Sirajganj, Nov 18 (UNB) – Two people were killed and four others injured as a pick-up van hit them in Saidabad area of Sadar upazila on Sunday morning.
The deceased were identified as Jahangir Hossain, 30, son of Abdus Sattar and Shamim, 32, son of Anwar Sheikh, resident of Jarila Porabari village of the upazila. All of them were workers of Sirajganj Power Plant.
Syed Shahid Alam, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge West Thana, said a group of workers were standing beside the Bangabandhu Bridge West Link Highway for boarding on a vehicle to return home around 7am after overnight work at the plant.
At one stage, the reckless pick-up van hit them, leaving Jahangir and Shamim dead on the spot and four others injured.
The injured were admitted to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital.
Khulna, Nov 18 (UNB) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a former assistant sub-inspector of police and a teenage girl along with 574 pieces of Yaba tablet from Khalishpur area on Sunday.
The arrestees were identified as Jahangir Alam, 30, son of Shibbir Hossain, hailing from Raipur in Thakurgaon district and Nishat, 18, daughter of Liton Sheikh of the same area.
On information, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area and arrested the duo along with the Yaba pills, said assistant commanding officer Solaiman Hawlader of Rab-6.
The Rab official said Jahangir was terminated from his job for his involvement with illegal works.
Cox’s Bazar, Nov 18 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups at Dakhshin Lengurbil adjacent to the Bay of Bengal in Teknaf upazila early Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Farid Alam, 30, son of Prokash Md Alam, a resident of the area.
On information about a gunfight between two groups of Yaba traders, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 4 am, said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the drug traders fled the scene.
Later, the police team recovered the body, two locally-made arms and 10,000 pieces of Yaba tablets from the spot, the OC added.
Chattogram, Nov 18 (UNB) – A traffic constable died after being hit by a CNG-run auto-rickshaw while he was performing duty at Baroihat Pouro Bazar in Mirsharai upazia on Sarurday night.
The deceased was identified as Nurul Amin, 58, son of late Hasan Ali, hailing from Rampur village in Parshuram upazila of Feni district.
Sub-inspector Abid Ali of Jorarganj Police Station said the auto-rickshaw hit Nurul while he was performing duty in front of Gacch around 7:45 pm, leaving him critically injured.
Later, he was taken to Mirsharai Upazila Health Complex where the duty doctors declared him dead around 9 pm.
Sirajganj, Nov 18 (UNB) – Farmers of different upazilas in Sirajganj district are satisfied with bumper Aman production this season.
Now they are busy harvesting the paddy at Tarash, Raiganj and Ullahpara upazilas of the district.
Talking to UNB, some local farmers said they have achieved a bumper crop this season due to favourable weather conditions and the fertile land of the region. Many of them have started selling the new Aman paddy in different markets at good prices.
Agriculture officers at the Department of Agriculture Extension have suggested appropriate methods and provided seeds, fertilizers from the agriculture extension office. In the last two weeks they have started cutting paddy, they added.
According to DAE, the farmers here have cultivated Aman paddy on around 100,000 hectares of land in the three upazilas in the western part of the district. The yield has been 7-10 maunds of paddy per bigha of land. (1 maund=40kg, 1 bigha=1/3rd of an acre)
Cultivation of Aman is very convenient for the farmers as they need not use much more irrigation, fertilizer and pesticide during this season. Now per maund of paddy is being sold at Tk 600-650 in different markets in the Chalan Beel region, sources said.
Saiful Islam, agriculture officer in Tarash upazila, said the farmers here are going to exceed the target set by the DAE as they have achieved a bumper crop.
The market price is good now and it will be increased in the following days, said Saiful hopefully.