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POST TIME: 13 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
news in brief

news in brief

Abducted Chattogram boy rescued in Chandpur

Chandpur: A madrasa student, who was reportedly abducted from Chattogram on September 5, was rescued from Biponibagh Bazar area in the district town on Tuesday, reports UNB.

The victim was identified as Jashedul Islam, 16, a student of Halishohor Al-Jamia Islamia Baitul Karim Madrasha in the port city and son of Joynal Abedin of Sandwip.

Quoting the victim, Sub-inspector Momin of Sadar Model Police Station said two people were following Jashedul while he was returning home from themadrasaon September 5 and kidnapped him after placing a handkerchief poured with chloroform on his mouth.

Later, the kidnappers took him to Chandpur district town and kept him confined in a room for six days.

Later on Tuesday, Jashedul managed to flee the spot and took shelter at a shop in the area around 11 pm.

On information, police rescued him and informed his parents. However, police could not manage to arrest anyone in this connection yet, the SI added.

49 arrested in Satkhira

SATKHIRA: Police, in special drives arrested 49 persons including two activists of BNP and an activist of Jamaat-E-Islami from eight upazilas of the district in last 12-hour ending at 8am yesterday morning, reports BSS.

Police also recovered 13 bottles of Phensidyl, 20 pieces of Yaba tablets, 100 grams of Ganja and a country-made revolver during the drives.

Sources with the district police said they were picked up from different areas of the district.

During the drives, Satkhira Sadar police arrested 16 persons including an activist of Jamaat-E-Islami and recovered 13 bottles of Phensidyl and 20 pieces of Yaba tablets in an abandoned condition, Kalaroa Thana police arrested an activist of BNP, Tala Thana police arrested four persons, Kaliganj Thana police arrested seven persons, Shyamnagar Thana police arrested nine persons, Assasuni Thana police arrested six persons, Patkelghata Thana police arrested three persons and recovered 100 grams of Ganja in an abandoned condition and Debhata Thana police arrested three persons including an activist of BNP and recovered a country-made revolver in an abandoned condition. The arrested people are accused in several cases, including charges of subversive activities, filed with different police stations in the district. The arrested were sent to jail.

Two killed in snakebite

Thakurgaon: Two people—a schoolboy and a woman—have been killed in separate incidents of snakebite in Pirganj and Haripur upazilas of the district, reports UNB.

In Pirganj upazila, Hasan Dipu, 7, son of Akbar Ali of Narayanpur village, was sleeping in his room on Monday night when a snake bit him.

Family members first called a snake charmer who tried to treat the boy locally but failed.

Later, Dipu died on the way to hospital in the early hours of Tuesday. Ramisa Begum, 35, wife of late Shafiuddin of Gajdumdangi village in Haripur upazila, was giving food to her cattle in the early hours of Tuesday when a snake bit her. Later, she also died on the way to the Upazila Health Complex.

Commercial farming of Saudi Arabian date in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI: Considering economic prospect of Saudi Arabian (SA) date, one unemployed educated youth of the district has started farming of the fruit in and around his homestead on a commercial basis, reports BSS.

Local sources said one Tajul Islam of Charkasim Nagar village under Belabo upazila planted the date saplings in his homestead garden in 2014. Tajul collected date saplings and seeds while working in Saudi Arabia.

At the beginning, he planted three saplings in the garden. The date saplings grew well. Two of the date trees have started yielding fruits from August this year. Tajul already harvested 20 kilograms (kgs) of date and is expecting more 50 kgs in the current season.

Tajul in the meantime grew more date palm saplings from his collected seeds and changed his lot by selling those at a rate ranging between Taka 1000 and Taka 1500 each. He also planted over 250 saplings in his homestead garden and other lands. He expressed his satisfaction over the farming of date plam saplings.

Deputy director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Narsingdi Latafat Hossain told BSS that farming of Saudi Arabian date plam trees in Bangladesh has a great economic prospect.