Moulvibazar, Dec 8 (UNB) – A person was beaten to death by another allegedly over puffing a cigarette at Jagannathpur in sadar upazila on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Magnu Mia, 35, son of late Tanu Mia of the area.
Sohel Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Moulvibazar Model Police Station, said one Ripion Mia locked into an altercation with Magnu Mia over puffing a cigarette.
At one stage, angered Ripion hit Magun’s head from behind with a stick, leaving him critically injured.
Later, locals took him to Moulvibazar General Hospital where the duty doctor declared him dead, the OC added.
Chandpur, Dec 8 (UNB) - A month-long enthusiastic ‘Muktijudhdher Bijoy Mela 2018' was formally kicked off at Hasan Ali Government High School ground of the district town on Saturday.
Dr Dipu Moni MP formally inaugurated the Bijoy Mela as the chief guest by hoisting the national flag in front of the 'Ongiker', a memorial monument of the martyrs of the Liberation War, in the district headquarters.
Swadhinota Padak winner and freedom fighter Dr Syeda Badrunnahar Chowdhury, Zila Muktijodhdha Sangsad President M A Wadud, Additional District Commissioner Osman and Additional Police Super Mizanur Rahman were present at the occasion as special guests.
Later, a discussion was held with freedom fighter and District AL General Secretary Abu Nayeem Patwary Dulal in the chair.
Bijoy Mela Committee Chairman Mohsin Pathan delivered the welcome address while District AL President and Chandpur Municipal Mayor Nasiruddin Ahmed, journalist Kazi Shahadat, Advocate Jahidul Islam Roman, Advocate Badiuzzaman Kiron, among others, spoke on the occasion.
On the 8th day of March in 1971, the-then Chandpur sub division was liberated from the grips of the Pakistani occupation army.
The day also has a great significance as the first meeting of the ‘Sangram Parishad’ as well as action programme for liberation war began from this ground and that's why, the mela is organised at this ground every year.
Some 150 tastefully decorated stalls were set up in the playground to suit the occasion.
Portraits of the Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four national leaders and sector commanders of the liberation war being displayed in front of the main gate of the venue.
With a view to inform the new generation about the spirit of liberation war, the photos of the living renowned freedom fighters portraits of valiant freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the liberation war were displayed in different stalls
Jashore, Dec 8 (UNB) - A mobile court here on Saturday fined a youth with Tk 5,000 for his involvement in leaking and selling Class-IX question papers of a local school.
Kamruzzaman Dablu, son of Atiar Rahman of Pachanmana area of the district town was found guilty, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer Marukul Alam said Kamruzzaman.
Danlu, who works as a computer operator, downloaded the annul examination question from the Jessore board website and sold it to the examinees.
On information, police arrested him and placed him before a mobile court where he confessed his involvement, the officer added.
Savar, Dec 8 (UNB) - A devastating fire gutted a thread factory in Bairpara area of Ashulia on Friday night.
Four firefighting units from Kaliakair Fire Service Station Civil Defence station rushed there and brought the flame under control in about over two hours of frantic effort, said fire service station master Kabirul Islam.
Suddenly, the fire broke out at a machine of Diamond Thread Industries (Pvt) Ltd around 11 pm and immediately engulfed the entire floor, according to the factory workers.
The loss that occurred due to the fire could not be estimated immediately, said the station master.
Dhaka, Dec 8 (UNB) - Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested a ward-level BNP leader of Dhaka North city unit from his Khilgaon residence early Saturday.
The arrestee is Mirza Hasan Imam alias Bulu, 50, organising secretary of ward-23 unit BNP.
Contacted, Commander of Crime Prevention Company-1 of Rab-3 Major Gallib claimed that Bulu was arrested along with seven patrol bombs and two crude bomb-like objects after 1 am.
Bulu had been planning to carry out subversive acts ahead of the upcoming national election, he said.