Narayanganj, July 23 (UNB)— A man was stabbed to death for asking his due in Nabiganj’s Kaitakhali area on early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Mizan Sikder Mishor, 29, a resident of the area. He was a dyeing worker of a factory in Gazipur and had come home for his marriage ceremony.
His brother Sani said Mizan went to buy a mosquito coil on Monday night to a nearby shop in the area. On the way, he saw Delwar Hossain Mithu sitting along with his associates on a school field around midnight.
They locked into an altercation as he asked Delwar to pay him Tk 500. At one stage, the group started stabbing him, leaving him critically injured.
Locals rushed the man to upazila health complex where the doctors declared him dead.
Sani filed a case over his brother’s murder. Police arrested five men – Shamal, 32, Shakib, 19, Jisan, 20, Dipu, 22, and Gittu, 25 – for their alleged involvement in the killing, said Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bandar Police Station.
Police continued drive to arrest the main accused of the killing, the OC added.
Dhaka, July 23 (UNB) – People and organisations working to save rivers can apply for ‘Bangabandhu Nodi Padak’. The deadline for submitting application is August 4.
The government decided to introduce the award for individuals and organisations for their contributions in bringing the normal shape of the river through eviction drives and protecting rivers from pollution.
Those interested to join the fray will have to fill in a form available on the Shipping Ministry website. The application must be submitted to the deputy commissioner and UNO concerned.
The winners at the national level will get a gold medal and Tk 75,000 cash and certificate while divisional level winners will get a gold medal and Tk 50,000 cash.
Three individuals or organisations will be selected for the award in the national level and eight in the divisional level.
The Shipping Ministry took the initiative to keep rivers clean, free from illegal encroachment, pollution and bringing back the original flow and shape of the rivers.
Chattogram, July 23 (UNB)— A mother and her seven-year-old daughter were burnt to death in a fire broke out in the EPZ on Tuesday night.
The deceased were identified as Nasima Akter, 35, and her daughter Lalima, 7, residents of Haidari Colony.
Deputy Assistant Director of Chattogram Fire Service M Jasim Uddin said the fire broke out at Haidari and adjacent Mahbub colonies around 7:35pm.
It originated from a gas cylinder and engulfed nine houses, killing the mother and her daughter.
Nine firefighting units rushed to the spot and doused the fire after two and half hours of frantic efforts around 9pm.
The team recovered the bodies and sent them to Chattogram Medical College Hospital for autopsy, Jasim said.
Jahangirnagar University, Jul 23 (UNB) – The teachers and students of the university on Tuesday protested a decision of university authorities to cut down trees for building residential halls on the campus.
Jahangirnagar University Student Teacher Unity Platform organised a procession and rally around 12 pm in front of the Rabindranath Tagore Hall on the campus in this regard.
During the rally, Prof Manosh Chowdhury of Anthropology department said the university campus have enough land where the new infrastructural plan can be implemented without destroying the nature or cutting down the age old trees on the campus. But the authority is failing to spot them.”
The authorities also don’t disclosing the infrastructural plan with other stakeholders, he alleged.
Zaynul Abedin Shishir Joint Convenor of the Bangladesh General Student Rights Protection Council said the administration only disclosed about construction of six residential halls but all the master plans of 23 infrastructures should be made public.
Earlier, Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) allotted Tk 1445.35 crore for the infrastructural development of the university and the administration has been constructing the five halls as a part of the mega-project to be executed by the allocated money.
Dhaka, Jul 23 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday ordered owners to renew fitness certificates of their vehicles within two months.
After this period, vehicles without fitness certificates would not be allowed on the roads, the court said.
The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has been directed to publicise the order through the mass media.
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam issued the order after the BRTA submitted a detailed report on vehicles whose fitness certificates had not been renewed.
BRTA lawyer Md Rafiul Islam said 4,79,320 vehicles lack fitness certificates. He said the BRTA and district magistrates are jointly operating drives against these vehicles.
Between 2018 and 2019, a total of 39,837 cases were filed against vehicles without fitness certificates and they were fined Tk 6,00,72,392, the report said.
On June 24, the court inquired about the number of vehicles plying without renewing their fitness certificates and the action BRTA has taken against them.
Supreme Court lawyer Syed Mamun Mahbub brought the court’s attention to the matter referring to a newspaper report of a national daily. The court later issued a rule and an order over the matter.