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Arson in Munshiganj, 31 held in Dhaka-Ctg

Arson in Munshiganj, 31 held in Dhaka-Ctg

Miscreants set fire to a bus in Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj early today, in the last hours of the 120hr hartal sponsored by BNP-led 20-party alliance. Unidentified miscreants set fire to the parked bus of Apon Paribahan at Mawa intersection around 4:00am and fled the scene, said Eunus Ali, in-charge of Mawa police outpost,...

Books burnt in Munshiganj petrol bomb attack

Books burnt in Munshiganj petrol bomb attack

Pickets allegedly hurled petrol bombs on a book-laden truck in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj this morning on the second day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance nationwide hartal (shutdown). Around five to 10 percent books loaded on the truck were damaged in the arson attack, reports our Munshiganj correspondent. The Laximpur-bound truck came under the attack...

Road crashes in 4 districts kill 15

Road crashes in 4 districts kill 15

At least 15 people were killed and nine injured in separate road accidents in Mymensingh, Jhenidah, Munshiganj and Narayanganj districts today. In Mymensingh, five people including two women were killed as a passenger bus collided head-on with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in the Sadar upazila this evening. The identities of the deceased could not be known...

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...

Dense fog continues, disrupts ferry service

Dense fog continues, disrupts ferry service

Thick fog covered most parts of the country including Dhaka is disrupting normal life and hampering movement of all modes of transport including water vessel services today. The lowest temperature in the country was recorded in Jessore at 11.4 degrees Celsius while it was 14.5 in Dhaka. Contacted, Shah Alam, director of the Bangladesh Metrological...

Preserve Sir Jagadish Chandra Basu’s house: HC

Preserve Sir Jagadish Chandra Basu’s house: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to take step within seven days to protect and preserve the 300-year-old house of famed scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Basu in Munshiganj. In response to a writ petition, the court issued a rule upon the government to explain as to why it should not be directed to...

Harassed, girl takes her life in Munshiganj

Harassed, girl takes her life in Munshiganj

A nine grader committed suicide following unbearable harassment and humiliation by a young man in Munshiganj Sadar upazila this morning. Daughter of Abdur Rauf of Katakhali village, Sharmin Sultana was a student at AVJM Government Girls’ High School, reports our Munshiganj correspondent. Family sources said Anik Miah, 21, used to harass the girl on her...

Road crashes kill 6 in 3 dists

Road crashes kill 6 in 3 dists

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured in two separate road accidents on Dhaka-Tangail and Dhaka-Chittagong highways today. Among the deceased, four people including three children were killed and two injured as a truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj around 12:25pm. The deceased Kajoli Akhtar, 45, her daughters...

Road crashes kill 8 in 3 districts

Road crashes kill 8 in 3 districts

At least eight people including two women and a child were killed and 15 others injured in separate road accidents in three districts on Friday. In Tangail Sadar, five people were killed, including a woman and a child, and 13 others injured when a bus and a truck collided head-on at Gharinda on the...

Abducted Jubo League man’s body found in Munshiganj

Abducted Jubo League man’s body found in Munshiganj

The dilapidated and tied up body of a local Jubo League leader who was abducted on Thursday was found from Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj today. The body of Rafiqul Islam Rafiq, 32, cultural secretary of Louhajang upazila Jubo League, youth wing of ruling Awami League, was found with the tendons of hands and legs severed and tied up, police said. He was abducted from Kazir Pagla Kader road in the upazila yesterday (Thursday) morning, our Munshiganj correspondent reports quoting Tofazzal Hossain, the officer-in-charge of Louhajang Police Station. “We found Rafiq’s sandals and three masks, used by the abductors, from the area yesterday evening. There was blood on the spot,” the police official...

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