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30 Brahmanbaria villages submerged   

Brahmanbaria: At least 30 villages in Akhaura upazila of the district were submerged due to rains and onrush of water from Indian hills over the past several days, reports UNB.

Onrush of water from Indian hills through Kalndi canal along Akhaura Land port area inundated different areas and roads in Kalikapur, Birchandrapur, Abdulahipur, Bongerchar villages.

Besides, a number of villages under Maniand, Mogra and Dharkhar unions went under water following the collapse of an embankment of Hawra River in India’s Trupra as well as onrush of water from Tripura hills causing immense suffering to locals.

A vast area of crops land, fish enclosure and roads in the area were submerged.

Farmers in the area have to face huge economic setback as their crops including Aman paddy and vegetables have been damaged by the floodwater.

Moreover, the flash floods washed away fish, frys from ponds and water bodies.

Jalal Uddin, chairman of Dakkhin Union Parishad, said water coming through Kalandi canal could not be stopped as well as these stranded water can’t be cleared from the area instantly.

Akhaura Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Mohammad Samsuzzaman said villagers who are living in homes made of clay have been evicted.

They would be brought under the relief programme, the UNO said adding that the district administration was keeping constant vigil to meet the situation.

Man gets life for murder

Sherpur: A court here on Tuesday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing a farmer in Nakal upazila in 2013, reports UNB.

The convict is Saiful Islam, son of Halku Miah of Kaiyakuri village in the upazila. He was also fined Tk 10,000, in default, to suffer four months more in prison.

According to the prosecution, Saiful Islam hit neighbour Mohidul in the head over a land dispute on January 5, 2013, leaving him critically injured.

Mohidul was taken to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries after five days.

Victim’s father Kafil Uddin filed a murder case with Nakla Police Station accusing four people. Police submitted a charge-sheet against three of them.

After examining the records and six witnesses, Additional District and Session’s Judge Md Mosleh Uddin handed down the verdict acquitting two accused—Saiful’s mother Kariman Nesa and aunt Sufia Khatun.

Training for women begins

GAIBANDHA: A three-month long training for women has begun at the training centre of Sinnomul Mohila Samity (SMS) of the town here yesterday morning, reports BSS.

An inaugural session organised by SMS was also held under Empowering Ultra Poor Women through Developing Para Vet project funded by Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, office sources said.

Additional deputy commissioner (General) Muhammad Mizanur Rahman addressed the function as the chief guest and District Livestock Officer Dr Abdul Latif was present at the event as special guest.

With executive director of SMS Murshidur Rahman Khan in the chair, the inaugural session was also addressed, among others, by assistant director ABM Masudunnabi Lipon and training facilitator Dr Rehena Begum.

Shamsul Alam said the project will be implemented by SMS at 13 unions of Sadar upazila for the term of three years and a number of women would be imparted free training here to make them para veterinarian.

After ending the training, the successful women would start work at their respective unions as para veterinarian and be able to earn economical profit, he added.

In this way, their poverty like situation would be removed through engaging in income generating activity and consequently, they would be self-dependent gradually, he further added.

The chief guest asked the trainees to be serious and to complete it successfully.

He also advised them to apply the knowledge acquired from the training in field level practically to change their lots economically, he added.

A total of 26 youth women from 13 unions of Sadar upazila are taking part in the training.

 

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