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Bus helper killed in sleep as vehicle torched in Gazipur

Bus helper killed in sleep as vehicle torched in Gazipur

A bus helper was burnt to death in his sleep as miscreants allegedly set fire to the vehicle in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur early today during the dawn-to-dusk nationwide hartal of BNP-led 20-party alliance. The victim was identified as Tofazzal Hossain, 20, of Narayantala in Sunamganj, reports our Gazipur correspondent. Driver Selim Miah, after his...

Section 144 in Dharmapasha over pro-AL rallies

Section 144 in Dharmapasha over pro-AL rallies

Authorities today imposed ban on gathering at Shaheed Minar area in Sunamganj’s Dharmapasha upazila in view of simultaneous rallies declared by pro-government bodies. Section 144 was enforced since 6:00am for 18 hours to avert anarchy caused by rallies of Awami League and Jubo League’s upazila unit, reports our Sunamganj correspondent. Dharmapasha Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Saiful Islam declared the embargo. Contacted, Md Hasanzaman, officer-in-charge of Dharmapasha police station said authorities were forced to take the decision to avert confrontation. Additional police forces were deployed in the area.

HC moves to stop animal-fighting races

HC moves to stop animal-fighting races

The High Court today ordered stop on animal-fighting competitions in Sunamganj and sought reason to the government why such acts would not be banned in the country. The court prohibited bull-fighting, cock-fighting, goat-fighting and dog-culling at Chatak area of Sunamganj for the next eight weeks. It also sought answer by three weeks as to why...

5 men picked up by BSF in Sunamganj frontier return

5 men picked up by BSF in Sunamganj frontier return

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) today returned five Bangladeshis after they were picked up from Tekerghat border area of Tahirpur upazila in Sunamganj. BSF returned the five Bangladeshis after negotiation with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members, Subedar Gulam Rouf, company camp commander of Tekerghat BGB-8, confirmed our Moulvibazar correspondent this evening. BSF picked up the...

Tengratila gas leakage panics locals

Tengratila gas leakage panics locals

The leakage of gas in Tengratila field in Sunamganj, which has been abandoned since two big blowouts occurred during well drilling in 2005, has intensified in the last couple of days, sending a panic wave through the surrounding villages. Bubbles were seen in the trench inside the gas field and in different water bodies...

Traditional boat race in Sunamganj

Traditional boat race in Sunamganj

Thousands of people of all ages thronged the banks of river Surma in the Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj district recently to witness a traditional boat race. Chhatak Upazila Parished organised the regular event. As many as eight groups from various upazilas of Sunamganj district participated in the event in two categories this year. An...

‘Addict’ kills 3 of his family in Sunamganj

‘Addict’ kills 3 of his family in Sunamganj

An alleged drug addict stabbed his father, wife and two-year-old daughter to death in Dakhkhin Sunamganj upazila of Sunamganj last night. Police arrested the killer, Alfu Mia, 45, hailed from Brahmangaon village in the upazila, reports our Sunamganj correspondent. The deceased were identified as Alfu’s father Alauddin, 70, wife Beauty Begum, 32, and daughter Amina...

Stop sand, stones extortion from Sunamganj river: HC

Stop sand, stones extortion from Sunamganj river: HC

The High Court today directed four government officials to take effective steps to stop extractions of sand and stones from the river Dhopajan Chalti in Bishamvarpur area in Sunamganj to save flow of its water and navigation. In response to a contempt of court petition, the court also asked the officials including the deputy...

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

Rezaul Haque, driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman both of who were released yesterday over three months into their abduction, was found in Dhaka today hours after he went missing again. Police were taking Rezaul to Sunamganj, their home district from where they were kidnapped, Harun-Or-Rashid, Sunamganj superintendent of police, told The Daily...

Stone Extraction

Labourer killed in firing

A day labourer employed by some illegal stone extractors was shot dead by the members of Railway Nirapotta Bahini (RNB) at Bholaganj Ropeway site in Sylhet's Companiganj upazila early yesterday. Johur Ahmed, 40, a resident of Biswambharpur upazila in Sunamganj, was one of about a hundred workers, who had been collecting stones illegally at the site violating Section 144, said Nur E Alam Mina, Superintendent of Police of Sylhet. The railway security men initially fired 13 blank shots to disperse...

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