An elderly man has been hacked to death by miscreants at Kholabari village in Tarash upazila.
The deceased was identified as Yasin Ali, 65, a resident of Aliapur village in Ullapara upazila.
Locals spotted Yasin’s body with multiple chopping wounds lying on a road on Sunday morning and informed police, said Mahbub Alam, officer-in-charge of Tarash Police Station.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it to 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital morgue for autopsy.
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The Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee examinations began across the country on Sunday.
The examinations are being held at 7,470 centres across the country.
This year, 2,553,267 students are registered for the PEC examination. Of them, 1,181,300 are boys and 1,371,967 girls.
Besides, 350,371 students – 187,082 boys and 166,281 girls – are attending the Ebtedayee examination.
Besides, 615 students are sitting for the examinations aboard.
The examinations are scheduled to end on November 24.
Three workers went missing as a sand-laden vessel sank after being hit by a launch in the Meghna River in Gazaria upazila early Sunday.
Two of the missing workers are Aslam, 24, and Emdadul, 38.
The vessel capsized in the Gazaria Launchghat area around 5:50am after being hit by Sadargaht-bound launch ‘MV Kirtonkhola-2’, said Harun-ur-Rashid, officer-in-charge of Gazaria Police Station.
The workers of the sand-laden vessel were asleep during the collision, he said.
Coastguard Station Officer MM Asif said they arrested masters Md Shaidul Islam, Jahangir Hossain and Yunus over the accident.
Shaidul claimed that the accident took place due to poor visibility caused by dense fog.
Chattogram, Nov 17 (UNB) – Seven people were killed and 15 others injured in a gas pipeline explosion at Patharghata in the city on Sunday morning.
Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said the gas pipeline in front of five-storey Barua Building at Brick Kiln Road exploded with a big bang around 8:45am.
Witnesses said walls of the building were blown off following the explosion, killing seven people on the spot. The victims include residents of the building and passersby.
The deceased were identified as Abdus Sukkur, 50, a rickshaw-puller; Md Selim, 40, a van-puller hailing from Cox’s Bazar’s Moheshkhali upazila; Annie Barua, former headmistress of Meher Ati Government Primary School in Patiya; Nurul Islam, 30, a painter and son of Abdul Hamid of Kutuber Kheel area in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar; Julekha Khanom Farjana, 30, wife of Ataur Rahman hailing from Moulvir Dokan area in Satkania and her son Atikur Rahman Shuvo, 7.
Another body was yet to be identified, said Abdur Rob, assistant deputy commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police. He said several bodies have already been handed over to their relatives.
The explosion in the morning also damaged the gate of the nearby building and a microbus at its garage, locals said.
On information, police and firefighters rushed to the spot. The injured were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
Meanwhile, the district administration formed a five-member probe body to look into the incident.
Deputy Commissioner Md Elias Hossain said a probe panel formed with an additional deputy commissioner as its head was asked to submit report within the next seven days.
Representatives of Fire Service, Chattogram City Corporation and Chittagong Development Authority were also included in the committee.
The DC also announced to provide Tk 20,000 to families of each deceased.
He said the district administration and the city corporation will foot the treatment bill of the injured.
Meanwhile, CCC Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin also visited the spot.
The results of the ‘C’ unit entry test for the first year honours courses under 2019-20 academic session of Islamic University (IU) in Kushita were published on Saturday night.
IU Vice-chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari announced the results at his office around 8pm.
Among others, IU acting Registrar SM Abdul Latif, ‘C’ unit Coordinator Prof Zakaria Rahman, Business Administration faculty Dean Prof Kazi Akhter Hossain, Accounting and Information System department Chairman Prof Abdus Shaheed Miah and Proctor Prof Paresh Chandra Barman were present on the occasion.
Prof Zakaria told UNB that 929 applicants out of total 8,930 who sat for the admission test came out successful.
The entry test of ‘C’ unit under Business administration faculty was held on November 4.