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‘Criminal’ killed in Comilla ‘gunfight’ with Rab

‘Criminal’ killed in Comilla ‘gunfight’ with Rab

An alleged criminal was killed in a “gunfight” with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla early today, police said. Rab alleged Soleman Uddin Jisan, 32, son of late Abu Bakar from Laxmipur Sadar upazila, died in the gunfight around 4:00am, our Comilla correspondent reports quoting Anamul Haque, a sub-inspector...

Cops among 15 hurt in AL-BNP Comilla clash

Cops among 15 hurt in AL-BNP Comilla clash

At least 15 people including five policemen were injured in a tripartite clash between law enforcers, ruling Awami League and BNP supporters today in Comilla town during the countrywide blockade of the 20-party alliance. The clash allegedly triggered when BNP supporters attacked on an anti-blockade procession of the Awami League supporters in Kandirpar area...

3 BNP leaders stabbed in Comilla

3 BNP leaders stabbed in Comilla

At least three BNP leaders were stabbed by miscreants in Comilla this morning during the daylong nationwide hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. The injured are Shafiul Alam, 45, assistant publicity secretary of district unit of BNP, Momin Miah, 40, convener of local Jubo Dal and Mohamaad Hossain, 25, JCD secretary of Comilla...

Train derails as fishplates removed

Train derails as fishplates removed

Rail communication of Chittagong with Dhaka and Sylhet remained suspended for six hours today following a train derailment after miscreants removed fishplates from the railway tracks in Comilla. The train service resumed around 11:30am, said Anwar Hossain, stationmaster of Nangalkot. The engine and a bogie of Chittagong-bound Godhuli Express from Dhaka veered off the tracks...

Reckless truck kills 4 women

Four women pedestrians were killed as a truck ran them over in Dariarpar area of Burichong upazila in Comilla early yesterday. The dead are Salma Akter, 32, Monoara Begum, 45, Rasheda Begum, 50, and Jahanara Begum, 65. All of them were from Punnamati Noapara village of the same upazila. Police and witnesses said the truck crushed a group of women who were returning home after attending a Mahfil at a nearby village under its wheels around 1:00am, killing one on the...

4 women killed in Comilla road crash

4 women killed in Comilla road crash

Four women pedestrians were crushed to death under the wheels of a truck in Burichong upazila of Comilla early today. The deceased were identified as Salma Akter, 32, Jahanara Begum, 65, Monoara Begum, 45 and Ranu Ara Begum, 55, resident of Punnomoti Noapara village of Burichong upazila. Police said the truck ran over a group...

Wahidur was never a freedom fighter

A group of freedom fighters from Chouddagram upazila of Comilla yesterday claimed that the immediate past chief engineer of the Local Government Engineering Department, Wahidur Rahman, had never been a freedom fighter. Wahidur hails from Chouddagram and enjoyed a three-year extension as LGED chief engineer till 2013 for providing a freedom fighter's certificate, which, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission, was obtained without the due procedure. Addressing a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity, Golam Moinuddin Pintu, assistant commander of Comilla district...

2 'muggers' killed in ‘shootouts’

2 'muggers' killed in ‘shootouts’

Two alleged muggers were killed during separate “shootouts” with police in Comilla and Pabna districts early today. Azad was killed in Comilla “shootout” while Jahangir, 26, in Pabna, reports our correspondents. “Jahangir was killed by the bullet fired by his cohorts,” SM Mostain Hossain, additional superintendent of police of Pabna, claimed. In Comilla, a team of...

Arrest warrant against Tarique

Arrest warrant against Tarique

A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant for BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case for calling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a ‘top Razakar,’ hours after 5 cases were filed against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan ordered the arrest after Dhaka judges court lawyer Mostafizur Rahman Dulal filed a defamation case...

Dhaka’s rail link with Sylhet, Ctg back

Dhaka’s rail link with Sylhet, Ctg back

Dhaka’s railway link with Chittagong and Sylhet routes was suspended for over two and half hours as a freight train derailed in Sadar Dakkhin of Comilla today morning. One carriage of Jalalabad Express, bound for the port city of Chittagong, derailed between Comilla and Maynamati rail stations around 9:45am, Sayedur Rahman, assistant director of...

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