Barishal, Mar 23 (UNB)- Students of Government BM College protested on Saturday, demanding maximum penalty for the bus driver involved in Friday’s road accident in Barishal which left seven people dead.
One of the victims was an MA student of the college.
Agitated students blocked the Dhaka-Barishal Highway for about two hours, halting traffic on the busy road. They brought out a procession from the campus before putting up barricades on the highway at Notullabad around 10am.
Police visited the spot and requested the protesters to end their demonstration, said Nurul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.
The students called off their protests after Barishal City Mayor Sher Niabat Sadik Abdulla assured them that justice will be done, the OC added.
Seven people, including Shila Haldar, 24, an MA student, were killed after a bus of ‘Durjoy Paribahan’ hit a human hauler in city’s Tetultala area on Friday morning.
Islamic University, Mar 23 (UNB) - A commemoration meeting was held at the Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Saturday in memory of Professor Shahidul Islam Nuri, who died on December 2 last year.
IU Dawah and Islamic Studies department organised the event in the morning.
IU Treasurer Prof M Selim Toha addressed the programme as the chief guest while IUTA General Secretary Prof Alamgir Hossain Bhuiya, IUTA former general secretary Prof M Wali Ullah, Prof Muhammad Asan-Ullah, Prof Gola Maowla, Prof Abdul Kader were present as the special guests with the departmental Chairman Prof Shaheed Muhammad Rezwan in the chair.
“Shahidul Islam Nuri was a brilliant teacher of the department whose academic work carried the mark of propriety and intellectual honesty,” the treasurer said.
Prof Kamruzzaman of Dawah and Islamic Studies department conducted the programme while around 200 students of the department took part.
Later, a dua mahfil was offered for the salvation of the departed soul of the teacher.
Dhaka, Mar 23 (UNB) - A land broker suffered critical wounds after being shot by unknown criminals in city’s Jatrabari area on Friday night.
Md Obaidullah, 45, also brother of Police inspector Abdullah AL Mamun of Counter terrorism Unit, was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) at midnight, said Bacchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost.
Abdullah said two criminals riding on motorcycle shot his brother Obaidullah in front of Badhua community clinic near Sayedbad bridge around 11:45pm while he was returning to his residence in Purba Shekhdi by a rickshaw and fled the scene.
The reason behind the attack could not be known yet, Bacchu Mia added.
Chattogram, Mar 23 (UNB)- Five people died in different incidents here from Friday night to Saturday morning.
The deceased were identified as Md Mostak, Abdur Rahim, Abdul Monaf, Osman Goni and Md Sohel.
Sub-inspector Jahirul Islam, in-charge of Chittaong Medical College and Hospital(CMCH) police outpost said Abdul Monaf, 22, who sustained injuries in a clash with his nephews over land on Friday afternoon, died at the hospital at night.
Abdur Rahim, 35, son of Nur Kader of Pekua upazila in Cox’s Bazar district fell sick at night after taking poison following a brawl with his wife and died at the hospital in the morning.
Besides, Md Mostak, son of Faridul, who also took poison over family feud, died at the hospital around 1 am.
Meanwhile, Osman Gani, 26, was killed in a road accident at Customs intersection while Md Sohel, 34, was killed in a road crash at Fakirhat in Sitakundu upazila at night.
Quota reformist leader Nurul Haq Nur, who won the Dhaka University Central Students' Union vice-president post and later called it an ‘unfair’ election, also assumed the office.
Akhter Hossen, who won the social service affairs secretary post from Nur’s panel, also attended the meeting.
The Ducsu polls were marred by allegations of irregularities. All panels, except that of Bangladesh Chhatra League, boycotted the election. The ruling party student front dominated the polls but lost the posts of VP and social service affairs secretary.