A pick-up van driver was dead and at least six people were injured in a collision between two ferries – Begum Rokeya and Sufia Kamal – on Shimulia-Majhikandi route in the river Padma in Shariatpur’s Jajira upazila early today.
A worker of the Padma bridge project was arrested in Shariatpur allegedly for making TikTok videos and spreading propaganda against the bridge.
A 35-year-old man in Shariatpur reportedly fled his house after his samples were collected to test for Covid-19, three days before his test results comes back positive for the virus.
Shariatpur district will be under lockdown for an indefinite period from 6:00pm today to contain the spread of coronavirus.
A 34-year-old man dies from breathing complication while undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of Shariatpur Sadar Hospital.
A local Jubo League leader is hacked to death by miscreants in Naria upazila of Shariatpur.
At least 25 people were injured, 25 shops damaged and a hospital vandalised in separate clashes involving Awami League men in Shariatpur and Laxmipur in the last two days.
Twenty-eight students fell ill and were traumatised as a schoolteacher reportedly forced them to drink drain water as punishment at Zajira in Shariatpur on Wednesday.