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Sirajganj

Nonstop Blockade

Milk producers face trouble

The BNP-led 20-party's nonstop blockade takes a heavy toll on dairy farmers in Pabna and Sirajganj as dairy producers have cut back on buying and transporting milk. Around 1,200 milk producing units of "Milk Vita Zone" at Shahzadpur in Sirajganj and Bera and Santhia in Pabna are counting loss every day since the milk processing companies reduced milk collection from them, according to the farmers. The farmers are even selling milk at a throwaway price in their localities but cannot make...

2 robbers killed in Sirajganj

An alleged robber was beaten to death and another crashed under the wheels of a train while fleeing in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj on Thursday night. One of the dead was Milon Al Mahmud alias Majnu, 30, son of Yusuf Sheikh of Baranga village in the upazila. The identity of the other could not be known immediately. Three robbers went to the jewellery shop of Ramchandra Sarkar at Jhaoil Bazar around 10:30pm. The locals chased and caught two of the criminals...

2 ‘muggers’ lynched in Sirajganj

2 ‘muggers’ lynched in Sirajganj

Two suspected muggers were lynched by a mob at Kamarkhand in Sirajganj early today. Milon al Mahmud allies Maznu, 30 and another man, whose identity could not be known, were beaten dead when they allegedly attempted to extort a businessman in Jhaoil Bazar area yesterday night, our Pabna correspondent reports quoting police. Locals chased and caught the duo and beat them after three youths went to Ramchandra Sharkar’s jewelry shop to extort money, Md Babul Uddin Sardar, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kamarkhand Police Station told the correspondent. Maznu’s body found in a bush near the market, the OC said. Police recovered the bodies and sent to Sirajganj General Hospital for autopsy. Maznu had two cases...

Cop among 3 killed in Sirajganj road crash

Cop among 3 killed in Sirajganj road crash

Three people including a police constable were killed and three others injured in a three-vehicle pile-up in Sirajganj Sadar upazila this morning. The deceased were identified as Abdul Based, a police constable of Bangabandhu Bridge (West) Police Station; and Mofizur Rahman and Zahid Hasan, driver and helper of a police van; reports our Pabna...

Derailment halts train services thru Bangabandhu bridge

Derailment halts train services thru Bangabandhu bridge

Rail communication of Dhaka with the northern and southwestern districts remains suspended since this morning following a train derailment in Sirajganj. Three carriages and an engine of a Dhaka-bound Rajshahi Express veered off the tracks near at Bangabandhu Jamuna Eco Park at the west end of Jamuna bridge around 8:30am, police official said. Train services...

Human Trafficking

4,000 victims from Sirajganj

An estimated 4,000 jobseekers from Sirajganj have fallen prey to human trafficking through the Bay of Bengal over the last 10 months, a finding that migration activists say is just the tip of the iceberg. Promised lucrative jobs in Malaysia, the victims were secretly transported to Cox's Bazar by traffickers. A torturous sea voyage took them to Thailand where they were held hostage in jungles. The captives had to pay ransoms of around Tk 2.5 lakh through their families back home...

2 Sirajganj kids hurt in crude bomb blast

2 Sirajganj kids hurt in crude bomb blast

Two children were injured after a crude bomb they mistook for a toy exploded in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajgaj yesterday. The injured children were identified as Sizan, 5, son of Harun-or-Rashid, and Sabuj, 7, son of Rafiqul Islam of Chand Mituani village in the upazila. Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Belkuchi Police Station, said Sizan and...

JMB coordinator among 5 held in Sirajganj

JMB coordinator among 5 held in Sirajganj

The main coordinator of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and his four associates were arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Sadar upazila rail station of Sirajganj early today. A huge amount of bomb, sophisticated bomb making materials, Jihadi books and other equipment were recovered from their possession, Major Maksud, deputy...

Sirajganj-3 MP passes away

Sirajganj-3 MP passes away

Ishak Hossain Talukder, Awami League lawmaker from Sirajganj-3 (Rayganj-Tarash) constituency, died of cardiac arrest today at the age of 62. Family members said Talukder felt chest pain at his residence in Sadar upazila around 6:30pm. He died on the way to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital in Bogra. Talukder is survived by his wife and two sons.

Coast guard foils illegal migration attempt

Bangladesh Coast Guard early yesterday seized a Malaysia-bound engine-run wooden trawler and detained 17 Bangladeshis, including a human trafficker, from it in Moheshkhali channel near Najirartek of Cox's Bazar. The illegal migrants, hailing from Narsingdi, Khulna, Satkhira, Jhenidah, Sirajganj, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar, were handed over to Cox's Bazar Model Police Station following the detention . Coast guard says the trafficker, Arif, 30, of Cox's Bazar's Kutubdia upazila, took Tk 10,000 to Tk 20,000 from each person to get them...

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