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Sramik League office on school ground

Sramik League office on school ground

Surprisingly though, an office of pro-ruling party Sramik League runs on the ground of  'Free Amin Government Primary School' at Rasulpur in Saidpur municipality under the district. Set up on a railway land in 1952, the school was nationalised in 1973. Around 300 kids read at the school where nine teachers are serving now. A couple...

Theft or Mere Suspicion!

Three women brutally tortured at jeweller's

Three women brutally tortured at jeweller's

Employees of a jewellery shop in the town beat up three women, cut off their hair and kept them detained for four hours on suspicion of stealing gold ornaments yesterday, sources said. The three women wearing yashmaks came to Faruk Jeweller's at Chawkbazar in Dinajpur town, to buy gold ornaments at around 11:00am yesterday,...

44 held while crossing border illegally

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 36 people while they were illegally entering Bangladesh from India through Putkhali border under Benapole Police station on Sunday night. The border guards later arrested eight others while they were going to India without valid documents through the border point the same night. Shamsur Rahman, in-charge of 23 BGB Battalion camp in Putkhali, said a BGB patrol team, acting on a tip-off, raided the border point at around 9:00pm and arrested 36 people, including...

Two drown, 13 hurt as 2 boats capsize

Two women drowned and at least 13 others were injured when two passenger boats capsized in Rasulpur beel (water body) and Titas River in Nabinagar upazila at the same time on Sunday evening. The deceased are Kohinoor Begum, 36, wife of Abdul Bari, and Begum Akhter, 40, wife of Phul Mia of Kurighar village in the upazila. Local sources said two engine driven boats, each carrying 50 to 55 passengers, were heading towards Kurighar village and Nabinagar upazila headquarters from Gukarna...

Villagers join hands to repair dyke

Villagers join hands to repair dyke

Hundreds of villagers have joined hands to repair two large breaches developed in the flood control dyke due to sudden increase of water level in Bangali River under Gobindaganj upazila. Due to incessant rain for the last few days and onrush of water from upstream, the breaches have developed in the dyke at Bochadaha...

Robbers kill one, injure 2

Robbers stabbed a rickshaw-puller to death and injured two members of a family at Shankarpur-Foyezrpara village in Badarganj upazila on early Sunday. The deceased Anwarul Haque, 35, son of Aminul Haque of the village, succumbed to his injuries at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) at noon. Police quoted locals as saying that a gang of 20/25 robbers stormed into the house of Ataur Rahman of the village by breaking open the door around 2:00am and kept the family members hostage at...

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Smuggled goods seized Our Correspondent, Benapole, Jessore Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized smuggled goods, including camera, mobile phone sets, sarees and cloths, worth Tk 44.5 lakh from Amrakhali area in Benapole yesterday. Major Liaquat Hossain, department commander of BGB-26 Battalion, said on secret information, a team of BGB raided the area and seized the goods. However, the smugglers managed to flee, sensing the presence of the border guards. Girl violated Our Correspondent, Khagrachhari A six-year-old schoolgirl was raped in Chadarkhil area under...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Cattle wrongly fattened for Eid pose health risk

Cattle wrongly fattened for Eid pose health risk

A large portion of the cattle meant for sale as sacrificial animals ahead of the Eid ul Azha are unscientifically fattened and disease affected. Meat of such cattle often poses serious health hazard, doctors said. In northern districts, including Rangpur, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Thakurgaon and Panchagarh, farmers fatten varieties of oxen and bulls...

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Some having big catches of hilsa, some still sit idle

Some having big catches of hilsa, some still sit idle

The delicious hilsa is being netted in plenty in the coastal areas of Patuakhali and Barguna while the fishermen in Hatiya of Noakhali still remain deprived of any big catches. Meanwhile, the government has imposed a ban on hilsa catching in four rivers in the coast for 11 days from October 5 as every...

Brac Bank Heist

Published Date: September 29, 2014
Burglars remain scot-free,cops quizzing three

Law enforcers could not arrest any of the gang members involved in Joypurhat Brac Bank heist as of 6:00pm yesterday. Members of the Rabid Action Battalion (Rab), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and police separately visited the branch of Brac Bank in Joypurhat town yesterday and interrogated the staff of the branch. The DB men yesterday detained Md Firoz Ali Reza, a night guard of the adjacent branch of Mutual Trust Bank for quizzing. On Saturday night, police detained security guards Faruque...