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A great escape

A great escape

Over 2500 home-bound passengers narrowly escaped a major blow yesterday when they were evacuated midway after a crack developed at the bottom of their triple deck launch in mid-Meghna yesterday. Crew of MV Karnafuli-1 were forced to anchor the vessel at a terminal at Kaliganj in Mehendiganj upazila around 1:30pm. At least 7/8 passengers sustained...

Heavenly site turns into safe haven for addicts

Heavenly site turns into safe haven for addicts

Historic Ramsagar, an ecological park maintained by the forest department at Tajpur village under Dinajpur Sadar upazila, has become a safe haven for drug addicts and gamblers, much to the nuisance of visitors especially ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr. Eight kilometres from Dinajpur town, the well known tourist spot comprises 146.44 acres of land, including...

Eid in 35 Patuakhali, Bhola villages today

Several thousand people of 35 villages in Patuakhali and Bhola districts will observe Eid-ul-Fitr today. More than 20,000 people of 25 villages under four upazilas in Patuakhali have completed all preparations to celebrate Eid, reports our correspondent.   Followers of Quaderia Tarika who go by the Saudi Arabian calendar for Islamic festivities are the main observers of the Eid, said Md Sultan Khan, a follower. The villages are Badarpur under Sadar upazila, South Devpur, Patua, Nishanbaria, Morichbunia, Safakhali, Ajimuddin, Tegachia, Chinkhola, Badurtali...

Eid's joy eludes victims of tidal surge, erosion

Eid's joy eludes victims of tidal surge, erosion

Eid-ul Fitr will not bring joy for several lakh victims of recent tidal surge that flooded over 100 villages in eight upazilas of the district. The affected people said that beyond the bare needs they cannot afford to buy extra goods under the present circumstance as they have lost their shelters, croplands and domestic...

Disgruntled BCL job seekers lock office

A group of job seekers yesterday locked the civil surgeon (CS) office, demanding cancellation of the recently published results of the selected candidates for jobs in different posts in the CS office. Around 40-50 people, mostly BCL men, gathered in front of the office in the town at around 9:30am and locked the main entrance to the CS office, alleging that the staff recruitment process was unfair. “The process of hiring staff for the CS office was not fair,” said BCL...

Bogra businessman rescued, 3 arrested

Detective Branch (DB) Police yesterday rescued a businessman eight hours into his abduction and arrested three people in the district town on Saturday night. Abdur Razzak, 67, son of Nakib Uddin Mondal of Hat Phulbari village in Shariakandi upazila, also a food importer was abducted from Borogola area of the town around 10:00am. Police quoted victim's family members as saying that Nakib came to visit his son-in-law in Borogola area of the town around 10:30am. In the area, a woman called...

Likhon Murder

36 sued in Bogra

Thirty-six people have been sued on charge of killing local Jubo League leader Golam Hafiz Likhon. Deceased's wife Hasina Hafiz Hira filed the murder case with Shajahanpur police station on Saturday. The accused include former official of Jubok Housing Ltd Shahanara Mukti, Rigan Hossain, 24, Shohel Rana, 32, Mahamud Hasan, 30, son of Belayat Hossain of Chawk Lokman area, Asfia Begum, 43, wife of Abul Kalam Azad and Khandakar Sagor Mia, 32, son of Mosharaf Hossian. Of them, prime accused Rigan is...

Published Date: July 27, 2014
'Eid special surprise' for VGF card holders

'Eid special surprise' for VGF card holders

Issuance of new VGF cards by Dinajpur municipality to provide only 3kg of rice instead of 10kg against each card under Eid special programme has surprised the beneficiaries. According to the district relief and rehabilitation officials, 1,860.580 tonnes of rice have been allocated to distribute among 1,85,058 poor families in the district and each...

Published Date: July 27, 2014
Rivers, canals in Bagerhat dying because of silt

With drastic fall in the levels of  waters, most rivers and canals flowing through the district have gathered silt and running dry affecting agriculture and ecology. The rivers and canals are also losing navigability for emergence of shoals due to accumulation of silt hampering smooth movement of vessels in dry season. Talking to the news agency, M Mainuddin, executive director of Water Development Board (WDB), Bagerhat, said due to impact of climatic change, water flow in the rivers declined and silt...

Erosion in 2 Gaibandha Upazilas

Published Date: July 27, 2014
Jamuna devours 300 homesteads in 3 days

Jamuna devours 300 homesteads in 3 days

Erosion by the River Jamuna took an alarming turn in three days, from Thursday devouring over 300 homesteads in different areas of Phulchhari and Shaghata upazilas. The worst affected areas are Balashi Ghat, Kalasona, Uriya and Singria in Phulchhari upazila, Gobindi and Haldia in Shaghata upazila. The erosion-hit people, who took shelter on roads and...