PM Hasina flags off new intercity train 'Chilahati Express' on Dhaka-Chilahati route
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (June 4, 2023) flagged off a new intercity train named 'Chilahati Express' on Dhaka-Chilahati-Dhaka route in a bid to strengthen the connectivity between the northern region with the capital and expand the business in the area. The premier commissioned the Chilahati Express through a virtual platform, joining an event at Chilahati Railway Station from her official residence Ganabhaban. Read more: PM strikes defiant tone in face of US pressure The Chilahati Express, having the capacity of 800 passengers, will run on Dhaka-Chilahati-Dhaka route six days in a week. Now freight trains and cross-border train ‘Mitali Express’ run on the Dhaka-Chilahati route. Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan spoke at the function from Chilahati end in Nilphamari, while lawmaker Asaduzzaman Noor MP (Nilphamari-2) and other local MPs, among others, were present there. Read more: Govt’s efforts on to keep economy vibrant despite global recession: PM Principal Secretary Tofazzel Hossain Miah conducted the event, while Railways Secretary Muhammad Humayun Kabir delivered the welcome speech from Ganabhaban end.
Misconduct with Judge: Nilphamari bar association president, 2 other lawyers summoned
The High Court (HC) on Wednesday summoned three lawyers, including the president of Nilphamari Bar Association, for indecent behaviour with a judge inside a courtroom in Nilphamari. They were asked to appear before the court on February 14 to explain the allegation of misconduct. The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order following a written complaint by Golam Sarowar, a judge of Nilphamari Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1. Read more: 21 lawyers should be ashamed of indecent slogans against B'baria Judge, HC observes Those summoned are Nilphamari Bar Association president Advocate Md Momtazul Haque, Advocate Md Azharul Islam and Advocate Ferdous Alam. Besides, the court issued a rule questioning why punitive action should not be taken against them on contempt of court charge. Judge Golam Sarowar of Nilphamari Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 on November 29 sent a written complaint to the High Court to take action against those involved in it. Read more: Misconduct with Judge: HC summons B’baraia Bar Association president, 2 lawyers The registrar general produced the letter before the Chief Justice on December 29 and the High Court bench was designated by him to dispose of the matter. According to the complaint, the three lawyers indecently asked the judge to leave the courtroom after he delivered a judgment on November 28. They also hurled abusive words at the court, as per the complaint.
Ten people hurt in collision between locomotive and train in Nilphamari
Ten people were injured in a head-on-collision between a locomotive and a passenger train at Chilahati rail station in Domar upazila of Nilphamari district on Wednesday. Abu Kaisar, booking assistant of Chilahati Rail Station, said the accident occurred at 8:10 am when the Khulna-bound ‘Rupsha express’ train from Chilahati hit the stationary locomotive of ‘Mitali Express’ train at the outer signal of the station on India-Dhaka route due to poor visibility caused by dense fog. Read more: Lalmonirhat mother, daughter crushed to death by train Ten people including three locomotive masters of the two trains were injured, he said. The injured were given first aid. The train movement from Chilahati Rail Station remained suspended following the accident.
Couple killed after covered van rams motorcycle in Nilphamari
A motorcyclist and his wife were killed as a covered van hit their vehicle on Nilphamari-Syedpur road in Sadar upazila of Niphamari on Wednesday, police said. The deceased were identified as Paresh Chandra Roy, 40, and Maya Rani Roy, 28. They worked at Nilphamari Export Processing Zone (EPZ). The accident occurred in the evening when the covered van crashed into the motorcycle with a lot of force near Shimultala while Paresh and Maya were returning from work, Shawkat Ali, officer-in-charge (OC) of Nilphamari Sadar Police Station, said. Read more: Four die in horrific road crash in Gazipur The couple died instantly from the impact of the crash, the OC said. "Police could not seize the vehicle as its driver sped away after the accident."
Nilphamari: Husband attempts suicide after killing wife, daughter
A man allegedly killed his wife and minor daughter over a family feud in Domar upazila of the district on Wednesday afternoon. The accused also stabbed his mother-in-law and threw his 14-day-old baby boy identified as Yasin Islam in a pond during the incident, creating a scene in the area. Ziarul Islam, 30, also attempted to end his own life by stabbing himself following the incident. The ill-fated housewife identified as Ratna Begum, 26, and her two-year-old daughter Yasmin Ara, were residents of Pachhim Boragari village in the upazila. Local people said Ratna along with her husband and children had been staying at her father’s house at Nimojkhana Hartaktala village since before the delivery of son Yasin. Ziarul, a carpenter by profession, wanted to take his family members away to his house on Wednesday morning and was locked in a quarrel with his wife over the issue. At one point of the brawl, the unruly Ziarul stabbed his wife and daughter with a sharp knife, leaving them dead on the spot, they said. The accused also stabbed the mother-in-law while she was trying to save Ratna and Yasmin. Ziarul unbelievably threw his newborn baby in the pond. Yasin is now undergoing treatment at Upazila Health Complex. Read: BCL leader stabbed to death in Rangamati Aminul Islam Rimun, chairman of Boragari Union Parishad, said an argument between the couple was settled through arbitration around three months back. The argument led to the killing, he suspected. Md Mahmud un-Nabi, Officer-in-charge (OC) of Domar Police Station, said the bodies were sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) morgue for autopsy. Ziarul is undergoing treatment at the RMCH while the two others at the Upazila Health Complex, he said adding that no case was yet filed in this connection.
