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Ferry capsized with vehicles in Kacha river of Pirojpur

  

Pns, Barisal: A passenger bus and two trucks went under water when a ferry capsized in Kacha river of Pirojpur district.Sources said that the vehicles carrying ferry sank after a sand carrying vessel collided with the only ferry plying on the Bekutia-Kumirmara route of Barisal-Pirojpur-Khulna on Tuesday night. However, no causalities were reported after the incident.Kawkhali police station officer-in-charge (OC) Monirul Ahsan said that fire service, civil defense, police, coast...

Arms factory found in Mymensingh home

  

Pns, Mymensingh: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-14 on Wednesday said they have busted an arms making factory in Akua Nasirabad area of Mymensingh district town.The law enforcers detained two people named Sohel and Arman.Meanwhile, four pistols, seven rounds of bullets, arms making equipments were seized from the spot.The raid occurred early on Wednesday at a building owned by Moinuddin Ahmed in the Milonbag area of the district town, said RAB-14 Commanding Officer Lt Col Shariful...

AL leader slaughtered to death in Satkhira

  

Pns: Unknown miscreants killed a local leader of Awami League (AL) by slitting his throat at Koikhali Beribadh area of Ashashuni upazila in Satkhira on Sunday night.The deceased was identified as Solaiman Gazi, son of late Mokched Ali, general secretary of ward no. 9 unit of AL under the Nolta union of Kaliganj upazila.Locals said, Solaiman was playing Carrom at Chak bazar at night and after getting a phone call he left the spot. Later, local people found him dead near Chak bazar...

AL groups clash in Azimpur, torch motorcycles

  

Pns: Two different groups of the ruling party Awami League clashed in Dhaka’s Azimpur on Thursday noon (Nov 16).The clash caused arson and vandalism along with an hour-long chaos in the area. At least three motorcycles were torched near Azimpur bus stand and several others vandalised.The clash broke out in front of Pearl Harbor community center in Azimpur while police had to fire a few rounds of tear cells and blank shots to control the situation.According to sources and...

Eid holidaymakers leave Dhaka in thousands

  

Pns: As yesterday was the last workday for employees and officials of government, semi-government and private offices before the Eid-ul-Azha, city dwellers started leaving for their respective village homes in their thousands to celebrate the festival with their near and dear ones, reports UNB. More holidaymakers, mostly businessmen and employees of shopping malls and markets, will leave Dhaka by tonight. Masudur said some 60 lakh city dwellers are expected to leave Dhaka for...

Pedestrian killed as tornado hits Ctg

  

Pns:A man was killed and two others were injured as a tin made house was blown off and fell on them during a tornado in Fisharighat area in the city on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Russel Dey, 33, son of Ranjit Dey of Bhatikhail area of Patiya upazila and an official of a private bank.Sarwer Jahan, fire service official of Agrabad area, said the house which was blown off during the storm fell on some pedestrians, leaving three people, including Russel,...

Lifeboats to commute in waterlogged Shantinagar

  

Pns: Lifeboats to commute in waterlogged ShantinagarFire Service and Civil Defence apparently launched a boat service in Dhaka's Shantinagar on Thursday to help people cross the areas that went under knee-deep water after a spell of heavy rain.In a rare scene, firemen transported passengers on several lifeboats across the waterlogged road in the afternoon.The initiative was aimed at helping the Shantinagar residents suffering from waterlogging, Fire Service Director General Brig...

No respite from sufferings

  

Pns: The picture shows piling of sand, mud, bricks and other wastes on Dutabas Road while development work is going on in the city's Baridhara diplomatic zone. Even, the residents of the locality are also facing difficulties in entering their houses. People are also compelled to parks their cars and other vehicles in a haphazard way blocking the normal movement of traffic. Not only that, it is impossible to find any officials of the authorities concerned, including Dhaka City Corporations...

City`s most roads and footpaths have become unusable

  

Pns: City's most roads and footpaths have become unusable for the movement of vehicles and pedestrians due to incoordinated digging by different utility services. Especially, the situation has turned for the worst while hundreds of ditches and potholes have created in the streets pushing the drivers and pedestrians to a miserable situation. Presently, it makes an awful situation for the dwellers during peak office hours when DESCO, DPDC, WASA and Titas Gas conduct their works blocking the...

Two workers killed in Gopalganj road accident

  

Pns: Two workers were killed in a road accident in Ujani-Mathbari area under Muksudpur upazila of the district this morning.The victims are Zilal Mullah, 25, son of Tuku Mullah of Tita village and Ramjan, 45, son of Nur Hossain, a resident of Bahugram village under Kashiani upazila of the district.Police said the accident occurred when a Nasimon (locally made vehicle), carrying them turned turtle and fell on them as its driver lost control over the vehicle. Both of them died on the...

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