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Outlaw leader killed in Kushtia

Outlaw leader killed in Kushtia

The bullet-hit body of a regional leader of outlawed New Biplobi Communist Party (NBCP) was found in Khoksa upazila of Kushtia early today. The deceased was identified as Akram Ali alias Bhadu, known as Bhadu dakat, 40, a resident of Khoksa upazila in the district, reports our Kushtia correspondent. He was a close cohort of...

Kushtia AL man killed in clash with Jubo League

Kushtia AL man killed in clash with Jubo League

An Awami League man was killed and eight others were injured in a clash with the activists of Jubo League, youth front of the AL, in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia this evening. The deceased was identified as Nuru Islam, 50, of Poradah village in the upazila, reports our Kushtia correspondent. The clash ensued around 6:00pm...

Outlaw killed in Kushtia ‘shootout’

Outlaw killed in Kushtia ‘shootout’

A leader of Purba Banglar Communist Party (ML-Lal Pataka) was killed in a “shootout” with police in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia early today. Deceased Enamul Haq, 35, was a regional commander of the PBCP, reports our Kushtia correspondent.   He was an accused in 26 cases including seven for murders filed with different police stations...

IU closed sine die amid protest

IU closed sine die amid protest

The authorities today closed Islamic University in Kushtia for an indefinite period fearing further vandalism on the campus in protest against the death of a fellow student in a road crash. The students have been asked all the students to vacate their dormitories by 6:30pm today. The agitating students torched and vandalised 30 vehicles and...

SC upholds death for 2 in JSD leader Aref killing case

SC upholds death for 2 in JSD leader Aref killing case

The Supreme Court today upheld the death penalty of two persons in a case filed for killing Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president Kazi Aref Ahmed and four others in 1999. The apex court passed the order after rejecting two review petitions filed by the condemn convicts -- Rashedul Islam alias Jhantu and Anwar Hossain alias Anwar -- challenging its verdict that had sentenced them to death in the case. An armed gang killed Kazi Aref, Kushtia district JSD president Lokman Hossain, general secretary Yakub Ali, local JSD leader Shamsher Ali and Israil Hossain at a rally in Kalidaspur village of Daulatpur upazila in Kushtia on February 16, 1999. After today’s verdict, Additional...

5 kids drown in Kushtia, Rajbari

5 kids drown in Kushtia, Rajbari

In two separate incidents in Kushtia and Rajbari today, five children met their death by drowning. Of them, three drowned in Kushtia, while two in Rajbari, report our district correspondents. In Kushtia, bodies of the three children were recovered from Barkhada water body on the outskirts of the district down at about 5:30pm, seven hours...

4 Kushtia teachers jailed over cheating in exam

4 Kushtia teachers jailed over cheating in exam

A mobile court sentenced four teachers to two years’ imprisonment each in Khoksa upazila of Kushtia today on charge of making answer scripts of math of the ongoing JSC examination at a house. The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and its madrasa equivalent Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations began throughout the country on Friday. The...

HC orders probe into attack on ETV journo

HC orders probe into attack on ETV journo

The High Court today ordered an investigation into an alleged police assault on Ekushey Television journalist Akhil Podder in Kushtia last month. The bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal directed the home secretary to form a two-member committee to probe the allegation and submit a report by four weeks. The...

Diarrhoea Outbreak in Kushtia

700 admitted to two hospitals in 4 days

700 admitted to two hospitals in 4 days

Diarrhoea situation has taken a serious turn in Kushtia in the last four days since Saturday. Around 700 people, mostly women and children, infected with the disease were admitted to the Kushtia General Hospital, also temporary campus of Kushtia Medical College Hospital (KMCH), till yesterday afternoon. Dr. Azizunnahar, Assistant Director of the hospital, told this correspondent that on an average 80 patients were taking admission at the hospital a day, while the rest being sent back home after treatment. The authorities are struggling to cope with the record influx of diarrhoea patients as they have no scope to accommodate all the patients at the 250-bed hospital, she said. Meanwhile, a platoon of Bangladesh...

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...

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