A case has been filed in connection with Monday's deadly train accident in Kishoreganj that left at least 17 dead and scores injured. Billal Hossain, on behalf of victims' families, filed the case with Bhairab Railway Police Station against three people on Wednesday morning, said Alim Hossain Shikdar, officer-in-charge of the police station. Kishoreganj train crash: 16 bodies handed over to families The accused were: driver of the goods-carrying train, Jahangir Alam; his assistant Atiqur Rahman; and director (guard) Md Alamgir. Meanwhile, a probe body led by Fire Service visited Bhairab Railway Junction on Wednesday noon to investigate the accident. Kishoreganj Train Collision: Fire Service forms another probe body According to the control room sources, the container train violated the signal, triggering the fatal accident. Three people have been suspended in connection with the incident. Abul Kalam, chief of the probe body, said the probe report will be submitted within 15 days. President, PM express shock, sorrow over Kishoreganj rail accident At least 17 people were dead and several were injured when a cargo train rammed into two bogies of a passenger train at Bhairab Rail Station in Kishoreganj district on Monday. The accident occurred at 3:50 pm when the cargo train hit the Dhaka-bound Egarosindhur Godhuli Express, coming from Kishoreganj. The passenger train was standing on the outer tracks, on its way to Dhaka from the port city of Chottogram.
Bulbul Ahmed, a farmer of Charkauna village of Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj district, and his wife Israt Jahan, reared a cow as a gift to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for sacrifice in Eid-ul-Azha. The Prime Minister has agreed to accept this cow as a gift out of respect for their love. Read more: Bhaijan now coming to Jashore On Friday (June 09) evening, Prime Minister's special assistant Moshiur Rahman Humayun informed the Prime Minister about the matter. At that time the Prime Minister agreed to accept the cow as a gift. Bulbul Ahmed is the organising secretary of Kishoreganj District of Awami Matsyajibi League. Prime Minister's Deputy Press Secretary Hasan Jahid Tusher confirmed the matter. He said that the Prime Minister was happy and thanked Bulbul Ahmed and his wife for their rare love. Also read: Muggers snatch Tk 2.5 lakh after killing cattle trader in Bogura Tushar said that the prime minister's wish is that this cow will remain at Bulbul Ahmed's house and will be sacrificed there during Eid-ul-Azha. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requested them to distribute the sacrificial beef among the local poor and helpless people. Ahmed's cow is cross Brahma breed. He said that this cow can have approximately 800 kilogram of meat. Ahmed said that he bought this cow from Netrakona district for Tk 2.5 lakh as a gift for the Prime Minister in 2020. Also read" Eid ul Azha: Online cattle buying likely to reach new heights amid pandemic After buying the cow, he also decided to donate Tk 5000 in the famous Pagla mosque of Kishoreganj district so that his cow would remain healthy. Ahmed said that he and his wife Israt Jahan, who is working as a field worker at Pally Sanchay Bank, bought this cow for the prime minister by taking a small loan from the Awami League government's ‘One house, One farm’ project and with their own deposit. They took care of the cow closely for the last three years. Ahmed said, out of passion and love for the Prime Minister, they bought and nurtured this cow. Also read: 'Chita Bagh' of Khulna: An early entrant for King of the Haat this Eid ul Azha Ahmed thanked and expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for agreeing to accept his cow as a gift.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.