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Sunday Night's Storm in Bay

45 fishermen missing as 19 trawlers capsize

At least 45 fishermen went missing as 19 trawlers capsized in the Bay during a storm on Sunday night. Our Patuakhali correspondent reported that 12 fishing trawlers with at least 30 fishermen on board capsized at Sonar Char point in the Bay, about 40-km from Kuakata beach, at around 10:30pm on Sunday. Ansar Uddin Mollah, president of Mohipur-Alipur Fishing Trawlers Owners Association, told this correspondent over cellphone that the fishing were caught in windstorm on the Bay and sank. Of the trawlers, one...

Big BR trees felled by looters in Pakshey

Big BR trees felled by looters in Pakshey

Criminals allegedly backed by a few local leaders of ruling Awami League (AL) looted eight big trees worth Tk 10 to 15 lakh around Pakshey divisional headquarters of Bangladesh Railway (BR) during the last three weeks, sources said. Visiting the spots, this correspondent saw marks of tree felling. Criminals cut down and dug out the...

Special 13-day Eid steamer services from July 24

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) has decided to arrange a 13-day long special steamer services adding five new vessels besides the ones on the regular services ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr to ensure safe and comfortable journey of the home-bound passengers. MA Matin, deputy general manager (commercial and passenger) of BIWTC, told this correspondent that the special steamer services on different river and coastal routes will begin on July 24 and continue until August 5. BIWTC stations at Barisal and Narayanganj have...

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Square pharma official killed Our Correspondent, Pabna Muggers killed an official of Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd in Shalaipur area under Sadar upazila early yesterday. The deceased is Md Anwar Hossain, 38, son of Abul Hossain of village Ekdanta in Atghoria upazila and a senior executive (production) of the pharmaceuticals. Locals said a gang killed Anwar at 12:30am when he was returning home from his office and took away his motorbike. Anwar's killers are local gang of muggers, said police.   BSF frees detained boy Our...

Published Date: July 21, 2014
Roadside trees felled on excuse of traffic safety

Roadside trees felled on excuse of traffic safety

The Roads and Highways (R&H) Department felled more than 100 trees on Barisal-Dhaka highway with an excuse for smooth traffic movement before and during Eid vacation. While visiting Barisal-Bhurghata portion of the highway recently, this correspondent found that the labourers employed by the R&H Department cut down the trees through trunks at many places...

Published Date: July 21, 2014
Moslemuddin's 'fruitful' venture

Moslemuddin's 'fruitful' venture

Moslemuddin of Heyali village in Sadullapur upazila under the district is now happy owner of a quality mango orchard, using the bank of his pond for the purpose. "After retirement from my service of the then BDR, I started mango plantation in 2002. I collected 26 varieties of quality mango saplings from different areas...

Onrush of Water from Upstream

Published Date: July 21, 2014
35 chars out of 90 in Lalmonirhat flooded

35 chars out of 90 in Lalmonirhat flooded

At least 35 out of 90 chars (landmasses emerged from riverbed)  of the Teesta River in the district got flooded due to onrush of water from upstream on Saturday evening. The worst affected areas include Char Quader, Char Maniram, and Char Kuchlibari under Patgram upazila; Char Gaddimari, Char Dawabari, Char Sindurna, Char Madhya Gaddimari,...

Sequel to Acid Attack

Published Date: July 21, 2014
20 hurt as AL factions in Kushtia clash again

At least 20 people, including a woman, were injured when police fired gunshots to disperse two clashing factions of ruling Awami League at Gopalpur village in Sadar upazila on Saturday night. Critically injured Mozammel Haq, 40, Beauty Khatun, 20, Ahmed Ali, 25, and Bisharat Ali were admitted to Kushtia Medical College Hospital.   At least four incidents of infighting occurred since July 6, as a sequel to previous enmity between the two groups, one led by Sawpon Biswas and the other...

Published Date: July 21, 2014
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Ex cops held on extortion charge Our Correspondent, Pabna Two former policemen were arrested at Talgasi Bazar in Shahzadpur upazila of Sirajganj district on Saturday on charge of collecting illegal toll from the traders. The arrestees are Abdul Hye Sarker, 68, former sub-inspector of Sirajganj district special branch and Ainul Haque, 50, former constable of the branch. Officer in-charge of Shahzadpur police station Hasan Shamim Iqbal said locals caught the duo around 6:00pm when they demanded Tk 20,000 from a number...

Published Date: July 20, 2014
Border killings to be reduced to zero level

Border killings to be reduced to zero level

Director General of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) DK Pathan yesterday said efforts would be taken to bring the killings on the Bangladesh-India border to zero level. He assured this during a courtesy meet with the BGB officials at Banglabandha Zero point of the border in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh district. After the meeting, Regional...