Khulna, Sept 13 (UNB) – Khulna City Corporation (KCC) mayor Mohammad Moniruzzaman on Thursday announced aTk 637.09 crore budget for 2018-19 fiscal year with focus on ending water logging and roads renovation .
The budget was announced at Shaheed Altaf Auditorium of KCC around 11am in presence of KCC chief executive officer Palash Kanti Bala, panel mayors, councilors, journalists and civil society leaders.
In the last fiscal, the original budget was Tk 440.79 crore which was revised to was Tk 255.78 crore. The rate of implementation of the budget was 58.29 percent.
The mayor said that the new budget is development-oriented one and no new tax has been imposed on the city dwellers. Several new plans have been taken in the budget for public welfare.
Of the total budget, Tk 134.22 crore will come from its own earnings.
Tk 77.51 crore has been earmarked for annual development works which include 46.99 crore for public works, Tk 16.27 crore for conservancy sector and Tk 11 crore for health sector.
Tangail, Sept 13 (UNB) – A tribunal here on Thursday sentenced a young man to death for killing a minor girl after rape in Madhupur upazila in 2014.
The condemned convicted is Kamrul Islam, 24, son of Saban Ali, a resident Bhutia Akhrachuna village in the upazila. The court also fined him Tk 1 lakh.
According to prosecution, when eight-year old girl Bithi was playing in a field of the village on May 19 in 2014 Kamrul took her to an orchard alluring her for giving litchi and violated her. Later, he killed her.
Locals caught Kamrul and handed him over to police.
During interrogation, Kamrul confessed to his guilt. Following his information, police recovered the body from the orchard.
Victim’s father Abul Kalam filed a murder case accusing Kamrul on May 20.
After examining all the records and witnesses, Tangail Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Khaleda Yeasmin handed down the verdict.
Chandpur, Sept 13 (UNB) – At least twelve passengers of a Dhaka-bound launch with 250 passengers aboard sustained injuries when trying to get down from it after a fire broke out inside its engine room at the launch ghat here on Thursday morning.
The fire was originated from electric short circuit when MV Rof Rof-3 was about to deport the launch ghat around 9:30 am, said Mamunur Rashid, the master of the launch.
Immediately the fire spread apace around making the area smoky, he added.
Being panicked over the incident, at least 12 people sustained injured when all the passengers and launch staffs were trying to get down from it altogether, said passengers.
Being informed, several firefighting units from the local Fire Service and Civil Defence stations rushed there and doused the fire around 10:45 am, said firefighters Akkas Ali and Nasiruddin.
Valuables including three engines, heavy machines, two generators and parts of the ground floor of the launch were gutted in the fire, said launch manager Faridul Islam.
“The fire caused losses of around Tk 8 to 10 crore,” he added.
Meanwhile, the suffered passengers left for Dhaka by another launch, Rezaul Karim Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of River Police Station.