Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The Government will provide BDT 1. 0 million (BDT 10 lakh) in cash to the family of journalist Dinesh Das who was killed in a tragic road accident on Sunday.

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader and Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Abul Kalam Azad took the decision in a meeting at Information Ministry on Monday.

They took decision to give the family BDT 10 lakh from the government’ s relief fund, free studentship from class III to IX for his daughter who is a student of Viqarunnisa Noon School.

It was also decided in the meeting to give a job to the wife of Dinesh as per her educational qualifications, an official handout said.

President of Bangladesh Federal Journalist Union Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, General Secretary Abdul Jalil Bhuiyan and other journalists were present.

BBN/SSR/AD-09Jan12-6:45 pm (BST)