A ninth-grader allegedly committed suicide in Kaunia Club Road area in Barishal city on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Manishankar Moon, an adopted son of Manash Kumar Roy, assistant professor of Kakardha Dalil Uddin Ahmed Degree College in Bakerganj. Read more: Thakurgaon girl ‘commits suicide’ over SSC result He was a student of class IX of Udayan Secondary School. Haridas Nag, Inspector (Investigation) of Kaunia police station said that Moon returned home on Tuesday and told his mother that teachers asked to cut his hair and beard and he will not be allowed to sit for the exam if he doesn’t follow their instruction.. Moon's family members also scolded him for not giving attention to his studies. Being agitated, Moon locked the door of his room around 8:30pm and hanged himself from the grill with a rope any time at night. Read more: Mymensingh girl commits suicide over SSC result Moon's family members informed cops as he did not respond despite repeated knocks on the door Wednesday morning, the officer said. "Police broke open the room and found the body hanging from the grill next to his reading table,” said the inspector. Police recovered the body and sent it to the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Water transport services on 18 routes from Barishal came to a standstill from Sunday midnight as workers went on a strike, causing passenger sufferings. The water transport workers announced the strike on Saturday night to press home their 10-point demand, including setting their minimum wage at Tk 20,000. Workers removed launches from Barishal terminal at 12am Sunday and movement of vessels, including those on long routes, remained suspended, according to Barishal water transport owners. Read more: BNP's rally the cue for Rajshahi transport owners to strike Freight operation from Barishal also remained suspended due to the strike. Master Ekin Ali, president of Noujan Sramik Sangram Parishad, said they will continue the strike until their demands are met. Other demands of the workers are: providing appointment letter, identity card and service book to workers; formation of Contributory Provident Fund and Seafarer Welfare Fund to provide food and sea allowances; providing Tk 10 lakh compensation for accident and death while on duty. Read more: Water transport workers to go on strike from Nov 26 Besides, water transport workers also want relaxation of restrictions on night-time movement of sand-carrying bulkheads and dredgers, stopping terrorism, extortion and robbery on waterways, stopping harassment along the Indian border in providing landing passes to workers travelling to India, 100% enforcement of goods transport policy at Chattogram port, and cancelling lease at Charpara Ghat and stopping all kinds of irregularities and mismanagement by the Department of Shipping.
The players' draft for BPL 2023 took place in a hotel in Dhaka on Wednesday (November 23). Allrounder Mahmudullah Riyad will play for Fortune Barishal in the new season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), and Mushfiuqr Rahim will represent Sylhet Strikers. This year’s BPL is set to start the first week of January 2023. In Barishal, Mahmudullah will get Shakib Al Hasan in the team, and in Sylhet, Mushiqur will play with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. While Sylhet signed Masrhafe outside the draft, Barishal kept Shakib for the season. Former Bangladesh captains Mohammad Ashraful and Mominul Haque did not get a team in the draft. On draft day, it was unclear if any team would show any interest in them. Read more: 7 local cricketers get direct contracts in 2023 BPL Along with Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Anamul Haque Bijoy, and Ebadot Hossain were roped in by Barishal. Teams after the players' draft for BPL 2023 Comilla Victorians: Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Abrar Ahmed, Litton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Imrul Kayes, Josh Cobb, Ashiqur Zaman, Brandon King, Jaker Ali Anik, Sean Williams, Chadwick Walton, Shykat Ali, Abu Hider Rony, Nayeem Hasan, Mukidul Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon. Fortune Barishal: Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Usman Qadir, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kesrick Williams, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kusal Perera, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Fazle Rabbi, Haider Ali, Chaturanga de Silva, Saif Hassan, Khaled Ahmed, Qazi Anik, Sanzamul Islam, Salman Hossain. Chattogram Challengers: Afif Hossain, Vishwa Fernando, Ashan Priyanjan, Curtis Campher, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shuvagata Hom, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Irfan Sukkur, Mehedi Maruf, Ziaur Rahman, Maxwell Patrick, Unmukt Chand, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed Rahi, Farhad Reza, Tawfique Khan Tushar. Dhaka Dominators: Taskin Ahmed, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Munaweera, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam, Arafat Sunny, Nasir Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, Shan