Three motorcyclists were killed after a truck knocked them in Akbar Shah area of Chittagong city early Friday.The deceased are Qamrul Islam, 27, Md Nizam, 32, and Md Rezaul, 30.Akbar Shah police station officer in-charge Md Alamgir said a truck hit the three motorcyclists in Shahid Lane area of the city around 3:00am, leaving them dead on the spot.“Police have detained the driver and his assistant and seized the truck,” he added.The OC also said the bodies were sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
Hundreds of HBCU students, alumni, and supporters rallied this week to show their support for Maryland’s four HBCUs in the final days of the historic HBCU equality lawsuit and to lay out a vision for the future.Hundreds of students, young alumni, and other supporters show up for HBCU Rally at Masonic Lodge in Baltimore. (AFRO Photo/Deborah Bailey)“We’re writing history for all people attending HBCUs across America,” DeJuan Patterson, one of the rally’s lead organizers, told a crowd that filled the Eutaw Street Masonic Lodge. The rally brought supporters of the state’s four HBCUs together to lay out next steps as the remedial phase of the lawsuit closes out on Feb. 21. During those proceedings, the parties to the lawsuit will attempt to agree on a plan to address the illegal duplication of HBCU programs at other state schools.Organizers are hoping to fill the courtroom in the final days.“You being at the courthouse makes a difference,” said Rashad Staton, Morgan State University alum and co-organizer of the evening’s event. “Let’s stand in the courtroom on Thursday and let’s stand in the court next Tuesday so we can send a message to every level of government that we value our own lives.”Earl Richardson, president emeritus of Morgan State University, reminded the audience that the state of Maryland will act in their interest only as long as HBCU supporters press for change. “Since we went to court, you see buildings going up on our campuses,” Richardson said. “As soon as the pressure is off, they will go back to business as usual. They will stop immediately if pressure is not applied.”The last two days of testimony in the remedial phase were scheduled for Feb. 16 and Feb. 21 at the U.S. Federal District Court of Maryland, 101 West Lombard Street in Baltimore. Court is in session from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. ”It’s up to us to create our own stories,” Patterson urged the gathering. “Ask where your university president stands on these issues,” he said.
Kolkata: The West Bengal Heritage Commission organised a seminar on ‘Heritage Conservation’ to create awareness amongst people and professionals belonging to different fields for the preservation and reconstruction of heritage buildings and sites on Monday to celebrate the World Heritage day.The seminar was presided over by the Chairman of WBHC, Shuvaprasanna and consultants of different departments. Experts from the Conservation Architect and Heritage also delivered speeches to address Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsthe matter.After Heritage Commission was set up in 2001, the main aim of the body was to preserve the heritage sites and buildings as a mere respect towards them and also as a contribution towards the economy of the country. Due to public negligence towards heritage sites and the destruction of the same, a need for awareness has cropped up.Suvaprasanna said the financial crunch makes it difficult for the Commission to work on reconstruction. He further said they are in dire need of engineers and qualified people. Srikumar Bhattacharya, senior engineer of PWD assured Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedhelp from the department and the establishment of a proper cooperation cell for the preservation of Heritage buildings. WBHC officials have also requested educational institutions to make their students aware of the problems and teach them to become more equipped in this field.Sujata Sen, a WBHC official said: “Awareness is only the starting point.”Through this seminar, WBHC pushes people to preserve their culture and heritage to the best of their abilities,” she added.
