Rangamati, Apr 23 (UNB)— The local administration has imposed a three-month ban on netting, marketing and transporting of carp fishes from the Kaptai Lake starting May 1.
The decision was taken on Tuesday to help breeding and rejuvenate fish stocks in the freshwater lake. The annual fish production from the lake is estimated to be around 20,000 tonnes.
Rangamati Deputy Commissioner AKM Mamunur Rashid, BFDC Manager Asaduzzaman, and fish traders, among others, were present at the meeting.
During this annual ban, an estimated 20,000 fishermen will get food assistance under the vulnerable group feeding programme.
River police will be deployed at key points of the lake and mobile courts will be operated to stop illegal fishing, transporting and marketing.
Those involved in illegal fishing will face legal actions, the speakers warned.
Sylhet, Apr 23 (UNB) – Customs officials recovered gold worth an estimated Tk 1.15 crore from a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane at Sylhet Osmani International Airport on Tuesday.
Flight BG-248 came from Dubai around 9am, said Ahsan Ullah, deputy commissioner of customs.
A team of customs raided the aircraft as part of their regular drive and recovered 20 gold bars weighing 3.320kg wrapped in scotch-tap and hidden beneath a seat, said the official.
No-one was arrested in this connection.
Natore, Apr 23 (UNB) – A man was killed and two others injured after a bus hit a rickshaw van at Bonpara in Boraigram upazila on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Sripad Das, 55, resident of Kalikapur village in the upazila.
Police said that the accident took place around 10:30am when the passenger bus hit the battery-run rickshaw van in front to Bonpara police investigation camp, leaving three injured.
Among the injured, Sripad died on the way to hospital.
Cumilla, Apr 23 (UNB) – A suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh near Golabari border area of Sadar upazila early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Malek, son of Abdul Khalek, resident of Ramchandrapur village in Chouddogram upazila.
Lt Col Abu Mohhammad Mohiuddin, commanding officer of BGB-10 battalion, said that on information about a gunfight between two groups of drug dealers, a team of BGB conducted a drive in Jaluapara area.
When the BGB team reached the spot, the criminals fired shots towards the border troopers, triggering a skirmish.
“The drug dealer’s body and 30,000 Yaba pills were recovered from the spot after the gunfight,” he said.
Munshiganj, Apr 23 (UNB) – Around 1,650 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible with the installation of its 11th span at the Jajira point on Tuesday.
The 3,140-ton ‘6-C’ span was installed around 9:20am on pillars 33 and 34, said Deputy Assistant Engineer of Padma Bridge Project Humayun Kabir.
It was brought by floating crane Tian-E from the Mawa Kumarbhog Construction Yard on Monday morning.
The 12th span is likely to be installed this month.
Earlier, the 10th span was installed on April 10.
The works of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became visible with the installation of 150-metre first span on pillars no 37 and 38 on October 30, 2017.
Later, the second, third, fourth and fifth spans were installed on pillars 38-39, 39-40, and 40-41 respectively in 2018.
The construction work of the country's largest bridge started in December 2015.
The 6.15-kilometre bridge will have a total of 41 spans, each 150 metres long.
According to the engineers concerned, a total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars.