A woman gave birth to a pair of conjoined girls at Atoa in Baraigram upazila on Monday morning.
Adori Begum, wife of rickshaw-puller Tajel Hossain of the village, gave birth to the conjoined twins with the help of a local midwife. But the family did not take her to hospital for treatment due to financial constraint.
After the incident came to light, Banpara municipality mayor Jakir Hossain visited the spot and sent the mother and the babies to Sadar Hospital for better treatment.
The babies have separate hands, legs and heads but single rectum and urinary system, said Dr Malay Kumar Roy of the hospital.
He said they referred the babies to Rajshahi or Dhaka for better treatment.
However, family members said they are unable to take the mother and babies there due to poverty.
State Minister for Information Murad Hasan on Monday urged students to learn about human trafficking, and to sensitise all their relatives, neighbours as well as others to the activities of human traffickers.
Murad was addressing a programme titled "The Global Migration Film Festival" held at the RC Majumdar Arts Auditorium of DU as chief guest.
The state minister claimed that the government is trying to inform the people through short messaging service (SMS) on their cell phones, social media and through different visual mediums.
“Do not beg for help from any third party (Broker) or human trafficker to go abroad as the government has introduced a legal aid office,” Murad further said.
"Foreign remittance is the key source of our economic growth, and our current government is working for the betterment of this sector so that people can easily go abroad," he added.
Former Vice Chancellor of DU Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique said: “Since the independence we are sending our people, students as employees and vocational persons abroad. During Pakistan rule it was very difficult to get a passport to go overseas.”
Quoting Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Siddique said that the Father of the Nation gave us freedom along with a passport which gave us an identity as global citizens.
Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) organised the festival for the second time in Bangladesh in collaboration with European Union, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The chief of IOM’s Bangladesh mission Giorgi Gigauri, noted actor Fazlur Rahman Babu, and the head of BRAC’s Migration program Shariful Hasan all addressed the occasion.
Dhaka, Dec 2 (UNB) - Secretary-level meetings between the Shipping Ministries of Bangladesh and India will be held at the InterContinental Dhaka later this week.
The meeting of the standing committee on Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) affairs will be held on Wednesday, while the secretary level and inter-governmental committee meeting will take place the next day.
Secretary of Shipping Md Abdus Samad on behalf of Bangladesh and Indian Secretary of Shipping Gopal Krishna would take part in the meetings, said a press release. The last secretary level meeting between the countries was held at New Delhi last year.
Each of the countries has six ‘ports of call’ (places where ships make a stop during journey). Bangladesh has ports of call at Narayanganj, Khulna, Mongla, Sirajganj, Ashuganj and Pangao while India has them at Kolkata, Haldia, Karimganj, Pandu, Silghat and Dhubri.
The two countries have a total of 16 bunkering points (supply of fuel for ships).
Bangladesh has bunkering points at Shekbaria, Mongla, Khulna, Barishal, Narayanganj, Sirajganj and Chilmari and India has at Kolkata, Budge Budge, Haldia, Namkhana, Karimganj, Dhubri, Jogighopa and Pandu.
The countries share eight outgoing and incoming naval routes.
In the years ahead, provided the two countries remain committed to a cooperative framework, the water-based navigation systems of the two countries are expected to further integrate.
A case was filed against an executive magistrate of the district administration for reportedly demanding dowry from his newlywed wife.
Farzana Khanam, wife of assistant commissioner Md Masudur Rahman, filed the case with Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court.
The court summoned Masudur to appear before it on January 29.
According to the case statement, following love affairs, Masudur married Farzana three months back and kept it secret to others, including their relatives.
Two months after their marriage, Masudur demanded Tk 50 lakh from his wife on November 29 and threatened to discard her if she fails to pay the money.
Meanwhile, Masudur said he divorced Farzana on November 17 and she filed the case out of vengeance.
In a major reshuffle, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) announced new postings of 18 Police Inspectors, including Officer-in-Charge (OCs) of eight police stations, on Monday.
According to the office order of the DMP, signed by its Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam, the OC of Dhanmondi Police Station Abdul Latif has been transferred to Mohammadpur Police Station as its new OC, while Inspector Md Humayun Kabir of Counter Terrorism division has been given charge of Dhanmondi Police station as its OC.
In a straightforward swap, Airport Police Station OC Mohammad Noor e Azam Miah has been posted as the new OC of Banani Police Station, with Banani Police Station OC BM Forman Ali moving in the opposite direction to take charge of Airport Police Station as its OC.
A number of Inspectors (Investigation) attached with different police stations have been transferred and put in charge of new stations. Inspectors (Investigation) of Gulshan police station SM Kaiyum has been transferred to New Market police station as its new OC; Inspector (investigation) of Kadamtoli police station Tofael Ahmed takes over as OC of Darus Salam police station; Inspector (Investigation) of Kotwali police station Mowdud Hawlader will be the new OC of Chawkbazar police station, and Inspector (Investigation) of Tejgaon Police Station Md Parvez Islam has been transferred as the new OC of Badda police station.
As for the OCs being replaced, OC of New Market police station Mohammad Atiqur Rahman has been transferred to Detective Branch of police (DMP west), OC of Mohammadpur Police Station Ganash Gopal Bishwas has been attached to the Prosecution division, OC of Darussalam M Aslam Uddin has been transferred to DMP Headquarters (Operation department), the Chawkbazar OC Sohrab Hossain has been transferred to the counter terrorism department, and the OC of Badda Police Station M Rafiqul Islam has been attached to the Organised and Transnational Crime Department.
Additionally, Inspector (operation) of Mohammadpur Police Station Md Shariful Islam has been transferred to the Logistics Department, and Inspector (Investigation) of Dakkhin Khan police station Md Shafiqul Gani Shabo has been posted to the Operations division at DMP headquarters.
Taking their places are Inspector Shah Alam of Line O R, who has been transferred to Mohammadpur police station as its Inspector (Operation), and Inspector (investigations) Shamsul Alam of Line O R has been transferred to crime division of DMP headquarters.