KOLKATA: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested a businessman identified as Sudipta Roy Chowdhury in the Rose Valley case. The ED sleuths had raided his residence on Saturday. He was arrested on Sunday morning and taken to CGO complex in Salt Lake.Sources informed that while investigating the Rose Valley case, ED officers found Roy Chowdhury is well connected with Goutam Kundu. Later, the ED sleuths came to know about his direct connection with a company named ‘Brand Value Communications’ that was owned by Kundu. It was also alleged that when he was in the company, he amassed a huge amount of money from the market by showing his political power. During the investigation process, the investigators found several property and assets of Rose Valley in the name Roy Chowdhury. Previously, it was alleged that Roy Chowdhury owns several disproportionate property as well. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt was alleged that he extorted money from several people under the pretext of settling up their matters in several chit fund cases those are being investigated by the CBI and the ED. The officials also came to know that he invested the extorted money in several businesses. During Saturday’s raid, several incriminating documents were seized from Roy Chowdhury’s residence. Sources informed that he would be taken in to custody after being produced before court. The ED sleuths will try find out how much money he had taken and how he had spent them. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe ED officials conducted raids at five premises across the city in connection with the Rose Valley case. Sources informed that each five-member team raided several office premises including the residence of Roy Chowdhury. It was alleged that after the CBI took over the charge of the Rose Valley case and other financial scam cases, this person met with some important persons and politicians and demanded money by promising them to settle the matter.
The M6 motorway has reopened in Cheshire following a five vehicle accident that left one motorist seriously injured. The southbound carriageway was shut between Junction 19 (Knutsford) and Junction 18 (Middlewich/Holmes Chapel) following the ‘serious’ collision just after 2am this morning – with the road remaining closed until around 10.30am. A diversion was in place with Highways England, police and traffic data company Inrix all reporting the road will be closed into the morning rush hour. The collision involved two HGVs, two vans and a car that overturned, according to Highways England. A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said: “At 2.07am on Friday 29 March emergency services were called to a collision involving several vehicles on the M6 Southbound. “The collision involved two vans, a car and three lorries. The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital with serious injuries. “Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on101 quoting IML 359640.” Investigation work continued until 8.50am, with recovery and clean-up work now ongoing. Police, firefighters and paramedics from North West Ambulance Service also attended the incident. Read MorePolice appeal after £10,000 of tools stolen from Stoke-on-Trent park At around 10.40am Highways England spokesman said: “The M6 in Cheshire has reopened southbound between J19 (A556; Knutsford) and J18 (A54; Middlewich, Holmes Chapel) following a serious traffic collision which occurred earlier this morning. “North West Motorway Police Group investigation was carried out, and recovery/scene clearance work has now been completed.” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .10:43Long delays continueLong delays continue 10:34M6 has reopenedNorth West Motorway Police have confirmed the motorway has reopened.A spokesman said: The M6 SB is now fully re-open. Thank you to all those responders involved and to the public for your patience and understanding during this incident.” 10:20One motorist taken to hospital with serious injuriesA Cheshire Police spokeswoman said:At 2.07am on Friday 29 March emergency services were called to a collision involving several vehicles on the M6 Southbound.The collision involved two vans, a car and three lorries. The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital with serious injuries.Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on101 quoting IML 359640.” 10:08Work underway to lift closureA Highways England spokesman said:Traffic has been stopped on the southbound carriageway prior to junction 19 whilst our maintenance crew start to remove the closure.” 09:46Motorist stopped by police for filming accidentA North West Motorway Police spokesman said: “A driver on the northbound M6 has been stopped and reported after filming the scene of an RTC on the opposite carriageway as they passed. Using a mobile phone at any time when driving is unacceptable and we will always report those who risk it.”09:33Latest from the policeA North West Motorway Police spokesman said:All vehicles involved have been recovered from scene. Highways contractors are on scene treating the carriageway and then we will update with a reopening time. There is still congestion SB from J20.” 