• Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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100 fishermen abducted 2 weeks ago yet to be freed

Over 100 fishermen, who were abducted on August 18, could not be rescued in the last 14 days. Raju Bahini, a gang of notorious robbers, kidnapped the fishermen from Dhalchar and Majher Char areas under Barguna district on the day. A fisherman, who returned from the Bay a couple of days ago, told the trawler owners in Mohipur area under Kalapra upazila that the robbers abducted over 100 fishermen while they were fishing in the Bay. The gang gave a mobile number...

Classes amid sun and rain

Classes amid sun and rain

Imparting lessons to 750 students of Model Government Primary School beside the School-Club road in the town is badly hampered as the risky school building was declared abandoned in November last year. During a recent visit to the school, this correspondent saw teachers conducting the second terminal examinations of the students under a makeshift...

Agitating transport workers attack easy bike drivers

Supporters and members of transport owners' association and transport workers union damaged about 20 easy bikes on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh highway between Thakurgaon Bus Stand and Bhulli Bazar in Sadar upazila yesterday afternoon. During the attack, about 10 easy bike drivers and passengers were injured.   Thakurgaon transport owners' association and Thakurgaon transport workers' union jointly went on an indefinite strike on all routes in the district on Tuesday last, demanding a ban on plying of unauthorised vehicles. As the ultimatum of the associations passed...

Underage marriages foiled, 4 jailed in Dinajpur, Kurigram

Two attempts of underage marriages were foiled in Dianjpur and Kurigram districts yesterday and on Friday. A mobile court in Phulbari upazila of Dinajpur yesterday foiled the bid to solemnise marriage of a Class Eight girl and jailed her father and a villager for seven days, reports our correspondent. The jailed two were identified as Md Harunur Rashid, 40, father of the schoolgirl and Md Abdul Mojid, 41, of Kismatlalpur village in the upazila. According to the family members, Harunur Rashid, the...

Nandigram Jamaat ameer sent to jail

A Bogra court yesterday sent Nandigram Upazila Parishad Chairman and upazila Jamaat Ameer Nurul Islam Mondol, 55, to jail, rejecting his bail prayer. The Jamaat leader is one of the accused in the cases for vandalism, arson attacks and carrying out subversive activities in the upazila parishad complex on March 3 last year. After investigation, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Nandigram Police Station Shahjahan Ali, also the investigation officer (IO) of the cases, pressed charges against Nurul Islam and 267 other BNP-Jamaat men...

Man missing in boat capsize

An elderly man went missing and at least five other passengers were injured when a speedboat overturned near Magurkanda channel in Padma River on Sunday night. The missing man is Lal Mia Faraji of Pashchim Tentulia village under Palong police station of Shariatpur. Mohammad Ali, brother of Lal Mia, said the speed boat carrying 18 passengers, started its journey from Majhikandi of Shariatpur. The speedboat overturned during a strong wave near Magurkanda channel. Most of the passengers were rescued by nearby boatmen...

Schoolgirl strangled after rape

A schoolgirl was strangled allegedly after being violated by a gang at Shudingram village in Adamdighi upazila early yesterday. Police recovered the body of Ruma Khatun, 13, daughter of Abdul Wabah, also a Class VIII student at Adamdighi Girls' High School, from her bedroom, said Moslem Uddin, officer in-charge of Adamdighi police station. Police quoted the family members as saying that Ruma went to bed around 2:00am. At midnight, a gang entered the room, violated and killed her and fled the...

Thakurgaon District Town

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Little rain floods major roads for poor drainage

Little rain floods major roads for poor drainage

Several major roads in the district town go under ankle to knee-deep water even after a light rain, allegedly due to poor drainage system, causing immense sufferings to the townspeople.  During a visit to several areas yesterday morning, this correspondent saw a number of main roads in the town, including Old Bus Stand-Railway Station...

Torture on Woman Indigenous Leader

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Five lawmakers demand arrest, trial of culprits

Five lawmakers yesterday demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of those who beat up and raped a woman indigenous leader in Gomostapur upazila of the district on August 4. They made the demand at a rally held on the premises of Parbatipur Union Parishad office at noon. The lawmakers, Fazle Hossain Badsha from Rajshahi, AKM Fazlul Haque from Sherpur, Nazmul Hoque Prodhan from Panchagarh, Yasin Ali from Thakurgaon and Hajera Sultana also assured the locals that they would raise the...

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Banker abducted for ransom freed

Detective Branch (DB) of police rescued a banker from Jhaoil Bridge in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj district early yesterday, two days after his abduction. They also arrested two alleged kidnappers following a gunfight with the cohorts of the duo, said officer in-charge of Sirajganj DB police, Md Nasir Uddin. Arrestees Md Sumon, 28, and Md Salahuddin, 26, of Kandapara village in Sadar upazila, were admitted to hospital with bullet injuries. The victim is Md Mahabub Alam, 28, an executive officer at Trust...