Jamaat leader’s son in Palashbari AL, claims local leader

The son of a Jamaat-e-Islami leader has allegedly been made the organising secretary of Palashbari upazila Awami League in Gaibandha.

Mohibul Hasan Mukit, organising secretary of the newly formed committee of the upazila chapter of Awami League, is the son of the former acting ameer of Gaibandha, according to a complaint filed by another Awami League leader of the same unit.

A written complaint was submitted in this regard by the former cultural secretary of the upazila unit of Awami League Md Aminul Islam.

The letter was submitted on Sunday to the office secretary of the Awami League and also the joint secretary Hasan Mahmud, who has been in charge of party affairs related to the Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions, said a party source.

The issue surfaced on social media after the central and district Awami League declared the upazila committee on March 13.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Historic Mujibnagar day being observed

The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed today(Sunday) marking the formation of Bangladesh’s first government that led the Liberation War in 1971.

The day began with hoisting the national flag and placing wreaths at Mujibnagar Liberation War Memorial center at 9 am in Meherpur.

Later freedom fighters, members of police force, BGB, Ansar, VDP, BNCC, scouts, girls guide, and students will participate in a gorgeous parade at the mango orchard of Mujibnagar.

This year, the government declared the day as a public holiday at Mujibnagar upazila in Meherpur district.

On the eve of the day, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages.

President Abdul Hamid urged the people of the country to perform their respective responsibilities in building the nation inspired by the spirit of the Liberation War on the eve of Mujibnagar Day.

“Through the celebration of the historic Mujibnagar Day, the present generation will be able to know the true history of the Liberation War and contribute to building ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Bangabandhu being inspired by patriotism,” he said.

The Prime Minister called upon all to uphold the great ideals of the Father of the Nation and the spirit of the Liberation War on the 51st anniversary of Mujibnagar Day.

“Let us work together to build the hunger-poverty-free and prosperous ‘Golden Bangladesh’ as dreamt by the Father of the Nation by resisting all immediate conspiracies” she said in her message.

Different socio-cultural and political organisations will observe the day with elaborate programmes.

National dailies brought out special supplements while Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television, and private radio and television channels aired special programmes highlighting the significance of the day.

Similar programmes at district, upazila level, and Bangladesh embassies in different countries will be arranged to highlight the significance of the Independence Day.

Senior leaders of Awami League assembled at Baidyanathtala, a mango orchard, which was later named as Mujibnagar, in Meherpur district on April 17, 1971 to form the provisional government of independent Bangladesh in the absence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was arrested and flown to Pakistan after Pakistan military had cracked down on the Bangalees on the night of March 25, 1971.

Bangabandhu was declared the first President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, while Vice-president Syed Nazrul Islam became the acting president in the absence of Bangabandhu.

Tajuddin Ahmad was appointed the first Prime Minister, while Khandoker Moshtaque Ahmed, M Mansur Ali and AHM Quamaruzzaman were named cabinet members.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Hijab Row: Head teacher Dharani Kanta lands in jail in case filed by Amodini Pal

A court here on Sunday sent Dharani Kanta Barman, head teacher of the Daul Barbakpur High School in Naogaon’s Mahadebpur that shot to the nation’s attention over a contrived hijab row, to jail after he was taken into custody in a case filed by assistant head teacher Amodini Pal.

Naogaon Senior Judicial Cognizance Court-3 Judge Tajul Islam passed the order after accused Dharani Kanta appealed for bail appearing before the court.

Earlier on Thursday night QM Sayeed Tito, and Kazi Samshuzzaman Milon were arrested in the same case.

The arrestees are among about 20-25 people against whom the teacher Amodini Pal filed a case of defamation for falsely implicating her in the incident and hurting religious sentiment by spreading misinformation.

On April 9, Amodini Pal, assistant headmistress of Daul Barbakpur High School, filed a against these people, including the headmaster of the school Dharani Kant Barman, president of the school managing committee Mahmudul Hasan Sumon and Salauddin Ahmed, a resident of Gaherpur village in Porsha upazila.

Earlier on April 10, Dharani kanta Barman filed a general diary at the same police station accusing 150 anonymous people for spreading rumors about a teacher beating up students for wearing hijab in school and vandalising school property.

