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  • Anti-Corruption Commission

    ACC summons Titas Gas MD, 7 others

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned eight Titas Gas officials, including its managing director, to interrogate them in connection with allegations of acquiring money by providing illegal gas connections and meter tampering.

  • 2,000 trees being felled

    Around 2000 trees planted under social forestation programme by local forest department and zila parishad are being felled for expansion of Nilphamari-Saidpur regional road to make four lanes amid protest by environmentalists.

  • 20 Indian horses for cops

    Twenty training horses for Bangladesh Police were imported from India through Benapole Land Port yesterday. Benapole Port Police Station Officer-in-Charge Masud Karim said the horses were imported from India for use in Bangladesh Police Headquarters in Dhaka. The value of the imported horses is around $ 1,79,200.

  • 'Arrest the killers'

    Fellows, teachers and relatives of two murdered school students formed a human chain beside Kurigram-Chilmari road in Sadar upazila yesterday, demanding arrest of the killers.

  • Construction worker dies from rooftop fall

    A construction worker died and another was injured when they fell from the roof of a house they were working on in Jadavpur village under Sharsha upazila of Jashore yesterday.

  • Denmark citizen leaves Pabna, failing to trace root

    Bangladesh origin Denmark citizen Mentoo Carsten Sonnich along with his wife Anette Holmelhave left Pabna for Dhaka en route to Denmark yesterday morning, after three weeks' failed attempt to find his root.

  • Ex-BCL leader hacked to death

    A former Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader was hacked to death on Wednesday over catching fish in a pond in Sankipur village under Dashmina upazila.

  • Illegal market on RHD land

    Influential quarters constructed an illegal market by occupying a major portion of land owned by the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) in Pungli area under Elenga municipality in Kalihati upazila of the district.

  • Bably wants to walk again

    Seven-year-old Bably Akhtar hasn't seen her father since her birth as her irresponsible father abandoned his family when the minor girl was not even born.

  • Man's body found in 2 pieces, two held

    Police on Tuesday night detained three people in connection with the killing of a small trader in Ghatail upazila of the district.

  • Nodi murder accused Abul Hossain sued for illegal wealth

    Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Pabna filed a case on Tuesday against Abul Hossain, owner of Indigenous Drug Lab (IDRUL) and Shimla Diagnostic Centre, for possessing properties worth over Tk 40 crore without known source of income.

  • Ex-JCD leader Azmal Ali Shamim

    Ex-JCD leader killed, 10 hurt as elephants go on rampage

    A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader was killed while 10 others suffered injuries in two separate incidents of wild elephant attacks in Juri upazila of the district on Tuesday night.

  • Ninth-grader mysteriously missing

    A schoolgirl allegedly went missing in a mysterious fashion in Kalapara upazila of the district early yesterday.

  • Modern complex lies unused

    The construction work of an auditorium-cum-community centre was completed nearly two years ago but it is yet to be opened due to absence of a connecting road in Ishwarganj upazila.

  • 3 addict teenagers stabbed by fellow

    Three drug addict teenagers were stabbed by a fellow centring a feud over sharing hemp in Chirirbandar upazila of the district on Tuesday night.

  • 35 hurt by highway robbers

    A gang of robbers looted money and valuables from passengers after halting buses in BTRI area on Sreemangal-Lawacherra road in Sreemangal upazila early yesterday.

  • Erosion by Jamuna wreaks havoc

    Erosion started at different points in the district after a rise in the water level of the Jamuna river due to onrush of water from upstream for the last seven days.

  • People of 20 villages suffer for want of bridge

    Thousands of people of 20 villages under Rotandia union of Kalukhali upazila in Rajbari are suffering for want of a permanent bridge over a canal (locally called Mora Padma) in Haru Mollah Ghat area.

  • Tree felling spree again

    Locals alleged that timber traders in collaboration with the president of Social Forestation Programme and a union parishad (UP) chairman in Gobindaganj upazila felled over 150 roadside trees without any permission from the authorities concerned.

  • Floating Aman seedbeds to meet urgent need

    Many farmers have prepared floating Aman seedbeds in small water bodies for using them during an emergency as they faced saplings crisis after the floods last year.

  • Road accident in Bangladesh

    Road crashes killed 357 in Aug: Report

    The month of August this year has seen 314 road accidents across Bangladesh which killed 357 people including 50 women and 60 children, says a survey report.

  • Akifa’s death: Bus driver on 2-day remand

    A court in Kushtia places Mohid Mia Khokon, the driver of the bus killed 13-month-old Akifa Yasmin on August 28.

  • Healthcare services in Bangladesh

    ADB to give $110m more for health sector

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved additional loan financing of $110 million for a project on urban healthcare services in Bangladesh.

  • Woman, grandson drown

    A woman and her grandson drowned in a pond at Pachaniakandi village under Gopalganj municipality yesterday.

  • Schoolboy killed as trawlers collide

    A schoolboy drowned when three trawlers collided in the Kumar river at Bhanga bazar in Bhanga upazila under the district on Monday.

  • Agri officer found dead

    An agriculture officer was found hanging at his rented house at Amua village in Kathalia upazila under the district yesterday.

  • Missing man found dead

    Police recovered the body of a missing man from a pond in Dhuldi area under Sadar upazila on Monday.

  • Suspended govt official among 3 held with Yaba

    Police in a drive arrested three people, including a suspended government official and his wife, along with 1,000 pieces of Yaba tablets from Jashore town early yesterday.

  • 5 school kids hurt in roof collapse

    Five kids were injured as the roof of a primary school collapsed in Barguna's Amtali upazila yesterday.

  • Slum dwellers get potable water

    Thousands of slum people under Kurigram municipality are now getting potable water through overhead water tanks, thanks to the initiatives of Max Foundation, a Netherlands-based organisation.