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Criminal killed in Jessore ‘shootout’

Criminal killed in Jessore ‘shootout’

A criminal was killed in a “shootout” with police in Sharsha upazila of Jessore early today. The deceased is Anisur Rahman, son of Wazir Rahman of Baliadanga village in Satkhira Sadar upazila, reports our Benapole correspondent. He was accused in at least 12 cases filed with different police stations for possessing firearms and explosives, vandalism,...

Jessore outlaw killed in gunfight with rivals

Jessore outlaw killed in gunfight with rivals

An activist of outlawed Biplobi Communist Party was killed in a gunfight between two rival groups in Abhoynagar upazila of Jessore early today. The deceased was identified as Siraj Akonji, 40, son of Afsar Akonji of Subrara village in the upazila. A team of police raided the village around 12:15am after receiving information that a...

10 killed as bus hits tree in Jessore

10 killed as bus hits tree in Jessore

At least 10 people were killed and 16 injured as a bus hit a roadside tree in Jhikorgachha upazila of Jessore this morning. Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, reports our Jessore correspondent quoting Reshma Sharmin, assistant superintendent of police (Sadar) of the district. A bus of Shohagh Paribahan dashed a tree...

Bangladeshi beaten dead by BSF in Jessore

Bangladeshi beaten dead by BSF in Jessore

A Bangladeshi cattle trader was beaten to death by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Putkhali border in Sharsha upazila of Jessore early today. Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately, reports our Benapole correspondent. Subedar Alauddin, in-charge of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) battalion-23 of Putkhali camp, said BSF troops of Angrail camp...

7 killed in road crash

Seven people were killed and three others injured in a road accident on Khulna-Jessore highway in Abhaynagar Upazila of Jessore yesterday. The accident occurred when a Khulna-bound jute-laden truck lost control and collided head on with a Jessore-bound three-wheeler human haulier near Ahad Cement Factory at Rajghat around 7:30am. All were the passengers of the three-wheeler. Three were killed on the spot while the four others died at Abhaynagar Upazila Health Complex, reports our district correspondent. The injured were taken to...

7 killed in Jessore road crash

7 killed in Jessore road crash

At least seven people were killed and three others injured as a truck rammed a human hauler on Khulna-Jessore highway in Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore this morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, reports our Jessore correspondent quoting Reshma Sharmin, assistant superintendent of police in Jessore. The accident took place when...

Drug peddler killed in Jessore ‘gunfight’

Drug peddler killed in Jessore ‘gunfight’

A drug peddler was killed and at least two police constables were injured during a “gunfight” with police at Kotwali Model Police Station in Jessore early today. The deceased was identified as Abu Taher, 40, son of late Sona Ullah, a resident of Jhumjhumpur area in the town, reports our Jessore correspondent quoting Iafiqul...

Jute mill worker shot dead in Jessore

Jute mill worker shot dead in Jessore

A jute mill worker was shot dead by some miscreants at Barandipara in Jessore Sadar upazila this afternoon. Hafizur Rahman, 22, was a worker of Ahad Jute Mills. Md Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said a scuffle took place between two groups of workers over establishing supremacy at the mill in the morning. Following...

Nishinath Tola festival observed in Narail

Nishinath Tola festival observed in Narail

A tradition of about two hundred years, the Nishinath Tola festival has been observed recently at Nishinath Tola temple premises in Narail Municipality area under Sadar upazila in the district. The festival began on first day of the Bangla month Boishakh and was conclude in the last day of Boishakh. Hundreds of Hindu...

59pc employers reluctant to hire marginalised women

More than half the employers in the private sector believe marginalised women and physically-challenged people are less productive than men, a Swisscontact study has revealed. Employers consider them a risk to profitability and remain reluctant to hire them, according to the study. Around 59 percent of employers do not want to hire the marginalised women because it might hinder profitability and sustainability of the institutions, said Tasmiah Tabassum Rahman, communications manager of Swisscontact, a Zurich-headquartered nongovernmental organisation working in Bangladesh. Around 260...

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