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  • Barguna school headmaster embezzles project fund

    The head master had already refunded some of the stolen money Head master of Lemua PK Secondary School under Barguna's Aaila Patakata union has allegedly embezzled about Tk10 lakh from an education project of the school.

    The Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project (SEQAEP) funded by the World Bank has been implemented in five secondary schools under Barguna Sadar upazila since July 2012. Under this 2-year project, each school is to have two resource teachers for additional classes of English and Mathematics subjects.

  • Erosion renders 1,000 families homeless

    Nine educational institutions, one market, and one flood shelter are under the risk of being devouredMassive erosion in Brahmaputra and Teesta River have rendered thousands of families in eight unions in
    Kurigram district homeless in last one month.

    Other establishments including nine educational institutions, one market, and one flood shelter are under the risk of being devoured.

    Finding no other way, the victims are passing days under open sky in miserable conditions on nearby embankments, said chairmans of the respective unions.

  • Schoolboy drowns at Savar

    A student of class eight drowned to death at the age of 15 in Savar on
    Thursday.

    The victim, Jony, was the son of Abdul Hakim of Katlapur area and used to go to Assed School in Savar bank colony area.

    The father Hakim said after returning from school on Thursday Jony went for a bath at the nearby Bangshi river, never to return.

    On Friday, seeing a floating dead body in the river, locals identified the corpse and informed police who recovered the corpse and took it to the police station.

  • 70 fishermen abducted in two days in Barguna

    All 70 abducted fishermen reportedly hail from different parts of BargunaRobbers have suddenly turned active allegedly cashing in on the lax navy patrolling in the Bay of Bengal.

    They abducted 70 fishermen swooping down on more than 150 trawlers in two days until Thursday, said Matsa Sramik Union (union of fishermen) President Abdul Mannan yesterday.

    He said they looted whatever they found valuables including fishing nets and fishes at Narikel Baria, Pakkhidia and Katka areas in the south of the Bay of Bengal in Barguna's Patharghata upazila.

  • 1 killed in Chittagong fire

    The fire generated around 1am A 60-year-old woman died and a 13-year-old girl sustained severe injury in a fire generated from kitchen of a house in Muradpur village of Mirsarai upazila under Chittagong district.

    The victims are Bibi Fatema, 60 and Priyanka, 13.

    The fire generated around 1am on Thursday in one Abul Kashem's house named “Boro Bari” in the village.

  • Footbridge in a run-down state

    Locals fear Baganghona Foot Bridge, which was built in 1997 A foot bridge on Bicchhamara-Kochchhopia road in Bandarban's Naikhangchhari upazila has been in a very bad condition for long but authorities are yet to take any step about it.

    Locals fear Baganghona Foot Bridge, which was built in 1997 and of which date expired years ago, may collapse injuring and killing pedestrians any time.

    Moreover, they say the bridge is small and narrow and call for reconstructing it in such a way so that people and other small vehicles could move over it easily.

  • Two dead bodies recovered

    Police recovered dead bodies of two men in separate incidents in Munshiganj yesterday.

    One of the bodies found is of a day labourer Aynal Sheikh, 36, son of Sonai Sheikh of West Harpara under Shreenagar upazila at 10:30am.

  • Golamari bridge turns risky, heavy vehicles discourage to ply

    Khulna Roads and Highways Department feared that the bridge could collapse any momentThe 49 years old Golamari bridge on Khulna’s Mayur River has turned risky due to lack of maintenance. Moreover, construction of an approach road and piling for a new bridge have made it more hazardous.

    Khulna Roads and Highways Department feared that the bridge could collapse any moment. The authority has sent letters to Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) and Khulna City Corporation (KCC) to bar heavy transport from using the bridge.

  • 11-day ban on catching Hilsa at all points

    The government has imposed a ban on catching all kinds of fishes, including the much sought after Hilsa, in all points of Bhola, Meghna, Tetulia and within 190 kilometre in the Bay of Bengal estuary.

    Under the ban issued by the Fisheries and Livestock ministry, catching, carrying, transporting, selling or possessing of all kinds of fishes are prohibited from October 5 to October 15.

  • Six dope gang members arrested from Dhanmondi

    They used to sell sugarcane juice targeting mostly auto-rickshaw or private car passengersPolice arrested six members of a gang, accused of doping and then robbing people of their belongings, from the capital's Dhanmondi area yesterday.

    The arrestees are Shah Alam, 38, Ramzan Molla, 26, Nazrul Islam, 22, Imon, 24, Raja Hawlader, 28 and Abul Hossain, 55. A mobile court sentenced five of them to two years of imprisonment while Abul Hossain faced six months.

    The Sub Inspector of the Dhanmondi police station Kazi Shariful Islam told the Dhaka Tribune that the gang members were arrested in front of the Keari Plaza.

