A motorcyclist was killed and another was injured after a head-on collision between two motorcycles at South Kamalapur in Sabujbagh area on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Shagor Ahmed, 30. The injured Khadial Hossain Joy, 20, is being treated at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).
Confirming the incident, DMCH police outpost inspector Md Bachchu Mia said Shagor died on the spot when two motorcycles collided on the street south of the Kamalapur foot overbridge at 5pm in the evening.
Mentioning that they are trying to find out the details of the deceased, the inspector said the body will be sent to DMCH morgue for autopsy after the legal procedure is completed.
Trade between Bangladesh and India through Benapole port remained suspended for the second straight day on Wednesday. As a result, thousands of commodity trucks are waiting in line onthe both side wof the port area. Specially highly perishable goods are decomposing in Indian port side.
The suspension followed a move by Indian border security forces BSF were not allowing C & F members from either country to enter the Indian custom office with the Import-export related documents. A bilateral meeting held in Indian custom office with Customs, ports, C & F agents and port users on Wednesday noon, but there was no fruitful result from the meeting.
Customs officials, however, said customs officers communicate with the Indian customs, and Port authority to resume the Import export activities.
Kartik Chatterjee, general secretary of Indian Petrapole Port C&F Agent Staff Welfare Association, confirmed that Bangladeshi C & F agents obstructed by BSF when they entered the Petrapole custom office with the Export documents in the morning. BSF members obstructed them to enter into India. In that moment all kinds of import-Export activities suspended . Thousands of loaded trucks waiting to indian port to entered the Benapole Port specially highly perishable goods.
Benapole C&F Association President Mofizur Rahman Sazon said that import-export with India has been stopped since morning when Indian border forces BSF was not allowed t enter the C & F agents staff in Petrapole port. However, it is not yet known why they are not allowstaff to enter India.
Assistant Commissioner of Benapole Customs House Uttam Chakma, said we are trying to solve the problem and made to allow both side C&F agent staff s to enter into Indian and Bangladesh Port. A bilateral meeting was held in Indian custom office with Customs, ports, C & F agents and port users today, but there is no fruitful result from the meeting.
The Fourth National Youth Conference – 2020 organised by Jaago Foundation began on Wednesday at Long Beach Hotel in the district.
“Emphasis should be given to the development of young people as they constitute about one-third of Bangladesh’s population,” said State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP as the chief guest of the four-day conference.
“We are continuing our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By empowering the young people, the national youth conference is a powerful platform to achieve the SDGs in Bangladesh,” he added.
Speaking at the occasion, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu said that issues like poverty, violence and lawlessness in the society can be easily identified if the youth are empowered by enhancing their skills.
“There can be nothing better than helping young people develop their abilities. The workshops at the conference will create opportunities of job and experience for the young people,” he added.
“Young people are the backbone of the society. It is our responsibility to empower them and to involve them in various matters. They can play a powerful role in changing their own community as well as in achieving the SDGs of Bangladesh,” explained Korvi Rakshand, chairman of Jaago Foundation.
The National Youth Conference is a platform for empowering young people by giving them expertise in various fields, developing them in the long-term and to play a role in achieving the SDGs of Bangladesh.
Over 600 young people are participating in this year’s conference where more than 30 workshops will be arranged.