The authorities of Islamic University in Kushtia launched an e-payment service for the students of the university with a view to simplifying transactions for them. Read: 5 injured in BCL factional clash at Islamic University IU vice-chancellor Professor Shaikh Abdus Salam inaugurated the e-payment service at an e-payment application launching ceremony as chief guest, a press release issued by IU information, publication and public relations office deputy director Rajibul Islam on Saturday (November 25, 2023). The service will allow the students to pay all sorts of fees, including admission, examination, and residential hall fees, online without having to go to the bank. Read: Islamic University and Edith Cowan University to undertake joint academic, research activities Through the e-payment service software of Agrani Bank, students will be able to pay money through bKash, Nagad, and Rocket using their ID. This service will be available to all students from the 2017-18 academic session of the university. The online banking service will be a convenient and efficient way for students to pay their fees, IU acting registrar HM Ali Hasan said that the e-payment service would save students time and hassle. Read: Islamic University officials continue work abstention for 2nd day It would also help to reduce the number of people visiting banks. The service was expected to be well-received by students, he added.
A leader of Swechasebak League was shot in an attack by miscreants over establishing supremacy in Bheramara upazila of Kushtia district on Wednesday night. The victim was identified as Sanjay Kumar Pramanik, 35, president of Bheramara upazila unit of Swechasebak League and son of Dulal Chandra Pramanik. Quoting witnesses, Zahurul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bheramara Police Station, said a group of miscreants opened fire on Sanjay and his followers when he was returning home from the party office around 11 pm, leaving him injured. Student injured in knife attack in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur Two supporters of Sanjay—Belal Hossain and Shyamol Sardar—were also injured in the attack. They were taken to Bheramara Upazila Health Complex from where the doctors referred Sanjay to Kushtia General Hospital due to deterioration of his condition. Belal, who was also injured in the attack, said that Mustafizur Rahman Shobhon, sports affairs secretary of district unit Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal’s (Jasad) Jubo Jote led 40-50 people in carrying out the attack on them. BCL attacks on Nurul Hoque Nur at DU; 20 hurt However, no complaint has been lodged yet and action will be taken after getting complaints from the victim, said OC. Attacks on sit-ins: BNP’s protest rally begins at Suhrawardy Udyan
Miscreants hacked a farmer to death at Nawada Khadimpur village in Kushtia's Mirpur upazila early Monday. The deceased was identified as Rabiul Islam Rabi,48, son of late Muktar Biswas of Gangpara area of the village. Ismail Hossain, elder brother of the deceased, said that his brother was sleeping in his house at night. Also Read: Fruit seller hacked to death by miscreants in Chuadanga The miscreants entered the house around 12:30 am and stabbed him multiple times, leaving him seriously injured, he said. Relatives rescued him and admitted to Kushtia General Hospital. He died around 6:30 am on the way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for better treatment. Also Read: Man hacked to death by son in Sylhet Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Mirpur Police Station Rafiqul Islam said that some people are being interrogated in connection with the murder. The body was sent to Kushtia General Hospital morgue for post-mortem, he added. Also Read: Village police hacked dead in Narail
The High Court on Thursday asked the deputy commissioner of Kushtia to form a three-member probe body to investigate the ragging of a female student allegedly by a leader and some activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League at Islamic University . The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order and asked the DC to form the committee with a judicial magistrate, an executive magistrate and a teacher and submit the report within seven days. The court also asked the committee formed by the university to submit the probe report within 10 days and keep the two accused BCL activists from outside the campus during investigation. It also asked the authorities concerned to ensure security of the victim. Earlier, a Supreme Court lawyer, Gazi Md Mohsin, drew the attention of the court about the incident after attaching a report published in a national daily on February 14. He also filed a writ petition seeking further investigation into the incident. Secretaries to the Home Ministry, Education Ministry, Vice-chancellor of Islami University, its registrar and proctor were made respondents to the writ. Advocate Gazi Md Mohsin stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Tushar Kanti Roy represented the state. According to the report, a first year student of Finance and Banking department, was tortured and harassed by allegedly by Islamic University unit Bangladesh Chhatra League vice-president Shanjida Chowdhury Ontora and her cohorts including Tabassum at Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall on the campus in Kushtia on Sunday night. The incident came to light after the victim left the hall and disclosed the matter to her seniors and her family members on Monday. Read more: Body formed to probe ragging ‘by BCL leader, assocaites’ at IU They unleashed the torture on the victim from 11 pm to 3 am. The victim on Tuesday submitted a written complaint to the university proctor, student adviser and the hall provost, demanding punishment for those involved in the incident. According to the complaint, on February 9, Tabassum asked the victim to go to the Projapoti-2 room of hall but victim failed to do so due to sickness. Later, Tabassum threatened the victim to drive her out of the dormitory.
