime & Law

Army starts defusing bombs at Atia Mahal

Sylhet Live: The army’s para commandos and their bomb disposal units are using drones to detect bombs and defusing those at Shibbari 's 'Atia Mahal' in Dakkhin Surma upazila on Tuesday, UNB reports from Sylhet. Amid the disposal drive, locals heard the sounds of four explosions around 2pm on Tuesday as the joint force's operation continued for the 5th day at the militant den. Earlier in the... details

Three killed, 20 missing in Bagerhat trawler capsize

Bagerhat Live:  At least three women drowned and 20 people went missing as a trawler, carrying 60-70 passengers, capsized in the Panguchi River in Moralganj upazila this morning. The deceased were identified as Beauty, 38, resident of Kalikabari, Peyara, 50, resident of Guyabaria and Sufiya, 75, resident of Chingrigat area, police said. The police said the trawler sank in the river... details

Ongoing commando assault kills 2 militants in Sylhet

Sylhet Live: At least two militants were killed as a military assault on a militant hideout was underway for the second consecutive day while the extremist retaliation overnight saw deaths of six, two being police officers, in northeastern Sylhet. "The two slain militants are male . . . our commandos fired gunshots seeing the two on ground floors (of the five-storey building) when they fell... details

Eight dead, 49 injured, Operation Twilight continues

Sylhet Live: A Army commandos are seen standing beside a armoured personnel carrier which rammed through the boundary walls of Atia Mahal, where a number of militants are holed in for the last three days, on Sunday; March 26, 2017 ISPR The law enforcers have cordoned off a suspected militant hideout in Shibbari area under south Surma upazila of Sylhet district At... details

Two militants killed in Sylhet den, raid to continue

Sylhet Live: Bangladesh Army has said that two militants have been killed inside the militant den in Sylhet. However, several more ‘well-trained’ militant operatives are hiding inside, the army spokesperson said on Sunday evening. Brig General Fakhrul Ahsan said in a press briefing in front of the den ‘Atia Mahal’ that the operation posed a ‘high amount of risk’. The Army... details

‘BNP doesn’t recognize liberation war’

Live Correspondent:  Awami League general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said BNP does not recognize War of Liberation as it has no program on Genocide Day. "Those who don't observe Genocide Day, don't recognizes War of Liberation. BNP has to clear its political stance to this end, otherwise it would be getting clear that they bear the ideology of... details

3 killed in blast in Sylhet

Sylhet Live: At least three people, including two police officer have been killed and 20 others injured in a blast outside the suspected militant den in Shibbari area of Sylhet city on Saturday evening. The deceased have been identified as police inspector Chowdhury Mohammad Kaysar and college student Wahidul Islam Opu. The blast took place around 6:50pm on a road beside a madrasa, around... details

Nation celebrates 47th Independence and National Day

Live Correspondent:  The nation is fully prepared to celebrate the 47th Independence and National Day  with a fresh vow to uphold the spirit of the Liberation War and to build a "Sonar Bangla" as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On completion of the 46th anniversary of independence, the day this year carries special significance in the national life as... details

Case filed over death of CU student

  CU Live: A case has been filed over the death of Chittagong University student Alauddin, whose body was recovered from a flat in the port city’s Shignagar area. Alauddin had reportedly gone to search for a flat along with three other people on Wendnesday. Quoting the flat owner, police told reporters that four people including a female came to see the flat that is on for... details

SWAT ready to raid Sylhet ‘military den’

  Sylhet Live: Police surrounding a Sylhet building for an anti-terror raid has been told to ‘send in the SWAT’ team. The call supposedly came from a militant suspect inside the five-storey house at Surma’s Shibbari on Friday noon. Police have been announcing in loudspeakers, requesting the suspects to come out of the house sealed off since 3am Friday. At one point,... details

French Muslim arrested after trying to drive a car loaded with liquid gas…

Live Desk: French Muslim arrested after trying to drive a car loaded with liquid gas, assault rifles and knives into a crowd at high speed on a busy shopping street in Antwerp Belgian police confirmed more security personnel were being sent to the city The car, which had French plates, was driven at high speed trying to enter street Scene has been described as Antwerp's main... details

Govt to preserve 360 historical sites of 1971 war

Live Correspondent:  The government has taken a project involving Taka 182 crore to preserve 360 historical places of the Liberation War aimed at letting the new generation know the glory and facts of the history of 1971 war. "We have taken a project of Taka 182 crore to preserve 360 historical sites of 1971 to imbue the new generation with the spirit of the Liberation War," Assistant Chief... details

Banned driver high on drink and drugs killed teenage girl…

Banned driver high on drink and drugs killed teenage girl in horror smash after day at theme park Live Desk: A banned drug driver who killed a teen girl in a horror smash after a day out at a theme park has been jailed.David Manning, 28, was high on drink and drugs when he hurtled round a bend in a Mercedes C220 saloon car which overturned and crashed into a tree and metal gate... details