Khagrachhari, Sep 25 (UNB)- Members of the military posted in Panchhari sub zone on Tuesday held a meeting with local businessmen, civil society and public administration, aiming to ensure communal peace in the district.
Brigadier General Hamidul Haque, Regional Commander, also chief guest of the programme, said without eliminating ‘illegal arms holders’, no sustainable peace can be achieved in the Hill Tracts.
He sought the help of locals to capture the extortionists and criminals.
He also asked those who remained armed to give up the way of the gun and return to normal lives for the sake of welfare and society and nation.
Bhola, Sept 25 (UNB) – Insisting on signing more business deals between two countries for mutual benefit, Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation minister of India Suresh Prabhu said both Bangladesh and India have now become developing countries.
Citing that bilateral pacts between Bangladesh and India are golden ones, he said “Both countries’ futures are totally dependent on international trade.”
The visiting minister belonging to India’s ruling BJP, was addressing a ‘Bangladesh-India Friendship’ meeting held at the Banglabazar Fatema Khanom College Auditorium in the district town.
The minister also endorsed a rail-link between Dhaka and Joydebpur in India, calling it “very much important” to induce economic development in the two countries.
Sirajganj, Sept 25(UNB)-A minor girl died and two others fell sick after drinking pesticide at Choupakia village in Tarash upazila on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Samia Khatun, 03, daughter of Mintu Ahmed of the village.
Locals said that the three minor girls -Samia, Mahi Khatun, 02, and Moriam, 03, were playing together on the floor while they found the pesticide and drank it.
After the trio started to cry and fell sick their family members rushed them to Upazila Health Complex where Samia died.
Meanwhile, two other children were sent to Sirajganj General Hospital for better treatment.
Chandpur, Sep 25 (UNB) - A man was died on Tuesday as a tree fell on him while cutting it at Alghi village of Haimchar Upazila.
The deceased was identified as Md Dulal Patwary, 45, son of Md Waliullah Patwary of Alghi village.
Dulal’s uncle Abdul Kader Mia who was owner of the tree, said Dulal along with some workers was cutting a big tree while a branch of the tree broke and fell on him in the afternoon.
Dulal was rushed to Haimchar Health Complex and later shifted to Chandpur General Hospital as his condition deteriorated.
After taking to Chandpur General Hospital on-duty doctor declared him dead.
Chattogram, Sept 25 (UNB) – Police in a drive arrested a member of a human trafficking gang and rescued three boys from Love lane area of the city on Tuesday.
The arrestee was identified as Mamunur Rashid, 20, son of Tayab Ali of Kachua upazila in Chandpur district.
Those who were rescued are Fahim, 12, Sohel, 10, and Uzzal, 11.
Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said a team of police raided the area and arrested Mamunur Rashid around 11 am.
Mamunur Rashid took the students to a hotel in Battali area on Saturday and confined them to a room for trafficking them to Dhaka, police said.