News In Brief

Two killed in Rangpur road mishap
Rangpur Correspondent
At least two people were killed and four others injured in a road accident as a Tractor collided head-on with a battery-run easy-bike at Kishanbazar area under Sadar upazila in Dinajpur district on Thursday morning. One of the deceased was identified as Mostafizur Rahman (45), a resident of Housing Mor area of the town. The identity of another victim however, could not be known immediately. According to police and local sources a battery-run easy-bike collided head-on with a sand laden tractor coming from opposite direction, as a result both the vehicles fell into a roadside ditch in the area at around 9am, leaving the two dead on the spot and four others injured. Later, the injured were rushed to Dinajpur Medical College and Hospital.
Ansar-VDP Bank opens at Pirganj
Thakurgaon Correspondent
Ansar VDP Development Bank was inaugurated at Pirganj of Thakurgaon district on Sunday . Tarikul Islam, Regional Manager of Ansar VDP Development Bank, Rangpur formally inaugurated the Branch. Inaugural funtion was presided over by Upazila Ansar VDP officer Md Mahiul Islam. Md. Tarikul Islam Regional Manager of Ansar VDP Development Bank Rangpur was present as chief guest. Among others Pirganj Press Club Joint Secretary and the daily New Nation Thakurgaon district correspondent Mohammad Mokaddes Hayat Milon, Muktar Ali Manager, Ranisankail, Ansar VDP Development Bank, Maminul Islam Manager, Pirganj Ansar VDP Development Bank, Ziaur Rahman Upazila Project Implement Officer and Most Munjura Begum, Training Inspector , Pirganj Ansar VDP also spoke at the funtion. Taka 3 lakh and 25 thousand was distributed among the members of Ansar and VDP as loan.
Paturia-Daulatdia ferry plying halted for 7 and half hrs
MANIKGANJ: Ferry service on the Paturia-Daulatdia route remained suspended for seven and a half hours till Friday morning due to poor visibility caused by dense fog. Mohiuddin Rasel, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha ghat, said they had kept suspended ferry service and plying of the water vessels from about 2:00 am due to blurred visibility for dense fog. Five ferries named Matiur Rahman, Shah Paran, Shah Ali, Barkat and Shah Jalal remained stranded in the middle of the river Padma for the suspension, reports UNB.
One held with heroin in Naogaon
NAOGAON: Police in a drive arrested an alleged drug peddler along with 250 grams of heroin worth Tk25 lakh at Prasadpur village in Manda upazila on Thursday. The arrestee was identified as Abul Kalam Azad, 40, son of late Abdur Rahman of Chakrajpur village in the upazila. Abdullah Hel, officer-in-charge of Manda Police Station, said acting on secret information, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested Azad along with 250 grams of heroin wrapped in a polythene bag in the afternoon. He has been involved in drug trading for long , added the OC. A case was filed under the Narcotics Control Act with Manda police, reports UNB.
Agrani Bank distributes blankets in Rangpur
RANGPUR: Rangpur Regional Office of Agrani Bank Limited (ABL) distributed blankets among the cold-hit people at a ceremony on the premises of Khasbag Government Primary School here yesterday. The blankets were distributed among 200 cold-hit distressed people of all ages including men, women and children to mitigate their sufferings under the Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the bank. General Manager of Rangpur Circle of ABL Haradhon Chandra Das attended the ceremony as the chief guest and distributed the blankets with Deputy General Manager of its Rangpur Region Arjeet Kumar Das in the chair. Councilor of Ward No-30 of Rangpur City Corporation Jahangir Alam, noted social workers of the city Abdul Jalil and Sheikh Bachhu Miah, high officials of ABL, teachers of the school and local elite were present, reports BSS.
Two phensidyl traders get life term in Rajshahi
RAJSHAHI: A court in Rajshahi Thursday (yesterday) convicted two persons and sentenced each of them to life imprisonment for possessing phensidyl in the district about seven and a half years back. Special Session Judge Motahir Ali found the convicts guilty of the charge and pronounced the verdict in absence of them. The convicts are: Mijanur Rahman and Omor Faruque. A team of Department of Drugs and Narcotics conducted a raid in a Dhaka bound coach ‘NP Elegance’ and recovered seven liters of loose phensidyl and 17 bottles of phensidyl from their possession on October 7, 2006 at Puthiya of the district. Subsequently, Nazim Uddin, Inspector of the department, lodged a case with Puthiya Police Station, reports BSS.

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