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    2 killed as storm lashes Patuakhali

    Two women are killed when their tin-shed houses collapsed on them during a storm that lashed different upazilas of Patuakhali. The storm has uprooted many electric poles, plunging Dhumki, Golachipa, Dasmina and Baufal upazilas into darkness.

  • Roanu-marooned people in misery

    Several thousand cyclone stricken people in Tajumuddin upazila of Bhola are passing miserable days under the open sky.

  • Roanu takes 23 lives

    Twenty-three people are killed and 13 more are missing after Cyclone Roanu made landfall yesterday afternoon on Chittagong-Noakhali coast. Accidents caused by the storm were the reason for the fatalities in Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Bhola, Noakhali, Patuakhali and Laxmipur.

  • Cyclone Roanu: 20 killed in 5 districts

    At least 20 people have been killed in Chittagong, Bhola, Cox's Bazar, Noakhali and Patuakhali as Cyclonic storm Roanu makes its impact across the country. It crossed Bangladesh in the evening, leaving a trail of devastation.

  • Live update: UP Polls

    The first phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections begins, marking the start of the country's maiden UP-level polls on partisan lines. Two people are injured in Satkhira and voting remains suspended in 11 polling centres in Satkhira, Barisal and Patuakhali so far.

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    Man killed in Jhalakathi, polling officers shot in Noakhali

    Two presiding officers are shot in Noakhali as reports of gunfire came from voting centres in Patuakhali and Satkhira during the first phase of union parishad elections.

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    Stay ready to protect constitution, sovereignty, PM to army

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the members of Bangladesh Army to always stay alert to face any kind of internal and external threat, and thus safeguard the country’s sacred constitution and sovereignty.

  • ‘Yaba trader’ killed in Patuakhali ‘shootout’

    Alleged Yaba trader is killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion in Patuakhali town.

  • Six Rakhine students stop going to school

    Six Rakhine students have stopped going to their school in Patuakhali after a teacher allegedly made a derogatory remark about their religion and asked other students not to befriend them.

  • 3 killed in Patuakhali road crash

    Three people are killed as a bus hit a motorcycle in Golachipa upazila of Patuakhali.

  • Crabs caught at wrong time

    In the months of January and February, thousands of female crabs in the mangrove forests around Patuakhali's Kuakata clamber over roots and through mud to reach the saltwater edge of the Bay of Bengal. Their mission is clear: at the seashore, the eggs they carry will hatch into larvae, to swim away as plankton, as the start of a new generation.

  • Truck falls off ferry in Patuakhali, 33 hurt

    At least 33 people are injured as a brick-laden truck falls off a ferry into a river in Kolapara upazila of Patuakhali.

  • A haven for migratory birds

    The chirping sound of migratory birds pierces the silence at Char Moazzin in Patuakhali district.

  • Attack on Patuakhali BNP polls procession, 10 hurt

    The motorcade of BNP Vice-Chairman Altaf Hossain Chowdhury comes under attack in Patuakhali during municipality election campaign. At least 10, including three journalists, are injured while six microbuses and five motorcycles vandalised. BNP blames supporters of ruling Awami League.

  • 50 fishermen abducted from the Bay

    Robbers allegedly attack 25 trawlers and abducted at least 50 fishermen in the Bay in Fareboya area, about 50-kilometre south-west from Kuakata sea beach in Patuakhali.

  • 6 shot as robbers attack 3 fishing trawlers in Bay

    Six fishermen suffer bullet injuries as robbers attack three fishing trawlers in the Bay in Kuakata of Patuakhali.

  • 5 Patuakhali war crimes suspects shown arrested

    Five war crimes suspects of Patuakhali are shown arrested in a war crimes case when prison authorities produced them before a tribunal in Dhaka.

  • Produce 5 Patuakhali war crimes suspects Oct 1, ICT asks prison

    A tribunal in Dhaka asks the prison authorities to produce five war crime suspects from Patuakhali before it on October 1.

  • 67 missing as 10 trawlers capsize in Bay

    At least 67 fishermen are missing as five trawlers capsize in the Bay of Bengal near Kuakata in Patuakhali and five others in Barguna.

  • China to build 2 more bridges in Bangladesh

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says China will construct two more friendship bridges in Bangladesh.

  • 10-yr-old boy killing: Prime accused confesses involvement

    The prime accused in the 10-year-old boy murder case in Barguna gives confessional statement before a court.

  • 6 killed, 6 missing in cyclone ‘Komen’

    At least six people have been killed and six missing in Cox’s Bazar, Patuakhali and Bhola, coastal areas of Bangladesh, with cyclone ‘Komen’ waiting at Bay to make landfall.

  • JCD chief shifted to Dhaka jail

    Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal President Rajib Ahsan is shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Patuakhali.

  • ‘Drug trader’ killed in Patuakhali ‘gunfight’

    An alleged drug peddler was killed in “gunfight” with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Patuakhali town.

  • 4 of a family electrocuted in Patuakhali

    Four members of a family die from electrocution at Bauphal upazila in Patuakhali.

  • JCD president denied bail

    Patuakhali court rejects bail prayer of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal President Rajib Ahsan and sends him jail in a case filed for alleged possession of yaba tablets.

  • JCD president, 5 others sent to jail

    Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal central President Rajib Ahsan and five of his associates are sent to jail in connection with a case filed for possessing yaba tablets.

  • Forkan Mallik gets death for war crimes

    ICT-2 finds Patuakhali war criminal Forkan Mollik guilty in 3 out of 5 charges of war crimes during 1971, awards death for two of the charges.

  • Patuakhali ‘Razakar’ verdict Thursday

    A tribunal in Dhaka will deliver its verdict on Thursday on Forkan Mallik, an alleged Razakar from Patuakhali, for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • War crimes trial: Forkan verdict any day

    A tribunal in Dhaka concludes trial proceedings of war crimes suspect Forkan Mallik and keep the case waiting for verdict delivery. He faces five war crimes charges.