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25 houses gutted in Gazipur

At least 25 houses were gutted in a fire that broke out at a workers' colony in Gazipur city's Bhogra area on Wednesday morning.

Jakir Hossain, senior station officer of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defense Station, said the fire broke out at the tin-shed workers' colony around 9:15 am and soon engulfed the adjacent houses.

On information, two firefighting units rushed to the spot and doused the flame after one hour of frantic efforts. The cause of blaze could not be known yet, the official said, adding that no casualties were reported in the fire.

The estimated losses caused by the fire could not be ascertained immediately.

Businessman held with pistol

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a businessman along with a pistol from Hotel City Inn in Khulna city on Tuesday night.

The arrestee was identified as Syed Monir Hossain, owner of Jalil Tower and Hotel Jalico in the city.

Captain Khandakar Rafiqul Islam, commanding officer of RAB-6, said the elite force arrested Monir along with a pistol from the hotel after he had reportedly created panic among people by publicly displaying his gun around 10 pm while he was drunk.

However, it is not confirmed yet whether the pistol is licensed to Monir Hossain, said the Rab official.

11 fake DB men held in Ctg

Detectives in several drives arrested 11 fake members of Detective Branch (DB) from different places of the port city on Tuesday.

Based on several allegations that a gang of miscreants was committing robbery at different places of the city identifying themselves as DB men, detectives carried out the drives in the city, said additional deputy commissioner of DB of Chittagong Metropolitan Police Mohammad Kamruzzaman.

During the drive the DB men recovered police handcuff, toy pistols and mobile phone set from the arrestees.

On December 28, a gang of fake DB men picked up college student Imtiaz Ahmed and snatched away his mobile phone set and cash.

10 shops fined in Rajshahi

Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) fined a total of 10 shop-owners in the region Taka 67,500 in last month for selling and manufacturing adulterated food items.

BSTI regional office in association with respective district administration conducted seven mobile courts and found selling of substandard and unhygienic food items violating BSTI rules and regulations.

The court also realised Taka 67,500 from the shop owners during the drive.

Altab Hossain, Director of BSTI, here today said the regional office has stepped up its drives against the manufacturer of substandard and adulterated food items. Such drives will continue in the days to come for the greater interest of the people, he said.

The BSTI regional office also conducted 28 surveillance/squad drives for prevention of pilferage in weight and measurement and using of formalin in fruit and fish, the official added.

One killed in road accident

A man was killed and four others were injured as a CNG-run auto rickshaw collided head-on with a truck in Nageswar area under Beanibazar of Sylhet yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Mujibur Rahman Shakil, 28, son of Kutu Miah, a resident of Sahabajpur-Sidhorpur under Barlekha upazila in Moulvibazar district.

Officer-in-Charge of Beanibazar police station Sahajalal Munsi said the accident occurred on the Sylhet-Beanibazar road when the two vehicles collided head-on at about 9.30 am, leaving auto rickshaw passenger Shakil dead on the spot and four others injured. The injured were sent to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.

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