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Day: August 3, 2014

Tk 14cr project falls flat
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Tk 14cr project falls flat

Making Dhaka free from beggars News Desk: The government project of making Dhaka beggar and vagabond-free costing Tk. 14 crore has failed and the beggars, who were rehabilitated at Mymensing and Jamalpur, have returned to their old ways of begging in the capital. In 2010, the social welfare ministry undertook the initiative to rehabilitate beggars and vagabonds and provide them work options as well. A survey was conducted among thousands of beggars and vagabonds at 10 zones of the Dhaka City Corporation. Of them, the government decided to rehabilitate 2,000 beggars in their own districts. According to the survey, most of the beggars and vagabonds came from Mymensing, Jamalpur, Dhaka and Barishal districts. “The government provided rickshaws, vans and some small capital among 37 beggar...
Pistol found at Dhaka rail crash site is Nur Hossain’s
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Pistol found at Dhaka rail crash site is Nur Hossain’s

Online Report: The damaged car lies on the road after it is hit by a train at Malibagh level crossing in the capital on Friday afternoon. Photo: Courtesy The pistol that was found inside the private car hit by a train at Malibagh level crossing on Friday belonged to Narayanganj seven-murder prime accused Nur Hossain. Abdul Majid, officer-in-charge of Dhaka Railway Police Station, said the Austrian made pistol was licensed in Nur's name. Three passengers of a private car were injured as a train heading for Kamalapur railway station hit the car while crossing the level crossing. Police found the pistol along with 20 rounds of bullets, several number plates of cars and new clothes inside the damaged car, said Sub-Inspector Imam Arefin of Dhaka Railway Police Station. The weapon was loa...