Allegations have been raised that substandard materials are being used in constructing the 23-km Kaliganj-Dak Bunglow road in Jhenaidah.
Locals said there are massive irregularities in the road’s construction.
By Monday morning, 4km out of the 23km road was complete. Carpeting was completed in Srirampur area of Kaliganj upazila just five days ago but the quality is so poor that it could be pulled out by hands.
Khulna-based Mozahar Enterprise Pvt Ltd is the contractor but it sub-contracted the work to local contractor Mizanur Rahman Masum.
The construction cost of this road has been estimated at around Tk 20 crore.
Locals have drawn the attention of the authorities concerned.
Jhenaidah Roads Department Executive Engineer Mohammad Ziaul Haider could not be reached for comments for this article.
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A woman and her daughter were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Cumilla-Sylhet highway at Tutbagan in Cumilla Cantonment area of Cumilla district on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Kulsum Akter, 37, wife of Ershad Bhuiya and their daughter Shahinur Akter, 3 of Saicharpara village in Debidwar upazila.
The accident took place around 3 pm when the bus of ‘Janata Paribahan’ hit a motorbike carrying four members of a family, leaving the duo dead and two others injured.
Injured Ershad Bhuiya, 47 and their another daughter Mahinur Akter, 7 were taken to a local hospital.
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Police on Sunday arrested a man from Narayanaganj as he made a derogatory remark over late Shah Ahmad Shafi on social media.
The arrestee was identified as Maulana Alauddin Jihadi.
Inspector Shafiqul Islam of Fatullah Model Police Station said Alauddin was arrested from his home in Mahmudpur area around 10am.
Earlier on the day, one Harun-or Rashid, Imam of Darul Uloom Islamia Deobhog Madrassa Mosque, filed a case against Maulana Alauddin under the Digital Security Act.
Afran Hossain, officer-in-charge of the police station, also confirmed the information.
“He was sued in a case filed under the DSA as he made derogatory remarks on his facebook page,” he added.
An Imam of a local mosque in Gafargaon upazila of Mymensingh was hacked to death allegedly by some miscreants near Sadhu R Market in the upazila on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Azim Uddin, 50, an Imam (a person who conducts prayers) of Sadhu R Paschimpara Jame-e-mosque.
Quoting locals, Shahinuzzaman Khan, officer-in-charge of Pagla Police Station, said the miscreants intercepted Imam Azim while returning home from mosque after ‘Esha’ prayer and killed him after slitting his throat around 9pm.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.
Bilkis Akter, wife of the Imam, said Azim had been serving as the Imam of the mosque for the last 20 years and she is unaware of any enemy of the Imam.
However, police are investigating to unearth the reason behind the murder.
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Eight people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Thakurgaon in the last 24 hours till Sunday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the district to 1,056.
Civil Surgeon Dr Mahfuzar Rahman Sarkar said a female doctor was among the new patients.
Of the total infected people, 548 people have been found infected with Covid-19 in Sadar upazila, 92 in Haripur upazila, 96 in Pirganj upazila, 120 in Ranishankoil upazila and 208 in Baliadangi upazila.
So far, 20 people have died from Covid-19 in the district.
Bangladesh on Saturday registered 32 more deaths and 1,567 new coronavirus cases, according to according to a handout from Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the latest figure, the country’s total caseload reached to 3,47,372 while 4,913 people died so far due to the coronavirus.