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Changing water levels distress Teesta dwellers

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Changing water levels distress Teesta dwellers

“The Teesta River is an unending source of problems for people living near the banks and surrounding villages of Lalmonirhat,” said 86 year old Nahur Ali Munsi who lives in the Gobordhan char village of Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat. He also went on to say “Our grief comes from the fact that the...

Two AL leaders killed in Natore, Lalmonirhat

Two local Awami League men were murdered in Natore and Lalmonirhat districts yesterday and the day before. An local AL leader was beaten to death in Tetanpara area under Bagatipara upazila of Natore yesterday morning, reports our correspondent. The deceased is Mozzammel Haq alias Maznu Master, 62, senior vice president of 9 No ward AL of Natore municipality and former centre-in-charge (CIC) of Natore Sugar Mill. Police and family sources said, a gang of criminals swooped on the house of Maznu Master...

Flood situation worsens in Lalmonirhat as Teesta swells

Flood situation worsens in Lalmonirhat as Teesta swells

Flood situation in Lalmonirhat has turned grim as water level of Teesta river rose by nine centimetres in 12 hours till this morning. The river is now flowing 34cm above the danger level at Teesta Barrage point in Dowani area of Hatibandha upazila, according to the sources at Bangladesh Water Development Board. "The water level...

Farmers flood-hit

Farmers flood-hit

Floods have damaged aman paddy and other crops on more than one lakh hectares of land in seven northern districts, much to the despair of thousands of farmers. Mahim Uddin, a farmer at Sindurna village in Lalmonirhat, said he planted aman on six bighas of land, and the entire cropland was submerged by floodwater...

FLOOD SITUATION

Lalmonirhat villages cry for relief

Lalmonirhat villages cry for relief

The condition of the marooned inhabitants in 40 villages of Lalmonirhat worsened as no reliefs, either government or private, reached to them yet till today. Flood situation in Kurigram has been deteriorating gradually with the swell of water in Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers. In Lalmonirhat, about 80 thousand people of the affected villages in Hatibandha,...

  

Fresh areas at 40 Lalmonirhat villages inundated

Fresh areas at 40 Lalmonirhat villages inundated

  The flood situation in Lalmonirhat worsened further today as fresh areas at 40 villages in five upazilas went under water, leaving 4,000 people marooned. The Teesta water is flowing above 30 centimetres (cm) of its danger level, sources at Water Development Board (WDB), Dalia point told The Daily Star this morning. The water level of...

Thousands marooned as 50 Bhola villages inundated

Thousands marooned as 50 Bhola villages inundated

Incessant downpour for the last few days coupled with onrush on hilly water has marooned two lakhs of people at 50 villages in Bhola. Moreover, tidal surge has damaged a number of flood protection embankments in the district worsening the situation during the rainy season. Meanwhile, over one lakh people in Lalmonirhat district are facing...

Train kills 1 in Lalmonirhat

Train kills 1 in Lalmonirhat

A man was killed as a train hit him in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila this morning. The dead is Sirazul Islam, 33, son of late Rahmat Ali, resident of Teesta village in Lalmonirhat sadar upazila, reports our Lalmonirhat correspondent. Sirajul was hit by a Lalmonirhat-bound train when he was crossing the rail lines around 10:00am and...

PSC staff held in Lalmonirhat over question paper leak

PSC staff held in Lalmonirhat over question paper leak

An office assistant of Public Service Commission (PSC) , Dhaka office was arrested in Lalmonirhat early today in a case filed for leaking question papers of the assistant teachers' recruitment test. Police arrested Majedul Islam, 42, from his Sree Khata house in Kaliganj upazila around 4:30am, reports our correspondent quoting Mansur Ali, officer-in-charge of Lalmonirhat...

Hindu family comes under attack in Lalmonirhat, 4 hurt

Hindu family comes under attack in Lalmonirhat, 4 hurt

Four people including two women were stabbed when supporters of a Jamaat-e-Islami activist attacked the house of a Hindu family in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat this morning. They also set the house on fire during the attack, which was made in a bid to grab the land, reports our Lalmonirhat correspondent quoting police. Later, police...

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