Sylhet, Oct 19 (UNB) - Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Friday said there is no shortage of electricity in the country as the Awami League government has increased the power generation by six folds during its tenures.
He came up with the remarks while addressing a programme on the Sadar upazila parishad premises.
The incumbent government is cent percent successful in the electricity sector as it had been sincere since the beginning of its tenure, Muhith said. “Now, the entire country is illuminated with the light of electricity while people’s living standard has been enhanced.”
He said the government of Sheikh Hasina has been working to create scope for people’s welfare everywhere and underscored the need for unity and cooperation of general people to expedite the development pace.
The minister inaugurated five development projects and laid the foundation stones of seven others from the programme.
Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNB) - Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, ended on Friday with the immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga across the country.
Devotees in their tearful eyes bade farewell to the mother deity and her children -- Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh -- wishing Durga’s return next year.
The ceremonial worship of the goddess ended with the celebrations of Bijoya Dashami and devotees immersing the idols of the deity and her children in rivers and other water bodies.
Durga Puja is the worship of ‘Shakti’ [divine force] embodied in goddess Durga. It symbolises the battle between good and evil where the dark forces eventually succumb to the divine.
The annual religious festival began on October 15 with incarnation (Bodhon) of goddess Durga marking Mahashashthi.
Durga Puja was celebrated in over 31,000 mandaps across the country, including the capital, this year.
Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNB)– Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 55 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during special anti-narcotics drives in the capital in the last 24 hours till 6:00 am Friday.
Detective Branch of the DMP started the drives at 6:00 am on Thursday.
During the drives, police also recovered 10,543 pieces of contraband Yaba tablets, 1.353 kgs of heroin, 2.395 kgs hemp and 30 ampules of sedatives from their possessions, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman.
A total of 39 cases under the Narcotics Control Act were filed with different police stations, he added.
Jhenaidah, Oct 19 (UNB) – Detectives in a drive arrested five members of an alleged fraudulence gang from different parts of the district on Thursday night.
The arrestees are Raju Ahmed, 29, son of Akamat Mia, Akidul Mandal, 20, son of Abul Mandal, Talip Sheikh, 20, son of Habibur Sheikh, Al Amin, 22 and Sabbir Hossain of Sadar upazila.
Tipped off, a team of DB conducted a drive at Chaklapara in the district town and arrested a member of the gang for taking money from people tactfully using bKash app, said Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Jhenaidah DB police.
Following interrogation, police arrested the other members of the gang.
The gang had long been involved in cheating people using bKash app.
Satkhira, Oct 19 (UNB) – Members of Rapid action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a Union Parishad member along with 180 pieces of Yaba tablets from his residence in Tala upazila on Friday.
The arrestees are Biswajit Mandal, 42, a member of no 5 ward of Khalilnagar Union Parishad and son of Nimai Mandal of the village.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-6 conducted a drive at the house of Biswajit and arrested him along with the Yaba pills in the morning, said Commnading officer of Rab-6, Lieutenant Colonel ZahidulKabir.
He was also involved in Yaba trading, said Rab.