NARAYANGANJ: A mobile court in Narayanganj district on Wednesday convicted a young man and sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment for sexually harassing a schoolgirl. Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Gausul Azam handed down the punishment after examining all evidence and witnesses. The convicted is Monir Hossain, 22, son of late Mokhles Mollah and also a garments factory worker. Sources said Monir used to tease a student of Fatullah Pilot School in the Sadar upazila on her way to and from school. On Wednesday morning, Monir slapped the girl as she protested his indecent gesture, Additional Superintendent of police of Fatullah Model police station Belal Hossain said. In that time, local... more ›
RANGPUR: Speakers at a training course on Thursday stressed for enhanced participation of the organisations of small and marginal farmers in food security governance to ensure food security of the extremely poor rural people. They were addressing concluding ceremony of the three-day training course organised by RDRS Bangladesh at its Thakurgaon Training Centre on "Improving Food Security Governance in South & Southeast Asia through Strengthened Participation of Organisations of Marginalised Farmers Regional Project". The five-year term regional project is being implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Myanmar to improve livelihood of 10.20 lakh marginalised households, including ethnic communities, with assistance of European Union and Dan Church Aid. Thirty male and female participants,... more ›
RANGAMATI: A mobile court in Rangamati district on Thursday sentenced a fake dental surgeon to three months’ jail for failing to show his "specialist dental surgeon" degree certificate to the court. The convicted is identified as Shankar Das. The court led by Executive Magistrate Salma Ferdous handed down the punishment. Earlier, the court conducted a drive in Tobalchari area of the district town and arrested Shankar. Shankar has been treating people for a long time in the town by using his false designation, the court also said.
RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a discussion here on Thursday said integrated approach has become an urgent task for substantial and sustainable reduction of disaster risks caused by the adverse impact of climate change in the region including Barind tract. They viewed adverse impact of climate change has started posing a serious threat to the overall living and livelihood condition and farming in the dried area. So, there is no alternative to adapt to the changed situation. Besides, the well water and sanitation are also facing serious threat due to multifarious reasons including arsenic intrusion, lack of underground recharging, rising of char lands and accretion leading to water scarcity and quality problems. The observation... more ›
MYMENSINGH: A court in Mymensingh district on Wednesday sentenced three people to death and five more to life imprisonment for killing a man in 2002. Additional District and Sessions Judge M Jahirul Kabir handed down the verdict after examining witnesses and documents. The convicted are Askar Ali, Shahab Uddin and Tula Miah while the lifers are Rubel Miah, Abdus Sattar, Surujjaman, Abu Bakkar and Atab Uddin. According to the prosecution, the convicted eight persons hacked Abdul Halim to death over land dispute at Kashiganj in Phulpur upazila in the district on May 27, 2002. After the incident, a case filed with Phulpur police station. Later, Investigation officer (IO) of the... more ›
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