Negotiating and Discounting Are Different

first_imgNegotiating and discounting are not the same thing.When you negotiate, both parties try to find a way to exchange value that gives each side what they need. The key factor here is that both sides are giving something to get something they require.NegotiationsYour customer may tell you that they need a lower price. You counter by offering to reduce your price in exchange for something that provides you with as much or more value than what you gave in a price concession. That might mean that you ask for a larger order to grant that pricing, payment in full and in advance of delivery, exclusivity in your category, or one of the countless other trades that might make a win-win deal.Both parties are giving something to the other party. That’s what makes it a negotiation.DiscountingDiscounting is different. When you discount, your prospective client asks for a lower price, and you make the price concession to acquire the prospect’s business. Your potential client doesn’t give anything additional in return.Much of the time when people say they need to learn how to negotiate, they mean they need to learn how to defend their pricing model to avoid discounting. They want to know how to justify the delta, the difference between their pricing and their competitor’s pricing.Discounting may be necessary to win a deal. But negotiating is helpful when it comes to winning at a price that allows you to execute and deliver to your clients. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan lauds contribution of PIOs at meet in Seychelles

first_imgMahajan lauded the significant contributions of the people of Indian origin in Seychelles and said they have not only enriched the culture there and imbibed it, but have also proved their mettle in diverse fields thereby contributing to the country’s industrial and economic development.She said India is at the threshold of a new era of rapid economic development under the leadership of PM Modi and she invited overseas Indians to share their skills and explore the possibilities for investment under schemes like ‘Make in India’. She said the diaspora linkages between India and Seychelles are amongst the strongest and the Indian Ocean has connected them. Mahajan said relations between India and Seychelles are characterised by historical ties, cultural linkages, friendship, understanding with a view to moving forward together.Read it at Times of India Related Itemslast_img

Not just fashion

first_imgGalleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mallDay 1: Start exploring Milan with  a short walking tour. Your first stop  is the Duomo, the second largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Then visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, five minutes away. It is said to be the oldest shopping mall in the world, bursting with high-end stores. Marvel at La Scala, one of the worlds’s famed opera houses and visit the museum there. Then proceed to Castello Sforzesco, a former palace that houses an art museum today to view Michelangelo’s last work ‘Rondanini Pieta’. By now you would be starving so have your lunch at Di Gennaro (+39 2805 3454), the daddy of pizzerias in Milan. Concentrate your energy on shopping for the rest of the afternoon. The shopping quadrangle between Duomo Square, Cavoure Square and San Babila Square, filled with boutiques and showrooms, is the area to focus on today. Dine at Da Abele with locals and get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine and enjoy a musical performance at La Scala, the musical jewel of Milan.Day 2: Today you have a date with the snow-capped mountains at Lake Como, just 30 minutes away from Milan. The wonderful old churches and temples deserve a quick look. Take a look at the exquisite villas that Lake Como is known for when you take a boat tour on this magnificent lake. Disembark at the quaint town of Bellagio. Stop for lunch at La Punta (+39 031 951 888) and dine on fresh lake fish on its panoramic terrace. Bursting with handicraft, antique and souvenir shops Bellagio is the place to make a special buy. Water sport enthusiasts will find all they need at Cavalcalario Outdoor Club. Return to Milan and dine at Trattoria Milanese (+39 02 8645 1991), serving traditional Italian cuisine since 1933.advertisementDay 3: Get out of the city to discover one of Italy’s most scenic secrets when you tour Cinque Terre; meaning five lands. This UNESCO World Heritage Site comprises of five lovely fishing islands interlinked by walking paths and a train line. The highlight here is the Via dell’Amore (Lovers Lane) walk, a gentle 20-minute stroll along a scenic coastal path to Riomaggiore, with romantic vistas over the Mediterranean Sea. After exploring the islands of Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, and La Spezia settle down at Riomaggiore and lunch at the quaint Ristorante and bar Gli Ulivi (+39 187 760 020). Tour the fishing wharfs and sample locally produced wine from historic vineyards.Day 4: Visit Santa Maria delle Grazie church to take in the magnificence of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’. Be sure to book this viewing in advance as this is the most sought after and protected historical item in Milan. No trip to Milan is complete without a glimpse of its many museums. Do try to see at least two of the top four–The Ambrosian Art Gallery, The Sforza Castle’s Art Gallery, Brera Art Gallery and the Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum. As dusk falls make your way to the Navigli,  a network of canals of which only two survive, a lively place in Milan. A boat trip on the canals makes for a perfect ending to your holiday.Must see: Duomo, the second largest Gothic cathedral in the world.Must shop: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, said to be the oldest shopping mall in the world. It is full of high-end designer stores.Must eat: Scrumptious pizzas at Di Gennaro, one of the best pizzerias in the city.last_img read more

