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Jubo League leader hacked dead in Comilla

  

Pns: A Jubo League leader was hacked to death by his rivals over land related dispute at Kazir Kona in Daudkandi municipality area on Saturday morning.A group of miscreants hacked Rajon, 35, convenor committee member of Daudkandi upazila unit of Jubo League, following enmity over the ownership of a land around 11 am, leaving him injured seriously, said officer-in-charge of Daudkandi Police Station Mizanur Rahman.Rajon, son of Dulal Munsi of Kazir Kona village, succumbed to his...

Ctg rain takes a serious turn

  

Pns: Low-lying areas of Port city Chittagong were inundated by incessant rains. Heavy vehicles seen struggling to pass the areas that went under knee-deep to waist deep water. This photo was taken from busy Agrabad \'Access Road\' on SaturdayCivic life of the port city Chittagong remain paralysed till Saturday following the incessant rain accompanied with the thunder bolt and gusty wind from early Friday.The low lying areas of the port city, ground floors of the buildings, shops...

Minister’s B’baria visit: OC hurt in AL men attack

  

Pns: Agitating ruling party activists threw brick bats and stones towards the on duty law enforcers at Chandura just after the minister crossed the area around 1:00pm.Nabinagar Police Station Officer-in-charge Md Imtiaz Ahmed sustained head injury in the attack and was rushed to a local hospital, reports our correspondent quoting Ali Arshad, officer-in-charge of Bijoynagar Police Station.Additional Magistrate of Brahmanbaria Shahanur Alam said the section 144 has been imposed in...

‘Seating Service’ to continue for 15 days more

  

Pns: Bangladesh Road Transport Authority today postponed its ongoing drives against “Seating Service” or “Gate Lock” bus services for next 15 days.The decision came following a meeting between BRTA and leaders of bus owners at the BRTA head office in Dhaka, said Khandker Enayetullah, general secretary of Dhaka Sarak Paribahan Samity.Read More: Service 'local', fare specialHowever, the “special service” buses must follow the fare chart fixed by BRTA, he added.You may also...

3 more bodies recovered Panguchi

  

PNS: Three more bodies have been recovered from the Panguchi River three days after a trawler capsized at Bagerhat’s Morelganj.The dead bodies found five kilometers apart, at Ferighat and Kathaltala, around 7am, were of women.They have been identified as Nasina Begum, 32, of Sarankhola, Labani Begum, 18, of Morelganj and Nasrin Begum, 28, of Pirojpur.So far 17 dead bodies were recovered from the river after the trawler capsized with at least 50 people on Tuesday.Three more...

Sima to help Sakku in developing Comilla city

  

PNS: Anzum Sultana Sima, defeated Awami League (AL) candidate of Comilla City Corporation polls, has expressed her willingness to work alongside elected candidate Sakku in developing Comilla city.Earlier, she congratulated her rival from BNP, Monirul Haque Sakku, for winning the Comilla City Corporation elections.“The voters have elected the person who they consider as right and qualified,” she said.However, Sima refused to answer the question that whether the conflict in local...

CCC voting ends, counting ongoing

  

PNS: The Comilla City Corporation (CCC) polls began Thursday morning from 8:00 am, and the voting ended at 4:00 pm without any break.114 candidates are contesting for 27 general councillor posts while 41 women for nine reserved seats.A total of 207,566 voters — 102,447 males and 105,119 females — are expected to exercise their voting rights at 103 polling stations to elect their city mayor, councilors.Members of law enforcement agencies, including police, Rab and BGB, have been...

Bagerhat trawler capsize, Death toll rises to 11

  

PNS: Bodies of six more people, who had gone missing after a trawler capsized in the Panguchi River in Morelganj upazila of Bagerhat on Tuesday morning, were recovered from the river on Thursday.They include five males, aged between 40 and 50 years old and a child, said Navy Commander Md Shahriar Akan.The naval officer is leading the rescue operation conducting jointly by the navy, coast guards, fire service and police along with the locals.With this, the bodies of 11 people have...

EC hopes record number voting in CCC polls

  

PNS: The Election Commission (EC) hoped that a record number of votes will be cast in the Comilla City Corporation elections underway on Thursday.According to Election Commission Secretary Mohammad Abdullah, in first four hours of the voting, on an average 40 percent vote were cast.“Voter presence is huge. If this trend continues we hope that record amount of vote will be cast,” he said.The secretary also said that the EC has not yet received any major complaints regarding the...

Tanners seek time until Eid-ul-Azha

  

PNS: Tannery owners of the capital’s Hazaribagh area have filed a petition with the High Court seeking time until the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha to fully relocate their tanneries.The petition was filed with the HC on last Thursday by Bangladesh Tanners Association and Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leather Goods Exporters Association.On Tuesday, a two-member bench comprising Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Salim deferred the hearing on the petition for Wednesday.Barristers...

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