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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]



EXIM Bank pursues case
Mamunur Rashid
NBL terms case against Sikder brothers falseThe 'false and fabricated case' against Sikder Group Directors Ron Haque Sikder and Rick Haque Sikder turned true after the brothers made a film-style escape from the country by a private air ambulance. Both were involved in abducting and holding two top officials of Exim Bank hostage at the Sikder House where they were detained ...
Mamunur Rashid
How Sikder brothers employed foreign armed bodyguards?Sikder Group Managing Director Ron Haque Sikder and brother Dipu Haque Sikder allegedly employed personnel bodyguards, mostly Thais, armed with heavy guns in contravention of the law of the land, according to sources of law enforcing agencies.Both the Sikdar brothers left the country by a private air ambulance on May 27 while a criminal case ...
Mamunur Rashid
United Hospital Blaze Victims’ families want govt to take actionFamily members of the five victims who were killed in a devastating fire at the United Hospital said the government should take action against the hospital authorities. They also demanded compensation for the families of those killed in the fire incident at the United Hospital.The highly expensive United Hospital at Gulshan should also give back ...
Kills 16 people, damages crops, houses, uproots trees, breaches embankments
Mamunur Rashid
Amphan ravages coastal beltCyclone Amphan slammed the coastal districts of the country on Wednesday evening inundating cropland and damaging standing crops, raising to the ground thousands of houses, breaching coastal embankments, uprooting thousands of trees, killing at least 16 people and injuring scores of others. Addressing a video meeting, State Minister for Relief and Disaster Management Ministry Dr ...
Crosses over to West Bengal, likely to veer back to Chuadanga and Jhenaidah around Wednesday midnight
Mamunur Rashid
Cyclone Amphan leaves trail of destruction in Khulna divisionThe extremely severe cyclone Amphan has started barrelling towards Kolkata in India and spanned to Bangladesh after making landfall in West Bengal coast near the Sundarban, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. At the time of filing this story, at least five people have lost their lives.It started crossing the Bangladesh side of ...
Mamunur Rashid
Cops in frontline of Covid war  despite high rate of infectionThe police force is still morally strong for the battle against coronavirus, despite a large number of the law enforcers across the country as well as in the DMP were tested positive for the Covid-19 in the recent days. A total of 1,923 police personnel were found infected out of 17,822 persons as of Wednesday. ...
Mamunur Rashid
Cops outnumber other professionals as victims of Covid-19The number of police personnel infected with Covid-19 outnumbers other stricken professionals, like physicians, bureaucrats or journalists.Over 85 police personnel were infected with Covid-19 in the last 24-hours across the country. A total of 1,598 police personnel were tested positive out of 14,657 samples tested for the virus, according to a tally of the Bangladesh ...
Covid-19 Infection Spikes
Mamunur Rashid
Mad rush of returnees to Dhaka doesn’t bode well A huge number of people were seen in the capital city on Wednesday amid lockdown in a bid to join on time their workplaces that have been declared opened despite a spike in Covid-19 infections. Some 1,000,000 workers are likely to get back to the city to join garment factories, small businesses and shopping malls ...
Covid-19 Pandemic
Mamunur Rashid
Frontline fighters still vulnerable Law enforcers, doctors and health workers were still vulnerable across the country including Dhaka city to contracting the novel coronavirus while working as frontline fighters in the field to ensure people's safety and treatment. "Without proper PPE, we are fight a dangerous battle without any protection," a doctor in Dhaka, who preferred anonymity, told the ...
Mamunur Rashid
9pc of police force infected with Covid-19 virusAt least 9 per cent of the police force has been infected with the Covid-19 virus in the last 24 hours. A total of 854 police personnel have been infected with the Covid-19 virus. Five policemen have already died from the deadly virus, according to the police headquarters. At least 113 members of the police working ...
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