A woman and her son were killed and her brother was injured as a wall of a water tank collapsed on them in Narsinghapur Banglabazar area of Savar’s Ashulia early Monday.The deceased were garment worker Selima Begum and her son Siyam Hossain, from Kamaliapara area under Saghata thana in Gaibandha district. They used to live in the rented house of Nur Mohammad Palwan in the area.Police and fire service officials said that the wall of the water tank collapsed on them around 5:00am, leaving Selima and her 10-year old boy dead on the spot and her brother Tutul injured.The injured was admitted to Orthopedic hospital.
Election CommissionMain opposition BNP on Saturday submitted a list of 21 leaders to the election commission, including a nomination seeker, who have been arrested by law enforcement agencies since 22 November ‘defying the EC’s directives’, reports UNB.Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salauddin Khan submitted the list attached with a letter signed by party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to the office of chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda at Nirbachan Bhaban.”So far, 21 BNP leaders, including a nomination seeker, have been arrested since 22 November,” Fakhrul claimed in the letter.The BNP leader requested the election commission to issue emergency directives to the law enforcement agencies to refrain from arresting BNP leaders and activists in ‘false’ cases alongside taking measures for the release of those arrested.Fakhrul alleged that the EC played a silent role.Besides, BNP submitted a list of two cases filed with Bhairab police station against its leaders and activists on 19 and 23 November. The total numbers of named and unnamed accused in the two cases are 150 and 450 ones respectively. In the letter, Fakhrul said they earlier submitted the lists of cases with arrestees on 15, 17 and 20 November.Over recovering the body of its nomination seeker Abu Bakar from Buriganga, he said the EC earlier announced that they were giving directives to the law enforcement agencies to take legal steps in this regard.”The role of the EC is also questionable in this regard. The EC can’t avoid the responsibility in this matter,” the BNP secretary general said.According to the BNP’s list, BNP nomination seeker from Cumilla-4 constituency MA Awal Khan was arrested and kept in the jail so that he cannot submit the nomination paper.The other 20 arrestees are Ramna thana Chhatra Dal leader Jewel Rana (missing traceless after being arrested), Rupnagar Thana BNP leader Abul Kashem, Rupnagar thana Juba Dal leaders Fakhrul Islam Shipu, Jahangir Biswas, Shahjahan Shikder and Mintu Mia, Rupnagar Swecchasebok Dal leader Alauddin, Mohammadpur thana BNP leaders Abdur Rahman and Masum, Sutrapur thana BNP leader Abdus Sattar, Kawser Ahmmed, Mujibur Rahman, Sutrapur Sramik Dal leader Delwar Hossain, ward-level leader in Khilkhet thana Abdul Haque Bhuiyan, Bhairab (Kishoreganj) BNP leaders Alamgir member and Abdul Khaleque, and Bhairab Juba Dal leader Rubel Mia.The other arrestees are Jamal, Zakaria Faruk and Kawser Mia — all grassroots leaders of Bhairab.Later, EC secretary Helal Uddin told reporters that the list submitted by BNP will be placed in the commission’s meeting to be held on Sunday and the EC will take the decision.