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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...

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...

MUNSHIGANJ LAUNCH CAPSIZE

Only survey vessels to continue search

Only survey vessels to continue search

District authorities of Munshiganj today declared withdrawal of Bangladesh Navy, Coast Guard, BIWTA and Fire Service from sunken launch Pinak-6 rescue operation. Survey vessels of Chittagong Port Authority, Kandari-2 and Jarip-10, will only stay in action along with rescue vessels Rustom and Nirvik standing by for possible salvaging, said Saiful Hasan Badal, deputy commissioner...

Signal from 'Pinak-6 like' object

Signal from 'Pinak-6 like'  object

Rescuers today said they had received signal from a metallic object resembling the sunken launch Pinak-6 in size in the Padma a kilometre off the Mawa launch ghat in Munshiganj. "We have identified a metallic object in our eco sounder which seems similar to the sunken launch by its width and length," said Manjurul...

When your heart breaks but you can't help (with video)

As they were going down, some passengers of the sunken launch waved frantically and cried at the top of their voice pleading people in nearby boats for help. While many made it to the rescue boats, some ill-fated ones drowned. A 3:16-minute video posted on Facebook shows the victims' desperate attempts to stay afloat amid strong current just about 700 metres off Mawa terminal. "It's heartbreaking to see so many people dying in front of my eyes when I had nothing...

Bodies of 10 launch capsize victims recovered

Bodies of 10 launch capsize victims recovered

Police recovered the bodies of 10 missing victims from different rivers in four districts today, two days after a launch capsized in Padma. Of the deceased, four were recovered in Bhola, two each in Chandpur, Shariatpur and Barisal. With this, deaths of 13 passengers of the ill-fated launch have been confirmed. The rescuers could not locate...

Body found in Chandpur ‘linked’ to Munshiganj capsize: Police

Body found in Chandpur ‘linked’ to Munshiganj capsize: Police

Police have said body of a woman found floating in the Meghna river in Chandpur this morning could be of one of the missing victims of yesterday's launch capsize in Munshiganj. Bodies of a woman and a man, aged about 25 and 30 respectively, were recovered from the Meghna river in Haimchar upazila of...

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