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Solar-powered dug-wells bring hopes to drought-prone BD people

Naogaon, May 26 – The phrase ‘drought-prone region’ to describe a cluster of districts in Bangladesh’s north sounds almost benign, and hardly captures the perpetual hardships of people engaged in a daily battle for water, the other name of life. The paucity of water also makes it extremely difficult for farming or any form of agriculture to thrive in the ... Read More »

One killed, two hurt in Sherpur nor’wester

A man was killed while his wife and son were injured as a nor’wester hit Shibbari and other three villages in Nakla upazila here on early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Billal Hossain, 42, son of Azgor Ali of the village. Md Jahidur Rahman, Nakla upazila nirbahi officer said, on information, they visited the area and gave Tk 10,000 ... Read More »

Jute harvesting goes in full swing in Manikganj

Manikganj Correspondent Harvesting of jute is now going in full swing in all the seven upazilas of the district in the current season. Sources with the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said cultivators this year are not facing the usual problem of jute rotting due to adequate waters in ditches, canals and many jute fields. The sources said the target ... Read More »

Shariatpur Shishu Paribar grip of multifarious problems in Shariatpur

Sarkari Shishu Paribar (Government Orphanage) in Shariatpur is not doing well, being in the grip of multifarious problems, including poor infrastructure, irregularities, inadequate fund and manpower shortage. Despite declaring the Sishu Paribar building risky for use five years ago, the young orphans are forced to reside here. Sources at the Sishu Paribar said the post of the superintendent for managing ... Read More »

Islamic Foundation distributes Zakat in Narsingdi

 Narsingdi Correspondent Islamic Foundation Narsingdi unit distributed Zakat materials and cheques worth Tk 10,18,127 from government Zakat fund among 155 destitute men, women and poor students of the district. Deputy Commissioner Abu Hena Morshed Zaman distributed the Zakat in a simple function held at his office conference room on Wednesday. With Deputy Director, Islamic Foundation Narsingdi Mohammad Abu Taher Siddique ... Read More »

Night guard hacked dead in Comilla

Comilla – A night guard was hacked to death by a gang of unidentified miscreants inside a brickfield at Shambakshi in Sadar Dakshin upazila on Friday night.The deceased was identified as Abdul Bashar, 30, son of late Siddiq Miah, a resident of Ballabhpur village in the same upazila. Read More »

4 JMB suspects held in Bogra

Bogra  – Police arrested four people including a muezzin over suspicion of their involvement with banned militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Power House residential area in the district town on Thursday.A team of police raided at the area and arrested Abdul Mazid, 55,muezzin of Power Development Board Jam-e-Mosque, hailing from Comilla district, his two sons Mujahideen, 28, Abdul Muhith, ... Read More »

BNP leader found dead in Bogra

Bogra  – A local BNP leader was found dead at an Eidgah at Baghopara Uttarpara village in Sadar upazila on Friday.Informed by locals, police recovered the body of Nizam Uddin Paikar,55, vice-president of no 9 ward unit of BNP in Gokul union parishad and son of Yaj Paiker of Baghopara Uttarpara village, around 11 am and sent it to Bogra ... Read More »

7 held over Sholakia terrorist attack

Kishoreganj  – Police arrested seven suspects in connection with Thursday’s terrorist attack near Sholakia Eidgah in Sadar upazila from different parts of the district on Thursday night.The incident left four people, including two policemen, one women and one suspected attacker, killed and 12 others injured. Read More »

Mustafizur’s cousin electrocuted in Satkhira

Satkhira  – The Eid celebrations for Bangladesh’s cuter master Mustafizur Rahman and his family turned sour as one of his cousins was electrocuted at their house of Tetulia village in Kaliganj upazila on Thursday morning.The deceased was identified as Motahar Hossain, 28, son of Mustafizur’ s paternal uncle late Momin Gazi of the village. Read More »

Youth found dead in Bagerhat

Bagerhat  – An unidentified young man was found dead at a fish enclosure near Belai Bridge on Khulna-Mongla highway in Rampal upazila on Wednesday.Informed by locals, police recovered the body of the young man aged about 30 from the fish enclosure owned by a Jubo League leader around 10 am and sent it to sadar hospital morgue for autopsy, said ... Read More »