That was in relation to an incident from April 6, when Amodini Pal, assistant headmistress of the school allegedly caned 16-18 students of the 8th, 9th and 10th classes for not wearing school uniforms.

Later, it was distorted into an issue over hijab, as some of the girls who got punished were wearing their hijab. But even male students were punished on the day, by a different teacher.

On April 11, a three member administrative probe body formed in this regard submitted a report to Mohadebpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mizanur Rahman.

The committee did not find proof of students being punished for wearing hijab, rather it said Amodini Pal and Badiul Alam punished some students for not wearing school dress and there were male students and Hindu students among them.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

JMB death row convict nabbed after absconding for years

An operational team of Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU), a specialized unit of Bangladesh Police, arrested a fugitive death row convict, a member of banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), from Nazipur area under Patnitla police station in Naogaon district.

The arrestee was identified as Md Sanwar Hossain aka Rauf, 44, son of late Ershad Ali of village Chhoto Chandpur of Nazipur under Patnitla police station in Naogaon district.

An operational team of the ATU came to know that Sanwar was hiding under the name of Abdullah in Chhota Chandpur area. Sanwar used to work as a mason as well as raising sheep there.

Based on the secret information, the ATU team conducted a raid at the village Chhoto Chandpur area on Saturday evening, and arrested Sanwar Hossain, a member of the Isaba Group (Military Wing), said Mohammad Aslam Khan, SP (Media & Awareness wing of the ATU).

Arrested Md. Sanwar Hossain became a member of the banned JMB after 2000 under the leadership of Shaikh Abdur Rahman. At that time, he was working as a homeopathic doctor and head of JMB in Nachol and Gomstapur, he said.

When Shaikh Abdur Rahman was hanged in Comilla Central Jail on March 29, 2007, Maulana Saidur Rahman became the Amir of the militant group. They later continued their activities amid their internal-conflict. Later, the self-proclaimed Amir of the JMB Salman was called to Khulshi Boria Ambagan area under Nachol police station where he was killed.

According to the information given by the arrested A. Shakur alias Shakur and Jahangir, Salman’s decapitated head was recovered from the bank of the river Mahananda, said the SP (media & Awareness) wing of the ATU Aslam Khan.

Arrested Sanwar Hossain had been working secretly for 10 years to activate the old JMB in different areas of Chapainawabganj and Naogaon. Two arrest warrants under anti-terrorism Act (death-convicted) were pending at Nachol police station in Chapainawabganj. Moreover, he was accused in another case filed with Gomstapur police station of Chapainawabganj.

It may be mentioned that on November 25, 2019, the Additional District and Sessions Judge of Chapainawabganj district sentenced three people, including arrested Sanwar, to death in the Salman murder case.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Best Educational YouTube Channels for Children

YouTube can be an excellent source of both instruction and fun, making it an excellent tool for keeping kids interested. However, not everything on YouTube is appropriate for children, so unless they are using the YouTube Kids app, they can end up viewing something they would not be. Fortunately, there are a plethora of kid-friendly Educational YouTube channels. Some of the favorites are included in this article.

Top 10 Children YouTube Channels for Education and Entertainment

Alex, educational cartoons toddlers

Alex is an animated cartoon series created to assist young children in learning about the world around them. Alex is an inquisitive 5-year-old child who enjoys learning about the world around him. The episodes may be themed to teach about the sea, music, the jungle, plants, and so on. It’s ideal for long-term project work. Excellent 3D animation with memorable characters, in short, 5 minutes (ish) animations, all accessible for free on YouTube.

Peekaboo kidz

It’s another fantastic free resource aimed at middle or primary school students. The Peekaboo channel is developed specifically for young learners as they learn about the world. In this channel, the animated character Dr. Binocs discusses diverse issues through terrific combinations of animated instructional films, classic English tunes, phonics songs, lullabies, “how it works” animations, etc.

The content of this channel excels in covering natural catastrophes, environmental difficulties, medical issues, etc. The brief explanation of the CoronaVirus was among the wide variety of topics.

Depending on the concerns, short movies as well as lengthier videos may simply take the child into the specific issue or lesson.

Blippi – Educational Video for Kids

The presenter of this toddler program is known as Blippi. A genuine person inspires Blippi. He isn’t a puppet or a cartoon. But he uses a lot of animations with suspenders. An interesting character of this channel is the bow tie that speaks like a youngster while sharing various findings with little children.

