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Youth stabbed to death

UNB, Cumilla

 A youth was stabbed to death at Paratan Chowdhurypara in the city yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Shariful Islam, 27, son of late Bachch Mia of Chandpur Suburb.

His mother Josna Begum said Sagar, son of Rafiq, Hasan and Rajib, sons of Hasan Mia called Shariful in the morning around 5am. “They started stabbing Shariful as soon as they reached the area, leaving him critically injured,” she said. Later, he was taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital from where doctors referred him to Dhaka for better treatment but he succumbed to his injuries, she added.  Cumilla Superintendent of Police Abdullah Al-Mamun said police arrested Hasan and Rajib soon after the incident. They were investigating the matter.

The murder was a result of longstanding enmity. The body was sent to a hospital for autopsy, the SP added.

Fire damages Tongi cotton warehouses

BSS, Dhaka

A fire that broke out caused damages to some cotton warehouses in Tongi on the outskirts of capital on Saturday, and was doused after three and a half hours later.

Senior Station Officer Md Atiqur Rahman of Tongi Fire Service and Civil Defense confirmed this to BSS.

He said, the fire originated from cotton warehouses in south station of Tongi Mill Gate area at around 12 pm yesterday.  “Ten units of firefighters rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after three and a half hours of frantic efforts,” Atiqur added.  “Firefighters brought the fire under control at around 4 pm,” he said. Senior Station Fireman of Tongi Fire Service Jahangir Alam said two fire fighters were injured while trying to douse the flame.

Bangabandhu’s birth centenary programmes

BSS, Rangpur

The district administration at a preparatory meeting yesterday chalked out programmes to celebrate the centenary birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the district on March 17 next.

Deputy Commissioner Md Asib Ahsan presided over the meeting at his conference room to finalise the programmes. Heads of different government departments, leaders of Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies, activists of different socio cultural and professional organisations and civil society members were present. They suggested for adopting various colourful programmes marking the centenary birth anniversary of Bangabandhu. President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, Deputy Director (Local Government) Syed Farhad Hossain, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Syed Enamul Kabir, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Shukria Pervin, Additional District Magistrate Md. Arafat Rahman, Additional Police Super Abu Maruf Hassan, Additional Deputy Police Commissioner of Rangpur.

Free eye care services to underserved students

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka

Free eye care services were provided to the underserved students of 11 primary schools located at Tongi, Gazipur, Syedabad and Mirpur in the capital recently, says a press release.

The Eye Care Project of Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (ECP-MSS) under its School Sight Testing Programme (SSTP) provided the services. A qualified medical team with modern equipment screened a total of 3,145 students, provided custom made spectacles and medicines to 44 and 82 students respectively.

Started in 2017, the SSTP aims to identify short sighted and vision impaired children and provide comprehensive eye care services including treatment, spectacles, medicines and referral services as needed. The Eye Care Project of Manabik Shahajya Sangstha is working to eliminate preventable blindness among the underserved in Bangladesh since 2014.

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