A case has been filed over burning three carriages of the intercity Jamuna Express train near Sarishabari railway station in Jamalpur early today (November 19, 2023). Unidentified miscreants set three carriages (Ka, Kha and Ga) of the train on fire at around 1:12 am today after the Tarakandi-bound intercity train left Jamalpur’s Sarishabari railway station. Also read: CNG-run autorickshaw catches fire as cocktail thrown in Old Dhaka A fire service team led by Senior Station Officer of Sarishabari Fire Service, Ruhul Amin, rushed to the spot and doused the fire around 2:30 am. At least 4-5 passengers were injured during the incident as they tried to get out of the carriages. At least two of them, including a woman, is currently undergoing treatment at Sarishabari Upazila Health Complex. Meanwhile, a case has been filed against 15-20 unidentified people in relation to the incident. Also read: 48-hour hartal called by BNP, others begins amid fear of violence Abdus Salam, assistant stationmaster of Sarishabari railway station, filed the case with Jamalpur Railway Police Station around 7 am today. Confirming the news, Jamalpur Railway Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Gulzar Hossain said efforts were underway to nab those involved in the incident. Also read: BNP-Jamaat’s hartal: 460 RAB teams deployed across the country
Islami Bank Bangladesh inaugurated its Islampur branch in Jamalpur Thursday. Md Faridul Haque Khan, state minister for religious affairs, inaugurated the 394th branch of the bank as chief guest, according to a media statement. Mohammed Monirul Moula, managing director and chief executive officer of the bank, was also present. Islami Bank is a joint venture public limited company engaged in commercial banking business based on Islamic shariah. Established in 1983 as the first Islamic bank in Southeast Asia, it is listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange and Chittagong Stock Exchange. Read more: Islami Bank opens Bonpara branch in Natore
Two people died allegedly after drinking rectified spirit in Madarganj upazila of Jamalpur district on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Hafizur Kasai, 75, of Tegharia Thonthoniya Para area and Md Ehsan, 35, son of late Amirul Islam of the same area. Two other people, who also drank rectified spirit, are currently undergoing treatment at Jamalpur General Hospital According to locals, they fell ill after drinking rectified spirit from a homeopathy pharmacy at Tegheria bazar. They were taken to Madarganj Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctors declared Hafizur and Ehsan dead around 11:00 pm. Upazila Nirbahi Officer(UNO) of Madarganj Ilishay Richil and Officer In-Charge(OC) of Madarganj police station Mahbubul Haque visited the bazar and collected samples of rectified spirit from three pharmacies. “The bodies of the deceased have been sent to Jamalpur General Hospital morgue for autopsy. Police are preparing for filling a case in this regard,” said the OC.
Four sub-inspectors of Sarishabari Police Station have been suspended allegedly for physically assaulting four accused who were undergoing treatment at Sarisabari Upazila Health Complex. The four SI were—Altaf hossain, Saiful Islam, Wazed Ali and Muntaz. Also read:Suspended cop killed in Panchagarh road crash, 4 held Besides, two constables—Mozammel Haque and Sathi Akter-- of the police station have been closed and attached to the district police lines in this connection, said Jamalpur superintendent of Police Nasir Uddin Ahmed on Wednesday. Besides, a probe body, headed by Additional superintendent of Police, Zakir Hossain Sumon, was formed to look into the incident. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three working days. Local people and victims said Mojibur Rahman, a local influential person, swooped on the house of Abdul Jalil, a bagger, at Bausi Bazar in Sarishabari municipality on Monday to grab his land forcibly. They also beat up the house inmates and vandalised the house. Abdul Jalil, 60, his wife Laile Begum, 50 and six other family members were injured during the attack and all were taken to Sarisabari upazila Health complex. Later, Mojibur lodged a complaint against Abdul Jalil and 14 others with Sarisabari Police. Among the accused, four were undergoing treatment at the hospital. Also read: Now, Sylhet inspector suspended over FB status update on ‘teep protest’ After receiving the complaint, six police personnel including the four sub-inspectors of the police station dragged the four accused out of the hospital and arrested them. Terming the incident as inhuman, Dr Debasish Rajbongshi, Resident Medical Officer of Sarishabari Upazila Health Complex, said police took the discharge certificate while the injured accused were undergoing treatment at the hospital. Action was taken instantly against those police personnel when the matter came to light, said SP Nasiruddin Ahmed.
