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Comilla

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...

3 killed in Comilla road crash

3 killed in Comilla road crash

Three people were killed and two injured as a covered van rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla Sadar upazila this morning. Two of the deceased were identified as Sharif Ahmed, 27, son of Abdus Sattar of Gopalpur village in Brahmanbaria; and Shagor, 35, a resident of Chittagong. Moshiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Moynamati...

15 sued for Comilla businessman murder

15 sued for Comilla businessman murder

A murder case has been filed against 15 people in connection with killing of a businessman in Comilla town yesterday. The victim Ahsan Habib Sumu, 38, was shot dead while trying to save a neighbour during a clash between two factions of ruling Awami League-backed student wing at Govt Victoria College in the district Thursday. The victim, a resident of Monoherpur in the town, was a sand trader. Sumu's elder brother Habebush Saherin lodged the case with Kotwali Police Station accusing 15 people including Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activist Rasel around 2:15pm yesterday, reports a correspondent from Comilla quoting Khorshed Alam, officer-in-charge of the police station. However, identity of Rasel could not be...

BCL infighting kills Comilla businessman

BCL infighting kills Comilla businessman

A businessman was shot dead and two were injured critically in a gunfight between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Victoria Government College in Comilla this afternoon. Ahsan Habib Sumu, 36, was caught in the gunfight while he tried to convince the BCL men not continue the clash in front of his...

3 killed in Comilla road crash

3 killed in Comilla road crash

At least three people were killed and 13 injured as two buses collided head-on on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla this morning. All of the deceased -- Swapan, 17, and Ikramul Haq, 36, of Gobindapur upazila of Gaibandha and Jahirul Islam, 45, of Bogra Sadar upazila -- were identified as day...

6TH PHASE UPAZILA ELECTIONS

Voting postponed at 2 Comilla centres

Voting postponed at 2 Comilla centres

Voting at two polling centres of Comilla were postponed as miscreants blasted several handmade bombs and tried to take control of the centres today during the sixth phase of upazila elections. The authorities postponed the elections at Chhayabitan Government Primary School and Afzal Khan Technical High School around 9:30am following attacks by miscreants at...

Hot summer brings power cuts again

Hot summer brings power cuts again

The country has been left bone dry and hungry for electricity to cool off due to an alarming drop in rainfall and a mild heat wave sweeping through several districts. The first month of Bangla new year Baishakh, beginning on April 14, ushered in no nor'westers or rainfall in Dhaka. The Met office sees...

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