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Illegal sand lifting from river threatens bridge

Illegal sand lifting from river threatens bridge

Illegal sand lifting from the Bangalee River at Hashapotal village threatens adjacent Bilchapri Bridge as well as croplands, roads and dwellings of the nearby areas in Alangi union of Dhunat upazila under the district. Visiting the area on Tuesday, this correspondent saw shallow power pump-run dredgers lifting sand from the riverbed and throwing it...

C&F agents assoc leader shot dead in Shibganj

C&F agents assoc leader shot dead in Shibganj

Loading and unloading of goods at Sonamasjid land port came to a halt yesterday morning as port workers staged demonstration protesting the murder of a leader of Clearing and Forwarding Agents' Association (C&F) in Shibganj upazila on Friday night. Monirul Islam, 35, treasurer of the association and also general secretary of Ward No-1 of...

Kid abducted from Srimangal rescued in Habiganj

Kid abducted from Srimangal rescued in Habiganj

A four-year-old boy, abducted from Srimangal upazila town of the district on Thursday, was rescued in Purbopahar area under Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj on Friday. Law enforcers also arrested one of the abductors named Liton Ahmed Mojumder, 45, of Dinarpur village in the upazila. A gang of criminals picked up Nahiyan Al-amin Nahid, son of...

UP chairman, 3 others held for killing Sylhet Jubo League man

Police yesterday arrested four people, including a union parishad chairman, in connection with the killing of a Jubo League activist in Companiganj upazila on Friday. Three of the arrestees are Kazi Abdul Wadud alias Alfu, chairman of Telikhal Union Parishad, Tota Mia, and Waiskuruni. Name of another arrestee could not be known as of filing of this report at 5:00pm. Police also seized a licensed pistol of the UP chairman from Tota Mia's possession. Officer-in-Charge Delwar Hossain of Companiganj Police Station said...

Five cops closed for beating up woman drug peddler

Five policemen of Gobindaganj Police Station were yesterday closed to the district police lines on charges of assaulting a woman drug peddler and selling the seized phensidyl at Chapriganj in the upazila. The accused are Sub-Inspector Sujanul Islam Sujon and constables Mokhles, Shamsul, Atiqur Rahman and Shahinur Rahman. Police Superintendent Mofazzel Hossain said departmental action will be taken against the cops after proper investigation. On Thursday noon, the policemen arrested a woman along with 15 bottles of phensidyle in Chapriganj area on...

Stolen gun recovered in Khagrachhari

A sub-machinegun, stolen from a police constable of a temporary police camp in Nalkata area in Panchhari upazila on October 4, was recovered from a pond in the area yesterday. The gun was stolen from constable Laxmi Kumar Chakma of the camp. Police later arrested six people belonging to United People's Democratic Front, Pahari Chhatra Parishad, Democratic Youth Forum and Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (MN Larma Faction).   Superintend of Khagrachari police Sheikh Mohammad Mizanur Rahman said on the basis...

Housewife killed by 'in-laws'

A housewife was killed allegedly by her in-laws at Kadakati village in Ashashuni upazila on Friday. The deceased is Jharna Das, wife of Haradhan Das of the village. Ahsan Habib, officer in-charge of Ashashuni Police Station, said Jharna's in-laws Surya Kanta Das, Sadhan Kumar Das and other members of the family used to torture her over trivial matter since her marriage. On Friday morning, they beat up Jharna over a trifling matter, leaving her dead on the spot. On information, police recovered the...

Madrasa girl commits 'suicide'

A madrasa girl allegedly committed suicide at Gajipur village under Benapole Port Police Station on Friday night. The deceased is Sundari, 15, daughter of Ismail Hossain of Pathbari village. She was the student of Class VIII at Benapole Gazipur Madinatul Ulum Madrasa. As Sundari did not respond despite repeated knocks, her mother broke open the door and found her hanging from the ceiling of her room, said family sources. On information, police rushed to the spot and recovered the body and sent it...

Two robbers arrested

Police arrested two members of a robber gang from South Satkhamar area in Atwari upazila on Friday night. The arrestees are Shafiqul Islam, 38, son of Rahmat Ali of Babu Para village in Syedpur upazila of Nilphamari, and Nazrul Islam, 37, son of Mujibor Rahman of Kamarpara village in the upazila. Police, quoting locals, said a gang stormed at a house in the area and looted valuables after keeping the family members hostage at gunpoint around 9:00pm. Sensing the incident, locals cordoned...

Published Date: October 24, 2014
Indigenous fishes now dear as most are disappering

Indigenous fishes now dear as most are disappering

Fishes of indigenous species are selling at high rates because of their high demand in the local markets. Many of these fishes are about to be extinct because of which many kids today know them in their names only, elderly locals said. Just a few years back, Lalmonirhat people could taste the indigenous fishes like...