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Train derails in Brahmanbaria

Train derails in Brahmanbaria

An express train derailed at Puniyaut near Brahmanbaria Railway Station this afternoon. Witnesses said the locomotive and two compartments of the Dhaka-bound Chattala Express from Chittagong veered off the tracks in the area around 4:00pm. Being panicked, passengers tried to get down from the train hurriedly, leaving around seven of the injured. However, trains were running...

Yet another sabotage on railway

Yet another sabotage on railway

Railway service was again hit yesterday as a train derailed in Brahmanbaria after saboteurs had removed lines on the first day of the BNP-led alliance's 36-hour hartal. The capital's rail link with Chittagong and Sylhet was suspended after six bogies of the Sylhet-bound Joyantika Express derailed in Paghachong of Brahmanbaria at 2:10pm, said Sayedur...

Sabotage derails train in Brahmanbaria

Sabotage derails train in Brahmanbaria

A train derailed in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila today after saboteurs removed sections of railway track during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s blockade and hartal. Dhaka’s rail link with Chittagong and Sylhet snapped after six bogies of the Sylhet-bound Joyantika Express derailed in Pagachong area around 2:10pm, Sayedur Rahman, assistant director of Bangladesh Railway, told The Daily...

55 injured in Brahmanbaria, Habiganj clashes

55 injured in Brahmanbaria, Habiganj clashes

At least 55 people including 28 policemen were injured in separate clashes between BNP activists and lawmen in Brahmanbaria and Sylhet today. In Brahmanbaria, 35 people including 20 policemen were injured as BNP activists clashed with the lawmen in Brahmanbaria town. The clash ensued around 4:00pm when police intercepted a procession brought out by the...

DEATH for small town's big devil

DEATH for small town's big devil

He had earned great notoriety in his locality of Madhabpur and nearby areas in Habiganj and Brahmanbaria in 1971. He had formed and led a killing force that teamed up with the Pakistan army to massacre 108 people, mostly Hindus, in 22 villages in a single day. That was only one of the many heinous...

Over 100 hurt in Brahmanbaria clash

Over 100 hurt in Brahmanbaria clash

At least 100 villagers including 10 policemen were injured during a clash among the people of three villages over trivial matter in Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria this morning. Two houses were also set on fire during the clash that started among the residents of Kalichcho, Surjakandi, and Nayagaon villages around 9:30am, our correspondent reports...

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Convicted war criminal Mobarak Hossain today challenged the death penalty awarded him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Mobarok submitted an 82-page appeal before the Supreme Court seeking his acquittal of all the two charges on which he was found guilty. He also...

Mobarak to walk gallows

Mobarak to walk gallows

On August 22, 1971, some 130 people were assembled in Tanmandayl village of Brahmanbaria's Akhaura. Little did they know that 33 of them would be picked out to be massacred the next day. Local Razakars gathered them there saying a panchayat would be formed. But once the villagers got together at a house, they...

Charges proved against Mobarak

Charges proved against Mobarak

Mobarak Hossain, a leader of Brahmanbaria Awami League, was guilty of two out of total five charges levelled against him for committing crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The tribunal awarded him the capital punishment for killing 33 people on the west bank of Ganga Sagar Dighi in Brahmanbaria on...

Road crash in Brahmanbaria kills 4

Road crash in Brahmanbaria kills 4

At least four people were killed and three injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria today. Two of the deceased were named as Jahangir Hossain Talukder, 28, and Md Nuruzzman, 30, reports our Brahmanbaria correspondent. The accident took place at Shuhagpur village around 1:30pm when a truck hit...

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