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Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

A local leader of BNP’s student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was killed and another person hacked and shot in separate incidents of Sonaimuri upazila in Noakhali during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. The deceased was identified as Morshed Alam Parvez, 24, secretary of JCD ward no 3 in Sonaimuri union and son of...

Prothom Alo carrier, 5 other vehicles torched

Prothom Alo carrier, 5 other vehicles torched

Six vehicles, including the carrier of daily Prothom Alo, were set ablaze and six others vandalised in six districts today during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. In Noakhali, a newspaper carrier of Bangla daily Prothom Alo was torched in Senbagh upazila of around 7:15am, the daily reports. The vehicle’s driver and helper were injured. Over 4,000 copies of today’s Prothom Alo were burned in the arson that took place as the 20-party alliance’s nonstop blockade demanding fresh national polls entered ninth day. Ismail Hossain, driver of the car said a group of about eight stopped the vehicle en route to Chittagong after delivery of paper in Noakhali town. “They wanted copies of...

Noakhali BNP chief Shahjahan held

Noakhali BNP chief Shahjahan held

Former BNP lawmaker from Noakhali Md Shahjahan was detained from Dhaka’s Gulshan area early today over allegations of hatching conspiracy against the government. Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) held him along with an associate from a Gulshan-1 house around 4:30am, said Maj Md Rumman, deputy director of Rab’s legal and media wing. Shahjahan, central joint secretary general and president of Noakhali BNP, was held ahead of today’s hartal (shutdown) of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP. The hartal, called in Dhaka and 13 adjoining districts, was called on top of BNP-led 20-party alliance’s non-stop blockade programme that entered seventh day today.

Woman killed in Noakhali picket’s attack

Woman killed in Noakhali picket’s attack

A woman was killed when an alleged picket hurled brick chips at a covered van carrying her in Noakhali town during the countrywide hartal enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance. The hartal is also being marked by explosions of homemade bombs and detention in many parts of the country including Natore and Bogra. The alliance enforced the strike from 6:00am today as BNP was not allowed to hold a rally in Gazipur on Sunday. NOAKHALI The woman who was killed in an attack by a picket was identified as Shamsunnahar, 37, hailed from Char Poragachha in Ramgati upazila of Laxmipur. She was a former senior teacher of Towheed Laboratory School at Agargaon in Dhaka, said...

3 burnt in Noakhali gas cylinder blast

3 burnt in Noakhali gas cylinder blast

At least three people were critically injured in a gas cylinder explosion in Noakhali Sadar upazila this afternoon. The victims, whose identities could not be known immediately, were rushed to a private hospital, reports our Noakhali correspondent. They are ‘outsiders’ and came to the district to sell balloons at a fair organised on the occasion...

Juba League man stabbed dead in Noakhali

Juba League man stabbed dead in Noakhali

AJubo League activist was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali this evening. Nasir Uddin Nosu, 28,of Moheshpur village in the upazila, was a worker of Jubo League, the youth front of the ruling Awami League, said Ainul Haque, officer-in-charge of Begumganj Police Station. He was a listed criminal and accused...

15 hurt as AL, BNP, Jamaat clash in Noakhali

At least 15 people were injured when activists of the ruling Awami League clashed with Jamaat-e-Islami and BNP supporters in Senbag upazila of Noakhali this evening. Police were compelled to fire about 20 rounds of blank shots to bring the situation under control, our Noakhali correspondent reports. Jamaat and its student affiliate Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out a pro-hartal flash procession at Chatarpaira Bazar around 8:00pm, MM Ashrafuzzaman, Noakhali police additional superintendent, told our correspondent from the spot. “A clash broke out...

4 die in Noakhali road crash

4 die in Noakhali road crash

At least four people including two Jubo League activists were killed and two injured when a bus crashed into a CNG-driven auto-rickshaw in Sonaimuri upazila of Noakhali late last night. The incident took place on the Sonaimuri-Chatkhil road in Junaidpur area around 11:00pm, our Noakhali correspondent reports quoting Ashraful Alam, officer-in-charge of Sonaimuri Police...

Some having big catches of hilsa, some still sit idle

Some having big catches of hilsa, some still sit idle

The delicious hilsa is being netted in plenty in the coastal areas of Patuakhali and Barguna while the fishermen in Hatiya of Noakhali still remain deprived of any big catches. Meanwhile, the government has imposed a ban on hilsa catching in four rivers in the coast for 11 days from October 5 as every...

Jharna Dhara admitted to Square Hospital

Jharna Dhara admitted to Square Hospital

Eminent Bangladeshi social worker Jharna Dhara Chowdhury was admitted to Square Hospital in the capital for better treatment yesterday. Earlier, she was taken to a local private clinic in Maijdee as she fell sick due to old-age complications at Gandhi Ashram Trust in Noakhali, Raha Nobo Kumar, director of the trust informed. Noakhali deputy commissioner, other government officials and local eminent people visited her. An ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi, Jharna in 1990 took over the responsibility of the trust which works directly with 25,000 poor families, both Muslims and Hindus. She has been supervising the trust as its secretary. She received the prestigious Padma Shri civilian award from Indian President Pranab Mukherjee last...

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