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No steps yet to renovate Patuakhali stadium

Gallery, Building Collapsed Three Years Ago

No steps yet to renovate Patuakhali stadium

Patuakhali district stadium has remained virtually unusable since a portion of its main building and the gallery collapsed three years ago. Sports programmes are badly hampered due to the situation. The 35,000 sft stadium having capacity of accommodating 10,000 people was built in the district town in 1977-78 fiscal year. But no renovation work was done...

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People of 4 Villages Clash

500 flee homes fearing fresh attack by rivals

500 flee homes fearing fresh attack by rivals

At least 500 people of four villages in Shailakupa upazila, who came under attack by their rival group on October 2, have left the villages, fearing fresh attack. Villagers and police said Shariful-Khaleq group and Roise- Pulak group clashed on September 18 over establishing their supremacy in Nityanandapur union, leaving at least 30 people...

The baily bridge is also now in bad shape

The baily bridge is also now in bad shape

Different modes of vehicles, including long-route buses and trucks, have been using a bailey bridge over Noleya canal at Shakoa on Gaibandha-Palashbari road amid risk of accident anytime. The bridge connecting the district headquarters with rest of the country was built on emergency basis after the concrete bridge over the canal was washed away...

Girl gang-raped tying brother with tree

A teenaged-girl was allegedly gang-raped in Navaron area in Sharsha upazila in Jessore on Tuesday night, reports our correspondent from Benapole. Police quoted victim's family members as saying that the 17-year old girl, along with her elder brother, was going to their residence from Navaron Bazar area on a motorbike around 10:00pm on Tuesday. A gang of 5/6 allegedly led by one Raju, waylaid them, took them to a nearby jungle and violated the girl there, tying her brother with a...

Main accused in rape case arrested in Thakurgaon

Police arrested the prime accused in the case for rape of a teenage girl early yesterday at Nishchintapur of municipality area. The arrestee is Sumon, 24, son of Hannu alias Nannu, a fruit trader at Kalibari Bazar and resident of Nischintapur. Officer in charge of Thakurgaon Police Station AKM Mehedi Hasan told this correspondent over cell phone that acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the house of Sumon around 2:00am and arrested him. Earlier on Saturday night police arrested another...

Bangladeshi shot by BSF

A Bangladeshi cattle trader was shot by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Bonchwki frontier in Hatibandha upazila early yesterday. The injured is Ali Sabur, 34, of Bonchowki village. He was admitted to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital, said Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sources. A patrol team of BSF opened fire on a group of six to seven cattle traders when they were crossing the border area with Indian cattle. Ali sustained bullet injuries in his leg during the firing, said commanding...

AL man attacks schoolteacher

A schoolteacher was injured in an attack allegedly by a local Awami League leader at Gachur bazar in Sadullapur upazila on Tuesday night. Headmaster of Khordakomarpur Girls' High School Oliur Rahman Borhan was admitted to Gaibandha Sadar Hospital with injuries in his back. Borhan and Khordakomarpur union AL president Shahidullahel Kabir Faruk, brother of school managing committee president Feroz Kabir, engaged in an altercation over recruitment of librarian at 9:00pm. At one stage, Faruk attacked the headmaster with a scissor taken from...

14 Indian fishermen held, sent to jail

A court here yesterday sent 14 Indian fishermen to jail for entering and fishing in Bangladesh waters illegally. Earlier, Bangladesh Navy arrested them from the Bay of Bengal, around 80 nautical miles away from Mongla Sea Port in Khulna, on Monday. With this, the Naval forces caught 42 Indian fishermen from three spots. On Monday, they also seized the Indian trawler FB Hansaraj and later handed the arrestees over to law enforces. The arrestees hail from Bhuban Nagar village in Kakdwip upazila of...

Man to die for killing wife, son

A Netrakona court yesterday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife and son in 2003. The convict is Hashem, 35, son of Iman Ali of Satia village in Sadar upazila, reports our correspondent. According to the prosecution, Hashem killed his wife Aysha, 35, and 11-month-old son Tariku following a family feud on the night of November 9, 2003. He later dumped the bodies in a nearby jungle. On that day, Rabeya Khatun, sister of Aysha of Dudhkura village, filed a...

Khaleda to address public rally in Nilphamari today

Khaleda to address public rally in Nilphamari today

BNP Chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia will address a public rally at Nilphamari High School ground today, aiming at mobilising public support in favour of the 20-party alliance's demand for holding a fresh national elections under a non-party administration.  BNP and its associate bodies in the district and all six upazilas are working unitedly to make the rally a success. Asadul Habib Dulu, central organising secretary of the party for Rangpur division, said at least 10 lakh people are expected to attend the meeting. On the occasion of Khaleda's tour, several thousand colourful digital banners and festoons are hung with roadside electric polls, trees and buildings. Around 60 gates have been...

Rivals kill outlaw in Chuadanga

Leader of an outlawed party was killed allegedly by his party rivals at Charulia village in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga district early yesterday. Informed by locals, police recovered the body from a mango orchard the village yesterday morning. The deceased is Saiful Islam alias Sumon, 40, son of late Nazrul Islam, of Ramnagar village in the upazila. Kamruzzaman, officer in-charge of Damurhuda Police Station, said Sumon, a leader of outlawed Purbo Bangar Communist Party (PBCP-ML) was holding a secret meeting with his...

Lawyer jailed by Magura court for misbehavior

A court here on Tuesday sentenced a lawyer to two month's imprisonment for misbehaving with a magistrate. The convict was identified as Advocate Syed Firozur Rahman. The court sources said, Advocate Syed Firozur Rahman misbehaved with magistrate Selina Khatun during a case proceeding at the executive magistrate's court at noon. Later, the magistrate took the offence into cognizance and handed down the verdict against Syed Firozur Rahman. But the lawyer managed to flee the court before passing the order.

Transport strike called off

Transport workers on Tuesday night called off their indefinite strike on five routes of Rangpur, Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha districts. District transport workers federation enforced the strike on Monday morning, protesting attacks, vandalism and torching of their branch office, pickup van owner's office and Patgram bus stand in Satmatha area of the city on Sunday night. The strike, which began at 9:00am on Monday, was withdrawn around midnight on Tuesday, on assurance by the police administration of arresting the attackers and ensuring...

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Ijtema in Patuakhali today Our Correspondent, Patuakhali A three-day-long Ijtema (religious congregation), arranged by Tablig Jamaat, will begin at the airport field in Sheally area of the district today. Maulana Nurul Islam, Jimmader (chief organiser) of Patuakhali Istema, said Bishwa Ijtema takes place every year at Tongi where all people cannot take part due to various problems. Considering these, the authorities took the decision to arrange Ijtema in nine separate places, including Patuakhali, across the country from this year, he said....