Saturday, 20 July, 2019, 12:35 AM
Mamunur Rashid
Senior Staff Reporter
Mamun is the Senior Staff Reporter focused on crime issues at the Daily Observer since March ’2014. Previously, he served as Staff Reporter of the New Nation and bangla Daily Ajkar Kajoj.
Mamun can be reached at [email protected]

Attacks On Police
IS claims responsibility
Mamunur Rashid
Police find no link to militantsLaw enforcers do not think that two bomb attacks on police members in April and Sunday in the city have any link to Islamist militants.Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said the attack (on Sunday) was carried out by a vested quarter that wants to create intimidation among people. But it cannot be said now ...
Mediterranean Sea Boat Capsize
Mamunur Rashid
15 returnees may not be survivors: Sleuths Intelligence sources suspect trained militants including Bangladesh nationals, who joined wars in Syria and Iraq, might have entered Bangladesh. The Ministry of Home issued notices to Bangladesh      embassies abroad not to issue travel permits without the Ministry's approval. At least 15 Bangladesh nationals, returned home on Tuesday are not the ones who survived the boat ...
Mamunur Rashid
Human traffickers thriving in human miseryA powerful cartel of human traffickers is active in Bangladesh, whose main aim is to make money by trading the abducted people abroad little thinking about the safety of the persons involved.They also extort money from the victims' families by torturing the kidnapped persons in their custody. As many as 39 Bangladeshis went missing after ...
By Mamunur Rashid
Bangladeshi talents lauded by HuaweiHuawei officially recognized top ten ICT talents selected from five renowned universities of Bangladesh during the graduation ceremony of Huawei’s biggest CSR program 'Seeds for the Future 2019' held at the headquarters of the company at Shenzhen in China recently.  Huawei officials have highly praised the ICT talents saying that Huawei will give the best ...
Wahed Mansion At Churihatta
Mamunur Rashid
Police yet to find owner of warehouse from where fire originated  Police failed to trace out the owner of the warehouse from where the deadly fire broke out at Churihatta in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka on February 20 that killed 71 people.The fire started at Wahed Mansion's second floor used for storing chemical, not by gas cylinder of any vehicle or restaurant, said the Institution ...
Seven Murder In Rangamati
7-man probe body formed
Mamunur Rashid
Killers still elude cop scanner Law enforcers have failed to identify who were behind the killing of seven people in Bagaichhari upazila of Rangamati on Monday. Conflicts among different groups in Chattogram Hill Tracts have led to the deaths, it is widely believed. Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility for the deaths as yet. Three election officials were among seven ...
Mamunur Rashid
BD’s success in development processIn the era (2000-2015) of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Bangladesh had achieved outstanding success in both poverty eradication and human development. Bangladesh's success in both economic and social fronts bewildered many astute observers, including Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud, who called it a "development surprise". Others called it the "Bangladesh paradox" or "Bangladesh puzzle".Bangladesh's achievements surprised ...
Mamunur Rashid
Chemical warehouses caused Chawkbazar, Nimtoli tragediesThe presence of chemical warehouses in crammed neighbourhood with narrow alleys and the shortage of water to douse the fire were the culprit behind the high number of deaths in both the cases of Churihatta fire in Chawkbazar and Nimtali tragedy in 2010. The devastating fire at Nimtali killed more than 123 people and the ...
Sagar-Runi murder
Mamunur Rashid
No headway even after seven yearsSeven years have elapsed, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is yet to find any clue to  Sagar- Runi murder.The RAB has been extended 62 times of the deadline for submitting a progress report on Sagar- Runi case. Moreover, the investigation has been shifted from one agency to another while the authorities' repeatedly made hollow promises.Investigators ...
