• Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Sirajganj

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...

Jamaat man killed in Sirajganj clash

Jamaat man killed in Sirajganj clash

A local activist of Jamaat-e-Islami was killed during a clash with the activists of ruling Awami League in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajganj last night. Protesting the death, Jamaat has called a half-day hartal in the upazila for Sunday, Shahidul Islam, a district unit working committee member (Rokon) of the party said. Alamgir Hossain, 35, of...

2 including cop killed in Sirajganj road crash

2 including cop killed in Sirajganj road crash

Two people including a police constable were killed and three others were injured as a prison van skidded off a road in Sirajganj Sadar this morning. Manir Hossain, 30, a constable of Gazipur Police Lines, and a pedestrian Surja Mia, 70, of Dukhiabari area of the upazila died on the spot, reports our Pabna...

Arrest Of Traffickers In Kl

Bangladeshi student made it possible

A Bangladeshi studying in Malaysia helped the local police arrest three fellow Bangladeshi nationals for their alleged involvement in human trafficking. Malaysian police last week detained the three Bangladeshis in connection with trafficking their 11 compatriots into the country. The 11 were rescued from confinement at an apartment in Penang.   An unofficial source in Malaysia confirmed the identities of both the traffickers and the victims, but Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur said they were still unaware of them. Police first...

Two killied in 'gunfight' in 2 dists

Two killied in 'gunfight' in 2 dists

Two people including a local BNP leader were killed in separate incidents of 'gunfights' with law enforcers in Noakhali and Sirajganj early today. Touhidul Islam Touhid, a former joint convener of BNP's Sonaimuri upazila unit in Noakhali, was killed in gun battle with police. On the other hand, Mohammad Bablu, 32, a member of a...

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