Sirajganj


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Sirajganj

 

a city in Bangladesh, situated on the right bank of the Jamuna River. Population, 47,100 (1961). Sirajganj is a transportation junction and river port. The city has a railroad station and a ferry crossing that connects the railroads of the western and eastern parts of Bangladesh. A commercial center, Sirajganj has a jute industry.

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In another incident, at least 14 persons were killed and 30 others injured in a road crash in Western Sirajganj district as two passenger buses, one from capital Dhaka and the other from western Rajshahi, collided head-on at Sirganj, the western end of Bangabandhu Bridge over the Jamuna river in the early hours Saturday.
Witnesses and reports said two people were killed as the BNP led activists clashed with police late on Wednesday at southeastern Noakhali while another death was reported from northwestern Sirajganj.
Separately, police said an auto-rickshaw passenger was attacked and killed by anti-government protesters in the central district of Sirajganj, bringing the death toll to seven in violence that began on Monday, the first anniversary of an election rejected by the opposition.
According to the Daily Star, Md Samsul Haque, officer-in-charge of Chowhali Police Station, said that strong current caused the boat to overturn in the Jamuna river in Chowhali upazila of Sirajganj this morning, around 11:00am.
Police said one protester drowned in the northern town of Sirajganj after he jumped into a pond to escape tear gas, although ATN News TV station said he died after being hit by a gas shell.
Furthermore, distinct epidemiologic origins characterize these viruses; the A/chicken/Bangladesh/12VIR-7140-7/2012 virus was identified in a chicken farm located in Sirajganj district in January 2012, whereas the A/chicken/ Bangladesh/12VIR-7140-16/2012 strain was detected 2 months later (March 2012) from organs collected in Kaptan Bazar in Dhaka (Table), which is 126 km from Sirajganj district.
The middle chars includes the 5 Districts of Bogra, Jamalpur, Tangail, Sirajganj, Sherpur and Pabna in the Jamuna River drainage and the north bank of the Padma River.
A teenage protester was killed in a similar clash in Sirajganj district, 105 kilometres (65 miles) northwest of Dhaka, the Daily Star newspaper reported.
Six of the convicted in the courtroom in the town of Sirajganj, in north-central Bangladesh, while the other five are fugitives and sentenced in absentia.
With the number of mobile phone users on the rise, the government recently signed deals with two major phone operators to send instant alerts on cyclone or flood forecasts to their customers in the southern Cox's Bazar and central Sirajganj districts, said Golam Kibria, a spokesman for the Disaster Management Ministry.
Six more people drowned in the hardest-hit northern districts of Sirajganj and Tangail late on Wednesday, raising the flood death toll to 46, the Food and Disaster Management Ministry said.