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BSF picks up Bangladeshi

from Thakurgaon border

Our correspondent, Thakurgaon

Members of Security Force of India (BSF) picked up a Bangladeshi national from Rotnai border area in Baliadangi upazila early yesterday.

The victim was identified as Abdul Barek, 25, son of Abdul Majid, resident of Ratnai Moradhar village and a cattle trader.

LT Col Mohammad Hossain, commanding officer of BGB-30 (Border Guard Bangladesh) battalion, said that a patrol team of BSF caught Barek when a group of cattle trader entered Indian border through Kotpara area in Rotnai BOP camp.

BGB members sent a letter for holding a flag meeting, said the official.

Huge firecrackers recovered from train at Benapole

Our correspondent, Benapole

Customs Intelligence officials in a drive recovered 3.5 maunds firecrackers from a commuter train at Navaran rail station here on Wednesday morning.

Abdus Sadeq, deputy commissioner of customs intelligence, said tipped off, a team of customs intelligence conducted the drive in a Khulna-bound commuter train from Benapole and recovered the firecrackers from a toilet of the train.

Customs Intelligence officials suspected that smugglers brought those firecrackers illegally from India through Putkhali frontier.

However, no one was arrested in this connection.

The firecrackers were deposited to Benapole Customs House. A case was filed.

Boy killed in road accident

Our correspondent, Panchagarh

A boy was killed in a road accident in Vojonpur area on Tetulia- Panchagarh high way under Tetulia upazila of the district on Tuesday evening.

The deceased was identified as Amjat Hossein 15, son of Anichur Rahman of Atarokari village in Tetulia upazila. He worked at Jamcon factory as laborer.

Police said the accident took place in the area when a stone laden truck crushed into Hossain while he was returning home from his factory on bicycle after finishing work, leaving him dead on the spot.

The truck was seized by locals but its driver managed to flee the scene.

Contraband drugs, jatka seized

STAFF REPORTER

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard seized a huge quantity of contraband drugs and other materials worth Tk 147.50 crore in separate drives in the coastal areas last month.

During the drives the law enforcers seized 12,50,530 pieces of yaba, 500gm of cannabis, 442 bottles of liquor worth Tk 62.55 crore and 16,572 kg of jatka (hilsa fry less than 10 inches) worth Tk 83.82 crore, says a press release.

The coast guard members also seized 1,53,10,000 metres current net and 90,03,200 metres other types of nets, 30,35,000 pieces shrimp, 31 boats and arrested 21 fishermen.

Besides, the law enforcers arrested nine robbers and recovered six arms and 27 rounds of bullets.

Coast Guard authorities said it follows the policy of zero tolerance to protect fisheries resources and to root out illegal drugs.

190 houses at Singair get

power connection

Manikganj: A total of 190 houses of Char Ulail village under Singair upazila of the district have been brought under rural electrification network by Manikganj Palli Bidyut Samity, reports BSS.

Popular Folk Singer Momtaj Begum, MP of Manikganj-2 constituency inaugurated the electrification supply yesterday at Char Ulail village of Dhalla union of the upazila as the chief guest.

Mahbubur Rahman, deputy general manager (DGM) of Singair Palli Bidyut Samity presided over the function.

Anwara Khatun, vice-chairman of Singair upazila parishad, freedom fighter Engineer Habibur Rahman and local Awami League leaders spoke on the occasion.

Over 3.5 kilometres areas of the village were brought under the power network.

 

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