- Foreign Affairs
- November 18, 2017
The 67th birth anniversary of popular author dramatist and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed was observed at Nuhash Palli in Gazipur yesterday with avid love and respect.
Hundreds of fans of the late writer gathered at Nuhash Palli from the morning in order to pay respect and observe the day.
A mural of Humayun was unveiled at Nuhash Palli by Humayun’s wife and actor Meher Afroz Shaon and their sons Nishad and Ninit around 9:40am. After that, the family, accompanied by the fans, placed a floral wreath on his grave.
Family members of slain Narayanganj ward councillor Nazrul Islam expressed frustration as the police did not file any remand petition for the prime accused Nur Hossain in the seven-murder case.
Even though the Detective Branch of police has already submitted the charge sheet in the sensational case, Nazrul’s wife and legal experts claimed that Nur could still be interrogated either in any of the 11 cases he faces or under Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to unearth the mystery behind the killings.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said the government will bring back all the fugitive criminals hiding abroad, including convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to mete out punishment to them.
“We will gradually bring back all the fugitive criminals and bring them to book,” he said while addressing a reception as the chief guest at Officers’ Club in the city.
Asaduzzaman said they are always active to bring back the fugitives who fled the country after committing criminal activities here.
The number of income tax return was 10,26,913 out of 1.8 million TIN holders as of November 30 last yearThe National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to launch a drive to detect the fake Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) for preventing its use by dishonest people on various purposes.
The NBR will conduct an investigative survey to contain the use of fake TINs by a section of dishonest people, a senior NBR official involved with Income Tax wing told UNB.
According to the NBR sources, the revenue collecting authority has recently got a lot of allegations that unscrupulous people are evading tax through using fake TINs across the country.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) yesterday said it had arrested three men in Chapainawabganj over the murder of Japanese national Hoshi Kunio last month.
Rangpur locals said the detainees were Jubo League and Jubo Dal activists, the youth groups of the Awami League and BNP, respectively.
RAB sources said the men were detained because they fit the description of Hoshi’s killers, based on witness accounts.
Local police confirmed that the detainees had previous criminal records.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) yesterday said 80% of export-oriented ready made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh needed improvement in fire and electrical safety standards despite a government finding most were safe.
A spotlight was thrown on Bangladesh’s garment sector, the world’s second biggest which supplies many global brands, after the collapse of a factory complex in 2013 in which more than 1,100 people were killed.
Detectives arrested a youth, said to be the driver of an MP, from Sankipara area in Mymensingh early yesterday in connection with the killing of a schoolgirl.
The arrestee was identified as Shahjahan Habib Munna. He is a resident of the area and also a cousin of the victim.
District Detective Branch OC Imarat Hossainh Gazi said a team of the Detective Branch of police conducted a drive in the area in the early hours of the day and arrested Shahjahan Habib Munna.
Chittagong police, as part of its continuing special drives, arrested 170 more people yesterday from different upazilas of Chittagong.
With the latest arrests, police have held 488 persons including 18 activists of Jamaat-Shibir and BNP in the last four days.
Additional Superintendent of Police Muhammed Naimul Hasan of Chittagong District Police said police arrested the 170 people on different charges from Lohagra, Hathazari, Chandanish upazilas. Of them, 87 were warrant accused while the rest were accused in regular cases, he added.
The BBIN agreement was signed to promote safe, economical efficient and environmentally sound road transport in the sub-continentFour South Asian countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) – are planning to launch new passenger bus and cargo services soon which will have a huge positive economic impact on the countries, said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday.
Former health minister Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim has come under fire from doctors after saying the medical practitioners in the country lacked professionalism.
The Awami League leader, who is also the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health Ministry, said
the state has to bear around Tk20 lakh for every medical student; but after finishing their academic studies, those doctors
do not show professionalism with their patients.
One of the tentative dates for the summit is November 13-18 Pakistan has proposed schedule for the 19th Saarc summit to be held next year.
