Satkhira, Oct 22 (UNB) – Many couples in this overpopulated country long for years to have babies, but remain childless and curse themselves. But, a couple in Sadar upzila has been blessed with four babies at one birth!
Though poor, the couple -- Shariful Islam and Runa Parvin -- is celebrating the birth of the four babies – three sons and one daughter.
Shariful Islam said his wife Runa Parvin was taken to Sadar Hospital on Monday after she went into labour where doctors referred her to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH).
As they took her to the KMCH, doctors described her condition as critical and asked them to send her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he said.
However, Runa’s family took her to a private hospital in the district town of Satkhira where she gave birth to three boys and one girl through caesarean section around 2am, Shariful said.
However, doctors said the mother and her four children are not fully well.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) – As part of its countrywide programme, Hefajat-e-Islam staged a demonstration in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Tuesday protesting the killing of four people in Sunday’s violence in Bhola’s Borhanuddin upazila following a blasphemous Facebook post from a hacked account.
Several thousand supporters of Hefajat gathered at the south gate of the national mosque after Zohr prayers and held a rally there for over an hour, disrupting vehicular movement from Paltan to Dainik Bangla crossings.
Addressing the rally, the Islamist organisation’s Dhaka City unit president Nur Hossain Kasemi criticised the government for the killing of four people by police firing in Bhola.
He demanded the government enact a law keeping the provision of death sentence for any derogatory remark about Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Kasemi also demanded a judicial investigation into the Bhola incident alongside ensuring proper compensation for the family members of those killed and free medical treatment of those injured in the incident.
He also said the government must withdraw Bhola Police Super and the officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin Police Station.
The Hefajat leader also demanded that the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) be banned.
On Monday, Hefajat secretary general Allama Junayed Babunagari announced the programme at a press conference at its headquarters at Hathazari Madrasah.
Four people were killed and about 200 others injured on Sunday in a clash between police and demonstrating locals in Borhanuddin upazila, demanding the punishment of a youth for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on Facebook.
Police and locals said messages containing derogatory remarks about Allah and Prophet Muhammad were sent to several people from a hacked Facebook ID of Biplob Chandra Shuvo, triggering a widespread protest.
Faridpur, Oct 22 (UNB) – District administration in separate drives from Monday night till Tuesday morning jailed nine fishermen for catching hilsa from the Padma and the Arial Khan rivers defying a government ban and destroyed 20,000 meters current nets.
The jailed fishermen are Shahajahan, Salam, Joynal, Alal Shikder, Rashed, Abdur Sardar, Sharif Sardar, Arshad Mondol and Piar Mondol. All of them are from Dikrir Char and North-Channel union under Faridpur Sadar upazila.
Executive Magistrate Hasan Md Hafizur Rahman, said the nine fishermen were sentenced to different terms of imprisonment.
Fisheries Department officials and police members were present during the drive.
The government imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, storing and transporting hilsa from October 9 to 31, to ensure safe spawning of the national fish during its peak breeding period.