Thursday,21st March 2019


Ghosn seeks court approval to attend Nissan board meeting

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is seeking permission from a Tokyo court to attend the automaker's board meeting this week, his lawyer said on Monday, setting him up to face off against colleagues he...Full News..

Amnesties for criminals set to mark Naruhito’s enthronement

The government is considering granting an amnesty for certain criminals this autumn to mark the enthronement of a new emperor. Although Crown Prince Naruhito is scheduled to ascend to the...Full News..

Probe of IOC’s Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful...Full News..

Woman arrested for killing brother in Osaka

Police in Sakai, Osaka, plan to charge a 44-year-old woman, already under arrest for killing her 40-year-old brother by making it look like he committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, with the...Full News..

Suspect found collapsed in police cell later dies in apparent suicide

A 74-year-old man, under arrest on suspicion of reckless driving resulting in death, was found unconscious in his cell at Nishiiruma police station in Saitama Prefecture, on Monday. The man, Kunio...Full News..

37-year-old man arrested for fatally abusing 2-month-old daughter

Police in Koga, Fukuoka Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of fatally abusing his two-month-old daughter last month. According to police, Yoshihiro Kido,...Full News..

Man pleads not guilty to 2017 murder of 9-yr-old Vietnamese girl

The former head of a parents' association at a school pleaded not guilty on Monday to murdering a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl who attended the school. During his first hearing in the trial at Chiba...Full News..

Taxi driver held for raping Japanese tourist in India

A taxi driver accused of raping and threatening a Japanese vacationer near a prominent Indian tourist destination has been arrested, police said Saturday. The 30-year-old visitor said she had...Full News..

Prosecutors drop charges against ex-bureaucrat over document tampering

Osaka prosecutors decided Thursday not to indict former top Finance Ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa for allegedly falsifying documents on a murky land sale that has sparked allegations of cronyism...Full News..

Neighbor questioned over 7-year-old girl’s murder in Niigata

NIIGATA- Police are questioning a man living in the neighborhood of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found on a railroad track last week in central Japan, investigative sources said Monday. The...Full News..

N Korean boat skipper gets suspended jail term

TOKYO- On Tuesday, the Hakodate District Court in Hokkaido issued the captain a suspended jail term of two years and six months, a court spokesman told AFP. Presiding judge Takeshi Matsumoto...Full News..

More severed body parts as legs and arms being found in Kyoto

Severed arms and legs and a torso were found in mountainous areas in Kyoto and Osaka on Monday after police discovered a human head during a search for a missing Japanese woman last seen with an...Full News..

Shooting at N Korean embassy in Tokyo : 2 men arrested

R A Sujon : Police said they arrested two Japanese men believed to be right-wing activists for shooting early Friday at North Korea's de facto embassy in Tokyo. The men fired several shots at...Full News..

Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Rohingyas

The shipment, being organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was bound for the north of the state where insurgent attacks on Aug 25 sparked a military...Full News..

Eight killed in Texas shooting

Authorities in Texas say that at least eight people are dead, including a gunman, after a shooting at a home in the city of Plano. The shooting occurred on Sunday night during what has been...Full News..

‘Rape’ victim takes own life

The girl, who took poison allegedly after being raped on 2 September, succumbed to her injuries early Sunday in Manirampur, Jessore, reports UNB. The victim was Rasheda Begum, 14, daughter of...Full News..

‘Terrorist’ killed in Keraniganj ‘gunfight’

A top terrorist was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Mirerbagh area of Dakhshin Keraniganj early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Mukter Hossain Amir alias Lengra Amir, accused...Full News..

Another mastermind arrested

Police arrested another mastermind of Gulshan Café attack from Singra upazila in Natore district early Friday. Tipped off, a special team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit...Full News..

Pesticide killed the13 kids in Dinajpur

A globally banned toxic pesticide caused an outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), killing 13 children in Dinajpur in 2012, says a study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine...Full News..

Bangladeshi gets 11 years’ jail for raping tourist in Singapore

A Bangladeshi man has been sentenced to 11 years’ jail and nine strokes of the cane in Singapore for the rape of a Chinese tourist, reports Channel NewsAsia. Hossain Anowar, a 32-year-old...Full News..

