Natore, Feb 2 (UNB) – Police recovered the body of an unidentified man from Belghoria Bypass area in the district town on Saturday morning.
Locals spotted the body on the road and informed police.
Police recovered the body and sent it to Natore Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, said Khandakar Jalal Uddin, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
He might have died falling victim to doping gang, the OC added.
Chattogram, Feb 2 (UNB) – A local Jubo League activist was stabbed to death by unknown miscreants at Akbar Shah area in the port city on Friday night.
The deceased was identified as Md Masud, Jubo League activist of Pahartoli No.9 Ward unit and son of Abul Bashar of Jorarganj in Mirsharai upazila.
Relatives said some party leaders and activists called him out of house on Friday evening stabbed him mercilessly taking him to party office at Railway Housing Society area around 8:30 pm, leaving critically injured.
Later, he was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where doctors declared him dead, said Jahurul Islam, in-charge of CMCH camp.
Dhaka, Feb 2 (UNB) –This year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations began across the country on Saturday morning.
The exams are being held under the ten education boards that will continue till February 26 while the practical examination will be held from February 27 to March 5.
A total of 2,135,333 students, including 1,070,441 boys and 1,064,892 girls, are expected to appear at the examinations from 28,682 institutions in 3,497 centres.
Of them, 1,700,102 will sit for the SSC examination under eight general education boards while 310,172 for Dakhil exam under the Madrasah Education Board and 125,059 for vocational exam under the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.
The number of total examinees is 103,434 higher than last year's and the number of institutions is 131 up. A total of 434 students will sit for the examinations from eight overseas centres as well.
Besides, no one except centre secretary will be allowed to carry mobile phone and no outsiders are allowed to enter centres.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Thursday assured that there would be no incident of question paper leakage during the public examinations this time.
While briefing reporters on the examinations at the secretariat, she also urged teachers, students and guardians not to pay heed to any rumour.
Besides, the coaching centres across the country will remain closed from January 27 to February 27 to facilitate the fair holding of the SSC and equivalent examinations.
Jashore, Feb 01 (UNB) – Police detained two members of an organized gang involved in leaking question papers from Barinagar area in sadar upazila on Friday afternoon.
The arrestees are Sirajul Islam, son of Milon Hossain, of the village and Kamruzzaman, son of late Moslem Uddin hailing from Pirojpur village in Kaliganj of Jhenidah district.
Kotwali police conducted the drive at the place around 4 pm and arrested two members of the gang along with a laptop and three mobile phone sets, said Rabbani Sheikh, Additional Superintendent of Jashore Police.
Getting instructions from the Special Branch of Police, a team inquired a Facebook account and found that the gang involved in trading fake question papers of different public examination, he said.
Dhaka, Feb 1 (UNB) - The ability to treat large volumes of waste on site in Rohingya camps, rather than having to transport it elsewhere, is a critical step to safe and sustainable disposal of such waste in emergency situations, says UNHCR on Friday.
“This will significantly reduce health risks for refugees and host communities and the likelihood of the outbreak of disease,” said UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic at a press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on Friday.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Oxfam have together put into service this week in Cox’s Bazar the biggest human waste treatment facility ever built in a refugee settlement, said the spokesperson.
The facility, funded by UNHCR, can process the waste of 150,000 people – 40 cubic meters a day.
To put this in context, it is roughly the equivalent of that needed for a population the size of Dijon in France, Savannah in the USA or, in Switzerland the City of Bern.
Close to a million Rohingya live in a complex of settlements in the Cox’s Bazar area.
Kutupalong, the largest refugee settlement in the world, is home to more than 630,000 refugees and managing the waste in this terrain requires innovative approaches.
The speed and scope of the refugee crisis which began in August 2017 meant that most of refugee sites grew spontaneously, resulting in limited available land suitable for latrine pits and waste water treatment.
For example, more than 200,000 cases of acute diarrhoea were reported in the Rohingya camps in 2018, as well as respiratory infections and skin diseases like scabies – all common in settings where sanitation and hygiene are challenges, said Mahecic.
Bangladeshi authorities provided the site for the facility and the project was delivered in collaboration with the government’s Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner’s Office in Cox’s Bazar.
UNHCR and Oxfam engineers, with support from Rohingya refugees, built the new site in just over seven months.
The sludge is transported by waste vehicles that empty out waste from multiple locations in the refugee sites into two massive, tightly covered lagoons where the processing begins.
The facility maintains minimal operational and maintenance costs, with the initial investment of developing the site and installing the equipment falling just under $400,000.
The system also benefits local Bangladeshi communities, who have been generously hosting and supporting refugees.
This model will be rolled out across other sites in Cox’s Bazar area in 2019 and UNHCR is considering replicating it in future refugee crises, said Mahecic.
UNHCR has also been working with partners on waste management in Rohingya refugee sites in over 275 small scale sludge treatment sites.
More than a dozen different treatment technologies have been implemented, in different scales, combinations and configurations – including lime treatment, biological treatment processes and biogas production which also supplies some refugees with gas for cooking.