Cox’s Bazar, Jan 24 (UNB) – Two suspected drug traders and an alleged robber were killed in separate incidents of reported gunfight with law enforcers in Teknaf and Maheshkhali upazila early Thursday.
In Teknaf, two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Baharchhari beside the Marine Drive Road early Thursday.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-7 conducted a drive in the area around 4 am, said Mirza Mahtab Uddin, in-charge of Rab-7 camp in Teknaf.
Sensing presence of the elite force, the criminals opened fire to them, forcing the Rab members to fire back in self-defense.
Later, Rab recovered the bullet-hit bodies, said the Rab-7 in-charge.
The team also recovered 50,000 pieces of Yaba tables, two pistols, two magazines, four-round bullets and a LG gun from the spot.
In Maheshkhali, a suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Matarbari Bridge around 3 am.
The deceased was identified as Helal Uddin, 35, son of Jakir Hossain of Khansamiaji Para in the upazila.
Prabash Chandra Dhar, officer-in-charge of Maheshkhali Police Station, said Helal was wanted in 12 cases filed with different police stations in the upazila.
Dhaka, Jan 23 (UNB)- “Bengali girls always prefer to buy saree or ornaments but I always like to buy tickets,” said Kazi Asma Azmery, who traveled to 100 countries in just nine years.
“I started my journey of travelling by selling my gold ornaments because I had no benefit in wearing ornaments. I think travelling is an investment and knowledge by which you can learn everything even you can learn more by travelling than reading about a specific object," she said.
She was speaking at a programme held at the Centre for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, (CARAS) of Dhaka University (DU) on Wednesday.
Sharing her experience with the audience Kazi Asma Azmery said, “I had to suffer a lot and face negligence in different places during travelling just for being a Bangladeshi and for carrying Bangladeshi passport, but Europeans or other developed countries’ citizens get pure hospitality everywhere spending half the amount of money as us.”
“I always carry Bangladeshi passport so that people can know me and my country and I felt proud to do that,” she added.
Dhaka University Research Society (DURS) organized the seminar.
Conducted by Saifullah Sadeq, president of DURS and presided over by Kazi Samio Sis, senior research fellow of CARAS, DU philosophy department Professor Dr. Anisuzzaman and Joint Secretary of Road Transport and Bridges Ministry Zakir Hossen also spoke at the program.
Jashore, Jan 23 (UNB) – Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a robber from Shahapur village in Manirampur upazila on Wednesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Nazrul Islam Nazu, 30, son of Hossain of the village here.
Being informed by locals, police recovered the bullet-hit body from the spot around 11:30 am and sent it to Jessore General Hospital for autopsy, said Saidul Islam, officer-in –charge of Manirampur Police Station.
It is assumed that Nazmul was shot dead when he was caught up in an exchange of fire between two robber gangs at Jamtola area of the same village.
Police, however, recovered a local made pipe gun and trident from the spot, the OC added.
Satkhira, Jan 23 (UNB) – Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq on Wednesday said a law will have to be formulated so that children of Jamaat leaders do not get government jobs.
“Not only banning Jamaat organisationally, but also assets of its leaders will have to be confiscated. A new law will have to be framed so that their children don’t get government jobs,” he said while exchanging views with freedom fighters at the Shilpakala Academy auditorium.
The minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working for ensuring welfare of freedom fighters.
He said freedom fighters will be brought under housing schemes. “An amount of Tk 5 lakh is being provided for constructing houses of insolvent freedom fighters each.”
Mozammel also said from now on, Tk 10,000 will be provided for the burial of a freedom fighter after death. “If anyone dies at a distant place, Tk 40,000 will be provided for him.”
Bagerhat, Jan 23 (UNB) – A sand-laden bulkhead drowned following impact with another vessel in the Passhur Channel on Wednesday morning.
Mongla Port Vessel Labour Federation Central Committee President Baharul Islam said the 14,000-foot sand-carrying bulkhead MV Zubayr was going to Khulna from Sunamganj when it reached the area in the morning and dropped anchor. At some point its anchor became untethered and MV Zubayr drifted to hit another vessel, resulting in the bulkhead drowning in the channel.
Nine crew members on board at the time managed to swim safely to the river bank, Baharul informed.
Soon after the vessel drowned, Mongla Port Harbour officials informed the owner to salvage the vessel as soon as possible, said Port Master Commander Durul Huda.