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2 hurt in firebombing on bus in Bogura

  

PNS Desk: Two female bus passengers suffered injuries in a bomb attack on the vehicle on Dhaka-Bogura highway at Sajapur in Shahjahanpur upazila on Wednesday noon after the pronouncement of verdicts in two August-21 grenade attack cases, UNB reports.The injured are Munira Begum, 40, wife of Nazrul Islam of Shimulbari village in Jhaldhaka upazila, and Anjuara Begum, 50, wife of Mozammel Haque of Sadar upazila in Nilphamari district.Latiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Shahjahanpur...

9 lakh Yaba recovered, one held in Teknaf

  

PNS Desk: Members of police, BGB and RAB, in separate drives, recovered over 8.93 lakh Yaba pills from different places in Teknaf of Cox's Bazar on Saturday night and Sunday.During the driver, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members detained a drug trader.A team of Teknaf Model police raided the sea beach area adjacent to the Marine Drive at Noakhalipara of Baharchhara at about 7am, said OC Ranjit Kumar Barua.The team recovered huge consignment of six lakh Yaba tablets, worth about...

20 missing as trawler capsizes in Turag river

  

PNS Desk: About 20 passengers went missing after a trawler capsized in the river Turag at Ashulia of Savar, outskirt in the capital on Friday night. The accident took place at around 8 pm when a sand-carrying bulkhead hit a passenger trawler near Rustompur area of Ashulia and the trawler capsized in the river, local people said. The trawler carrying about 50 passengers was crossing the river Turag, police said. Soon after the trawler capsized, most of its passengers however...

2 sisters crushed under train in Brahmanbaria

  

PNS Desk: Two sisters were crushed under a train at Shimrailkandi in Bijaynagar upazila of Brahmanbaria on Thursday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Pushpa Akhter, 13, and Shirina Akhter, 14, daughters of Shafiqul Islam of Islampur village, reports UNB. Shyamol Kanti Das, officer-in-charge of Akhaura Railway Police Station, said a Dhaka-bound container train from Akhaura hit Pushpa and Shirina while they were walking on the track in the afternoon, leaving the duo dead on...

2 killed in Gazipur factory explosion

  

PNS Desk: Two workers have died in heat chamber explosion at a national fan factory in Tongi, Gazipur.Two workers, Saiful Islam, 18 and Shamsul Haque, 20, were killed in the accident, which occurred around 11:45am in the BSCIC industrial area on Monday. At least 20 others have also been injured. Factory worker Rahim said: "I came to work at the regular time. At around 11:45am, the factory heat chamber suddenly exploded, burning at least 15-20 workers. Two bodies have been recovered...

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...

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