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Cashing in on woes of poor, ignorant villagers

Cashing in on woes of poor, ignorant villagers

Bizarre treatments like casting spell to drive away evil spirit and cure serious diseases, continue in rural areas as a section of people, especially poor and simple-minded ones, depend on such unscientific methods. College student Md Rasel died on Tuesday night while undergoing so called supernatural treatment at the house of Abdul Mannan of...

Stop these lawbreakers

Stop these lawbreakers

Thousands of unregistered motorcycles, often marked with writings like urgent electricity, cable TV service, police, village police, journalist, on test etc are running in six upazilas under the district, thanks to the lax vigilance by law enforcers. The practice continues for years, causing huge revenue losses to the government, in addition to posing serious...

25 murdered in Joypurhat in 8 months till Aug 23

Twenty-five people have been murdered in different incidents in Joypurhat district in eight months (December 21, 2013 to August 23 this year), according to cases filed with the police stations. Of them, six were murdered in December last year, two in January, three in February, four in April, four in July, three until August 23, while one each was murdered in March, May, and June. AK Azad, a night guard of a private firm was stabbed to death by a gang...

One Month Over

Kidnapped girl's family alleges police reluctance

Family members have alleged that police were showing reluctance to arrest the abductors of a female student of Rangpur Polytechnic Institute, a month into the incident. On July 25, a gang of stalkers abducted the 16-year-old girl hailed from Chirirbandar upazila in the district. Although an abduction case was filed against five people on July 27, police were yet to rescue the girl and arrest the kidnappers, said the victim's father. The accused are Md Abdur Razzak, 20, son of late Khuchur...

AL man shoots easy bike driver, hospitalises him

An easy bike driver was critically injured as a local Awami League leader shot him following an altercation over fare in Cox's Bazar municipality area early yesterday. Police arrested Sona Ali, president of Shahpari union unit of AL under Teknaf upazila, in connection with the shooting. The injured, Sultan Ahmed, 30, was rushed to Cox's Bazar General Hospital and then shifted to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) as his condition deteriorated. Witnesses said Sona Ali engaged in an altercation with Sultan...

As WDB Says 'Sorry'

Villagers themselves try to save themselves

Villagers themselves try to save themselves

Villagers have at last built 13 structures on the dyke by piling bamboos to save themselves from erosion by the river Dharla at Etapota under Mogholhat union in Sadar upazila. The Water Development Board (WDB) provide only technical support during building the structures. Locals said, as the WDB did not respond to the appeal for...

Rice Mills in Populated Area

DoE suspends operation after HC issues order

The Department of Environment (DoE) on Sunday suspended operation of 11 automatic rice mills set up in a densely populated area under Dinajpur municipality, as the High Court earlier issued an order to the effect.    The rice mills set up at Uttar Goshaipur village under Dinajpur municipality had been causing environment pollution by emitting huge quantity of ashes, carbon, creating pollution, affecting the surrounding water bodies with factory wastes, much to the suffering of nearly 5,000 residents of the area.  The...

Netrakona

Erosion renders 1200 families homeless

Erosion by the rivers Someshwari,Ubdakhali and Dhanu in the last one week rendered at least 1200 families homeless and devoured more than 400 homesteads and 1,200 acres of cropland in the district. Heavy rainfall and water from upstream in the last few days swelled River Ubdakhali, rendering over 300 families homeless and eroding more than 50 houses and 200 acres of cultivable land at Montola and Ishobpur villages in Kalmakanda upazila, said local WDB sources.  Meanwhile, erosion by the River Someshwari...

Girl raped, its video uploaded on internet

Police arrested a youth at Deuti Bazar in Pirgachha upazila of Rangpur district on Wednesday on charge of raping a teenage girl and uploading its video on the internet, reports our correspondent. When the girl came to know that her video was uploaded on internet, she tried to commit suicide on Tuesday. The arrestee is Fuad Mian, 30, son of Tyab Ali of Dulal village and father of a child. He is also the owner of a computer composing shop in...

BSF tortures Bangladeshi

A Bangladeshi cattle trader was brutally tortured allegedly by the members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) near Agrabhulat frontier in Benapole early yesterday. Victim Abdul Malek, 35, son of Arshad Ali of Agrabhulat village in Sharsha upazila of Jessore, is now undergoing treatment at Bongaon Hospital in Pashchimbanga of Indian in critical condition. Lt Col Abdur Rahim, commanding officer of 23 BGB Battalion, said a group of cattle traders while returning home from India around 5:00am were chased by BSF...

Banker killed in Sylhet

Police recovered the body of a private bank official cut into two pieces from Moglabazar level crossing in Dakkhin Surma upazila on Tuesday night, hours after he had gone missing. The deceased was identified as Samarendra Chandra Deb, a senior officer at the Beanibazar branch of Prime Bank. He hailed from Hajiganj village in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar district. Officer-in-charge of Beanibazar Police Station Abul Kalam Azad said Samarendra might have committed suicide. Local sources said Samarendra, father of two children, had been...

Muggers loot bKash money

Muggers looted about Tk six lakh from two staffs of Brahmanbaria bKash distribution house after injuring one in the town yesterday. The victims are Ataur Rahman Junayed, 25, and Musa Al Ashari, 25. Of them, Junayed sustained stab injuries in the left hand. Musa said, he and Junayed were going to distribute money to their clients and businessmen in Sadar upazila at 10:30am. “When we reached Niaz Muhammod Stadium point on Kautoli road in the town, a gang of three youths attacked...

Snippets

Teenage boy beaten to death Our Correspondent, Dinajpur A teenage-boy was beaten to death allegedly by some locals in Khetlal upazila of Joypurhat on Wednesday night.  The deceased is Panna Mia, 19, son of Mukul Hossain, of Fakirpara village of the same upazila. Police said, a group of people of Bhashila village caught Panna on suspicion of burglary at a roadside shop around 11:30pm and beat him mercilessly. Being informed, police rescued him and rushed him to Khetlal Upazila Health Complex...