Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants to ensure rehabilitation of all street children in Bangladesh. “No child will remain on the streets, every child must have a shelter, a home to stay. The children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. We must ensure a proper upbringing for all of them.” Sheikh Hasina was addressing a children's rally at Tungipara on Saturday on the occasion of the 99th birthday of Bangabandhu and the National Children's Day-2018.
A ringleader of a dacoit gang was shot dead during a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Companyganj upazila of of the district early Friday. The deceased was identified as Ibrahim Majhi, 46, son of late Seraj Kamla. Confirming the matter, Char Elahi union chairman Abdur Razzak said Ibrahim Majhi was killed during a gunfight with RAB-7. Companyganj police station Officer-in-Charge Asaduzzaman said that the body was sent to Noakhali General Hospital for autopsy. The deceased was wanted in a number of cases including murder and robbery.
Police has recovered two dead bodies from Eidgaon area under ***’s Bazar sadar upazila. Sub Inspector of Eidgaon Police Investigation Centre Md Minhaz Uddin said the persons were chopped and shot dead. The deceased could not be identified immediately.
The fire, that broke out at a slum in Dhaka's Mirpur area early Monday, has been doused. A total of 23 fire units brought the blaze under control around 7:30am. Fire Service duty officer Mahfuzur Rahman confirmed the matter to "On information, 14 fire units rushed to the spot to bring the blaze under control. Later, nine more fire units joined the team," he said. Earlier, the fire originated at Ilias Mollah Slum around 4:00am and spread out to the whole slum. Locals said that there were seven to eight thousands of tin shed and wooden houses in the slum. Most of them were gutted in the fire. Following the fire, a woman sustained burn injuries. She was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. The reason behind the fire could not be known immediately.
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) will deliver its verdict tomorrow (Tuesday) in a case filed against four Noakhali men for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in 1971. The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam fixed the date on Monday. Earlier, the tribunal kept the verdict waiting for delivery after the prosecution and the defence counsels completed placing their arguments on February 6.The accused are Amir Ahmed alias Amir Ali, Joynal Abedin, Abul Kalam alias AKM Mansur, and Abdul Kuddus. Of them, Abul Kalam is on the run while the rest are in jail. On June 20, 2016, the tribunal framed three charges including genocide against the accused.
The appellate division has upheld an order passed by the High Court, asking Concord Group to handover an 18-storey complex in capital's Azimpur to Sir Salimullah Muslim Orphanage. A three-member appellate division bench led by Chief Justice Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Monday morning. Advocate Manzill Murshed argued for the writ petitioner while Advocate AY Mashiuzzaman and Barrister Anik R Haque moved for Salimullah Muslim Orphanage and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state. Barrister Anik R Haque told that the authority has to hand over the building as soon as possible as following the dismissal of the leave to appeal. Earlier on September 17, 2015, the High Court declared the construction of the building on the land of the orphanage illegal and asked the developer company to handover the building to the land owner.
A mother and son were burned to death in a fire in Satkania upazila of the district early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Manju Rani Sheel, 35, and her son Amit Sheel, 12. Sources said that the fire originated from a cooking stove of the victims in Marfala village of Nolua union, leaving the two dead and injured two others. Confirming the matter, Satkania Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Rafikul Alam said on information two fire units rushed to the spot and doused the blaze.
Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) wants one-year more time to shift its headquarter from existing BGMEA Bhaban from Hatirjheel. The BGMEA authority filed a plea on March 5 with the department concerned of the Supreme Court seeking one-year time. On April 8 in 2017, the Supreme Court gave a 6 months’ time to demolish the building of BGMEA. During that time, the court said it was the last time. In 2011, the High Court ordered demolition of the 16-storey building as it was constructed in defiance of relevant laws, calling it a “cancer” in the lake. BGMEA later filed a leave to appeal petition with the Appellate Division against the High Court judgment, but the apex court on June 2, 2016, dismissed the plea as well as asked the RMG producers to demolish its headquarter at once and at its own cost. The Supreme Court (SC) on 5th March in 2017 rejected a petition seeking review of its judgment that upheld a High Court (HC) order for demolishing the building. On March 12 in 2017, the Appellate Division granted BGMEA six months to demolish its complex located in Hatirjheel-Begunbari Lake, rejecting a plea of the RMG producers’ seeking three years’ time.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that video footage will used to catch the accused who were involved in sexual harassment of women centering the 7th March rally. He said this at a programme in the city on Thursday. During the discussion on 'Promoting Adolescent Nutrition' organized by BRAC School of Public Health in CIRDAP auditorium, the minister said, the culprits will be brought under the law. “We have got the video footage and we are now identifying them who harassed a Viqarunnisa Noon School student in Banglamotor area’, the minister said.
A Rohingya man who is said to be a dacoit was shot to death as a shooting incident erupted between two factions of dacoit at a Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila of ***'s Bazar early Thursday. The incident took place at a registered Rohingya refugee in Nayapara camp in the upazila around 4:00am. The deceased was identified as Hossain Ali alias Bailla dacoit, 32, son of Md Salam who is a resident of the camp. Police have arrested two people in this connection. The arrested two people are Abdur Razzak, 35, and Abdus Salam, 31. Both of them are the son of late Banchha Ali of the same camp. Confirming the matter, Teknaf police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Ranajit Kumar Barua said the shooting incident might have taken place due to an internal conflict. The arrestees will be interrogated in this connection, the OC added.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Major General Abul Hossain has been withdrawn. The Ministry of Public Administration issued a circular in this regard on Wednesday. But a new Director General is not appointed yet. On 2 November 2016 Abul Hossain was appointed as BGB Director General. At that time he was acting as the military secretary of the President.
The High Court (HC) will deliver its order Sunday on an appeal filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging her sentence in the Zia Orphanage Trust case. An HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Shahidul Karim set the date on Thursday. On February 25, the HC bench heard the bail petition of Khaleda and said that it will pass an order on it after receiving the case records from the lower court. On February 8, Special Judge's Court-5 of Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to five years' rigorous imprisonment after it had found her and five others guilty in the graft case. The court also sentenced Khaleda's elder son Tarique Rahman, now the acting chairman of BNP, and four others to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment each, and fined them a total of Tk 2.10 crore.