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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...

Nur Hossain’s driver held in Comilla

Nur Hossain’s driver held in Comilla

Police arrested a driver of Nur Hossain, the prime accused in Narayanganj seven murders, from Chandina upazila of Comilla early today. Acting on a tip-off, a team of police arrested Zobaer Hossain alias Zobed, 30, from his father-in-law’s house in Belashahar area around 3:30am, Golam Morshed, officer-in-charge of Chandina Police Station, told The Daily Star Online. Zobed was in hiding at the house for last one month, the OC said. Nur Hossain, a Narayanganj city Awami League leader and also a councilor, along his two associates was arrested from an apartment in Kolkata on the night of June 14. Later, they were booked under the arms act and the foreigners act for illegal...

Comilla Jubo League man stabbed dead

Comilla Jubo League man stabbed dead

A Jubo league man was chopped to death by unknown miscreants in Meghna upazila of Comilla this morning. Noor Mohammad, 38, was a member of a convening committee of Awami Jubo League in Meghna upazila unit, reports a correspondent from Comilla. Ismail Mia, officer-in-charge of Meghna Police station, said miscreants stabbed Mohammad in front of...

Transport leader killed in Comilla

Transport leader killed in Comilla

Miscreants reportedly stabbed dead a transport leader at a village in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla early Friday. Body of the victim, Rezaul Karim, 42, general secretary of Gazaria Transport Owners’ Association, was recovered at his father-in law’s house around 12:15am in Satnandi village of the upazila, reports our Daudkandi correspondent, quoting police. The body of the victim bore two wounded marks, said Abu Salam Mia, officer-in-charge of Daudkandi Model Police Station, hinting that he might be killed by miscreants who later left his body in front of the resident of his father-in law, Abdul Awal, a former ward commissioner of the town. The victim used to live with his in-law’s there. Rezaul, hailed...

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