Boro procurement drive
Our Correspondent, Rangpur
Boro procurement drive, led by the district food department, has begun in Pirganj upazila amid much enthusiasm to the millers and farmers. Motaharul Haque Bablu, president of upazila unit Awami League, inaugurated the procurement drive yesterday. The government has set a target to purchase more than 5,000 metric tones of rice from 168 millers and 700 metric tones of rice from the farmers directly during the current boro season under Pirganj and Bhendabari warehouses. Per kilogram of rice will be bought at Tk 29 while paddy at Tk 18.5, said officials at the department.
15 hurt in AL factional clash
Our Correspondent, Lalmonirhat
At least 15 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League at Durakuti village in Sadar upazila yesterday. Police said, there was a longstanding conflict between two local AL rival groups--one led by Mamun Islam and another by Sumon Khan--over establishing supremacy at a cattle marker in the area. The clash took place at 6:30pm when Sumon group, who went there to take control of the market, were resisted by the men of Mamun. Additional police have been deployed in the area to avert further trouble.
Fake examinees jailed
Our Correspondent, Thakurgaon
A mobile court sentenced two fake examinees to jail on different terms on Friday. The two were giving proxy at a recruitment test for the posts of forth class employees of Thakurgaon Deputy Commissioner office. The convicts are Robiul Alam, son of Rahim Uddin of Baracourt village in Baliadangi upazila and also lecturer of zoology department at Samiruddin Smriti College in Baliadangi upazila headquarters and Sabuj Ali, son of Dilabar Hossain of Beurjhari village under the same upazila of the district. DC office sources said replacing photographs of Manjum Ali, son of Nizamuddin of Jafartoli village and Enamul Haque, son of Kolimuddin of Borra village under Baliadangi upazila, Robiul and Sabuj went to take part in the recruitment test at Collectorate High School Centre in the town.
Murder in Thanchi
A Correspondent, Bandarban
A headman (chief of an area) beat his brother-in-law dead at Karbari Para under Thanchi upazila yesterday morning. The deceased was identified as Satui Prue Marma, 33. Officer in-charge (OC) of Thanchi police station said, Kashaiprue Marma, headman of the area killed his brother-in-law following a family feud.