Bogura, Jan 18 (UNB) – Two motorcyclists were killed as their vehicle hit a tree beside Talora-Jamdar road at Kalipara village in Kahalu upazila on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Suja Uddin Khan, 36, son of late Samsul Khan of Luknathpara village in Durgapur Union Parishad and also the former chairman of the union, and Lebu Khan, 55, son of Sabir Khan of the same village.
Officer-in-charge of Kahalu Police Station Sawkat Kabir said the accident took place when a speeding motorcycle carrying three people crashed into a banyan tree beside the road around 7pm, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
Cumilla, Jan 17 (UNB) – Two passengers of an auto rickshaw were killed as their vehicle collided head on with a speeding bus on Cumilla-Noakhali highway at Chandanabazar village in Laksham upazila on Thursday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Idris Mia, 55, resident of Paschimgaon village in Lakhsham municipality and Al-Amin, 35, hailing from Amtali village in the upazila.
Officer-in-Charge of Lakhsham Police Station Manoj Kumar De said a Noakhali bound bus hit the auto rickshaw in the afternoon, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
Three passengers of the auto-rickshaw including its driver, who were also injured during the collision, were taken to a private hospital in Laksham.
Jashore, Jan 17 (UNB) – A fire broke out at two godowns of a jute mill in Chengunia area of Abhaynagar upazila on Thursday afternoon.
The fire ensued from an electric short circuit around 2:30pm at a jute warehouse of Roman Jute Mill in the area, said Wadud Hossain, assistant director of Jashore Fire Services and Civil Defenses. The fire soon spread to a nearby yarn godown.
Around 3-4 maunds of raw jute and 40 tonnes of yarn were gutted in the fire, claimed Mohammad Ali Kasari, the owner of the mill.
On information, two firefighting units from Abhaynagar and Jashore rushed to the spot and managed to bring the flame under control after 45 minutes’ frantic effort, said Wadud.
The loss incurred due to the fire could not be known immediately.
Dhaka, Jan 17 (UNB) – The government has postponed the National Vitamin-A Plus campaign scheduled for Saturday.
The Institute of Public Health Nutrition on Thursday said it put on hold the National Vitamin-A Plus campaign for ‘unavoidable’ reasons.
The new date for the campaign will be announced later, the institute said in a press release.
The campaign was supposed to be held across the country on Saturday to feed Vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged from six months to 59 months.
Children, aged between six and 11 months, are given the blue-coloured high-powered Vitamin A capsules while those, aged between 12 to 59 months, receive the red-coloured ones during the campaign.
Sylhet, Jan 17 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday placed three accused on a five-day remand in a case filed under the Anti-terrorism Act over the operation at a militant den, Atia Mahal, at Shibbari in South Surma in 2017.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid passed the order after investigation officer of the case and Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Inspector Abdul Hossain produced them before his court seeking remand for them.
Those remanded are Arzina Begum, sister of suspected militant Marzina who was killed in the operation at the militant den, Arzina’s husband Jashim Uddin and Mohammad Hasan of Naikkhonchhari.
The trio, now in jail in another case, was shown arrested in the anti-terrorism case on Wednesday.
Seven people were killed during the Army-led operation, 'Operation Twilight', that began on March 25 although police launched the raid on the militant den early hours of March 24 last.
Army Para Commandos found the bodies of four militants, including that of a female one, at the militant den on March 27.