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8 jailed for killing auto driver

BSS, Dhaka

A Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced eight muggers to life imprisonment in a case filed over killing a CNG autorickshaw driver and snatching his vehicle. Judge Dr Akhtaruzzamn of Dhaka Special Judge Court-5 passed the order, also fined them Taka 50 thousand each, in default to suffer one year imprisonment more.

The convicts are Swapan, Mizanur Rahman, Selim Sheikh, Md Jamal Hossain, Akbar, Sheikh Farid, Mofij Sheikh and Kader Mollah. Of the eight, Swapan, Mizanur and Selim Sheikh were present during the pronouncement of the judgement. The other convicts are yet to be arrested.

SAARC team visits BARI

Our Correspondent, Gazipur

An 11-member delegation of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) visited Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) in the city yesterday. The members of the delegation included representatives from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and CIMMYT and South Asia Biosafety Programme. Dr Pradyumna Raj Pandey, Senior Programme Specialist, SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka led the delegation. BARI Director (Training & Communication) Zebun Nessa with other directors welcomed the delegation. Chief Scientific Officer of Pomology Division of the Horticulture Research Center Dr Babul Chandra Sarker gave a brief with PowerPoint presentation on the activities and achievements of BARI.

World Clubfoot Day observed

Our Correspondent, Gazipur

The World Clubfoot Day was observed in the city on Wednesday. The Ponsety clinic organised a rally and procession on Gazipur Shahid Taz Uddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital premises. Deputy Director of the Hospital Dr Tapan Kanti Sarkar was the chief guest while assistant director Dr Khairul Islam, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Anisuzzaman, joint director of Glanco Foundation Mohammed Shahriful Islam Khan,  Ponsety doctor and also manager of the Glanco Foundation Dr Mohammed Jamil Hossain were present among others in the programme. 

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