“They have proposed three tentative dates for the next summit,” said an official of the Foreign Ministry.
According to the first option, the Saarc Programming Committee meeting at the director general-level will be held on November 6, followed by a Standing Committee meeting of foreign secretaries for the next two days.
Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has urged the country’s journalists to publish informative and constructive news so that the people could get a proper picture of the country.
Speaking as the chief guest yesterday at the biannual representatives’ conference of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), she said the media should raise the government’s accountability by constructively criticise it.
Police in Chittagong recovered the body of an eight-year-old girl from a ditch at the EPZ area yesterday morning.
Tania, daughter of Haful Miah, was a first-grader and was missing since Thursday night. Her body was found inside a sack, said Sub-Inspector Shafiqul Islam of EPZ police station.
Tania lived at her maternal uncle’s house in Narikeltala area and studied at a local school.
SI Shafiqul said the minor girl’s body was dumped in a ditch near her uncle’s house.
Abdul Munim Chowdhury, retired trade marketing director of British American Tobacco, passed away on Thursday in New York. He died of respiratory failure, after surviving cancer twice.
Munim headed marketing for BAT in 12 countries in East and Central Africa after spending two decades working for the company in Bangladesh. He had been educated in New York in the 1960s and it was his second home.
Repeated factional clashes between rival factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League have made the campus of Chittagong University restive, much to create panic among students.
Senior party leaders said lack of coordination between grass-root level leaders and central leaders and petty personal interest of BCL leaders are responsible for back-to-back clashes on the campus.
Former president of CU BCL Abul Monsur Jamshed told the Dhaka Tribune that the restive situation had created for lack of dedicated leaders towards party.
A traders was tortured by a gang of local goons as he refused to sell petrol on credit at Kotalipara, Gopalganj on Thursday night.
Jhantu Shaha, 24, is now undergoing treatment at Gopalganj Sadar Hospital as the hoods beat him indiscriminately with a hammer and pulled out one of his toenails by a pliers.
Jhantu Shaha said: “Monir Mridha, 35, a listed criminal, came to my shop a few days back and wanted to buy petrol on credit. When I refused to do so, he threatened me that he would took revenge on me.
Rail communications on Bogra-Santahar route were disrupted for three and a half hours after a bogie of Lalmoni Express derailed yesterday morning.
The train derailed near Nashratpur station in Bogra’s Adamdighi upazila around 7:30am but there was no casualty.
Afzal Hossain, sub-assistant engineer of Bogra railway, said the train was travelling to Lalmonirhat from Dhaka.
Hosts Bangladesh held on to their winning streak against Zimbabwe, winning the first of two Twenty20 internationals with four wickets and 14 balls in hand at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.
The Tigers were confident with a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series. The win, however, came after a few hiccups. Before the game skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza had said Bangladesh would be oozing with confidence. But the Tigers’ chase of 132 exuded anything but confidence due to the fall of wickets at regular intervals.
Bangladesh Twenty20 skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza cited “hurriedness” behind Bangladesh’s batting debacle in the first T20 international against Zimbabwe yesterday.
Although the Tigers won the game by four wickets chasing 132 runs, they were shaken as wickets fell regularly.
Bangladesh at one point of the game were reeling on 80 for five, allowing Zimbabwe to take control. However, riding on Mahmudullah's unbeaten 22 and a couple of partnerships, the Tigers steadied the boat and reached their destination after overcoming some choppy waters.
In pursuit of a modest 132-run target, almost all of the Bangladesh batsmen, with the exception of Mahmudullah, gave away their wickets playing fancy strokesAlthough Bangladesh managed to register a four-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first of two Twenty20 internationals yesterday, the Tigers' approach in the shortest format of the game was anything but convincing.
Fielding first, the home side displayed a clinical effort, skittling out Zimbabwe for a modest 131. The Tigers bowlers performed their duties with a great amount of authority with captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Al Amin Hossain and Jubair Hossain scalping two wickets each.