Newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff Aziz Ahmed was adorned with the rank badge of General in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban here this morning. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat adorned the new army chief with the rank badge of General. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said that after the function, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated the new army chief by presenting a bouquet. The new army chief, he said, also greeted the prime minister on behalf of Bangladesh Army by presenting a bouquet. The prime minister said whenever Awami League assumed office, it took various steps for modernization and development of the armed forces. “Our government has also changed the designations of the lower ranks of the army like sweepers, cleaners and barbers to make those time-befitting ones side by side with development and modernisation of the force,” she said. Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Advisor HT Imam, Security Affairs Advisor Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division Lt General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, PM’s Military Secretary Major General Mia Mohammad Zainul Abedin and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hasan were present, among others. Earlier on June 18, the government appointed Quarter Master General of Bangladesh Army Lt Gen Aziz Ahmed as the new army chief. “Bangladesh Army’s BA-2424 Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, PSC, G, Quarter Master General has been appointed as new chief of Bangladesh Army from June 25 afternoon,” a defence ministry gazette notification said on June 18. He will also be promoted to the rank of general from June 25, the gazette, signed by joint secretary Md Abu Bakar Siddique, added. Aziz Ahmed formally took over the charge from outgoing army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq on Monday, said a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). He served as the director general of BGB from December 5, 2012, to November 16, 2016._BSS.
Awami league Union general secretary Fahad Ali (45) killed by shoot after jumma's Salat in Badda. R.A.B, Police and DV inquiring the shooting sport. Owajed ali the officer in charge in Badda told DeshiSmash that, Friday at Badda Ali circle in front of a mosque this incident happend. He was shooted by two bullets from the terrorist and he was spot dead then. The terrorists ranway but why this terrorism aquar is not yet clear.
Eid-Ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of Muslims, is likely to be celebrated in the country on Saturday, subject to the sighting of moon. If moon is not sighted on Friday, the festival must be celebrated on Sunday, as Ramadan will complete the 30th day of it on Saturday. All out preparations have already been taken for Eid congregations across the country. Law enforcement agencies have already taken special security measures across the country including the capital Dhaka to avoid any unwanted incident on the festival day. The main Eid jamaat (congregation) of the Eid-Ul-Fitr will be held at National Eidgah on the city's High Court premises at 8:30am on the Eid day. Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman, senior Imam of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, will conduct the prayer. People interested in attending Eid jamaat at National Eidgah are requested not to take somethings, without prayer mats and umbrellas. At Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, five Eid congregations will be held from 7:00am to 10:45am. Other jamaats will be held at 8:00am, 9:00am and 10:00am gradually. Mufti Muhibullahil Baqi Nadvi, Maulana Mohiuddin Kasem, Maulana Waliur Rahman Khan, Maulana Jubair Ahamed Al-Ajhari, all Imams of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, and Maulana Mushtak Ahmad of Tejgaon Railyway mosque, will lead the congregations. Eid congregation will be held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 8:00am. Cabinet members, whips, lawmakers, officials and employees of the parliament secretariat and locals will attend the prayer. Besides, Eid jamaats will be held at different mosques and Eidgah in the capital. Dhaka South and North City Corporation authorities arranged a total of 409 Eid congregations in the capital in the two cities. Two Eid congregations will be held at the central mosque of Dhaka University at 8:00am and 9:00am. Besides, Eid jamaats will be held at the grounds of Salimullah Muslim Hall and