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Farmers sow boro seeds early to avert cold, fog

Farmers sow boro seeds early to avert cold, fog

Farmers of Fulchhari upazila under the district are busy preparing boro seedbeds and sowing the seeds as they are in hurry to complete the task before start of cold spell and foggy weather in the coming winter to get mature and healthy seedlings for transplantation in the peak period. Seed markets see thronging of...

Harinakundu Upazila in Jhenidah

444 pry teachers yet to get six months' arrears

Four hundred and forty-four teachers of 78 government primary schools in Harinakundu upazila under the district did not get their salary for six months from January to June of 2013 as the upazila education officer concerned did not submit the relevant documents in time. The 78 schools, earlier having the status of non-government registered primary schools, were nationalised like the others of the same category, as per a government declaration. Meanwhile, the teachers nationalised primary schools of five others upazilas in...

Family Feud, Dowry

Housewife murdered, another set on fire

A housewife was killed allegedly over a family feud in Sadar upazila of Joypurhat yesterday while another was set on fire by her husband allegedly for dowry in Kotchandpur municipality area of Jhenidah on Tuesday. In Joypurhat, a housewife was stabbed to death allegedly by her in-laws over a family feud in Sadar upazila yesterday, reports our Dinajpur correspondent. Deceased, Rekha Khatun, 18, was the second wife of Abdul Aziz of Pachurchak area of the upazila.  Police arrested Rowshan Akhter, 45, Aziz's...

BSF returns 5 Bangladeshis

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday night returned the five Bangladeshi nationals, who were detained by the Indian border guards from near Baliaghat border in Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj the same day. BSF members handed them over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) after a flag meeting around 8:00pm, said Subedar Golam Rouf, BGB camp commander. The returnees are, Shahid Ullah, 34, son of Abdur Rahman, Aminul Islam, 35, son of Anwar Uddin, Riton Mia, 28, son Reaz Uddin, Din Islam,...

40 injured as rival BNP men clash in Sunamganj

At least 40 people, including a policeman, were injured in a clash between two factions of BNP Dakhhin Sunamganj Sadar upazila unit Wednesday evening. The supporters of upazila BNP leader Ansar Uddin, who was deprived of post in the recently declared committee, clashed with the supporters of Faruk Ahmed, convener of the new committee, at around 6:30pm. Witnesses said Ansar Uddin along with his men brought out a procession at Pagla Bazar, demanding dissolution of the new committee. They later blocked...

Man stabbed to death

A man was stabbed to death by unidentified criminals in the town yesterday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Swapan Miah, 32, son of Late Omar Ali of Pashchim Duttapara area of the town. Witnesses said a gang stabbed Swapan in front of his house and fled the scene. He died instantly. On information, police rushed to the spot, recovered the body and sent to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, police said.

Armed Outsiders' Intrusion into BAU Campus

Students return to classes after minister's assurance

Agitating students of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh returned to their classes yesterday as university syndicate member Motiur Rahman, MP, also religious affairs minister, assured them of taking steps against the outsiders who fired bullets and blasted cocktails on the campus on Monday. Mymensingh district unit president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Md Jasim Uddin and BAU unit BCL president Md Mursheduzzaman Khan Babu called on the minister at his residence at around 4:00pm on Wednesday. The minister asked the...

Madarganj Upazila in Jamalpur

Thousands suffer for want of concrete bridge

Thousands suffer for want of concrete bridge

People of 12 villages in Balijuri and Jorkhali unions under Madarganj upazila have been suffering for long for want of a concrete bridge over Kharka Beel in the union. The villages are Gabergram, Pashchim Tartapara, Charsukhnagari, Dwipchar, Nangla under Balijuri union; and Fuljur, Gulabari, Atamari, Jamdah, Haatmagura, Kukurmari and Khilkati under Jorkhali union. More than...

Two robbers arrested with bomb, sharp weapons

Police arrested two robbers and seized four crude bombs and six machetes from their possession in Arabpur area of the district town early yesterday. The arrestees are Arif Hossain, 30, son of late Mofayel Hossain of Shashtitala area, and Shakil Hossain, 30, son of Humayun Kabir of Daulatdihi village in Sadar upazila. Enamul Haque, officer in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said a police team stopped a CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 4:00am, seized the bombs and the machetes hidden under the seats of...

3 return from Indian jail

Three Bangladeshi youths returned home on Tuesday night after serving their jail terms in India. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members handed them over to BGB personnel through Putkhali border under Benapole Port Police Station. Hailing from Narail and Barisal districts the returnees include two young girls and a youth. Putkhali Camp In-charge of BGB 23 Battalion Shamsur Rahman said a gang of human traffickers sent them to India one and a half years ago through Jessore border. Later, they were detained by...

Six get life for murder

A Lalmonirhat court yesterday sentenced six people to life imprisonment for killing a man in 2005. The lifers are Abu Sama, son of Foyez Uddin, Raham Ali and his brother Jamir Ali, sons of Bahar Uddin of Chhoyani village in Hatibandha upazila; Rafiq, son of Baharuddin, Fazar Ali, son of Mokhsed Ali, and Motaleb, son of Shukur Ali of Shiekh Shinduna village of the upazila. The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each, in default, they are to suffer three more...

Clash over fishing, 15 injured

At least 15 people were injured in a clash between two groups of rival villagers over fishing from a government beel (water body) at Gopalpur village in Santhia upazila on Tuesday. Among the injured, Mizanur Rahman, 25, Joynal Haque, 40, Salma Khatun, 25, Monowara Khatun, 50, Murshida Khatun, 35, were admitted to Santhia Upazila Health Complex, while Abdul Mazid, 27, Jewel, 35, Sohel, 30, Manik, 50, are undergoing treatment at Pabna General  Hospital in critical conditions. Locals said the clash erupted...