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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...

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...

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