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Tasnim Hassan, Special Correspondent, Barta24.com
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Henna colored finger. Own made cake and a bunch of Rajnigandha. Even if you can't see the excitement of the face hidden behind the hijab, you can easily see it. Jannatul Ferdous got up from her seat as soon as MV Jahan Mani-3, which brought 23 sailors including husband Nooruddin, returned to the country after a continuous month of strangulation by the pirates, many worries and struggles, life and death struggle. After a while, pushing the crowd, this woman moved forward within touching distance of the ship. As soon as the husband got down the ladder, she said, 'Extend your hand, I want to hold your finger again.'

May 8 was the four year anniversary of the Nooruddin-Jannatul couple's marriage. On November 25 last year, Nooruddin had promised to spend the day together alone. But the wait for Jannatul has been long as the husband was held hostage for a month by bandits. There was no laughter even on Eid because her husband was not by her side, even on the day of the wedding anniversary; this woman's companion was depressed. Finally the husband is within breathing distance. Jannatul also got a day of laughter after many days of sadness!

The sailors had to fall in front of the media when they disembarked from the ship. Jannatul took her husband away from the crowd to avoid this 'sweet pain'. Sitting her husband next to her, she was saying in her heart - 'If you come after some time, sit down. You had a lot to say if you listen.' Nooruddin was saying all the accumulated words. How he was taken hostage, how were those terrible days and nights spent with the bandits, then the joy of release, returning to the country - everything.

The 'personal talk' is over, now Jannatul is not restricted from talking to the media. Laughing, she said, 'I haven't seen the man in a while. The bandits were armed with heavy weapons, and their throats were dry with fear. My husband was repeatedly assuring me that the robbers had done nothing. However, sitting a little closer, I carefully checked that the bandits did not hurt anything. Do you understand your wife's mind?' Jannatul laughed once more.

Jannatul didn't sleep all night on Sunday waiting for her husband to come, to see him directly with his own eyes. I made cakes till 2 am, and cooked my husband's favorite food. Then I went to sleep. But at four o'clock in the night sleep was broken, from then on, just waiting for four o'clock in the afternoon. Jannatul said once.

Sailor means life afloat running from this port to that port. There is extreme loneliness, along with sea storms and the fear of being preyed upon by pirates. Before marrying Nooruddin in 2020, some people reminded Jannatul of those things. But none of these could swallow this young girl, Nooruddin who was very much in her heart. Bringing that up again, he said, 'When I first heard that their ship had been captured by bandits. It was as if my whole world had ended. Today he came back to me. I am smiling; I have to cry for a long time to get this opportunity.

Will the celebration end because the wedding-anniversary cake was not cut together with the husband? That is not to be. Jannatul applied henna to the hand. She brought two chocolate cakes made by herself. Showing henna-colored hands, she said to herself, 'I lost him. Now I got it again. As she got a new life, I also got a new husband. To remember the day, applying henna on the hands, making so many arrangements for making cakes.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Saad bin Noor, who came to greet his father riding on his mother's lap, is not yet old enough to understand what his father is. He was playing quietly to his own rhythm. Sometimes he was doing childish mischief. But the way the father raised his hand and went silent, it was understood that he was waiting for the father's touch.

With his son in his arms, Nooruddin could not contain his emotions. Nooruddin could not properly answer the question, how does it feel that this son has recaptured his father's chest. He was just saying in a low voice, 'Since the bandits were in the hands of the bandits, the boy's face was floating in his eyes. I wondered what would have happened to my son if I hadn't. And he remembered his mother-father-wife. Thanks to Allah He brought us back home. It's like we got a second life.'

Time was getting older. By the clock, it was 5:30 p.m. and it was approaching 6:00 p.m. The Chattogram Port Authority's arrangements for welcoming sailors to the NCT-1 jetty of Chattogram Port are also nearing completion. Now it's time to return home with the loved one.

Jannatul's mind became depressed as soon as this question flew from the surrounding, what will you send your husband to the sea before that? Eyelids become moist. The endless 30 days of her husband's hostage were floating on the screen of this woman's eyes like a film. She calmed down her emotions and said, 'The sea is his livelihood and our means of survival. So we have to go to the sea.

Somewhere in the distance someone was singing that immortal song of Rabindranath - 'If the light of sorrow shines, then so be it.'

   

RAB to investigate death of woman in Kishoreganj: Spokesperson



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After the arrest of a woman in a case in Bhairab of Kishoreganj, an investigation will be conducted into the death in RAB custody, said Commander Arafat Islam, Director of Law and Media Wing of RAB.

He said RAB will go through legal process. Besides, the actual cause of death will be known through medical examination.

Commander Arafat said this in response to a question from journalists at a press conference held at RAB's media center in the capital's Karwan Bazar on Saturday (May 18) evening.

When asked about the complaint of detention of the woman who died in RAB custody from the police station, he said that a case was filed under the Women and Child Repression Prevention Act in Mymensingh on May 13. As a result, two accused in the case were arrested. After arrest, she was taken to a camp to be brought under the law. If a person feels ill there, they are taken to the local health complex. There the doctor declared her dead.

It is known that about a year and a half ago, Azizul Islam's son Taijul Islam got married to Hasim Uddin's daughter Rekha of Bheramari village in Bhairab. After the marriage, there was a family dispute between them. Rekha died on April 26. It is alleged that he died due to torture by his in-laws. On May 2, Rekha's mother filed a case against Azizul Islam along with her son and wife in Mymensingh's Women and Child Repression Prevention Special Tribunal. After hearing the case, the judge directed Sub- Inspector Nazmul Islam of Nandail Police Station to register the case and investigate. Then the case was registered in Nandaile police station on May 13.

