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‘Bomb thrower’ hurt in Rajshahi cop firing

‘Bomb thrower’ hurt in Rajshahi cop firing

Police shot an alleged activist of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal for hurling two petrol bombs on buses in Rajshahi city on the first day of the 72-hour nationwide hartal that began today. Meanwhile, at least five buses were torched in Dhaka and Rajshahi after the BNP-led 20-party alliance enforced the shutdown at 6:00am to meet...

Students bring floral help for arson victims

They were not traditional flower sellers on streets but they sold roses in various places of Dhaka and Rajshahi cities on the Valentine's Day to help arson victims rebuild their dreams shattered by recent firebomb attacks in the country. A group of graduate students under the banner of Swapno, a recently formed voluntary organisation, took this unique initiative for the victims.      Yesterday, Swapno distributed Tk 82,000, mostly earned by selling the flowers, among nine burn victims at a programme in...

Biman announces new local routes

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will begin flights to five additional destinations in the country from April 06, the national carrier said in a statement yesterday. The airline will now operate six flights a week to Cox's Bazar, five to Jessore, three to both Rajshahi and Syedpur, and two to Barisal, it said. Also, Biman will increase the frequency on existing local services, with 25 additional flights on the Chittagong and Sylhet routes, it said. The additional destinations will be served with the recently...

3 AL men hurt in Rajshahi ‘Shibir’ attack

3 AL men hurt in Rajshahi ‘Shibir’ attack

Two local Jubo league leaders and an activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) were injured in an attack allegedly by members of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, in Rajshahi city this evening. •    Armed attack allegedly by Shibir men •    Jubo League leader shot, hacked •    2 others were stabbed Mehedi Hasan Yamin, 35, president,...

Sabotage halts train service for 15hrs

Sabotage halts train service for 15hrs

Rail communication on Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj route remained suspended for 15 hours till this afternoon as a train derailed after miscreants removed fishplates from the railway tracks near Lalitnagar Railway Station in Godagari uapzila of Rajshahi. The engine and a bogie of Ishwardi-bound train from Chapainawabganj veered off the tracks around 11:30pm following the removal of...

Bomb blast near state minister’s dais in Rajshahi

Bomb blast near state minister’s dais in Rajshahi

Some five crude bombs went off near the dais of a programme attended by State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam in Bagha upazila of Rajshahi this evening. None was injured in the explosions, Aminur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bagha Police Station, told our Rajshahi correspondent. Unidentified criminals exploded the bombs on the Mirganj High School...

Bomb kills truck helper in Rajshahi

Bomb kills truck helper in Rajshahi

A truck helper was killed in a crude bomb attack in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi. The deceased was identified as Mintu, 24, reports our Rajshahi correspondent.   He died after falling from the vehicle as a crude bomb hit him on the head around 8:30pm at Bhangura Bridge area, said Rashidul Haque, assistant superintendent of...

9 burnt in Laxmipur, Gaibandha, Rajshahi petrol bomb attacks

9 burnt in Laxmipur, Gaibandha, Rajshahi petrol bomb attacks

At least nine people suffered burn injuries as alleged pickets hurled petrol bombs at vehicles in Laxmipur, Gaibandha and Rajshahi this evening. In Laxmipur, at least three people were burnt when miscreants hurled several petrol bombs at a goods-laden pick-up van in Lakshmipur Sadar upazila. Of the victims, the condition of the driver, Kamal Hossain,...

Ongoing Arson-violence Culprits

Caught red-handed were Shibir men

In two more incidents in Rajshahi and Chittagong yesterday, three activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, were caught red-handed while they were fleeing after hurling crude bombs at police. In the last 10 ten days, at least 16 Shibir men were caught by law enforcers and common people before or after they carried out bomb or arson attacks on police or public transports. A few of them were arrested from their dens with large haul of...

Hartal begins peacefully in Rajshahi, Rangpur divs

Hartal begins peacefully in Rajshahi, Rangpur divs

Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions are passing through peaceful spells of 48-hour hartals (shutdown) today morning amid a nonstop blockade of the BNP-led 20-party alliance. In Rajshahi and Rangpur, the hartals were called yesterday protesting the arrest of local leaders of BNP and the Jamaat-e-Islami. Bogra, a district inside Rajshahi division, called a separate hartal...

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