Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013

News in Brief

Man murdered in Pabna

Our Correspondent, Pabna 
A man, who had been missing since Thursday afternoon, was found dead in a pond at Dashuria village in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna yesterday morning.
The deceased was Md Mojibar Rahman, 55, of village Degreepara of the upazila.
Criminals strangled him and dumped the body in the pond, said Md Akbar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Ishwardi Police Station.
On information from locals, police recovered the body from the pond.
Police primarily suspected that Mojibar’s killing was a sequel to past enmity.

Six girls return after serving two years in Indian jail

Our Correspondent, Benapole
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed over six Bangladeshi girls and a child to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) after they had served two years in Mumbai central jail.
Kamruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Benapole checkpost immigration police, said the seven were trafficked to India through Sadipur border in Benapole two years back with promises of lucrative jobs.
Indian police arrested them in Mumbai city on charge of living there illegally and, later, they were sent to the jail.
After receiving the Bangladeshis, the BGB handed them over to Benapole Port Police Station.

2 trucks Indian food items seized in Benapole

Our Correspondent, Benapole
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized contraband Indian food products worth Tk 10 crore in Shyamlagachhi area of Sharsha upazila in Jessore on Thursday night.
Acting on a tip off, a team of the BGB conducted a drive in a house of the area and recovered the products loaded in two trucks around 11:30pm, said Rafiqul Islam, commander of 26 BGB Benapole camp.
The products are sonpapri, chocolates, hazmola, malted milk, Bourn Vita, Horlicks, and powered milk.

Mawlana Bhasani university’s first convocation today

Our Correspondent, Tangail 
Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University in Tangail will hold its first convocation today.
On the occasion, a procession, to be brought out in front of the university’s administrative building, will parade different streets on the campus and end at the convocation pavilion set up on the university field.
At the convocation, degrees will be conferred on 2,249 students of the university while 51 students will receive awards for excellent academic achievements.
Dr M Nurul Islam, the university’s vice chancellor, will deliver the welcome speech at the convocation, which will be presided by Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid.

12 shops, 6 houses gutted

Our Correspondent, Bhola
At least 12 shops and six houses were gutted in a fire in Munsir Char area of Daulatkhan upazila of Bhola yesterday morning.
Locals said the fire broke out at a shop at 9:00am and soon spread to the other adjoining structures.
Two fire fighting units from Bhola Sadar and Borhanuddin rushed to the spot and doused the blaze in two hours of frantic efforts with the help of local people at about 11:00am.