Faridpur


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Faridpur

(fərēd`poŏr), town (1991 pop. 74,000), S Bangladesh. It is a district administrative center, a railway terminus, and a market town for jute and rice. It has a thermal power station and jute mills. There are five colleges affiliated with Dhaka Univ. The town is named for Farid Shah, a Muslim saint whose shrine is there.
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Daily Somoyer Alo news editor Kamalesh Roy's father Kalipada Roy on Saturday died of old age complications in Faridpur, reports BSS.
The prosecution had brought eight charges against the expelled Jamt-e-Islami leader for crimes he committed in Faridpur during the war.
News Desk: At least three people were killed in separate road crashes in capital city and Faridpur on Saturday.
Four final round matches of the Inter-district Women's Kabaddi competition were decided on the opening day (Friday) at Faridpur district, reports BSS.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Gopalganj Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman Sarker, Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohammad Saidur Rahman Khan, Vice-President of Central Krishak League Arifur Rahman Khokhan, Faridpur District Council Chairman Md Loqman Hossain Mridha and General Secretary of Gopalganj district AL Mahbub Ali Khan were present on the occasion, among others.
The minister said this while exchanging views with members of the Christian community at Faridpur Baptist Church on the occasion of Christmas day, the biggest religious festival of the Christian community, yesterday.