POST TIME: 2 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
News in brief

News in brief

Dhaka-Northern district train service resumes

PABNA: The train communication of the country’s northern part with Dhaka was restored three-hour after disruption following a collision between two freight trains in Bhangura railway station yesterday morning, reports UNB. Oshim Kumar Talukder, Paksi divisional officer of Bangladesh Railway, said that the train service came to halt after the collision took place around 7am. Later, the rail track was cleared after a relief train from Paksi salvaged the trains.

Youth assaults freedom fighter in Joypurhat

JOYPURHAT: A freedom fighter sustained severe injuries as he was allegedly beaten by a young man over a trifling matter at Janiar Bazar Sadar on Wednesday, reports UNB. The injured is Azahar Ali, 69, resident of the area and the accused is Tomal, a next-door youth. Local sources said Tomal became furious at one stage of an altercation over dumping garbage near the fighter’s house and thrashed the septuagenarian severely. The wounded was taken to Joypurhat District Hospital where he was provided with first aid. Later, he was referred to Bagura Shahid Ziaur Rahman Medical Hospital, considering the fatality of the injuries. Confirming the incident, officer-in-charge of Joypurhat Police Station Salim Hossain said none of the accused could be held till filing of this report just past midnight.

BUET team visits Awoliarghat

Our correspondent, Panchagarh

A three-member team of experts from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) recently visited Awoliarghat for site selection for constructing a bridge across the Karatoa river under Boda upazila of the district. Sources concerned said Local Government Engineering Department will construct the proposed 600-meter long and 18-meter wide bridge at a cost of Taka 100 crore. The BUET team comprised Professor DR. Shahjahan Mandol, Professor DR. G.M. Torikul Islam and Professor DR. Sujit Kumar Bala. Lawmaker Advocate Nurul Islam Sujon has been putting in his best efforts for the last couple of years for building the bridge at Awoliarghat for convenient of the local people.

6 jailed for illegal stone lifting

Our correspondent, Panchagarh

A mobile court here yesterday convicted six people and sentenced them two months imprisonment on charge of illegal stone lifting from Dahuk River by diverting water flow of the river. The convicted people are former chairman of Buraburi Union Parishad under Tetulia upazila Kamruzzaman Kamu, and Ziaur Rahman, Alam Hossein, Saiful Islam, Sahiduzzaman, and Rubel Islam of Tetulia. The mobile court, led by Tetulia upazila nirbahi officer Saniul Ferdous, conducted a drive on the river yesterday evening and arrested them with support from police and BGB.