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Sirajganj

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...

20 'infected' with anthrax in Sirajganj

20 'infected' with anthrax in Sirajganj

Around 20 people are learnt to have been infected primarily with anthrax in Ullahpara upazila of Sirajganj, according to the local health complex. On information, a medical team from Ullapara Upazila Health Complex went to Charnandigati village this morning and primarily detected 20 persons infected with the anthax, Thana Health Officer Sukumar Sur Roy...

Stop construction near Rabindra Kacharibari: HC

Stop construction near Rabindra Kacharibari: HC

The High Court today directed the authorities concerned to immediately stop ongoing construction of the structure near the Kacharibari of poet Rabindranath Tagore at Shahjadpur in Sirajganj. In response to a writ petition, the court ordered the chairman of Yarn Merchant Association (YMA), a commercial organisation, to submit a report before it in four...

4 drown, 10 missing in Sirajganj boat capsize

4 drown, 10 missing in Sirajganj boat capsize

Four people were confirmed dead and at least 10 went missing after a boat capsized in the Jamuna river in Chowhali upazila of Sirajganj this morning. Strong current caused the capsize around 11:00am, Md Samsul Haque, officer-in-charge of Chowhali Police Station, told our Pabna correspondent. The motorboat carrying 70 to 75 passengers was bound for...

Rains halt Ctg train service for 5hrs

Rains halt Ctg train service for 5hrs

Rail communication of Chittagong with the other parts of the country including Dhaka remained suspended for five and a half hours as non-stop downpour washed away soil under the railroad. However, train service between Dhaka and Sirajganj came to a halt since last night following a train derailment caused by damaged sleepers in Sirajganj...

Road crashes kill 9 in 3 dists

Road crashes kill 9 in 3 dists

Nine people, including two members of a family and a couple, were killed and five injured in separate road accidents in Chittagong, Sirajganj and Dinajpur today. Among the deceased, three including two schoolgirls were killed in Chittagong and as many in Sirajganj, report our district correspondents.   Three motorcycle riders including a couple were killed...

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