Nilphamari Chomiruddin School & College lift National School Football title
Nilphamari's Chomiruddin School & College clinched the Bangladesh Football Federation National School Football Championship 2022 title after beating Jashore's Benapole Secondary School 1-0 in the final at the Paltan Maidan Outer Stadium Wednesday. Naim Islam scored the match-winning goal for Chomiruddin in the 10th minute. Jilkot Hossain of the team was adjudged the best player of the final. Also, Naim of Chomiruddin became the highest scorer (seven goals), Sourav Sarkar of Noakhali's Arun Chandra High School was adjudged the best goalkeeper, and Saidur Rahman Rahul of Benapole Secondary School was named the best player of the tournament. Ali Idris High School of Habiganj received the fair play trophy award. Earlier, Benapole Secondary School reached the final after beating Suti VM Pilot Model Government High School of Tangail 2-1 in the first semifinal. Read: Bangabandhu National Football Championship final Monday Chomiruddin booked a berth in the final after outplaying Arun Chandra High School 4-2 in the tie-breaker as the second semifinal match between them ended in a 1-1 draw. Fifty-one school teams participated in the regional phase of the competition in eight zonal venues. Later, eight champion teams took part in the final round at the Paltan Maidan in Dhaka.
2 suspected JMB militants held in Nilphamari
Members of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have arrested two suspected members of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Sadar upazila of Nilphamari. The arrestees were identified as Md Anwar Hossain alias Apel, 26, and Md Hafizul Islam, 30, both of Nilphamari district. According to a media release from Bangladesh Police, an ATU team, tipped-off, made the arrest after conducting separate drives at Sutipara village and Uttara EPZ area of the district on Monday. READ: Suspected JMB militant held in capital During the drive, two mobile sets, three SIM cards, books on extremism and several leaflets were recovered from their possession, said the release. A case was filed at Nilphamari Sadar police station against the arrestees, it added.
Couple killed in Nilphamari road accident
A couple was killed in a road crash at Kazirhat in Nilphamari Sadar upazila on Sunday morning. The deceased were Swapan Roy, 30, and his wife Sumi Roy, 25, both workers of Sonic Company at Uttara Export Processing Zone. Witnesses said they were going to Uttara EPZ on the motorcycle of another person to join the work. Read: 4 die as train hits auto-rickshaw in Nilphamari As the motorcyclist lost control while overtaking a truck the couple was crushed under its wheels. Fortunately, Satish Chandra, the motorcyclist, survived. Nilphamari Police OC Mahmud-Un-Nabi said that the bodies were recovered and sent to the Nilphamari Hospital morgue for autopsy. The truck was seized, he said.
Bangamata Football: Nilphamari emerge group champions beating Rangpur
Nilphamari District emerged Group F champions in the Bangamata National Women’s Football Championship defeating Rangpur District by 2-0 goals in the final at the Bir Muktijoddha Shirajul Islam Stadium in Panchagarh on Monday. After a barren first half, Sabita scored first for Nilphamari in the 49th minute (1-0) while Mitu confirmed the winners’ victory scoring one more goal in the 59th minute (2-0). In Group A, Rangmati District moved into the final beating Khagrachhari District by 2-1 goals at the Bhasha Shaheed Abdus Salam Stadium in Feni on Monday. Also read: Fed Cup Football: Saif, Mohammedan reach semifinals After a goalless first half, Crowching put Khagrachhari team ahead in the 56th minute (1-0) while Julekha leveled the margin for Rangamati District in the 66th minute (1-1) . Malini scored the match-winner for Rangmati in the 77th minute (2-1) . In the day’s other Group A match, Cox’s Bazar District reachedthe semifinal eliminating Lakshipur District by 6-0 goals at the same venue. Also read: Fed Cup Football: Mohammedan reach semifinal eliminating Ctg Abahani Maria made a hattrick scoring three goals in the 36th, 40th nd 51st minutes, Sumaiya struck two in the 56th and 82nd minutes while Salma scored the remaining goal for Cox’s Bazar in the 13th minute.
Four teens crushed to death by speeding train in Nilphamari
Four teenagers playing near a railway track were crushed to death by a speeding train in Nilphamari's Sadar upazila early on Wednesday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. But all of them were boys aged between 12 and 14 years, police said. The accident occurred around 7am when the four teenagers were playing near the railway track in the Boubazar area of the upazila. Read: Unidentified youth killed in train Accident "Rajshahi-bound Titumir Express hit the boys, leaving them dead on the spot," said Lutfur Rahman, the officer-in-charge of Nilphamari Government Railway Police. Train accidents in Bangladesh Train accidents are common in Bangladesh, many at unmanned level crossings and some due to the poor condition of tracks. According to data provided by the Bangladesh Railway, in August 2019, only 466 gates of its 1,412 level crossings had gatemen. In November 2019, a deadly collision occurred between Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita Express and Chattogram-bound Udayan Express on the Dhaka-Chattogram route near the Mandbagh railway station in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria. Read: Railway staff responsible for Brahmanbaria train accident: Probe bodies The train crash had left at least 16 people dead and over 100 others injured. At least 113 people, including 26 women and 11 children, were killed in railway accidents between January 1 and June 30 this year, according to a July report, jointly prepared by the Green Club of Bangladesh (GCB) and the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways.