File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka TribuneHe claims farmers did not get any incentive from the government during the pandemicStating that the farmers are now the most neglected section of people in Bangladesh, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday urged Krishak Dal leaders to organize the peasants for waging a strong anti-government movement. Fakhrul made the comments while talking to the members of the newly-formed partial committee of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal, declared on Monday -- five months after its national council, at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office. Also read - Mirza Fakhrul wants stronger alliance to oust Awami League government“The central committee of the Krishak Dal was announced at the critical juncture of the nation. Hasan Jafir Tuhin has been made president while Shahidul Islam Babul general secretary of the seven-member partial committee of the Krishak Dal. On December 30, 1980, BNP founder General Ziaur Rahman established the Krishak Dal to ensure the rights and welfare of farmers.
File photo of Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader UNBPeople's participation being increased in the polls is a positive thing for democracy, says the ministerRoad Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the local government elections strengthen the pillars of democracy at the grassroots, increase scopes of accountability and thus augments development activities at a marginal level. Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina always puts emphasis on local government elections. The Awami League general secretary said though BNP always talks about democracy and people's rights, it is clearly maintaining double-standard by not participating in polls. About seeking bank account details of journalists, Quader said the home minister and the information minister have addressed the matter as seeking bank account details has created anguish in the journalist community. The minister said the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes in freedom of the press and free flow of information.
Representational image Dhaka TribuneThe girl's brother filed a case with Railway police station the night of the incidentA girl who studies in the fifth grade was tied up and raped in the VIP waiting room on the second floor of the Kishoreganj Railway station on Monday. Fourth class staff of the station Mahmudul Hasan Sagar, 26, from East Tarapasha, has been accused in a case filed over the incident. Police said Sagar lured the girl into the VIP room by asking her to accompany him to cut a friend’s cake on Monday night. Also Read - Garment worker gang-raped in ChittagongHe trapped the girl in the second-floor bathroom of the station and raped her. Kishoreganj Railway police station OC Imdadul Haque said the girl's brother filed a case with the police station the night of the incident and operations to catch the accused were underway.
Photo: Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka TribuneThe decision came from an admission committee meeting held in Dhaka on TuesdayAdmission tests to 20 general and science and technology universities are expected to start on October 17 and end on November 1. The decision came from an admission committee meeting held virtually among all 20 vice chancellors of the universities on Tuesday. Also Read - 19 universities opt for cluster admission testsEarlier on August 25, the results of the preliminary application for the integrated admission test of 20 general, science and technology universities were published. On December 1, 2020, 19 general, science, and technology universities of the country decided to hold admission tests for the 2020-2021 academic year in a cluster system. Based on three subjects – science, humanities, and commerce – admission tests will be held directly in these public universities.
September 21, 2021 13:41 UTC
"We all need to sit down at a table; lost trust has to be rebuilt - and this will obviously not be easy. Australia says the United States' offer of access to US nuclear technology to build nuclear-propelled submarines was too good to refuse. BREXIT, AUSTRALIA TRADE TALKSFrench Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said he wants to know why his country, which has a strong military presence in the Indo-Pacific, was left completely in the dark. The EU's top diplomat was also not consulted, despite close historical, cultural, economic and security ties between Europe, Australia and the United States. French European affairs minister Clement Beaune described relations with Australia now as "very difficult".
September 21, 2021 09:33 UTC
File Photo Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka TribuneIn the overflowing jails of Bangladesh, inmates seldom receive adequate medical attentionThe High Court has directed the government to appoint doctors to 29 vacant posts at the country’s prisons as soon as possible in order to provide medical care to prisoners. Also read - What is causing prison overcrowding in Bangladesh? Earlier in the day, Shafiqul Islam, legal counsel for the inspector general of prisons, submitted a report to the court, stating that 112 doctors have already been appointed for providing treatment to the prisoners at the 68 prisons in the country, while 29 posts remain unoccupied. In the overflowing jails of Bangladesh, where every two people have to share facilities meant for one, inmates seldom receive adequate medical attention. The matter is evident from the jail authorities’ own statistics, which show that 29 out of 141 posts of jail physicians are lying vacant while half the posts of nurses and pharmacists remain unoccupied as well.
September 21, 2021 09:22 UTC
Representational image BigstockThe sub-registrar was hacked to death in his house in Kushtia town on October 8 in 2018A local court on Tuesday sentenced four men to death and another one to life imprisonment for the 2018 gruesome murder of Kushtia Sadar sub-registrar Nur Mohammad Shah. Kushtia Additional District and Sessions Judge Tajul Islam handed down death sentences to Saidul Islam, 37, Faruk Hossain, 38, Kamal Sheikh, 40, and Mashiul Alam, 40, and life term to Monowar Hossain Dablu, 38, after holding them guilty of killing Nur Mohammad. Among the convicts, Monwar and Saidul were employees of the Kushtia Sadar sub-registry office. Nur Mohammad, 50, was hacked to death in his house in Kushtia town on October 8 in 2018. The following day, Kamruzzaman, the brother of the deceased, filed a complaint at the Kushtia Model police station against unidentified suspects.
