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50 villages under flood water in Faridpur

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Faridpur: Around 50 villages of the char (shoal emerged from the riverbed) areas in three upazilas of the district have been flooded due to onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rainfall, leaving at least 35,000 people marooned.

Jahirul Islam, deputy-assistant engineer of Water Development Board of the district, said the water of the mighty Padma River has been flowing over 53cms of the danger level.

Besides, hundreds of families of the char areas lost their...

2 get 25 yrs jail for possessing drugs in Chandpur

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Chandpur: A court here on Tuesday convicted two people and sentenced them to 25 years jail each for possessing drugs.

The convicts were identified as Faruk Hossain,35, son of Firoz Miah and Saddam,26, son of Abul Kashem, both residents of Shashid village in Brahmanpara...

5 to die for killing schoolboy in Narsingdi

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Narsingdi: A tribunal here on Wednesday convicted five people and sentenced them to death for killing a schoolboy in 2013.

The condemned convicts are Sajib Khan, 22, son of Yasin Khan, Emran, 20, son of Hazrat Ali, Shamim Osman, 19, son of Aftab Uddin Bhuiya, Rubel, 18, son of...

3 die from electrocution in Kishoreganj

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Kishoreganj: Three people died and seven others were injured from electrocution at Nurpur in Itna upazila on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Sajib, 55, Ramiz, 35, and Afaz Uddin, 20, hailing from Mithamoin upazila of the district.

Abdul Malek, officer-in-charge of Itna...

Natore-Rajshahi bus strike continues

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Natore: Movement of buses on the Natore-Rajshahi route remained suspended on Tuesday as a strike was enforced following a clash between members of two transport owner bodies.

Rajshahi Bus Owners’ Association enforced the strike on the route from Tuesday morning following the...

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