After being restricted from screening in Jamalpur, Shakib Khan-starrer film ‘Golui received permission from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday to continue screening the film in the district. Released on this year’s Eid-Ul-Fitr, the the government-funded film was being screened at the Jamalpur district Shilpakala Academy, Mirza Azam Auditorium in Jamalpur Sadar, Nurunnahar Multipurpose Auditorium in Madarganj and Faridul Haque Khan Dulal Auditorium in Islampur since the release of the movie, as there is no theater or cineplexes in Jamalpur except Asha Cinema Hall in Melandah Upazila. However, Jamalpur Deputy Commissioner Mursheda Zaman restricted the screening of the film stating that no "commercial movie" would be screened at these places, according to the Cinematograph Act, 1918. This decision sparked massive criticism among the anticipating audiences, and several other Dhallywood filmmakers, actors and crew have expressed dissatisfaction over the decision on social media, including Shakib Khan himself. On Tuesday, Jamalpur Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mokleshur Rahman and Islampur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Tanvir Hasan Ruman have granted access to screen the movie as per the directive of the Ministry, according to 'Golui's director S A Haque Olike. Now that the restriction has been lifted, Olike said that the filmmakers, actors and crew of Bangladeshi cinema reverted the restriction through their protest. READ: Tasnia Farin to make silver screen debut with Atanu Ghosh's film “I wholeheartedly thank the honorable Minister and Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, as well as everyone who supported ‘Golui’ for the sake of our Bengali cinema,” he said regarding the decision. Based on a romantic storyline with the context of traditional ‘Nouka-Baich’ (Rowing) sports, 'Golui' has been released in 29 cinema halls across the country. The movie has been shot in different areas of Jamalpur. Alongside Shakib Khan, the film features an ensemble cast including Puja Chery, Azizul Hakim, Ali Raj, Samu Chowdhury and more.
Two employees of the Rural Electrification Board (BREB) were killed in a train accident at Jamalpur’s Sarishabari upazila as their motorbike was hit by a train heading to Bangabandhu Bridge East Railway Station on Monday. Deceased Ali Hasan, 35, was a BREB Meter Testing Supervisor of Sarishabari zone, originally from Monakosha Hat Pachil village under Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj district, and Sultan Mia, 33, was a BREB electrician and resident of Sarishabari. According to the police, while crossing the railway line in Satpoya Jamtali area of the upazila, the duo on a motorbike was hit by the Dhaleshwari Express train. Locals rushed them to Sarishabari Upazila Health Complex, the on-duty doctor declared them dead. READ: Unidentified youth killed in train Accident AGM of BREM Sarishabari zonal office Nurul Huda said that the accident occurred while they were going on a field visit. SI Mujibul Haque, in-charge of Sarishabari railway police outpost, said two people were killed in the accident but no complaint has yet been received from the families of the victims. However, an unnatural death case would be filed in this regard, he added.
