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Nishinath Tola festival observed in Narail

Nishinath Tola festival observed in Narail

A tradition of about two hundred years, the Nishinath Tola festival has been observed recently at Nishinath Tola temple premises in Narail Municipality area under Sadar upazila in the district. The festival began on first day of the Bangla month Boishakh and was conclude in the last day of Boishakh. Hundreds of Hindu...

Man jailed for false voting

A man was jailed for two years and fined Tk 10,000 in Narail Sadar upazila for his attempt to cast fake vote during the fourth phase of upazila elections this afternoon. Law enforcers arrested Pratik Biswas, 34, at Rupganj Girls High School polling center around 2:30pm, reports our Narail correspondent. Later, the mobile court of Judicial Magistrate Ariful Islam sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment. His affiliation with any political party could not be known immediately.  

Polls in 81 Upazilas Today

Tension runs high this time

Tension runs high this time

Eighty-one upazila parishads go to polls today amid tension over continued violence during the electioneering in some areas, which bodes ill for a peaceful voting atmosphere. In the previous two phases of the polls last month, the ruling Awami League men's unruly activities, including snatching of ballot papers and capturing of polling stations during...

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To Play, One Day, for Bangladesh

To Play, One Day, for Bangladesh

For a man to dream of playing football for his country is daring. But for a woman to pursue such a dream, when her country is Bangladesh, it is yet more remarkable. It's hardly controversial to note that there remain significant cultural and societal impediments to Bangladeshi women striving to excel in sport....

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Sultan Utshab begins in Narail

A two-day 'Sultan Utshab-2014' began yesterday at Sultan Complex premises in Masimdia village under Narail Sadar upazila, amid great enthusiasm. The event is jointly organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and District administration. The programme include replica art exhibition of Sultan, children's art camp and exhibition, workshop, seminar, discussion, cultural festival, acrobatics exhibition, a 'pitha utshab' and film screening. About five hundred children participated in this art camp. Later in the afternoon, children were taken to visit River Chitra on boat, while...

Temple set on fire in Feni

Temple set on fire in Feni

Barbaric arson attacks on the properties of Hindus show no signs of abating. Miscreants burnt down a temple at Sonagazi in Feni on Wednesday and set fire to a jute warehouse in Narail yesterday.   Police arrested a Shibir activist while he was fleeing after exploding a handmade bomb inside another temple at Moulvibazar...

Jamaat, Shibir men stab 15 cops in Narail

Jamaat, Shibir men stab 15 cops in Narail

At least 15 policemen including an officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station were stabbed by the activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, in Narail town this morning. Condition of Muktar Hossain, officer-in-charge (investigation) of the police station, is said be critical, reports our Narail correspondent quoting hospital sources. He was undergoing treatment...

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