These videos depict field outings to teach children about colors, numbers, machines, and the fundamentals of ‘life’ as experienced by toddlers in their little universe.

Blippi has a number of YouTube channels dedicated to children. Video and Blippi Toys, for example. They all appear to be in the same video genre and don’t seem to vary much from his main channel. However, the latter two may have more toy-like qualities.

Super Simple Songs – Kids Songs

Do your kids like rhyming musical adventures? Cartoons, puppets, and live-action have been combined with children’s songs in the Youtube channel called Super Simple Songs.

A group of Tokyo instructors came up with the notion of learning and teaching through songs after recording classic and new songs for youngsters. They eventually created YouTube videos to show other instructors how to utilize their music. Then they realized that children were also observing them. They now have a number of the most popular YouTube children’s songs. Children are also encouraged to get up, dance, and sing along.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Sometimes the parents might want to get children active while simultaneously lowering their energy levels. Sounds tough, right? The YouTube Channel called Cosmic Kids Yoga offers handy videos presenting excellent ways for kids to develop mindfulness, relax, and channel their energy.

This will also help kids develop confidence, balance, and strength. Watching these videos kids will be able to do some exercise in simple and enjoyable ways!

ChuChu TV

Are you looking for an educational channel for your toddler or preschooler? ChuChu TV’s videos focus on nursery rhymes and educational songs. This channel’s charming animated characters can educate your children about colors, shapes, numbers, and other concepts while also imparting good messages. Vinod Chandra, the creator of ChuChu TV founded the channel in 2013. This channel’s primary character ‘ChuChu’ was based on his small daughter. The channel has got over 15 million members!

Steve and Maggie

It is another great channel for toddlers. This is an exciting video series presented by Steve, a real-life’ person. His real figure is often juxtaposed against cosmic backdrops.

He doesn’t dress up like Blippi, but he does behave funny. Though he talks to children in amusing ways, his voice tones and hand motions are quite energetic. Steve speaks in basic English and repeats words, which is beneficial to toddlers learning to communicate.

Machine for Kids

This channel is really straightforward, and it seems to be low-budget as well. It’s been almost a year since it’s been updated. However, it’s a mystery why toddlers like it so much. It’s basically a video of boats, diggers, trucks, tractors, and other such vehicles. Of course, there are music tones playing in the background! If your youngster is fascinated by construction machines, this YouTube channel will keep them engaged. This channel is also a spin-off of Blipi’s work. However, there are no interactions with the host.

The Wiggles

The Wiggles is a popular Australian children’s channel that has been educating as well as entertaining the youngsters since 1991. You may see their films on YouTube for a modest charge. On their channel, they also provide a lot of free stuff which keeps the kids enthralled.

Favorites like Dorothy The Dinosaur may be sung and danced to by your youngster. They are a well-known children’s entertainment group that just received their 13th Aria Award for Best Children’s Album.

Lots to Learn Preschool Videos

Lots to Learn Preschool Videos is a smaller channel, presenting a different sort of video to appeal to children’s emotional development. Mindfulness is a notion that has lately gained momentum in the educational realm, particularly in relation to nature.

Nature is prominently featured on this channel, with video snippets matched to classical music and creative animal melodies. Of course, they also offer more mainstream-type films for kids. If you want to teach your children more about mindfulness and meditation in the classroom, this is the channel to watch.

YouTube Kids

Parents are sometimes worried about what their children may click on while they are not there or about the advertisements that display on videos when they are not present.

YouTube has offered a solution that addresses the majority of these issues. YouTube Kids is an app based channel dedicated to children. Here you can create movies for your kids to view. You may even block or report problematic stuff if you don’t want your children to view it.

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Conclusion

So there are the 10 best educational YouTube channels for toddlers, preschoolers and primary school students. However, all of these channels may not be suitable for all children. Navigating these channels you can find safe and age-appropriate films for your kids. Keep an eye out for interesting material, and then subscribe to get updates from that channel.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Prof Nurul Alam made JU VC on temporary term

Prof Md Nurul Alam, pro-vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University, has been appointed its VC, an education ministry notice said on Sunday.

The notification has been signed by Deputy Secretary of the ministry Md Masum Ahmed.

According to the notification, President Md Abdul Hamid, also the Chancellor of the university, made the appointment as per the Jahangirnagar University Act.

