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news in brief

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5 JMB men arrested in Bogura

Our correspondent, Bogura

Police in a drive arrested five members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Mirzapur in Sherpur upazila early yesterday.

The identities of the arrestees could not be known yet.

Acting on secret information, a team of Detective Branch (DB) of police in association with Sherpur Police Station conducted a drive in the area and arrested five JMB men including two of its top leaders around 3 am, said Inspector Santan Chakrawarty of district police (media).

Police also recovered two pistols, ten bullets and three knives from their possession.

The arrestees were taken to DB office, said Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Sherpur Police Station.

28 birds seized from Satkhira house

Khulna: Members of Wildlife Management and Nature Conservation Division seized 28 caged birds of nine species from a house at Agaijhara village in Tala upazila of Satkhira district on Tuesday, reports UNB.

Being tipped off, members Khulna rehabilitation centre of the division conducted a drive at the house of Sheikh Jasim around 9:45am and seized the birds, said Md Raju, inspector of the division.

Jasim had been involved in doing business capturing birds with various traps, he said, adding that the accused fled during the drive. The seized birds were kept at the rehabilitation centre, Raju added.

Sale of rice at Tk 10 per kg begins

GAIBANDHA: The sale of rice at Tk 10 per kg has started in the district as elsewhere in the country yesterday to keep the rice market stable and help the vulnerable group feed at cheap rate under food friendly programme, reports BSS.

Department of Food is implementing the programme of the government in the district and a total of 1,17,237 card holders will get rice at subsidized price through 195 dealers, said an official.

The card holders each will receive 30 kg of rice at Tk 10 per kg in each of three lean months-September, October and November this year, sources said.

Of them, some 20,820 card holders will get the rice in Sadar upazila, 13,558 in Shaghata, 13,948 in Sadullapur, 24,011 in Sundarganj, 24,359 in Gobindaganj, 11,858 in Palashbari and 9,083 in Fulchhari upazila.

On Tuesday morning, the rice sale activity of the programme to the ultra poor families of the seven upazilas was launched through the selected dealers simultaneously like other parts of the country.

District controller of food M. Amzad Hossain visited a number of shops of the dealers on Tuesday and asked the food officials concerned and the dealers to sell rice to the poor properly without any irregularity and criticism.

Talking to BSS, district food controller M. Amzad Hossain said poor families led by women-particularly widows, divorced or abandoned and children will be given priority, according to the guideline.

 In reply to a query, district controller of food said besides, the flour was also being sold to the poor at Tk 18 per kg under the Open Market Sale programme by the food department.

Training for transgenders held

Our correspondent, Chandpur

A 50-day training programme on ‘Sewing and Beautification Trade’ for transgender people started on Tuesday aiming to give them a chance to become self-reliant at the Samaj Sheba office in the city. A total of 50 transgender people are participating in the training where experts on sewing and beautification were imparting the lessons, said sources at Samaj Sheba office.

Deputy Director Rajat Shuvra Sarker of District Samaj Sheba office chaired the programme where Additional District Magistrate Abdullah Al Mahmud Zaman was chief guest.

Civil Surgeon Dr Md Syeduzzaman and Chandpur Press Club President Iqbal Patwary were there as special guests in the first session. In the second session, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Shaokat Osman was the chief guest while social worker and Awami League General Secretary of District unit Abu Nayeem Patwary Dulal was present as special guests.