Kabaddi World Cup kicks off in Ahmedabad

first_imgThe 2016 Kabaddi World Cup kicked off on Thursday in the presence of captains of the 12 competing nations, including hosts India.Besides the hosts, the US, England, Australia, Iran, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan, Argentina and Kenya will vie for the top honours.With tensions soaring across the border, Pakistan has already been barred from taking part in the competition. (India to host Kabaddi World Cup in October)An opening-day double-header will see India lock horns with South Korea while Iran take on a relatively easy opponents in first-timers US.The 12 teams will be divided into two pools of six teams each. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format, where the top two sides from each pool will qualify for the semis, with the final slated for October 22. (Anup Kumar to lead India in Kabaddi World Cup)On the occasion, International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) President Janardan Singh Gehlot said: “This is a watershed moment for the sport of Kabaddi globally. The IKF has been working to develop Kabaddi as a competitive discipline.” “With 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, the sport is all set to break through on the global stage. There is a lot of excitement among all participants and we are sure that the same energy will be transferred to the fans watching it in stands and screens across the world.” (Pakistan excluded from Kabaddi World Cup in India)”It gives me immense pleasure to see such diversity in participation. I am sure the teams will inspire many more people in their countries to take up the sport,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more

Taapsee Pannu wraps up India schedule of Soorma

first_imgMumbai, Dec 16 (PTI) Taapsee Pannu is through with the India schedule of sports biopic, “Soorma”.The 30-year-old actor took to Twitter to announce the news.”And thats a wrap for India schedule of #Soorma. Closing in towards the final pack up call and ready to present to you this gem of a story on #29June2018,” Taapsee wrote.Directed by Shaad Ali, the film is a biopic on former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh, who will be immortalised on the celluloid by Diljit Dosanjh.Taapsee will be seen playing Diljits onscreen love interest in the movie. PTI RDS RDSlast_img


first_imgA Sioux Center girl has died after she was struck by a falling tree branch.Family members say seven-year-old Mya Sneller was playing on a swing Tuesday morning when a branch broke off a tree and fell on her.Authorities say Sneller was taken to the Sioux Center Health Hospital where she died from her injuries.Funeral services for Mya Sneller have been scheduled for Saturday at 11:00 AM in the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.Sioux Center’s Memorial Funeral Home’s website has more details.last_img

Dez Bryant Suffers Concussion in Practice, Likely Out Through Preseason

first_imgDallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant suffered a concussion in Monday’s practice session, the team announced on Tuesday. With two preseason games under his belt, the former OSU star has bounced back admirably thus far from an injury-plagued 2015 season, catching four passes for 74 yards and 2 touchdowns in limited action.He jumped on twitter Tuesday to let the Dallas faithful know he’s doing just fine.I promise I’m ok Cowboy nation #x..— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 23, 2016The concussion will likely put him out through the rest of the preseason, which continues on Thursday for Dallas. The next time we see Dez Bryant on the field again could be in the regular season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Paul Finebaum Says Jim Harbaugh Still Has Not Lived Up To Expectations

