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Road march, rally demand punishment to culprits

Torture, Rape of Indigenous Leader

Road march, rally demand punishment to culprits

Indigenous people at a rally held at Adda of Gomostapur upazila yesterday demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of those who beat up and raped an indigenous woman leader in the upazila on August 4.  Lawmaker Fazle Hossain Badshah of Rajshahi and leaders of different political parties and indigenous leaders spoke at the rally. After...

Thakurgaon

People suffer as transport strike continues

Transport owners and workers enforced their ongoing indefinite strike on all roads in the district from Tuesday night, demanding a ban on plying of unauthorised vehicles. On Sunday, they went on an indefinite strike only on four routes in the district. After an emergency meeting held in the office of Thakurgaon Transport Owners Association in the evening, Transport Owners and Workers Coordination Committee took the decision to enforce the strike on all roads in the district. The coordination committee is comprised...

Tales of venomous rivalry

At least 3000 banana plants of 11 farmers have been felled allegedly by rivals at Dudsar village in Shailkupa upazila of Jhenidah district, reports our correspondent. The victims are Mofij Uddin, who cultivated the plants of the fruit on 20 decimals of land, Bipul Hossain on 15 decimals,  Sayed Ali on 10 decimals,  Joynal Hossain on 45 decimals,  Rezaul Islam on 10 decimals,  Nazrul Islam on 10 decimals, Hossain Ali on 10 decimals,  Mojibur Rahman on 5 decimals,  Siddique Ali...

Brutality unbound

A 12-year-old girl is groaning in pain at Dimla upazila health complex for a week, following murder attempt by a man who molested her four years ago. The girl, a Class V student of Dimla Nizpara Government Primary School, faced the criminal's wrath on August 21 as she gave deposition in Women and Children Repression Prevention Court in Nilphamari on August 19. She was given 12 stitches as there were several deep cut marks on her throat and left ear, said...

Tiffin at Natore School

50 kids fall sick

At least 50 students fell sick allegedly after having tiffin served at a girls' school in the district yesterday morning. The students of Natore Government Girls High School complained of severe stomach pain after eating cakes given by the school authorities at 10:30am, said teachers and guardians. Among the sick students, 27 were rushed to Natore Sadar Hospital while the rest to different local clinics. The school authorities supplied low quality foods for the students, said Ali Akmak Bappi, president of guardian...

'Robber' found murdered in Kushtia

Police recovered the body of an alleged robber, with the throat slashed, from a field at Shehala in Daulatpur upazila on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam Fida,40, son of Pocha, a resident of the village. Locals spotted the body in the field and informed police in the morning. Police recovered the body and sent it to Kushtia General Hospital morgue for an autopsy. Enamul Haque, officer in-charge (OC) of Daulatpur Police Station, said rivals might have stabbed him to...

Transport strike in Rangamati withdrawn

Transport owners and workers of the district last night withdrew their indefinite strike after the local administration assured them of taking steps against the culprits who assaulted six bus drivers. The meeting that took place at the deputy commissioner's office ended around 8:30pm. Earlier, an indefinite strike took effect on 14 roads and six waterways in the district yesterday, demanding arrest of those responsible for the attack. Rangamati Road and Waterway Transport Owners-Workers' Oikya Parishad announced the strike from a press conference...

Motorbike Rides for Rent

A way to live with dignity

A way to live with dignity

As many as 1300 people are engaged in providing motorcycle rides to people for rent in different areas of the district. The provision, introduced a couple of years ago, has made communication especially in rural areas easy while a large number of youths, many of them earlier engaged in anti-social activities, have changed their...

11 missing as trawlers sink in two rivers

At least 10 people went missing when a trawler capsized in the Meghna near Bhairab Bhairab upazila of the district yesterday. The identity of the deceased, however, could not be known till filing of this report around 7:30pm. The vessel was carrying at least 35 people to Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria from Bhairab Bazar of the district, said Badrul Alam, officer in-charge of Bhairab Police Station. The trawler capsized around 3:00pm. Most of its other passengers, however swam ashore. On information, a fire-fighting...

Three housewives killed for dowry

Three housewives have been murdered allegedly by their husbands over dowry in Pabna, Manikganj and Sirajganj districts. A housewife was killed allegedly by her husband for dowry at village Darinaricha in Isawardi upazila of Pabna early Tuesday, reports our correspondent. Deceased Farhana Akter Eva, 22, wife of Shaon Hossain of the village was often tortured for refusing to bring dowry money from her parents, locals said. Recently Shaon started forcing Farhana to bring Tk. 2 lakh dowry for business, said Md. Rakibul...

3 fishermen rescued from den of abductors

Coast Guard officials rescued three fishermen from their abductors' den at Kader-Khal in the Sundarbans on Sunday. The rescued three are Nazrul Islam,32, Saiful Islam, 18, and Mamun Miah, 16. All of them hail from Horintana village in Patharghata upazila in Barguna district. Operation staff officer Lieutenant Commander Alauddin of West Mongla Coast Guard Zone said, a gang of robbers kidnapped the fishermen two days ago while they were preparing for fishing. Later they kept the fishermen confined to their den for ransom. Tipped...

UP chairman sued on graft charge

The chairman and the secretary of Rangabali Union Parishad (UP) under the newly formed Rangabali upazila of the district have been sued on charge of misappropriating Tk 1.52 crore of different development projects. Md Mostafizur Rahman, a member of the UP, filed a case with a Patuakhali court on Sunday, accusing Chairman Md Nazrul Islam and Secretary Md Zakir Hossain. Sessions and Special Judge Satendra Nath Ghosh took the case into cognisance and asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to take necessary...

Snaps and Snippets

Jamaat ameer arrested Our Correspondent, Bogra Police on Tuesday arrested two top leaders of the district unit of Jamaat-e-Islami from their residences in Rahmannagar area of the town. They face two cases filed for vandalism, arson attacks and carrying out subversive activities. The arrestees are-- Abdul Haque Sarakr, 56, principal of Muruil Fazil Madrasa and Nayeb-e-ameer of the district unit and Advocate Riaz Uddin, 55, assistant secretary of the unit. AHM Foyzur Rahman, officer in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the...