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Jan 24 Bangalee-Adivasi Clash in Dinajpur

Bangalee youth was killed while attacking Santal man

A Bangalee youth, who was killed in last month's clash with Santal people in Dinajpur, was an attacker shot by an arrow the indigenous archers fired in self-defence, a parliamentary caucus said yesterday, revealing the findings of its visit to the scene on February 2. Shafiul Haq Shohag, 30, was shot while attacking Rakib Soren, a Santal man, with a knife, the team told a press conference at the capital's Jatiya Press Club. The fight of January 24 broke out, at...

CLASH BETWEEN SANTAL, BANGALEE GROUPS

Man killed over Dinajpur land dispute

Man killed over Dinajpur land dispute

A man was killed and his father injured when a group of Santals clashed with a section of Bangalees over a land dispute in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur this morning. Deceased Md Sohag, 30, was son of Jahurul Islam of Sarkerpara village in the upazila, our Dinajpur correspondent reports quoting a local police officer. The...

3 hurt in Dinajpur petrol bomb attack

3 hurt in Dinajpur petrol bomb attack

Three people were burnt as alleged blockaders hurled two petrol bombs at a truck in Kaharol upazila of Dinajpur last night. Meanwhile, district Awami League office was torched and four vehicles were set on fire in Sylhet this morning on the 17th day of the blockade enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance. But no one...

Bus plunge in Dinajpur kills 5

Bus plunge in Dinajpur kills 5

At least five people including two women were killed and 20 injured as an out-of-control bus fell into a ditch after hitting a roadside tree on Thakurgaon-Dinajpur highway in Birganj upazila of Dinajpur this morning. The accident happened at Prem Bazaar point around 8:30am after the driver lost his control over the steering, police...

Good yield of juicy oranges in three northern districts

Good yield of juicy oranges in three northern districts

Thakurgaon, Panchagarh and Dinajpur districts see a good yield of orange this season, much to the satisfaction of growers and consumers in the area that produces the popular fruit with likable sizes, colours and tastes. Locally grown oranges have already started arriving in the markets of Thakurgaon and Panchagarh districts, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent. Commercial...

BGB men open fire after crash kills 2 jawans

BGB men open fire after crash kills 2 jawans

Aggrieved by two fellow jawans getting killed in a road accident, armed BGB men went wild in Phulbari of Dinajpur yesterday leading to a clash with locals that left 13 people injured, including three with bullet wounds. The incident left Dhaka-Dinajpur highway blocked. Police and locals said Border Guard Bangladesh jawans Al Amin, 19, and...

‘Won’t allow open-pit coalmine in Phulbari’

‘Won’t allow open-pit coalmine in Phulbari’

Locals at Phulbari today blockaded the upazila in Dinajpur district protesting the visit of Asia Energy’s country chief on the issue of an open-pit coalmine in the area. The blockade follows yesterday’s reported widespread vandalism and protests after Gary Lye, country director of Asia Energy, went to the area to meet company officials there. The...

Cattle wrongly fattened for Eid pose health risk

Cattle wrongly fattened for Eid pose health risk

A large portion of the cattle meant for sale as sacrificial animals ahead of the Eid ul Azha are unscientifically fattened and disease affected. Meat of such cattle often poses serious health hazard, doctors said. In northern districts, including Rangpur, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Thakurgaon and Panchagarh, farmers fatten varieties of oxen and bulls...

Underage marriages foiled, 4 jailed in Dinajpur, Kurigram

Two attempts of underage marriages were foiled in Dianjpur and Kurigram districts yesterday and on Friday. A mobile court in Phulbari upazila of Dinajpur yesterday foiled the bid to solemnise marriage of a Class Eight girl and jailed her father and a villager for seven days, reports our correspondent. The jailed two were identified as Md Harunur Rashid, 40, father of the schoolgirl and Md Abdul Mojid, 41, of Kismatlalpur village in the upazila. According to the family members, Harunur Rashid, the...

Yasmin Passenger Shed and Library

Built in 2001, both are only gathering dust

Built in 2001, both are only gathering dust

'Yasmin Passengers Shed and Library' built in memory of Yasmin Akhter, who was raped and murdered by a few policemen at Doshmile in Kaharol upazila under the district on August 24, 1995, is yet to see functioning. The gruesome torture on the 14-year-old girl nineteen years ago ignited days-long mass protest in Dinajpur and...

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