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Munshiganj

Commit crime, get someone else to serve time

Commit crime, get someone else to serve time

Nasir Uddin Khokon probably had no idea what he was stepping into. A day labourer from Munshiganj, Khokon was lured into a Tk 5 lakh "job" given by Mohammad Jamal Sheikh, a rape accused. The poor man thought that the money would turn the wheel of his fortune and accepted the "offer". His job was to surrender before a court impersonating Jamal. Little did he know that Jamal had been awarded life sentence in a rape case. The moment Khokon surrendered, the court sent him to jail. Khokon was dumfounded and Jamal,...

Transport leader killed in Comilla

Transport leader killed in Comilla

Miscreants reportedly stabbed dead a transport leader at a village in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla early Friday. Body of the victim, Rezaul Karim, 42, general secretary of Gazaria Transport Owners’ Association, was recovered at his father-in law’s house around 12:15am in Satnandi village of the upazila, reports our Daudkandi correspondent, quoting police. The body of the victim bore two wounded marks, said Abu Salam Mia, officer-in-charge of Daudkandi Model Police Station, hinting that he might be killed by miscreants who later left his body in front of the resident of his father-in law, Abdul Awal, a former ward commissioner of the town. The victim used to live with his in-law’s there. Rezaul, hailed...

Man rescued month after abduction

Detectives rescued the accounts officer of film production house Jaaz Multimedia from Munshiganj early yesterday, a month after his disappearance from the capital. Abu Bakar Sabuj was abducted by one of his friends, Rafiqul Islam Nayan, and his four associates from near his residence at Mirpur-10 on April 26. The criminals demanded Tk 1.1 crore from his family as ransom. The victim's father, Abdur Rahim, filed a case with Mirpur Police Station on May 1, which was later handed over to...

Rally at Munshiganj

20 conditions for Khaleda!

After facing repeated obstacles from the law enforcement agencies in holding rallies in and around the capital, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will address a rally in Munshiganj today to protest the recent abductions, killings and forced disappearances across the country. Preparations have been completed already for the rally at the Munshiganj launch ghat, BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed told newsmen at the party's Nayapaltan headquarters yesterday. Munshiganj police and the district administration have given permission to the BNP to organise...

Jaaz multimedia official rescued after a month

Jaaz multimedia official rescued after a month

A month into his abduction from the capital, an accounts officer of Jaaz Multimedia, a film production house, was rescued from Munshiganj early today. Police detained four persons for their alleged involvement with the abduction, said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). Abu Bakar Siddique alias Sabuj was abducted from Mirpur on...

Launch Capsize

Disaster rips families apart

Disaster rips families apart

Mohammad Selim was not new to waiting for bodies of people close to him on the bank of a river where a launch had gone down. Yesterday, he was at Doulatpur of Gazaria in Munshiganj on the Meghna waiting for what he feared would be the body of his employer. His employer Anwar Dhali,...

Death toll in Munshiganj launch capsize rises to 54

Death toll in Munshiganj launch capsize rises to 54

The death toll from Munshiganj launch capsize in Meghna river rose to 54 as rescuers recovered 23 more bodies today. The BIWTA divers recovered nine, out of 23 bodies, from inside the sunken launch while the rest were recovered from different points of the river, reports our Munshiganj correspondent quoting ATM Mahbubul Karim, upazila...

12 bodies recovered as launch sinks with 200 passengers

12 bodies recovered as launch sinks with 200 passengers

At least twelve people drowned as a launch carrying nearly 200 passengers capsized during a nor'wester in the Meghna river in Munshiganj this afternoon. MV Miraj-4 sank around 3:30pm at Daulatpur in Gazaria upazila on its way to Sureshwar in Shariatpur from Sadarghat, Munshiganj Deputy Commissioner Md Saiful Hasan Badal told The Daily Star. Some...

Orion signs deals for generators for its 660MW power plant

Orion signs deals for generators for its 660MW power plant

Orion Group has signed two separate agreements worth $191 million with GE of the USA and Doosan of South Korea for suplply of steam and boiler turbine generators for its 660 MW coal-based power plant in Munshiganj. GE will provide the steam turbine generator worth $66 million, while Doosan the boiler turbine generator worth...

Rewriting history for vengeance

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” -George Orwell On March 25, 1971, when hell's gates were opened and the marauding Pakistan army launched its war on the civilians of Dhaka, I was in Munshiganj, about twenty miles from Dhaka physically, but practically hours away because it was connected only by water with Dhaka at that time.  As Sub-Divisioal Officer (SDO) of Munshiganj then, I was tethered to my...

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