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Cox's Bazar Tourism Industry in Crisis

Cox's Bazar Tourism Industry in Crisis

“All the hotel rooms in Cox's Bazar are empty,” says Md Azad, manager in-charge at mid-range Hotel Ovisar, located some 100 metres from Laboni Beach. In the peak months of November to February, the 55-room mid-range hotel anticipates 40 rooms on average will be occupied. Sometimes the hotel is full. These days just four...

Sugar beet farming sees success in Kurigram

Sugar beet farming sees success in Kurigram

A farmer has become successful in experimental cultivation of newly introduced sugar beet on his one decimal of land at Mahidhar Khandak village of Chhinay union in Rajarhat upazila under the district this year. The large pale brown root crop serves as a raw material for commercial production of sugar, besides being taken as...

Rafique Killing Case in Thakurgaon

Accused giving threat to victim's family

Accused giving threat to victim's family

The accused in Rafique murder case have been putting pressure on the family of the deceased to withdraw the case. Rafiqul Islam alias Rafique, 26, son of Abdur Rahman of Gowalpara in Thakurgaon municipality area, was killed by a gang on February 25 in 2013. The gang allegedly led by Masudul Islam alias Munna, organising...

Farmer killed over land dispute

A farmer was killed allegedly by his rivals over the ownership of a disputed land at Char Belamari village in Nandail upazila on Wednesday night. The deceased is Shafiqul Islam, 35, son of late Hazrat Ali of the village. Police said there had been a dispute between Shafiqul and his neighbours, Swapon Mia, Apon Mia and Ripon Mia, over the ownership of a piece of land. At one stage of altercation over the issue in the afternoon, rivals stabbed Shafiqul with sharp...

School land recovered from grabbers in Bogra

A piece of land of Phulbari Govt Primary School in Shariakandi upazila was recovered recently from the clutches of land grabbers after around 50 years, much to the relief of locals, teachers and students of the school. Dil Afroz of an affluent family at Phulbari union of the upazila had donated 18 decimal land to the school in 1955. A few years later, the land was grabbed allegedly by the then president of the school's management committee, said locals. The land...

Eight BNP, Jamaat men held for torching truck

Law enforcers in separate drives detained seven leaders and activists of BNP and its front organisation from different spots in Sirajganj Sadar upazila on Wednesday night on charge of torching a truck the night before. The arrestees include, Rezaur Rahman Bhutto, president of the Sayedabad union unit of Jubo Dal, Abdul Awal Khan, president of Chhatra Dal of the same union unit, and its general secretary Mahmudul Alam Palash. Habibul Islam, officer in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said police raided different...

Cattle trader stabbed by BSF

A Bangladeshi cattle trader was stabbed by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) near Putkhali border under Benapole Port Police Station on Wednesday night. The victim, Kitab Ali, 25, son of Aital Ali, is a resident of Uttarpara village under the police station. Subedar Shamsur Rahman of BGB 23-Battalion, said a group of cattle traders were returning home with cattle from India through the border on Wednesday night. BSF troops from Angrail camp chased the cattle traders and caught Kitab while the...

Donation for 15 Rangpur arson victims

Rangpur district unit of Diploma Engineers Association of Public Works Department (PWD) yesterday donated Tk 15,000 to the arson victims, who are undergoing treatment at the Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH). Kamrul Huda, sub-assistant engineer of PWD, also president of the association, and its general secretary Mosharaf Hossin visited the burn unit of the hospital and handed over the money to Dr Abdul Kader Khan, acting director of RMCH. Each of the victims received Tk...

Two drug peddlers held

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two drug peddlers along with 500 grams of hemp in Jamalpur railway station area of the district town early Tuesday. The arrestees are Md Abul Kashem, 52, son of late Momin Bepary of Chalapara area, and Md Hossain Ali, 37, son of late Amir Uddin of Sahapur area in the town.

Fisheries office torched

Criminals torched the district fisheries office in BSCIC area of the town early Tuesday. District fisheries officer Mohammad Khalekuzzaman said a gang set the office afire at around 3:30am. Later, local people doused the flame.

Child marriage bid foiled in Joypurhat

A headmaster foiled a bid for child marriage in Kalai upazila of Joypurhat district on Wednesday. Marriage of Golapi, 13, daughter of Abdul Gafur of Utrail village, and a class VIII student of Shantinagar High School, was arranged at noon.  Being informed, Md Abdul Motin, headmaster of the school, rushed to the house of Gafur and stopped the marriage with the help of police. Meanwhile, police recovered the body of an unidentified woman, 25, from Uttar Gabtawla village in Pirojpur Sadar upazila...

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Body recovered Our Correspondent, Narsingdi Police recovered the body of a teenage boy from an under construction building in Basail area of the district town yesterday. The deceased was identified as Shakil, 16, son of Rahi Mian, a rickshaw puller of Taroa area in the town. Locals found the body in the area in the morning and informed the police. The law enforcers then reached the spot, recovered the body and sent it to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, said...

Blasts kill 35 in Nigeria

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre as the Islamists killed 35 more with three separate bombings in the country's religiously tense central region and restive northeast. The bombings raised fears of a renewed wave of attacks against vulnerable targets in urban centres, as troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon make gains against the militants in rural areas. 18 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up...