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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,...

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...

Editorial

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,...

33 killed as 2 buses collide

33 killed as 2 buses collide

In one of the country's deadliest-ever road crashes, at least 33 people were killed and scores injured in Natore yesterday. The accident occurred around 3:30pm at Rijur Intersection on Bonpara-Hatikumrul highway when a Rajshahi-bound Keya Paribahan bus from Dhaka overtook a truck and rammed a Gurudaspur-bound local bus of Othoi Paribahan coming from the...

19 Natore road crash victims buried

19 Natore road crash victims buried

Nineteen people, out of 33 who were killed in a road accident in Natore yesterday, were buried in Gurudaspur and Baraigram upazilas of Natore this morning. Of them, 12 victims including six siblings hailed from a village, Sidhuli, in Gurudaspur upazila, report our Pabna and Natore correspondents from the spot. After their namaz-e-janaza at Sidhuli...

32 die as buses collide in Natore

32 die as buses collide in Natore

At least 32 people were killed and 40 injured as two buses collided head-on in Boraigram upazila of Natore this afternoon. "The death toll from the accident has risen to 32 and 31 of the bodies have already been handed over to their families,” Deputy Commissioner of Natore Mashiur Rahman told The Daily Star. He...

8 die, 46 injured in road accidents

8 die, 46 injured in road accidents

At least eight people died and 45 others were injured in separate road accidents in Natore, Gaibandha, Moulvibazar and Rangpur on Friday. In Natore an accident took place around 4:00pm on Bonpara-Hatiqumrul highway in Baraigram upazila today. A Rajshahi bound minibus from Dhaka plunged into a road side ditch in Lathuria area of the upazila...

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