Munshiganj, Jan 16 (UNB) – At least 20 people went missing as a soil-laden trawler capsized in the Meghna River at Charjhapta in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.
Faruk Ahmed, UNO of Sadar upazila, said a soil-laden trawler with 34 workers from Cumilla sank in the river after being collided with an oil-laden tanker while heading towards Fatulla in Narayanganj in the morning.
A total of 14 workers managed to swim ashore while 20 remained missing, he added.
All of the workers hailed from Pabna and Sirajganj districts.
On information, police, fire service and coast guard members went to the spot and started the rescue operation.
Shahjalal University, Jan 16 (UNB) - Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said Sylhet will be the country’s first digital city where its residents will get free WiFi access at each and every point of it.
The minister said this while addressing a two-day freshers' reception at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) here.
“Skilled manpower is needed to turn the city into a digital one as well as to manage the system, and you (students) will have to take the responsibility to maintain it,” he said.
Calling upon the newcomers, Abdul Momen said, “You've to build yourself as self-confident citizens as we're a victorious nation and we can be successful through boosting our confidence.”
“The country's financial status has improved greatly. There's no ‘Monga’ in the country any more. We've established ourselves as a developing country and we also have moved up a lot more in social index compared to our neighbours,” he mentioned.
SUST Vice-chancellor Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed presided over the programme while Treasurer Prof Elias Uddin Biswas, President of the admission committee Shamsul Haq Pradhan, its member secretary Zahir Ahmed and Registrar Ishfaqul Hossain were present as special guests.
Dhaka, Jan 16 (UNB) – Police on Tuesday night arrested the main suspect from Tongi in Gazipur district in a case filed over the murders of LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Tanoy in 2016.
Tipped off, a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted a drive in the area and arrested the accused in the night, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman.
However, police did not disclose the identity of the arrestee immediately.
Xulhaz Mannan, editor of LGBT magazine Roopbaan, and his friend Mahbub Tanoy, an activist of theatre group Loknatya Dal, were hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at an apartment in the capital’s Kalabagan area on 25 April, 2016.