  • Ctg Islamists demand Latif’s death penalty

    Hefazat-e-Islam held their rally in front of Anderkillah Shahi Jame Masjid and took out a procession from thereSome islamist organisations have demanded that Abdul Latif Siddique be arrested and subjected to death on charges of his “derogatory’ remarks on hajj and tabligh.

    They made the call while holding rallies and processions after Jum’a prayers yesterday.

    Hefazat-e-Islam held their rally in front of Anderkillah Shahi Jame Masjid and took out a procession from there.

    Olama Mashaekh, Towhidi Janata and some other organisations
    brought out processions from the same venue.

  • Special launch service with inflated price starts on Dhaka-Barisal route

    At least 11 special vessels has hit the water route from the Dhaka end on Thursday to carry the home-bound passengersThe private vessel owners have initiated a 13-day Eid special launch service on the Dhaka-Barisal route with a 25% increased fare.

    At least 11 special vessels has hit the water route from the Dhaka end on Thursday to carry the home-bound passengers, with 15 such vessel ready to embark on the Eid special trip.

    Owner of triple decker “Sundarbans” Launch Fleet, Saidur Rahman Rintu,  also Central Vice-President of Launch Owners' Association, said normally 4-5 triple decker launches carried passengers every day on the Dhaka-Barisal route.

  • No one left to speak for me

    The threatening climate for human rights defenders in recent months should be raising alarm bells. Increasing violence is being used by law enforcement agencies, student activists, and members of political parties to deter citizens’ protests; human rights defenders play a vital role in safeguarding democracy, promoting the rule of law and good governance. They alert us, so the public can take necessary action.

  • How to delay osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become fragile and more likely to fracture. Usually in osteoporosis the bone loses density and becomes weak and brittle. The bone density is assumed by amount of calcium and minerals in the bone. Osteoporosis usually affects post menopausal women when releasing of the estrogen hormone is withdrawn naturally. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. The process of osteoporosis can be prevented by taking of foods rich in calcium, minerals and vitamins in the 30s.

  • Onions prevent type 2 diabetes

    A study recently published by researchers of S Chen at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Chin, suggests that onion, scientifically known as Allium sepa can be effective at preventing or treating type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Foods and dietary supplements are desired for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus as long term use of conventional antidiabetic medications may cause adverse effects even though they are effective in the management of blood sugar.

  • Pregnant women should avoid tuna

    In a new review of seafood safety, pregnant women have been advised to avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure. The researchers where particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrimp as the most commonly eaten seafood in the United States.

  • ‘Only 1% success rate for NHRC’

    ‘Only 1% success rate for NHRC’

    According to NHRC Chairman Dr Mizanur Rahman, the commission is helpless when laws are applied to safeguard illegitimate issuesThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has achieved a mere 1% success rate when it comes to dealing with issues involving law enforcement agencies, the commission officials said.

    The success rate is exaggerated in the annual records, the officials claimed, adding that the reason for such a low figure is the law enforcement agencies boasting about their power.

    According to NHRC Chairman Dr Mizanur Rahman, the commission is helpless when laws are applied to safeguard illegitimate issues.

  • Sentiment divided at hajj over role of Islamist militants

    Sentiment divided at hajj over role of Islamist militants

    Syrian engineer Ahmed Orabi, standing nearby on the hill where Muslims on their hajj pilgrimage beg God’s forgiveness, disagreedFormer Egyptian army officer Suliman Ouda minced no words as he climbed Mount Arafat, denouncing Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq as terrorists.

    But Syrian engineer Ahmed Orabi, standing nearby on the hill where Muslims on their hajj pilgrimage beg God’s forgiveness, disagreed.

    “Islam is about peace and kindness, not murder and violence, and I don’t consider these fighters in Iraq and Syria to be Muslims,” Ouda told Reuters as he joined the mass of pilgrims early on Friday. “They bring shame to the word Islam.”

  • More GPA 5 scorers, more dismal picture in DU test

    The trend is alarmingly increasing with the rise in the number of GPA 5 holdersEvery year a staggering number of students secure GPA 5 in both SSC and HSC examinations but as they sit for Dhaka University admission tests their performance falls flat on its faces.

    Dhaka University's last five-year admission tests result show that majority of the students who had obtained the highest score of GPA (grade point average) 5 in their SSC and HSC exams have failed to obtain the minimum pass marks.

    The trend is alarmingly increasing with the rise in the number of GPA 5 holders.

  • Islamist parties’ protests continue against Latif

    The protesters chanted slogans demanding the arrest and capital punishment of Latif Siddique for his derogatory comments, hurting religious sentiment of MuslimsDifferent Islamist parties yesterday brought out a protest procession from the capital’s Baitul Mukarram mosque after Jum’a prayers, demanding capital punishment of minister Abdul Latif Siddique for his recent comments on hajj, Prophet Muhammad (SM) and Tablighi Jamaat.

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