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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...

Fire at Bashundhara paper mill, 6 hurt

Fire at Bashundhara paper mill, 6 hurt

At least six workers were injured in a fire that raged through a factory of Bashundhara Paper Mill in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj this morning. Five units of the Fire Service and Civil Defence brought the fire under control after over an hour of frantic efforts. The fire broke out in the warehouse of the...

Bangladesh’s travelling pain

Bangladesh’s travelling pain

In “Regarding the Pain of Others,” Susan Sontag writes, “being a spectator of calamities taking place in another country is a quintessential modern experience.” In Bangladesh, it appears that we are the spectators of — and collaborators in — our own calamities. Every few months, we witness a major tragedy, knowing all the while that once the dust has settled on the terrible thing that just happened, it is only a matter of time before another one is splashed across the front pages of our newspapers. Take August, for example. It was Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Thousands of urban migrants...

Mawa-Kawrakandi ferry services resume after 11hrs

Mawa-Kawrakandi ferry services resume after 11hrs

Ferry services on the Mawa-Kawrakandi route in Padma resumed this morning after around 11 hours of suspension due to severe river erosion. A total of 11 ferries including K-type and dump ferry will run on the route but Ro Ro ferry service could not be restored yet, said Sirajul Haque, manager of Bangladesh Inland...

Pinak-6 owner's son held in capital

Pinak-6 owner's son held in  capital

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Omar Farroque Limon, son of owner of recently capsized Pinak-6, from his relative's house in the capital’s Khilkhet area early today. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-1 conducted a raid at the house and arrested Farroque at around 3:30pm, said Rab’s Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti...

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