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Padma devours over 200 homesteads in Pabna

Padma devours over 200 homesteads in Pabna

Erosion by the River Padma devoured more than 200 homesteads and 300 acres of cropland in Nazirganj and Satbaria unions under Sujanagar upazila in the last two weeks. Meanwhile, flood protection dam, Nazirganj ferry ghat, Goaria Bazar and over 500 other houses are facing threat of erosion, said chairmen concerned of the union parishads. During...

Pabna Jubo League man shot dead

Pabna Jubo League man shot dead

Miscreants gunned down a local Jubo League activist at a village under Ataikula Police Station in Pabna early today. Police identified the deceased as Md Baki Billah, 45, an activist of local Jubo League, a pro-Awami League youth body, police said. The criminals stormed into the house of Baki at Ratanpur village around 1:00am and...

Pabna Jubo League man shot dead

Pabna Jubo League man shot dead

Miscrrants gunned down a local Jubo League activist at a village under Ataikula Police Station in Pabna early today. Police identified the deceased as Md Baki Billah, 45, an activist of local Jubo League, a pro-Awami League youth body, police said. The criminals stormed into the house of Baki at Ratanpur village around 1:00am and...

Abducted boy found beheaded in Pabna

Police recovered the decapitated body of a boy at Vadra village in Chatmohar upazila of Pabna yesterday two days after he had been abducted. Md Abdullah Al Nur, 4, son of Abul Hosain, was picked up from in front of his residence at Choto Shalikha village in the upazila on Wednesday morning, said police. The beheaded body of Nur, whose hands were also amputated, was found beside Vadra Government Primary School. Following a case filed by the victim's father, police arrested six...

4 NGO staff killed in Tangail road crash

4 NGO staff killed in Tangail road crash

Four staff of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) were killed when a truck rammed a car carrying them in Kalihati upazila of Tangail this morning. The deceased are: car driver Mostofa Rahman and its passengers Hamidur Rahman, Mohammad Azimuddin and Mokhlesur Rahman, report our Tangail correspondent quoting Mohammad Akheruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police...

Subhan involved in mass killing

A freedom fighter yesterday linked Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan with a mass killing that had taken place at two villages in Pabna during the Liberation War in 1971. Momtaz Uddin Montu, from Pabna Sadar, said he had seen the Pakistan army shooting a person dead following a “signal” from Subhan when the intruding army was carrying out atrocities in neighbouring villages on May 11, 1971. Subhan organised the anti-liberation elements in Pabna immediately after the Pakistan army had taken over the...

Wartime Killing

Witness testifies against Subhan

An eyewitness yesterday testified that the Pakistani army shot his paternal uncle dead at his house in Pabna following Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan's order during the Liberation War. Abdur Rahman Sarder, nephew of martyred Mohammad Ali Sarder of Sahapur village in Ishwardi, told International Crimes Tribunal-2 that his neighbour, Rajab Ali Biswas, was also killed on instructions from Subhan. Rahman, the 12th prosecution witness in Subhan's case, gave a heart-wrenching description of the atrocities committed in their village on May...

UP member shot dead in Pabna

UP member shot dead in Pabna

Miscreants gunned down a union parishad member at his house in Chatmohar upazila of Pabna early today. Deceased Faroque Hossain, 45, a member of Failjana union Parishad, was general secretary of BNP ward No. 2 of the union unit, said Subrata Kumar Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Chatmohar Police Station. Police detained Shahjahan Ali, chairman of the...

Pabna gun attack: Death toll rises to 4

Pabna gun attack: Death toll rises to 4

An activist of Awami Shramik League, who was shot by miscreants in Pabna Sadar upazila last night, succumbed this morning raising the death toll from the attack to four. Rafiqul Islam, 36, breathed his last on way to Dhaka from Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital around 6:00am, reports our Pabna correspondent quoting Akram Hossain,...

3 shot dead in Pabna

3 shot dead in Pabna

Three people were shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Ataikula upazila of Pabna this evening. Claiming the victims to be their activists, local Awami League leaders blamed the BNP-Jamaat men for the attack. The incident took place around 7:30pm at Puspopara Bazar, Akram Hossain, officer-in-charge of Ataikula Police Station, told our Pabna correspondent.  The deceased were...

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