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Two minors drown in Padma

Pabna: Two minors including a girl were drowned in Padma River at Radhakanto village in Sadar upazila on Friday noon, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Jim, 9, son of Amirul Hossain and Akhi, 8, daughter of Alam Sardar of the village.

Additional Superintendent Goutam Kumar Biswas said Jim and Akhi drowned while they were playing on the river bank at noon.

Soon after the incident, locals began search operation and the body of Jim was recovered in the evening but Akhi could not be found till 10 pm due to high tide in the river, the officer added.

Taraq Eko, station officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence in the district, said they were informed about the incident around 8:30 pm.

They could not initiate the rescue operation due to the shortage of divers in the station, he said adding that they would begin the operation on Saturday morning

9 Jamaat-Shibir men held

BAGERHAT: Police in a drive arrested at least nine leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir while conducting a secret meeting in Fakirhat area of the upazila on Friday afternoon, reports UNB.

The arrestees were identified as Sheikh Farad, Sheikh Habibur Rahman, Golam Hossain Patwari, Md Abdur Rahman Sardar,MatlobSheikh, Md Abdullah Sheikh, Abdus Sheikh, SheikhIdrishAli and Md Yunus Ali, residents of different upazilas of the district.

Being tipped-off, a police team conducted a drive at the resident of Jamaat leader Selim and arrested them while conducting a secret meeting, saidPankagChandra Roy, superintendent of the district police.

They were planning to create sabotage and terrorist activities in the area, the official claimed.

Minor dies after falling off bridge

CUMILLA:  A minor boy was killed as he fell from a bridge and drowned in the canal in Jagannatpur village of Debidwar upazila on Friday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Jesan, 5, son of Saudi expatriate Dulal Mia of the village in the upazila.

Family members said Jesan fell from the bridge and drowned in the canal while he was playing alone on the bridge without railings near his house at noon.

Later, locals recovered the body from the canal, said MA Salam, chairman of the local union parishad.

Youth found hanging

Natore: Police recovered the hanging body of a young man from a mango orchard at Kalikapur village in Bagatipara upazila on Saturday morning, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Ratan, son of Abdul Mannan, a resident of Kalikapur village. Locals spotted the hanging body of Ratan at the orchard and informed police.

Later, police recovered the body, said Rostam Ali, sub-inspector of Bagatipara police station.

Week-long tree fair begins

GAIBANDHA:  A week-long fruit bearing and timber tree fair began on the premises of Independence Square of the town here on Friday amid much enthusiasm to all the concerned, reports BSS.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and Social Forest Department (SFD) jointly have arranged the fair in cooperation with district administration.

A discussion meeting was also held on Friday afternoon with deputy director of DAE AKM Ruhul Amin in the chair.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Gautam Chandra Pal addressed the function as the chief guest and additional police super Moynul Haque, and divisional forest officer, Rangpur Rafiquzzaman Shah, were present as the special guests. Earlier, DC Gautam Chandra Pal formally inaugurated the fair through cutting a red tape as the chief guest.

More than 30 stalls of different government departments, non government organizations and private nurseries have been set up in the fair.

32 held in Dinajpur

DINAJPUR: Law enforcers, in special drives arrested 32 persons including six drug traders from different areas of the district in last 12-hour ending at 8am yesterday morning, reports BSS.

Law enforcers also seized 304 bottles of phensidyl and 118 pieces of yaba tablets during the drives.

Police said they were picked up from different areas of the district on different charges. Several cases, including charges of subversive activities, are pending with different police stations against the arrested persons, the sources added. Meanwhile, members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive detained two drug traders with 304 bottles of Phensidyl around 11pm from Hili Railway Station in Hakimpur upazila of the district.


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