Three people including a recommended Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) cadre were killed and two more injured in separate road accidents in Dhamrai and Savar of Dhaka on Thursday, police said. Two of the deceased were identified as the 41st BCS recommended cadre Md Rubel Parvez and also a former student of Jahangirnagar University and Md Abdul Mannan, a resident of Manikganj. Savar BNP president Saifuddin arrested The identities of other deceased and injured could not be known. Police and witnesses said two buses of ‘Selfie Paribahan’ coming to Dhaka from Manikganj raced to overtake each other on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway, causing the accident. One of the buses knocked down three people including Rubel and Mannan who were waiting for a bus at Dhamrai Thana Stand in the morning, leaving one of them dead on the spot and two others critically injured, they said. 80 tola of gold looted from 3 Savar jewellery shops One of the injured succumbed to his injuries on the way to Dhamrail Upazila Health Complex, said Savar Highway Police Station’s Officer-in-charge Sheikh Abul Hasan. Enraged by the incident, students of Jahangirnagar University seized at least 25 buses of the Selfie Paribahan from the morning to afternoon, the OC said, adding that they brought the situation under control later. 7 youths burnt in Savar fire On the other hand, a father and his son riding on a motorbike hit a pickup van from behind after losing control in front of Jahangirnagar University, leaving the son dead on the spot and the father injured around noon.
Two children died when a bus ran over them today at Dulahazara in Chakaria upazila of Cox's Bazar district. The deceased were identified as Abdur Rahman, 8, and Saba, 6, of Chakaria upazila. The accident occurred around 9:30 am when the Chattogram-bound bus of ‘Shyamoli Paribahan’ from Cox’s Bazar ran over the two children while they were crossing the road, leaving them dead, said Iqbal Bahar, officer-in-charge of Malumghat Highway Police Station. 2 friends drown in Cox's Bazar while taking bath Police recovered the bodies and seized the bus. Body recovered from Marine Drive road in Cox's Bazar
Miscreants set a truck carrying rice on fire at Mahugaon Battoli Bazar in Birganj upazila of Dinajpur district on Wednesday night. They intercepted the truck around 11:30 pm and set it on fire after pouring petrol, said Mijubur Rahman, in-charge of Birganj Police Station. Two trucks torched in Dinajpur; police clueless on possible perpetrators A firefighting unit rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze immediately. Police are trying to nab the arsonists, said Mujibur. Two killed as two trucks collide in Chattogram So far, six incidents of arson attacks were reported in Dinajur during the blockades since end of October.
Unidentified arsonists set a bus on fire at Chandgaon C&B area in Chattogram city on Wednesday night, during the latest countrywide blockade called by BNP and like-minded opposition parties. Zahidul Kabir, officer-in-charge of Chandgaon Police Station, said arsonists set the bus ablaze at 11:30 pm, creating panic in the area. On information, a firefighting unit rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze. Inter-district Bus torched in Sylhet's Kadamtali Meanwhile, a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Jubo League activists brought out a procession protesting the arson attack at night. Bus set on fire in Dhaka’s Badda
Miscreants torched a bus at Kadamtali in Sylhet city on Wednesday amid the 48-hour countrywide blockade the BNP and like-minded parties called. The inter-district bus was set on fire in front of Jamuna Super Market adjacent to Kadamtali Bus Terminal around 8:15 pm on Wednesday. Bus torched in Dhaka’s Ashulia According to police and witnesses, suddenly, some men came and set the bus on fire in front of the Jamuna Market adjacent to the Kadamtali bus terminal around 8:15 pm and fled quickly. After being informed, the fire service came and brought the fire under control. Bus torched in Dhaka's Gulistan Shamsuddoha, officer-in-charge of the South Surma Police Station of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, said no one was injured in the incident. However, some seats and parts of the bus were burned. Passenger bus torched in Dhaka’s Gulistan An operation is underway to catch the criminals, added the police official.
Two candidates including one from the ruling Awami League for Sirajganj-5 (Belkuchi-Chauhali) were served show-cause notices for violating electoral code of conduct in the district on Tuesday. The head of election inquiry committee for the constituency and district’s senior assistant judge Md Sohel Rana issued the notices to Awami League-nominated candidate Momin Mandal and former minister and independent candidate Abdul Latif Biswas. According to the notices, the supporters of the Awami League-nominated candidate brought out a motorcycle rally with banners and festoons on Belkuchi upazila premises and paraded several roads on November 28. On the same day, supporters of the independent candidate also took out a protest procession on the upazila premises. The candidates were asked to reply in writing to the inquiry committee in person on December 11 as to why punitive actions would not be taken against them as per law.
