POST TIME: 20 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM
news in brief

news in brief

Man gets life over woman’s miscarriage for beating

UNB, Kishoreganj

A court here on Monday sentenced a man to life imprisonment and two people to six months in prison over the miscarriage of a woman following torture on her.

The lifer is Kalam of Gaital village in Kishoreganj municipality while those got six months are Abdul Malek and Siddique.

The court also fined the lifer Tk 20,000 and in case of failure to pay the penalty, he will have to serve six months more in jail.According to the prosecution, the convicts beat Shamima Begum, pregnant wife of Abdul Quddus of Gaital on October 12, 2008, whereby she suffered a miscarriage.

A case was filed with Kotwali Police Station in this regard.

After investigation, police pressed charges against the trio. Judge of the Additional District and Sessions’ Judge Court M Abdur Rahim handed down the verdict.

Lalon Memorial Festival begins in Kushtia today

BSS, Kushtia

A three-day Lalon Memorial Festival will begin at Lalon’s Shrine in Chheuriya of the district today.

Introduced by Lalon Shah himself, the festival is held every year to celebrate Dol Purnima.

The memorial festival will start on March 20 and will run till March 22. Lalon Academy, a group of elected individuals who look after the Lalon shrine, in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Kushtia district administration have jointly organised the festival.

Energy Adviser to the Prime Minister Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury will inaugurate the festival as the chief guest while Joint General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Mahbubul Alam Hanif, MP, will present as special guest.

On the occasion additional security measures have been taken around the shrine area, said Deputy Commissioner of Kushtia Aslam Hossain.

A large number of Baul singers across the country will sing Lalon songs that seek inner mind and tell about humanity at the festival.

4 fishermen jailed for violating ban   

UNB, Laxmipur

A mobile court here on Monday night sentenced four fishermen to one year jail each and fined 14 other fishermen for catching fish in the Meghna river violating the ongoing ban.

A joint team of coast guard, Department of Fisheries and River Police conducted drives in the river from 12pm to 10:30pm and arrested the fishermen along with six engine-run boats and 30,000 metres current net. The seized net was burnt.