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Rice millers in C'nawabganj incur huge loss

Rice millers in C'nawabganj incur huge loss

Rice millers in the district are incurring huge losses due to non-stop countrywide blockade enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance. Thousands of labourers of different rice mills have also become temporarily jobless as many rice millers have stopped or lessened production due to problem in sending the food grain to Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and other...

Auto-rickshaw driver, 12-yr-old boy murdered

Two people, including a 12-year-old boy, were found murdered in two upazilas of Tangail and Bogra districts yesterday. Police recovered the throat-slit body of a 12-year-old boy in Ghatail upazila yesterday, reports our Tangail correspondent. The deceased is Anwar Hossain, son of Abdur Rahim, a resident of Kusharia village in the upazila. Police said Anwar went to watch a cultural programme at a school in neighbouring Panjerbaid village on Friday evening and remained missing since then. A local woman spotted his throat-slit body...

Land disputes leave two killed in Rangpur, Bogra

Two people were killed over land disputes in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur and Sonatala municipality area in Bogra on Friday night. The dead were identified as Mozammel Haque, 45, son of late Kina Mamud of Rawshanpur village in Pirganj upazila; and Abdul Mannan, 40, son of Torab Ali of Ganakpara village in Sariakandi upazila of Bogra. Our Rangpur correspondent reported that there had been a long-standing dispute between Mozammel and his maternal uncle Badsha Mia over a piece of land at...

Fish trader hurt in gun attack in Kuakata

A fish trader of the city was seriously injured in a gun attack in Kuakata of Patuakhali district on Friday. The injured, Nirob Hossain Tutul, 38, son of Harunur Rashid of Beni Singher Havely in Nazirpol area of the city, is joint secretary of Barisal Matsya Aratdar (wholesalers') Samity. He is also close friend of central Jubo League leader Sadik Abdullah, said locals. Tutul along with his 30 to 40 associates, including Sadik, went to Kuakata at around 3:00pm and boarded in...

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SSC examinee raped Our Correspondent, Niphamari An SSC examinee was raped at Purbo Chhatnai village in Dimla upazila on Thursday. Family sources said the girl was returning home after receiving admit card from her school at noon. On the way, her private tutor Abdur Rahman took her to the house of one Tayeb Ali of the village. He later handed over the victim to one Golam Rasul, 25, son of Ekramul of the area and fled the scene. Rasul then violated...

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

Published Date: January 30, 2015
Irrigation badly hampered

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...