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Clash over land dispute leaves 10 hurt

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers over erecting a shop on a disputed land in Sirajdikhan upazila yesterday. Off them, critically injured Mohammad Khorshed, 42, Sanowar Hossain, 31, and Nurul Islam, 45, were referred to Mitford Hospital in the capital while Sohel Mia, 30, Rubel, 24, and Shahabuddin, 45, were admitted to Sirajdikhan Upazila Health Complex. Yeardous Hasan, officer in-charge of Sirajdikhan Police Station, quoted locals and witnesses as saying that supporters of...

Thousands flee deadly violence in Assam

More than 2,000 people have fled their homes in the restive Indian state of Assam after separatist rebels killed dozens of villagers, some of them children, an official said yesterday. Residents sought shelter in makeshift camps set up by the state government following a series of coordinated attacks by armed rebels Tuesday that left at least 69 people dead, 18 of them children. Another three people were killed on Wednesday when police shot at villagers who went to a police station...

Animals start to die

Animals start to die

The air around the Sundarbans is thick and it smells foul. The black slick flowing down the Shela and Pashur rivers, covering grasses and plants on their banks, gives a feeling that it is not the world's biggest mangrove forest, rather an industrial city cursed by civilisation's waste. Animals have started to die. The...

India monkey 'wedding ceremony' held

India monkey 'wedding ceremony' held

More than 200 villagers in northern India have attended an elaborate Hindu wedding ceremony for two monkeys. The wedding was organised by the owner of the monkeys, who said the male was "like an adopted son" to him. The ceremony took place on Monday evening in Bettiah district in Bihar state, with the "bride" dressed...

BSF intruders beat up villagers

Members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) entered Bangladesh territory and injured two villagers, one with rubber bullets, along Kashimganj border in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh. Lt Col Ariful Islam, commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) 18 Battalion in Panchagarh, said BSF men of Fanshidewa camp, warned some Bangladeshi workers when they went closeto Indian territory while they were lifting stones from Mahananda River near the border around 10:00am. As the workers did not pay heed to their warning, the...

Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the strategic center of Maiduguri before dawn Friday, according to survivors. Residents of Damboa town called The Associated Press to say they were "piling up corpses." Half the town is up in flames, say civilian defense fighters there according to Nigerian Vigilante Group spokesman Abbas Gava. Well-armed Islamic extremists attacked as residents were preparing for the 5:00am dawn prayers and the...

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