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POST TIME: 8 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Man hacked dead over land dispute in Laxmipur

Laxmipur: A man was hacked to death over a land-related dispute in Char Bangshi area of Raipur upazila yesterday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Ali Akbar, son of late Asad Ullah of the area.

Victim's son Towhid Islam said his father had been at loggerheads with Nuru Miah of the village over the ownership of a piece of land.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Raipur Police Station AKM Azizur Rahman Miah said when Nuru and his sons went to pluck green coconut from a tree on the disputed land in the morning, Akbar tried to resist them, leading to an altercation between them.

At one stage, Nuru and his sons Jasim, Touhir and Jewel hacked Akbar indiscriminately, leaving him severely injured.

The injured was first taken to the upazila health complex where doctors referred him to Abdul Malek Ukil Medical College Noakhali, the OC said. He, however, died on the way to the hospital.

The body was sent to morgue for autopsy, he added.

Speech-impaired girl ‘raped’

Lalmonirhat: A speech-impaired girl has allegedly been raped by one of her neighbours at Singadar village in Sadar upazila in the district, reports UNB.

Victim’s mother filed a case with Sadar Police Station on Wednesday night in this regard.

Locals said Susheel Chandra, 46, son of Babu Lal of the village, raped the teenage girl finding her alone in the house on September 1.

Locals later rescued the girl noticing the incident while Susheel managed to flee.

The matter went to arbitration when arbitrators, led by local UP chairman Moshiur Rahman, only fined the accused Tk 50,000, victim’s family alleged.

As the news of the incident spread around, superintendent of police (SP) SM Rashidul Haque ordered officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Mahfuz Alam to visit the spot and record a case.

Faridpur Mahabidyaloy renamed

FARIDPUR: The Faridpur Mahabidyaloy has been renamed as the Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain College, reports BSS.

An official letter of the Education Ministry, signed by Deputy Secretary Nasima Khanom on Wednesday, confirmed the matter.

“The name of the Faridpur Mahabidyaloy has been changed as the Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain College following the recommendation of the Chairman and the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board in Dhaka,” the letter said.

The college was established in 1991 in Faridpur town and subsequently five faculties, including Social Welfare, Business Studies, History and Management, were introduced in 2011.

There are now 2000 students in the college.

Dr. Bimal Kumar Biswas, Principal of the college, said the college was renamed after the name of LGRD and Cooperatives Minister for his contributions to the college.

Stress on extracurricular activities to flourish children’s talent

RANGPUR: Discussants at a function have laid emphasis on enhancing extracurricular activities to flourish multi-dimensional latent talents of the school children and save them from social menaces, reports BSS.

They viewed this in the function arranged at the ‘Seasonal Competitions for the Children-2018’ on extracurricular activities held at Bangabandhu Auditorium in Hakimpur municipal town of Dinajpur district yesterday.

Hakimpur Upazila Education Office organised the competitions on debate, patriotic songs, ‘Jarigan’, regional folk dance and preparing wall magazines for the primary and secondary level educational institutions of the upazila.

Hakimpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Shukria Pervin attended the function and distributed crests and prizes among the winners of the competitions as the chief guest with Upazila Education Officer Masudul Hasan in the chair.

The upazila level government officials, headmasters, taxpayers, students and their guardians, local public representatives, civil society members and elite attended the function.

The UNO appreciated the Upazila Education Office for organising the competitions and called upon authorities of all educational institutions in the upazila for arranging similar programmes to enhance extracurricular activities for school level students.

“It has become crucial to nurture and popularise debate, cultural, literary, sports and other innovative extracurricular activities among the school level students to build an enlightened, knowledge-based and modern society,” the UNO said.