WOLFEBORO — A Wolfeboro resident escaped a scary situation and Wolfeboro police officers went for an urgent swim after a vehicle plunged into Lake Winnipesaukee on Wednesday evening. "She had managed to roll the windows down and get out," said Rondeau, though the witnesses hadn't seen her escape. So, when officers arrived, the people on scene excitedly told them that the driver was still in the vehicle. Though the driver was shaken up, Rondeau said there were no serious injuries resulting from the accident. Fire Department divers responded and were able to remove the vehicle from the water.
June 24, 2017 07:41 UTC
Yaba is usually smuggled into Bangladesh through 45 routes of Cox’s Bazar district, bordering Myanmar's Rakhine State, according to intelligence agencies. RAB had previously seized 2.75 million yaba tablets from a similar trawler on Jan 17 of last year. Another 2 million tablets were seized from a deep sea operation on a trawler on Apr 16, 2016. RAB claimed one of those detained, Mojaher was the chief of the Anwara-Gohira yaba trafficking ring. The navy had also seized 1.5 million yaba tablets from a trawler near Chittagong port in February 2015.
June 24, 2017 07:41 UTC
According to port authorities, launches have made 33 trips from the Sadarghat by 9:30am on Saturday. Despite the near doubling of trips, relatively few passengers had used the launches on Friday, said MV Tipu Launch Manager Md Farooq Hossain. Port authorities are, however, forcing launches to leave the port without a full consignment of passengers, Hossain said. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authorities said they were only following 'proper procedures' to avoid congestion. A total of 236 Dhaka Metropolitan Police personnel were on duty in the Sadarghat area around peak hours (12pm to 10pm), he told bdnews24.com.
June 24, 2017 07:41 UTC
Bangladesh ranked fifth in a list of countries with lowest positive emotions, according to Gallup’s 2017 Global Emotions Report published last week. The surveyor interviewed 149,000 residents in 142 countries with questions to identify positive and negative emotions among people. The country was ranked third in the list of lowest positive emotions in 2014, as compared to fifth in 2016. Yemen was the country with lowest positive emotions while Paraguay termed as the country with highest positive emotions. In these interviews, Gallup asked people whether they experienced five positive and negative emotions a lot the previous day.
June 24, 2017 06:56 UTC
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia has said there is no threat of militant attacks in the country during the Eid festival. The DMP chief made the comment on Saturday while visiting the National Eidgah where the main Eid congregation will be taken place. “There is no militant threat during Eid. But keeping the militant attack on Sholakia Eid congregation and Gulshan attack in mind, we have taken highest security measures,” Asaduzzaman said. Within a week of Gulshan attack, another militant attack was carried out near Sholakia Eidgah where hundreds of thousands had gathered for Eid congregation last year.
June 24, 2017 06:34 UTC
Their numbers have increased due to the Eid rush and that has led to the slow pace,” he said. However, police and many transport operators have also blamed Nalka Bridge as one of the reasons for the dreadfully slow traffic movement on this road. Tangail’s Superintendent of Police Md Mahbub Alam said the slow pace on the west bank of Bangabandhu Bridge has also influenced the traffic at Tangail, but there was no major gridlock. Gazipur’s transport workers also held the Nalka Bridge responsible for the slow pace. Buses returning from the north were getting delayed because of the traffic until Tangail’s Elenga, said Tanjila Travels counter manager Ibrahim at Bhogra.
June 24, 2017 06:33 UTC
The additional finance to the Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project will help 650,000 of the city’s residents, it said in a press release. According to Soma Ghosh Mollick, the World Bank team leader for the project, 65 million people in Bangladesh gained access to safe water between 1990 and 2015. “Yet less than a third of the urban population has piped water, and the supply is often unreliable and intermittent. Major cities like Chittagong face a growing population but have inadequate water infrastructure and service delivery capacity,” he said. With these new funds, World Bank support to the project now stands at $218.50 million.
