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19 fortune seekers detained on Satkhira border

19 fortune seekers detained on Satkhira border

Border Guard Bangladesh members in Satkhira early today picked up 19 Bangladeshis on charge of attempting to illegally enter India in search of livelihood. They were trying to enter India illegally through Satkhira border, Naib Subedar Haider Ali, commander of Satkhira 38-BGB’s Gazipur camp. He added tipped off, a BGB team conducted a drive to...

Satkhira BNP man held for ‘attacking Hasina convoy’ in 2002

Satkhira BNP man held for ‘attacking Hasina convoy’ in 2002

A local BNP leader was arrested on charges of attacking the convoy of the then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina in Kolaroa upazila of Satkhira in 2002. Rabiul Islam, joint secretary of Kolaroa upazila unit BNP and also chairman of Jugekhali union Parishad, was arrested from his residence around 9:30am, our Satkhira correspondent reports quoting...

‘Smuggler’ killed in Satkhira police firing

‘Smuggler’ killed in Satkhira police firing

An alleged smuggler was killed as detectives after being attacked by smugglers opened fire in Satkhira Sadar upazila last night. The deceased is Manir Hossain, 27, son of Rajab Ali of Kalyani village in Sadar upazila, reports our Satkhira correspondent quoting Kamal Hossain, information officer at the office of district Superintendent of Police. Two police officials -- Aminul Islam, assistant sub-inspector (detectives); and constable Abdur Rahim – were beaten and stabbed by the smugglers, the official said. They were whisked off to Satkhira General Hospital for treatment from where Abdur Rahim was transferred to Khulna for better treatment. A team of detectives led by SI Eunus Ali, conducted a drive at local Ghazalia...

Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF in Satkhira

Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF in Satkhira

A Bangladeshi national was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members in Indian territory opposite to Boikari border in Satkhira Sadar upazila early today. The deceased was Ayub Ali, 35, son of Shamser Ali of Boikari village. Locals said the BSF troops from Gazipur camp opened fire on a group of Bangladeshi nationals...

31 rescued while being trafficked to India

31 rescued while being trafficked to India

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has rescued 31 people, including women and children, while being trafficked to India through Jessore and Satkhira borders. The BGB members last night picked up at least 22 people, including seven women and four children in Putkhali of Jessore, said Shamsur Rahman, company commander of BGB’s battalion-23. They were being trafficked...

‘Petrol bomb' hurled at Satkhira teacher’s house, 3 burnt

‘Petrol bomb' hurled at Satkhira teacher’s house, 3 burnt

Three members of a family suffered burn injuries as miscreants hurled a “petrol bomb” on the house of a college teacher in Kalaroa upazila of Satkhira early today. The victims are Jharna Begum, 35, wife of Khalilur Rahman, a lecturer of Sheikh Amanullah Degree College, and their two sons Tanvir Rahman, 12, and Asad...

Eid-ul-Azha observed in 6 dists

Eid-ul-Azha observed in 6 dists

Following the calendar of Saudi Arabia, a section of people in Chittagong, Chandpur, Satkhira, Patuakhali, Pirojpur and Moulvibazar celebrated Eid-ul-Azha today. In Chittagong, the Eid was celebrated in 50 villages of Sitakunda and Patia upazilas, reports our correspondent. Our Patuakhali correspondent reports, over 30,000 people of 25 villages in various upazilas under Patuakhali district have...

2 siblings killed by truck in Satkhira

2 siblings killed by truck in Satkhira

Two siblings were run over by a truck in Satkhira Sadar upazila this morning. The dead were identified as Mehedi Hasan Tamim, 19, son of Abdul Jalil from the upazila, and his sister Toufika Hasan Rahima, 11, a grade six student of Satkhira Government Primary School. Tamim was escorting his sister to school on a...

3 housewives murdered

Three housewives have been killed allegedly by their husbands in Panchagarh, Satkhira and  Barisal districts. A newly wed housewife was murdered early Sunday allegedly by her husband at Kaharpara village in Panchagarh Sadar upazila over dowry, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent. The deceased was Parvin Akhter, 20, wife of Abdus Salam of Kaharpara village under the same upazila.   Police and local sources said, Parvin, daughter of Toriqul Islam of Langolgaon village of Panchagarh sadar upazila, was married to Abdus Salam, son of late...

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