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Dinajpur

Road crashes kill 9 in 3 dists

Road crashes kill 9 in 3 dists

Nine people, including two members of a family and a couple, were killed and five injured in separate road accidents in Chittagong, Sirajganj and Dinajpur today. Among the deceased, three including two schoolgirls were killed in Chittagong and as many in Sirajganj, report our district correspondents.   Three motorcycle riders including a couple were killed...

Body of abducted schoolboy found in Dinajpur

Body of abducted schoolboy found in Dinajpur

The body of a schoolboy was recovered in Dinajpur Sadar upazila early today four days after he was abducted allegedly for Tk 50 lakh ransom. Saiyadul Mursalin, 14, was a class IX student of Cheradangi High School in the upazila, reports our Dinajpur correspondent. Police detained five people in connection with the abduction and murder. Informed by locals, police recovered the body of Mursalin with his hands and legs tied up from a paddy field at Mohabbatpur Purbopara village around 3:30am, police said. Mursalin might has been strangulated to death, they said. The boy remained missing from the village from Thursday afternoon, said the victim’s father Moksedul, who is a deed writer at Dinajpur...

Good yield brings smile to summer tomato farmers

Good yield brings smile to summer tomato farmers

Expected yield of summer tomato coupled with its good prices brings smile to the farmers in the district this season, especially against the backdrop of losses last year. Farmers cultivated summer tomato on around 2,000 hectares of land in the district this year, said sources of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in Dinajpur. Of...

Tagore birth anniversary celebrated in Dinajpur

The 153rd birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore was celebrated on Thursday in Dinajpur with a discussion and cultural programme.  Dinajpur unit Jatiya Rabidra Sangeet Sammilon Parishad (JRSSP) organised the programme, titled, “Rabindra Mela” at Dinajpur Shilpakala Academy.  The programme started with lighting candles, followed by a choral Tagore song performed by 153 singers, including children.  Later, artistes of the Dinajpur cultural organisation performed songs, recitation and dances. A discussion followed. At the discussion the speakers described Tagore as a multi-talented personality...

BSF kills 1 in Joypurhat

BSF kills 1 in Joypurhat

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a Bangladeshi cattle trader inside the Indian territory opposite to Hatkhola frontier in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat early today. The victim is Md Jony Islam, 20, son of Anwar Hossain of Shrimantopur village in the upazila, reports our Dinajpur correspondent quoting Lt Col Abdul Razzak Tarafdar, commanding...

Rail links thru Bangabandhu bridge resumes

Rail links thru Bangabandhu bridge resumes

Train communication of Dhaka with northern and southern districts, which remained suspended since last night following a train derailment on the Bangabandhu bridge, was restored this evening. The communications were resumed around 5:00pm today, reports our Tangail correspondent. Mahbubul Haque, the chief engineer, came up with the assurance while visiting the spot on Monday morning. Two...

Polls in 81 Upazilas Today

Tension runs high this time

Tension runs high this time

Eighty-one upazila parishads go to polls today amid tension over continued violence during the electioneering in some areas, which bodes ill for a peaceful voting atmosphere. In the previous two phases of the polls last month, the ruling Awami League men's unruly activities, including snatching of ballot papers and capturing of polling stations during...

Three in one

Three in one

A locally manufactured harvester in Dinajpur proves to be an all-in-one device, while the cost is relatively low. Anwar Hossain, a 51-year old quack at Dakkhin Basudevpur village under Phulbari upazila, designed the machine that can harvest, thresh and pack paddy or wheat simultaneously. The machine, which requires only a driver and an operator, can...

Rising slowly against fear

Rising slowly against fear

As the night thickened and numbing cold began to set in, 29-year-old Liton Kanta Roy took his blanket and a small torch to join a voluntary patrol team at Telipara, home to 150 Hindu families. The three-member team, two of them carrying bows and arrows, passed through narrow passages beside mud-and-bamboo-cane-built houses that sit...

18-year-old girl burnt by stalkers

18-year-old girl burnt by stalkers

A college girl sustained severe burns after stalkers allegedly set her on fire in her sleep at Chandipur village of Dinajpur's Hakimpur upazila in the early hours of Friday. She was rushed to Joypurhat Modern Hospital in a critical state and is currently undergoing treatment there. The victim has been identified as Jolly Akter, 18,...

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