first_imgPaul Finebaum makes comments about roy Williams.Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Paul Finebaum is criticizing Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh for not living up to the hype.Finebaum has put Harbaugh on blast multiple times in the past, most recently after this season’s Week 1 loss to Notre Dame. Today, he called the coach out during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith.Asked by Smith about college coaches who have not lived up to expectations, Finebaum paused briefly and then said Harbaugh is probably the one who has underachieved the most.“I think it’s probably Harbaugh,” Finebaum said.. “I was flying up to Connecticut (ESPN) on Saturday and the only game on was Michigan-Northwestern. I watched the last quarter of that game. It was one of the worst football games I have ever seen.“There’s not much else to do on a plane, but it was unwatchable. Jim Harbaugh just can not develop an offense. Having said that, he’s probably going to end up with a pretty good record this year.”Finebaum also mentioned Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as someone he thought was in trouble a year ago but has rebounded. He added that Texas’ Tom Herman “is going to have to beat someone” but is “doing better than it looks.”It seems like the only thing that Harbaugh can do to impress Finebuam would be to win a title of some sorts, either the Big Ten or the national title.The Wolverines still have a shot at the former, but the latter will be tough to attain this year as they already have a loss on their resume.last_img read more

BC Ferries’ Queen of Capilano Gears Up for Revamp

first_imgzoom BC Ferries’ Queen of Capilano will undergo a USD 12 million mid-life upgrade (MLU) from January 5 to May 5, 2015 to prepare the vessel for another 20 years of service. The Bowen Queen will provide service on the Bowen Island-Horseshoe Bay route for the duration of the MLU.The refit work will be carried out at Esquimalt Drydocking Company, and highlights of the vessel’s extensive upgrade will include installation of gallery decks: increasing capacity from approximately 85 to 100 vehicle, installation of a new entrance/exit for walk-on passengers in the upper lounge and  installation of a new evacuation system and replacement of the rescue boat among other things.“A significant upgrade such as the one the Queen of Capilano is undergoing allows BC Ferries to operate a more efficient vessel for decades into the future,” said Mark Wilson, BC Ferries’ Vice President of Engineering. “Most importantly, the end result is a safe and dependable ferry service for the community of Bowen Island.”As the vehicle capacity of the Bowen Queen is lower than that of the Queen of Capilano, BC Ferries will be providing additional services to help mitigate the potential for overloads. Thisincludes a direct-to-downtown bus shuttle, discounted parking at Horseshoe Bay terminal, additional sailings and assured loading for high-occupancy vehicles during key afternoon commuter sailings to Bowen Island.Bowen Island Ferry Advisory Committee Chair Adam Holbrook added, “The FAC and BC Ferries worked together during the past year to identify potential issues associated with the Bowen Queen coming on the route. Between this detailed analysis and the additional services BC Ferries is coordinating, this refit should be much smoother than previous experiences for all of us.”last_img read more

Headon crash in Saskatchewan claims lives of man woman and baby

first_imgMELVILLE, Sask. – A man, a woman and a baby are dead after a head-on crash in Saskatchewan.RCMP say it happened late on Canada Day when two cars collided on Highway 10 near Melville.A 24-year-old man from Melville who was driving one car and a 25-year-old woman from Yorkton who was driving the other vehicle, died at the scene.Three young children were also in the woman’s car, including a six-month-old boy who died in hospital.A seven-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy suffered serious injuries.Police are still investigating and say they will not be releasing the names or relationships between the occupants of the vehicles.last_img

Pangalanes Canal Project Confirms Moroccos Willingness to Share Expertise with Africa

Antananarivo – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar , said, on Monday in Antananarivo, that the announcement of the Canal des Pangalanes project confirms the willingness of Morocco to share its expertise with African countries.“The announcement of the Canal des Pangalanes project, like the one of Cocody shows that this sharing of expertise as desired by HM the King is proving itself,” he told MAP following the signing of 22 agreements of bilateral cooperation, under the chairmanship of King Mohammed VI and Malagasy president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina.He also said that by signing these agreements, the regulatory framework that governs bilateral relations is completed. “This is a comprehensive framework that gives new impetus to relations between the two countries,” he said, stressing the importance of HM the King’s visit to Madagascar in promoting South-South partnership.

