A fishermen drowned in the Mahananda River while fishing at Barogharia in Sadar upazila of Chapainawabganj district on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Shukuddi, 65, son of Aftab Ali of the upazila. Read more: Schoolboy drowns at waterfall in CU Shukuddi went to the river by a boat for catching fish in the morning, said Saber Ali, deputy assistant director of Chapainawabganj Fire Service and Civil Defense. At one stage, he fell into the river from the boat and went missing. Read more: Madrasah boy drowns trying to save distressed man in Cox's Bazar On information, drivers from local fire service rushed to the spot and fished out his body from the river around 10:30 am, said Saber Ali.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) claimed to have detained a man and seized 2.48kg heroin worth Tk48.4 lakh from his possession in Chapainawabganj's Shibganj Saturday. The detainee was identified as Md Mizanur Rahman, 27, from Noldobri village of Shibganj upazila. Read: Teen held with 1.8kg heroin in Chapainawabganj On information, BGB conducted a drive along the Chakpara border around 5am and detained Mizanur along with heroin as he tried to escape, Lieutenant Colonel Amir Hossain Mollah, commanding officer of Rohanpur 59 BGB Battalion in Chapainawabganj, said. Legal action will be taken against Mizanur, he added.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Thursday detained a man with Indian fake currency notes worth Rs 1.87 lakh and Bangladeshi fake currency notes worth Tk 11,950 from Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj. The detainee has been identified as Shamim, 40, a resident of the upazila. Read:Man held with drugs, foreign currencies in city Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-5 from Chapainawabganj camp conducted a drive in front of Sonamasjid Degree College in Shahbazpur of the upazila around 10pm and detained Shamim with the Indian and Bangladeshi fake currency notes, Rab-5 said in a press briefing. Steps are underway to file a case at Shibganj police station against the detainee, said Rab sources.
A case has been filed against 130 people in connection with the clash between BNP activists and police in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj that left five people including a cop injured on Sunday. Sub-inspector of Shibganj Police Station Sihab filed the case at the police station Sunday night accusing 130 BNP activists including 100 unidentified ones, said Zobayer Ahmed, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station. Police have so far arrested 12 people in this connection, the OC added. Read: BNP, Montu-led Gonoforum agree on simultaneous anti-govt movement On Sunday, BNP leaders and activists gathered near Islami Bank Mor of Shibganj Bazar to hold a rally as part of their central programme protesting the price hike of daily commodities including oil, gas, fertilizers and the murder of Swechchasebak Dal leader Abdur Rahim and Chhatra Dal president Noor-e Alam in Bhola. At one stage, police obstructed them as a huge traffic jam was created there due to the rally. The leaders and activists pelted brickbats targeting police, triggering a clash that left at least 5 people injured, said police. Later, police lobbed tear gas shells and rubber bullets to bring the situation under control.
A fire that had broken out inside Sonamasjid Land Port in Chapainawabganj Wednesday afternoon was doused. Three goods-laden trucks, including two Indian trucks, were affected by the blaze. Port sources said the fire originated from an Indian truck loaded with bleaching powder at 3:30pm. On information, firefighters of Shibganj upazila fire service responded to the blaze and could put out the flames within half an hour. Quaderi Kibria, station leader of Shibganj upazila fire service, said they primarily suspect that the fire originated from a truck loaded with bleaching powder due to overheating.
A special cattle train from Chapainawabganj left for Dhaka Wednesday with 22 sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. District Livestock Officer Mostafizur Rahman inaugurated the service at Chapainawabganj Railway Station in the afternoon. Chapainawabganj Assistant Station Master Obaidullah said the train left for the capital with 18 cows and four goats. The cattle train will leave Chapainawabganj Station at 4.30pm and reach the capital by night every day. It will leave Tejgaon for Chapainawabganj at 5am. Read: Cattle traders robbed of Tk 30 lakh in Meghna The transportation cost for each cow has been fixed at Tk591.50 and each goat at Tk296. The train service will continue until July 8, Obaidullah added. The special service was launched on the Chapainawabganj-Rajshahi-Dhaka (Tejgaon) route on July 17 last year to transport sacrificial animals at a low cost considering the Covid-19 situation.
Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, Samrat is hogging the limelight in Chapainawabganj’s Shibganj upazila. Samrat isn't any other ordinary bull, technically a steer, a neutered male popular for its meat – the cattle weighs around 40 maund. Zulfikar Ali, its owner, said he reared the bull in his dairy in Shahbazpur village of the district's Shibganj upazila that he started some five years ago. Everyday locals throng Zulfikar’s dairy to catch a glimpse of the big bull.
The special mango train with 3,000 kgs of mangoes left for Dhaka from Rahanpur Rail Station in Chapainawabganj on Monday afternoon, railway authorities said. The special train service for transporting mangoes from Chapainawabganj to Dhaka inaugurated around 4 pm and Chief Transportation Officer of Bangladesh Railway West zone, Shahidul Islam inaugurated the service. Every day, the special mango train will leave the Rahanpur station around 4 pm and it will leave for Dhaka from Chapainawabganj rail station around 6 pm. Also read: BR to operate special mango train on Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route from on June 13 Traders have to pay Tk 1.31 per kgs of mango to avail the transportation. Besides, other goods including fruits and vegetables can be transported by the special train. The train will make a stopover at Chapainawabganj, Amnura Junction, Kakonhat, Rajshahi, Sardah, Arani, Akkelpur, Bangabandhu West Bridge, Joydebpur and Dhaka Airport Rail Station for loading and unloading goods, said Mamun, Station Master of Rahanpur Railway Station. Also read: Barind region's mangoes to be marketed globally for export The government has introduced the mango special train service in June 2020 on Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route aiming to transport mangoes at a low price.
Police have recovered the body of a union worker from Nachol upazila social service office in Chapainawabganj. The deceased was identified as Shamim Hossain, 33, of the upazila. Also read: 19-yr-old ends life in Chattogram Unable to contact Shamim, one of his friends came to his office and found his body hanging with a rope from the window grill around 9pm on Wednesday, said Mintu Rahman, officer-in-charge of Nachol police station. On information, police recovered the body and sent it to the Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy, said the OC. Also read: Nurse 'ends life' in Dhaka, family alleges murder Police suspect that Shamim committed suicide as there were no injury marks in the body. "However, we are waiting for the autopsy report,” he added.
A Chapaianawabganj court on Thursday sentenced an Indian national to life term imprisonment in a case filed under the Arms Act. Additional District and Sessions Judge Robiul Islam passed the order. The convict is Milan Singha,37, son of Ratan Singha of Sukdebpur village in Malda district in India’s West Bengal. Read: Murder for protesting stalking: 6 get life term in Rajshahi On January 31,2018, a team of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained Milan Singha with 7 guns, 74 rounds of ammunition and 14 magazines from Kapitola area in Shibganj upazila in the district, said Anjuman Ara Begum, Additional Public Prosecutor of the court. Rab Sub-Inspector Golam Sarwar lodged a case at the Shibganj police station in this regard. On March 1, 2018, the Investigation officer in the case submitted a chargesheet to the court accusing Milan Singha.