Prof Md Nurul Alam, pro-vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University, has been appointed its VC, an education ministry notice said on Sunday.

The notification has been signed by Deputy Secretary of the ministry Md Masum Ahmed.

According to the notification, President Md Abdul Hamid, also the Chancellor of the university, made the appointment as per the Jahangirnagar University Act.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Stop DJ party at educational institutions in the name of Rag Day: HC

The High Court on Sunday ordered the authorities concerned to take necessary steps within 30 days to stop DJ party, dance, bulling and obscenity at educational institutions in the name of Rag Day.

The HC bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by a lawyer.

The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the inaction of the authorities concerned in stopping DJ party, dance, bulling and obscenity at the educational institutions in the name of Rag Day should not be declared illegal.

Secretaries to the Education Ministry, Information Ministry, Cultural Affairs Ministry, University Grants Commission Chairman, Vice-Chancellors of Dhaka University, Rajshahi University, Jahangirnagar University, Khulna University and Barishal University, Inspector General of Police, Director General of the Department of Secondary and High Secondary Education have been made respondents to the rule which is returnable in four weeks.

On April 7, Advocate Mohamamd Quamrul Hasan filed the writ petition.

According to the writ petition, it has been noticed recently that some educational institutions organize DJ party in the name of ‘Rag Day’ and the images and video footages of those parties go viral on social networking sites.

The teachers were supposed to guide students to build their lives with moral values but under the patronage of the educational institution such immoral activates are going on. So it is needed to stop these activities to save the next generation from this bad culture, it said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Nalka bridge in Sirajganj to be opened to traffic partially to ease traffic jam during Eid

One lane of Nalka bridge over the Fuljor River in Salanga upazila will be opened to traffic before Eid-ul-Fitr to mitigate the sufferings of home-bound people caused by traffic jam during Eid journey.

The construction work of Nalka Bridge on the western side of Bangabandhu Bridge is going on in the full swing and it is expected to be completed before Eid, said Project Manager of the Bridge Ekhlas Uddin.

Besides, a total of 450 policemen will work on highways linked to Bangabandhu Bridge to ensure smooth journey of holidaymakers, said police.

Lutfur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway Police Station, said the policemen will work to ensure security of the commuters and ease movement of traffic.

Every year, home-bound people suffer a lot due to 36-kilometer long tailback on Dhaka-Sirajganj highway from Hatikumrul Gol Chattar via Chandaikona.

To ease the suffering of commuters, the government has taken a project to upgrade the Bangabandhu West Side to Dhaka-Rangpur-Burimari highway into a four-lane one.

As the construction work has not been completed yet, Eid holidaymakers might experience severe traffic jam this year like the previous years.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Exporters want green signal for commercial cultivation of King Prawn

Bangladesh should go for commercial cultivation of vannamei species of shrimp or king prawn to capture the global market.

The king prawn currently accounts for 80% of global market share, where Bangladesh has no presence.

Bangladesh is falling behind as commercial cultivation of the species is still far away. It’s now mostly in the stage of pilot projects.

Also read: Govt determined to end shrimp production & exportation problems: Rezaul

This subject was discussed on Sunday by shrimp exporters and cultivators in a seminar at the Khulna’s Shrimp Tower.

At the seminar, they demanded that commercial cultivation of vannamei be allowed instead of running pilot projects.

Exporters and cultivators are thus unable to get loans, they said.

Speakers at the seminar said that there is no alternative to vannamei as the production of tiger shrimp and prawn are decreasing in the country. To save the waning shrimp industry, government’s intervention is needed along with the permission to cultivate vannamei commercially.

Bangladesh Frozen Foods Exporters Association has been appealing to the government for the last 20 years to allow the cultivation of vannamei shrimp to keep the shrimp industry alive.

As a result, the government allowed the pilot cultivation of this variety of shrimp in September 2019. The project is being piloted at the Paikgachha Saltwater Center in Khulna under the Department of Fisheries and the Fisheries Research Institution. The average production is more than 9 tons per hectare.

The association provided statistics that show the average production of tiger shrimp in Bangladesh is 341 kg per hectare. In neighbouring India, the average production of vannamei is 7,102 per kg hectare. This means that the production of vannamei is 6,761 kg more per hectare than that of tiger shrimp.