Biswajit murder: High Court fixes August 6 for verdict

The High Court will deliver its verdict on August 6 over the death references and appeals in the sensational Biswajit Das murder case, UNB reports. The HC bench of Justice M Ruhul Quddus and...Full News..

Dhaka court defers Gulshan attack probe report submission

A Dhaka court deferred until August 27 submission of investigation report in a case filed over Gulshan cafe attack. The report was scheduled to be submitted on Sunday. As police failed to prepare...Full News..

16th Amendment to Constitution illegal: Appellate Division

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a High Court order that declared illegal the 16th Amendment to the Constitution establishing Parliament’s authority to remove Supreme...Full News..

90 killed in crossfire, custody in 6 months: ASK

A total of 90 people were killed in crossfire or custody of law enforcement agencies across the country in the last six months, according to a report of Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK). Of them, 13 were...Full News..

Oishee parricide case: High Court commutes death sentence to life term

The High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of Oishee Rahman to life term imprisonment in a case filed over killing her parents -- Mahfuzur Rahman, a police officer, and Swapna Rahman -- in...Full News..

3 more held over Rangamati arson attacks

Three more people were arrested in connection of the Friday’s arson attack by Bangalee settlers at three villages in Longadu upazila of Rangamati. The three arrestees are Jashim, 26, resident of...Full News..

MI5 reviewing practices after Manchester attack

Britain said on Monday intelligence service MI5 was reviewing its processes following a suicide bomb attack which killed 22 people in Manchester, as questions continue over how much the authorities...Full News..

Yaba coming thru 45 border points

Md Esaraf Hossain: Evading the vigilance of law enforcers, deadly drug yaba is entering the country from neighbouring Myanmar through more than 45 border points of Cox’s Bazaar, sources at the...Full News..

19 killed in blast at Manchester concert: British police

Nineteen people have been killed in a suspected explosion at the end of a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester in northwest England that is being treated as a terrorist incident, police...Full News..

Man arrested for stabbing wife with ice pick

SHIMANE —Police in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed his 45-year-old wife with an ice pick on Sunday, which was her...Full News..

U.S. offers $5 million to find 2012 al-Qaida

WASHINGTON –The United States offered Wednesday to pay $5 million for information leading to those responsible for the murder of an American in Yemen in 2012, an attack claimed by al-Qaida. Joel...Full News..

Life term sought for ex-university student over murder, poisoning

NAGOYA —Prosecutors have sought life imprisonment for a 21-year-old woman charged with murdering an elderly woman and poisoning two high school students. Lawyers working for the former Nagoya...Full News..

JMB leader killed in Bogra ‘shootout’

A leader of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was killed in a ‘shootout’ in Bogra early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Amizul Islam alias Al Amin alias Rony, son of Nurul Huda of...Full News..

5 Bangladesh militants sentenced to death for killing Japanese

Five members of a banned militant group were sentenced to death by a Bangladesh court Tuesday for involvement in the slaying of a Japanese agricultural researcher two years ago. Judge Noresh...Full News..

Mumbai: Storeowner beaten for not knowing where building’s security guard is

So upset were these four on not finding the watchman keeping guard outside their Andheri society compound, that they took it out on a store owner - ironically of a security firm - and thrashed him...Full News..

Robber killed in ‘shootout’ in Khulna

A robber was killed in a gunfight with police at Horintana South Bangla residential area in the city early Friday. The deceased was identified as Zia Sana Alias handless Zia and second-in-command...Full News..

Arms recovered by digging out earth in Kader’s village home

Police on Thursday recovered a pistol, six bullets and a magazine from the village home of Abdul Kader Khan in connection with the murder of Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton. The law enforcers...Full News..

3 siblings killed by elder brother in Narsingdi

Three siblings were killed by their elder brother at  Meghna river’s Alokbali Char in the east village area of the district on Tuesday night. The deceased are Abu Kalam Mia’s son Yasin, 10,...Full News..

JP leader Kader Khan arrested over MP Liton murder

Police have arrested Abdul Kader Khan, former Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) MP from Jatiya Party (JP), over the killing of lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton. Detectives Branch (DB) of Police arrested Kader...Full News..

Robber killed in Rajshahi ‘shootout’

A suspected robber was killed in a gunfight with the members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Budhpara area in Rajshahi city early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Kawsar Hossain, 45...Full News..

