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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,...

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...

Hindu idols desecrated in Natore

Hindu idols desecrated in Natore

Miscreants attacked a temple in Baraigram upazila of Natore and desecrated Hindu idols last night, weeks ahead of the Durga Puja. The incident took place at Jorai Durga Temple located in Joraigram area. The locals informed police after the incident this morning, our Natore correspondent reports. The idols of Durga, Ganesh and Kartik were desecrated, said Chittoronjon Saha, the Natore unit president of Puja Udjapon Committee. “The miscreants attacked sometime around midnight on Thursday. This is an usual incident ahead of the Durga Puja. Every year miscreants damage some idols in Natore,” Saha said. “Last year, they desecrated idols in Chondrokola and Kakolia areas. This non-stop attacks on Hindu temples have become a...

Two AL leaders killed in Natore, Lalmonirhat

Two local Awami League men were murdered in Natore and Lalmonirhat districts yesterday and the day before. An local AL leader was beaten to death in Tetanpara area under Bagatipara upazila of Natore yesterday morning, reports our correspondent. The deceased is Mozzammel Haq alias Maznu Master, 62, senior vice president of 9 No ward AL of Natore municipality and former centre-in-charge (CIC) of Natore Sugar Mill. Police and family sources said, a gang of criminals swooped on the house of Maznu Master...

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