Vice President of Bangladesh Frozen Food Exporters Association S. Humayun Kabir said that due to lack of raw material (shrimp), only 28 out of 105 frozen fish processing and exporting companies in the country are operational and remaining have closed. The production is meeting only 10-15 per cent of the capacity of the companies and as a result, the processing cost is also increasing.

This industry has come to the brink of collapse. To revive this industry, there is no alternative to increasing production by cultivating vannamei. Fourteen other Asian countries have been exporting vannamei, he said.

He demanded that permission be given for commercial production of vannamei shrimp and save the industry.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

TEDx Talks: Everything You Need To Know

Are you looking for a way to get inspired or learn something new? TEDx Talks may be just what you need! TEDx Talks are talks given by experts in various fields that are meant to educate, inspire, and entertain. Those short, informational videos are the perfect way to learn about new topics or get inspired about something you are passionate about. But what exactly are TED Talks, and how can you get involved? Here’s everything you need to know about TEDx Talks.

What is TEDx Talk?

To know about TEDx Talk, you need to know what Ted is. It is a non-profit organization that aims to let the world know about innovative ideas and inspiring discoveries through lectures that last only 18 minutes or less.

TED is the initials of three English words: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. However, Ted’s scope is not limited to these three topics. Moreover, they also try to create new and varied lectures on all possible subjects in the world. These lectures are informative as well as inspiring. As a result, the audiences are introduced to new things and get motivated to apply new creative ideas in their own lives. But somehow, Ted’s speeches should not be confused with the so-called ‘motivational speech.’

History of TEDx

The story of Ted’s journey began in 1984, five years before the birth of the World Wide Web. It started as a conference in Monterey, California. It was started by Richard Saul Wurman, an architect, and graphic designer. Wurman wanted Ted to be the “Ultimate Dinner Party” that he would host. In order to implement this ambitious plan, he invited speakers from all over the United States, including Silicon Valley and Hollywood, to the conference.

Speakers at TED conferences these days are usually scripted, and by practicing that script over a long period of time, speakers make themselves ready to present to the audience. But Wurman’s actual TED concept did not have any scripts. He wanted the TED conferences to be an “anti-conference” – there would be no annoying PowerPoint slides or one-hour monotonous lectures. Instead, he wanted talented people to take to the stage and present their ideas to others, to talk about things that fascinated them.

Speakers at the first TED conference in 1984 discussed compact disc production and its operation and an e-book reader. There was also a presentation by Lucasfilms’ three-dimensional graphics design and fractal mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot. But despite the presence of all the well-known speakers, Ted’s first conference was a failure economically.

Come Back from the Failure

Overcoming initial disappointment, Wurman again tried to organize a TED conference in 1990 and set up a TED speech duration of 18 minutes. In addition, instead of making the conference open to all, it was restricted to the best inventors and talents; that is why getting a TED conference ticket that year became a huge honor.

After that, the list of speakers at the TED conference continued to grow, and many more joined it, including scientists, philosophers, musicians, businessmen, religious leaders, and philanthropists. At the same time, people’s interest in attending the TED conference continues to grow, although it was only limited to a few invited people.

How to speak in TEDx Talk?

TED always looks for speakers who have interesting and inspiring stories to tell. They also seek emerging thinkers, scientists, and artists. So, anyone can speak at TED. If you know someone who has an inspiring story, you may fill out the speaker nomination form for that person. Or you may also suggest yourself as a speaker.

TED then evaluates the speaker and the story. If the story is inspiring enough, the speaker will be introduced to the TED community before hitting the mainstream.

How Much Does It Cost to Attend a TED Talk?

If your application for TED Talk Conference is accepted, you will need to pay an admission fee to attend the conference and give a speech. However, the cost depends on the type of membership you have chosen during the application. Usually, the conference cost is $10,000, but it is $5,000 for the first-timers.

Do TED Talk Speakers Get Paid?

At TED, speakers don’t get paid. But they cover travel costs and good hotel accommodation during the conference. Also, they provide a covetable pass for all five days of the conference. Other benefits are that the speakers get pre-conference training, coaching, events for networking, gift bags, and web access to the full conference.

What Makes a Good TED Talk?.

