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Seasonal job crisis brings woe to farm labourers

Seasonal job crisis brings woe to farm labourers

A good numbers of farm labourers in rural areas of the district are struggling for survival amid seasonal job crisis that is likely to continue until start of the aman paddy harvesting in late November. The government's 40-day yearly job scheme meant for mitigating sufferings of the unemployed farm labourers during this period is...

100 roadside trees illegally sold in Panchagarh

100 roadside trees illegally sold in Panchagarh

Over a hundred roadside trees in Hafizabad union under Panchagarh Sadar upazila have been felled and sold off in last few months, allegedly defying rules.      Seven members of the union parishad (UP) along with locals filed a complaint to Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Salah Uddin on October 23, stating that the chairman and the...

Schools in Jhalakathi

Notebooks replace textbooks as aid for good results!

Teachers and students of the schools in the district often do away with English textbooks provided by the government as they consider notebooks and guide books  'more helpful' for doing good results. This correspondent got the picture during his visit to 20 classes of as many schools including two government schools in four upazilas of the district. “I never read English textbooks from classes VI to X as school teachers did not use it while teaching. They taught us questions and...

College girl killed for 'dowry' in Pabna

College girl killed for 'dowry' in Pabna

A college girl, who dreamt of becoming a doctor, was brutally killed allegedly by her husband for dowry at Bakchipara village in Sadar upazila yesterday. A second year student of Pabna Islamia College, Rumana Khatun, 18, was wife of Awkat Hossain of the village and daughter of Rafikul Islam of the area. She married her...

Robbers loot jeweller's house, shop in Bogra

Armed robbers looted cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Tk 10 lakh from the house and shop of a jeweller after injuring five people in Choumohoi area under Dupchanchia upazila of Bogra district early yesterday. The injured are jeweller Azizur Rahman, 65, his wife Bilkis Bibi, 50, sons Mahfuzar Rahman, 35, Tariqul Islam, 25, and relative Liton Pramanik, 32, reports our correspondent. Police said a gang swooped on the house and took away 22 tolas of gold ornaments and 20...

BSF returns bodies of three Bangladeshis

The bodies of three Bangladesh, killed by locals at Khowai town in the Indian state of Tripura early Tuesday, were handed over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday evening. The victims are Sujan Mia, 22, Param Ali, 40, and Akkel Mia, 19, from Gazipur union of Chunarughat upazila. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed over the bodies to BGB on Balla border in the upazila at around 7:00pm. Commanding officer of BGB Srimangal 46 Battalion Lt Col Mohammad Nasir Uddin received the...

AL activists clash over tender in Patuakhali

Two groups belonging to the ruling party clashed over submitting tender documents at LGED (Local Government Engineering Department) office in the town yesterday. At least two people sustained injuries during the incident. Of the injured, Rahat, 30, an activist of Awami League (AL), took primary treatment at a local clinic, while the identity of the other could not be known immediately. Sources said LGED authorities floated a tender of Tk 6.46 crore for the 2014-15 fiscal years to build roads, culverts and...

Two alleged thieves beaten dead

Two alleged thieves were beaten to death in Char Sharikal under Gournadi upazila of the district early yesterday. The dead were identified as Mohammad Modasser and Md Rafik of Alimabad village in Muladi upazila of the district. Assistant Sub-Inspector Sarwar Hossain, in charge of Sharikal police camp, quoted locals as saying that a gang of thieves entered the house of Kamrul Islam, a retired BDR personal, at around 2:30am. When the thieves were trying to break the lock of an almirah, family...

Two get life for rape in Lalmonirhat

A court here on Tuesday sentenced two people to life imprisonment in a rape case filed in 2012. The lifers are Shyamol Chandra, 30, son of Jitendra Nath Roy and his uncle Debendra Nath, 46, son of Dharoni Kanto of Chandonpat village in Aditmari upazila. Acting Judge of the District and Session Judge Court Siddiqul Arefin Chowdhury also fined them TK 50,000 each. In default, they have to suffer another six months in jail. According to the prosecution, Shyamol raped a 10-year-old...

Five gamblers jailed

A mobile court in Kaunia upazila on Wednesday sentenced five gamblers to one month's imprisonment. The convicts are Jewel Rana, 28, Fazlul Haque, 30, Masum Mian, 26, Nur Islam, 45, of Purbo Changhat village and Paritosh Barman, 27, of Shibu Kuntiram village, said Md Rejaul Karim, officer in-charge of Kaunia Police Station. On seceret information, a police team arrested the file while they were gambling in Bailey bridge area in the evening. They were later produced before the court, led by UNO...

Youth killed in clash over land dispute

A youth was killed in a clash over a piece of disputed land at Pirijpur village in Bajitpur upazila yesterday. The deceased is Saiful Islam, 25, son of Chandu Mia of the village. Police said there had been a longstanding conflict between Chandu and his neighbour Bokul Mia over the land. As a sequel to the conflict, they locked in a fierce clash, leaving Saiful seriously injured. Later, he died on way to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. A case filed in this...

One held for vandalising idols in Kurigram

One of the accused in the case for vandalising Hindu idols at a temple in Rajarhat upazila on Tuesday was arrested yesterday. Nizamuddin Sarkar, 35, was held at Nazimkhan Bazar in the morning, said Abdur Rashid, officer-in-charge of Rajarhat Police Station. Other accused in the case are Nur Uddin, 65, father of the arrestee, and his another son, Nasir Uddin, 28, of Somnarayan village. They had gone into hiding soon after filing of the case. Police and locals said Hindu devotees found three...

Abducted housewife traceless for 22 days

A housewife, abducted from Jamuna village in Shajahanpur upazila of the district on October 8, still remains traceless. The victim is Shefali Rani Das, 26, wife of Shiblal Robi Das, a member of village police, and also a resident of the village. Victim's family sources said Shefali went missing from Bogra town on October 8. Shiblal filed a general diary (GD) with Shajahanpur police station on October 10. Finding no positive result, he submitted an application with the police station on Tuesday night,...

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A kid drowned in a pond at Ramkrishnapur-Dangapara village under Badarganj upazila yesterday. The deceased is Shovan, 2, son of Masud Mian of the village. Jahangir Alam, chairman of Ramnathpur Union Parishad, said Shovan accidentally fell into the pond near their house while playing on its bank and drowned at 5:00pm.