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Fund crisis hampers carriage repair

Additional Trains for Eid Passengers

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Fund crisis hampers carriage repair

Homebound passengers in West Zone of Bangladesh Railway (BR) are likely to face difficulties during the Eid ul Azha holidays early next month as special repair and re-installation works of damaged and dumped rail carriages at Saidpur Railway Workshop is hampered due to fund and material crisis. Every year, before two Eids, the workshop...

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Illegal structures being built on govt land

Illegal structures being built on govt land

Three ruling party men have started building illegal structures, occupying government land in Baliatali area under Kalapara upazila. Locals said, Aslam Howlader, vice-president of Kalapara upazila unit of Jubo League, Ziaur Rahman, president of Kalapara municipality unit of Jubo League, and Mushfiqur Rahman Hira, a leader of Kalapara upazila unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League...

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Robbers kill sand trader, stab cop

A sand trader was shot dead and three others were injured in an attack by a group of robbers in Bhuapur upazila on Wednesday morning. The deceased was identified as Abdul Kuddus, 28, of Char Bihari village. Mohammad Moniruzzaman, chairman of Gabsara union parishad, said a group of sand traders of Char Bihari village went to Rehai Chanduni area for lifting sand from Jamuna River at 6:00am. A robber gang, led by local notorious river robber Kuddus Mondol, went to the spot...

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Stones, logs of contractor occupy school field

Stones, logs of contractor occupy school field

Heaps of stones and logs have kept occupying most of the field in front of Pashpatila Government Primary School for long, much to the disturbance of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the children. Now 207 students are enrolled with the school that was established in 1923 on 86 decimals of land. "Piling of stones and...

Published Date: September 19, 2014
8 years over, much-needed bridge on Surma yet to be complete

8 years over, much-needed bridge on Surma yet to be complete

Construction of the 402-metre-long bridge over the River Surma in Sunamganj district town could not be completed even after eight years. The project, taken up in fiscal year 2005-2006 at a cost of Tk 23 crore, was scheduled to be completed in three years. On completion of 50 per cent work, the project was...

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Man hands over drug addict son to police

A helpless father was compelled to hand over his drug addict son to police at Salaipur village in Sadullapur upazila on Wednesday. Police arrested Asaduzzaman Alif, 25, after filing of the case by his father Zaharul Islam. Police later produced the accused before a mobile court, conducted by Ahsan Habib, UNO of Sadullapur upazila and the court sentenced the youth to six months imprisonment in the evening. Father of the drug addict youth said that his son started taking drugs a few...

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Youth stabbed dead by younger brother

A young man was stabbed to death allegedly by his younger brother at Deul village in Beanibazar upazila on Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as Harunur Rashid, 28, son of late Abdur Razzaque of the village. Locals said, Harun had an altercation with his younger brother Mamun over planting trees in their yard in the evening. Following the altercation, Mamun attacked Harun with a sharp weapon and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him severely injured around 6:30pm. Harun was rushed to the local...

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Man to die for killing brother's wife, her 2 kids

A court here yesterday sentenced a man to death for murdering his sister-in-law and her two minor boys over a family feud in 2013. The condemned convict is Borhan Uddin, 45, son of late Sadar Ali of Sidla village in Hossainpur upazila of the district. Judge AMM Sayeed of Kishoreganj District and Sessions Judge's Court pronnouncd the verdict in presence of the convict. The court also fined him Tk 5000. According to the prosecution, returning to his home after spending 20-years behind...

Published Date: September 19, 2014
8 hurt as students of BM College, outsiders clash

At least eight people were injured in a clash between the students and locals on Barisal Government Brojo Mohan (BM) College campus yesterday. Police charged baton and fired gunshot to bring the situation under control. The injured include students Salahuddin, third year of Islamic History, Rahman, fourth year of Mathematics, Mantu and Rakib of Bangla department. College sources said a group of local youths backed by some ruling party men often entered the campus and teased the female students. On Monday, the group,...

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Two 'robbers' killed in Rangpur

Two alleged robbers were killed in Badarganj and Sadar upazilas of the district yesterday and the day before. The deceased are Gausul Azam, 25, son of Akmol Hossain of Choukiderpara village in Badarganj upazila and Robiul Islam Robi, 28, son of Abdur Rashid of Basantapur-Baniapara village of the same upazila. Police said a gang swooped on the house of one local trader Haji Akmol in College Road area of the city and took away two motorbikes early yesterday. At 6:00am, locals found...