June 24, 2017 06:22 UTC
Pawan Kumar Chamling, chief minister of Sikkim, on Thursday extended his support for separate Gorkhaland by sending a letter to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh after 45 members of the Gorkha Territorial Administration tendered their resignation. “The fulfillment of the constitutional demand of the people in Darjeeling hills, which is deeply connected with the national identity of the Indian Gorkhas, will provide long-awaited justice to their patriotism, which has been second to none. Creation of Gorkhaland state will also restore permanent peace and prosperity to the region and Sikkim will be hugely benefitted as her developmental tempo can be maintained undisturbed,” the letter said. Sikkim shares a border with China and Nepal, while Darjeeling shares border with Nepal. This has to be comprehended.”Gorkhaland is a proposed state of India demanded by the people of Darjeeling hills and Nepali-Indian Gorkhas.
June 24, 2017 06:00 UTC
By 9am on Saturday 16 trains had left Kamalapur. The crowds were heaviest on the Teesta Express to Dewanganj, the Dhumketu to Rajshahu, the Nilsagar Express to Chilahati and the Dewanganj Express trains. The Rangpur Express, scheduled to leave Kamalapur Station at 9am, had not arrived by 9:30am. The rail authorities have informed passengers the train will leave the station at 12:40pm. “There was some delay due to excess passengers,” Kamalapur Station Manager Sitangshu Chakravarty told bdnews24.com.
June 24, 2017 05:48 UTC
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has requested individuals and organisations to take its money-escort service while carrying big amount of cash from one place to another during Eid-ul-Fitr. DMP also requested garments authorities to take the service at the time of carrying salary and bonus of the workers, DMP Deputy Commissioner (media) Masudur Rahman told Bangla Tribune Saturday. Along with local police stations, five teams are kept ready for Ramna, Motijheel, Wai and Lalbagh zones and another five teams for Mirpur, Gulshan, Uttara and Tejgaon zones for providing money-escort service. The DMP has requested to contact with the local police station or Police Control Room to get the money-escort service. The contact numbers of the control room are – 9559933, 9551188, 9514400 and 01713-398311.
June 24, 2017 05:26 UTC
The river port provides waterway access to 21 districts in the south of the country. Over 600 vessels, most of them small, were waiting to make the Padma crossing at the port around 9am on Saturday morning. “The number of passengers and vessels has increased steadily since the morning,” said Shimulia port BIWTC Manager Abdul Alim. A total of 18 ferries are making the trip from Shimulia to Kanthalbari port for the Eid trips, the official said. One-hundred-and-twenty police personnel have been deployed in the Gojaria area of the highway to help with Eid travel, he added.
June 24, 2017 05:26 UTC
A BERC official, wishing not to be named, said: “All companies and agencies from the power sector have already submitted their proposals to BERC on electricity price hike. The hearing may continue for five days and the new price may come into effect from October this year.”The gas price hike, which has already been made for twice in this year, has pushed up the necessity for holding the public hearing for electricity price, officials said. The proposal states that it is necessary to increase the retail power tariff to Tk7.71 from Tk6.73. “I do not find any reason behind raising the existing power price. “I think power price will be reduced.
June 24, 2017 05:03 UTC
Corsicana, TX (75110)TodayThunderstorms this morning, then cloudy skies this afternoon. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%..TonightVariably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
June 24, 2017 05:03 UTC
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June 24, 2017 04:41 UTC
Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. The landslide blocked a two-kilometre (1.24 miles) stretch of a nearby river and 1.6 kilometres of road, according to Xinhua. State television reports showed villagers and rescuers scrambling over mounds of mud and rocks that had slid down the mountainside. There is an extensive network of dams in the region, including two hydropower plants in Diexi town near the buried village. The researcher, whose name wasn’t given, also warned of the risk that a dam could collapse, endangering communities further downstream.
June 24, 2017 04:21 UTC