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Heavy rain triggers flash floods in dists

Heavy rain triggers flash floods in dists

Heavy rain in the last few days have caused flash floods, leaving over one lakh people marooned and inundating about 10,000 acres of cropland in Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Mymensingh and Netrakona districts. Vast low lying areas in five upazilas of Lalmonirhat went under water after heavy monsoon rain in last three days since Sunday triggered...

Racketeers of fake notes active ahead of fests

The racketeers of counterfeit currency in south-western region have become active ahead of Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja. At least 200 fake currency traders belonging to 20 gangs are working in Kushtia, Jhenidah, Meherpur, Chuadanga, Magura, Narail, Jessore, Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat districts of Khulna division and Rajbari of Dhaka division, said police officials referring to information extracted from Sahidul Islam, arrested at Goalondo with 20 counts of Tk 1000 fake notes on Saturday night. Hailing from Dewgram village in Kahalu upazila...

'Stop maize import, save local growers'

Demanding steps to  stop import of duty-free maize 'for ensuring fair price of locally produced maize', farmers of Panchagarh formed a human chain on Panchagarh-Dhaka highway at Sher-e-Bangla Park in Panchagarh municipality yesterday. The farmers also scattered maize from several sacks on the road, protesting import of the agro-product saying they were deprived of fair prices of the item due to the import.    Over a hundred maize farmers took part at the hour-long programme. The programme followed a discussion where farmers...

Rly to remove illegal structures

Rly to remove illegal structures

The Lalmonirhat division of railway west zone will start demolishing illegal structures on its 4,759 acres of land from today, according to Divisional Estate Officer (DEO) Ashis Kumar Chakraborty. Earlier, the estate office had served 9,700 notices on illegal occupiers to remove their structures from railway land in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Bogra, Gaibandha...

Youth's body found near border

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered the body of a Bangladeshi youth from a beel (water body) in bordering Rokonpur village in Gomostapur upazila yesterday. The deceased is Buzur Ali, 25, a cattle trader and son of Nader Ali of the village. Lt Col Mujib, commanding officer of BGB 43 Battalion, said locals spotted Buzur's floating body and informed the BGB men. Later police went to the spot around 11:30am and recovered the body, said Mominul Haque, sub-inspector of Gomostapur Police...

2 policemen beaten up

Two policemen were beaten up by a group of local people when the law enforcers went to arrest an alleged drug peddler at Sohagdal village in Nesarabad upazila on Sunday. Sub Inspector of Nesarabad Police Station Mizanur Rahman said, when he along with constable Yusuf went to the grocery shop of Nuruzzaman at Hazirpur village in the evening to search the shop on charge of hemp trading, a group of 15-20, along with alleged drug peddler Touhidul Islam of Sohagdal...

College boy stabbed to death

A college student was stabbed to death in the town yesterday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Ashlamul Haq Zelin, 17, son of Mahbubul Haq of Aruapara area of the town. Zelin was a second-year student at Kushtia Government College. Abdul Khaleq, officer in-charge (OC) of Kushtia Model Police Station told this correspondent that Tushar, a friend of Zelin, stabbed him when he was gossiping with four friends at Babur Ali Gate in the town around 3:30pm. Zelin was rushed to Kushtia...

Prompt action: Giant nets removed from Titas River

Prompt action: Giant nets removed from Titas River

A mobile court fined Tk 1000 each to 10 fishermen and seized their 5000-metre current nets and 10 illegal giant nets locally known as borojal from the Titas River in Nabinagar upazila under the district yesterday. Launching the drive with the fisheries department in Nabinagar upazila, the mobile court headed by Executive Magistrate Md...

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3 held with gold bars Our Correspondent, Satkhira Police arrested three alleged smugglers along with three gold bars, weighing around 30 tolas, from a transport counter area of the district town early yesterday. The arrestees were identified as Sumon Hossain, 28, son of Anis Ali Kamura village in Singair upazila of Manikganj district, Maruf Hossain, 30, son of Sheikh Alam of Kamalnagar in Satkhira town, and Abdur Rauf, 30, son of Abdul Gony of the same area. Police said Sumon brought...

Dispute Over Cutting Open 'temporary' Dyke

Published Date: September 23, 2014
Hundreds of aman farmers suffer due to water-logging

Hundreds of aman farmers suffer due to water-logging

Farmers have failed to cultivate aman on around 500 hectares of land in Mirukhali union of Mathbaria upazila under the district this season as they could not cut an earthen embankment to release stagnant water allegedly due to interference by local influential person. Four years ago, local farmers made an embankment on Bhuter Khal...