Satkhira, Feb 18 (UNB) - Police in a special drive arrested 73 people from different parts of the district from Sunday evening to Monday morning.
Sub-inspector Azam Khan of the Special Branch of Satkhira district police said they conducted the drive and arrested them on various charges and recovered 301 pieces Yaba tablets and 10 bottles of Phensidyl.
The arrestees are wanted in various cases, including those filed for planning sabotage and drug peddling, he said.
Among them, 13 were arrested from Sadar thana, seven from Kolaroa, five from Tala, seven from Kaliganj, 16 from Shyamnagar, 14 from Ashashuni, four from Debhata and seven from Patkelghata thana.
Habiganj, Feb 18 (UNB) – A court here on Monday sent 14 leaders and activists of BNP, including its district unit general secretary GK Gaus and his brother, to jail in four cases filed in connection with violence on the day of the 11th national election.
Amjad Hossain, judge of district and sessions judge and special tribunal-1, passed the order when they appeared before the court seeking bail.
The court also granted bail to 17 other accused in the cases.
The cases were filed in connection with election violence at Tetoiya Government Primary School in Sadar upazila, J K and H K High School, Sawdagar Krishnadhan Government Primary School and Staff Quarters Government Primary School in the district town against BNP leaders and activists.
Among them, the 33 accused appeared before the court today and sought bail.
Gazipur, Feb 18 (UNB) - State minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah on Monday said that government will take initiative for holding a unified Biswa Ijtema with presence of the two feuding groups of Tabligh Jamaat from next year.
The state minister came up with the remarks while visiting the Ijtema ground on the 2nd day of Biswa Ijtema attended by the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi.
The junior minister also said that Ijtema is being held peacefully without any problem and efforts will be there to hold a unified Ijtema next year.
On second day of second phase of Ijtema, the religious Bayan was delivered by Indian Mursalin which was translated in Bangla by Mawlana Abdullah Mansur.
The Akheri Munajat will be held on Tuesday at 10 am.
BiswaIjtema, now being held on the bank of the Turag River with the participation of the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi has been extended by another day as heavy rain disrupted the congregation on Sunday morning.
On Saturday morning, the Akheri Munajat of the followers of Maulana Jubair Hassan was held on the same ground.
TablighJamaat has been organising the Ijtema at the venue since 1967.