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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...

Boycott AL, Khaleda tells Comilla rally

Boycott AL, Khaleda tells Comilla rally

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon the country people to boycott ruling Awami League. The former primer made the call while addressing a public rally at Comilla Town Hall ground this afternoon to drum up public support for holding a fresh election under a non-party neutral administration. “Time has come for a change. This...

2 ‘criminals’ killed in Comilla ‘shootout’

2 ‘criminals’ killed in Comilla ‘shootout’

Two alleged criminals, accused in a case filed for snatching pistol from a policeman after shooting him, were killed in a ‘shootout’ with police at Alekharchar in Comilla Sadar upazila this morning. The deceased were identified as Rabbi, 20, a resident of Doulotpur village of the same upazila, and Jony, 25, of Ashoktola. Three pistols, including...

Sramik Dal leader killed in Comilla

Sramik Dal leader killed in Comilla

A union-level leader of Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal was found dead in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla this morning. Mokhlesur Rahman, 42, was Sramik Dal president of Goalmari Union unit in the upazila, reports a correspondent from Daudkandi. Police said Mokhlesur went out of the house at 11:00pm yesterday but did not return home the whole night. Locals...

Rail minister ties the knot, finally

Rail minister ties the knot, finally

The 67-year-old railway minister this afternoon finally married 29-year-old Honufa Akhter Rikta at a colourful wedding party in Chandina upazila of Comilla. Md Mujibul Haque signed the kabin nama (marriage document) around 3:00pm paying Tk 5,00,001 as denmohor, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Accompanied by over 700 people, the minister arrived in his father-in-law’s house...

Road crashes kill 14 in three districts

Road crashes kill 14 in three districts

At least 14 people, including five women and a minor, were killed and 43 injured in separate road crashes in Comilla, Natore and Feni today. In Comilla, seven people were killed and 30 others injured as a Dhaka-bound truck collided with Chittagong-bound Sikdar Paribahan bus from Rangpur on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway near Miabazar in...

20km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

20km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

A road accident in Comilla has created a 20-kilometre long tailback on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, causing immense sufferings to the commuters. The length of highway from Comilla cantonment to Harikhola area of Chandina upazila was seen packed with snarling traffic, reports a correspondent from Comilla. The road jammed up after a truck turned turtle on...

Road crash creates tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Road crash creates tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Hundreds of passengers have remained stuck on Dhaka-Chittagong highway for 12 hours till this noon due to a 27-kilometre long tailback caused by a road accident in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla. The gridlock occurred after a vegetable-laden truck overturned on the highway in Hasaspur area in Daudkandi around 1:00am, reports a correspondent from Comilla. Police...

40km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

40km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Thousands of passengers have remained stuck in 40km tailbacks on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway since this afternoon due to heavy rush of traffic. A large number of vehicles were seen stranded on the highway stretching from Putia in Daudkandi upazila to Burirchang upazila of Comilla, reports a Comilla correspondent. The tailback has been created due to...

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