One killed as fire breaks out in Bagerhat

Bagerhat – A man was burnt to death as a fire broke out at a apparel store at Kapuria Patti in Morelganj upazila early Tuesday. Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Officer-in-charge of Morelganj Police Station Tarok Biswas said the fire erupted at Sunmoon Garments of Kapuria Patti at about 4am and soon engulfed adjoining three shops. Read More »

AL leader shot dead in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar  – A local Awami League leader was shot to death by miscreants at the Sonadia Island in Maheshkhali upazila early Monday.The deceased was identified as Abdul Karim alias Nagu Member, 55, a member of Kutubjum union parishad (UP) and also president of the union unit AL. Read More »

Youth stabbed dead in Barguna

Barguna  – A college student was stabbed to death at Ghotbaria area of Keorabunia union parishad (UP) in Sadar upazila on Sunday afternoon over a trifling matter.he deceased was identified as Sohel, 22, son of Altaf of the area and a final year student of Kolapara Poly Technique Institute. Read More »

Hindu priest stabbed in Satkhira, Ld

Satkhira  -When the entire nation is passing through a nerve-racking situation as regards the terrorist attack on the Gulshan restaurant, a Hindu priest of a local temple came under a machete attack by unknown assailants at Bajuadanga village in Sadar upazila early Saturday. Read More »

Minor boy drowns in Jessore

Benapole – A minor boy drowned in a water-filled hole at Ichhapur village in Chowgachha upazila of Jessore district on Saturday morning.The deceased was identified as Ashiqur Rahman,2, son of Rashedul Islam, a resident of the village.   Read More »

Grocer stabbed dead in Tangail

Tangail – A grocer was stabbed to death by some miscreants at Baghil Bazar in Sadar upazila on Thursday night.Nazmul Haq Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Tangail Model Police Station, said a group of miscreants swooped on Abdus Sabur, 30, a grocery shop owner and son of Abdus Sattar, when he reached in front of Baghil KK High School in the village around ... Read More »

1 killed in AL’s internal clash in Magura

Magura – A man was killed and 10 others injured in a clash between two groups of Awami League in Digha union of Mohammadpur upazila on Thursday night over establishing supremacy.The deceased was identified as Akbar Hossain, 65, a resident of the union.Sudharshan Kumar Roy, assistant superintendent of police, Magura, said there had been a long standing dispute between former union ... Read More »

‘Criminal’ beaten dead by mob in Barguna

Barguna – An alleged criminal was beaten to death in an attack by a mob in Bakultali area of Betagi upazila on Thursday.Police said Suman, a criminal on their list and son of Hakim Thikadar of Charcolony area in the district town, along with his associates stormed a house in the area and stabbed two of its inmates indiscriminately, leaving them ... Read More »

4 found dead in 3 dists

Dhaka  – Four people including a woman were found dead separately in Jessore, Rajshahi and Bogra districts on Wednesday.In Bogra, the throat-slit body of a private car driver, Ripon Ahmed,35, son of Abdus Sattar of Namuza Sonapur area of the district town,was found dead from under a culvert at Shalikha village in Shahjahanpur upazila on Wednesday morning. Read More »

3 held with VoIP equipment in M’singh

Mymensingh – Police in a drive arrested three people along with huge VoIP equipment, SIM cards from Sankipara Nayan Moni Market area in the district town on Wednesday night.Tipped off, a team of police raided at the house of one Jahirul Islam, 20, in the area around 11 pm and recovered huge VoIP equipment, a number of SIM cards and ... Read More »

Couple found dead in Khagrachhari

Khagrachhari – A couple was found dead near a lake at Paipa in Matiranga upazila here on Wednesday.Local people spotted the bodies of Enamul Haq, 45 and his wife Parvin Akther, 35, in the area in the morning and informed police. Read More »

‘Robber’ killed in mob beating in Gazipur

Gazipur  – A suspected robber was beaten to death and two others injured in a mob attack while they were fleeing after a robbery attempt in Pubail College Gate area of the city on Tuesday night.Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Mobarak Hossain, in-charge of Pubail Police Camp, said a gang of robbers, numbering 15-20, stormed into an ... Read More »

15 Jamaat-Shibir men held in C’nawabganj

Chapainawabganj – Police in a drive arrested 15 leaders and activists of Jamaat-Shibir from Benipur village in Nachole upazila on Tuesday evening.Being tipped off that a group of leaders and activists of Jamaat-Shibir were planning to carry out subversive activities in Nachole upazila, a team of police conducted a drive at Benipur village around 6pm, said officer-in-charge of Nachole Police ... Read More »