Towns

3 suffers burn injury in Jurain gas leak

  

PNS: A fire by gas leak at a residence in Dhaka’s Jurain area caused three persons, including two children suffer burn injuries on Monday morning.Officer-in-charge of Kadamtali Police Station Kazi Wazed informed that the injured were Morsalin Sarkar, 60, Shaon, 7, and Hasan, 7, of Muradpur area in Jurain.They were taken to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he said.Being informed through media, a team of Fire Service and Civil Defense visited the spot, Md Belal...

Chuadanga road accident kills 12

  

PNS: A truck crashed into a passenger-carrying four wheeler on Sunday at Chuadanga’s Damurhuda and killed at least 12 people and injured 10.Chuadanga’s assistant police superintendent Tarikul Islam said the accident occured around 6.45 am at Jairampur Battala area of Damurhuda.The sand-laden truck bound for Darshana crashed into the four wheeler coming from the opposite direction near Jayrampur Char area.The four wheeler was carrying 25 passengers; eight died on the spot and the...

Huge blast, sporadic gunshots heard in ‘Atia Mahal’

  

PNS: A huge blast was heard near the militant den “Atia Mahal” in Sylhet’s Shibbari on the third day of an Army-led joint force operation, codenamed “Operation Twilight”.The impact of the blast seemingly tilted the building towards one side around 11:45am. Several gunshots were also being heard.At least six people, including a police officer have been killed so far and scores others were injured in a blast outside the suspected militant den in Shibbari area of Sylhet city on Saturday...

Two arrested with liquor in Jessore

  

PNS: Two drug peddlers along with 130 liters of liquor were arrested by police from Lohapatti area in the Jessore town on Thursday night.The arrested people were identified as Shahid, 35 of Birampur upazila and Bappa, 25 of Railgate area of the town.Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive and arrested them along with the liquor around 10 pm.A case was filed with Kotwali Police station.PNS/Baki Billah

10 killed Mymensingh road crash

  

PNS: A truck overturned on a road in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh early on Friday.The accident killed at least 10 people and injured several others.The cement-laden truck, carrying them, was going to Sherpur from Dhaka. The truck overturned after falling into a pothole on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Meherabari area around 4:00am, leaving nine people dead on the spot, said Md Zahurul Islam, a sergeant of Bharaduba Highway Police.Identities of the deceased could not be known...

Letter for int’l recognition in March

  

PNS: Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq said Bangladesh will forward an application to the United Nations by this month seeking recognition of March 25 as Genocide Day.“The foreign minister told the cabinet last Monday that the letter is ready. It will be forwarded by this month,” Huq said in a briefing to disclose the programme schedule for Genocide Day.Bangladesh parliament and cabinet division unanimously decided to observe March 25 as Genocide Day – the day when...

2 held with firearms in Ctg

  

PNS: Two people, including an alleged drug trader, have been arrested in possession of a revolver and a bullet from the city’s Dhaniyapara area early Tuesday.Tipped off, a team of police of Double Mooring Police Station launched a drive in a house early in the morning and arrested Osmani Gony 32 and Anwar.Police recovered the firearm and the bullet after searching the house.Osman was an accused in four cases filed with Double Mooring Police Station for Yaba...

HC orders lifting of BMC strike

  

PNS: The High Court has ordered the Bangladesh Medical College strike to be lifted within six hours.A rule has also been issued asking why ‘using patients as hostages during a strike’ should not be deemed illegal.The health secretary and the director general of health must respond to the rule within the next four weeks.The decision was delivered by High Court bench of Justices Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Mohammad Ullah on Tuesday, after an initial hearing of a writ petition asking...

Teesta water deal not this time: Water Resources Minister

  

PNS: Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud said the much talked about Teesta water deal will not be inked during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit.“India is very cordial in this regard. So we are optimistic about the deal,” he said.“But, the country has some internal problems. We can expect the deal after the problems are resolved,” he added.While speaking at a roundtable discussion held marking World Water Day tomorrow as the chief guest held at daily...

Families unwilling to take bodies of Sitakunda militant couple

  

PNS: Families of two of the suspected militants killed during the March 15 raid on a Chittagong hideout have refused to receive the bodies.After a 19-hour stand-off between security forces and the suspected militants, Kamal Uddin and his wife ‘Jubaida’ were among the four killed in an apartment of a two-storey building at Sitakunda Upazila tow.Relatives on Monday identified the couple, who hailed from the hill tracts district of Bandarban, at the Chittagong Medical College Hospital’s...

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