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Courier services used for arms peddling

Courier services used 
for arms peddling
Ishraf Jahan Shanta (not her real name) sent, under a false declaration, a parcel containing the replica of a 9mm Chinese pistol from Bandarban in the Chittagong Hill Tracts to Jamshed Mustafa (name changed) in Dhaka through the Continental Courier Service on December 20 last year. The item was delivered without any hitch. On December 12 last year, Tafique (real name withheld) sent a box containing the replica of a pistol by giving false information. It was sent from Dhaka to Aminul Islam (not his real name) in Bandarban of the Chittagong Hill Tracts through S.A. Paribahan Parcel and Coach Service. The box was delivered without any hindrance. On January 10 this year, Jamshed Mustafa, hiding his identity, sent Tk. 50,000 from Dhaka to Shahidul…

Three suspected militants held in Rajshahi

Three suspected militants held in Rajshahi

The police detained three suspected militants from a house at Tanore upazila of the district early yesterday (Monday). Suicide vests, weapons and explosives were also seized. The raid on the house of Ramzan Hazi at Dangapara village in Pachundar union of the upazila began late on Sunday night, said…
Traffic woes at Savar ahead of Eid

Traffic woes at Savar ahead of Eid

Even though traffic jams are quite common in Savar, the most important gateway of the capital connecting 31 districts of the country, the area faces an acute traffic gridlock ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.  While visiting several spots in the area, this correspondent found that the Dhaka-Aricha…
Child smokers

Child smokers

It is worrying to note that four in 10 school-going children in the country smoke first cigarette before the age of 10 years, and they are hardly refused while buying cigarettes, says a new study. The revelation is startling undoubtedly. Children are the future of the country and the welfare of the…
Teachers, the torchbearers of nation building

Teachers, the torchbearers of nation building

Apart from parents and the near family members, teachers shape the formation year of a child. In fact, teachers play the most significant part of the development of a person from the puberty till his final days in the education life, having even far reaching impact than this. I still try to follow the…
Eid shopping gains momentum

Eid shopping gains momentum

With Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the country, just days away, shopping is going on in full swing as people crowd city markets to buy gifts for friends and family.  While visiting shopping malls, this correspondent found salespersons running to and fro to serve customers, as sales…
Putin foe Navalny pushes Kremlin bid despite legal problems

Putin foe Navalny pushes Kremlin bid despite legal problems

TVER: A line of supporters wound round the room to snap a selfie with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who looked exhausted but summoned up a smile and hug for each one, reports AFP. The 41-year-old, whose anti-corruption videos have needled the country’s most powerful and drawn a new…
7 dramas in 7 days with 7 different stories

7 dramas in 7 days with 7 different stories

Under the banner of ‘Chabial Eid Reunion’, Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh, is set to present 7 dramas in 7 days with 7 different stories on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The series of dramas will be directed by country’s leading…
Bangladesh raring to go ahead

Bangladesh raring to go ahead

‘There is no scope to feel complacent as the job is yet to be done’—that was what the players were remembered repeatedly as Bangladesh stand on the brink of another history. Bangladesh surprisingly yet deservedly found them two steps away from the ICC Champions Trophy and a victory…
People suffer as shop owners’ strike in Chuadanga continues

People suffer as shop owners’ strike in Chuadanga continues

The indefinite strike, enforced by Chuadanga District Shop Owners Association, entered second day on Monday, causing huge troubles of shoppers ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.The markets and shops of the district were seen closed since morning.The general buyers demanded immediate solution of the problem.Earlier…
Rising rice price ‘triggers food inflation’

Rising rice price ‘triggers food inflation’

A drastic rise in the price of rice is driving the food inflation in Bangladesh. As rice accounts for a lion’s share in the commodity basket of the consumer price index (CPI), the current situation is hitting the livelihood of low-income people, according to a recently released review of the country's…
Why some cold-blooded animals can get a fever

Why some cold-blooded animals can get a fever

At this moment, all across Europe and North America, zebrafish are cruising over colourful aquarium gravel and darting in and out of sparkling pink castles and plastic plants. These small, stripey fish are considered cheap and easy pets. You just need to drop in a couple of pinches of flaky fish food…
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