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Another arrest warrant against Tarique

Another arrest warrant against Tarique

A Natore court today issued an arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman in a defamation case filed for his derogatory remarks against Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Ahammad Ali, assistant secretary of Awami League’s central sub-committee, filed the defamation case on December 18 with the district’s Senior Judicial Magistrate Court, reports our Natore...

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...

27 bullet-hit as villagers clash in Natore

At least 30 people were injured, 27 of them by gunshots, as two groups of villagers exchanged bullets in the district's Singra upazila yesterday morning. Of the injured, three are undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Their condition is critical. The other injured are receiving treatment at Singra Upazila Health Complex. Abul Kalam Azad, chairman of Dahia Union Parishad, said there was a conflict between Saiful Islam and Amjad Mollah in Berabari village over catching fish in Chalan Beel, the...

27 shot in Natore village clash

27 shot in Natore village clash

At least 30 people were injured, including 27 with gunshot wounds, in a clash between two rival groups of local villagers this morning in Singra upazila of Natore. Among the injured, Babu Sardar, Khuku Moni, and Jahanara Begum were rushed to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital in critical condition, our Natore correspondent reports quoting police. Identities of all could not be ascertained immediately. Locals said of a long rivalry had been going on between supporters of Saiful Islam and Amjad Mollah over establishing supremacy in Berabari area. They are said to be supporters of Awami League. Followers of Saiful besieged Amjad’s house and began firing gun shots indiscriminately around 8:00am, locals said. 30...

Natore Swechchhasebak League leader stabbed dead

Natore Swechchhasebak League leader stabbed dead

An upazila-level leader of Swechchhasebak League was stabbed to death by unknown miscreants in Lalpur upazila of Natore early today. Ashraf Ali, 45, a resident of Boro Beelshalia village, was religious affairs secretary of the ruling Awami League's voluntary organisation of Lalpur upazila unit, reports our Natore correspondent. Informed by locals, police recovered the body around 9:00am, Abdul Hai Talukder, officer-in-charge of the Lalpur Police Station, told the correspondent. Quoting party activists, Ishaq Ali, secretary of Lalpur upazila unit of ruling Awami League, told the correspondent that local BNP men Quamrul, Titu, Jeker, Anarul and Kalu stabbed Ashraful to death at Kachua around 1:00am. Denying the allegation, Aminul Haque, BNP secretary of Natore...

Khaleda blames govt for Amar Desh fire

Khaleda blames govt for Amar Desh fire

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today blamed the government for the fire at BSEC building in the capital's Karwan Bazar that burnt the office of the Bangla daily Amar Desh. She described the fire as a conspiracy to shut the media house. Khaleda was addressing a public rally at NS Government College ground in Natore to...

Khaleda’s Natore rally rescheduled on Nov 1

Khaleda’s Natore rally rescheduled on Nov 1

BNP-led 20-party alliance has rescheduled its rally in Natore on November 1 to garner public supports in favour of the party’s demand for election under a nonparty caretaker government. The rally was scheduled to be held there on October 30. Authorities this evening deployed paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at different parts of the country...

Reckless driving, overtaking main reasons

Reckless driving by two bus drivers and a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre by one of them caused the Monday's tragic road accident on the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in Natore, found a probe committee. The five-member body also revealed that the two buses of Keya Paribahan and Othoi Paribahan did not have fitness certificates. The committee led by Khan Mohammed Ali, additional district magistrate of Natore, submitted the report to Deputy Commissioner Mashiur Rahman around 9:00pm yesterday. The report included 17 recommendations. Meanwhile, the district...

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Natore highway tragedy

RECKLESS driving coupled with disregard for traffic rules on highways has again taken its deadly toll as a Rajshahi-bound bus from Dhaka crashed into another bus coming from the opposite direction near Natore killing 33 passengers. The bus from Dhaka turned to the wrong side of the road while overtaking a truck causing the accident.  An account of the accident from a passenger traveling in one of the buses provides yet another narrative of the tragedy: a third bus...

Reckless driving caused deadly Natore crash

Reckless driving caused deadly Natore crash

Reckless driving and overtaking were the main cause of the Natore crash that claimed 36 lives in one of the country's deadliest crashes in recent history, as reported by the probe panel. The probe report found both bus companies guilty of having no certificate and route permit to ply their vehicles on the highways,...

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