Road crash leaves 3 dead in Gopalganj
A bus rammed into a motorcycle and a bicycle, killing three people on the Dhaka-Khulna highway, in Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj on Tuesday. Motorcyclist MA Hasib, son of Samsul Haque of Hellencha village in Alfadanga upazila of Faridpur district, was killed in the crash, as were bicyclists Nabir Sheikh, 22, son of Lokman Sheikh, and Abdur Rahimm, 20, son of Raza Miah, both from the same village of Pona in Kashiani. Manobindra Biswas, sub-inspector (SI) of Bhatiapara Highway Police, said the accident occurred this noon when the bus of Dola Paribahan coming from Dhaka hit the vehicles, leaving motorcyclist Hasib dead on the spot and two cyclists critically injured. The injured were rushed to Kashiani Health Complex where Nabir Sheikh and Abdur Rahim were declared dead, SI Manobindra added.
‘Bir Nibash’: PM gives away keys to 5000 houses for disadvantaged freedom fighters
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (February 15, 2023) handed over the keys of ‘Bir Nibash’ to valiant freedom fighters, who are financially marginalized. The Prime Minister handed over keys to 5000 houses at a programme – held in Dhaka’s Osmani Memorial Auditorium – organized by the Liberation War Affairs Ministry with the Minister AKM Mozammel Huq in the chair. The PM joined the programme virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. The houses are being given away to freedom fighters as gifts from the Prime Minister, on the occasion of Mujib Borsho and 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence. Read more: President-elect, PM call on incumbent at Bangabhaban The project, ‘House construction for insolvent freedom fighters’ – approved by the ECNEC on March 21 last year – is being implemented at the cost of Tk 4,122 crore which will come from government funds. The main objective of the project is to construct 30,000 ‘Bir Nibash’ (houses) for insolvent freedom fighters, Birangana (women freedom fighters), widows and children of martyred and late freedom fighters. Named ‘Bir Nibash’ (Home for Heroes), each 635sqft house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, and a kitchen. This project is an initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to uplift the socio-economic status of financially marginalized freedom fighters, as well as widows and children of late freedom fighters. Read More: BALID honours six freedom fighters in the month of victory The cost of building each house is Tk 14,10,382, as per the official source. Deputy Commissioners of Narail, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Gazipur and Kishoreganj, on behalf of the Prime Minister handed over the keys in their respective areas.
PM pays homage to Bangabandhu at Tungipara
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday offered prayers at the mausoleum of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Tungipara in Gopalganj. The prime minister, accompanied by her younger sister Sheikh Rehana and family members, offered fateha and joined a munajat seeking eternal peace of departed souls of Father of the Nation and other martyrs of August 15, 1975 carnage. Read more: PM asks expats to shun hundi in sending remittance home Hasina, the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu, paid tributes to the Father of the Nation by placing a wreath at his mausoleum. After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu. The Father of Nation alongwith most of his family members was assassinated by some disgruntled army men on the dreadful night of 15 August, 1975. Read more: PM Hasina asks police to firmly deal with destructive acts Sheikh Hasina reached Tungipara in Gopalganj in the morning by road after crossing the Padma Bridge. The premier is scheduled to spend the night at Tungipara.
National Handball: Mymensingh, Panchagarh, Gopalganj, Jashore top groups
Mymensingh, Panchagarh, Gopalganj and Jashore DSAs topped their groups to reach the knockout stage of the Exim Bank 33rd National Men's Handball Championship after their wins at the Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium Wednesday. Mymensingh topped their group, defeating Chuadanga 26-22 after leading the first half 12-11. Read more: National Handball: Eight 2nd round matches held on Tuesday Panchagarh won their group after beating Sunamganj 29-18 after dominating the first half 18-12. Gopalganj won their group, outplaying Rajshahi 30-17 after leading the first half 19-11. Earlier, they defeated Bogura 26-5 in their day's first match after dominating the first half 13-3. Jashore topped their group, beating Faridpur 27-25 after crushing Sherpur 36-6 in their day's first match after leading the first half 20-5. In the day's other matches, Rajshahi beat Bagerhat 25-12, Faridpur outplayed Madaripur 32-7, and Barguna defeated Feni 21-17; Bagerhat overpowered Bogura 21-20. Read more: National Handball: Dhaka, Chattogram, Bandarban, Kushtia top groups
4 killed, 15 injured as bus crashes into tree in Gopalganj
Four people, including a policeman, were killed and 15 others injured when a speeding passenger bus crashed into a tree on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Chandra Dighalia upazila of Gopalganj early on Friday morning. The deceased cop was identified as Barishal Metropolitan Police member Abdul Alim, while the identities of the other victims are yet be ascertained, said Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Gopalganj Sadar police station. Read: Tangail road crash leaves six dead Alim was deployed to ensure security during the visit of the President and the Prime Minister to Gopalganj on Friday, he said. The accident occurred around 6am when the driver of the Mongla-bound bus of Didar Paribahan lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the roadside tree, leaving four people dead on the spot, said the OC. Monirul Islam, one of the passengers hailing from Khulna, claimed that the accident occurred due to reckless driving. Read: Sajek landslide: Road communication restored after 6.5 hours OC Nasir said that of the injured passengers, 10 were admitted to Gopalganj General Hospital while others received primary aid. Of the injured, two people were transferred to Khulna General Hospital as their condition was serious, said Md Faruq Ahmed, resident medical officer of the hospital.
