A Natore court on Tuesday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for killing his wife for dowry, three months after getting married in 2017.
The convict Rubel Hossain was a resident of Shibpur village in Boraigram upazila.
Natore Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Mohammad Imdadul Haque delivered the verdict.
It also fined Tk 1 lakh to the convict and asked to provide the money to the parents of victim Fatema Khatun as compensation.
According to the prosecution, Rubel had married Fatema of Sirajganj district on June 27, 2017. Rubel used to torture Fatema for Tk 2 lakh dowry.
On September 26, 2017, Rubel had a quarrel with Fatem over the issue and killed her after failing to realise the money.
Aklima, sister of the victim, filed a case at Boraigram Police Station. Rubel was arrested after the case was filed.
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Faruk Imrul Kayesh, the chairman of Aditmari Upazila, was suspended as the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) brought allegations against him including verbally abusing the UNO.
The LGRD Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Monday.
According to the notification, the punitive action was taken following the written complaint against Faruk by 18 officials, including Aditmari UNO Muhammad Mansur Uddin.
Six allegations including verbal abuse, misbehaviour and threat were brought against the chairman.
On November 12, Faruk demanded his share from the VGD and maternal allowance at a coordination meeting with UNO Mansur.
As the UNO refused to do this, Faruk left the meeting. Later, he along with his associates swooped on UNO office and tried to remove the close-circuit camera.
Being obstructed, Faruk then abused the UNO verbally and threatened to assault him. He also misbehaved with the UNO.
Later, the UNO and 17 other officials of the UNO office sent a written complaint to the deputy commissioner seeking action against Chairman Faruk.
On November 24, Abdul Wahab Bhuiya, divisional commissioner of Rangpur, visited the spot as a representative of the Ministry.
However, UNO Mansur also lodged a general diary at Aditmari Police Station seeking security for himself and his family.
Additional police have been deployed in and around the Upazila Parishad premises after the incident.
Nearly 100 shops were destroyed in a fire at Kaliakoir Bazar in Gazipur on Monday.
Eight firefighting units contained the fire after about 90 minutes.
Kaliakoir Fire Service Station Officer Kabirul Alam said the fire started around 5:30pm and spread rapidly.
“The shopkeepers could not remove much of their goods, so the damage is quite big,” he said.
It was immediately possible to determine the cause of the fire and the extent of damage.
A committee was formed on Sunday to preserve the archaeological heritage and relics of historic Garhjaripa in Sreebardi upazila.
The place was the capital of Sherpur at the beginning of Muslim rule in the area.
Muslim ruler Majlish Khan Humayun occupied Garhjaripa in 1491.
Numerous archeological relics of the area include Baraduari Mosque, Kalidaha Sagar, Chand Saudagar's Dinghy, and Jarip Shah's shrine.
As the archaeological heritage and relics of Garhjaripa are on the edge of ruin, the government has stepped forward to preserve them.
A committee was formed with Sreebardi Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) as its head.
It will publish a booklet on the history of Garhjaripa and collect archeological relics from the locals, said UNO Nilufa Aktar.
"We will also recommend the Department of Archaeology to set up a museum at Garhjaripa."
Six months have gone since cyclone Amphan walloped the coastal districts of the country. And winter is coming, too.
But hundreds of people are still living on the broken embankments.
Also, the lives of around 20,000 people of Shreula and Pratapnagar unions of Satkhira's Ashashuni upazila have now become dependent on tides.
Tidal water is still flowing through the broken embankments and entering their homes.
Many people are still staying in relief shelters, while some are living in makeshift houses on the embankments.
Super cyclone Amphan slammed Bangladesh's coast on May 20 with strong wind and heavy rains. It also caused a tidal surge which inflicted heavy damage to the embankments and flooded many areas.
Initial estimates by four ministries suggested that Amphan badly hit 26 districts and caused damage of Tk1,100 crore.
The cyclone left a trail of destruction in Satkhira where the devastating signs are still visible.
Amphan wreaked havoc on the coastal parts of Ashashuni and Shyamnagar upazilas of the district, leaving 1.5 lakh people marooned.
Several villages were swept away as embankments of 23 points in two upazilas got damaged. Many fish enclosures got washed away, too.
At least 20 embankments collapsed due to the impact of the cyclone, leading to saltwater inundation. The communication system in different areas still has not got back to normal.
Also, many people are passing an inhuman life due to a shortage of food and medical services.
However, the local administration of Ashashuni upazila has managed to repair 18 points of the embankments. But five points at Hazrakhali, Kurikaunia, Chakla, Harispur areas still remain broken.
So, tidal water is now flowing through the broken embankments and entering the homes of 20 villages in Sreula and Protapnagar unions.
Abu Hena, Shakil, chairman of Shreula Union Parishad, said: "Already six months have passed and no initiative has been taken to repair the embankment at Hazrakhali point. Many people are still living in relief shelters as tidal water still comes into their house."
Mahfuza Khatun, 70, a resident of Hazrakhali village, said: "I along with my family have been living on the embankment for the last six months. And winter is coming, but we have no warm clothes."
Nazrul Islam, 58, another resident of the village, said: "Like me, many people have lost everything in the cyclone.”
Jakir Hossain, chairman of Pratapnagar union, said: "Seventeen villages in my area still inundated. No step has been taken to repair the Kurikaunia, Chakla, Hariskhali points of the embankment."
Sudhangshu Kumar, executive engineer of Satkhira Water Development Board, said: "The repair work will start in December and we hope it will be done soon."