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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...

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...

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,...

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