The flood situation in the northern region is deteriorating day by day
The flood situation at various places in the country including northern region has further aggravated. Lacs of people have taken shelter under open sky as dwelling houses washed away by flood water. Besides, fresh areas are being inundated owing to rise of water level in different rivers. Jamuna in Jamalpur and Dhorla in Kurigram are still flowing above danger mark. Teesta and Brahmaputra rivers also continue to rise due to onrush of hilly waters. Dhorla is flowing 106 centimeters while Brahmaputra 88 centimeters above danger mark. The flood-affected people are taking shelter on cross dams and high lands leaving their houses almost every day as the water level continue to rise. On the other hand there is crisis of food and pure drinking water in the affected areas. The flood situation in Nilphamari remained unchanged while water level at Bahadurabad ghat point is flowing 98 centimeter above danger mark. Meanwhile, people of low-lying areas of Sirajganj and Bogra have been marooned. Chars and low-lying areas of Rajbari, Manikganj, Munshiganj and Shariatpur have been inundated owing to spat in the river Padma. However, flood situation in Sylhet and Sunamganj have been improved following recession of water in the Surma and Kushiara.
Identity of nine militants killed in police raid at Kallyanpur in the capital found.
Autopsy of the nine militants killed in police raid at Kallayanpur in the capital have been completed at Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue. A three-member team headed by Dr Sohel Mahmud conducted the autopsy. Informing this Dr Mahmud said, on an average seven bullets were found in the bodies of the militants. Hair and blood samples were also collected for viscera test. Meanwhile, the identity of three dead militants have been found. They are – Sabbirul Haq alias Konok, son of Azizul Haq Chowdhury of Anwara upazila in Chittagong, Zubair Hossin, son of Abdul Quaiyum of west Maijdi in Noakhali and Shezad Rouf of Dhaka. Meanwhile, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia has said, though the identity of some of the militants were found by the police, it would not be revealed before being 100 percent confirmed. He said this after a view exchange meeting on resisting militancy at Osmani Memorial auditorium this morning.
Police is scrutinizing 18 lac tenant information forms submitted with police stations. DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said,legal action would be taken against those who concealed information. He again requested to submit forms at police stations in the interest of public safety. Dhaka Metropolitan police took initiative six months back to prepare a database of residents in the capital. To this effect, police held rallies and meetings in the locality. DMP commissioner seeking cooperation of the residents said collection of tenant information form would continue.
The joint force has detained five suspected militants from char areas of Padma river at Harirampur in Manikganj. They are Moulana Mojibor, Nurul Islam, Forhad, Rajib and Shohid. Police Super of Manikganj Mahfuzur Rahman said the drive at Azimnagar Refraganj, Dhulshura and Sutalori chars began since midnight last night. Over 200 members RAB, police and APBN and DB took part in the drive.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said responsibility to be borne by the private universities if the students are affected due to closure of outer campuses. He said this after a meeting with Deputy Commissioners at the Secretariat this morning. The Minister said as per the High Court order any affected student could demand a compensation of five lac taka. Nurul Islam Nahid directed the DCs to monitor whether the educational institutions are complying with the Education Ministry directive to combat militancy.
The United States has sent back 41 Bangladeshi nationals living their illegally. They reached the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport midnight last night by a flight from Washington. They had been living in the US for a long time. But they were sent back after failing to prove themselves as legal immigrants. In April last the 1st batch of 38 Bangladesh were sent back home from that country.