Sunamganj, Dec 25 (UNB) – A case has been filed against 85 people in connection with an arson attack on an election campaign office of grand alliance candidate for Sunamganj-1 constituency in Jamalganj upazila.
Local Awami League leader Md Shukkur, also a union parishad member, filed the case with Jamalganj Police Station early Tuesday accusing 35 named and 50 unnamed people, said Md Abul Hasem, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Meanwhile, police arrested BNP leader Julfikar Rana in connection with the attack.
Miscreants torched the election campaign office of the grand alliance candidate Engineer Moazzem Hossain Ratan at Lalpur village in Sadar union of the upazila on Monday night.
Satkhira, Dec 25 (UNB) – Some unidentified miscreants vandalised and set fire on an election campaign office of Awami League in Patkelghata upazila headquarters on Monday night.
A gang of miscreants hurled several crude bombs, vandalised and torched the office of AL candidate for Satkhira-1 constituency (Tala-Kalaroa) around 11:30 pm, said Pranab Gosh, deputy publication secretary of Satkhira district Awami League, said.
None was hurt as the incident took place after the AL leaders and activists left the office after electioneering, he added.
Being information, police visited the spot, said Rezaul Islam, officer-in-charge of Patkelghata Police station.
Satkhira, Dec 25 (UNB) - Police in special drives arrested 74 people, who are accused in different cases, from eight upazilas of the district from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.
Of them, 14 were arrested from Sadar upazila, 12 from Kolaroa upazila while the others from Kaliganj,Ahsashuni,Patkelghata, Debhata, Shamnagar and Tala upazilas, said Inspector Azam Khan of Special Branch of Satkhira police.
Dhaka, Dec 25 (UNB) - The Christian community is celebrating the Christmas Day in the country, as elsewhere across the world, on Tuesday, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Christmas, the biggest religious festival of the Christian community, is the celebration of rebirth, new beginning, forgiveness and peace, and renewing relationship with God and human beings.
Decoration of Christmas trees with colourful lights, special prayers, and distribution of gifts among children and exchange of pleasantries are the main features of the day's festivities.
Christmas carols and hymns will be sung before and after the prayer sessions at the churches.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.
Archbishop of Bangladesh, ambassadors and representatives from different foreign missions, distinguished persons of the Christian community, religious leaders and professionals will join the reception.
A group of singers will perform the Christmas carol at the reception.
Later, President Abdul Hamid will cut a Christmas cake with members of the Christian community.
Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar and different private TV channels and radio stations will air special programmes highlighting the significance of the day.