Md Aminul Islam, director general of Bogura Rural Development Academy (RDA), died from coronavirus at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Saturday morning.
Aminul Islam, additional secretary of BCS administration (Batch-8), was diagnosed with coronavirus on June 23 and was undergoing treatment at his official residence at Bogura RDA.
As his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to the hospital on July 9 where he died around 9am today.
He is survived by his wife and two sons.
In his long career, Aminul Islam served as additional divisional commissioner of Rajshahi, director of Local Government Department of Rajshahi division, deputy secretary to Food Ministry and deputy commissioner of Sirajganj district.
He joined as DG of Bogura RDA on February 6, 2019.
He also received “Integrity Award” in June of the running year.
Five people died from fever and cold-related problems at Cumilla Medical College Hospital in last 24 hours till Saturday morning.
Besides, a coronavirus patient died at the hospital during the period, said its assistant director Dr Sajeda Khatun.
She said 118 patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital with coronavirus and corona-related symptoms.
As of Friday, 86 patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus, taking the total cases to 4,310 in the district while 2,217 people recovered from the disease during the period.
Bangladesh on Friday reported 37 more deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19), mounting the total death toll to 2,275.
Besides, the total confirmed coronavirus cases in the country reached 178,443 as 2,949 new people were infected in the last 24 hours.
A union parishad chairman in Kaliganj Upazila of Lalmonirhat gave 15 bicycles to college girls as gifts.
Md Mizanur Rahman Miju, Cholbola UP Chairman, distributed the bicycles at a small function on Wednesday where Kaliganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Rabiul Hasan was present as the chief guest.
UNO Hasan lauded the initiative saying that it would give a boost to women education in rural areas.
Morsalina, Tulsi Borma, Beauty Akhter, Tusha Rani Roy, who received the bicycles, it will help them going to college.
They said that they walk about seven kilometres every day to college.
Bristi Roy, Alma Khatun, Nilima Rani and Tomalika, who also received bicycles, said the bicycles will be better than vans or walking.
Md Mizanur Rahman Miju, also UNB Lalmonirhat Correspondent, said higher education for female students gets frequently interrupted due to poverty.
"I will continue helping poor students so that they can continue their studies," he said.
Narayankhola Dakshin Primary School, an old school in Nakla upazila of sherpur, is being gobbled up by Mrigi River.
River erosion has taken a severe turn in the area.
Although the Water Development Board is placing geobags, already one third area of the school has been eaten up by the river, said Shamsun Nahar, Headmistress of the school.
Delowar Hossain, Deputy Assistant engineer of WDB, said they have started placing 8,500 geobags.
Additional Officer of the WDB Toimur Hossain said, “We are planning to put geobags on 500-metre areas of the river bank in Narayankhola area.”
The work will begin after getting allocation from the authorities but primarily they are covering 120-metre areas with geobags, he said.
Nakla Upazila Primary Education Officer Fazilatun Nessa said they have informed the matter to the higher authorities.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jahidur Rahman said the risky building of the school has been sold in auction and WDB is trying to save the rest areas.
“We have requested higher authorities to take steps to build new building for the school quickly,” he said.
Faridpur Zila Parishad Chairman and Awami League district unit vice-president Md Lokman Hossain Mridha died from coronavirus at a city hospital on Friday morning. He was 77.
Hossain breathed his last at 11am at Sheikh Russel Gastroliver Institute & Hospital, Mohakhali while undergoing treatment there, said Faridpur Deputy Commissioner Atul Sarkar.
Hossain was admitted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital on June 22 and tested positive for coronavirus the next day, said his personal secretary Rezaul Karim Mithu.
Later on June 24, he was shifted to the hospital in the capital but was put under ventilation on Thursday as his condition deteriorated, he added.
Hossain left behind wife, four sons, a daughter and host of relatives to mourn his death.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock at his death.
LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam and Faridpur-2 MP also the Deputy Leader of Parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury among others expressed deep shock at the death of Md Lokman Hossain.