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Five killed in bizarre crash

In a bizarre railroad accident, five people were killed and some 20 injured in Joypurhat yesterday evening, falling off an oil train they were travelling on illegally. About 30 people were sitting on couplers of the 12-wagon train from Khulna bound for Parbatipur. A coupler keeps two train carriages together. Poor people often travel on train roofs, footboards and couplers, an illegal practice that poses serious risks of accidents. Around 5:00pm, at least three tankers from the rear got delinked from the...

Two Sugar Mills In N-dists

Cane crushing to go ahead despite huge unsold stocks

Two sugar mills in Joypurhat and Dianjpur districts are going to start their cane crushing season next week in spite of large stocks of unsold sugar in their warehouses. Joypurhat Sugar Mill, probably the country's largest and burdened with 9,109 metric tones of unsold sugar, will start its operation on December 12. Meanwhile, Setabganj Sugar Mill in Dinajpur will also start its operation on December 19 with 8,417 MT unsold sugar.  The authorities of the two mills have been facing acute space...

4 die falling from freight train in Joypurhat

4 die falling from freight train in Joypurhat

Police said one of them died on the spot while three others succumbed to their injuries at Joypurhat Sadar Hospital. The identities of the deceased were not available immediately. The accident took place around 4:45pm in Shimultoli area, Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Panchbibi Police Station, told The Daily Star Online. He said two fuel-laden...

Robbers shoot 6, loot Tk 10 lakh in Joypurhat

Robbers shoot 6, loot Tk 10 lakh in Joypurhat

A gang of masked robbers looted Tk 10 lakh after shooting six people at a cold storage in Kalai upazila of Joypurhat in the early hours of today. About 20 to 25 armed and masked robbers attacked the North South Cold Storage in the upazila around 2:30am and started firing indiscriminately, our Dinajpur correspondent reported quoting its Manager Tariq Hossain. Six people were shot during the firing. They were Sirajul Islam, Mamunur Rashid, Ahedul Islam, Mozammel Haque, Shah Alam and an unidentified woman. The victims were taken to the Bogra Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital for treatment. “The robbers looted Tk 10 lakh from our office and fled,” Manager Tariq said. The district’s...

‘Mastermind’ among 7 held in Brac Bank heist

Rapid Action Battalion claimed to have detained the mastermind and six others behind last month's heist at a Joypurhat branch of Brac Bank Limited. The elite force members recovered Tk 56 lakh cash from their possession, Captain Maksudul Alam, assistant director of Rab's Legal and Media Wing, told The Daily Star. He said Rab detained them in separate raids throughout the capital city of Dhaka and its outskirts yesterday and today. The detainees include Manjurul Hassan Shamim, the alleged mastermind, and Raza...

2 held over Joypurhat Brac Bank heist

2 held over Joypurhat Brac Bank heist

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained two persons in Narayanganj Sadar upazila early today suspecting their involvement with the burglary of around Tk 2 crore from the branch of Brac bank in Joypurhat. The detainees are: Babul Das and Uttam Mallik, both hailed from Jhalakathi district, our Narayanganj correspondent reports quoting Anwar Latif Khan, commanding...

Smuggled cobra venom seized, five arrested

Smuggled cobra venom seized, five arrested

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested five people and seized 12 pounds of cobra venom in Joypurhat town on Friday night. Being tipped-off, a team of Rab-5 in Joypurhat raided a room of Hotel Boishakhi, a residential hotel in the town, around 8:30pm and arrested two people along with 12 pounds of snake...

Tk 2 crore heist

Tk 2 crore heist

Criminals made away with Tk 1.95 crore from a Brac Bank branch in Joypurhat town by breaking open a vault sometime on Friday night. The incident took place about seven months after criminals looted Tk 16.40 crore from a Sonali Bank branch in Kishoreganj by digging a tunnel into the vault room of the...

5 held with 12 pounds of cobra venom in Joypurhat

5 held with 12 pounds of cobra venom in Joypurhat

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested five persons along with 12 pounds of cobra snake venom from different parts of Joypurhat last night. A team of Joypurhat Rab-5 raided a room of Hotel Boishakhi, a residential hotel in Joypurhat town, at about 8.30pm and arrested two people along with the venom worth Tk...

Tk 1.95cr looted from Brac Bank’s Joypurhat branch

Tk 1.95cr looted from Brac Bank’s Joypurhat branch

Burglars looted Tk 1.95 crore from Brac Bank's Joypurhat town branch by breaking open its vault sometimes last night, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. The burglars cut the wall of bank housed on the first floor of Shahjahan Plaza in the main town of the northern district, the report added. After cutting the wall, the miscreants broke the vault, Prothom Alo quoted Adbur Rashid Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Joypurhat Sadar Police Station, as saying. In primary estimation, the burglars looted around Tk 1.95 crore, he added. The sum could be confirmed once Joypurhat branch manager of the bank, who is now in Dhaka, returned to the town, he said. Top officials of the local administration including Joypurhat Additional Police Super Abdul Mannan visited the spot around 10:00am today.

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