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Sylhet arson victim dies at DMCH

Sylhet arson victim dies at DMCH

A trucker, who was burnt in a petrol bomb attack in Sylhet, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) this morning. Bokul Debnath, 35, succumbed at the burn unit of DMCH around 7:00am, reports our Sylhet correspondent. Debnath and his helper suffered burns as miscreants hurled petrol bomb on their truck at a place near...

Dhaka to be split in 2 divisions soon: PM

Dhaka to be split in 2 divisions soon: PM

The government will split Dhaka division in two and form a new Mymensingh division to boost services to the citizen, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said today. “We will introduce two divisions Dhaka and Mymensingh considering the existing size and density of population in the capital and to ensure people's overall services,” she said while...

1 killed, 2 burnt in Sylhet petrol bomb attacks

1 killed, 2 burnt in Sylhet petrol bomb attacks

An auto-rickshaw driver was killed and two truckers suffered burn injuries in separate petrol bomb attacks in Sylhet last night. The attacks came amid the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide nonstop blockade. The deceased was identified as Shahjahan Uddin, 30, reports our Sylhet correspondent. A Dhaka-bound truck came under the attack on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in the...

3 hurt in Dinajpur petrol bomb attack

3 hurt in Dinajpur petrol bomb attack

Three people were burnt as alleged blockaders hurled two petrol bombs at a truck in Kaharol upazila of Dinajpur last night. Meanwhile, district Awami League office was torched and four vehicles were set on fire in Sylhet this morning on the 17th day of the blockade enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance. But no one...

48-hr hartal in Dhaka, Khulna divisions from tomorrow

48-hr hartal in Dhaka, Khulna divisions from tomorrow

The BNP-led 20-party alliance will enforce a hartal in Dhaka and Khulna divisions for 48 hours and in Sylhet district for 12 hours from tomorrow morning protesting arrest and killing of its leaders. Meanwhile, Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) this evening called a shutdown for Wednesday and Thursday in Dhaka division protesting killing of JCD...

BCL leader's tendons cut off in Sylhet

Miscreants cut the tendons of both the legs of a local Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader in the city yesterday. The victim was identified as Ponki, a leader of Shahparan thana unit of BCL. Witnesses said a group of miscreants in several motorcycles swooped on Ponki at Shahparan Gate around 6:00pm and stabbed him indiscriminately while he was gossiping with some of his friends. At one stage, the attackers severed the tendons of his two legs and fled the scene. Ponki was rushed...

Habiganj tea workers on strike

Workers of four tea gardens at Habiganj went on an indefinite strike since this morning demanding withdrawal of the government’s decision to establish a special economic zone (SEZ) in the district. Around 15,000 workers stopped working at the gardens since 8:00am, reports our Moulvibazar correspondent. A signboard saying 200 acres plain land has been requisitioned under the SEZ has already been set up at the site, Chandpur, the correspondent said quoting the witnesses. The government has decided to develop five special economic...

Biggest fertiliser factory to be ready this year

  The country's biggest fertiliser factory is set to start operations by the year-end, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu said yesterday. The construction of Shahjalal Fertiliser Factory in Fenchuganj of Sylhet is in full swing, Amu said unveiling his ministry's annual performance report. “Ninety-three percent of the work is done and the rest should be complete by June 15.” The factory with the production capacity of 5.8 lakh tonnes a year is adjacent to the age-old state-run Natural Gas Fertiliser Factory. The...

Train derails as fishplates removed

Train derails as fishplates removed

Rail communication of Chittagong with Dhaka and Sylhet remained suspended for six hours today following a train derailment after miscreants removed fishplates from the railway tracks in Comilla. The train service resumed around 11:30am, said Anwar Hossain, stationmaster of Nangalkot. The engine and a bogie of Chittagong-bound Godhuli Express from Dhaka veered off the tracks...

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