Masood, Ahmed Shehzad, Alok Kapali, Monir Hossain Khan, Ariful Haque, Muktar Ali, Mizanur Rahman, Delwar Hossain, Usman Ghani, Salman Irshad. Khulna Tigers: Tamim Iqbal, Avishka Fernando, Wahab Riaz, Naseem Shah, Azam Khan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Nahidul Islam, Munim Shahriar, Sabbir Rahman, Dasun Shanaka, Paul Van Meekeren, Shafiqul Islam, Pritom Kumar, Habibur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan Joy. Read more: BPL 2023: Syhet Strikers ropes in Mashrafe, Amir, Perera Rangpur Riders: Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shoaib Malik, Pathum Nissanka, Sikandar Raza, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Jaffrey Vandersay, Sheikh Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Naim Sheikh, Rakibul Hasan Jr, Shamim Hossain, Ripon Mondol, Azmatullah Omarzai, Aaron Jones, Rony Talukder, Parvez Hossain Emon, Alauddin Babu. Sylhet Strikers: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Colin Ackermann, Ryan Burl, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Nabil Samad, Towhid Hridoy, Rubel Hossain, Tom Moores, Chaturanga de Silva, Zakir Hasan, Nazmul Islam Apu, Akbar Ali, Mohammad Sharifullah, Tanzim Hasan Sakib. One of the major talking points leading up to the BPL 2023 players' draft was where Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim would play next season. Riyad and Shakib will play together for the Barishal franchise, while Mushfiqur and Mashrafe will be seen playing together for Sylhet. Read More: BPL 2023: What Mashrafe, Perara and Amir can bring to Sylhet Strikers
A college girl has allegedly committed suicide after failing in mathematics examination in Barishal city. The deceased was identified as Malia Maria Mouli, 17, a resident of the city. She was a student of class XI of Barishal Govt Women’s College. Read more: ‘Failing to save home’, woman attempts suicide in front of Press Club Mouli hanged herself at her house in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar road on Sunday noon, shortly after she returned home from college, said Azimul Karim, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kotwali Model police station. She was later rushed to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared her dead. Mouli’s father Mosharef Hossain, also a college teacher, alleged that Mauli did not take any private tuition from math teacher of her college and so she was deliberately given poor marks in the exam. Read more: Dinajpur youth commits suicide in front of lover Meanwhile, Prof Md Asad, the principal of the college, said, “If we find out about private tuitions by the college teachers, it will be informed to the education ministry.” “We will investigate the matter if any complaint is lodged by the family,” said the OC.
Water transport workers announced to go on an indefinite strike across the country from November 26 at midnight to press home their 10-point demand, including increasing wages. The workers’ demands include providing appointment letters, identity cards and service books. To make this strike successful, a protest rally was brought out from the Barishal river port organized by the Divisional Vessel Workers Sangram Parishad on Saturday afternoon, said Nazrul Islam, president of the Parishad. Read more: Inland water transport suspended as Cyclone ‘Sitrang’ approaches Later they formed a human chain in the port area. Among others, Bangladesh Trade Union Central District Committee General Secretary AK Azad, Labour Union Coordinator Mozammel Sikder and Harunur Rashid Sikder spoke on the programme. Read more: Inland water transport operations resume as Sitrang weakens
Wearing expensive dresses and belts, around 40 domestic and foreign cats participated in a contest at a cat exhibition in Barishal. Abir Bin Mizan, the coordinator of the Persian Cat Society of Barishal, organised a cat exhibition at a convention hall in the city on Friday. He said, "My wife and I first opened a group to bring cat lovers together and got a huge response within a short time. And finally, I organized the first cat exhibition in Barishal today. This exhibition is mainly organised to increase people's love for cats." Read more:Judge upholds Maryland ban on pet stores' sale of cats, dogs
Nine people were injured when the motorcade of Ishraque Hossain, member of BNP’s foreign affairs committee, was attacked by miscreants on the way to the party’s divisional rally venue in Barishal city this morning (November 05, 2022). Ishraque, also BNP’s Dhaka South City unit leader, was unhurt and reached the venue around 9 am. A number of vehicles were also vandalised during the attack, BNP activists said. Ishraque said a group of miscreants attacked their motorcade when they reached Mahilara Bazar in Gouranadi upazila in the morning. Also read: Thousands gather in Barishal city to join BNP rally Nine activists and leaders of BNP, including Shahidul Haque, general secretary of No 38 Ward of Dhaka South City unit of BNP, and Mamun Bhuiya were injured in the attack. Ishraque also said that they faced a number of obstructions on their way to Barishal. BNP media cell member Sayrul Kabir Khan said a group of Awami League and its associate bodies’ activists, numbering 50-60, intercepted the vehicle carrying Ishtiaque Aziz Ulfat, president of Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal, at Gouranadi Bus Stand in Barishal this morning. Later, they forced him to turn back to Dhaka, he said. Read More: Barishal's Bangabandhu Park already a sea of BNP leaders, activists
