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POST TIME: 11 August, 2018 00:00 00 AM
news in brief

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BGB arrests 19 Bangladeshis for illegal entry into India

Kurigram: Members of Border Guard (BGB) detained 19 Bangladesh nationals, including six women and two children, from Moidam border in Bhurungamar iupazila early yesterday for not having legal documents while returning to the country from India, reports UNB.

The detainees, hailing from Phulbari and Nageshwari upazila, worked in brickfields of New Delhi in India.

A team of BGB arrested them as they were crossing the border without valid documents, said Ashraf Ali, camp commander of BGB Pathordubi camp.

Girl ‘raped’ in Sherpur, rapist held

Sherpur: A sexagenarian man was arrested from Satani Mathuradi area of Sreebardi municipality yesterday noon for raping a minor girl, reports UNB.

The arrestee is Momin Miah, 60, son of late Azizul Haq of nearby Kalakanda. He used to work at a local restaurant as a worker.

Officer-in-charge of Sreebardi Police Station Md Rezaul Haque said the minor girl, aged around 6, was playing near her house at noon when Momin took her to a nearby deserted house and raped her.

Hearing victim’s screams, locals rescued her but the rapist managed to flee.

Later, agitated people caught him and handed him over to police, the OC said, adding that that Momin confessed to his crime.

Lovers ‘commit suicide’

Kushtia: young man and his lover allegedly committed suicide in Sadar upazila of the district and Jhenaidah district on Thursday .

The deceased were identified as Rokonuzzaman, a student of Finance and Banking Department of Islamic University and hailing from Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga and Munta Hena, a student of the same department and daughter of Ashraful Alam, chairman of AL-Hadith and Islamic Studies Department of Islamic University. Family sources and their classmates said Rokonuzzaman and Munta loved each other but their families did not agree to accept their relationship. Being failed to resolve the crisis, Munta committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house in Jhenaidah district town around 8 pm. As soon as Rokonuzzaman heard the news of Munta’s death, he committed suicide by jumping under a train at Moti Mia level crossing in Kushtia Sadaru pazila, said Abdul Aziz, officer-in-charge of Poradah GRP police station.

Besides, UNB Islamic university correspondent reports: IU proctor Prof Dr M Mahbubar Rahman said, “We are trying to find out the main reason behind the suicide of the two students.”

However, the university authorities expressed deep shocked at the demise of the two students.

20-kg rice allocated for each family under VGF in Nilphamari

RANGPUR: The government has allocated 20-kg rice for each of the four lakh four thousand and 315 poor families under special Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme to assist them celebrate the Eid-ul-Azha festivity in Nilphamari district, reports BSS.

“We have already got the huge quantity of 8,086 tonnes VGF rice allocated by the government through the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief,” said District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) of Nilphamari ATM Akhteruzzaman.

He said the allocated rice would be distributed among the VGF card holder poor, distressed, flood-hit and natural calamity-affected families in all six upazilas and four municipalities of the district before the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha festivity.

“We have also taken preparations for distribution of 20-kg VGF rice among each of the beneficiary card holder family with assistance of the upazila administrations, local public representatives and union level committees,” he said.

Under the programme, 7,089 tonnes of VGF rice has been allocated for distribution among three lakh 90 thousand and 452 families of six upazilas and 277.26 tonnes rice for distribution among 90 thousand and 690 families of four municipalities in Nilphamari.

Of them, 67 thousand 188 families of Dimla upazila, 53 thousand 701 families of Domar, 78 thousand families of Jaldhaka, 56 thousand 547 families of Kishoreganj, 90 thousand 690 families of Sadar and 44 thousand 326 families of Syedpur upazilas will get the rice.

“Besides, four thousand 621 families of Nilphamari, four thousand 621 families of Syedpur, three thousand 81 families of Jaldhaka and one thousand 540 families of Domar municipalities will get 20-kg VFG rice each this time,” Akhteruzzaman added.