September 21, 2021 08:48 UTC
File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Private Sector Development Advisor Salman F Rahman Dhaka TribuneMeeting in Riyadh attended by various renowned Saudi businessmen, chamber representatives, investors and local Bangladeshi businessmenPrime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Affairs Adviser Salman F Rahman has invited Saudi firms to invest in Bangladesh, promising to set up a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for investors from the Kingdom. He also offered to set up the SEZ for Saudi investors, as promised by the PM. The government is working to make Bangladesh a high-income country by 2041 with the aim of building Bangabandhu's ‘Shonar Bangla’," Salman added. Executive Chairman Sirajul Islam of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Executive Chairman Sheikh Yusuf Harun of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), and CEO of the Bangladesh Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) Sultana Afroz also spoke about the economic development and investment facilities in Bangladesh. The meeting was also attended by various renowned businessmen, chamber representatives, investors and local Bangladeshi businessmen from Saudi Arabia.
September 21, 2021 08:48 UTC
Photos of the deceased CollectedPolice suspect they committed suicide over a family feudTwo sisters were found hanging from an iron rod on the terrace of their house in the Majumdari area of Sylhet city on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Rani Jamidar, 33, and Fatema Begum, 27, daughters of Kalim Ullah. BM Ashrafullah, additional deputy commissioner (media) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, said that after Kalim's death, his wife and three daughters lived in the house and refrained from interacting with the neighbours. Around 6am, neighbours, found the bodies of the two sisters hanging from the iron rod on the terrace of the house and informed the cops. A team from the local police station rushed to the spot and sent the bodies to the local hospital morgue for post-mortem.
September 21, 2021 08:30 UTC
Besides, Dr Shamsunnahar Begum, head and chief scientific officer, Department of Plant Breeding, BINA, has been awarded the “Women in Plant Mutation Breeding Award” for her outstanding contribution to plant mutation breeding and related biotechnology. In every six-seven years, IAEA gives awards in three categories for outstanding contribution to mutation breeding among member states. The three categories are -- Outstanding Achievements (Private or Institutional), Women Scientists Unique Contribution to Mutation Breeding and Young Scientists Awards. Earlier in 2014, BINA's current director general Dr Mirza Mofazzal Islam received the IAEA Outstanding Achievement Award in mutation breeding. In recognition of all these contributions, BINA and its scientists have been awarded at various times by local and international organizations.
September 21, 2021 08:26 UTC
File photo Dhaka TribuneGoods transport to and from Chittagong port haltedBangladesh Truck-Covered Van Owners’ Association and Bangladesh Truck Driver Workers’ Federation have started a 72-hour nationwide strike to press home their 15-point demand. Also Read- Rail links to Dhaka snapped as freight train derails in TongiZafar Alam, general secretary of Bangladesh Truck-Covered Van Owners’ Association, said the strike was called as the authorities concerned were not complying with the demands of goods transport owners and drivers. “No trucks or covered vans are entering or leaving Chittagong port with goods. Goods transportation owners and workers also demanded that police stop harassing them for bribes. Meanwhile, transport workers brought out a rally in the Saltgola area of the port city in support of the strike.
September 21, 2021 07:59 UTC
Interrogation of suspects involved in the attempted coup on Monday was due to begin and the military would issue a statement shortly, spokesman Mohamed Al Faki Suleiman said. A government source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the coup attempt had involved an effort to take control of state radio in Omdurman, across the river Nile from the capital, Khartoum. Measures were being taken to contain a limited number of people involved, the source said. A witness said that the military had used tanks to close a bridge connecting Khartoum with Omdurman early on Tuesday morning. Transitional authorities have said they had foiled or detected previous coup attempts linked to factions loyal to Bashir.
September 21, 2021 07:30 UTC
The freight train was travelling from Chattogram to Dhaka when three of its carriages derailed in the Keranir Tek area around 10:30 am, said Tongi Station Master Md Raqibur Rahman. “We hope rail service will resume once a rescue train arrives and removes the carriages,” he said. As the Tongi line is closed, the Dinajpur-bound Ekota Express is stuck at the Dhaka Airport Station, said Station Master Md Halimuzzaman. “The engine of the freight train was disconnected and brought to Dhaka separately. But the relief train has yet to arrive.”Rail service on the Dhaka-Chattogram line is completely shut down, he said.
September 21, 2021 07:17 UTC
On a good day, the service charge can lift her wages to as much as $27 an hour, on par with what she earned downtown. Low, inequitable or unpredictable wages, long hours and few benefits have long been accepted hallmarks of the American restaurant industry. But in the pandemic, many workers — whether laid off or facing health risks on the job — have concluded that those conditions are intolerable. Since the mandatory shutdowns of last year, restaurant workers have left their jobs in droves, and many have quit the industry for good. The hiring crisis has prompted many restaurants to raise wages: Pay for hourly workers in leisure and hospitality jumped 13% to an average of $16.60 in August, from $14.72 a year ago.
September 21, 2021 06:56 UTC
But as a physician in Spain, Sobreviela believes she has the right to choose as well, and she has chosen not to perform abortions. But the map of where abortions are available is drawn up less by national law than by Spain’s doctors. The uncertainty in Mexico is whether doctors will provide the service — a question that has already been answered by many doctors in Spain. That’s different.”Conscientious objection has gained ground in other countries, like Italy, where it was cited by doctors working in hospitals that largely do not perform abortions. And in Argentina, it has limited attempts to liberalise an abortion law passed there last year.
September 21, 2021 06:55 UTC