POST TIME: 10 July, 2019 00:00 00 AM
News in brief

News in brief

School-teacher killed in road accident in Rajshahi

UNB, Rajshahi

A schoolteacher was killed as a bus hit his motorcycle in Poba upazila yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Abdul Halim, 32, an assistant teacher of Kasba High School in the upazila.

Shafiqul Islam, headmaster of the school, said Halim was going to the school riding the motorcycle. When he reached Haripur Dargapara around 9:30am, a bus crashed into the bike, leaving him dead on the spot.

On information, police rushed to the spot and recovered the body, said officer-in-charge of Damkura Police Station Abdur Latif. The body was sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

Journalist Akhteruzzaman Lablu passes away

BSS, Dhaka

Akhteruzzaman Lablu, Chief Reporter of the Bangla daily Bhorer Kagoj, died on Monday night while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital here.

He was 52, family sources said. Lablu is survived by his wife, relatives, well wishers and a host of admirers.

He had been suffering from liver cancer for long.

Akhteruzzaman Lablu served as the president of Crime Reporters’ Association of Bangladesh for several times.

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday expressed profound shock at the death of Jatiya Press Club executive committee member Hasan Arefin and Bangla daily Bhorer Kagoj Chief Reporter Akhteruzzaman Lablu.

In a condolence message, the minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members, said a press release here.