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Nurse dies falling off Cumilla Hospital rooftop

Cumilla: A nurse died falling from the rooftop of a dormitory of Comilla Medical College and Hospital yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Aklima Khandaker, hailing from Nagalkot upazila, a senior nurse of the hospital. Doctor Swapan Kumar Odhikari, principal of the hospital, said Aklima fell down from the rooftop of the dormitory in the morning and sustained severe injuries.

Later, she was rushed to the emergency unit of the hospital where doctors declared her dead.

Man gets life for rape

Khulna: A tribunal on Thursday sentenced a man to life term rigorous imprisonment in a case filed for raping a 13-year-old girl, 19 years after it was filed.

Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 Mohiduzzaman handed down the verdict in the afternoon. The convict Jalal, 25, son of Shahjahan of Khalishpurhousing area of the district was absconding since the incident.

On April 14, 1999, Jalal took the 13-year-old girl outside of their residence for a walk and violated her in association with one of his friends, said Public Prosecutor (PP) Sumanto Kumar Biswas. Victim's mother MamtazBegum filed a case with Khalishpur Police Station on September 3 of the same year.  Later, Sub-inspector Rezaul Karim, investigation officer of the case submitted the chargesheet against Jalal and another unknown offender, he added.

Mirza Azam for reviving lost-glory of silk

RAJSHAHI: State Minister for Textile and Jute Mirza Azam has stressed the need for reviving the lost-glory of silk through adopting need-based silk cultivation project.

He said silk is closely related to the life and culture of Rajshahi people and that is why emphasis should be given on revitalising the sector by taking effective measures to increase silk production.

The state ministry was addressing the 32nd meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Textile and Jute at the conference hall of Bangladesh Silk Development Board (BSDB) in Rajshahi city on Thursday afternoon. He said the government is sincerely working to bring the lost-glory of silk back and turn Bangladesh into its hub again.

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