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Muggers in guise of detectives snatch Tk 28 lakh in Jhalakathi

Muggers in guise of detectives snatched away Tk 28 lakh from two staffers of bKash Ltd, a subsidiary of Brac Bank, in Jhalakathi this afternoon. The bKash employees on a motorbike were going to Kathalia upazila from the district headquarters around 3:30pm to distribute the money among local agents, said Halim Talukdar, a sub-inspector of Jhalakathi Police Station. A group of people identifying themselves as members of Detective Branch of police stopped them on their way in Chhottorkanda area in Sadar...

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The Promise of River and Sea

The Promise of River and Sea

The promise of river-and-sea is eternal – always loyal. Yet as the world has changed so the advantage of Jhalakathi's trading geography is lessened. Evidence of past commercial success isn't difficult to find. Along the town's waterfront are godowns and stately homes with a story to tell. In Nalchity Bazar lies the century-old...


Save minority communities

Save minority communities

The High Court has directed the government to immediately provide adequate security to the minority communities and other people vulnerable to post-polls attacks. The HC directive came yesterday in the wake of attacks on Hindus and people adherent to ruling Awami League across the country surrounding the January 5 elections. Meanwhile, Chairman of the National...

Road, river links almost snapped

Road, river links almost snapped

Two days ahead of opposition's March to Dhaka programme, most of the districts are almost de-linked from the capital as ruling party supported transport associations have stopped plying vehicles and water vessels towards Dhaka. Awami League-backed Motor Chalok League called a two-day countrywide strike while Transport Labourers' Association enforced a two-day transport strike in...

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