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Heavy fog disrupts Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services

  

PNS: Thick fog suspended ferry services between Daulatdia of Rajbari and Paturia of Manikganj terminals on Friday morning.Three ferries got stuck due to the fog in the mid river causing immense suffering to its passengers.Nearly 200 vehicles had to be kept waiting on either side of the Padma River.The authorities have suspended ferry services on the route from 6:00am due to poor visibility caused by dense fog, said M Salahuddin, manager (commercial) of Bangladesh Inland Water...

7 killed as truck ploughs through Khagrachhari crowd

  

PNS: At least seven people were killed 12 others injured as a truck ploughed through a crowd at Alutila in Sadar upazila of Khagrachhari district on Friday morning.Police and hospital sources said the accident occurred when a goods-laden truck from Chittagong ploughed into a roadside programme of the Buddhist community after its driver lost control over the steering around 11am, leaving seven people dead on the spot and 12 others injured.The deceased could not yet be identified. The...

72-yr-old Sufi woman found with throat slit

  

PNS: A 72-year-old woman believed to be a Sufi mystic has been found with her throat slit in the capital. The body of Nurjahan Begum was found inside her home in Dhaka on Sunday.Ms Begum was thought to be a ‘pir’ or a Sufi leader by her followers, who believed she had supernatural powers.But police say that she was not a mystic but was a mentally ill woman.Local police chief Faruqul Alam confirmed that her throat was slit.This is the fourteenth time a Sufi leader has been...

Fire burns down 6 houses in Natore

  

PNS: Six houses were burned down when a fire broke out at Jamtoil village in Naldanga upazila early Friday.The fire broke out at the kitchen of one Shahjahan and spread to adjacent five houses, say witnesses.Informed, a firefighting unit rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze after one hour of frantic efforts.Representatives from local administration, including the UNO, visited the spot.The affected house owners said the fire gutted valuables worth Tk 20...

3 burnt in footwear factory fire

  

PNS: Three workers suffered injuries when a fire broke out at a footwear factory at Alubazar in the city's Bangshal area early Thursday, reports news agency UNB. The injured were identified as Al Amin, 20, Osman, 25, and Abdus Samad, 30. They were admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Sub-inspector Bacchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH police camp, said the fire broke out in the factory in the dead of night. They were taken to the DMCH burn unit around...

Truck-microbus collision kills 5 in Habiganj

  

PNS: At least five people, including a woman have been killed and four others injured in a collision between truck and a microbus on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Habiganj.The victims could not be identified immediately but all of them were microbus passengers.Chunarughat OC Nirmalendu Chakrabarty said the accident took place when a stone-laden truck collided head on with the microbus around 4.30am Thursday, leaving the five people dead on the spot and four others injured.The injured...

Sylhet landslide kills 2

  

PNS: A landslide landslide while cutting a hillock for lifting stone in Companiganj upazila of Sylhet killed two workers and injured several others.Pashchim Islampur union chairman Shah Jamal Uddin said when a group of workers were cutting a hillock, locally known as Shah Arpin, for lifting stone in the morning a big chunk of earth fell on them, leaving the duo dead on the spot and several others injured.The deceased were identified as Jalal Uddin of Chhanbari village and Chunu Miah...

Injured Bangladeshi worker unable to recover $9k from boss

  

PNS: Bangladeshi construction worker Sujan Ahmed thought his problems were over when he managed to get a Labour Court order against his employer to compensate him for permanent injuries he suffered after a fall in May 2015.But the 34-year-old realised his victory was in vain when Ridgeway Marine and Construction refused to make good on the $9,145 owed.His only recourse – applying to the State Courts to seize his employer’s assets. It is a legal process that he can ill afford, since...

Shift GD to CMM court, directs HC

  

PNS: The High Court has ordered chief judicial magistrate of Narayanganj to transfer the general diary (GD) over humiliation of headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta to Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s (CMM) Court.The HC bench of Justice Moinul Islam Chy and Justice JBM Hassan gave the order on Sunday after going through the judicial probe report on the incident.The court also ordered the authorities concerned to submit the judicial probe report and other relevant documents on the...

2 missing leaders of Gaibandha found alive in Dinajpur

  

PNS: A Jubo League leader and a Swechchhasebak Dal leader of Gaibandha district, who were allegedly abducted by a gang ten days ago, were found alive in Parbatipur upazila in Dinajpur district and safely returned home early Saturday.Family members of the duo -– Maidul Islam Prince, organizing secretary of Naldanga union unit Jubo League, and Shafiul Islam Shapla, former general secretary of Naldanga union unit Swechchhasebak Dal -- confirmed their safe return.The victims claimed...

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