News in Brief
Miscreants destroy DU Ghrina Stambha
Unidentified miscreants early yesterday destroyed the Ghrina Stambha, a pillar erected opposite Dhaka University's Ducsu cafeteria expressing hatred towards collaborators of the Pakistan occupation force during the 1971 Liberation War.
Different student organisations have called protests against the vandalism today while the DU authorities have started its reinstallation. Acting proctor Amzad Ali said they were trying to trace the culprits.
Installed on December 16, 2007, the Ghrina Stambha was broken up in 2008 and recently erected marking Victory Day by Slogan 71, a campus-based pro-liberation organisation.
Banned Hijb-ut Tahrir distributes leaflets in Sylhet city
Staff Correspondent, Sylhet
Six activists of Hijb-ut Tahrir distributed leaflets in Sylhet city after Juma prayers yesterday urging the people to end the rule of Awami League and BNP and called on the army to establish khilafat (Islamic state) under the leadership of the banned Islamist outfit.
They, however, escaped from in front of Bandarbazar Jame Masjid before arrival of law enforcers, said witnesses. Police confirmed the incident.
Two found dead at Savar
Our Correspondent, Savar
Two unidentified persons were found dead at different places in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, yesterday.
Savar police recovered the body of a woman, aged around 40, from a ditch beside the Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Boliarpur.
Meanwhile, a man, aged around 60, was found dead in a dry pond in Madhumoti Model Town.
None of the bodies bore any injury mark, said police, adding that they might have died a few days ago.
The bodies were sent to Dhaka Medical College morgue for autopsies. Separate cases were filed.
Fire guts two houses in Ctg
Staff Correspondent, Ctg
Two tin-shed houses were gutted by a fire in south-middle Halishahar area of Chittagong city early yesterday.
The fire originated from a kerosene lamp at one of the houses in Hindu Para around 3:00am. Fire service officials estimated the damage at around Tk 5 lakh.
Fire fighters doused the fire around 5:00am.
One held with 40kg marijuana in Gazipur
Our Correspondent, Gazipur
An alleged drug trader was held with 40 kilogrammes of marijuana in his residence in North Aauspara of Tongi in Gazipur early yesterday.
On information, officials of the Department of Narcotics Control held Meraj Mia, 25, of Kishoreganj district, while his cohort Kaoser managed to flee away.
A case was filed against the duo with Tongi Police Station under the Narcotics Control Act 1990.
Statistics important for analysing economic problems: Seminar
Statistical methods not only provide data for research but also enable policymakers to make informed choices, speakers recently said at a national seminar in the capital's Bureau of Statics office.
Addressing the daylong seminar, "Statistics for Humanity", Planning Minister AK Khandaker said statistics was required for analysing any sort of economic and social problems.
The bureau Director General Golam Mostafa Kamal, Director Shamsul Alam and Bangladesh Association of Statistics President M Mosleh Uddin also spoke.