Rangpur, Mar 19 (UNB)-Three people were killed in a road accident on Rangpur-Bagura highway in Pirganj upazila of the district on Tuesday.
Officer-in-charge of Pirganj police station Swadesh Chandra said a covered van hit a road divider and then fell on a Thakurgaon-bound bus around 4 am, leaving a covered van helper and two bus passengers dead on the spot.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
Laxmipur, Mar 19 (UNB) – A mobile court here on Monday night sentenced four fishermen to one year jail each and fined 14 other fishermen for catching fish in the Meghna river violating the ongoing ban.
A joint team of coast guard, Department of Fisheries and River Police conducted drives in the river from 12pm to 10:30pm and arrested the fishermen along with six engine-run boats and 30,000 metres current net.
Later, they were produced before the mobile court led by assistant commissioner (land) and acting upazila nirbahi officer Fahmida Mostafa which sentenced four fishermen to one-month jail and fined 14 fishermen Tk 3,042 each, said the acting UNO.
The seized net was burnt.
The government imposed a two-month ban on catching of all sorts of fish in the Padma and the Meghna rivers in 100-km area from Laxmipur to Chandpur from March 1 to April 30 to protect jatka (hilsa fry less than nine inches long).
Narsingdi, Mar 19 (UNB) – Two people were killed and 15 others injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League at Baluchar village in Raipura upazila on Tuesday morning.
The deceased were identified as Iqbal Miah, 27, son of Ahsan Miah, and Aman Miah, 30, son of Robi Miah.
Police said the supporters of local AL leader Faruqul Islam Faruq attacked houses of the supporters of Mirzarchar UP Chairman Zafor Iqbal Manik, also union Jubo League president, and opened fire, leaving 17 people, including four with bullets, injured.
Among the injured, Iqbal Miah and Aman died on the way to Sadar Hospital.
Confirming the incident, Mozaffar Hossain, inspector (operation) of Raipura Police Station, said that additional police have been deployed in the area.
Bagerhat, Mar 18 (UNB) – The deer which entered the locality was released into the Karamjal Wildlife Reproduction Centre in the Sundarbans on Monday.
Local people caught the deer, locally known as ‘Chitral Harin’ after a chase from Chilabazar in Mongla upazila in the morning.
On information, a team of the Forest Department went to the spot and recovered the deer.
Forest Department sources said the deer might have entered the locality after being chased by a tiger from the Sundarbans.
Hawladar Azad Kabir, officer-in-charge of Karamjal Wildlife Reproduction Centre, said the deer came to the area through a river and when they were informed about the incident, a team went to the spot and released it into the forest.
Mohammad Mahmudul Hasan, divisional forest officer of Sundarbans East Zone, said they are investigating the incident and a source was appointed to unearth the reason behind it.
He also suspects that the deer might have been forced to enter the locality due to the rampant activity of poachers in the forest.