Thakurgaon, July 27 (UNB) – A housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband and mother-in-law in Vetna village of Haripur upazila on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Ayshea Begum, 21, wife of Amirul Islam of the village.
Ruhul Kuddus, officer-in-charge of Haripur Police Station, said as soon as having written allegation, police arrested Amirul Islam, 30, and his mother Shefali, 50, as they allegedly tortured Ayshea for dowry.
Deceased’s father Abdul Hai said Ayshea married Amirul around three years back. But Amirul used to torture Ayshea several times for dowry although he had given at Tk 1 lakh and 10,000 during the marriage.
On Thursday, the husband and some other family members beat her seriously, leaving her senseless, said the father.
Hearing the matter, he rushed there and took her to Dinajpur Medical College Hospital where the duty doctor declared her dead, he added.
Dhaka, July 28 (UNB) – Although the sky over Bangladesh was not too clear due to clouds, many people of the country saw the record-breaking lunar eclipse earlySaturday.
The moon was to be eclipsed by the earth’s shadow for more than three hours, starting on Friday night and then into the early hours of Saturday morning.
The longest lunar eclipse of the century started at 11:13 pm and ended at 5:30 am, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
The maximum eclipse occurred at 1:37 am, making Bangladeshis thrilled.
The total lunar eclipse takes place when the earth comes between the sun and the moon and covers the moon with its shadow. When this happens, the moon can turn red, earning it the nickname ‘blood moon’.
This time, the earth’s shadow completely devoured the moon, causing the night sky to be pitch black. However, while looking skyward during a solar eclipse is extremely harmful to human eyes, watching a lunar eclipse is harmless.
Dhaka, Jul 28 (UNB)- A suspected drug trader and two other ‘criminals’ were killed in separate gunfights in Cumilla, Satkhira and Barguna districts early Saturday.
In Cumilla,A suspected drug trader, Shahidul Islam Sabu, son of Badsha Miah of Ekbalia area, was killed in a reported gunfight with a joint team of law enforcers at Kaptanbazar in Sadar upazila in the early morning.
On information, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) conducted a drive in the area around 4am.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, they found Shahidul, who was wanted in 27 drug and arms case, hit with bullets and took him to Cumilla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
In Satkhira,Rezaul Islam, 48, son of Mazed Sarder of Badghata village in Shyamnagar upazila and a suspected ringleader of a motorcycle snatching gang, was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Noornagar area early in the morning.
Md Elius Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shyamnagar Police Station, said a team of Detective Branch of police arrested Rezaul, wanted in several cases including theft and abduction, from Mirpur area of Dhaka on Thursday.
After gleaning information from Rezaul, a team of police conducted a drive along with him in the area to recover motorcycles.
When the team reached the area, the members of the gang, opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back that triggered the gunfight, leaving him dead on the spot.
Police recovered a one shooter gun and a round of bullet from the spot.
In Barguna,Kajol, a suspected member of robber gang ‘Jahangir Bahini’, was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a char of Baleshwar river Patharghata upazila.
A team of Rab-8 challenged a trawler in the river around 5:30am, said Rab sources.
Sensing presence of the elite force, the gang members opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering a gunfight which left Kajol dead on the spot.
Dhaka, July 28 (UNB) - Aedes mosquito larvae were found in 45 percent houses of Dhanmondi, Kalabagan, Segun Bagicha and ministers’ residential area in Minto Road and Hair Road under Zone-1 of the corporation, said Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Saturday.
However, the presence of Aedes larvae is very small in other Zones of the DSCC, the mayor said while inaugurating a program titled ‘Aedes mosquito larvae detection and destruction’ at Kantalbagan slope in the city's Bir Uttam CR Datta road.
The DSCC has taken the initiative in a bid to fight the spread of different diseases transmitted through mosquito.
Addressing the programme, the DSCC mayor said the DSCC employees have destroyed mosquito larvae breeding ground visiting houses in every ward under the programme from 25 June 25 onwards.
A total of 19542 houses were covered under the programme, he added.
“We have taken the programme again by giving importance to the larvae prone areas including Dhanmondi, Kalabagan, Montripara and Segunbagicha as Aedes mosquito larvae were found in one of three houses in the areas,” said the mayor.
The DSCC Mayor also called upon other city corporations, municipalities and the union parishads around the capital to carry out same programmes simultaneously to destroy Aedes mosquito larvae.
The program was attended, among others, by the Chief Executive Officer of the DSCC Khan Mohammad Bilal, its Secretary Md Shahabuddin Khan, Chief Health Officer Brigadier General (Dr) Sheikh Salahuddin, Chief Waste Management Officer Air Commodore Md Zahid Hossain.
Narayanganj, July 28 (UNB) – The recent series of rainfalls have devastated the everyday lives of those living in the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) area, with many residents reported to be marooned and institutions being inundated.
Locals are also alleging that the rainwater is mixing up with the dumped chemicals from nearby factories, polluting those in contact with the contaminated water.
Authorities at the DND pump house said that water was already flowing in the main canal above danger level even before the rains began.
During a recent visit, it was found that the home of Amir Hossain, a resident of Sadar upazila’s Kotalerbag area, was inundated waist-deep.
He said that the dyeing chemicals mixed with the flood water have damaged most of the furniture in his house.
Amena Begum, a resident of South Sastapur area, said that this year the water-logging was the worst she has ever seen.
The areas of Masdair, Gabtali, Lamapara, Tagarpar and others of Sadar upazila have all been inundated to a great degree, including the neighbouring zila parishad office, Fatullah Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Cricket Stadium and others.
Deputy divisional engineer of Shimrail DND pump house Abdul Jabbar said that if there is no further rainfall, then the existing pumpers will be able to extract 500cusec water per second, enabling the water levels to fall in the next 3-4 days.
Project Director of Development of Drainage System of DND Abdul Awwal has said they have taken a project involving Tk 558.2 crore to solve the problem of the area.
He expected the project work to commence from November, also adding that the DND area residents will have to adjust to the crisis, which will be resolved by 2019.