Kabiraj’s slaughtered body found in Brahmanbaria

A Kabiraj (herbal medicine practitioner) was slaughtered by unknown miscreants at his own house in Brahmanbaria. The body of the victim was recovered around 9:00am on Saturday at Jagannathpur...Full News..

‘Outlaw’ killed in Rajbari ‘gunfight’

A suspected member of an outlawed party was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Maura Bongram in Pangsha upazila early Friday. The deceased was identified as Moazzem Fakir, a member of...Full News..

Malaysia arrests second woman in suspected assassination of Kim Jong Nam

Malaysian police have arrested a second woman in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Police said in a statement the woman was...Full News..

Extremist leader killed in Pabna gunfight

An extremist leader was killed during a “gunfight” between his team and police at Bera upazila in pabna on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Nistar Alias Nizam, 40 and a resident...Full News..

‘Terrorist’ killed in Bogra ‘gunfight’

An alleged terrorist was killed in a 'gunfight' with police at Patanja in Kahalu upazila early Tuesday. The identity of the deceased could not yet be known. Tipped off, a team of police...Full News..

Man charged with murder of Japanese woman in Vancouver

A man arrested last year in connection with the death of a Japanese woman in Vancouver has been charged with her murder, local police said Friday. Investigators are expected to probe what...Full News..

Tokyo police to raise job applicant age limit ahead of Olympics

Tokyo police will raise the age limit for taking the test to join the force in a move to increase the number of police officers in the capital ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The...Full News..

8 held over Uttara schoolboy murder

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested eight members of two teenage groups from Uttara in the city on Wednesday morning in the schoolboy Adnan  murder case. The arrestees are the member...Full News..

Cambodia charges Japanese man, 2 others suspected of sex trafficking

A Japanese man and two Cambodians were charged Tuesday with allegedly tricking Cambodian women into working in the sex trade in Japan. They could face seven to 15 years in prison if convicted of...Full News..

Natore road crash kill 2 AL men

A local Awami League leader and a Jubo League activist were killed in a road accident on the Natore-Bogra Highway in Singra upazila on Friday. The deceased are Shahadat Hossain Bakul, 45,...Full News..

Schoolboy killed in Pabna

A schoolboy was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants at Sholabaria village in Santhia upazila early Friday. The victim was identified as Ovi, 13, a class VII student of AtaikulaHigh School...Full News..

2 ‘robbers’ killed in Rangpur ‘shootout’

Two alleged robbers were killed in a 'gunfight' with police at Jigatala on Rangpur-Sayedpur highway in Taraganj upazila of Rangpur district early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Mashiur...Full News..

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with cops in Pabna

A suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Sutabil in Atgharia upazila early Sunday. The victim was identified as Sharif, 35, son of Motaleb Hossain, a resident of Gachhpara...Full News..

Man stabbed to death in Gulshan

A man was stabbed to death in city’s Gulshan area on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Mainuddin. Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan police station, said  a man named Saju...Full News..

2 Bangladeshi IS suspects arrested in Malaysia

Four people, including two Bangladeshis have been held  over their suspected involvement with Islamic State (IS) in Malaysia. The two Bangladeshi suspects were arrested in Kuala Lumpur on Jan...Full News..

Japanese man among 5 killed in Melbourne car rampage

A Japanese man in his 20s died in Friday’s car rampage in one of Melbourne’s busiest shopping areas, Japanese Foreign Ministry sources said Sunday. The man’s name has not been made public at...Full News..

Man arrested for killing girlfriend in love hotel

Police in Taketoyo, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old company employee on suspicion of killing his 18-year-old girlfriend in a love hotel. According to police, the suspect, Taiki Ueno,...Full News..

Suspected pirate leader killed in Feni ‘gunfight’

A suspected pirate leader was killed in a gunfight with members of  Rapid Action Battalion near a market in Feni’s Char Darbesh area on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Abul Kalam...Full News..

Security camera footage helps spot suspects in over 10,000 crimes

Japanese police used footage from surveillance or dashboard cameras to identify suspects in more than 10,000 criminal cases last year, provisional police data showed Thursday. The number of...Full News..

One killed in Kushtia ‘gunfight’

A suspected robber has been killed in an alleged gunfight with DB police in Kushtia's Sadar upazila. The gunfight took place on Wednesday midnight in Alampur area on Kushtia-Jhenidha...Full News..

