Sufferings of teachers to be reduced by Alokbartika and Alor Tori river crafts



District Correspondent, Barta24.com, Narshingdi
Sufferings of teachers to be reduced by Alokbartika and Alor Tori river crafts

Sufferings of teachers to be reduced by Alokbartika and Alor Tori river crafts

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Chardighaldi and Alokbali Unions are located in remote Char area of Narsingdi Sadar Upazila. The two Unions are quite isolated from the town. Not only that, the only means of transportation between these two unions is by river. Teachers have to suffer the most in commuting to these two unions. The boat starts its journey from Narsingdi town at 9 am and reaches the destination in more than 1 hour. On the other hand, teaching in educational institutions starts at 9:30 am. Besides, the last boat is at 2 pm on the way back in the afternoon. As a result, even though the school is up to 4:30, the teachers have to leave two hours earlier.

There are 9 government primary and one secondary schools in Alokbali Union. Only government primary schools have 34 teachers. Most of whom are regular commuters from the city. Besides, there are 7 government primary schools and one secondary school in Chardighaldi Union. Among them, there are only 28 government primary school teachers. Most of whom commute from Narsingdi. Teachers have to go to school much later than the scheduled time as they do not get their boats on time. By this, students are deprived of teaching.

When the matter came up in the regular monthly coordination meeting of Narsingdi Sadar Upazila Parishad, the proposal to provide boats for the teachers was accepted as per the decision of the Parishad.

Realizing the matter, Sadar Upazila Parishad built two boats at a cost of about Tk. 18 lakh. Two boats will regularly travel with teachers to Alokbali and Chardighaldi.

Upazila Parishad has provided two boats to solve the problem of boating for teachers. This will ensure the presence of primary and secondary school teachers in Char area and will bring back a fair environment for education. It was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Dr. Badiul Alam at Panchabati Meghna Ghat of Char Karimpur on Tuesday afternoon. At the short discussion meeting chaired by Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Asma Sultana Nasreen, Upazila Chairman Aftab Uddin Bhuiyan, Deputy Director of Local Government Moushumi Sarkar, former professor of Narsingdi Government College Mohammad Ali. The guests distributed bicycles among the village policemen.

At this time, the Deputy Commissioner Dr. Badiul Alam said, transportation is a big problem for the people of Char area. Thinking in that direction, the parishad has given the teachers respect and save their time. Hopefully these two boats will be put to good use and the teachers will benefit.

Narsingdi Sadar Upazila Primary Education Officer Rafiqul Islam said that these two unions are remote grazing areas due to which going to school has been a problem for a long time. Due to non-availability of regular and timely boats, commuting to school was also a problem. Thanks to Sadar Upazila Parishad for giving two boats.

Teacher Zainal Abdin said, I have been working in a secondary school in Alokbali for a long time. My house is in Narsingdi town. I live here with my family. Boats depart from the town at 9 am. It takes about one to one and a half hours. And on the way back, the boat was caught at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. You have to leave the institution before 2 pm to board this boat. So now everything is saved.

Alokbali UP Chairman Delwar Hossain Dipu said that the teachers faced severe hardship as the only boat to reach the area. Due to this, school students had to be deprived of real education. Now we are grateful to the Deputy Commissioner for helping us with two boats. Hope to be saved from this suffering.

   

Bailey Road fire: 3 arrested along with Kacchi Bhai's manager



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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Police arrested 2 people and the manager of Kacchi Bhai from Chaie Chumuk Restaurant on the ground floor of the building in connection with the terrible fire on Bailey Road in the capital.

The arrested are Anwar and Rimon, the two employees of Tea Sip, and Jisan, the manager of Kacchi Bhai.

Dr. Kh. Mahiduddin Additional Commissioner(Crime & Ops)of DMP gave this information in a press conference organized at DMP Media Center on Friday (March 1) evening.

Dr. Mahid Uddin said that the fire started from the food shop on the ground floor of the building. The police will be the plaintiff in a case of wrongful death in the fire incident. Anyone from the victim's family can file a case if they want to file a case. Three people have already been detained and questioned in this incident.

In response to the question of the journalists whether there is any negligence of the responsibility of the owner of the building in the incident of this fire, he said that starting from the owner of the building, legal action will be taken against whoever is found responsible in this incident.