Bhairab RAB camp members went to Nandaile police station around 9 pm on Thursday and summoned Suraiya Khatun, Azizul Islam and Taijul Islam through the police. After that Azizul Islam was released and the other two were arrested and brought to Bhairav camp late at night. RAB members took Suraiya dead to Bhairab Upazila Health Complex on Friday morning.

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Female under trial prisoner died in Kashimpur Central Jail



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A female inmate of Kashimpur Women's Central Jail in Gazipur died while undergoing treatment. The deceased is Amina Begum (40), daughter of Rumel Hossain of Matukpur village of Domar police station in Nilphamari. Her Jail No. 394/24.

She died on Saturday (May 18) around 2.30 pm while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

According to prison sources, Amina Begum, a prisoner in the women's prison, suddenly had chest pain. Later she was immediately sent to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital in Gazipur from the jail. When she was taken to the hospital, the doctor on duty declared her dead around 2.30 pm after the examination.

Jail Superintendent Shahjahan Mia of Kashimpur Women's Central Jail said that Amina was sent to the hospital when she developed chest pain. After being taken to the hospital, doctors declared her dead. Her family has been informed. The body will be handed over to the family as per jail rules

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7 people died in three districts due to lightning



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Seven people died due to lightning in three districts. Four people died in Narsingdi, two in Tangail and one in Gazipur due to rain and lightning from morning to noon on Saturday (May 18). The news were sent by the district correspondents of Barta24.Com...

Narsingdi

Four people, including a mother and son, died in a separate incident of lightning in Narsingdi.

This incident took place in the Char area of Alokbali Uttarpara and Hajipur suburb of Sadar Upazila around 10 am on Saturday (April 18).

The deceased are Sharifa Begum (50), wife of Kamal Mia of Alokbali Uttarpara, her son Iqbal Hossain (12) and Qayyum Mia (22), son of Karam Ali. A person named Kamal Mia was seriously injured in this incident. All of them are residents of Alokbali Uttarpara.

Besides, a person named Moslehuddin (50) died in Chakpara of Hajipur Union of Sadar Upazila.

Gazipur

A housewife named Fatema Akhter (45) died due to lightning while she was drying paddy in Gazipur's Sreepur.

The incident took place on Saturday (May 18) around 11 am in the Galdapara area of Kawraid Union of the upazila. The deceased housewife is the wife of Md. Noor Hossain, a resident of that area.

Tangail

Two brothers were killed by lightning while cutting paddy in Tangail's Kalihati.

The incident took place on Saturday (18 May) at around 9 am in Nowabari village of Bir Bashayan Union of the upazila.

The deceased are Afzal Hossain and Amir Hossain. They are residents of Chakradharpur village of Pirganj upazila of Dinajpur district. The deceased was his cousin.

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No registered Hajj pilgrim will miss Hajj



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Director of Bangladesh Hajj Office Muhammad Kamruzzaman is hopeful that no registered pilgrim will be deprived of Hajj.

Hajj pilgrims without visas are in a state of uncertainty. However, Director of Bangladesh Hajj Office Muhammad Kamruzzaman told Barta24.com, "I am hopeful that everyone registered in the current Hajj season will get a visa." A few agencies are having complications with Hajj pilgrims, half of which have already been resolved. The rest of the work is in the process of being solved.

The Holy Hajj can be performed on June 16 subject to sighting of the moon in the month of Zilhaj. The Hajj flight which started from Bangladesh on May 9 will end on June 10. During this period, 85 thousand 117 people will go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj with guides under government and private management. So far 28 thousand 4 pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia. 82 thousand 100 visas have been issued. Still 3 thousand 336 people registered privately have not got their visas.

It is reported that Worldlink Tours and Travels (license 570, number of passengers 286), Ansari Overseas (license 601, number of passengers 260), Al Risan Travel Agency (license 672, number of passengers 444), Miqat Tour and Travels (License 1025, number of passengers 375), North Bengal Hajj Travels and Tours (License 1086, number of passengers 260), Holy Darun Najat Haj Overseas (license 1462, number of passengers 250) was mourned by the Ministry of Religious Affairs. 1 thousand 875 people are expected to go for Hajj this year through these agencies.

And Al Risan Travels Agency's registered Hajj pilgrims have not been issued a visa on Thursday (May 16), Ministry of Religious Affairs has written to the Home Ministry to bar the agency's managing director Md. Abdus Salam Mia going outside the country and legal action will be taken against him.

M Shahadat Hossain Taslim, president of Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB), an organization of Hajj agency owners, told Barta24.com, "We sat down with the owners of the accused agencies, including Al Risan Travels Agency, and discussed the problem point by point and tried to solve it." Already the visa process for Haj pilgrims of Holi Darun Najat Haj Overseas, Worldlink Tours and Travels and Miqat Tours and Travels has started. It will happen to others. He also expressed hope that no registered pilgrim would be deprived of performing Hajj.

When asked the reason for being so optimistic, the HAAb President said that the agencies have sent the amount of money needed to be sent to Saudi Arabia for Hajj management. And as many problems as there are, hopefully they can be solved.

If you want to know about this, the managing director of Al Risan Travels Agency Limited Abdus Salam Miah told Barta24.com, "I have not sent anyone for Hajj this time. Mufti Lutfar Rahman Farooqui of Akbar Hajj Group is sending 448 Hajj pilgrims using my license due to problems with his license. Mufti Lutfar Rahman spoke on the phone from Saudi in a meeting with the HAAb President about the current problem, he assured; Nowadays 20 to 30 people will get visas. And by tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, everyone's visa will be done. He has rented a house in Madinah, a house in Makkah is also about to be rented.

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