News in Brief
Pakistani held with 80 lakh Indian Rs
Customs officials detained a Pakistani national with 80 lakh Indian rupees at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday evening.
Imran Mahmud arrived at the airport from Karachi from Doha by a Qatar Airways flight around 6:00pm, customs officials said.
On information, a team of customs officials challenged Imran at the green channel and recovered the currencies from a suitcase he was carrying, they added.
JU winter vacation begins tomorrow
Jahangirnagar University (JU) will go on a weeklong vacation for winter from tomorrow.
Administrational activities will be closed from tomorrow and will resume on Monday, university officials said.
However, scheduled final examinations of different departments will take place during this vacation and student's dormitories will remain open also, they added.
Besides classes of honors first year under 2014-2015 session will begin on February 11.
4 smugglers held with 40,000 Yaba
Detectives arrested four drug smugglers with 40,000 Yaba tablets in the capital's Badda on Wednesday night.
The DB men also seized a microbus on which the arrestees -- Pabel Chowdhury, Farhan Abdullah, Ridoy Sarker Ashique, and Bahar -- were heading to Badda.
In preliminary interrogation the arrestees confessed that they smuggle yaba tablets in the country through Teknaf boarder and sell those in the capital and elsewhere.
US Embassy closed on Sunday
The American Embassy, including the Consular Section, will be closed on Sunday on the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, an American holiday.
The American Center with the Archer K Blood American Center Library and the EducationUSA Student Advising Center will also remain closed, says a press release.
Emergency services for American citizens will be available. Please call 5566-2000 and ask for the duty officer.
Our Correspondent, Barisal
Mamataz Begum, mother of artist Kazi Mozammel Hossain and journalist Kazi Maqbul Hossain, died of old-age complications at her residence in Kawnia Branch Road of Barisal city on Wednesday. She was 92.
She left three sons and two daughters to mourn her death.
She was buried at Muslim graveyard yesterday.
Barisal Reporters Unity, Press Club and Television Media Journalist Association mourned her death.