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Fish-laden trawler sinks in Meghna
9/12/2005
 

          BHOLA, Sept 11: A trawler loaded with hilsha worth about Tk one million (10 lakh) sank in Meghna river adjacent to Monpura upazila here Saturday. The three fishermen who were on the trawler jumped out of the vessel during the incident at about 12:30 pm. Fishermen of other trawlers later rescued them. Witnesses said the trawler MV Farhan carrying 17 baskets of hilsha on way to Ramnewaz from Katakhal was caught by a strong current and sank. — UNB

Jewellery employees flee with gold

SAVAR, Sept 11: Gold and silver jewellery worth over Tk 0.6 million (6 lakh) were looted from a jewelry shop here Friday night. Owner of the shop 'Happy Jewellery' Haresuddin said four employees of his shop fled with 50 tolas of gold and 400 tolas of silver ornaments at dead of night. A case was filed in this connection. Another report from Jhalakati adds: Dacoits looted valuables from the nurses' quarters in Amua health center in Kathalia upazila and from nearby Khan ice factory Friday night. — UNB

BRAC School teacher stabbed to death

SYLHET, Sept 11: Sajna Begum (18), teacher of a BRAC school was allegedly stabbed to death by her cousin at Borolekha Upazila in Moulvibazar district Thursday. Locals said Sajna who was a teacher stayed at her aunt's house at Kutubnagar village. Her cousin Abdul Aziz called her out of the house at night and stabbed her to death. Neighbours said Sajna created pressure on Aziz to marry her, as she became pregnant following an illicit relationship with him. — UNB

Vessel movement in Padma hampered

MADARIPUR, Sept 11: Navigability of the river Padma has declined alarmingly due to emergence of shoals, hampering the movement of ferries and other vessels on Mawa-Kaorakandi route. Dhaka-Mawa is the main route of transport movement of country's southwestern and central districts. But the emergence of shoals in Hazra turning point divided the Padma into three parts, shrinking the river channel greatly. —UNB

Twenty hurt in Bagerhat clash

BAGERHAT, Sept 11: At least 20 people were injured, seven critically, in a fierce clash between two rival groups at Rangpur village in Mollahat Upazila Thursday. Police and witnesses said the clash erupted in the evening between supporters of Israfil Molla and Yusuf Sheikh following a dispute over a piece of land. Both the groups used lethal weapons in the clash that left at least 20 people injured on both sides. A case was filed with the police. —UNB

 

 
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