The cabinet on Thursday approved two draft laws to establish rural development academies in Jamalpur and Rangpur, one of them named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The draft laws are titled, 'Sheikh Hasina Palli Unnayan Academy, Jamalpur Act, 2022' and 'Palli Unnayan Academy, Rangpur Act, 2022'. The approval came at the Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office here. “Both the laws are the same. These laws were introduced to fulfill the need of more academies like Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) in Cumilla and Rural Development Academy (RDA) in Bagura to make the micro initiatives more effective for rural and overall development,” said Cabinet Secretary Khandkar Anwarul Islam at a press briefing at Bangladesh Secretariat. Also read: Cabinet purchase body approves import of diesel, Jet fuel, LNG and fertilizer He said there are 23 sections in each of the draft laws and the two academies will be established following those according to the structures of BARD and RDA. “A 21 membered board chaired by the minister, state minister or deputy minister of Rural Development and Co-operatives Division ,secretary of the division as vice-chairman and academy's director general as member secretary to execute the laws, rules and government regulations in establishing the academies,” said the cabinet secretary. The academies will mainly work to increase the capacity of the government, conduct some pilot projects, research and will provide diploma courses, certificates by being affiliated with concerned educational institutes or boards if necessary, he said. According to the draft laws, the board will meet once every four months, said Anwarul. ”The DG will be appointed by the government from the Joint Secretary or any of the above officers on definite conditions. The employees will be recruited in accordance with the recruitment rules of the board and the academy will have funds in a scheduled bank” he added. Also read: 5-yr jail for food related offense: Cabinet clears draft law WHO to send 7.5 mln doses of Cholera vaccine The Cabinet secretary said Bangladesh will get 7.5 million doses of cholera vaccines from World Health Organization (WHO) to control the diarrhea situation in the country. He said, “The vaccines will reach Bangladesh within May 10 to 15 and receiving one dose of it will keep one immune for three years from cholera or diarrhea.” Anwarul Islam said such an outbreak has not been observed in Dhaka for the last 20 to 25 years. National volunteer policy to be made The cabinet secretary said the PM has given approval to the draft “ National volunteer policy 2022,” made by the Local Government on condition that the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief will lead activities in this regard. He said “There are 68,000 volunteer registered organizations under the Department of Social Welfare. As a result of this policy, foreign volunteers will be able to come and work in our country if necessary and also our country's volunteers will also be able to go and work in different countries,”
Police Thursday fished out the bodies of a man and his five-year-old daughter from the Jhinai river in Sarishabari upazila of Jamalpur. The deceased were identified as Abdul Aziz, 35, and his daughter Jannat, both residents of Boysing village in the upazila. Read: Schoolboy’s throat-slit body found in Tangail Locals spotted the bodies in the river near the Kristapur area around 10am and alerted cops, said Mir Rakibul Hoque, the officer-in-charge of Sarishabari police station. The duo had been missing since Tuesday following a family feud, said the local residents. Police suspect the two were killed. "However, the exact cause of the deaths will be determined only after post-mortem," said the OC. Read: Carpenter’s decapitated body found in Chattogram The bodies were sent to Jamalpur Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy. Police, meanwhile, detained four people, including three women, for questioning, he said. “Besides, the process is underway to file a case in this regard.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of joint secretary of Jamalpur unit Awami League Advocate Sarwar Jahan Mukta. She prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.Advocate Sarwar Jahan Mukta breathed his last at 4am at a city hospital on Sunday at the age of 66. READ: PM mourns Joynal Hazari’s death He left behind his wife and a host of relatives and well wishers to mourn his death. Meanwhile, AL general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader also expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Sarwar Jahan Mukta. READ: PM mourns Mushtari Shafi’s death
Police have recovered the throat-slit bodies of a 50-year-old woman and her daughter from a house at Gobindapur in Melandah upazila of Jamalpur district. The deceased were identified as Joyful Bewa, wife of Akmal Hossain and her daughter Swapna Begum, 30 of the village. MM Moynul Islam, officer-in-charge of Melandah Police Station, said Joyful used to live with her daughter, who got divorced from her husband, at the house. On Saturday evening, local people found their bodies lying in a pool of blood and informed police. Also read: Robbery at Sylhet ATM booth: 3 held in Dhaka, Habiganj On information, police recovered the bodies around 7:30 pm on and sent those to Jamalpur General Hospital morgue for autopsy. Also read: 4 arrested over Chapai bus robbery The reason behind the killing could not be known immediately. Miscreants might have killed them over previous enmity, said the OC.