Referring to yesterday's fire incident, 46 people have died so far, Kh. Mahid Uddin said, 20 men, 18 women and eight children died in the fire. 40 of the dead have been identified. The bodies of 38 of them have been handed over to their families. The bodies of two people have been kept in the freezer of the morgue. Attempts are being made to identify the remaining six through DNA testing.

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Seven new state ministers took oath



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Seven more state ministers who were newly added to the cabinet for the fourth consecutive term of the Awami League government under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina have taken the oath of office. As a result, the size of the cabinet has increased to 44 members.

President Md. Sahabuddin administered the oath to the new State Ministers at Bangabhaban on Friday (March 1) evening. In the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the oath ceremony was conducted by Cabinet Secretary Md. Mahbub Hossain. Besides Speaker Shireen Sharmin Chowdhury, cabinet members were also present on the occasion.

The new State Ministers who took oath are – Rajshahi-5 Constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Md. Abdul Wadud, Naogaon-2 Constituency MP Shahiduzzaman Sarkar, Chattogram-14 Constituency MP Nazrul Islam Chowdhury, Reserved Women Constituency MP and Awami League Central Education and Human Resource Affairs Secretary Begum Shamsun Nahar (Tangail), Reserved Women Constituency MP and Awami League Central and Planning Finance Secretary Begum Wasika Ayesha Khan (Chattogram), Begum Nahid Izahar Khan (Dhaka), MP for reserved women's seat and daughter of Martyred Colonel Nazmul Huda and MP for reserved women's seat and Central Health and Population Secretary of Awami League Begum Rokeya Sultana (Jaipurhat).

Earlier in the afternoon, the President appointed seven new ministers of State to the cabinet. A notification in this regard was issued by the Cabinet Division.

It was informed that according to Clause (2) of Article 56 of the Constitution, the President on Friday appointed seven people as State Ministers of the Government.

Awami League has formed the government for the fourth consecutive term after winning the majority of seats in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad elections on January 7. Boat symbol won 223 seats in the election. The coalition partners also got two seats elected on the boat symbol. Jatiya Party got 11 seats and Kalyan Party got one seat. Besides, independent candidates have won 62 seats for the first time.

On January 11, 37 members of the new cabinet took oath at Bangabhaban. Among them, 36 ministers-state ministers except the Prime Minister. As 7 new members were added today, the size of the cabinet now stood at 44. Of them, 25 full ministers and 18 state ministers.

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Bailey Road fire in International media



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Forty four people have died so far in the fire in the building of Kacchi Bhai restaurant on Bailey Road in the capital. Several others who were burnt are undergoing treatment at the Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute.

The fire was reported at 9:50 pm on Thursday (February 29). After about two hours of efforts, the fire was brought under control around 12 midnight.

The incident of this terrible fire came to the international news agency Reuters, AP, Aljazeera, The Guardian and other major international media. In addition, the news of the fire is being promoted very seriously in the media of different countries of the world. Since the accident, it has been broadcast as 'breaking news' in various international media.

Health Minister Dr. Samanta Lal Sen said that the respiratory systems of most of the injured in the fire were burnt. Their condition is serious. Efforts are underway to save them.

According to a statement of the fire service, they rescued 75 people alive. The multi-storey building on Bailey Road mainly housed restaurants as well as several clothing and mobile phone shops, the fire service said.

The fire service's media cell informed them that they received information about the fire at 9:50 pm. The first unit arrived at the scene at 9:56 a.m. Later, 12 more units rushed to the spot as the fire spread. Police, Ansar, RAB and NSI worked to control the fire.

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Fire originated from ground floor of building: CID



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Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Chief Mohammad Ali Mia said that the fire originated from the ground floor of the Kacchi Bhai restaurant building on Bailey Road in the capital.

He said this to reporters after visiting the scene on Thursday (February 29) around 3:30 a.m.

CID chief Mohammad Ali Mia said, we have learned that the fire originated from the underground (ground floor) of the building. But it could not be confirmed whether it was due to short circuit or gas. The evidence will be collected and chemical tests will be done in the lab. Then the real cause of the fire will be known.

The head of CID said that the DNA test will be done to identify the identity of the dead body in the fire incident. Legal action will be taken against anyone who is negligent in this incident.

Incidentally, fire broke out in the building around 10:30 on Thursday night. At least 44 people have died.

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