Defying all challenges, BNP is ready to hold its fifth divisional rally in Barishal city on Saturday (November 05, 2022). Thousands of leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies from different districts under the Barishal division have already reached the city, to join the rally. Party leaders and activists have erected a 50ft long stage at the Bangabandhu Udyan where the rally is scheduled to begin at 2pm. Also read: Barishal's Bangabandhu Park already a sea of BNP leaders, activists Besides, 120 loudspeakers were also installed in and around the podium, said Khandakar Abul Hossain Limon, joint convener of the committee to prepare the stage for the Barishal BNP divisional rally. Bus, launch, speedboat, three-wheeler movements in Barishal division have come to a halt over the last couple of days, ahead of the BNP rally. Sudden suspension of public vehicle movement on roads and waterways have caused immense public suffering. Also read: Barishal transport strike ahead of BNP rally hits commuters hard The official reason behind the suspension of bus, three-wheeler, launch and speedboat movement could not be known yet. As part of its move to continue the pace of its ongoing movement, BNP on September 27 announced a series of public rallies in 10 divisional cities. The organisers said the rally is meant to denounce the price hike of daily essentials and fuel, the death of five party men in previous police action in Bhola, Narayanganj, Munshiganj, and Jashore, and to ensure the freedom of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Read More: Ishraque says motorcade attacked on the way to BNP’s Barishal rally BNP has long been demanding that the next general election be held under a caretaker government, not under any political government — a demand sharply rejected by the ruling Awami League. Saturday’s rally will be the fifth by the BNP at the divisional level. The first one was held in Chattogram, the second one in Mymensingh, and the third and fourth in Khulna and Rangpur, respectively.
Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) started arriving in Barishal two days early to join the party's divisional rally on Saturday (5 November). Defying a two-day long transport ban, thousands of party leaders and activists were seen in Barishal city's Bangabandhu Park on Friday. Read: Barishal transport strike ahead of BNP rally hits commuters hard Visiting the park on Friday afternoon, UNB found the place overcrowded as thousands have already arrived there and they are cooking their lunch. Monir Hossain, former organizing secretary of Khanjapur Union Jubo Dal of Gournadi Upazila of Barisal district said, 500 leaders and activists have come from our upazila to join the rally. Lunch has been arranged for all of them. "We have made all cooking arrangements for two days," he said.
Defying a two-day long transport ban, leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have started gathering at Barishal city’s Bangabandhu Park to attend the party’s divisional rally on Saturday. Separately, visiting Barishal’s central bus terminal in Nathullabad, UNB found the place overcrowded as hundreds of commuters had arrived there to leave for their destinations one day in advance, fearing the transport strike, which is set to begin from Friday morning. “I had a plan to go to Dhaka on Friday, but I came here a day early keeping Friday’s transport strike in mind,” said Subarna Pal, a commuter. Read: BNP rally: Commuters suffer as launch, speedboat services suspended in Barishal BNP leaders and activists from different parts of Barishal division started arriving at Bangabandhu Park on Thursday morning. “I’ve come here two days earlier due to the transport strike. Finding no other place, I’m staying at my relative’s house,” said Sadikur Rahman, a Jubo Dal activist from Patuakhali. On Thursday afternoon, some Bangladesh Chhatra League activists allegedly vandalised three banners of BNP’s divisional rally in the city’s Zila School intersection. “Awami League activists suddenly swooped on us today, injuring us and tearing our banners and posters apart. They are doing so to prevent us from holding our rally, which we won’t do, no matter how adverse the situation may be,” said Afroza Khanam Nasrin, a former Organising Secretary of Central Chhatra Dal. Read: BNP gets Bangabandhu Udyan for its Barishal rally on November 5 Moazzem Hossain Alal, Joint Secretary General of BNP, said that the arrival of their activists cannot be stopped through a transport ban. “Thousands of our activists have already gathered at the venue, which means that our rally is going to be a success despite numerous efforts from the government to foil it. We’ll go on with our programme, no matter what happens,” said Alal.