In 2013, Ted Curator Anderson wrote an article in the Harvard Business Review in which he outlined some simple ways to provide an “unforgettable” Ted talk. According to Anderson, Speech should be like a reminiscence of a personal journey or experience. A successful Ted talk has to be as important to the audience as a small ‘miracle,’ and it is powerful enough to change their perspective on a particular subject.

Instead of trying to cover all the topics at once, you need to focus on the specific ones. Besides, eye contact with the audience is very important when giving a speech. Do not walk or move too much while giving a speech. Many speakers walk from one side of the stage to the other to break the fear while speaking. But this makes it difficult for the audience to focus on his words.

Benefits of listening to TED Talk

Ted certainly has a huge impact on the lives or careers of Ted speakers. But Ted’s biggest role, of course, is at the individual level, which may not be possible to describe with statistics. But without a doubt, watching Ted’s videos is changing people’s outlook on life, enriching them with new knowledge, and making it easier for them to discover things in science that they would never have known otherwise.

TED Talk events in Bangladesh

While TED Talk features globally, TEDx Talk works locally, TEDx has different self-organizers worldwide who work in a certain community or region. And TED Talk also has a Bangladeshi chapter, where local organizers independently host sessions. Mohammad Tauheed and Salman Hossain are the organizers of the TED Talk Dhaka. TEDxDhaka has been organizing an annual TED event since 2009 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Final Words

TED Talks are an excellent way to get enlightened about new and interesting topics. The videos are short and engaging, and they cover a wide range of subjects. If you’re looking for a new way to learn, or if you’re just curious about a topic, check out a TED Talk.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

HC orders handing over of teen ‘confined by parents’ to Canadian govt

The High Court on Sunday ordered the authorities concerned to hand over the 19-year-old Canadian girl, who was allegedly confined to a house by her parents for over 10 months in the city’s Mugda area, to the representatives of the Canadian government.

The HC bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice SM Maniruzzaman passed the order following a writ petition.

High Court Registrar Md Golam Rabbani was asked to take the girl to the Canadian High Commission today (Sunday).

Barrister Sara Hossain appeared for the petitioner while Advocate Md Ajiullah for the girl’s parents.

According to the writ, the girl was born in Canada. She is a Canadian citizen by birth and studies at a university there. Her parents are also Canadian citizens who came to visit Bangladesh about 10 months ago along with their daughter. When the young girl tried to return to Canada they disagreed.

The girl’s parents and grandmother confined her to their home after taking away her cell phone set, reads the writ.

At one point, the young woman informed the Canadian government and the Canadian High Commission in Dhaka about her ‘house arrest’ using land phone. She also expressed her wish to return to Canada.

Later on February 9, a general diary was logged by the Canadian High Commission at Mugda police station in the capital.

Human rights organisations Bangladesh Legal Aid Services (BLAST) and Ain O Salish Kendra also filed a writ petition with the High Court on behalf of the High Commission.

The Inspector General (IG) of Police, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Officer-in-charge (OC) of Mugda Police Station and the parents of the girl were made respondents in the writ.

Following the hearing on the writ petition on April 5, the court directed Mugda police and her parents to produce the girl before the court.

At the same time, the court issued a rule seeking explanation as to why confining a 19-year-old girl to a house for 10 months should not be declared illegal.

According to the order, the parents along with the girl were present in the court on April 12.

On that day, the court asked the parents to provide the girl with computer, internet, mobile phone sent and other essential things.

The court also ruled that the young woman cannot be barred from going to Canada if she wants.

Later the Canadian High Commission said that the Canadian government will bear all the expenses, including her educational cost.

Barrister Sara Hossain, counsel for the petitioner, submitted the statement of the Canadian High Commission in this regard.

Source: United News of Bangladesh

Body of Indian national recovered from Dauki River in Sylhet

The body of an Indian national was recovered from Dauki river at Jaflong in Gowainghat upazila of Sylhet on Sunday morning.

The deceased was identified as truck driver Lestarson Pothao, 35, of Meghalaya state of India.

Police said locals spotted the body floating on the Dauki river at Ballaghat in Jaflong around 11am and alerted the police.

Lestarson Pothao went missing after a road accident on Thursday, said Omar Farooq Morol, inspector (Investigation) of Gowainghat police station.

The body was handed over to Indian police and Indian Border Security Force members on Sunday afternoon after completing legal procedures, he added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh