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Stranded launch resumes operation after 10 hrs in Meghna

Stranded launch resumes operation after 10 hrs in Meghna

The launch, Parabat-9, which ran aground in the Meghna River with 1500 passengers on board after hitting a hidden shoal early today resumed its operation after 10 hours. The launch hit an underwater shoal in the river around 3:00am while heading towards Barisal from Dhaka, said Md Selim, supervisor of the lunch. The launch started...

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Police brutality against Barisal students

WE are outraged at the uncalled-for police brutality against a peaceful demonstration by Diploma Medical Technology and Pharmacy students in front of the Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital on Wednesday. We are at one with various civil society and rights bodies in condemning the unprovoked and unapologetic violence by the male police, especially against female protestors. They clubbed the demonstrators indiscriminately irrespective of their sex, and continued to beat them even when they were shrieking in agony on the ground, leaving...

18 students injured in Barisal cop action

18 students injured in Barisal cop action

Eighteen students were injured as baton-wielding police swooped on the students of Barisal Health Technology Institute in the city this afternoon. Bangladesh Diploma Medical Technology and Pharmacy Students Association staged the demonstration to press home their 10-point demand about recognising their academic skills in professions. The lawmen, however, charged batons to disperse the agitators from...

Stop sand lifting from Kirtonkhola river, HC asks govt

Stop sand lifting from Kirtonkhola river, HC asks govt

The High Court today asked the government to immediately stop sand extraction from Kirtonkhola river in Barisal for the next six months. In response to a writ petition, the court issued a rule upon asking the government to explain on why it should not be directed to protect the river from the encroachment and...

Barisal duck farm abandoned for 5yrs

The structures, equipment, and land worth Tk 40 crore of the state-run duck breeding farm at Barisal city's Goriar Par has been abandoned for the last five years. The premises of the Regional Duck Breeding Farm under the Department of Livestock Services has been reduced to a grazing field for cattle. The farm was built in 2006 on four acres of land at the cost of Tk 40 crore under a three-year project titled “Establishment of regional duck breeding farm along...

13 burnt in brick kiln

At least 13 people sustained burn injuries when the burner of a brick kiln malfunctioned in Taluukdarhat area of Barisal on Thursday night. Eleven of the injured were admitted to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital. Officer-in-Charge of Bandar Police Station Reazul Islam said the owner of SSB Brick Field had arranged a milad mahfil to inaugurate the modern Jig Jag Kiln, financed by Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited. After the mahfil, some bank officials, guests and workers went to inspect the kiln. However,...

Avoid grouping, get united, Khaleda tells BNP men

Avoid grouping, get united, Khaleda tells BNP men

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon her party men to shun the path of grouping and get united for launching a movement against the government. “The countrymen have been annoyed by the misdeeds of the illegal government and they will remove it from the power by giving a mass beating,” she said while...

62 jailed for catching hilsa in two dists

A mobile court jailed 25 fishermen for 15 and 30 days in Barisal yesterday for catching hilsa flouting a government ban marking the breeding season. The mobile court of the fisheries department conducted drives in different rivers including the Meghna, Kirtankhola, and Arial Khan in the district, said Md Wahiduzzaman, fishery officer in Barisal. During the drives, 25 fishermen were detained for violating the 11-day ban on hilsa fishing that started from October 5. Among them, 13 of Hizla and two of...

Barisal courts summon Latif for his remarks on hajj

Barisal courts summon Latif for his remarks on hajj

Two separate courts in Barisal today summoned Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique in two cases filed over his recent comments about Hajj, Prophet, Muhammad (pbuh) and Tabligh Jamaat. Mustafizur Rahman Litu, a Tabligh Jamaat activist, filed a case against Abdul Latif with Barisal chief metropolitan magistrate court under section 298 this afternoon. In...

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Heavy rain to continue

Heavy rain to continue

Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in many places of Dhaka, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions today due to active monsoon over the country. Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) in a bulletin made the forecast for the next 24 hours from 9am yesterday. The weather situation would be the same in many places...

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