“In addition to 18 bodies found yesterday, two more were retrieved from two different points in the river during the day. Several passengers are still missing and rescue teams are trying to locate them,” South 24-Parganas Superintendent of Police L N Meena told Bengal Newz in the morning.
The trawler along with two others, overloaded with pilgrims, was returning to Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas from Hijli Sharif, opposite Sagar Island, in East Midnapore district, when it capsized and sank after hitting a sandbar, yesterday. န Photos : AFP, Reuters
Aminur Islam, Officer-in-charge of Chouhari police station in Sirajganj, told Xinhua Sunday, "the officials concerned identified the body which was recovered Sunday morning from the Jamuna river as the body of the around 26-year old missing pilot Kamrul Hasan." He said rescuers yet to locate the missing aircraft of Bangladesh Flying Club, a non-profit and academic organization in Bangladesh, that crashed into Jamuna with two pilots on board at around 11:40am local time Saturday.
"There were two pilots on board and one was rescued in an unconscious situation and another is missing," Saifur Islam, Chouhari sub-district administration chief, told Xinhua Saturday.
PTI, Shillong, 31 October : A huge cache of arms and explosives, believed to have been hidden by ULFA militants, was recovered from the premises of a school here, police said today.
The weapons - two AK 47 rifles, three live grenades, six magazines, 125 rounds of ammunition and some explosives besides incriminating documents were found underneath the permanent stage of the Shillong Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School located at Madan Laban area of the city last night, the police said.
Sheikh Hasina formally launched the much hyped Industrial Police on Sunday. Hasina said the special police force was launched to maintain law and order in the industries to attract more foreign investments. She was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the new police force at Bangbandhu International Conference Centre. "The country's law and order depends on the police. They have a lot of responsibilities as the number of police personnel is inadequate compared to the increasing number of people."
The special force, first of its kind in Bangladesh, was created to suppress sudden indiscipline, Hasina added.
During the said meeting, Mr Mondal has urged the North and Middle Zilla Parishad to channelise funds and resources to develop the newly constituted Gram Panchayats of North and Middle Andaman i.e. Paschimsagar and Gandhinagar. This is not the first time when Zilla Parishad in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has overshot the allocated funds while issuing work orders.
Earlier, this kind of practice was noticed in South Andaman Zilla Parishad, which was followed by various anti-corruption and CBI inquiries.