District news

Sholakia attacker Abir buried by police

Abir Rahman, an alleged militant who was killed in a gunfight with police during the terrorist attack near Sholakia Eidgah, was buried at a local graveyard in Kishoreganj district town on Monday.   Police took the initiative to bury Abir’s body as his family members refused to accept the body, local correspondent quoting Sanjoy Kumar, Sub-inspector of Kishoreganj Model Police ...

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2 killed in Tangail road crash

A driver and a passenger were killed and seven other people injured in a collision between a truck and covered van on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Koratipara area of Basail upazila on Tuesday morning. Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. Ajay Dev, sub-inspector of Gorai highway police camp, said the accident took place in the area around ...

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2 JMB men held in Pabna

Members of Police in a drive arrested two members of the banned Islamist militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) along with zihadi books and hand bomb making materials at Palpara area in Sujanagar upazila of Panba district early hours of Sunday. The arrestees were identified as Md Sanaullah, 35, hailing from Gogonpur village of the upazila and Omar Faruk, 26, a ...

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GRC will become the hub for all gender activities in Bihar: Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi

The Bihar government has taken up the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence seriously at all levels, right from conducting sensitisation workshops and initiating gender equity movement in schools to setting up the Gender Resource Centre. Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation, talks to OneWorld South Asia’s Ashok Kumar about the role of the SWASTH programme ...

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Deluge turns grim in Kurigram marooning 60,000

Onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rainfall have turned the flood situation worse in six upazilas of Kurigram district, rendering more than 60,000 people marooned, UNB reports. The affected upazilas are Kurigran Sadar, Nageshwari, Ulipur, Chilmari, Roumari and Razibpur. According to the district’s Water Development Board (WDB), more than 150 villages have gone under water following increase in ...

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Moudud wants govt to launch ‘united platform

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Sunday urged the government to float a ‘united platform’ with all to resist extremism and terrorism in the country. “A dangerous situation has been created now in the country due to the emergence of militancy and extremism. Our leader (Khaleda) has made a sincere call to the government for forging a national unity to ...

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