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Irrigation badly hampered

Illegal Husking Mill at Barind's Deep Tube-Well Site

Published Date: January 30, 2015
Irrigation badly hampered

A husking mill and its chatal (paved ground) set up on the land of a deep tube-well of Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) at Hariharpur Balapara village in Thakurgaon Sadar upazila hampers irrigation on 500 acres of land, much to the worry of farmers in the ongoing Irri-boro season.             Water Development Board acquired...

Published Date: January 30, 2015
Man jailed for 14 years in arms case

A special tribunal here yesterday sentenced a youth to 14 years' rigorous imprisonment for possessing firearms. The convict, Mohammad Shamim, 35, son of Alamgir Master, is a resident of Koylardiar village in Shibganj upazila of the district. Special Tribunal-1 Judge Kabita Khanam delivered the verdict in the afternoon. According to the prosecution, a team of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-5) raided Shamim's house and arrested him for possessing four pistols, eight magazines and 24 bullets on October 2, 2013. Mohammad Ali, sub-inspector of Shibganj...

Published Date: January 30, 2015
Plum cultivation gaining popularity

Plum cultivation gaining popularity

Cultivation of plum, especially baukul and apple kul varieties developed by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), is gaining popularity in Sharsha upazila under the district. Seeing its profitability in recent years, increasing number of farmers, especially youths, are engaging in plum cultivation. Around five hundred farmers are cultivating different varieties of plum including baukul and...

Published Date: January 30, 2015
Paddy trader hacked to death in Bogra

A paddy trader was hacked to death at Shibakomla village in Kahaloo upazila early yesterday. The deceased was identified as Dhukhu Mia, 39, son of Bulu Mondal of Shabrul village in Shajahanpur upazila. Locals said Dhukhu Mia along with a van puller was returning his father-in-law's house after attending a religious function there. A gang waylaid the two and demanded toll. As they failed to pay heed to the demand, the criminals attacked them with sharp weapons, leaving them seriously injured. They were...

Published Date: January 30, 2015
42,200 Yaba tablets seized in Teknaf, five arrested

Law enforcers in separate drives arrested five people and seized around 42,200 Yaba tablets in Teknaf upazila of the district yesterday. Officer-in-Charge (OC) Ataur Rahman Khandaker of Teknaf Police Station said a police team, acting on a tip-off, raided Teknaf bus stand at around 12:30pm and arrested two people with 40,000 Yaba tablets. The arrestees are Nazrul Islam, 20, son of Saber Ahmed of Guchchhagram village; and Mahmudul Alam, son Abdul Ahad of Dakhin Jaliapara village in the upazila. Police said...

Published Date: January 30, 2015
Schoolgirl rescued an hour into abduction

A schoolgirl was rescued an hour into abduction from Rishkhali village in Harinakundo upazila of the district yesterday. Police arrested one of the abductors named Abdus Salam, 24, son of Shahidul Islam of Dakhalpur village in the upazila. Ershadul Kabir, officer in-charge of Harinakundo Police Station, said a gang of two abducted the 12-year-old girl, also a class VI student at Rishkhali International Pre-Cadet School, while she was going to attend her coaching classes at the school around 8:40am. The gang...

Published Date: January 30, 2015
Rape of Marma girl sparks protest in Khagrachhari

A human chain was formed in the district town yesterday, demanding exemplary punishment to a culprit who raped a 21-year-old girl of the Marma Community on Wednesday. The district unit of Hill Women's Federation (HWF) organised the programme at Changhi Square in the town. The participants in the rally urged the government to take immediate steps to ensure security of hill women. Among others, Barun Chakma, leader of Democratic Youth Forum (DYF), Ratan Chakma, leader of Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP), and Abonika...

Published Date: January 30, 2015
Crude bombs hurled at Tariqul, four other BNP leaders' houses

Criminals hurled crude bombs at the houses of BNP standing committee member and former minister Tariqul Islam and four other Jessore BNP leaders in the district town early yesterday. District BNP sources said crude mobs were hurled at the houses of Tariqul Islam, district unit General Secretary Syed Saberul Haque Sabu, Vice-President Golam Reza Dulu, Organising Secretary Delwar Hossain Khokon and Joint Secretary Mizanur Rahman Khan. Delwar Hossain Khokon said unidentified criminal threw bomb at the house of Tariqul Islam at...

Published Date: January 30, 2015
Accused in Nandail JCD activist killing case yet to be arrested

Police are yet to arrest the killers of a local Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal  activist, who was hacked to death in Chandipasha area under Nandail upazila on Wednesday. The deceased is Asif Parvez Tupan, 23, a member of the Nandail upazila unit of JCD and son of Abdur Razzaq, a retired warrant officer of Bangladesh Air Force. He was a LLB second year student of a college in Kishoreganj district. Police and family sources said JCD activists Ashrafuzzaman and Masud, friends of...

Published Date: January 30, 2015
500 kg jatka seized in Munshiganj

Coastguards and officials of the district fisheries department seized 500 kilograms of jatka (hilsa less than 10 inches long) from two launches in the Dhaleshwari River yesterday. Sadar upazila fisheries officer Shahjada Khasru said a joint team of coastguard and the district fisheries department conducted drives in two Dhaka-bound launches named MV Karnaphuli-3 and MV Farhan-2 in the morning and seized 500 kilograms of jatka. The owners of the hilsa fish managed to flee the scene, sensing the presence of the...