Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) – Customs intelligence officials in a drive seized 420 cartons of foreign cigarettes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Saturday.
Tipped off, a team of customs intelligence conducted a driver at baggage belt and green channel of the airport, said Dr. Md Shahidul Islam, director general of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate.
At one stage, they found four abandoned luggage at no 3 baggage belt area and recovered the cigarettes from the luggage.
The luggage came in a flight (KU 283) from Kuwait which landed at the airport at 5 am.
Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) – A student of North South University was killed after being run over by a bus at Hatirzeel in the city on Friday night.
The deceased was identified as Fahim Rafi, 20, a second-year student of Economics department of the university and son of Moniruzzaman of South Bashabo in Sabujbagh.
The accident took place when Fahim was getting down from a bus around 8 pm, witnesses said.
Locals took the victim to Khidma Hospital and informed his family members.
Being informed, Fahim’s father took him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where he succumbed to injuries around 10 pm.
The body was kept at the hospital morgue, said Sub-inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.
Moulvibazar, Sept 07 (UNB) - A free heart camp was held here on the occasion of centenary birth anniversary of General Ataul Gani Osmani on Friday.
Over 100 patients received treatment free of cost at the camp held in Moulvibazar Club premises.
Brigadier Abdul Malek, the founder of National Heart Foundation, inaugurated the camp as the chief guest.
Among others, Moulvibazar Deputy Commissioner Md Tofael Islam, members of the Osmani Centenary Birth Anniversary Committee were present.
General Osmani was the commander in chief of Bangladesh forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.
Cumilla, Sept 8 (UNB) – Two people were killed and 15 others injured in a clash over land related dispute at Shidlai village in Brahmanpara upazila on Saturday morning.
The deceased were identified as Khorshed Alam, 45, son of Abdul Wadud Member and tea stall owner Shanu Miah, 60.
Witnesses said there was a long standing enmity between Shamsul Haque group and Liton group over a land.
As a sequel to the enmity, the two groups equipped with sharp weapons locked into a fierce clash, leaving Khorshed dead and 16 people injured.
The two deceased belonged to Shamsul’s group, said victim’s family members.
The injured were rushed to Comilla Medical College Hospital where Shanu Miah succumbed to his injuries.
Shahjahan Kabir, officer-in-charge of Brahmanpara Police Station, said that they recovered the bodies.
Jashore, Sept 8 (UNB) – A Jubo League activist was stabbed by his rival at Purbobarandi Mathpara area in the district town on Friday night.
The injured was Abu Taleb, 32, son of Ramiz Uddin and an activist of district unit Jubo League.
Victim’s brother Abdus Samad said when his brother was returning home Moni alias Koshai Moni, a drug trader and a listed terrorist, attacked him around 9:30pm and stabbed indiscriminately, leaving him critically injured.
The injured was admitted to Jessore 25-bed hospital.
Abul Bashar, inspector (investigation) of Kotwali Police Station, said that they are conducting drive to arrest the attacker.