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4 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM

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Schoolboy electrocuted in Sylhet

Sylhet: A schoolboy died from electrocution and another sustained injuries at Asampara village in Goainghat upazila yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Mashuk, 12, son of Jahur Uddin of the village and a class VII student of Haki Sohrab Ali School, while the injured was Sohag, son of Shahjahan and student of class VI of the school. Local people said Mashuk and Sohag came in contact with a live electric wire when they were cutting a tree beside their school. Masuk died on the spot and Sohag sustained injuries.

Developments to be halted if AL doesn’t return to power: Tofail

Bhola: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday claimed that all the development of the country will be halted if the ruling Awami League (AL) does not return to power in the upcoming national polls, reports UNB.

The AL leader was addressing as chief guest a rally marking Janmasthami at Bangla School playground in sadar upazila. Describing government’s future plan, Tofail said industries will be established in Bhola and a bridge from Bhola to Barishal will be built, but all of the development works will be halted if Awami League does not return to power.

“The national election is three months away, we have to be united. The people of the country will remain in peace if AL returns to power”, he added.

2 killed in Jhenidah incidents

Our Correspondent, Jhenidah

A six-year-old girl was killed as an easy bike hit her and a housewife died from snakebite in Kaliganj upazila of the district yesterday morning. The deceased were identified as Sadia Khatun, of Balarampur village and Salma Khatun, of Niamatpur village of Kaliganj upazila.

Sadia’s father Jasim Uddin said Sadia was crushed under the wheels of a speeding human hauler in front of her house early in the morning. She was taken to upazila health complex at Kaliganj where the on-duty doctor declared her dead. In another incident, Saleha’s husband Shah Ali said his wife was bitten by a poisonous snake while they were sleeping early yesterday. Salma was rushed to Kaliganj upazila health complex and was declared dead, said Officer- in-Charge of Kaliganj Police Station Mijanur Rahman.

47 arrested in Habiganj, Chapainawabganj  

Police in separate drives arrested 47 people in Chapainawabganj and Habiganj, report agencies.

In Chapainawabganj, police in an overnight drive arrested 33 people from different areas in five upazilas of the district on various charges.

Mintu Rahman, sub-inspector of district police control room, said as part of an anti-narcotics drive, police conducted drives from Sunday night to Monday morning and arrested 19 warranted accused and 14 people accused in several cases. Police also recovered 53 yaba tablets and 204 bottles of phensidyl. In Habiganj, police arrested 14 persons including three drug traders and seven wanted accused from different areas of the district from Sunday night to Monday morning.

Police also seized 6-kg of hemp and 55 pieces of yaba tablets during the drives. Additional Superintendent of Police (Addl.SP) A S M Shamsur Rahman Bhuiyan

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.

11 held with hemp in Sylhet   

Sylhet: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested 11 people along with 140-gram hemp from DakhshinShurmaupazila on Saturday night, reports UNB.

The arrestees are Abul Hossain Mia, 25, Syed Aziz, 28, Khairul Miah, 25, Shahadat Hossain Shuvo, 18,  Shohel Alam, 28, Iran Miah, 34, Ferdous Ahmed, 25, Mobarak Hossain Selim, 25, Kazol Miah, 26, Jasim Uddin Sajib, 22 and Md Elim Ahmed, 23.

A team of Rab-9 conducted the drive in Bharthkhola Mosque Market area of the upazila headquarters around 8:30 pm and detained them along the hemp, said Md Moniruzzaman, senior assistant director of Rab-9. The arrestees were handed over to Dakhshin Surma Police Station.

Octogenarian woman found dead

Our Correspondent, Panchagarh

An octogenarian woman was found dead in a pond at Bolorampur village in Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Jobeda, 80 , of the village.

Police said that Jobeda used to live with her  nephew at the village as she had no children. Jobeda went missing from the house on Saturday night. Her nephew Moklesur Rahman and other family members searched for Jobeda in every possible place but could not trace her. On Sunday afternoon local people  found her body in a pond, half kilomitre awayfrom Moklesur’s house.

Being informed , Debiganj police rushed to the spot and recovered the body. OC of Debiganj Police Station Aminur Rahman said an unnatural death case has been filed in this regard.

‘People live in peace when AL in power’

Laxmipur: Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal on Sunday said that people of all religions live in peace and harmony whenever Awami League comes to the state power, reports BSS.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has established religious harmony in the country by securing rights of the minority communities,” he told a function organised marking the Janmashtami, the birth celebration of Sri Krishna. The minister attended the function at the Sree Sree Shamsudar Zuer Akhra Mondir in Laxmipur district as chief guest.

District Commissioner (DC) Anjon Chandra Pal, Police Super ASM Mahatab Uddin, among others, spoke on the occasion.



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