Local people blocked Kushtia-Rajbari road for nearly half-an-hour protesting the death of a schoolgirl in a road accident in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia district on Monday. Samia Arfin Shohagi, 7, a schoolgirl and daughter of Sohan Sheikh was killed and two others were injured as a motorbike hit them in front of Charaikol Government Primary School in Kumarkhali upazila in the afternoon, said Md Mohsin Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali Police Station. The injured Halima Akter Munni, a class II student, and Naimul Hossain Nayan, son of Hekmat Ali were undergoing treatment at a local hospital. Agitated local people put up barricades on Kushtia-Rajbari highway demanding installment of a speed breaker in front of the school and punishment of the motorbike driver, disrupting traffic movement. Also read: Biker, pillion rider dead in Kushtia road accident Later, the traffic movement came to normal after half-an-hour as the local people cleared the road following police intervention. Police seized the motorbike and arrested the driver. Legal steps will be taken after getting written complaint from the victim’s family.
A biker and his pillion rider were dead as the motorcycle carrying them collided with a trolley in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia on Saturday night. The deceased were identified as motorcycle rider Irfan, 34, and Ashiq, 24, of the district. Read more: 2 inc. wife of expatriate killed in road crash after receiving him at airport The accident occurred around 9:30 pm when the motorcycle collided with the goods-laden trolley in Shyamnagar market area of the upazila, leaving the duo seriously injured, said Daulatpur Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mojibur Rahman. They succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital, he added. The bodies were sent to Kushtia General Hospital morgue. Read more: Road accidents in Kurigram, Savar leave 5 killed, 5 injured Police seized the trolley. However, the driver fled the scene immediately, said the OC.
At least seven people were injured in a clash between supporters of Argentina and France during the final match of FIFA World Cup 2022 at Hatsha Haripur Bazar in Kushtia’s Sadar upazila early Monday. According to police, locals had arranged the live telecast of the final match on big screen where both the supporters of Argentina and Brazil had gathered. The Brazilian supporters left the place seeing Argentine supporters cheering after Argentina scored two goals during the first half. The Brazilian supporters returned and started celebrating after France scored two goals during the second half. “The clash erupted when an Argentine supporter fell on a Brazilian supporter. The two sides started a brawl and at one point attacked each other. Later, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control,” said Johurul Islam, Officer In-charge (OC) of Kushtia Model Police Station. The injured were admitted to Kushtia General Hospital for treatment, the OC added.
A 14-year-old madrasa boy was electrocuted while trying to tie the Brazil flag to a tree near his house on Tuesday. "The accident occurred in Pitambar Bashi village of Panti Union of the upazila. Read more: Argentine fan electrocuted to death while hanging flag in Laxmipur "Mithu Sheikh, son of Shahid Sheikh in the area," Md. Mohsin Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali police station, said. Mithu was a student of class nine of Dansa Mahur Ali Dakhil Madrasa. Read more: Cox's Bazar: Football fan falls to death while hanging Brazil flag Mithu climbed the tree to hang the Brazilian flag on the top of the betel nut tree around 1:20 pm. At that time, he got electrified and fell from the tree. Locals rescued him and took him to Kushtia General Hospital where doctors declared him dead, added the OC.
Over 1,300 seats for undergraduate courses at the Islamic University in Kushtia remained unfilled after two rounds of allotment in the 2021-22 academic session. Not even 60 percent of the candidates who secured admission in the university's first round of seat allocations, against 1,990 seats, got admitted. Through the unified admission test, 664 students gained admission from the first and second merit lists, IU Academic Section Office officials said on Friday. Read more: Harassment of IU student: fellows demand punishment of BCL activist Among the 1, 326 seats, 683 seats remain vacant in the science faculty; 395 in arts, social science and law faculties and 248 in the business administration faculty, IU academic section Director ATM Emdadul Alam told UNB. The vacant seats would be fulfilled by enrolling students from the next rounds of allotment, he added.
With one of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups just around the corner now, supporters of Brazil and Argentina have already started challenging and bickering with each other with the speculation of who is going to the final. The flags of Argentina and Brazil fly everywhere. Like football fans from all over the world, football lovers in Bangladesh's Kushtia are also excited. To make this World Cup memorable, supporters of Brazil and Argentina from Bakchi Satpankhia of Kumarkhali's Jagannathpur Union and Shyamganj of Gopgram Union of Khoksa Upazila aln being htheir favorite team's flags on the trees and poles on both sides of the roads for a month. Football lovers here are carrying out various activities including flying banners, erecting festoons, hoisting flags at various places to show their support and love for their favourite teams. As a part of this work, they made two giant flags of Brazil and Argentina. Among them, the Argentine flag is about 1050 hands long while Brazilian fans hang about 850 hand-long flags. Read more: Argentina Squad analysis for 2022 World Cup in Qatar Since 2010, the local residents have been creating such flags. People of different ages from different areas are flocking to Gopgram to have a glimpse of these flags. Argentina supporter Shamim said, "This year, the players of the favorite team, Argentina, are playing well. I hope we will beat Brazil in the final and take the cup.' On the other hand, Rashidul, a supporter of Brazil, said, 'We are five-time champions. This time we will take the cup. But I want to see Argentina as a rival in the final. Read more: Right backs, left backs are Brazil’s weak spots at World Cup Syed Ashiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Khoksa police station, said, there is no problem with that people will support their respective teams but care should be taken so that the law and order situation does not deteriorate. "Law enforcers are aware of this," the OC added.