Shahidullah Hall at 8:00am. The Eid congregation arranged by Bangladesh Jamiyate Ahle Hadith will be held at the playing ground of Dhaka University at 7:30am. Eid jamaat at the ground of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) will be held at 7:45am. In case of inclement weather, the Eid congregation will be held at 8:00am. Three Eid congregations will be held Kataban mosque at 7:00am, 7:45am and 8:30am. Meanwhile, Eid jamaats will be held at Dhanmondi Eidgah at 8:00am, Bashiruddin Road mosque of Kolabagan at 8:30am and Mirpur Furfura Darbar Markaz Isha’ate Islma mosque at 8:30am. The country’s largest Eid congregation will be held at Sholakia The prayers will begin at 10:00am with lakhs of devotees coming from different parts of Bangladesh and from abroad ahead of Eid will attend the historic Eid jamaat at the Sholakia Eidgah. In Chattrogram, all preparations have been completed for celebrating the greatest religious festivity of the Muslim’s Eid-ul-Fitr and holding congregations at over 2,780 Eidgahs in the port city. CCEJC has completed preparations to hold a total of 96 Eid congregations at different venues in the port city. The Eid congregations under the CCEJC will be held at 8 am to 8.30 am. The main Eid congregation of CCEJC will be held at MA Aziz stadium at 8 am where Principal of the Baitus Sharaf Madrasha Moulana Saiyed Abu Noman will conduct the prayer. Meanwhile, CCC will arrange a total of 163 Eid congregations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr at its 41 Ward under the supervision of the respective ward Councilors. In Rajshahi, main Eid Jamaat (congregation) in the divisional city will be held on Shah Mukhdum Central Eidgah Moidan at 8 am. Muhtamim of Jameya Islamia Shahmukhdum Maulana Shahadat Ali will conduct the prayer. The second largest ones will be held at Shaheb Bazar Zero point and Tikapara Eidgah at the same time. Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) authorities have has prepared 25 Eidgah moidan including the central Eidgah for holding the Eid congregation successfully. Some other main Eid jamaats will be held on Tikapara Eidgah Moidan, Rajshahi Court Eidgah, Rajshahi Stadium, Shalbagan Eidgah, Rajshahi University, New Market Jame Mosque, Police Line Math, Upashahar Eidgah Moidan and Rajarhata Jame Mosque. According to RCC sources, divisional office of Islamic Foundation and Shah Mukhdum Darga Trust, Rajshahi city’s first Eid-congregation will be held at Nawdapara Mango Crossing Ahle Hadith Math at 7.30 am. Afterwards, other Eid-jamaat will be held at different points from 7.30 am to 8.30am.
Two people were killed in 16 others were injured in a head-on collision between two buses at Nimtola Majhar area on Dhaka-***’s Bazar highway of the district’s Patiya upazila on Friday noon. The victims could not be identified immediately. Mizanur Rahman, In-Charge of Patiya highway police outpost, confirmed the news to Deshismash. He said two buses collided head-on while crossing each other, leaving two killed on the spot and 16 of both bus passengers injured. The injured were taken to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital. Of them, several were in critical state. Police seized both of the buses, he added.
Martyred journalist Selina Parvin's son Sumon Zahid, 52, has been found dead at Khilgaon rail line in the capital. Police recovered the body around 10.00am on Thursday from Bagicha area of Khilgaon. Police recovered the body around 10.00am on Thursday from Bagicha area of Khilgaon. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Khilgaon Railway Thana Yeasin Faruk confirmed the matter. Police suspected that he was crushed under the wheels of a train. Shumon Zahid was the third prosecution witness in the war crimes case against absconding Mueen and Ashrafuzzaman Khan who were involved with the abduction and killing of intellectuals at the *** end of the country's Liberation War.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said, there is no threat of militant attack during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr. The top police official made the assertion after visiting the arrangement of National Eidgah in the capital on Thursday. "Those who got release from jail are in police surveillance. That’s why there is no threat of militant attack," he said. DMP Commissioner said that multitier security systems will be ensured including CC cameras, dog squad, bomb disposal unit, SWAT, plain dressed police. Meanwhile, he also said the devotees in the Eidgah will be allowed to carry only Jaynamaj and umbrella.
