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2 zakat clothes seekers killed in Barisal stampede

2 zakat clothes seekers killed in Barisal stampede

  At least two women were killed and ten injured critically in a stampede as thousands of destitute people crowded for receiving zakat (give away) goods at a private company’s office on Katpatti road in Barisal town this morning. Firoza Begum, 50, wife of Fazle Ali from Ganakatty village, and Nupur Begum, 35, wife of...

4 killed as bus hits tree in Madaripur

4 killed as bus hits tree in Madaripur

At least four people were killed and 30 injured as a bus crashed into a roadside tree on Dhaka-Barisal highway in Madaripur Sadar upazila this afternoon. The deceased were identified as Jakir Hossain, 35, of Barguna, Mawlana Mamun, 40, of Gopalganj, Sohag Hossain, 28, of Patuakhali and Bhanu Ghosh, 50, of Madaripur, reports our...

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

Detectives arrested a man in Barisal town today for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.  A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Md Forkan Mallik in Rupatoli bus stand area of the town around 9:00am, reports our Patuakhali correspondent quoting Jafrul Hasan, a sub-inspector of...

Cop dies in Barisal road crash

Cop dies in Barisal road crash

A policeman was killed and 12 including a deputy secretary of the religious affairs ministry were injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Ujirpur upazila of Barisal this morning. Mokhlesur Rahman, a Range Reserve Force (RRF) member of Batajore camp in Gournadi upazila of the district, died on the spot, reports...

Attack on Nurses by Interns in Sylhet

Protest spreads countrywide

Protest spreads countrywide

Four nursing colleges of the country continued their demonstrations yesterday protesting an attack on four student nurses allegedly by interns at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital early Monday. The agitation began at the Sylhet medical college soon after the incident. The next day Rangpur, Barisal and Chittagong nursing colleges expressed their solidarity with...

Day long festival of Charukala Barisal

Day long festival of Charukala Barisal

A day-long festival was held on Friday with a rally, children's painting competition and an art exhibition.   Charukala Barisal, the only fine arts school of the city, organised the programme to observe their 27th founding anniversary. The programmes at Barisal Ashwini Kumar Hall also included a discussion, cultural function and prize distribution ceremony. Md. Gaus,...

8 dead as launch capsizes

8 dead as launch capsizes

A launch capsized in the Golachipa river in Patuakhali during a nor'wester yesterday afternoon, leaving at least eight people, including a child and four women, dead. Five of the dead were identified as Rifat, 5, Lutfa Begum, 55, Monwara Begum, 30, Runiya Begum, 20, and Nipa, 25. Of some 60 passengers aboard the launch, as...

A potential tourist site gets attention

A potential tourist site gets attention

For centuries, shrouded by mystery, an almost ruined mosque in Qasba village under Gouranadi police station in Barisal has finally come under the notice of Bangladesh Archeology department. Built in the 15th century, the mosque is known as 'Allahr Masjid' by the locals. It was built with red bricks without any steel frame with...

Barisal ex-mayor Hiron passes away

Barisal ex-mayor Hiron passes away

Awami League MP from Barisal-5 constituency Shawkat Hossain Hiron died at Apollo Hospitals in the capital this morning. He was 58. Hiron, also a former mayor of Barisal City Corporation, breathed his last around 7:00am, hospital sources told The Daily Star Online. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital since Thursday, the sources said. The Parliament today unanimously passed an obituary motion on his death. His first His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at Jatiya Snagsad Bhaban premises around 4:00pm. The lawmaker suffered a stroke on March 22, said Talukdar Md Yunus, lawmaker from Barisal-2 constituency, who is now accompanying the body. Hiron was admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on March 24, a...

Red Crescent Hospital in Barisal closed sine die

Red Crescent Hospital in Barisal closed sine die

Holling Bery Syed Moazzem Red Crescent Hospital in the city has suspended medical services as doctors and staff working there resigned en masse following non-payment of their salaries for the last four months. The hospital entrance has remained locked since Tuesday when 20 admitted indoor patients were released and outdoor activities closed. "Fifty-seven personnel, including...

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