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News in Brief

News in Brief

ACC starts to probe allegations against Petrobangla boss, others

Staff Correspondent
The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday launched an enquiry against Petrobangla Chairman Prof Hossain Mansur and 13 managing directors of its other bodies over irregularities in recruitment and for supplying gas illegally.
The ACC appointed its Deputy Director Ahsan Ali to investigate the allegations, said a top official of the commission.
He said the commission found allegations that the chairman and 13 managing directors received bribes for recruiting employees in Petrobangla and supplying gas illegally over the last five years.

Work on Karnaphuli tunnel will begin next fiscal : Obaidul Quader

Staff Correspondent, Ctg
Construction work of the tunnel under the river Karnaphuli will start in the next fiscal year, hoped Communications Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday.
While speaking to journalists after inaugurating the Aktaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu Bridge over Shikalbaha canal in Patiya upazila, Quader also mentioned that the tunnel will likely cost between Tk 6,500 crore and Tk 7,000 crore.
Chinese state company China Communications and Construction Company Ltd will invest in the project, the minister said.     

Benazir president, Biplab GS of BPSA

Staff Correspondent    
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Benazir Ahmed has been elected as the president of Bangladesh Police Service Association (BPSA) for the second time.
Biplab Sarkar, deputy commissioner of Tejgaon zone, was elected as the general secretary of the 41-member committee during the 34th annual meeting of BPSA held in Rajarbagh Telicom auditorium on Saturday night, said a press release.

British Council celebrates 25th anniversary of IELTS test

Staff Correspondent
The British Council Bangladesh (BCB) celebrated the 25th anniversary of its English language proficiency test “International English Language Testing System” (IELTS) yesterday.
About 9,000 organisations, including higher educational institutions and international employers, across the world recognise IELTS examination as a reliable indicator of people's ability to communicate in English, said Sanjiv Malhotra, acting country director of BCB at the event held at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the capital.

Fire guts warehouse in capital

Staff Correspondent
A warehouse to store paper was gutted by a fire at Armanitola in Old Dhaka yesterday afternoon.
The fire originated from an electric short circuit at the warehouse, owned by Rahmatullah, housed on the ground floor of a six-storey building, said fire service officials. Fire fighters doused the blaze around four hours later at 7:30pm.

Locals hand over stalker to police

Our Correspondent, Narayanganj
Locals handed over a youth to Fatullah police after he was caught sticking a computer generated nude picture of a schoolgirl at her school gate in Fatullah of Narayanganj on Saturday night.
President of the school's managing committee said Jahangir Alam, 22, of Fatullah, was sticking the picture as the teenaged girl he used to stalk regularly rejected his affair proposal.

Prof Farid new FBUTA president

DU Correspondent
The Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers' Association (FBUTA) on Friday formed an executive committee for 2014-15 with Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed and Prof Rashid Askari as its president and secretary general respectively.
New vice-presidents are Prof Kamrul Hasan Majumdar of Rajshahi University, Prof Benu Kumar Dey of Chhitagong University, Prof Farid Ahmed of Jahangirnagar University, Prof Lutfur Hasan of Bangladesh Agricultural University, and Prof Mohsin Uddin of Bangladesh Open University, said a press release.


Our Correspondent, Mymensingh
Advocate Shahjahan Sheraji, also a poet and a journalist, died of cardiac arrest yesterday. He was 58.
He left behind his wife. He was buried at Bhatikeshar graveyard after his namaz-e-janaza at Nasirabad Girls' School ground after Esha prayers.

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