49 Rohingyas pushed back
Our Correspondent, Cox's Bazar
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday pushed back 49 Rohingyas to Myanmar. Lt Col Khaled Hassan, director of BGB-17 battalion in Cox's Bazar, said the Myanmar nationals including 23 men, 11 women and 15 children were held from different areas of the district in the last two days. They were pushed back through the Naf River in Ghumdhum and Tumbru areas under Naikhangchhari upazila of Bandarban and Sabran and Jaliapara areas of Teknaf upazila.
BSF returns four
Our Correspondent, Dinajpur
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) returned four Bangladeshi women and children to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Hili border in Hakimpur upazila yesterday. Abdul Mannan, camp commander of BGB-3, said a patrol team of BSF caught them from Balurghat of Dakkhin Dinajpur under Paschimbanga on Wednesday when they entering into India through the border illegally. The four were handed over to their families, he said.
Youth held on rape charge
Our Correspondent, Bandarban
Police arrested a youth at Maddhyam Baishari in Naikkhongchharri upazilla on Wednesday night on charge of violating a 12-year-old indigenous girl. The arrestee is Jasim Uddin, 28, of the area. Sub-inspector of Naikkhongchharri police station Shafiqul Islam said, Jasim raped the girl on her way to join a rehearsal programme for funeral of a local monk in the area around 10:00pm. A case was filed in this connection.
Six get life for murder
Our correspondent, Netrakona
A court here yesterday sentenced six people to life imprisonment for killing a man in 2001. The convicts are Abdul Barek of Mukuria, Mohammad Nayeb Ali, of Lamapara, Abdur Rashid Bapari of Khander, Nayeb Ali of Machidingi, Kadir of Mohisoron villages under Gouripur upazila and Hablu Mia of Mymensingh Sadar upazila. The court also fined them Tk 20,000 each. In default, they have to suffer another one year in jail. According to the prosecution, the six killed Gazibur Rahman, 35, of Majipara village under Gouripur upazila due to previous enmity on July 26, 2001. Later, a case was filed with Purbadhola police station in this connection.
40 hurt in AL factional clash
Our Correspondent, Moulvibazar
At least 40 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups of AL at Murakori village in Lakhai upazila of Habiganj district on Wednesday. The law enforcers fired 33 rubber bullets to bring the situation under control. Police and locals said a group, led by Abul Hasem Mullah, joint secretary of Habiganj district unit AL and another by Liakot Ali, president of the upazila unit AL, attacked each other lethal weapons, leaving 40 from both sides injured following an altercation over establishing supremacy in the area at 7:00pm.
Our Correspondent, Patuakhali
The admission tests for 2013-2014 academic sessions at Patuakhali Science and Technology University will be held today. The test for unit A will begin from 10 am to 11 am, unit B from 12 noon to 1 pm and unit C from 3 pm to 4 pm, said the authorities. For further visit please visit varsity's website www.pstu.ac.bd.