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Family members in front of burnt aide to a trucker Mujibur at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Opposition activists torched speech-impaired Mujibur's truck in Comilla yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Burnt in blockade arson

This time speech-impaired truck helper falls victim

A speech-impaired truck helper received burn injuries to the face, hands and thighs when pickets set his truck on fire at Debidwar in Comilla early yesterday, during the countrywide hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami. Victim Mujibur Rahman, 42, was going towards

Aleya Begum bursts into tears at Dhaka Medical College Hospital as her son Mujibur Rahman, a truck helper, sustained severe burn-injury as miscreants set fire to a carrier truck in Debidwar upazila of Comilla on Monday during opposition combine-called blockade and hartal. Photo: Focus Bangla

Trucker, helper burnt in Comilla

A trucker and his helper suffered burn injuries when the activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student with, Islami Chhatra Shibir, set fire to a running truck in Debidwar upazila of Comilla this morning. Mujibur Rahman, 30, helper of the truck

This Star file photo shows vehicles remain stuck on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla

65-km tailback in Comilla

Hundreds of passengers remain stuck for hours in a 65-kilometre tailback on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla today. The long tailback stretching from Sadar (South) upazila to Daudkandi upazila was created as large number of vehicles plied the highway soon after

Seven-year-old Belal lies in bed with injuries to his forehead while his mother wails at Chittagong Medical College Hospital yesterday. The boy was hurt as blockaders exploded crude bombs in Agrabad area of the port city.  Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

Arson takes another life

10 die so far; 32 under treatment at DMCH

One more life was lost as a retired madrasa teacher, who had received burn injuries at Badarpur in Patuakhali on Saturday, died at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday. Sexagenarian Abdus Sattar, father of a son and

8-hr hartal in Comilla Thursday

The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance today called an eight-hour shutdown in Comilla city for Thursday protesting death of two people in separate clashes. Mushtaq Ahmed, general secretary of Comilla district BNP, this afternoon said they would enforce the hartal from

Robbers loot jewellers, killing staff

A gang of robbers shot dead a jewellery shop worker in the city’s Chawkbazar Chatipotti area yesterday evening. The victim was Gopal Chandra, 50. Quoting locals, Mohiuddin Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said the robbers entered the jewellery shop

10 hurt in Comilla BNP-AL clash during hartal

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between the activists BNP and Awami League in Homna upazila of Comilla during a daylong hartal enforced by main opposition BNP. Local BNP called dawn-to-dusk hartal in Pabna and Bhola districts,

Tension flares countrywide

Tension flares countrywide

Political gatherings banned in four divisional cities, four districts towns; BGB deployed in six district headquarters; at least 181 opposition activists allegedly arrested in 10 districts

Local administrations yesterday banned all forms of political gatherings in four divisional cities and imposed Section 144 in four district towns to prevent violent face-offs between the ruling and the opposition parties, which declared to hold rallies at same venues

2 of a family killed in Comilla road crash

Two people were killed and three injured — all five from the same family — when their car fell into a ditch on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Daudkandi upazila of Comilla Saturday. The deceased were identified as Nurul Alam, 48,

5 cops hurt in Comilla, Jhenidah Shibir attack

5 cops hurt in Comilla, Jhenidah Shibir attack

At least five policemen were injured as the activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir attacked the law enforcers in Comilla and Jhenidah towns during their countrywide demonstration programme Thursday morning. Three constables were hurt in Comilla while two in Jhenidah when


250 Comilla Jamaat men sued

Police have filed a case against 250 leaders and activists of Jamaat and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, in connection with Wednesday’s hartal violence in Laksham upazila of Comilla. Jamaat enforced the 48-hour countrywide hartal (shutdown) from 6:00am Wednesday

Trucker held over 7 Comilla kids’ death

Police have arrested the driver of a truck which hit a school van, killing seven children in Comilla in March. Being tipped-off, law enforcers picked up Md Sohel, 30, of Noakhali, at the capital’s Tejgaon Industrial Area on Sunday night,

