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2 killed in Rajshahi road crash

2 killed in Rajshahi road crash

Two people were killed and three injured as a truck plunged into a roadside ditch at Motihar of Rajshahi city early today. The deceased Abdur Rahim, 35, was a resident of Bishwanathpur village, and Abdul Kader, 30, was of Manoharpur village in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj. A Chittagong-bound mango-laden truck from Chapainawabganj skidded off the...

Bangla Bhai’s close aide held in Rajshahi

Bangla Bhai’s close aide held in Rajshahi

Rapid Action Battalion members arrested a close aide of Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, a leader of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), from Rajshahi city this afternoon. The arrestee is Abdul Majid alias Boltu, 35, hailed from Senopara in Bagmara upazila, reports our Rajshahi correspondent. Acting on a tip-off, an anti-militancy team of Rab arrested Majid...

War crimes suspect Akram sent to jail

War crimes suspect Akram sent to jail

A tribunal in Dhaka today sent war crimes suspect Khan Akram Hossain to jail after he was produced before it this morning. Akram, 60, was arrested from Rajshahi city on Friday in connection with 'Shankharikathi Bazar' massacre in Bagerhat's Kachua upazila during the Liberation War in 1971. After Akram was produced before the three-member panel...

Dhaka-N region rail link restored

Dhaka-N region rail link restored

Rail communications of Dhaka with northern and southwestern parts of the country were restored this afternoon after a five-hour disruption following damage to railway tracks in Kalihati upazila of Tangail. Starting on Thursday afternoon, the incessant rain washed away soil under the tracks at Analiabari on the east bank of the Jamuna river, halting...

War crime accused Akram held

War crime accused Akram held

An accused war criminal was arrested by the law enforcers from Rajpara area of Rajshahi city early today. Akram Hossain Khan, 60, a resident of Morolganj upazila in Bagerhat, went on hiding after an arrest warrant was issued against him by the International Crime Tribunal (ICT)-1 two weeks ago, police sources said. In a joint...

Rajshahi teacher jailed for taking bribe

A mobile court in Rajshahi today sentenced a college teacher and his aide to two years’ imprisonment for allowing two examinees to rewrite their answer script in exchange of Tk 30,000.   The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each under Public Examination Act 1990, in default, to serve three more months in jail, said Alamgir Kabir, one of two executive magistrates who led the court. Abul Kalam Azad, 45, a teacher of Mohonpur Girls’ Degree College and his sister-in-law Laili...

Drizzle cools down Dhaka

Drizzle cools down Dhaka

After two weeks of a heat wave, a light drizzle brought some relief to more than one crore residents of the capital yesterday. A fresh nippy wind rose in the evening, carrying with it a whiff of wet earth. And the noise of thunder rolled across the city. The Met office said it had recorded...

Stop sand extraction from Padma in Rajshahi: HC

The High Court today directed the government to immediately take steps to stop extraction of sand from the river Padma at Charghat upazila in Rajshahi in order to protect its ecology from damage. It also issued a rule upon the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why the extraction should not be declared illegal. In response to a writ petition by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela), the court asked the government to submit a report to it after complying with...

The Daily Star-Robi English in Schools

Training for teachers held in Rajshahi

Training for teachers held in Rajshahi

A daylong training to enrich English language skills of teachers was held in Rajshahi city yesterday. The training is a part of The Daily Star-Robi “English in Schools” programme that is being held to promote English learning among teachers of 1,000 secondary schools across the country. The teachers will be given different tools and techniques...

Truckers block highway protesting fellow’s death for 3hrs

Truckers block highway protesting fellow’s death for 3hrs

Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway remained suspended for three and a half hours this morning as truckers blocked the highway in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi protesting the killing of a truck driver. Quoting truck workers, Abu Obaida Khan, officer-in-charge of Puthia Police Station, said miscreants picked up Ashanta Bhattacharya, 45, from his Palpara residence...

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