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Kushtia

Eviction begins to free Kushtia Kuthibari

Eviction begins to free Kushtia Kuthibari

The authorities today demolished at least 18 shops and a plant nursery which were built illegally at poet Rabindranath Tagore’s historic Kuthibari in Kushtia this morning. The drive led by Manjurur Rahman, joint secretary of ministry of cultural affairs, began around 10:00am to knock down the illegal structures inside 3 acres of land of...

BOAT CAPSIZE IN PADMA

No whereabouts of 12 missing victims

No whereabouts of 12 missing victims

Rescuers have failed to locate 12 people who went missing in a boat capsize in Padma river in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia yesterday. There are five chilrden among the missing, reports our Kushtia correspondent. “Among the 12 missing people, nobody was recovered till 10:30am,” Syed Belal Hossain, deputy commissioner of Kushtia told journalists on the...

Boat capsize in Padma: Death toll reaches 8

Boat capsize in Padma: Death toll reaches 8

The death toll from Kushtia river capsize in Padma rose to eight as divers recovered seven more bodies today. Four children, aged between six and 12, are still remain missing, reports our Kushtia correspondent. The rescuers located one body in Gorai river, a branch of Padma, yesterday while seven more this morning, Deputy Commissioner of...

3 of a family injured in Kushtia acid attack

3 of a family injured in Kushtia acid attack

Three members of a family received severe burn injuries as criminals threw acid on them over a previous enmity between two groups of villagers in Kushtia Sadar upazila last night. The injured were identified as Saleha Khatun, 45, her brother’s children Sonia Khatun, 20,and Titumir Hossain, 13, reports our Kushtia correspondent. In the latest development,...

4 killed in Meherpur road accident

4 killed in Meherpur road accident

Four people were killed and 30 injured as a bus overturned on a road in Meherpur town this morning.  The bus turned turtle while taking a U-turn at Meherpur College Intersection with full speed around 10:30am, reports our Kushtia correspondent quoting AKM Nahidul Islam, superintendent of police in Meherpur. Helper of the bus Mehedi Hasan,...

Baul Abdul Karim Shah passes away

Baul Abdul Karim Shah passes away

Ekushey Padak winner Baul Abdul Karim Shah passed away at his own residence in Kushtia today at the age of 86. Shah was the first Baul to receive the Ekushey Padak in arts categories in 2011, reports our Kushtia correspondent. After prolonged sufferings, the Baul breathed his last around 8:00am at his Chourash Kenalpara house,...

'Missing' man in DB custody

The alleged abduction of a man in Kushtia early yesterday and the subsequent disclosure by detectives that he was in their custody in Dhaka have raised questions because of contradictory statements from the law enforcers.    Safi Haji alias Haji Shafique, 46, a sand trader, went missing from the west side of Lalon Shah Bridge at Bheramara upazila in the district around 3:30am, according to family members, who have links with the ruling Awami League. His cousin, Bheramara upazila AL President...

RU female student stabbed by ‘outsiders’

Unidentified miscreants severely stabbed a female student of Rajshahi University at an entrance of the campus this noon. Israt Jahan, a fourth year student of accounting department, is undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH), reports our Rajshahi correspondent. Hailing from Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia, Israt is a resident student of university’s Munnujan Hall. Two youths riding a motorbike stabbed Israt from behind at 12:15pm when she got down from a rickshaw near RU Kajla gate, witnesses said. Locals rescued and sent...

6 BGB men hurt in Kushtia road crash

6 BGB men hurt in Kushtia road crash

Six members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were injured as a pick-up van carrying them hit a roadside tree in Kushtia town early today. Four of the injured were flown to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) by a helicopter in critical condition, reports our Kushtia correspondent quoting Major Tareque Mahmud of BGB battalion 32...

Kushtia kid dies eating ‘poisonous melon’

Kushtia kid dies eating ‘poisonous melon’

At least one child died and 10 others fell sick after they ate “poisonous” watermelon in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia. Smrity, 9, died around 2:30pm at the Kushtia Medical College Hospital reports our Kushtia correspondent. Her brother Anik, 11, went into coma due to his sickness, said Dr Asaduzzaman, an assistant professor of Rajshahi Medical...

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