Thakurgaon, Oct 1 (UNB) – A young woman, who reportedly went missing on September 28, a day after her husband allegedly committed suicide, was found dead in a pond of Udoypur village in Baliadangi upazila on Monday night.
The deceased was identified as Samoti Roy, 20, wife of late Bilash Paul of the village.
Mosabberul Haque, officer-in-charge of Baliadangi Police Station, said locals spotted the body floating in the pond of Jagesh Master in the evening and informed them.
Later, they recovered the body from the water body around 8:30pm and sent it to hospital morgue on Tuesday morning for autopsy, he said.
Bilash reportedly took his life taking poison on September 27 in a huff after he had a tiff with Samoti, the OC said, adding that the housewife remained missing since the early hours of September 28.
Chapainawabganj, Oct 1 (UNB) - Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested an alleged drug trader along with 1.055kg heroin from Barroshia area in Sadar upazila here on Monday.
The arrested was identified as Mahbub Alam, 45, son of Abdul Latif of Tola in Barroshia area.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab raided the house of Mahbub around 5:30pm and recovered the drugs, said a press release from Rab-5.
The street value of the recovered heroin is Tk 1.15 crore, it said.
Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from New York on Tuesday morning wrapping up her eight-day visit to the USA when she joined the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:50am.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel, State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam and PM’s Principal Secretary M Nojibur Rahman, among others, received the Prime Minister at the airport.
The Prime Minister left New York for Abu Dhabi on Sunday night (local time).
A flight of Etihad Airways carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage took off from John F Kennedy International Airport for Abu Dhabi at 11:35pm (local time).
Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Masud Bin Momen saw the Prime Minister off at the airport.
The flight landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 7:50pm on Monday (local time).
The Prime Minister departed from Abu Dhabi International Airport at 11:15pm on Monday (local time).
Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka on September 20 last and reached New York on September 22.
During her stay in New York, she delivered speech at the UNGA in Bangla and held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 27.
Hasina received two prestigious international awards --‘Champion of the Skills Development for Youths' Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to skill development of the youth, and ‘Vaccine Hero’ award in recognition of Bangladesh's outstanding success in vaccination to immunise children – during her visit to New York.
Besides, she exchanged pleasantries with US President Donald Trump, held a bilateral meeting with a bilateral meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres.
She also had talks separately with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development Queen Maxima and Honorary President of Global Hop Coalition Irina Bokova.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) - Officer-in-charge of Paltan Police Station M Mahmudul Haque has been suspended for reportedly raping a girl on a promise to give her a good job and marry her.
The action was taken following investigation after the victim lodged a written complaint with the Inspector General of Police.
According to the complaint, OC Mahmudul brought the girl, a private bank officer, to Dhaka from Naogaon on September 21, 2017 with a promise to give her a good job.
He, however, violated her in a hotel after feeding her with food laced with sedatives.
As the girl regained her senses and realised that she was raped, Mahmudul asked her not to disclose it to anyone and promised to marry her, she wrote in her complaint.
He also raped her on several other occasions later whereby she became pregnant.
On October 20, 2018, the girl came to know about her pregnancy and informed Mahmudul of it. As she expressed her desire to continue with the pregnancy, he forbade her which led to an altercation between them.
At one stage, the OC forced to abort the embryo, the girl said.
As the girl put pressure on him to marry her, Mahmudul stopped communication with her from April 2 last.
Goalanda (Rajbari), Sept 30 (UNB) – The Daulatdia ferry and launch ghats, the gateway to the country’s south-western region, have been threatened by massive erosion of the river Padma.
Various establishments including educational institutions and madrasahs were threatened by the large scale erosion on the banks of the river Padma in Daulatdia and Debogram unions of Goalanda upazila under Rajbari.
Homesteads of about 200 families of three villages of Daulatdia have already been devoured. “However, the locals alleged that no effective measures have been taken yet to check the erosion”.
Visiting the Daulatdia and Debogram unions of the upazila, UNB Correspondent found that severe erosion occurred following rise of flood water for the second time. In particular, the erosion affected Mo Lo Para near the number one and two ferry ghats of Daulatdia.
About 200 families moved away to other places in last two weeks owing to massive erosion in the three villages. Homesteads of these families went under the water.
“The water current is striking directly the Daulatdia ferry ghat due to erosion in Mo Lo Para. As a result, this is causing severe loss. At the same time, various establishments including educational institutions and madrasahs are being threatened,” said the local residents.
Many people including Mir Malot, 60, Mojibor Kha, 50, and Joinal Mo Lo, 60 informed that the erosion has increased with the increase of second time flood water for the second time.
“We don’t know where we will go. Within last two months, the remaining more than one hundred families of Dholla Para and about 150 families of Malot Para have moved to other places,” said the people of the area. Their homesteads were also in the riverbed.
Besides, more 450 families are being panicked due to erosion.
Abul Hossain of Mo Lo Para said that the erosion of Padma river was so severe that homesteads are being devoured within a short time. Many people are shifting their dwelling houses as per their affordability. However, many others have no affordability to shift their homesteads to safer place.
Rubaet Hayat Shiplu, UNO, after visiting erosion area said that “Daulatdia ferry and launch ghat would be threatened if the erosion continues. Local parliament member and Rajbari Water Development Board have been informed about the situation and the upazila administration has been asked to take necessary action in this regard”.
Earlier on Sunday, Kazi Keramat Ali, MP of Rajbari-1 constituency after visiting the erosion-affected area said that “It would be tough to protect the Daulatdia ferry and launch ghats if the erosion continues in this way. In this regard, necessary directives have been given to Water Development Board to take necessary steps to protect the ferry and launch ghats on emergency basis to keep continue the communication network of the people of the southern region”.
“I will also inform the matter to the Prime Minister,” he added.