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Teen-gang culture pops up again

Teen-gang culture pops up again
Once again, youth gang culture is spreading across the country and has become a new cause of concern for society. In recent times, a clampdown by law enforcers forced gangs to go into hiding, and no crimes involving them were reported for quite some time. However, in the course of time, they started reorganising and are seen committing crimes for the last few months. On Sunday, a youth was hacked to death in Dhaka’s Hatirjheel area. He was identified as Shipon, a motor workshop mechanic. Police officers said Shipon was a victim of gang culture. According to the police, Shipon and Manik were riding a motorcycle in the Hatirjheel area when some youths stopped the two and stabbed them. Shipon was declared dead after being taken to hospital.…

Cabinet okays this year’s 
Hajj package

Cabinet okays this year’s Hajj package

The Cabinet yesterday approved the draft Hajj Package-2020, fixing the minimum cost for an intending pilgrim at Tk 3.15 lakh under package-3 of the government.  Pilgrims will have to pay Tk 4.25 lakh to avail package-1 and Tk 3.60 lakh under package-2 under the government management which is Tk…
Stay away from greed

Stay away from greed

President M Abdul Hamid yesterday asked Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to intensify vigilance against cross-border smuggling staying above all sorts of greed and allurement. “You have to develop strict principle in your character . . . perform duties bestowed upon you properly, staying away from…
Malaysia job market 
reopening

Malaysia job market reopening

A large part of the country’s foreign remittance comes from the labour force working in the Middle-East and in several South-East Asian nations. Of the latter region, Malaysia had always been a preferred spot since it is a country with a long standing close relation with Bangladesh. Regrettably,…
No more language distortion

No more language distortion

This is the month of language, art and literature generally for the people all over the world and especially for the people of Bangladesh. February is the month of sacrifice. Sacrificing lives for mother tongue is a rare incident in history. People of this land sacrificed their lives for the sake of…
Coronavirus outbreak sends aviation sector into a tailspin

Coronavirus outbreak sends aviation sector into a tailspin

The coronavirus outbreak has taken a toll on the aviation industry, as airlines operating from Bangladesh are witnessing a significant fall in passenger numbers.  Local airlines as well as foreign airlines running their operations here have taken a hit as the virus originating in the Chinese city…
Russia strikes kill 5 civilians in Syria regime advance

Russia strikes kill 5 civilians in Syria regime advance

Five civilians died yesterday in Russian air strikes backing Syrian regime forces as they chip away at the country’s last major rebel bastion, a war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deadly raids hit the area of Jabal al-Zawiya in the south of the jihadist-dominated…
‘Jatiya Pitha Utsab 1426’ begins at Shilpakala

‘Jatiya Pitha Utsab 1426’ begins at Shilpakala

The 13th edition of ‘Jatiya Pitha Utsab 1426’ (National Cake Festival) is underway on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Pitha Utsab Udjapan Parishad, in association with BSA, has organised the event to give the urban people a taste of winter…
Mushfiq reaches a new height

Mushfiq reaches a new height

Mushfiqur Rahim brought himself to a new height when he slammed his credible third Test double hundreds on the day three of the solitary Test against visiting Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur yesterday. Rahim is now the only batsman in Bangladesh possessed the…
21-km embankment in Koyra upazila under threat

21-km embankment in Koyra upazila under threat

An unusual tidal surge in the Kabodak River right after the winter season is threatening a huge portion of the embankment in Koyra Upazila, causing sleepless nights to the residents of five unions. Villagers say they fear a 21-km stretch of 154-km 13-14/1 and 13-14/2 No Polder of Water Development Board's…
Papiya, husband 
on 15-day remand

Papiya, husband on 15-day remand

Expelled Narsingdi Juba Mohila League general secretary Shamima Nur Papiya and her husband Sumon were yesterday placed on a 15-day remand in three cases filed against them for allegedly supplying counterfeit banknotes and drugs as well as her involvement in other illicit activities. Dhaka metropolitan…
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