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Indigenous fishes now dear as most are disappering

Indigenous fishes now dear as most are disappering

Fishes of indigenous species are selling at high rates because of their high demand in the local markets. Many of these fishes are about to be extinct because of which many kids today know them in their names only, elderly locals said. Just a few years back, Lalmonirhat people could taste the indigenous fishes like...

12 arrested while going to Malaysia by sea illegally

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard arrested 12 Bangladeshis from Jadimora area of Teknaf upazila on Wednesday night, while they were trying to leave for Malaysia by sea illegally. During the drive around 10:45 at night, a suspected broker, identified as Shafiqul Islam, a resident of Teknaf upazila, was also arrested from the area. The victims are Jasim Uddin, 22, Didarul Islam, 30, Tota Mia, 20, Shamsul Alam, 30, Mokhtar Hossain, 15, Babul Mia, 35, Kamruzzaman, 25, Sadil Islam, 35, Lutfar Rahman,...

Restaurant owner beaten to death

A restaurant owner was beaten to death at Mahalbari village in Ranishankoil upazila of the district on Wednesday night. The deceased was Ekramul Haque Khan, 50, owner of Dibanishi Restaurant at Mahalbari Bazar under the same upazila. Local people said, Ekramul's grand daughter Tusrat Jahan Nishi, a Class II student at a local primary school, with several other local minor girls had been taking lesson from Habibullah Al Habib, Imam of Mahalbari mosque. Ekramul called Habibullah on Tuesday night at his restaurant...

Sequel To Clashes In Bhola

Transport strike demanding ban on illegal 3-wheelers

Transport strike demanding ban on illegal 3-wheelers

Bus and motor owners and workers in the district have enforced an indefinite strike on 13 routes of the district, demanding punishment of culprits who attacked and injured bus workers and damaged  vehicles in Charfassion upazila on Wednesday afternoon. The strike began on Wednesday evening immediately after a decision at an emergency meeting of...

Gang-rape In Jessore

Accused Raju, four accomplices yet to be arrested

A rape case was filed against five people, including Raju alias 'Hatkata' Raju, for raping a young girl after tying her cousin with a tree in Navaron area under Sharsha upazila on Tuesday night. Ali Hossain, cousin of the victim, who was accompanying her on the fateful night, filed the case with Sharsha police station on Wednesday night, accusing notorious Raju and four of his accomplices. Meanwhile, the medical test of the rape victim was conducted at Jessore Medical College Hospital...

Boy drowns in pond

A minor boy drowned in a pond at Paschim Bamna village under Chinaduly union in Islampur upazila of the district yesterday morning. The deceased is Tanjimul Islam, 5, son of Badsha Mia of the village. Locals said Badsha along with his son went to his paddy field in the village. Tanjimul was playing alone near a pond while his father was at work. Meantime, the boy fell into the pond and drowned.

Hartal protesting arrest of alleged Yaba trader

Hartal protesting arrest of alleged Yaba trader

Traders observed a half-day hartal at Ulania Bazar in Galachipa upazila of the district yesterday, protesting arrest of a shop owner on Tuesday. Rab personnel arrested Obaidul Haque Khokon, a medicine shop owner of the bazaar, at around 7:00pm for his alleged involvement in Yaba trading. Rab claimed that they found 98 pieces of Yaba...

All For Love Marriage

Tortured by 'in-laws', Monir is now in hospital, handcuffed

Brutally tortured allegedly by in-laws for love marriage, car driver Monir Hossen is going through an ordeal as the torturers, who caused serious damage to his eyes, a leg and a hand at Isalia village in Jhalakathi Sadar on October 13, also filed a 'false' arms case against him. Police brought the victim, Monir Hossen, 24, son of Md Munsur Ali of Angaria in Rajapur upazila, to Jhalakathi Sadar police station from Barisal Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital yesterday evening. That time...

Madrasa kid caned for truanting hospitalised

Madrasa kid caned for truanting hospitalised

A 10-year-old madrasa boy who was caned mercilessly just for truanting last Sunday is groaning in pain at Pabna Medical College and Hospital. “Azmain Amin Ceaser, a Class III student at Saad Nurani Pre-cadet School, still suffers from the trauma,” said Dr Jahedi Hasan Rumi, physician of Orthopedic department at the hospital. Shimul Hossain Mona,...

Boy dies while imitating suicide acting

A minor boy was killed allegedly as he hanged himself with a ceiling fan to imitate a suicide scene in a Bangla movie shown on television in Jagannathpur upazila of Sunamganj district on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Helim, 12, son of Helal Mia of Shibashram village in the upazila. Helim along with his parents used to live at a rented house at Jalalpur village in Jagannathpur municipality area. Mother of the deceased Helana Begum said Helim used to watch television...

3 Bangladeshi teens jailed in India for 3 years back home

Three Bangladeshi teenagers, including a girl, returned home through Benapole check post on Wednesday after serving three years jail in India. Indian police handed them over to Benapole immigration police at night. The returnees were identified as a 15-year-old girl of Sharsha upazila in Jessore, Soyeb Ali, 17, son of Amir, a resident of Kalia upazila in Narail district, and Samrat, 17, son of Sagor Miah, of Rasulpur in Barisal district. Monir Hossain, officer in-charge of Benapole check post immigration police, said...

Two women murdered

A pregnant woman was killed in a clash between two groups of villagers at Dashghar village in Bishwanath upazila on Wednesday night. The deceased is Roksana Begum, 26, wife of Matiur Rahman of the village. Locals said, there had been a longstanding dispute between Sadiqur Rahman Furali, father of Matiur Rahman, and Nur Ali of the village over the ownership of a piece of land. Following an altercation between the men of Furali and Nur Ali over the issue in the evening,...

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Wall collapse kills 2 Our Correspondent, Kushtia Two members of a family were killed as a wall collapsed on them at Doribila village in Sreepur upazila of Magura district yesterday. The deceased are Sirajul Islam, 55, and his younger brother's wife Lovely Khatun, 45, of the village. Awlad Hossain, OC of Sreepur PS, said a brick wall of their kitchen fell on the two when Sirajul along with four construction workers was repairing the rain-soaked wall around 9:30am, leaving Lovely dead...