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Prothom Alo editor gets bail in Jhalakathi case

Prothom Alo editor gets bail in Jhalakathi case

Bangla daily Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman was granted bail today and excused from appearing for hearings in a Jhalakathi case filed over religious incitement. Matiur Rahman appeared before the court around 11:00am this morning, following an arrest warrant issued against him for failure to appear upon multiple summonses, and attended the hearing sessions...

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Arrest order for Prothom Alo editor

Arrest order for Prothom Alo editor

A Jhalakathi court today issued arrest warrant against the Prothom Alo editor in a case filed for publishing a cartoon on Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (pbuh) in the daily’s magazine “Alpin” in 2007. Bani Amin Bakshai, a member of Jhalakathi district bar association, lodged the case with a court on October 10 last year. Senior Judicial...

Bus plunge kills 9 in Jhalakathi

Bus plunge kills 9 in Jhalakathi

At least nine people, including two women and a child, were killed and 35 others injured in a road accident in Rajapur upazila yesterday. Police fear the death toll may rise as some of the injured are in critical condition. According to witnesses, the Barisal-bound bus of Rupam Paribahan from Khulna was vying with another...

Jhalakathi bus plunge kills 9

Jhalakathi bus plunge kills 9

At least nine people were killed and 20 injured as an out-of-control bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Rajapur upazila of Jhalakathi this afternoon. “The death toll has risen to nine,” Abdul Barek, a sub-inspector of Rajapur Police Station, told our Jhalakathi correspondent. The rescuers fear that the death toll may go up. The driver...

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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