Bangladeshis among 7 killed in Libya air strike

At least seven workers, including Bangladeshis, were killed and another 35 wounded in an air strike that hit a biscuit factory on Monday in a southern suburb of Tripoli, according to emergency services and Libya’s health ministry. Those killed in the district of Wadi Rabea, about 21km from the city centre, included two Libyans and […]

Bangladeshi youth shot dead by BSF in Sherpur

A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Panbari bordering area of Sreebardi upazila here early Monday. The deceased was identified as Ukil Mia, 19, son of Banga Suruj of Meghadol village in the upazila. Khandakar Abdul Hai, subedar of Karnajhora Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) camp, Ukil and […]

7 of family killed in Chattogram gas pipeline blast

Seven people have been killed and at least fifteen others injured after a gas pipeline exploded near a house in Chittagong’s Patharghata area, causing its wall to collapse. The house was situated on Brickfield road. Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) police outpost Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Alauddin Talukder on Sunday morning said: “Fourteen injured were […]

Rohingyas see a ray of hope

Lawsuit at UN court, ICC genocide probe seen as major steps towards fight for justice The Rohingyas, who have been facing rights abuses in Myanmar for decades, now see a ray of hope of getting justice following a lawsuit with the highest UN court and the ICC’s approval to probe crimes against them. Leaders of […]

Bangladeshi Coast Guard detains 119 Malaysia-bound Rohingyas

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard have detained 119 Malaysia-bound Rohingyas from a trawler near St Martin’s Island in Teknaf Upazila of Cox’s Bazar district. Coast Guard Staff Officer (Chattogram Zone) Lt Commander Saiful Islam said: “Acting on a tip-off, the 119 Rohingyas were detained around midday on Thursday (Nov 14). “Among the detained, there were […]