A Fire Service and Civil Defence firefighter died in the Pakrail area after falling from a motorcycle on the Dupchanchia-Akkelpur road in Bogura on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Jewel Hossain (31) of Biharpur village in Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat. Read: Two killed as two trucks collide in Chattogram According to locals, Jewel was on his way to the Kahalu Fire Service and Civil Defence office on a motorcycle. Suddenly, he lost control and fell on the other side of the road. Another motorcycle coming from Akkelpur ran over his head. Later, locals rescued him and took him to the Dupchanchia Upazila Health Complex, where doctors declared him dead. Read: Fire burns 11 vehicles including mayor's in Natore's Singra Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Dupchanchia Police Station Sanatan Chandra Sarker said a case was filed in this regard. However, no arrest was made.
Miscreants set fire to a bus at Boraipara on Nabinagar-Chandra road of Dhaka’s Ashulia early Tuesday. Several seats of the bus were burnt but no casualties were reported. Covered van set on fire in Gazipur According to witnesses, when the Dhaka-bound Itihas Paribahan bus was loading and unloading passengers at Baroipara bus stand smoke and fire were seen in the back side of the bus. Ashulia police station Officer-in-Charge Kamruzzaman said locals extinguished the blaze with water from their own sources.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Chittagong Port Authority's Patenga Container Terminal Project is a beacon of hope for Bangladesh's economic uplift. “This self-reliant modern terminal will enhance the capacity of our port, facilitate seamless trade, and create job opportunities and entrepreneurship,” she said. The prime minister said this while speaking at the Concession Agreement Signing Ceremony between Chittagong Port Authority and Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Gateway Terminal International (RSGTI) for operation of newly built ‘Patenga Container Terminal (PCT)’ on PPP-G2G basis. Dev plans must not ignore environment: PM Hasina The sighing ceremony was held at Prime Minister Office witnessed by the PM and visiting Saudi Investment Minister Khalid A. Al-Falih. Hasina said that Patenga Container Terminal will act as a gateway to global trade, opening up new opportunities for the country's businesses to connect with the world. “We look forward to a future where Patenga Container Terminal will become a driving force for economic growth and prosperity in Bangladesh,” she said. PM Hasina gets Asia Climate Mobility Champion Leader Award She said that this Concession Agreement is a testament to Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia’s joint vision and steadfast commitment to economic cooperation and prosperity. “It will strengthen bilateral relations, especially in the field of trade and commerce,” she hoped. She mentioned that Saudi Arabia is a friendly country to Bangladesh and its important development partner. She also said that the people of Bangladesh have deep respect and trust for the people of Saudi Arabia and always found Saudi Arabia close to their hearts. The prime minister said that Red Sea Gateway Terminals International is a reputed global terminal operator designated by the Saudi government. “My sincere thanks and congratulations to the Saudi Government for appointing this terminal operator to operate the Patenga Container Terminal. This initiative of the Saudi authorities is undoubtedly a recognition of the ongoing development and economic potential of Bangladesh.” She said that RSGTI will operate the Patenga Container Terminal for the next 22 years. “I hope that RSGTI, with its reputation for managing Jeddah port and other terminals, will manage the Patenga container terminal with its skills and technical know-how," said the PM. World must act before climate displacements become a humanitarian crisis: PM Hasina By doing this, she said that Chittagong port operations will become more efficient and meet international standards. “Consequently, our economy will benefit from a significant decrease in import-export expenses," she said. She expressed gratitude to the Saudi government, especially to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, for their trust and cooperation with the government and people of Bangladesh. Also, she thanked Saudi minister of investment and his delegation for their firm support in the implementation of this project. “Your commitment to the economic development of Bangladesh is deeply appreciated,” she told the Saudi minister. She hoped that this agreement will help further increase Saudi investment in Bangladesh. Saudi Investment Minister Khalid A. Al-Falih, Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister Salman Fazlur Rahman, RSGT Chairman Aamer A. Alireza and State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury also spoke at the programme.
Rajshahi city witnessed cocktail explosions at two separate locations on Tuesday night. The first incident occurred at 9:30 pm, when two cocktails were exploded in front of Rajshahi Nagar Bhaban. Witnesses said that the first explosion happened near the main gate of the building, followed by another ten minutes later at the same spot. 10th blockade: 156 BGB platoons, 422 RAB patrol teams deployed Another incident occurred near Darikharbona Mor area when miscreants threw cocktail at the rail line, said witnesses. Jubo League members chased the perpetrators and informed Boalia Police Station about the incident, police said. Agrani Bank staff bus burnt in Dhaka’s Khilgaon The officer-in-charge of Boalia Police Station confirmed the incidents, and said that no arrests have been made yet. No casualties were reported in any of the incidents.