BCL leader strangulated to death in Satkhira

A Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader was found dead in a fish enclosure in Amtola Beel area of Dhulihar union in Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Hasibul Hasan...Full News..

3 sacked-RAB officials, ex-councilor Nur Hossain among 26 awarded death penalty for Narayanganj 7 murders

A court in Narayanganj has sentenced 26 people including former NCC councillor Nur Hossain and dismissed Rab officials Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Maj Arif Hossain and Lt Commander MM Rana to...Full News..

Japan to seek Chile’s cooperation in probe of student’s disappearance in France

The Japanese government is dispatching a senior official to Chile to request cooperation in the investigation of a Chilean man’s suspected involvement in the disappearance of a Japanese student in...Full News..

Takata agrees to guilty plea in U.S.; will pay $1 bil for hiding defect

Takata Corp has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge in the United States and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly defect in its...Full News..

Online fury over Chinese woman, 92, ‘kept’ in pigsty

Images of an emaciated elderly woman have rattled Chinese social media users, after papers in the southern Guangxi region reported that the 92-year-old had been kept in a pigsty by her son and...Full News..

‘Werewolf’ Russian serial killer Mikhail Popkov admits murdering 81 women

A Russian serial killer known as the werewolf killed as many as 81 women, according to police. Former Siberian policeman Mikhail Popkov, who is serving a life sentence for murdering 22 women, has...Full News..

French investigators release driver, 2 others in Kardashian robbery probe

French investigators have released a chauffeur for Kim Kardashian West and two others in a probe into the robbery of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from the star's Paris rented apartment in...Full News..

Woman arrested for attacking sleeping husband

Police in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 41-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she beat her husband with a metal bat and stabbed him while he was...Full News..

Man arrested over murder of 67-year-old sister

Police in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 67-year-old sister with whom he lived. According to police, the suspect, Akira Kiguchi,...Full News..

84-year-old man to face charges over fatal car accident in November

An 84-year-old man, who crashed his car into a bus stop and then a university hospital building in Shimotsuke, Tochigi Prefecture, in November, killing one woman and injuring two other people, will...Full News..

Saudi Arabia says police killed 2 suspected IS terrorists in Riyadh

Two suspected Islamic State terrorists have been shot and killed in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, says the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry says the two suspected militants opened fire...Full News..

Gunman kills five at Florida’s Ft Lauderdale airport International

At least five people have been shot dead and eight others wounded in a shooting incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the US state of Florida. Florida’s Broward County...Full News..

Neo JMB leader Marzan among 2 killed in ‘shootout’

Two militants, including New JMB leader Nurul Islam alias Marjan, who was the operational commander of July 1 Gulshan café attack have been killed in a shootout with police in Mohammadpur of Dhaka...Full News..

Gold seized at Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence arrested a man with 12 gold bars at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. DG custom intelligence Moinul Khan said the flight from Malaysia landed at...Full News..

Chilean man wanted for suspected murder of Japanese student in France

French authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Chilean man suspected of murdering a Japanese student who went missing in the town of Besancon last month, authorities said on...Full News..

Mysterious death of Dhaka University student

A student of Dhaka University taken to the hospital in an unconscious condition was declared dead this morning. Apu Sarker, 20, was found unconscious at room 474 in October Smriti Bhawan of...Full News..

2 suspected robbers killed in Chandpur ‘gunfight’

chandpurMap of ChandpurTwo alleged robbers were killed in a gunfight with police in Gozra area of Matlab (north) upazila of Chandpur early Wednesday. Identity of the deceased was not known...Full News..

Man arrested over murder of acquaintance on mountain road

Police in Tamano, Okayama Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 38-year-old man on a mountain road on Sunday. According to police, a man...Full News..

Japan teen says killed mother with hammer, knife

A 16-year-old boy in Japan was arrested Saturday after he confessed to killing his mother by repeatedly striking her head with a hammer and stabbing her several times, police said. The high school...Full News..

Gaibandha MP Liton shot dead

Miscreants shot ruling Awami League lawmaker from Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) constituency Manjurul Islam Liton dead in a gun attack at Bamandanga village in Sundarganj upazila on Saturday. Doctors...Full News..

U.S. takes aim at yakuza crime syndicate newcomer

The U.S. on Friday took aim at a relative newcomer to Japan’s yakuza crime network, slapping financial sanctions on the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi network it says uses legitimate businesses to launder...Full News..

