Category: Local

Rajshahi road crash kills 2

Two persons were killed and another one injured in a road accident at Godagari upazila of the district on Thursday evening.

The deceased were identified as Sohel Rana, 30, son of Ataullah and Jalal Uddin, 40, son of Roich Uddin of the upazila.

Witness and police said a rashly driven bus crushed into a motorbike when it was overtaking another bus on Kashimala road in the area, leaving two dead on the spot and one other injured.

Sub-Inspector of Godagari Thana Gias Uddin confirmed the matter to banglanews.

Train robbers kill 4 in B’baria

Ref: Four passengers of a Dhaka-bound commuter train from Brahmanbaria were killed and another injured in a robber attack in Bhadugarh Kurulia rail bridge area early Thursday.

Of the deceased, one was identified as Sudu Mia, 50, of Bijoynagar upazila of the district while the identity of others could not be known yet. Read more →

Shibir-cop clash kills constable in Jessore

Ref: JESSORE: A police official was killed and 10 people were injured in a clash between Chhatra Shibir men and law enforcers in Gohata intersection of Monirampur upazila in the district early hours of hartal.

The deceased was identified as Jahrul, a constable of police. Read more →

1 killed in city train crash

Ref: A woman was killed and three others were injured when a train hit a private car and auto-rickshaw on Khilgaon rail crossing in the city Friday morning.

The identity of the deceased and injured were could not be known immediately.Police instantly confirmed that four people died in the accident. Later, they confirmed about one’s death.   Read more →

Sharfuddin Rangpur’s maiden Mayor

Ref: Awami League-backed Nagarik Committee candidate Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu has become the first Mayor of the newly constituted Rangpur City Corporation.

Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu

Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu

Jhantu, contesting with motorcycle logo, secured 106,255 votes in 178 centres to seal the victory. His nearest rival, renegade Jatiya Party leader, District Convenor of newly-formed Trinamul Jatiya Party’s Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa (Duck) polled 77,805 votes.

Counting of votes began at 4:30pm after the maiden polls of the newly-constituted Rangpur City Corporation ended on Thursday.
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Rajshahi shutdown begin with explosions


Islami Chhatra Shibir activists hurled locally-made bombs on a police car on Wednesday at the start of the half-day strike in Rajshahi.

At least seven persons, including three policemen, were injured in explosions and attacks.

The strike has been called to protest the arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami Central Publicity Secretary Tasim Alam.

Jamaat supporters hurled bombs on the police car near Rajshahi University gate in Kajla area. The injured were locally hospitalised.

Police nabbed two Islami Chhatra Shibir activists from the scene. Read more →

Sylhet strike starts with blasts

Ref: The half-day shutdown in Sylhet began with vandalism and explosions amidst a tense stand-off between strike supporters and the police.

Jamaat-e-Islami has called for the shutdown protesting against arrest of its’s top leaders including its Acting Secretary General Shafiqur Rahman. The shutdown enforced from 6am is on until 2:00pm.

Jamaat and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir activists were seen taking out processions in the city’s Osmani Medical road, Mirabazar and Choukidekhi area around 7:00am.

Pro-shutdown activists set fire to tyres and blocked the Osmani Medical road around 6:30am. Police chased them away but the activists returned again to set up pickets . Read more →

Dawn to dusk hartal underway


A procession in support of hartal was brought out led by CPB presidium member Ahsan Habib Lovelu and workers’ leader Mantu Ghos from CPB Purana Paltan central office around 5:45am, banglanews correspondent reports.

Another pro-hartal procession was brought out by Bangladesh Chhatra Union from its Topkhana road central office around 6:00am and they paraded press club, Paltan, Segunbagicha areas, a spot account said.

BSD led-by its general secretary comrade Khalekuzzaman brought out a procession which paraded also Paltan, Dainik Bangla, Press Club areas.

All procession terminated in city’s Paltan intersection and leaders are addressing here in support of hartal.
Road blockade or vehicle vandalism was reported during the early hartal hours. Read more →

3 killed in Barisal road crash

Ref: Three passengers of a tempo were killed and six others injured as a truck rammed the tempo in Rahmatpur near Barisal Airport of Babuganj upazila Saturday morning.

The deceased were identified as Ripon Peda, 40, Bristy, 10, daughter of Azad Mia, and Ratan Haldar, 45.
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1 ‘robber’ lynched in Gazipur, 8 injured

Ref: One suspected robber died and eight were injured critically in a mob action in Pubail Union under Sadar upazila of the district early Thursday.

1 ‘robber’ lynched in Gazipur, 8 injured

1 ‘robber’ lynched in Gazipur, 8 injured

Joydebpur Thana’s Pubail outpost SI Mister Ali confirmed to banglanews.

Witnesses said a gang of armed robbers robbed in a house of Mirerbazar Demarpara area of Pubail Union around 3:30am. Villagers caught eight of them at night and one in the morning.   Read more →