09:21Vehicles recoveredA Highways England spokesman said:Further update on the closure of the southbound M6 j19 towards j18. We’re working with police to re-open the junctions very shortly. All vehicles have been recovered, and our contractors are just finishing their work in the carriageway. “09:03Cheshire East Council advise motorists to avoid areaA council spokesman said:Please avoid the area if you can – delays of about an hour are still expected” 08:53Highways England are now reporting delays of around an hour.A Highways England spokesman said:Delays of around an hour above normal travel time on approach to the road closure, on the A556 and M6.”08:51Police asking motorists to avoid the areaCheshire Police are continuing to ask motorists to avoid the area as there are tailbacks.08:47Investigation complete but clean-up continuesA Highways England spokesman said:Southbound remains CLOSED… police have completed accident investigation work, recovery and cleanup is under way. Congestion is currently back to Lymm Interchange.”08:31Police reporting congestion back to junction 20A North West Motorway Police spokesman said:Tailbacks on the M6 SB are now just after J20 and the NB is running freely at this time. We have patrols running along the hard shoulder to check on the welfare of those in the queue.” 08:12Slow traffic continues on Northbound carriagewayVery slow traffic due to people slowing to look at accident on the opposite side on M6 Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford).Social media are reporting a lane closure is in place to assist with the accident on the opposite side, however matrix signs show that only a speed advisory of 40 mph is in place. 08:05What we know so far:The M6 Southbound is shut between junction 19 and junction 18 due to a five-vehicle accident which took place shortly after 2am this morning.The vehicles involved are two HGVs, two vans and a car – with the car overturning during the collisionCollision investigation work continues on the carriageway, which is expected to be closed through the morning rush hourFuel and glass are strewn across the southbound motorway – and an ‘extensive clean-up’ will also be required A diversion is in place but traffic is building on a number of surrounding routes 07:45Traffic continuing to build on surrounding routes The diversion route is struggling through Middlewich, as well as the A50 through Knutsford and Holmes Chapel. Traffic is starting to build around Stretton at the M56 as traffic seeks alternative routes. 07:44Long delays continue at junction 19Traffic is continuing to queue at Junction 19 (Image: Highways England)07:40Another image from the scenePolice at the scene of the collision on the M6 this morning (Image: Reader)07:28Latest from the policeNorth West Motorway Police said:The M6 remains closed southbound between J19-J18 for investigation work following an RTC. Please avoid this area if you can and we will keep you updated as the day goes on.” 07:26Image from the sceneImage from the scene (Image: Reader)07:14Diversion route is ‘struggling’Inrix, the traffic data company, reports the diversion route is struggling through Middlewich, as well as the A50 through Knutsford07:08Slow traffic also reported on northbound carriagewaySlow traffic due to people slowing to look at accident on the opposite side on M6 Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford). 07:04Diversion ‘extremely busy’Highways England say their signposted diversion route is expected to be ‘extremely busy’.07:02″Glass and fuel across carriageway”Highways England say an ‘extensive clean-up’ is required.06:58Accident involved five vehiclesHighways England say the accident involved four vehicles – 2 HGVs, 2 vans and 1 car which overturned. 06:41Queueing trafficQueues on the M6 at junction 19 this morning (Image: Highways England)06:39Highways England describing collision as seriousA Highways England spokesman said;M6 is still CLOSED between J19 and J18 due to a serious collision, and is likely to remain closed for this mornings peak period. Please consider taking an alternative route this morning to avoid disruption. “06:30Slow traffic on A54 due to issues on M6 Very slow traffic due to the problems on the M6 on A54 Middlewich Road Eastbound from B5309 (Salt Cellar roundabout, Middlewich) to M6 J18 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel, Sproston). The affected stretch of the A54 (Image: Inrix)06:05Slow traffic reported in areaWe’re getting reports of slow traffic on surrounding routes.05:45Police confirm M6 will be closed for the next few hoursA North West Motorway Police spokesman said:RTC J19-18 M6 SB will be closed for the next few hours for investigation work following a serious RTC. Please follow diversion sign which is a solid circle.” 05:27Closure remains in placeHighways England report the closure remains in place.A spokesman said: “Road closure btwn J19 Knutsford and J18 Middlewich/Holmes Chapel expected to cause disruption into this morning’s peak period.”