Robbery, rape on bus in Tangail: One arrested

News Desk : Raja Mia, who was detained in Tangail in relation to a robbery and rape that occurred inside of a moving bus, has been placed on a five-day remand. Police brought him before the court with a seven-day remand plea on Thursday, 4 August, and Tangail Senior Judicial Magistrate Badal Kumar Chand … Read more

Gang-rape, robbery on moving bus in Tangail

In Tangail, a group of armed men disguised as passengers boarded a bus headed for Chattogram, stole people’s money and possessions, and raped a woman while holding her at gunpoint. The terrifying occurrence happened early on Wednesday in Tangail’s Madhupur upazila’s Raktipara area, which is off the Dhaka-Tangail Highway. The bus of “Eagle Paribahan,” with … Read more

Porag wins Tangail int’l chess

Fide master Mehedi Hasan Porag emerged as the unbeaten champion of the Tangail international rating chess tournament at the Bangabandhu Auditorium of Tangail press club on Tuesday.
Porag beat Fide Master Debraj Chaterjee in the last of the eight-round championship on Tuesday to finish the tournament with seven points. International master Abu Sufian Shakil

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Tangail Int’l Rating Chess begins

The Tangail International Rating Chess tournament began at the Bangabandhu Auditorium of Tangail Press Club on Friday. The five-day tournament is organised by the Bangladesh Chess Federation in association with Tangail District Sports Association. A total of 125 local players along with four Indians are participating in the event, which has total prize money

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Bad days for good farmers in Bangladesh 

Chemically grown pineapples see higher demand
Bad days for good farmers in BangladeshConsumers are falling for chemically grown eye-candy pineapples that look bigger and brighter than the naturally farmed ones but actually taste bland and have less nutrient content.
This trend is hurting the farmers who are not using excessive chemicals while growing the fruit.
To get a firsthand experience of the market trend, this correspondent visited Jalchhatra Bazar in Tangail’s Madhupur on Monday.
Over 1.25 lakh tonnes of pineapple are produced in Madhupur a year, making it one of the country’s biggest pineapple producing

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A teacher with a difference

Bahaz takes no day-off, no leave for 33 years
Md Bahaz Ali Fakir, an English teacher of a secondary school, has not taken even a day’s leave for the past 33 years, setting an example of great devotion to his profession.
Teaching at Shaheed Smrity High School and College in Tangail’s Madhupur upazila, Bahaz, 55, has been off work only on weekends and national holidays over the years, despite many difficulties along the way.
Headmaster of the school Mohammad Bazlur Rashid Khan said

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Training aircraft crashes

Injured pilot dies at hospital
A pilot officer died and a squadron leader was injured when a Bangladesh Air Force training aircraft crashed in Madhupur upazila of Tangail yesterday. Pilot Officer Shariful Haque succumbed to his injuries at Combined Military Hospital in Ghatail, reports our correspondent in Tangail.
Squadron Leader Muhammad Mamunur Rashid is receiving treatment at the hospital, an

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Lathi Khela to celebrate Tangail Free Day

Lathi Khela (A traditional Bangladeshi martial art form) was held in Tangail town last Sunday to celebrate Tangail Free Day (December 11). Tangail district was freed from the Pakistani Armed Forces on this day during the Liberation War.
Lathial Mohammad Azhar and his group from Aloa Bhabani village, Tangail staged a performance at Shaheed Memorial Municipal Park in the town. The group performed various acts like Baoi Jhak (group fight), Nori Bari (mock fight with sticks), Fala Khela and Dao Khela (mock

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Cheers for a noble bid

Mid-day meal introduced in school set up by day labourers
It does not matter how old the saying, “Unity is strength”, is. The truth is that the outcome of a collective effort has never lost its glory. Do you remember the primary school that was set up by 17 enthusiastic day labourers in a remote area of Madhupur in Tangail district ? Well, it finally did manage to draw the government’s attention.
The Uttar Aronkhola Non-Government Primary School yesterday introduced free lunches for its 228 students under the government’s feeding programme for students

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Tale of a torchbearer

Visually-impaired ex-cotton mill worker runs free education centre for children in Tangail
Rafiqul Bari indeed knows what it means to see nothing. He was born with normal organs, but a slight stomach problem at the age of two changed his life forever. Wrong treatment by a quack made him blind.
So to ease a little the heavy burden weighing down physically or mentally challenged children in life, he has set up a centre to give them the basic education and vocational training for free.
Founded in 2003 at Ghatail in Tangail, the Welfare Centre for Challenged

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Doctor for the poor

Kiwi living his dream in Bangladesh, providing healthcare to the helpless for close to 30 years
Thousands of miles away from home, someone is living up to his childhood promise: helping the helpless.
In a rare example of love and sacrifice, he has been treating poor patients in Madhupur reserved forest area in Tangail for 28 years almost for free.
Dr Edric Baker, a citizen of New Zealand, set up a healthcare centre at Kailakuri village of the union in 1983 and has since been giving treatment and medicine to the locals.
For checkup, he charges

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3 crushed to death

Mobile talking on rail tracks blamed 
Three people including a TV cameraman were crushed under the wheels of a train in Kalihati upazila of the district early yesterday.
The three were standing on railway tracks and talking over the mobile phone when Dhaka-bound Drutojan Express from Rangpur knocked them down, said Helalul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge

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22 drivers fined

22 drivers fined
A mobile court yesterday fined 22 drivers a total of Tk 5,500 on different charges including careless driving and talking over the mobile phone while driving on the approach road to Bangabandhu Bridge in Tangail.
Of the 22, the drivers of passenger buses and goods-laden trucks, who were seen talking over the mobile phone while driving, were fined Tk 300 each under motor vehicle ordinance. The others were fined Tk

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