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Cancel amendment to manpower structure

Cancel amendment to manpower structure

Miners and workers of Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCL) staged demonstration yesterday demanding cancellation of an amendment to the manpower structure that the workers claimed would make at least 1900 workers jobless. The earlier pattern formulated in 2000 keeps the provision for a 2674-strong manpower but as per the amendment approved on January...

Expel Saad's killers for life by tomorrow

Agitating students of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) brought out a procession on the campus yesterday, demanding life term expulsion of the killers of Saad Ibne Momtaz. They also demanded immediate arrest and capital punishment of all the killers under the Speedy Trial Tribunal Act. Wearing black badges, hundreds of students took out a procession on the campus at around 1:00pm and then held a rally in front of the administration building. At the rally, the student representatives issued an ultimatum to the...

Rival Jubo League men lock in gunfight, 7 hurt

At least seven people were injured as two groups of Juba League clashed in Charshahi union under Sadar upazila of Laxmipur district yesterday morning. Of the injured, bullet-hit Anwar, 28, Babul, 27, and Mannan, 25 were admitted to Laxmipur Sadar Hospital. Mannan was later shifted to Noakhali Hospital as his condition deteriorated. Quoting witnesses, police said the two groups--one led Arif and another by Mamun-locked in an altercation at a hotel at Basurhat Bazar in the morning over assaulting Charshahi union...

Abducted schoolgirl Sabina traceless for 20 days

Abducted schoolgirl Sabina traceless for 20 days

Sabina Yasmin, 11, a Class VI student of Samiruddin High School and College in the district town, has remained traceless 20 days after her abduction. She received the best girl footballer's award in Nilphamari Sadar upazila, participating in the government sponsored nationwide Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Gold Cup Tournament-2013, as a player of Natun Bazar Government...

Clash over felling roadside trees in Tungipara, 50 hurt

At least 50 people were injured in a clash between two groups of people over felling roadside trees in Tungipara upazila of the district yesterday morning. Police and locals said there was a long-standing feud between Kulshi Union Parishad Chairman Parvez Reza and member Miraj Gazi over establishing supremacy in the union. Recently, the feud between the UP Chairman Parvez and member Miraj Gazi deepened after Miraj's men had cut down 60 to 70 roadside trees in Kushli Bazaar area. The two...

Three boys rescued from traffickers

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Saturday rescued three boys from Poladanga border in Bholahat upazila while they were being trafficked to India. The victims are Mizanur Rahman, 13, son of Mosharraf of the village, Minhazul Islam, 12, son of Abdus Sukkur, and Nayeem, 12, son of Abdul Kader in the upazila. BGB members also arrested an alleged trafficker, Abdur Rashid, 30.

Snaps And Snippets

Snaps And Snippets

BGB man drowns in river Our Correspondent, Bogra A member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) drowned in the River Jamuna in Antarpara area under Sariakandi upazila yesterday afternoon. Deceased Md Shahaduzzaman, 54, son of Tofazzal Hossain of Tajurpara village in the upazila, came to home on an eight-day leave. He worked at Jessore BGB camp....

Published Date: April 20, 2014
Irri-boro farmers demand smooth power supply

Irri-boro farmers demand smooth power supply

Farmers besieged Dinajpur Palli Bidyut Samity office and then formed human chain in front of the office at Uttar Gobindapur under Sadar upazila yesterday to press their demands including smooth power supply for irrigating Irri-boro crops. Organised by Dinajpur unit of Bangladesh Krishak Samity, several hundred farmers along with their family members besieged Dinajpur...

Published Date: April 20, 2014
4 BGB men hurt in gunfight with Yaba smugglers

At least five people, including four members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), were injured in a gunfight with Yaba smugglers at Moulvipara near the embankment of Naf River in Teknaf  upazila on Friday night. The BGB members detained a bullet-hit Yaba smuggler named Md Ismail, 42, son of Nur Sultan of Moulvipara, on the spot and seized 49,400 Yaba tablets from his possession. The injured Yaba smuggler was admitted to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex. The injured BGB members are Khorshed Alam,...

Published Date: April 20, 2014
Extortionists hurl bomb at shop in Jhenidah

Extortionists hurl bomb at shop in Jhenidah

Traders of Garaganj Bazar under Sailkupa upazila of the district blocked Jhenidah-Kushtia highway for two hours from 9:00am yesterday, protesting bomb attack on a shop at the bazaar by a gang of extortionists on Friday night. Several hundred vehicles got stuck on both sides of the road at the bazaar point due to the...