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Japanese citizen shot dead in Rangpur

Police have detained four people in connection with the shooting death on Saturday of a Japanese citizen, the second foreign national killed in the South Asian nation within a week. Kunio Hoshi, 65, a Japanese citizen but born in Bangladesh, was attacked by unidentified assailants in Kownia in Rangpur district, 335 km (210 miles) north of the capital, Dhaka, and died on the way to hospital, police said. The killing bore some similarities to the shooting death of an Italian working in Bangladesh, rangpurCesare Tavella. Islamic State claimed responsibi...

Travel alerts for Westerns after Dhaka incident

Cesare Tavella, the Italian national was shot thrice, post-mortem report says. Photo: Collected
Canada has joined the United States and the United Kingdom in issuing travel alerts for their nationals while visiting or staying in Bangladesh, following the killing of an Italian citizen in Dhaka on Monday. The European Union's ambassador to Bangladesh on Tuesday condemned in the strongest possible terms the assasination of Cesare Tavella, for which Islamic State reportedly claimed responsibility. [caption id="attachment_20006" align="alignright" width="540"]Cesare Tavella, the Italian national was shot thrice, post-mortem report says. Photo: Collected Cesa...

Bangladeshi raped in India attempts suicide

A 34-year-old Bangladeshi woman, who was allegedly gangraped at a flat here a few months ago, attempted suicide today at a Womens’ Home, police said. Police said that the woman tried to end her life by consuming a lotion used for cleaning floor. rapeThe staff at the Women’s Home found her lying in a weak condition around noon and admitted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital here. Hospital sources said she was out of danger now. The woman, who managed to escape from the flat at Eranhipalam here from the gang on May 28, was brought by locals to Nadakkavu...

Female student robbed at RU campus

A female student of Rajshahi University (RU) on Tuesday afternoon was robbed on the university campus. The victim student was Jemi, a first year student of Psychology Department. She said, she along with her friend, Mamunur Rashid, a first year student of Applied Physic And Electronic Department of Islamic University, Kustia, was sitting at Senate Building of the university around 5:00pm. A group of unknown youths riding motor-cycle came to them and snatcherthreatened saying that they are the men of Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling Awami League backe...

Law to regulate govt employees’ marriage with foreigners

The government proposed a bill in parliament that would regulate the nuptials of all public servants with foreigners, reports said in Dhaka on Thursday. Local government minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Wednesday night proposed the bill titled Public Servants (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Bill, 2015 that suggested the government employees must obtain presidential assent to marry or even agree to marry a foreign national. laws“A public servant who contravenes the provisions shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law or in the terms and con...

Tazreen owners indicted

A Bangladesh court ordered on Thursday two garment factory owners and 11 others stand trial for causing the death of 111 workers, almost three years after the country’s worst industrial fire. Delwar Hossain and his wife Mahmuda Akter were formally charged over the blaze that tore rana-plaza-1jpgthrough the Tazreen factory on Dhaka’s outskirts, trapping workers who stitched clothes for Western retailers. “The court charged the 13 including Delwar and his wife with causing death by negligence,” prosecutor Khandakar Abdul Mannan said outs...