Anti-Drug Drive
1 lakh cases filed since May
Mamunur Rashid
400 drug peddlers killed, 1.5 lakh arrestedAt least 400 alleged drug peddlers have been killed, 1.5 lakh arrested and 1 lakh cases were filed since the law enforcers started a nationwide anti-drug crackdown in May.   Some 150,000 drug suspects have been arrested since law enforcement agencies sharply stepped up their anti-narcotics operations on May 14, in a campaign aimed largely at ...
Pre-Post Polls Violence
Mamunur Rashid
‘Troublemakers’ under police surveillance Intelligence sources suspects some vested interest groups are active to subvert law and order on or before in the upcoming 11th national elections. They are also trying to create violence ahead of the elections. Their use of cyber war can be a crucial issue during the poll time period, the sources added.  A high official ...
Anti-Narcotics Drive
One more killed in Ctg ‘gunfight’
Mamunur Rashid
No let-up in drug peddlingThere is still no respite in drug peddling despite at least 280 people have so far been killed since the anti-narcotics drive began on May 4.Law enforcers have recovered more than 110 crore Yaba tablets since the crackdown. The Yaba entry routes through Teknaf border of Cox's Bazar are still open, said a source in ...
Mamunur Rashid
Spl police unit soon for combating spread of rumour on facebook  Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) --a specialised police unit, is expected to start operation ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections for combating spread of rumour on Facebook.  The 369-man strong specialised unit -- has already been approved by the government. Cybercrime is rapidly spreading on Facebook as fraudsters prey on users who think the world's ...
Graft In Shipping Ministry
Mamunur Rashid
Jailed chief engineer out to secure bailThe name SM Nazmul Huq grabbed the headlines of different newspapers on April 12, 2018 as a team of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) caught him red-handed taking bribe of Tk5, 00000 in exchange for approving a ship's design.  SM Nazmul Haque was suspended temporarily on April 15.  The Department of Shipping also formed a prove committee ...
Cyber Heist
Mamunur Rashid
BB yet to sue Rizal Bank for $81m of stolen moneyThe Bangladesh Bank is yet to file a case against Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) of the Philippines with a US court to recover US$81 million lost in a cyber heist from its foreign reserve. Earlier, Finance Minister AMA Muhith told journalists that the central bank will file case against the Rizal Bank by April. ...
‘Gunfight’ claims one more
Mamunur Rashid
Yaba continues to pour in despite crackdown on dealers, addictsBangladesh is still being used as a transit point for trafficking of the highly addictive drug, Yaba, to many Southeast Asian markets. In fact, the country is touted to be a route of choice for the Yaba drug dealers. An alleged drug peddler was killed in a "gunfight" with law enforcers in Narail Sadar upazila ...
Two militants still at large
Mamunur Rashid
Two Years Into Holey Artisan AttackTwo years into the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital's Gulshan, Law enforces are yet to arrest two militants directly involved in the incident that left 20 people dead.The two absconding militants are Shariful Islam Khalid, military commander, and Mammunur Rashid Ripon. Sources in the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crimes (CTTC) unit, the ...
Mamunur Rashid
The expatriate's EidEid means happiness, Eid means eternal love. But for the expatriates, Eid means the pain, the vacuum, the desire to get near to the loved ones. And also Eid means to stay in a lot of trouble, "Yes, I am fine. The joy of Eid is fulfilled only when it can be shared with family ...
Move To Bring Tarique Rahman Back
Mamunur Rashid
Home Ministry to contact InterpolThe Home Ministry has taken up the issue of bringing back acting chairperson of BNP Tarique Rahman, who lives in exile in London, and four others convicted in graft and grenade attack cases, with the global policing agency the Interpol.Home Minster Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal took the initiative after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Tarique Rahman ...
Mamunur Rashid
Concern over 3 disappeared persons grows M Maroof Zaman, a former Bangladesh ambassador to Qatar and Vietnam, Momin Mehedi, Chairman of a political party, Natun Dhara Bangladesh, and Ishrak Ahmed Fahim, 19, a student of Computer Science and Engineering in McGill University in Canada are still missing. According to Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) at least 15 people remain missing including ...
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