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Manikganj

Manikganj cops foil bid to lay siege to Titas gas office, 25 hurt

GAS CRISIS

Manikganj cops foil bid to lay siege to Titas gas office, 25 hurt

At least 25 people were injured including six with rubber bullets when police charged batons and fired shots to disperse locals trying to lay siege to Titas gas office in Manikganj town demanding uninterrupted supply. District unit President of Communist party Azharul Islam Arzu, on behalf of the demonstrators, announced a daylong hartal (shutdown)...

Raid In Plainclothes

Villagers hand over 14 Rab men to cops

Locals at a remote village in Manikganj caught 14 Rapid Action Battalion members and handed them over to Shibalaya police in the early hours yesterday. Police later handed over the members to the high officials of Rab-4. Of them, five are identified as Maj HM Selim-uz-Zaman, Lt Sarfaraz, Lance Corporals Wajuddin and Alamgir and soldier Shafiq of Rab headquarters, police said. The others are Deputy Assistant Director Enamul, Sergeant Abdul Alim, Sub-inspector Hanif, Assistant Sub-inspector Yunus, Corporals Kabirul and Rafique, Constable Sahabur...

Locals confine 14 Rab men 'suspecting robbers'

Locals confine 14 Rab men 'suspecting robbers'

Locals in Shibaloy upazila of Manikganj today caught 14 members of Rapid Action Battalion suspecting them as robbers and handed them over to police. Denying the locals’ claim, Faizul Islam Mandal, company commander of Rab-4, told our Manikganj correspondent that the team "went to the village mistakenly". "The allegation brought against them is totally false,"...

Hanging bodies of mother, daughter recovered

Hanging bodies of mother, daughter recovered

The bodies of a woman and her seven-year-old daughter were found hanging from a tree in Harirampur upazila of Manikganj this morning. The deceased is Jyotsna Begum, 35, wife of Tara Mia of Bijoynagar Pukurchala village; and their daughter Santhia, a class I student of Bijoynagar Government Primary School, reports our Manikganj correspondent. Informed by...

The Human Charak

The Human Charak

The Charak Puja is a Hindu festival marking Chaitra Sankranti -- the end of the last month of the Bangla year. The festival, which starts with traditional prayers and rituals at a temple, ends with one of most amazing displays of the human ability to endure pain.

Driver, helper get life for rape on bus

Driver, helper get life for rape on bus

A Manikganj court today sentenced a bus driver and his helper to life term rigorous imprisonment in a case filed for violating a girl on a running bus on Dhaka-Aricha highway last year. The court also fined driver Dipu Miah, 32, and helper Kashem Ali, 26, Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer three years...

Hartal in 3 more dists

Hartal in 3 more dists

Main opposition BNP has called a 36-hour hartal (shutdown) in Comilla from Saturday demanding cancellation of the January 5 polls and protesting the "confinement" of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Meanwhile, the district units of BNP will enforce a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Natore on Saturday and in Manikganj on Sunday, the day of parliamentary election, over the same issues, report our district correspondents.

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry link resumes after 11hrs

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry link resumes after 11hrs

Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route resume after over an 11-hour suspension due to poor visibility caused by dense fog

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