2 sentenced to death in absentia for murder in Gopalganj
A Gopalganj court on Sunday sentenced two people to death for killing a man in 2008. The condemned convicts are—Sumon Molla, 36, son of Jalal Molla and Nuru Farazi, 38, son of Mannan Faraji of Madaripur district. Gopalganj Additional District and Session Judge Abbas Uddin handed down the punishment and fined them Tk one lakh each. Both of them were tried in absentia. Also read: Man sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing 16-month-old sister According to the prosecution, Ali Akbar, son of Quader Sheikh of Bagan Uttarpar in Kotalipara upazila was killed by the convicts on April 13, 2008. A complaint was lodged in this connection. Police registered a case. Also read: Husband who killed wife for dowry in Pabna sentenced to death On January 14, 2009, police submitted chargesheet against the duo.
2 friends die as motorbike plunges into ditch in Gopalganj
Two friends were killed as their motorcycle lost control and fell into a roadside ditch in Durgapur union of Gopalganj sadar upazila on Monday.The deceased were identified as Tarikul Sheikh, 30, son of Bablu Sheikh of Bedgram in Gopalganj municipality, and Apurba Roy, 32, son of Prafulla Roy of Katbarari village in Durgapur union, said Sheikh Md Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of Gopalganj Sadar police station.Apurba used to work at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman University of Science and Technology in Gopalganj, while Tariqul ran a business. Also read: Motorcycle Accident Prevention: Tips to Reduce the Risk of a Crash It remains unclear as to which of the two friends the motorcycle specifically belonged to, or who was riding it at the time of the accident.The accident occurred around 3:30pm when their bike lost control while speeding near the busy Gopalganj-Kotalipara road and fell into the ditch, the police officer said. They both died from the severe injuries they sustained, and were duly declared dead by a doctor on arrival at Gopalganj General Hospital, added the OC. Also read: BGB member killed in Bhola road accident
Policeman killed in Faridpur road crash
A policeman was killed in a road accident at the Sadarbera area of Nagarkanda upazila in Faridpur on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Raihan Islam, 26, a constable of Faridpur district police. He was from Prabhakardi village of Muksudpur upazila of Gopalganj. The accident occurred around 9:30pm when Raihan lost control of his bike in the Sadarbera area of Talmar, Nagarkanda on the Dhaka-Barisal highway, said Habil Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Nagarkanda police station. Read: Two killed in Noakhali accidents “He fell off the bike and sustained serious injuries,” added the OC. He was rescued and first taken to Nagarkanda Upazila Health Complex. Later he was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital in Faridpur as his condition worsened, where doctors declared him dead.
5 crushed under train in Gopalganj
At least five construction workers were killed and three injured as a train rammed a concrete mixer three-wheeler at a crossing in Gopalganj's Kashiani upazila Thursday night, the fire service said. The deceased were Sujar Mridha (35), Paritosh Das (30), Amrit Biswas (35), Hiraman Biswas (45) and Razzaquw Shikder (40) of Parulia union, Gopalganj Fire Service Deputy Assistant Director Abul Kalam Azad said. Fourteen workers, the occupants of the Parulia union-bound vehicle, were returning home from work from Kathamdorbosto Bazar. Read: Teen falls into river while taking selfie from train; body recovered At 9:30pm, when the vehicle was passing through the rail crossing at Kagdi in Maheshpur union, Tungipara Express from Rajshahi hit the three-wheeler, leaving five workers dead on the spot and three others injured. The injured were rushed to upazila health complex, Azad said.
PM to visit Gopalganj through Padma Bridge on Monday
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Tungipara upazila in Gopalganj on Monday through the Padma Bridge for the first time. The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed to UNB on Sunday that she will make the journey by road and will return by helicopter later. According to the Gopalganj district information office, the PM will start for Tungipara at 7 am from Ganabhaban on Monday. Also read: PM calls for best use of domestic resources for national development After arrival she will place wreath at the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s mausoleum at 11 am and will offer offered Surah Fatiha and prayers. She will join a milad mahfil arranged there and will meet the leaders of the district and upazila Awami League and its associate organisations at afternoon. The PM will also visit Bangabandhu’s launch terminal in Tungipara and will depart for Dhaka at 2 pm. The district administration has made all the necessary arrangements for the PM’s visit and the public entrance at Bangabandhu’s mausoleum was closed on Saturday evening. Also read: PM calls Padma Bridge a milestone to change the fate of people: PM For the next 24 hours from Sunday 5 pm to Monday 5pm opening of all kind of shops and vehicle movement will remain restricted at Patgati area of Tungipara, said the authority.