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Lessees build shops in pond violating rules

Lessees build shops in pond violating rules

Relatives allegedly of some local leaders of the ruling party have built illegal structures, grabbing two sides of a 300-year-old pond owned by the district council in Nazirpur upazila of the distict. Locals said, Zaminder Rudro Narayan Roy Chowdhury dug the pond on over 82 decimal of land at Joypur village to provide drinking...

A school for char kids heads for nowhere

A school for char kids heads for nowhere

Nodi O Jibon Junior High School, which was set up in Kaliganj upazila in 2008 to educate the char children in Teesta River basin, is now struggling for survival. Eight teachers have been teaching the students at the school since its opening, but they are not getting any salaries as the school was not...

Killing Of Pabna College Boy

15 sued, supporters of accused BCL leader block roads

Fifteen people have been sued on charge of killing a college student at Jalalpur village in Pabna Sadar upazila on Saturday. Meanwhile locals put up barricades on Pabna-Dhaka highway at Jalalpur Bazar yesterday, demanding withdrawal of the case against BCL leader Jinnah Mondol. They blocked traffic on the road for an hour from 11:30am with burning tyres. Being informed, police went to the spot and removed the barricades. The victim, Saiful Islam, 22, son of Jobbar Biswas of Char Varara in the...

Relatives beat up hospital staffs as patient dies

Four staffs of Habiganj district Sadar Hospital were assaulted by the aggrieved relatives after a patient died on Saturday. The attendants of deceased Shafiul Alam Rahi, a local JCD activist, also vandalised the hospital. Protesting the attack, the staffs observed a four-hour work abstention from Saturday night, said sources. Physicians at the hospital advised the relatives of Rahi, who took an overdose of sleeping pills at 2:30pm, referred him to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital as his condition deteriorated. But blaming...

Girl 'abducted, gangraped for 5 days' rescued

A teenage girl of the district town has allegedly been abducted and gangraped for five days. The family members rescued the Class VI girl on Saturday afternoon from a house of one Jobed Ali at Lohagara village in Pirganj upazila with the help of their relatives. Now the victim is undergoing treatment at Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital in critical condition. Mother of the girl, also wife of a tractor driver Aiyub Ali, of Goalpara village told this correspondent at Thakurgaon Police Station...

Students want post-graduate courses

Honours and degree (pass) students of Brahmanbaria Government College formed a human chain on the campus and then took out a procession in the town yesterday to press their demand for opening postgraduate courses on 13 subjects at the college. At least 15,000 students of 13 honours departments and degree (pass) students joined the human chain programme at around 11:00am and then paraded the main street in the district. The students alleged that the college authorities had earlier submitted several petitions...

Huge Human Chain In Pirojpur

'Bring to justice those who killed Eti after rape'

'Bring to justice those who killed Eti after rape'

Hundreds of students from different educational institutions of the upazila yesterday formed a 40km-long human chain in Mathbaria upazila headquarters demanding punishment to the rapists and killers of a nine-year schoolgirl. Combined Teachers' Association (CTA), a teacher's welfare body, and students from 167 schools, madrasas and colleges, jointly formed the human chain on Jhautola...

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Dried turtles seized on border Our Correspondent, Dinajpur Birampur police seized at least 60kg of dried turtles from bordering Aimarasulpur village in the upazila on Saturday evening. Police, however, failed to arrest anyone in this connection. Md Mominul Islam, officer in-chare of Birampur Police Station, said being tipped-off, a team raided the village around 7:30pm and seized 60kg of dried turtle from a field at the village in an abandoned condition.     PCJSS man held, arms seized Our Correspondent, Khagrachhari Police in a drive arrested...

Submerged School Ground

Published Date: October 19, 2014
Kids wade through dirty water to reach classes

Kids wade through dirty water to reach classes

The students and teachers of Mathurapur-1 Government Primary School have to wade through stagnant dirty water to get to the classrooms as the school ground remains under water for a couple of months during the rainy season. Children often suffer from cold related diseases due to the situation. The school, established on 1.11 acres of...

Sadullapur in Gaibandha

Published Date: October 19, 2014
Parents hand over 3 drug addict youths to police

Helpless parents of three drug addict youths in Sadullapur upazila have finally handed over their sons to police. The three drug addicts were later producced before a mobile court, led by executive magistrate Mohammed Ahsan Habib, which jailed them on different terms. The youths are Asaduzzaman Alif,17, of Joyenpur village, Ranju Mia,18, of Chak Bhagobanpur village and Ataul Karim Jewel,18, of Kishamat Tajpur village in the upazila. Of them, Arif and Ranju were setenced to six months' imprisonment while Jewel was jailed...