Lightning strike leaves carpenter dead in Kishoreganj
A carpenter was killed by a lightning strike at Charpara in Kishoreganj’s Karimganj upazila in the early hours of Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Tawhid Mia, 36, son of late Shahed Ali of the area. Shamsul Alam Siddique, officer-in-charge (OC) of Karimganj Police Station, said a streak of thunderbolt struck Tawhid while he was working on his cropland. Also Read: More rain, thundershowers likely in parts of the country Later, he was rushed to Karimganj Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, said the OC.
PM Hasina served with 16 fish dishes at President’s village home
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was on Tuesday served with 16 dishes of sweet water haor fish at a lunch hosted by President Abdul Hamid at his residence at Mithamain village of Kishoreganj. The president’s family sources said the prime minister’s choice was highly considered in choosing the menu that also included local desserts. Hasina went to the president’s ancestral home for the lunch after opening “Beer Muktijoddha Abdul Hamid Cantonment’ at around 11:05 a.m. Also Read: Vote for boat in next election for continued national development: PM Hasina The fish items included curry, bhuna and dopeyeja dishes of Rui, Katol, Chital , Pabda, Golsa Tengra, Kalibaush, Shol, Bain bhuna, Chingri, Boal, Grass carp, Bacha, Ritha, Pangas- with Rata Boro rice. This was PM’s first visit to Mithamain in more than two decades. After the lunch she went to Mithamain Helipad field to address rally held by local Awami League.
‘Bir Nibash’: PM gives away keys to 5000 houses for disadvantaged freedom fighters
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (February 15, 2023) handed over the keys of ‘Bir Nibash’ to valiant freedom fighters, who are financially marginalized. The Prime Minister handed over keys to 5000 houses at a programme – held in Dhaka’s Osmani Memorial Auditorium – organized by the Liberation War Affairs Ministry with the Minister AKM Mozammel Huq in the chair. The PM joined the programme virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. The houses are being given away to freedom fighters as gifts from the Prime Minister, on the occasion of Mujib Borsho and 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence. Read more: President-elect, PM call on incumbent at Bangabhaban The project, ‘House construction for insolvent freedom fighters’ – approved by the ECNEC on March 21 last year – is being implemented at the cost of Tk 4,122 crore which will come from government funds. The main objective of the project is to construct 30,000 ‘Bir Nibash’ (houses) for insolvent freedom fighters, Birangana (women freedom fighters), widows and children of martyred and late freedom fighters. Named ‘Bir Nibash’ (Home for Heroes), each 635sqft house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, and a kitchen. This project is an initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to uplift the socio-economic status of financially marginalized freedom fighters, as well as widows and children of late freedom fighters. Read More: BALID honours six freedom fighters in the month of victory The cost of building each house is Tk 14,10,382, as per the official source. Deputy Commissioners of Narail, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Gazipur and Kishoreganj, on behalf of the Prime Minister handed over the keys in their respective areas.
3 to die for murder in Kishoreganj
A Kishoreganj court on Tuesday sentenced three people to death and another to life term imprisonment for killing a man in 2013. The condemned convicts are Furkan Bhuiya, 49, Shahed Bhuiya, 39 and Engu Bhuiya, 59 of Katiadi upazila of Kishoreganj district. The lifer is Mostafa Bhuiya, 41. The court also fined him Tk one lakh, in default, to suffer two months more rigorous imprisonment. Kishoreganj Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Jannatul Ferdous Ibne Haque pronounced the judgment. According to the prosecution, Rafiqul Islam alias Ratan Bhuiya was stabbed to death by the convicts on August 29, 2013. A case was filed in this connection. Police submitted chargesheet against five people. Of the chargesheeted accused Jamshed Bhuiya died during the trial proceedings.
Kishoreganj man painting inner walls of building electrocuted to death
A 28-year-old worker was electrocuted to death while painting the inner walls of the second floor of a building in Bhairab municipality on Sunday. Shadhin Miah was from the Gachtala Ghat area of the municipality. Read: Mother, daughter electrocuted to death in Khagrachhari The mishap occurred in the evening at the Gachtala Ghat area inside a building, Bhairab Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Maksudul Alam said. "Shadhin came into contact with a live wire while working. He died at the scene," the OC added.