Only a day is left for Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the largest religious festivals for Muslims. All preparations have already been completed to hold the main jamaat at National Eidgah in the capital Dhaka. Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Mohammad Sayeed Khokon said this to journalists after visiting the Eidgah ground on Thursday noon. More than one lakh Muslim devotees, including the President, Cabinet members, politicians, and diplomats are expected to join the congregation. The main jamaat will be held at 8:30am. The sheds for the Eid congregation have already been made by using 43,000 bamboos. Necessary arrangements including waterproof shed, fans, sitting place, toilets and ablution facilities have been set up at the Eidgah for more than one lakh Muslim devotees. A massive security by law enforcers will be taken in the Eidgah. The total area will be monitored by close circuit cameras (CCTV).
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said 30 percent of prisoners are involved in drugs. He said, “Capacity of our prisons is 35,000. Now there are 86,339 inmates in jails. Of them, 39 percent are involved in drugs.” The Minister said this while speaking at a round table titled “Anti-drug drive and social attitude” at the capital’s BIISS auditorium on Saturday. Kamal said, “Many were held in the ongoing anti-drug drive across the country. Many of them were sued. Many were also sent to jail through mobile courts.” In reply to query over ‘gunfight’, the Minister said, “Where there are drugs, there are illegal money and arms. So, firing must if any drive is conducted there.” When asked about Teknaf municipality councillor Akramul’s murder, Kamal said, “The matter is under investigation. Steps must be taken if someone is found guilty in this case.” The Minister said, “Myanmar is sending Yaba to Bangladesh with state patronisation. I informed the matter to Suu Kyi. But they did not take any step. The biggest route to Yaba is the Naf River. We already imposed a ban on fishing in the river to prevent Yaba smuggling.”
Sale of advance launch tickets for the Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers will begin from June 1. The home-goers will collect all kinds of launch advance tickets, including that of cabin, at Sadarghat Launch Terminal from June 1 and it will continue till June 10. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Joint Director Alamgir Hossain told that over hundred of launches are plying on 41 river routs of the country per day. There are about 10,000 cabins (first and second class) in these launches. Advance cabin booking will be started after 15 Ramadan. Following additional passenger pressure, he said that additional launch services will be started to face the passenger rush.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that Myanmar sent Yaba pills along with Rohingyas like a Tsunami. The Minister made the opinion while addressing a program over Aduria Bhulta flyover construction on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway at the project office in Narayanganj on Friday noon. Obaidul Quader said that no one will be spared for illegal drugs trading. "The law enforcers will take action if any drug crime is proved.The Sheikh Hasina government raised voice against drugs first," he added. Deputy Commissioners of Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Brahmanbaria and Habiganj, police super and other high officials were attended the function.
The government has approved two new private universities amid questions over the standards of education at the existing private universities. Secondary and Higher Education Division issued a circular in this regard on Wednesday. The two new universities are Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah University in Khulna and Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology in Rajshahi. The total of private universities in the country has reached 99. Eight more universities are awaiting approval. Dhaka Ahsania Mission President Kazi Rafiqul Alam is the founder of the two approved universities. Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah University’s address has been shown as 140 KDA, Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Road, Chhoto Boira, Shonadanga, Khulna. Ahsania Mission University of Science and Technology’s address has been shown as 216/1 Talaimari, post- Kajla, Rajshahi. The education ministry set a deadline for all private universities to shift to their own campus. Only 33 private universities have moved to their own campus.
Examinations of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Dakhil and Secondary School Certificate (vocational) under ten general education boards began on Thursday morning. On the first day examination of Bangla first paper is being held that began at 10.00am and will end 1.00pm. This year the exams are being held with uniform and creative question papers. Only Bangla 2nd paper and the two papers of English will have no creative pattern. This year, a total of 20,31,889 students, including 10,23,212 boys and 10,08,687 girls, are taking part in the examinations. In 2017, a total of 17,86,613 students - 9,10,501 boys and 8,76,112 girls - took part in the examinations. 16,27,378 students are appearing in the SSC examination under the eight general education boards this year while 2,89,752 in Dakhil examination under Madrasah Education Board and 1,14,769 in vocational examination under Bangladesh Technical Education Board. The examinations are being held at 3,412 centres across the country. The written examinations will end on February 24 next.