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68 killed in launch capsize

68 killed in launch capsize

At least 68 people, including seven children, drowned and around 38 went missing, as a launch sank after being hit by a cargo vessel in the Padma river in Manikganj yesterday. The disaster took place hardly six months after a double-decker launch, Pinak-6, sank with more than 200 passengers in the same river near...

PADMA LAUNCH CAPSIZE

Death toll rises to 41Developing

Death toll rises to 41

At least 41 people, including seven children and 15 female, drowned as a launch capsized in the river Padma in Manikganj this morning. The vessel, carrying over 200 passengers aboard, sank after being hit by a cargo trawler around 11:45am. Police said divers so far recovered 41 bodies while a baby died right after her...

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal (shutdown) in 11 districts, including Dhaka, is underway peacefully in the capital with no major untoward incident reported. No picketing was reported from the districts till filing of this report at 10:30am. For the capital, the hartal has been called for 24 hours on top of the countrywide blockade of the 20-party combine that entered 24th day today. In Dhaka city, public vehicles were seen with buses of Motijheel, Gulistan, Jatrabari, Sayedabad, Gulshan, Uttara and Mirpur routes plying on roads. Private cars were also seen plying in plenty numbers. Most of the shops and establishments were open. Office-goers were seen in their usual routine packing buses and other...

8 vehicles torched in Dhaka, 4 districts

Miscreants torched eight vehicles in Dhaka and four other districts today on the 14th day of the nationwide nonstop blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. None was reports hurt in the arson attacks. In Dhaka, a Janata Bank staff bus was set on fire in front of Madhumati Cinema Hall at Motijheel around 1:25pm, fire service sources said. In another development, the blockade supporters torched a bus belonging to Bihanga Paribahan in Kalshi area around 8:30pm. Miscreants set a bus ablaze in...

Cop loses fingers in Chapainawabganj bomb blast

Cop loses fingers in Chapainawabganj bomb blast

A policeman was critically wounded when opposition activists hurled crude bombs at law enforcers in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj this morning as the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide nonstop blockade continues. Meanwhile, at least seven vehicles were torched through Dhaka, Manikganj at its outskirts and Chapainawabganj districts. One alleged Shibir man was caught during arson. In...

Two cops killed in road mishaps

Two cops killed in road mishaps

Two policemen were killed in separate road mishaps in Chittagong and Manikganj today. In Chittagong, Masudur Rahman, 40, sub-inspector of Mirersarai Police Station and a local of Comilla, was hit by a truck at Nizam Bazar area on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway around 4:00am, our local correspondent reports. Masud was standing beside a parked van when...

Addict kills parents

After being shot by police, an alleged drug addict was lynched by locals, barely an hour after he stabbed his parents to death at Niltek village under Singair upazila of Manikganj yesterday morning. The dead are Saidur Rahman, 30, his father Mohiuddin Pramanik, 60, a rickshaw-puller, and his wife Shufia Khatun, 50. Rickshaw-puller Saidur got involved in an altercation with his father around 10:30am over distribution of property, said AMM Kamrul Islam, assistant superintendent of police of Manikganj Sadar Circle, quoting...

Son beaten dead after killing parents in Manikganj

Son beaten dead after killing parents in Manikganj

A drug-addict man was beaten to death by a mob when he was fleeing after killing his parents in Shingair Upazila in Manikganj this morning. The parents are Mohiuddin Pramanik, 60, a rickshaw-puller, and his wife Shufia Khatun, 50, residents of Niltek village in the upazila. The killer son, Saidur Rahman, 30, was a drug...

GAS CRISIS

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

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...

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