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War crimes suspect held in Barisal

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

Detectives arrested a man in Barisal town today for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.  A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Md Forkan Mallik in Rupatoli bus stand area of the town around 9:00am, reports our Patuakhali correspondent quoting Jafrul Hasan, a sub-inspector of...

5 deals inked with China

Dhaka and Beijing yesterday signed two agreements, one memorandum of understanding and two exchange of letters (EoLs) to enhance mutual cooperation in sectors like trade and investment, power generation and climate change. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang witnessed the signing ceremony after the official talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Of the two agreements, one is on establishing a coal-based 1,320 megawatt power plant in Patuakhali and another on economic and technical...

Criminals sever AL leader's leg

Criminals sever AL leader's leg

A group of unidentified criminals severed a leg of a local Awami League leader of Mirzaganj upazila in Patuakhali calling him out of his home early yesterday. Abdul Halim Mollah, 42, general secretary of Awami League's Madhabkhali unit and a member of the union parishad, lost his right leg from the knee down and is undergoing treatment at Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital. Shewly Begum, wife of the victim, said an unidentified group of people called Halim outside the house around 2:00am yesterday and “we heard him scream after a while”. Shewly said her husband was busy with the preparation of their daughter's wedding for today. But he did have a feud...

8 dead as launch capsizes

8 dead as launch capsizes

A launch capsized in the Golachipa river in Patuakhali during a nor'wester yesterday afternoon, leaving at least eight people, including a child and four women, dead. Five of the dead were identified as Rifat, 5, Lutfa Begum, 55, Monwara Begum, 30, Runiya Begum, 20, and Nipa, 25. Of some 60 passengers aboard the launch, as...

Death toll from Patuakhali launch capsize rises to 16

Death toll from Patuakhali launch capsize rises to 16

Eight more bodies were recovered today from inside the launch that capsized in Golachipa river in Patuakhali yesterday, bringing the death toll to 16. Police identified eight of the victims as Tinni Akhtar, 6, Mizanur Rahman, 45, Renu Akhtar, 25, Narayan Chandra, 65, Rashida Begum, 50, Nasima Akhtar, 45, and Wahida Begum, 30, of...

7 killed in Patuakhali launch capsize, 24 missing

7 killed in Patuakhali launch capsize, 24 missing

A launch carrying over 70 passengers capsized in a river in Patuakhali during a nor'wester this afternoon leaving at least seven people including 5 women dead. At least 24 passengers were still missing till 6:00pm when the report was filed. The rest managed to swim ashore. The identities of the deceased could not the known...

Pro-BNP candidates allege vote rigging

Pro-BNP candidates allege vote rigging

A number of pro-BNP candidates brought allegations of vote rigging, ballot boxes stuffing and taking control of voting centres against the ruling Awami League men when the fourth phase of the upazila parishad election is progressing in 91 upazilas of the country today. The allegation of vote rigging was reported from Barisal, Bhola, Patuakhali,...

Tortured Aduri now gets schooling

Tortured Aduri now gets schooling

Aduri, rescued from brutal tortured by her employer in Dhaka last year, is now happy with her new life, being enrolled as a Class I student at Jainkathi Salehia Dakhil Madrasa at her home village Jainkathi under Patuakhali Sadar upazila. "I am attending my classes regularly. The students and teachers are very cooperative. Here...

Probe into Wealth

ACC summons AL MP Bodi

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday summoned ruling Awami League lawmaker from Cox's Bazar-4 Abdur Rahman Bodi to appear before it on February 16 for an allegation of amassing wealth illegally. Meanwhile, an ACC team went to Patuakhali yesterday to probe allegations of illegal wealth accumulation by former state minister for water resources Mahbubur Rahman Talukder and his wife Pritee Rahman. Following leads from newspaper reports, the ACC on January 22 launched probes into corruption allegations against seven former ministers and lawmakers of...

ASM Feroz made chief whip

ASM Feroz made chief whip

ASM Feroz, the lawmaker from Patuakhali-2 constituency, has been made the chief whip of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad. The parliament secretariat issued a gazette notification in this regard this noon. Feroz served as a whip in the ninth parliament. The five lawmakers who have been made whips in the 10th parliament are: Atiur Rahman Atik of Sherpur-1, Shahiduzzaman Sarkar of Naogaon-2, Iqbalur Rahim of Dinajpur-3, Md Shahabuddin of Moulvibazar-1 and Solaiman Haque Joardar of Chuadanga-1. President Abdul Hamid has convened the first session of the 10th parliament on January 29. Awami League won the two-thirds majority in the January 5 election, which was boycotted by the BNP-led 18-party alliance. The new lawmakers were sworn in...

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