Category: Rajshahi

All accused in Pabna case released

Ref: A Pabna court has released all of the 33 Juba League and Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, accused in a case for foiling a clerk recruitment test in Pabna.

Pabna’s speedy trial court judge Mohammad Kabir Uddin Pramanik gave the order on Wednesday in presence of all the accused.
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Rajon on 2-day remand

Ref : Abdul Awal Rajon, the main accused in Natore college teacher Mizanur Rashid murder case, was placed on a two-day remand on Tuesday.

Judge Rowshan Alam of Bagatipara Judicial Court-3 passed the order at about 11:30am after Sub-Inspector Abdur Rahim of Bagatipara Police Station, also the Investigation Officer (IO) of the case, produced Rajon before it. Read more →

‘Stalker’ Rony arrested

Ref: Devashish Saha Rony, the prime accused in Chanpa Rani Bhowmik murder case, was arrested at Jhenidah district headquarters on Sunday morning.

A special team, comprised of Faridpur Additional Superintendent of Police Subrata Kumar Haldar, Investigating Officer Md Ali Khandkar and Sub-inspector Sheikh Abu Bakr of Detective Branch, captured Rony from a motor garage in Aragpur area of Jhenidah town around 10:30am, Faridpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Awlad Ali Fakir told journalists at a press conference at his office in the afternoon. Read more →

8 ruling party activists in Pabna get bails

Ref: Eight activist of the ruling party’s youth and student wings were granted bail on Wednesday in a case filed under the speedy trial act for foiling a recruitment test at Pabna deputy commissioner’s office and assaulting government officials on September 17.

But the court refused to grant bail to 17 other accused in the case.
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Teacher dies for protesting harassment

Ref: Mizanur Rahman, a 36-year old chemistry lecturer of Lokmanpur College of Natore’s Bagatipara Upazila has died for protesting against harassment of a female student by two stalkers.


Doctors of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University’s intensive care unit declared him dead around 1am on Sunday.
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2 dead in Sirajganj train crash

Ref: At least two persons were killed and six others seriously injured in a train crash in Sirajganj on Friday.


The crash occurred near Jhaul over-bridge at Chawkshahbaz Square railway crossing to the West of Bangabandhu Bridge around 3:15 pm when Chitra Express Train,
which was coming from Khulna enroute to Dhaka, hit a microbus, Sirajganj Government Railway Police chief Bimolkumar Chaki told Read more →

Khaleda blames train crash on govt

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has blamed the government for the train accident that left at least four people killed near the site of her rally in Sirajganj town.

The incident took place around 3pm on Monday when the people were gathering to join the rally. Read more →

After UNO, Pabna DC, SP, OC removed

Ref: Amid demands from local Awami League leaders for his expulsion, Pabna deputy commissioner AFM Manzur Qadir has been withdrawn

He has been brought to the establishment ministry for his next posting.Establishment secretary Iqbal Mahmud told on Tuesday night about the government move.
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Emma Watson visits Bangladesh to promote fair trade

Harry Potter star Emma Watson recently traveled to Bangladesh to witness firsthand the work being done on her fair trade clothing line, People Tree. In particular, she visited the community known as Swallow, where employees craft the apparel for her label, according to

She also visited the factories where major retailers, such as Gap and Primark, have their own clothing operations.

“The contrast between the slums in Dhaka where the people who work in the garment factories live and Swallows… was all too apparent,” Watson told the news source, adding that the experience had helped clarify what a difference fair trade has made in local lives. Read more →

Extremist leader Mithu killed in Bagmara ‘crossfire’

Ref:A leader of outlawed extremist group, Elahi Bax alias Mithu, 25, was killed while he along with his cohorts engaged in a shootout with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Goalkandi area of Bagmara upazila in the district early Wednesday.

Mithu was the regional commander of Chapainawabganj district Purba Bangla Communist Party ‘Lal Pataka’ gang, said Bagmara RAB-5 camp in charge ASP Shahajahan. Read more →