Former VC of JU Alauddin passes away
Former vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University (JU) Alauddin died at a hospital in the city on Tuesday. He was 74. Alauddin, also a freedom fighter, breathed his last at United Hospital in the city at 3:25 pm, said a media release of Jahangirnagar University. He served as VC of the JU from July 18, 1998 to December 9, 1999. Before that he was the deputy vice-chancellor of the university. He was also elected as the member of Parliament in 2001 from Kishoreganj-1 constituency. Read more: Former DU VC AKM Siddiq passes away Alauddin served as the education, social development and political affairs advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from 2009 to 2013. Born in 1947 at Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj, Alauddin obtained MSc in 1971 from Dhaka University. He also served as the deputy magistrate and deputy collector of Bangladesh Government from 1973-1977. Alauddin joined as a professor of Chemistry Department of Jahangirnagar University in 1975. JU VC Dr Mohammad Nurul Alam expressed deep shock at the demise of Alauddin. He also expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Man sentenced to life for raping minor girl in Kishoreganj
A man was sentenced life imprisonment for raping a minor girl in Kishoreganj on Sunday. Kishoreganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Judge Mohammad Habibullah pronounced the order. The court also imposed a Tk 1 lakh fine on the accused Riyad, 31. Read more: 6 sentenced to life in prison for 2010 murder of journalist According to the case complaint, on June 15, 2018, the accused raped a 16-year-old girl at Karimganj upazila. When the girl became pregnant, her mother filed a case against the accused at Karimganj police station. Special Public Prosecutor MA Afzal represented the state and advocate Abu Sayem Mazumdar appeared for the accused during the hearing.
2 killed in bus-auto rickshaw collision in Kishoreganj
Two people were killed and four others injured in a collision between a CNG-run auto rickshaw and a bus in Kuliarchar upazila of the district Sunday. The deceased were identified as auto rickshaw driver Rifat, 26, son of late Jamal Uddin of Kishoreganj municipality, and Johora Begum, 65, wife of late Raichh Uddin. Read more: Father-son duo killed in Kushtia hit-and-run accident Mohammad Golam Mostafa, officer-in-charge of Kuliarchar police station, said the accident occurred in the morning when the speeding bus crashed into the auto rickshaw on Kishoreganj-Bhairab regional highway in Maddhyarchar area of the upazila. The accident left the duo dead on the spot and four others critically injured, he said. Read more: Tourist killed in Rangamati road accident The injured are now undergoing treatment at Jahurul Islam Medical College Hospital in Bajitpur upazila, he added.
3 killed, another injured in Kishoreganj road mishap
Three people died and another got injured as a speeding bus ran over their three-wheeler auto-rickshaw on Kishoreganj-Bhairab Regional Road under Kuliarchar upazila of the Kishoreganj district on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased are Motiar Rahman, 60, N Islam, 65, and Kala Mia, 40. Of them Motiur and Kala Mia hailed from Bhairab upazila and N Islam from Kuliarchar upazila. The identity of the injured could not be known immediately. Read: Couple among three killed in Cumilla road accident Mohammad Golam Mostafa, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kuliarchar police station, said the accident happened around 3.30pm when the speeding passenger bus rammed into the auto-rickshaw from behind in Chhoysuti area under the upazila, leaving two of the four killed on the spot. One of the two others injured succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital while rest one has been undergoing treatment at Jahurul Islam Medical College Hospital, he said. Locals seized the bus but its driver managed to flee the spot, the OC added.
Youth stabbed to death by cousin in Kishoreganj
A 22-year-old youth was stabbed to death allegedly by his cousin in Sadar upazila of Kishoreganj district on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Abid Hasan Rahat, son of Anowar Ul Hoque of Rajgati union in Nandail upazila of the district. He was a first-year honours student of Government Gurudayal College. The accused has been identified as Jubayer, 25, son of Shahidul Hoque. Police said Rahat used to teach the accused’s nephew Fuyad, a resident of the Ukilpara area of the district town. Around 6.30pm on Wednesday, an altercation broke out between Rahat and Jubayer at Fuyad's place over an unknown issue. The altercation suddenly turned violent when the accused pulled out a knife and stabbed him to death. Read: Man killed trying to resist snatcher in Dhaka Md Daud, officer-in-charge of Kishoreganj Model police station, said that as soon as they were alerted, a team rushed to the spot and recovered the body. The body was sent to Kishoreganj Sadar Hospital morgue for an autopsy, he said adding that they are trying to determine the reason behind the murder.