UN agency alarmed by deaths of displaced persons in Myanmars Rakhine state

The incident took place yesterday morning in the Kyein Ni Pyin IDP camp in Pauktaw township, a site where the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been building temporary shelters for some 4,400 ethnic Rohingya displaced by last year’s inter-communal violence. “The [latest] violence is believed to have been triggered by a dispute between displaced people and a village leader,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told a news conference in Geneva. “A reportedly poor relationship between them had been compounded by false rumours that displaced people would be isolated and prevented from returning to their places of origin. “When some of the displaced gathered at a nearby military post asking that the leader be handed over, gunfire was used by the authorities to disperse the crowd and resulting in the fatalities and wounding,” he said. UNHCR staff arrived at the scene shortly after to follow up with the victims’ families and facilitate medical attention to the injured. “We are also concerned about the safety of the village leader and his family,” said Mr. Edwards. The agency is calling for an investigation into the incident, and appealing to the authorities to handle the matter in a peaceful and calm way to avoid fuelling further violence and loss of life. It is also calling for dialogue between the involved parties to resolve the grievance. “Joint efforts by the Government, community leaders and humanitarian actors are also needed to dispel rumours about the rights of displaced people to return to their places of origin in Kyein Ni Pyin and other villages where these sentiments have been emerging,” said Mr. Edwards. UNHCR is the lead agency for shelter, camp coordination, camp management and protection in the humanitarian response in Rakhine state. Its current priority is to provide temporary relief for the displaced during the rainy season. “We strongly believe that the Government must build confidence with the communities and promote reconciliation, so that those displaced can eventually return to their areas of origin,” Mr. Edwards stated. He added that Thursday’s tragic incident also highlights the urgent need to strengthen the camp coordination and camp management work which is grossly underfunded despite current needs. A year after the first wave of inter-communal violence erupted, there are still up to 140,000 people displaced within Rakhine state. read more

Spendthrift son ordered to pay back thousands he fleeced from his elderly

“This is one of our biggest confiscation orders and, thanks to the investigation, the money recovered will go back to the estate of the late Audrey Willis and then distributed according to the original terms of the will.” A greedy son stole more than £700,000 from his mother after discovering he was set to lose out in her will.Richard Willis spent four years plundering the savings of his elderly mother Audrey while she languished, seriously ill, in a care home.The 66-year-old used to money to fund a lavish lifestyle – buying himself a new house and spending large sums on expensive food and wine.Willis, unemployed, has now been released on licence after being sentenced to six years in jail in 2015 after a jury found him guilty on four counts of fraud at Northampton Crown Court.But a judge has now ordered him to pay back £566,365 within three months or face a further 40 months in prison.Sitting at a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing Judge Rupert Mayo described Willis as a “spendthrift”, adding: “Money, as it became available to him, burned a hole in his pocket. Whenever Willis had access to his mother’s accounts he would go off and buy antiques, guns, cars and, via credit card, very nice food and wines.”Sums were expended largely for personal expenditure rather than money that was being squirreled away for later on.”Willis described himself as having a fascination with gun making and was, I am sure, keen to impress his shooting friends with the correct clothing, 4×4 vehicle and other accoutrements.” Judge Mayo estimated Willis had benefited to the tune of £713,002 from his criminal conduct and issued a confiscation order for what was believed to be a recoverable amount.This included £220,000 from hidden assets, £297,143 from the sale of his mother’s cottage, £30,000 from guns and £8,500 from motor vehicles.The court heard how Willis spent the pilfered savings on shotguns, sports cars like Jaguars, and a £285,000 cottage in his home town of Newport Pagnell.Willis managed to gain power of attorney for his ageing mother after his father died in 2007 and discovered out he would not be entitled to a large part of her fortune.In May 2010, he transferred £185,000 from her account and the following month he took a further £190,000.Willis even sold her retirement flat in Northampton for £199,000 the following year and moved her into a full time care home.He only used £29,000 from the sale of the property towards her care, the court heard, leaving her just “two sets of clothes to her name” when she died in 2013.Sue Lyon, Northamptonshire Police financial investigator, said: “Willis was driven by greed to make money and lead an easy, lavish lifestyle, but this legislation allows us to go after him even when he was released from prison. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Australian mining and corporate tax the official evidence

