POST TIME: 11 October, 2018 00:00 00 AM
News in Brief

News in Brief

Couple found dead in Cumilla

A couple was found dead at their house at Salepur village in Laksam upazila in Cumilla yesterday.

Police recovered the hanging body of Shafiullah, 40, son of Hedayetullah, and the throat-slit body of his wife Rabeya Khatun, 28, in the morning.

Ariful Islam, a member of Kandirpar union parishad, said the couple used to lock in brawl over family matters.

Shafiullah might have slaughtered his wife and then committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of the house, he said.  Being informed by locals, police recovered the bodies from a room which was locked from inside and sent those to Comilla Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy, said Manoj Kumar Dey, officer-in-charge of Laksam Police Station.

2 JnU students suspended

Jagannath University (JnU) authorities on Tuesday suspended two of its students for allegedly sexually harassing a female admission seeker.

The action was taken against Joynul Abedin and Md Mobarak Thakur Prince, both first year students of Marketing department, said a press release issued by the JnU public relations office. A show-cause notice was also served on them asking them to explain in seven days why they should not be expelled from the university.

On October 6, Joynul and Mobarak harassed the female admission aspirant while she was passing by the Science faculty on the campus after the entry test. Following a complaint lodged with the Proctor office, both of them were handed over to police who later released them on bond.

Discussion on ‘Inclusive Growth for Shared Prosperity’ held

State Minister for Finance and Planning M A Mannan on Tuesday said that the government has ensured good governance in the country that accelerates economic growth.

He was addressing a roundtable discussion on “Inclusive Growth for Shared Prosperity” held at Faculty of Business Studies (FBS) of Dhaka University (DU).

The state minister called for fixing right wage for everyone to ensure sustainable development in the country.

Former Bangladesh Bank Governor Professor Dr Atiur Rahman moderated the discussion while FBS Dean Prof Shibli Rubaiyat Ul Islam spoke on the occasion.

FBS held the roundtable as part of an International Conference on Business and Economics tomorrow with a view to enhancing awareness of the researchers around the world for making better and innovative research work.

1,800 get special VGF rice

A total of 1,800 fishermen families were brought under special VGF programme as they remained abstained from fishing Hilsha fish along the bank of the River Padma in different upazilas in the district. Beneficiary families are getting 20 kilograms of rice during the mother hilsha fish conservation period from October 7 to 28.

District Fisheries Officer Shamsul Alam Shah told BSS that the government has taken special initiative to make the drive of conserving mother hilsha fish successful. During the stipulated period, the fishermen families will remain abstained from fishing hilsha fish are being given special VGF food grains.

Under the programme, each of the 1,800 families along the bank of the river is getting 20 kilograms of rice in the district. Of them, 579 families in Godagari Upazila, 493 families in Paba Upazila, 138 families in Rajshahi City Corporation area, 279 families in Charghat Upazila and 311 families in Paba Upazila are getting the support.

Shajahan flies to London to join IMSO’s assembly session

Shipping minister Shajahan Khan left Dhaka yesterday morning for London to join the 25th assembly session of International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO).

Shajahan will lead a 3-member Bangladesh delegation in the 4-day session scheduled to begin today at the headquarters of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London, said a shipping ministry press release.

He is expected to return home on October 13.