Lalmonirhat, June 23 (UNB) - A six-day combined exercise titled "Exercise Pacific Angel-2019-1" jointly organised by Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) and US Pacific Air Force began here on Sunday.
Air Officer Commanding of Birsreshto Matiur Rahman BAF Base Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Nazrul Islam formally inaugurated the exercise at Kadamtala High School as the chief guest. The BAF Area Commander and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Lalmonirhat and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Some 250 BAF members under the command of Group Captain Abbas Ali and 100 US Pacific Air Force men under the command of Major Christofer Falmer are participating in the exercise.
Six physicians from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand are also taking part in the exercise, said an ISPR release.
In the exercise, 2000 people living adjacent to the BAF Maintenance and Care Unit, Lalmonirhat are being provided with free medical treatment along with knowledge on post-disaster medical care during the combined exercise.
Engineers from both the countries are providing assistance in renovating and repairing damaged and weak structure of selected five schools in the area.
Earlier, a seminar was held at the conference room of RDRC in Lalmonirhat on June 19-20 on Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) programme.
At the seminar, heads of different government and non-government organisations based in Lalmonirhat and Rangpur districts, specialists of the BAF and the US Pacific Air Force gave presentation on medical treatment and health care which are required to be addressed in post-disaster situation.
It is expected that the exercise will enhance mutual cooperation between military and civil organisations as well as strengthen friendly relationship between armed forces of both the countries.
Chattogram, June 23 (UNB)- The throat-slit body of a jeweller was recovered from his own shop at Bandartila in the city here on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Sanjoy Dhor, 46, of Ramu upazila in Cox’s Bazar.
Chattogram Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mir Nurul Huda said on information that bad odor coming out from Monishree Jewellery shop in Bandartila area, police went to the spot and recovered the decomposed body.
Jhorna Dhar, cousin of the deceased, said Sanjoy remained missing since Friday night.
The body was sent to Chattoram Medical College and Hospital for autopsy.
Rangamati, June 23 (UNB) – Launch movement in three upazilas of the district has resumed after nearly two and a half month of suspension due to poor navigability in the Kaptai Lake.
As the water level of the Kaptai Lake has increased following onrush of hill water and rainfall the launch owners association took the decision to resume launch operation on Saturday.
However, launch movement in Naniarchar and Baghaichhari upazilas will be resumed after further improvement of water level.
Shyamratan Chakma, vice-chairman of Barkal Upazila Parishad and Riton Chakma, vice-chairman of Juraichhari upazila Parishad, said during the dry season, hidden shoals emerge in different parts in Naniarchar, Baghaichhari, Longdu, Barkal, Jurachhari and Bilaichhari upazilas of the district, forcing the authorities concerned to suspend launch services.
The Kaptai Lake was built over the KarnaphuliRiver as part of the Kaptai Hydroelectric power plant project in 1960. After its opening, it became the source of livelihood of local people through fish farming, river communication, irrigation, tourism and others.
Locals said no step was taken to dredge the lake in the last 59 years for improving its navigability despite their repeated demands.
Dhaka, June 23 (UNB) – Two house painters died from electrocution in an under-construction building in the city’s Mohammadpur area on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Rajon, 27, son of Saleh Ahmed and Asif, 26, son of Abdul Jalil of Sonaimuri in Noakhali district.
Inspector Bacchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police camp, said the two workers got electrocuted and fell from a two-storey building when they came in contact with an electric wire while working there around 11:30 am, leaving them injured.
Later, they were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared them dead.