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Tidal surge victims need food, water

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Tidal surge victims need food, water

Eid-ul-Fitr failed to bring any cheer to the people of around 100 villages in eight upazilas of the district as tidal surge under the impact of new moon again hit the villages on Eid Day and the day before. While visiting Lalua Union under Kalapara upazila on Eid Day, this correspondent saw water from...

Parbatipur Development Work

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Lion's share of wheat gobbled up by AL men

The lion's share of 96 tonnes of wheat worth Tk over 20 lakh, allocated for development work of 23 institutions in Parbatipur upazila under the district, has been embezzled allegedly by some ruling Awami League (AL) men. Surprisingly, 10 of the 23 institutions mentioned as beneficiaries were found to be non-existent. Local lawmaker Md Mostafizur Rahman, also minister for primary and mass education, recently ordered the upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) and project implementation officer (PIO) of Parbatipur to refund the misappropriated...

Section 144 Imposed on two Kurigram Villages

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Fierce clash leaves 150 hurt, 50 houses burnt

Fierce clash leaves 150 hurt, 50 houses burnt

The local administration imposed Section 144 as a fierce clash between the people of Sawdagarpara and Akotapara villages of Ward No 1 under Kurigram municipality in the district left over 150 people injured and at least 50 houses burnt yesterday. Police arrested 28 people from the spot. Of the injured, 17 people were admitted to...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Victim of triangular love affair

A student of Rajshahi University (RU) killed his friend allegedly following rivalry over love affair in Pirgachha upazila on Wednesday night. Police and local sources said, the RU student killed a student of Rangpur Carmichael College after finding that both were having affair with same girl. The deceased was identified as Tushar Mian, 22, son of Saudi Arab expatriate Monjurul Islam of Subid village of the upazila and an honours student at Rangpur Carmichael College. The alleged killer was identified as Saiful...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Call of duty defeats flavour of festivity

Call of duty defeats flavour of festivity

It was a different day for them. When everybody was enjoying the Eid festival, they had no time to waste as they were promise-bound to do something for the society. A group of dedicated youths of Saghata upazila, who vowed to root out the silent serpent of drug, went out on their bikes and brought...

Ordeal of Manikganj Townspeople On

Published Date: August 1, 2014
They buy fuel for cooking, also pay gas bills

They buy fuel for cooking, also pay gas bills

Amid persistent gas crisis for over two years, the residents of the district town are using LP gas, kerosene stoves and earthen ovens for cooking.    "I pay Tk 450 for using gas stove but the gas supply is often too low for cooking. Now I prepare food in earthen woven as LP gas cylinder...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Dyke collapse, erosion render hundreds homeless in Bogra

Dyke collapse, erosion render hundreds homeless in Bogra

At least 130 metres of a flood control dyke collapsed near Rohodoha Bazaar in Shariakandi upazila of the district in two days since Tuesday due to constant onslaught by the Jamuna River. Water Development Board (WDB) sources said around 200 to 300 families in the area have been made homeless during the period due...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Four kids drown in Pabna, Panchagarh

Four children and a youth drowned in Pabna, Panchagarh and Sylhet district in three days from Monday. Two children drowned in a pond at Char Gargari village in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna on Wednesday, reports our correspondent. The deceased were identified as Humayun Sardar, 10, son of late Hanif Sardar and Lima Malitha, 12, daughter of Sadhu Malitha of the village. Locals said Humayun suddenly fell into the pond while playing on the bank in the afternoon. Lima also drowned in the pond...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Noakhali AL leader murdered

A leader of Noakhali district Awami League was murdered at his village in Sadar upazila of Laxmipur on Sunday night. Yusuf Ali Selim, 54, treasurer of the district unit AL, and president of the Sadar upazila bus owners' association was killed near his home at Titarkandi around 9:30pm. He was going to Noakhali by a motorbike. Eyewitnesses Javed and Sobhan, who were also on the motorbike told this correspondent that a man called the AL leader, addressing him as 'Selim Bhai',...

Published Date: August 1, 2014
Snaps and Snippets

Clash leaves one dead, 10 hurt Unb, Chandpur A man was killed and 10 others were injured in a clash between two rival groups over holding Eid congregation on Farajikandi Madrasa ground in Matlab Uttar upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Rafiqul Islam, 27, son of Nannu Mollah of the same area. Locals said the two groups-one led by  Farajikandi Darber Sharif's Boro Hujur Pir Manjur Ahmed Siddiqui's son Maulana Masud another by Pir's brother Moshtaque--locked in a...