Cumilla, July 20 (UNB) – A teacher of Cumilla University has been relieved of the duty of house tutor on Thursday for posting remarks on Facebook in favour of ongoing quota reform movement.
Sources said a group of students of Nazrul hall, including leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), filed a written complaint against Akbar Hossain, house tutor of the hall, for posting remarks in support of quota reform movement on July 3.
Following the complaint, the authorities concerned took the action against the teacher.
A four-member committee headed by GM Moniruzzaman, Dean of Arts Faculty, was formed to investigate the matter on Thursday.
“The committee will start their work in this regard next week,” said Gm Moniruzzaman.
Benapole, July 20 (UNB) – Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained two Indian nationals along with gold ornaments weighing 450 grams and cash money from bordering Amrakhali area here on Friday.
The detainees are Sudir Chao, 35, son of Hira Chao of Sonapur Jagatipota area in Kolakata, and Sadananda, 27, son of Ramprashad Rao of Basubo in Howrah.
Tipped-off that two Indian nationals would smuggle gold and cash into India from Bangladesh through Benapole border, a BGB team conducted a drive in the bordering area at noon and detained the two Indian citizens on suspicion, said Lt Col Ariful Haque, commanding officer of BGB Battalion-49.
Later, gold ornaments weighing 450 grams, Tk 20 lakh and 2,630 Indian Rupees were recovered from their possession, he said.
The detainees were later handed over to Benapole Port Police Station and a case was filed, the BGB official added.
Jamalpur, Jul 19 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday sentenced a man to death and three other people to life imprisonment in a murder case of 2002.
The condemned convict is Shafiqul Islam of Gopalpur village in Sadar upazila while the lifers are Sumon Miah, Jinnah and Abu Sama of the same village.
The former was also fined Tk 20,000 while the latter trio Tk 10,000 each.
Jamalpur Additional District and Session’s Judge SM Zillur Rahman passed the verdict.
According to the prosecution, the convicts hacked Azhar Ali following a dispute over an audio cassette of Hindi songs at Gopalpur village on November 20, 2002.
Victim’s brother filed a case over the murder.
Thakurgaon, Jul 19 (UNB) – An examinee allegedly committed suicide at Sangao village in Baliadangi upazila on Thursday after failing to come out successful in this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination.
The deceased was identified as Lutfar Rahman, son of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) member Mohammad Ali of the village.
Family members said Lutfar consumed poison when he came to know that he could not pass the examination after the results were published.
Later, locals took him to Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, said Duosuo union parishad chairman Abus Salam.
Brahmanbaria, Jul 19 (UNB) - Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Thursday alleged that BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has sided with the anti-liberation forces through supporting the quota reform movement.
“The main aim of the quota movement is to remove the freedom fighter quota. Abuses were hurled at Bangabandhu and freedom fighters during the movement. But Mirza Fakhrul hasn’t protested it,” he said.
The minister was talking to reporters at a restaurant in Sarail upazila in the afternoon.
About Mirza Fakhrul’s remarks that the Prime Minister has made a U-turn over the quota issue, Shajahan said the anti-liberation forces are patronising the quota reform movement and Fakhrul is supporting them to make the Sheikh Hasina government embarrassed.