first_imgBrendan Pearson, Chief Executive, Minerals Council of Australia says that new research by Professor Sinclair Davidson of RMIT demonstrates that mining pays a substantial amount of corporate tax and does so at a high effective tax rate.“Extravagant claims are no substitute for hard evidence.  And Professor Davidson’s analysis of Australian Tax Office (ATO) data debunks some of the myths currently in circulation.  He cites in this context the claim by former Treasurer Wayne Swan that the industry’s effective tax rate is just 15%.Professor Davidson finds that:“The mining industry pays a lot of tax and pays close to the statutory rate of 30% of its taxable income. The view that the mining industry is under-taxed is not supported by data published by the ATO – the government agency that administers the tax system and actually collects the tax revenue.”The data show that mining paid A$13.6 billion in net company tax in 2012-13.  Despite accounting for less than 1% of liable companies, mining paid more than 21% of corporate tax (second after the financial industry).  Professor Davidson finds that since 2000-01 net company tax receipts from mining have increased 7.8 times, while overall net company tax receipts have risen just 2.4 times.Professor Davidson’s paper shows that mining pays a higher average effective tax rate than the Australian average, by a significant margin.  “The argument that mining tax rates are lower than that of most (or even many) other industries is simply not true’, Professor Davidson concludes.Download the publication here: read more

Greatgrandmother shot in Monkstown was not the intended target

first_img Saturday 8 Apr 2017, 6:05 AM Image: Sam Boal Share89 Tweet Email1 Source: Garreth MacNamee/Twitter A child was at the house at the time of the shooting.— Garreth MacNamee (@garmacnamee) April 7, 2017 The real target’s previous convictions include a hit and run, public intoxication, assault, robbery, burglary and car theft. He is also been known to be part of the Dun Laoghaire drug trade but on a very small scale.While officers believe they know who ordered the attack, they still do not have a definite suspect. Dun Laoghaire Superintendent Michael Fitzgerald described the gunman as being between 5ft 7 and 5ft 10 and was wearing dark clothing.Superintendent Martin Fitzgerald described the attack as a “particularly callous incident”.“This is highly unusual and a new departure in many respects.“This was a very clear attack on this specific house. It was very direct. We understand that a handgun was used in the attack.” 16 Comments A FAMILY MEMBER of the great-grandmother who was shot in the leg in her home in south Dublin was the real target of the attack.The 77-year-old woman was shot in the leg after answering the door to a man who was banging at her door on Oliver Plunkett Avenue in Monkstown at around 11pm on Thursday night.The intended target, a man in his 20s who has over 40 convictions for violent offences and who was in the house at the time, is understood to have hid while the woman answered the door. The woman’s six-year-old great-grandson was in the house when she was shot.When she answered the door, the gunman realised she was not the intended target but still fired at least five shots from a handgun. One of them struck the 77-year-old in the leg. She was brought to hospital by ambulance and is expected to make a full recovery. Source: Garreth MacNamee/Twitter 22,976 Views By Garreth MacNamee Short URL Apr 8th 2017, 6:05 AM Image: Sam Boal Supt Martin Fitzgerald says this was a very callous attack. Says they believe a handgun was used in the attack.— Garreth MacNamee (@garmacnamee) April 7, 2017 Great-grandmother shot in Monkstown was not the intended target The intended victim is thought to have hidden while the 77-year-old answered the door. Local councillor Cormac Devlin condemned the shooting.“It’s absolutely shocking and disgraceful that a 77-year-old woman would be shot in her own home. I hope that anyone with information will come forward and the perpetrators are brought to justice.”Anyone with information is being urged to contact their local garda station or call the confidential line on 1800666111.Read: ‘Particularly callous and unusual’: Woman in her 70s shot in the leg in south Dublin > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

