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Mindless fishing threatens B'baria fish resources

Titas River, Big Water Bodies

Mindless fishing threatens B'baria fish resources

Mindless fishing in the Titas River and several vast water bodies in the district poses threat to fish resources in the area. Every year the fisheries department creates several sanctuaries at different points of the Titas to ensure safe breeding of various fishes but they have not done it this year, officials said. However, following...

Fire damages goods, machinery at Bashundhara mill

A devastating fire broke out at Bashundhara Paper Mills in Gazaria upazila of the district yesterday morning. Five Fire Service units from different fire stations rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after more than nine hours of frantic efforts. Thirteen workers were injured in the fire that broke out at around 9:00am at the mill in Anarpura area beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway. Deputy Assistant Director of Fire Service Mamtaj Uddin said that the fire men tamed the blaze but different products...

Mystery shrouds houswife's death

Mystery shrouded death of a newly wed housewife yesterday at Gachbari village in Atway upazila upazila in Thakurgaon. The deceased was identified as Tonu Begum, 19, wife of Monir Hossain of the village, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent. Police and locals said, Tonu, daughter of Tozmul Hossain of Mirgarh village was married to Monir, son of Kosirul Islam of Gachbari village eight months ago. Neighbours said, after marriage apparently they were living peacefully. All of a sudden yesterday morning local people found the...

Tornado hits 7 villages in Jamalpur, Lalmonirhat

Tornado hits 7 villages in Jamalpur, Lalmonirhat

                Tornado ripped into seven villages of Jamalpur and Lalmonirhat district yesterday, damaging over 200 dwelling houses. Our Jamalpur correspondent reported that at least 100 houses were damaged as a tornado lashed Lauchapra village under Kamalpur union of Bakshiganj upazila in the morning. Local administration sources said the storm hit the village at around 7:00am...

Abducted farm manager rescued

Abducted agriculture farm manager Mohammad Jabad was released on Saturday night in Osmanpolli area of Manikchhari. Police said, sensing the preparation for drives by joint forces to rescue Jabad, criminals freed him around 9:00pm and fled the scene. Earlier, on Friday afternoon, Mohammad Jabad, the manager of Shara Agro Farm in Maradhulu area of Manikchhari upazila was abducted allegedly by the cadres of United Peoples Democratic (UPDF) as the farm authorities recently refuted to pay them illegal tollx.

Durga idols vandalised

Miscreants vandalised three idols at a Hindu temple in Pratabnagar area of Jhenaigati upazila early yesterday. Local people suspected that a gang swooped on the temple sometime at 11:00pm when the idol makers left it on Saturday and vandalised the three idols installed ahead of Durga Puja, said Chittaranjan Barman, president of Pratabnagar puja committee. The incident came to light yesterday morning when the worshipers went to the temple. They found three idols, including one of Durga, and another of Ganesh...

Pabna Edward College

Clash over hall control

At least 10 students were injured in a clash between two rival groups over taking control of Shaheed Shamsuzzoha Muslim Hall at Pabna Edward College on Saturday. Five rooms of the dormitory were also ransacked during the incident, said college sources. There was a longstanding clash between the students of the dormitory over establishing supremacy at the dining hall. On Saturday night, the clash took place when the students of first floor beat up Md Rezaul Karim of the ground floor at...

Illegal Trip To Malaysia

21 held in Cox's Bazar

Police detained 21 youths from Mognama launch terminal in Pekua upazila yesterday morning while they were allegedly preparing to leave for Malaysia illegally. The arrestees are Abdul Alim of Tangail district, Monirul Islam, Ibrabim, Mohammad Jewel, Md Billal, Md Sajedul Islam, Masud Rana and Md Sona Ullah of Sirajganj, Md Al-Amin, Md Sumon of Brahmanbaria and Md Momen, Mohammad Kawsar, Abu Taleb, Md Azad, Md Kamal, Abdul Mia, Md Zaman, Hridoy Mia and Md Billal of Narsingdi district. ASI Hafez Khan,...

Snaps And Snippets

UZ by-poll held peacefully Our Correspondent, Thakurgaon By-election to the post of Ranishankoil Upazila Parishad vice-chairman (reserved for female) was held peacefully yesterday. The post fell vacant after vice-chairman Lita was elected as Member of Parliament (reserved for female). Voting started at 8:00am and ended at 4:00pm. As many as 76780 voters were expected to cast their votes through 59 polling centres in the upazila. BNP-backed candidate Munira Banu, AL-backed Mahfuza Begum and Workers' Party of Bangladesh-backed Sefali Begum contested for...

Published Date: September 21, 2014
Flooding hits hundreds of fish farms in 11 Tangail upazilas

Flooding hits hundreds of fish farms in 11 Tangail upazilas

The recent flooding by rain-fed rivers washed away fishes from hundreds of fish farms in 11 upazilas under the district, much to the worry of farmers who engaged in the cultivation mostly with loans taken from banks, non-governmental organisations or local money lenders. As many as 1708 people have been affected as over 986...