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9 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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NEWS IN BRIEF

Govt giving midday meal to cut dropouts: Minister

BSS, Naogaon

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Thursday said the government is implementing a school feeding programme in the country’s poverty-prone areas aiming to cut school dropouts.

“To check school dropout, the government has introduced the school feeding progarmme at primary school level”, he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of ‘School Midday Meal’ under the School Feeding Project at Porsha Upazila of Naogaon District.

The function was held on the premises of Kalinagar Government Primary School, organised by Porsha Upazila Administration.

Superintendent of Police Abdul Mannan Mia, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) of Naogaon Md Kamruzzaman, Porsha Upazila Porishad Chairman Shah Monjur Morshed Chowdhury, Zila Primary Education Officer Md Aminul Islam, Assistant Director of School Feeding Project Abdul Mannan and Porsha Upazila Awami League President Anwarul Islam were, among others, present at the function while Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Nazmul Hamid Reza in the chair.

Speaking as chief guest, Sadhan Chandra said the government has a plan to introduce school meal at every school of the country.

The government has also put attention on producing nutritious food to boost the merit of students.

Drive to free rivers, canals to begin in Chandpur Dec 13

UNB, Chandpur

The local administration will start a drive to free rivers and canals from encroachers in the district on December 23.

The decision was taken at a view-exchange meeting held at the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Thursday.

Secretary to the Water Resources Ministry Kabir Bin Anwar, who took part in the meeting through video conferencing, said the boundary of the assets under the ministry will be demarcatde as per the Bangladesh Water Policy-2018.

He also asked the deputy commissioner to inform the media people ahead of the evection drive and if anyone is found obstructing the drive then it will be captured in the video.

Deputy Commissioner Majedur Rahman Khan, said the local administration and Water Development Board will conduct the eviction drive and notices will be served to the illegal occupiers to free the land within November 10.

‘Robber’ arrested in Jhenidah

OUR CORRESPONDENT, Jhenidah

A suspected robber was arrested with local weapons from Nischintapur village in Kaliganj of Jhenidah on Thursday.

The arrestee was identified as Rafiqul Islam, son of Abedin Sheikh of the village in Kaliganj.   

Officer-in-charge of Kaliganj Police Station Mahfuzur Rahman Mia said acting on a tip off, a contingent of police raided the area and arrested Rafiqul Islam. Police seized a number of local weapons like ‘ramda’, ‘hasu’, ‘chapatti’, and some other iron made weapons from his possession.

The arrested was accused in five cases with Kaliganj Police Station.

796 bottles of phensidyl seized  

Our Correspondent, Jashore  

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered 796 bottles of Indian phensidyl in an abandoned condition from Shikarpur bordering point in Sarsha upazila of Jashore on Thursday.

On secret information, BGB members conducted a drive at a bamboo garden at Beday Pukhur village and recovered the bottles of phensidyl from the area at 5am, said Major Nazrul Islam, acting commanding officer of 49 BGB Battalion. BGB handed over the seized phensidyl to Sarsha Police station.

None could be arrested as the smugglers fled from the scene sensing the presence of the BGB men, he added.  

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