WWEcom recaps the 22 episode of Total Divas on E

first_img Now Playing Up Next Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcast Now Playing Up Next Felicity Huffman To Be Sentenced In College Admission Scandal Now Playing Up Next has a recap of last night’s 2/2 episode of Total Divas on E! on that you can read by clicking here.You can also view video highlights of the show by clicking here.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy winVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:39 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Kalisto tries to redeem infamous promo, Vince McMahon on The Rock making Forbes listcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ Alex Trebek returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ “Total Bellas” renewed for a fifth season, New episodes to premiere in early 2020 Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR rachel bloom WWE and E! announce “Total Bellas” Season Four Premiere for January 2019 Facebooklast_img read more

New Roma stadium gets the green light

first_imgRoma have finally been given the green light to start work on their new stadium project, according to the Stadio della Roma’s official Twitter account.According to Football Italia, there were confirmed reports on Tuesday that the Polytechnic University of Turin’s report on the proposed plans were positive.“The Stadio della Roma will go ahead and the proponents, if they want, can break ground as early as this year,” Rome mayor Virgina Raggi said after her presentation of the report.“We’re not against works or big works, the stadium being one of them, but rather we’re in favour of useful works that bring benefits to the city and its citizens, as in this case where a part of the city will be upgraded.The Politecnico di Torino’s independent technical report is positive: #StadiodellaRoma will be built.#LoStadioSiFa— Stadio della Roma (@StadiodellaRoma) February 5, 2019“The reduction in size won’t affect mobility. The stadium project confirms the choice of sustainable mobility is the right path to take.”Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.The project was initially given the all-clear at the end of 2017, but it was then held up by the arrest of nine people linked to the arena’s construction, among them contractor Luca Parnasi.Italy’s Deputy PM Matteo Salvini has welcomed news of Roma’s new stadium project going through. “It’s good news for Rome and all of Italian sport.”“It’s good news for Rome and all of Italian sport,” the interior minister and Milan fan told Agenzia Dire.“There’s absolutely a need for new, modern and safe stadia. Finally, a rundown area of the city will come back to life.”STADIO DELLA ROMA | 🏟️ | Councillor: ‘Everyone has expressed positive opinions on the project’➡️— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) November 24, 2017last_img read more

Alleged gunfights claim 3 more lives in 2 dists

first_imgThree people were killed in two different incidents of what law enforcement called gunfights in Satkhira and Mymensingh districts early Sunday.The deceased are Delwar Hossain, 45, son of a certain Abdul Goni of Banshdaha in Satkhira sadar upazila, Abul Kalam Azad, son of one Abul Kashem of Keragacchi village in Kalaroa upazila and Murad Siddique, 33, son of one Shahjahan Akanda of Bagarjan village in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh.Among the deceased, police claimed, Delwar Hossain and Abul Kalam Azad were drug traders while Murad Siddique was a robber, reports UNB.With the latest deaths, at least 137 people were killed in alleged gunfights with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.In satkhira, two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with police in Banshdaha of the sadar upazila.Police arrested Delwar and Kalam along with some hemp and phensedyl syrups from Banshdaha Bazar on Saturday and after interrogation, they came to know that a huge consignment of drugs would be brought to the country at night, said sadar police station officer-in-charge Maruf Ahmed.Later, a team of police conducted a drive in Koyer Beel area around 2:00am, said the OC.Sensing presence of the law enforcement, the criminals opened fire on them forcing the policemen to fire back in self-defence, he said.After a brief gunfight, police recovered the bodies of Delwar and Kalam along with one firearm, one round of bullet and some drugs from the spot, OC Maruf said.Five policemen were also injured in the incident, the OC claimed.Both the deceased were members of inter-district drug trading racket and wanted in several cases, police said.In Mymensingh, Murad Siddique was killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Bharadoba Uthura of Bhaluka upazila.Deceased Murad was a robber and wanted in five criminal cases, police said.Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive near Hijack Bridge in the area around 2:15am, said Bhaluka police station officer-in-charge Firoz Talukdar.Sensing their presence, the criminals opened fire on police forcing them to retaliate that triggered the gunfight, he said.After the gunfight, police recovered the body of Murad and sent it to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, the OC said.Two policemen were also injured during the gunfight, said police.The law enforcement’s versions of the incidents, however, could not be verified independently as no versions were available from any witnesses or the deceased’s families.last_img read more