Vehicles waiting in long queues at Chhoygharia in Chandina upazila of Comilla after two vehicles collided on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway Friday. Photo: STAR

35-km tailback on Dhk-Ctg highway

Hundreds of passengers remained stuck for more than six hours after a covered van and a truck collided on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chandina upazila of Comilla Friday creating a 35-kilometre tailback. Describing the incident, Muhammad Hasan, a sergeant of

Comilla University bans political activities

Comilla University bans political activities

Comilla University authorities have imposed a ban on rallies, processions and other political activities on the campus for an indefinite period since Tuesday. The decision came from an emergency meeting of the university proctorial body Monday night, reports our Comilla

Robbers kill expatriate in Comilla

Robbers kill expatriate in Comilla

Robbers killed an expatriate by slitting his throat and looted valuables from his house in Nangalkot upazila on Comilla early Thursday. The deceased, Tazul Islam, 60, has been leaving in Oman for the last 30 years. Tazul was murdered just

Heat from burning of toxic gas at nearby gasfield has damaged paddy on 300 acres and many trees in three villages at Bangora of Comilla.  PHOTO: STAR
Exploration In Block 9 In Comilla

Heat from burning gas damages crops, trees

Paddy on three hundred acres of land and a good number of trees in three villages got burnt allegedly due to the heat from burning of poisonous gas by Tullo Bangladesh Ltd, a company of UK-based Tullow Oil plc, at

30-km tailback in Comilla

30-km tailback in Comilla

Hundreds of passengers remain stuck for hours in a 30-kilometre tailback on Dhaka-Chittagong highway after a covered van and a truck collided head-on in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla Thursday. Describing the incident, Shainur Rahman Shahin, a sergeant of Eliotgonj Highway Police

National Mourning Day

AL leaders to feed destitutes as poll campaign strategy

Awami League lawmakers will feed the destitute people across the country on National Mourning Day today as part of an election campaign strategy for the next general polls. In addition, the party will organise special prayers in all mosques, temples

Unscrupulous people continue building a market after illegally occupying a piece of land beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway near Daudkandi upazila headquarters in Comilla district, hampering vehicular movement as well as the ongoing work for turning the important highway into a four-lane one.  PHOTO: STAR

Illegal structures beside highway mushrooming

Traffic jam, accidents, crimes on the rise

Unscrupulous influential people are building illegal set-ups including shops and stands for different vehicles beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway in the district. The callous acts, aiming at earning huge money especially from rent and advance money, go on unabated at different places

2 cops, Shibir men hurt in Comilla clash

Two policemen and five activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, were injured in a clash at Nangalkot upazila in Comilla Saturday. The clash erupted when a patrol team of the law enforcers came under attack by Shibir

Vehicles waiting in long queues at Gouripur in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla after two vehicles collided on the Meghna-Gumti Bridge early Tuesday. Photo: STAR

35-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Hundreds of passengers remained stuck in a 35-kilometre tailback on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway for hours after two covered vans collided in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla early Tuesday. The gridlock, created around 1:30am, started to ease at noon after police removed

Vehicles are seen stranded at Gouripur area in Daukandi upazila Friday afternoon. Photo: Star

30-km tailback on Dhk-Ctg highway

Hundreds of passengers remained stuck for hours as four covered vans overturned in separate points of the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in four upazilas of Comilla Friday, creating a 30-kilometre tailback. A Dhaka-bound covered van from Chittagong overturned in Raipur upazila around

Pro-hartal activists set fire to tyres during a daylong hartal in Natore Thursday morning. Photo: STAR

Vandalism, detention mark hartal in 3 northern dists

Comilla hartal peaceful

A daylong hartal (shutdown) called by Islami Chhatra Shibir demanding “release of two of its Rajshahi University (RU) unit leaders who were arrested in Dhaka” is progressing amid vandalism, detention and procession in three northern districts on Thursday. The hartal

10 hurt in Comilla Shibir-BCL clash

At least 10 people were injured when the activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir and Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) clashed in Laksam upazila in Comilla on Saturday. Police said the two student bodies backed by Jamaat-e-Islami and ruling Awami League respectively