LAXMIPUR: Around 15,000 farmers of Char Alekgander in Ramgati Upazila under Laxmipur district have benefited greatly as the local sluice gate, which had long been lying shut due to influence of some local influential people, has reopened recently. Char Alekgander UP Chairman AKM Ahmed Ullah Maznu said, “Now the farmers here can cultivate crops on their lands which had long been lying uncultivated due to closure of the sluice gate”. According to sources, the local influential quarters had forced the authorities concerned to stop operating the sluice gate due to their fish cultivation there. The closure of... more ›
GOPALGANJ: At least four people were killed and six others injured in separate incidents of lightning in Gopalganj district on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Paritush, 50, of Khulna, Boshar Gazi, 25, of Satkhira, Sajib Sheikh, 17, and Piyush Banerjee, 33, of Tungipara upazila. Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge Zakir Hossain Molla said Paritush and Bosahr Gazi had died as lightning had struck them while they had been reaping paddy in the field. On the other hand Piyush and Sajib were killed as lightning struck them while they were working in the field. Six people were also injured in lightning in separate incidents in three upazilas. The injured were admitted... more ›
Chauddagram Upazila (COMILLA district) with an area of 268.48 sq km, is bounded by COMILLA SADAR upazila on the north, FENI SADAR and DAGANBHUIYAN upazilas on the south, Tripura State of India on the east, NANGALKOT and LAKSHAM upazilas on the west. Main rivers are Dakatia and Kakari. Amandanga Shalban (shorea forest), Dhal Samudra (marsh land) and four canals (20 miles length) are noted in the upazila. Chauddagram (Town) consists of 6 mouzas. The area of the town is 5.06 sq km. The town has a population of 10822; male 53.83%, female 46.17%; population density is 2138 per sq... more ›
At least four people were killed in road accidents in Moulvibazar, Jhenidah and Lalmonirhat districts on Thursday. Moulvibazar correspondent reports: Two people were killed in a road accident in Motiganj Bazar area in Sreemangal upazila of Moulvibazar district on Thursday noon. The deceased were identified as Abdul Mannan, 31, son of Yusuf Mollah of Norail and Shihab Uddin, 24, son of Mokaddes Mollah of Jessore district. Witnesses said a fish-loaded truck had crashed into a roadside tree as its driver lost control over the steering on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway amid heavy rainfall around 12.00 pm, leaving the two dead on the spot. Jhenidah correspondent reports: An employee of Mobarakganj Sugar Mill... more ›
THAKURGAON: Robbers looted a jewellery shop after creating panic by exploding bombs in Bazar Para area of the district town on Wednesday night. Witnesses said a gang of robbers numbering 6-7 on a microbus came in front of the jewellery shop named ‘Khoaja Gini House’ beside the office of the district police super at about 10:00pm and threw four crude bombs in front of the shop. As the bombs went off, people rushed in panic. The robbers entered the jewellery shop, took its employees hostage at gunpoint and looted 350 tolas of gold ornaments. The gang ran away with the booty exploding 4-5 more bombs there. — UNB
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