Pabna, July 8 (UNB) – Three people were killed when a truck hit a motorbike on Dhaka-Pabna highway at Birahimpur in Aminpur upazila on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Rafiqul Islam, 35, son of Shahai Pramanik of Chinakhara Adampara in Sujanagar upazila, Mokhter Hossain, 32, son of Ramjan Ali of Birahimpur village and Isa Khan, 28, son of Dulal Khan of Atraisukha village in Sathia upazila.
The accident took place around 12:30 pm when the truck dashed the bike from behind, leaving its three riders killed on the spot.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to local hospital morgue for autopsy.
Police seized the truck but its driver and his helper managed to flee the scene.
Dhaka, July 8 (UNB) - Students of seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges on Monday called their movement off after the university authorities assured them of meeting their five-point demand.
Abu Noman, a student of Dhaka College, said they withdrew their movement as the DU authorities assured them of taking steps to meet their demands.
"We met the University Vice-Chancellor…he assured us to meet our demands as soon as possible.” he added.
Around 80-100 students formed a human chain in front of Freedom and Democracy Gate and then a 7-member delegate met the DU VC around 11.30 am.
Their five demands are publishing flawless results of all departments within 90 days after holding of examinations, publishing the causes of failure in examinations, setting up a separate administrative building for seven colleges, DU teachers must take classes in every department at least for two days a month and publishing an academic calendar along with a crash programme to reduce session jam.
The affiliated colleges are Dhaka College, Eden Women’s College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Women’s College, Mirpur Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College.
Cox’s Bazar, July 8 (UNB) - Five days of heavy rains and winds have pounded Rohingya camps in the district displacing over 2,700, damaging over 3,400 houses and leaving two people dead, said IOM on Monday.
“We’re only half way into the monsoon season and helped over 2,000 people in the past 72 hours. Our teams have been working round the clock,” said spokesman of International Organization for Migration (IOM) George McLeod on Monday.
Preliminary damage estimates have already exceeded those recorded in 2018, McLeod added.
The destruction – triggered by monsoon weather systems sweeping into the Bay of Bengal – saw IOM staff and volunteers working throughout the camps to repair damaged structures and relocate the hardest-hit families to emergency shelters, according to an IOM media release.
Records from rain gauges between July 3-5 in the Kutupalong mega camp showed 510 mm while camp 16 – another major settlement – recorded 530 mm.
IOM and partners, including UNHCR and WFP, have been preparing for the monsoon and cyclone season since late 2018 through infrastructure upgrades and awareness-raising campaigns in both the camps and host communities.
IOM preliminary damage data covering the period July 2-6 includes 1,186 households affected by landslides, 216 households impacted by flooding, 1,840 households affected by wind, 15,534 people affected by flooding or other safety risks, 391 landslides and 51 wind storms.
As of Sunday night, IOM damage reports for the previous 24-hour period indicated 13 more landslides, nine windstorms and two floods affecting 2,200 individuals and 432 households.
The rains and wind are expected to continue this week.
Bagerhat, July 8 (UNB)-An easy-bike driver and a cyclist were killed being hit by a truck on Khulna-Mawa highway at Bishwa Road intersection in Fakirhat upazila here on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Rabbi Sheikh, 20, son of Hossain Ali of Aatpaki area and Jahangir Alam, 43, son of Sheikh Md Ali, son of Syed Molla of the upazila.
Katakhali Highway Police Officer-in-Charge Rabiul Alam said a cattle-laden truck hit the easy-bike first and then a bicycle, leaving Rabbi dead on the spot and Jahangir severely injured.
Jahangir died on the way to hospital, the OC added.
Five injured passengers of the easy bike were taken to Fakirhat Upazila Health Complex and Khulna Medical College and Hospital.
Tangail, July 8 (UNB) –The Appellate Division on Monday upheld the bail granted by the High Court to former Awami League MP from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over killing of two Jubo League leaders.
A four-member bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order rejecting a petition filed by the state seeking stay on the bail order.
Talking to reporters Rana’s lawyer Monsurul Haq Chowdhury said now there is no bar to Rana’s release from jail following the court order.
Advocate Monsurul Haq Chowdhury stood for Rana while attorney general Mahbubey Alam and deputy attorney general Md Bashir Ullah represented the state.
On July 1, the Appellate Division stayed till today (July 8) the bail granted by the High Court to Rana in the case and asked the state counsel to file a regular leave to appeal petition by July 8.
Earlier, on June 20, the Appellate Division stayed the High Court order that had granted permanent bail to former MP Rana in the case, till July 1.
The High Court on June 19 granted permanent bail to Rana in the case.
Baghil union Juba League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on July 16, 2012 in the district town.
The following day, Shamim’s mother filed a general diary with Tangail sadar police station.
Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrestees - Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27 - revealed that both of the Juba League leaders had been murdered as the order of MP Rana.
Rana surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session’s judge court on September 18, 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in another murder case.