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23 February, 2020 00:00 00 AM
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Woman carrying gold in rectum arrested

UNB, Dhaka

A woman carrying 14 gold bars weighing 1.37kg in her rectum was arrested at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday. Nilufer Yasmin, the arrestee, came to Dhaka on a flight of Thai Lion Air from Bangkok around midnight. A team stopped her at the green channel acting on a tip-off, said Sulaiman Saif, assistant commissioner of Customs. During interrogation, she confessed that she was carrying gold bars in her rectum. Later, the gold worth around Tk 70 lakh were recovered and she was handed over to police.

Another arrested for attack on journalist Sumon

UNB, Dhaka

Another suspect was arrested from the capital’s Mohammadpur in connection with the attack on journalist Mostafizur Rahman Sumon on the day of Dhaka city corporations elections. The arrested was identified as Emon Mollah, 31. A team of police arrested him from ward number 34, said Sub-Inspector Altaf Hossain, also investigation officer of the case. So far, six suspects have been arrested. According to case statement, Sumon, a staff reporter of online news portal Agami.com, was attacked by supporters of an Awami League-backed councillor candidate at Rayerbazar Sadek Khan Road in Mohammadpur around 11am on February 1. He was first taken to ZH Sikder Women's Medical College Hospital before being shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). A case was filed with Mohammadpur Police Station in this connection.

Dialogue on Foreign Policy begins in capital

UNB, Dhaka

A symposium titled “Values or Their Absence in Foreign Policy” began at Six Seasons Hotel in the city yesterday. Krishnan Srinivasan, a former Indian Foreign Secretary, scholar, author and Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, delivered the keynote address on the topic. Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, is conducting the symposium.

 

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