Category: Rajshahi

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.

Rajshahi shutdown begin with explosions

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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 →

17 die in Bogra road crash

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Seventeen people were killed and 22 injured as a crashed onto a passenger bus in Shahjahanpur upazila of Bogra early Thursday morning.

All the victims were passengers of the bus bound for Joypurhat, reports our Bogra correspondent. Read more →

Another businessman slain and dumped in Rajshahi

Ref: Within a span of 10 days of the recovery of the sliced body of a businessman here, the residents of the city were shocked to see another young businessman having been doped and dumped under the ground of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital premises.

The deceased was identified as Mahbubul Alam alias Russell, 25, hailed from Bagma village in Lalpur upazila of Natore district.


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Out-of-court Settlement of Rape: Priest, 9 others arrested

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Police yesterday arrested 10 people including a catholic priest, Father Bernard Tudu, for their involvement in the out-of-court settlement of rape of Serafina Mardi that led her to commit suicide at Godagari upazila here.

The other arrestees are indigenous community leaders Bishwanath Tudu, Sisti Tudu, Jotin Hendorm, Monir Murmu, Lobin Hendrom, Amin Murmu, Samuel Mardi and Poresh Murmu of Amtulipara village, and another Bishwanath Tudu of neighbouring Shimla village. Read more →

RUET closed sine die Violent clashes between RUET, adjacent Agrani College students leave 20 wounded

Re: Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) was Wednesday closed sine die as violent clashes between the students of the varsity and the adjacent Agrani School and College, backed by locals, rocked the campus.

Resident students were also asked to vacate the dormitories by 9am Thursday, as tensions mounted on the campus after the rioting that left at least 20 wounded–some of them critically.

Sources said the injured are mostly RUET students as they came under a fierce attack launched by some students of the college, situated on the campus of the engineering university.

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Nipah spreading across northern region

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The highly fatal Nipah virus is spreading across the northern region after infecting 24 people at Hatibandha in Lalmonirhat district where it seemed to be petering out.

Director General (DG) for health Dr Khandaker Mohammad Shefayetullah said there were no fresh cases at Hatiabandha in the last couple of days. Read more →

'Mystery' fever alarms experts

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The death of seven people from ‘mystery’ fever in a northern border district has the experts scrambling to find out whether it was caused by a fresh outbreak of highly fatal ‘nipah virus’.

The virus is highly infectious as it has killed 113 people out of 152 who had the fever since its first outbreak in 2001 when it was unknown to all. Read more →

7 killed, 37 injured in road crashes in B’baria, Gaibandah, Rajshahi

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Seven people were killed and 37others injured in separate road accidents in Brahmanbaria, Gaibandha and Rajshahi Wednesday.

In BRAHMANBARIA, Four members of a family were killed and two others injured in a head-on-collision between a microbus and a truck on Dhaka- Sylhet Highway in Shahbajpur area under Sarail upazila early morning. Read more →

Voting in Rajshahi, Rangpur underway

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Voting in municipal polls for Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions is underway amid tight security.

Countrywide municipal elections kicked off Wednesday with the voting in the divisions on the first day under a staggered poll schedule.

Polling started at 8am and would continue till 4pm, without break.
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