Chilean put on wanted list over missing Japanese woman in France

French police have put on the international wanted list a Chilean man in connection with a missing 21-year-old Japanese woman studying at a university in Besancon, France, a French newspaper reported...Full News..

Takata close to settling U.S. criminal probe

Takata is close to settling a U.S. criminal probe into the exploding airbag scandal, two people familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The Japanese auto parts supplier could reach a final...Full News..

5 militants held in Mirpur

A team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit have arrested five members of banned militant organization Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Mirpur area of the capital. Dhaka...Full News..

Japan, U.S. to sign pact to limit base workers’ immunity from prosecution

Japan and the U.S. have agreed in principle on guidelines for limiting immunity from Japanese prosecution for civilian workers at American military bases, following a murder case this year on a...Full News..

2 women remanded over Ashkona raid

Two women who surrendered to police during the recent Ashkona raid have been remanded for seven days. The remanded are- Jebunnahar Shila, wife of ex-army Major Zahid, who was killed in a...Full News..

8 sued over Ashkona militant-den raid

Police have filed a case against eight suspected militants in connection with Saturday’s raid on a militant den at Ashkona of Dakhkhin Khan in the capital. Shahinur Islam, sub-inspector of the...Full News..

2 held with 51,000 pieces of Yaba pills in Teknaf

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive arrested 2 people, along with 51,000 pieces of Yaba tablet in Sadar Union of Teknaf upazila on Saturday night. The identities of the arrested...Full News..

Ashkona raid: 2 killed in suicide blasts

Two people killed themselves in suicide blasts to evade arrest during a police raid on a militant den at Ashkona in capital’s Uttara area on Saturday. “A woman and a teenage boy have blown...Full News..

Christian missionary school night guard stabbed dead in Dinajpur

A security guard of a Christian missionary school was reportedly stabbed to death by some miscreants at Auliapur in Dinajpur Sadar upazila early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Suku...Full News..

EU calls on Japan to abolish death penalty

The European Union has called on Japan to abolish the death penalty, saying “it is a key priority of our external human rights policy” to work towards its universal elimination to protect human...Full News..

Jubo League leader shot in Ishwardi

Miscreants opened fire on a Jubo League leader in Sahapur village of Ishwardi upazila of Pabna district yesterday evening. The injured was identified as Abdul Kuddus, 32, son of Abdul Hamid and...Full News..

Ex-Aum cult member on death row calls founder ‘criminal’ in memoir

A former senior member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult who is on death row has described the founder and “guru” he once revered, Shoko Asahara, as a “criminal” in a recently published...Full News..

Bangladesh Chhatra League leader shot by miscreants in city

Vice-president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Dhaka University unit, Abdullah Al-Zubair, has been shot by unknown miscreants. He sustained bullet injuries as a group of miscreants shot him in...Full News..

Bronx man, 56, accused of murdering his girlfriend 23 years ago

An alleged Bronx drug dealer who cops say murdered his longtime girlfriend 23 years ago when she wouldn’t leave the country with him will now face justice for the cold-case slaying. At age 33,...Full News..

Woman arrested after giving 5-year-old daughter milk despite her allergy to it

Police in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 35-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she gave her 5-year-old daughter milk, knowing the child was...Full News..

Y600 mil worth of gold bars stolen by fake police officers in Fukuoka

Gold bars worth 600 million yen were stolen by men disguised as police officers in Fukuoka City, sometime around spring this year, investigative sources revealed Wednesday. According to the...Full News..

Expat wife, 2 minors found dead in Feni

Feni Sadar police on Monday night recovered three dead bodies of a woman and her two children from their residence at West Ukilpara in Feni district town. The deceased were identified as Marzina...Full News..

‘Robber’ killed in Kushtia ‘gunfight’ with Rab

A suspected robber was killed in a gunfight with Rab in Bheramara upazila of Kushtia district early Monday. The deceased was identified as Abdus Salam, a member of an inter-district robber...Full News..

Re-autopsy reveals ‘bruises’ on BCL leader Diaz’s body

Now, after conducting the second autopsy on Sunday doctors said that injury marks were found on the body of Bangladesh Chhatra League central leader Irfan Chowdhury Diaz, who was found hanged at his...Full News..