A clinic in Bagerhat was fined Tk 30,000 on Monday after it was found illegally selling free government medicine.
Civil Surgeon Dr KM Humayun Kabir found the medicine being sold at the private Ma Clinic and Diagnostic Centre when he went there for a visit.
Later, a mobile court led by Mollahat Upazila’s executive officer Maffara Tasnin fined the clinic owner Md Kamruzzaman Tk 30,000.
Civil Surgeon Kabir said he saw a huge amount of medicine provided by the government for free during a visit to the clinic.
“We seized the illegal medicine and informed the upazila nirbahi officer for taking legal actions,” he said.
UNO Tasnin said they found 12 types of non-saleable government medicine including injections, tablets and capsules.
A 52-year-old man and his minor son were crushed under the wheels of a train at Nangalkot in Cumilla district on Monday.
The victims were identified as Mahbubul Haque and his son Jishan, 7.
Witnesses said the tragic accident happened in the evening as Jishan was running through narrow alleys that branched out from the tracks in the area.
They said as Jishan got close to the train, the father came forward to save his son but the duo got crushed under its wheels.
Contacted, Nangalkot Station Master Rafiqul Haider confirmed local journalists about the accident.
He said the inter-city train, Godhuli Express, was roaring through Cumilla’s Nangalkot in the evening, sending people scattering off the tracks to wait for the danger to pass.
But, Mahbub and his son could not escape the danger. They died on the spot.
“Police later recovered their bodies,” said officer-in-charge of Laksham Railway Police Station Mohammad Nazim Uddin.
Living alongside railway tracks is always risky but that is the common scenario in Bangladesh.
At least 113 people, including 26 women and 11 children, were killed in railway accidents between January 1 and June 30 of 2020, according to a report of Green Club of Bangladesh and National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways.
Four garment workers, including a couple, were burned to death in a fire at a colony in Palli Bidyut area under Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur district early Monday.
The deceased were identified as Milon, his wife Munni, Awal and Farhad of Gaibandha district.
Kabirul Alam, station officer of Kaliakoir Fire Service and Control Room, said the fire broke out at the colony around 5:45 am and it spread soon, leaving the four people dead and some others injured.
The fire burned down nearly 50 tin-shed houses.
On information, four fire-fighting units from Kaliakoir and Joydebpur rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze.
The firefighters also recovered four charred bodies from the spot while putting out the blaze.
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However, it is still not clear what caused the fire.
The residents of the colony said the fire might have originated from a gas cylinder while the fire service men blamed it to electric short-circuit for the fire.
It will be clear what actually caused the fire after investigation, fire service officials said.
Meanwhile, leaders and activists of local political parties visited the spot and distributed food and clothes among the affected people.Police sent the bodies to Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College and Hospital morgue.
A CID team also visited the spot and collected samples for investigation.
Fires at slums in Dhaka, home to many low-income people, are quite common and that leave thousands of their residents homeless.
According to data compiled by Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence, there were 174 fire incidents at slums in Dhaka, Chattogram and Rangpur last year.
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A Chattogram court on Sunday turned down a bail petition filed by former OC of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das in a graft case over amassing wealth illegally.
Chattogram Senior Special Sessions Court Judge Sheikh Ashfakur Rahman passed the order in presence of Pradeep.
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Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Mahmudul Haque said the court also sought investigation report of the case within March 8.
Earlier on September 14, the court ordered the authorities concerned to show Pradeep arrested in the graft case.
ACC filed the case against Pradeep and his wife for amassing wealth worth Tk 4 crore on August 23.
Mohammad Riaz Uddin, deputy director of ACC, filed the case with the court of Chattogram Divisional ACC office.
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ACC sources said the anti-graft watchdog’s investigation against Pradeep started in 2018.
On April 20 last year, Pradeep and his wife were asked to submit their wealth statement. They filed their statements in June that year.
After a long investigation, the ACC reportedly found information that the couple acquired assets worth more than Tk 4 crore illegally.
Pradeep is now in jail in a case filed over the murder of Major (retd) Rashed Md Sinha on July 31.
Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31. His elder sister Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous filed a case at Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court on August 5.
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Ex-OC Pradeep surrendered the following day.
A training aircraft's landing gear (wheels) split open forcing it to crash land during a training session at Rajshahi Shah Makhdum Airport on Saturday. All 3 crews including the trainer were unharmed.
Rajshahi airport police station’s officer-in-charge Nurul Amin said the S2-AFK training aircraft of Galaxy Flying Academy broke its rear wheel while landing in the middle of the runway. While trying to take off again it nosedived and broke the nose wheel too.
Police said Galaxy Flying Academy’s chief flying trainer Captain Mashiur Rahman was flying the plane himself. Trainee Raihan Gafur and another crew was onboard too. Three of them barely survived the accident unharmed.