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30 hurt as university students, villagers clash in Gopalganj

Gopalganj: At least 30 people were injured in a clash among the students of Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) and villagers over a trifling matter at Gobra village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday, reports UNB.

Quoting locals, police said a football match was arranged between the university students and a group of youths of Gobra village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

An altercation ensued among the boys after the match over taking bath in a pond, said Manirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.

When the students went to take bath in the pond, a group of youths beat some of them around 7 pm.

As soon as the news spread, BSMRSTU students became angry and broke into a clash with the villagers that left 30 people from both sides injured.

Of the injured, 15 were taken to sadar hospital. The students also vandalised several shops and two motorcycles and set those on fire during the clash that took places from 7 pm to 10 pm.

On information, a firefighting unit rushed in and doused the flame.

Being informed, police went to the spot brought the situation under control. Additional police have been deployed to avert further trouble, said the OC.

Sit-in program held for river re-excavation

Moulvibazar: Different organizations of the district staged a sit-in program seeking immediate initiatives and their implementations for building embankments and re-excavating rivers in the area on Wednesday, reports UNB.

More than 50 socio-cultural and voluntary organizations took part in the program under the banner of ‘Manu and Dholaiparer Janagosthi’ between 11am and 1 pm in front of the district’s Water Development Board.

Speakers at the sit-in claimed three rivers-Kushiara, Manu and Dhalai--- have lost their navigability due to a long gap in re-excavating the rivers, causing frequent floods in the regions that incurred huge losses in the four upazilas in the district and led to400,00 4 lakhs people by the flood this year.

Zila Parishad Chairman Azizur Rahman, AL President of the district Nesar Ahmed, municipality mayor Md Fazlur Rahman, UP Chairman of the district sadar, Mizanur Rahman Mizan spoke on this occasion. A memorandum was put forward to the Prime Minister after the sit-in program through the district deputy commissioner.

Abducted college girl rescued

Netrakona: Police rescued a college girl, who was abducted from Kenduaupazilaon June 27, from Keuatkhali in Mymensingh district on Wednesday, reports UNB.

Sub-inspector Tarek Mohammad Masud of Kendua Police Station said the girl, daughter of Abdul Kaiyum Bhuiya of Chandagati village in theupazila, was reportedly abducted by Tanmay Hossain Choton, son of a local Awami League leader Islam Uddin, on June 27.

Later, Kaiyum filed a case accusing Tanmoy and his parents with Kendua Police Station on the same day.

After an investigation, police rescued the girl and arrested Tanmoy from Keuatkhali area in the afternoon.

Later, Tanmoy was sent to jail while the victim was given to parents’ custody, he added.

Two sweetmeat shops fined

Jehnidah: The Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection on Wednesday fined Tk 20,000 to each of two sweetmeat shops for preparing and preservation of sweetmeats in an unhygienic environment in Goalpara bazar in Sadar upazila, reports UNB.

A mobile court led by Suchandan Mandal, assistant director of Jhenidah Consumer Rights Protection Department, conducted a drive at ‘Ashirwad Mishti’ and ‘Sweet Mishit’ shops in the afternoon and fined Tk 20,000 for selling rotten sweets and producing sweets in an unhygienic way.

The court also urged all other businessmen to follow the Consumer Rights Protection Act.

 

 

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