The detained are Raju Ahmed, 24, Rasel Miah, 19, Rajib Miah, 25, and Rajib’s sister Sajeda Aktar, 18. Liakat Ali Badal, Rangpur11 wanted criminals arrested in Hili: Police arrested eleven people from separate drives in Dinajpur on Thursday. The arrested were Shahabul Islam, 24, Kiran Begum, 40, Afroza Begum, 50, Romjan Ali, 26, Golam Rabbani, 24, Ashik Hossain, 24, Shakil Ahmed, 24, Sajal Hossain, 22, Yousuf Ali, 24, Zia Miah, 40, and Jahurul Islam, 32. Asaduzzaman Ripon, Narsingdi9 Shibir men arrested in Bogra: Police arrested nine shibir leaders and activists from a coaching center in Sutrapur area of the Bogra city on Wednesday. The detainees were identified as Rabiul Islam Rubel, 25, and Rana Miah, 20.
February 20, 2020 16:52 UTC
Actor ABM Suman, who featured in the film Dhaka Attack, addressed the participants as the chief guest. Suman said that it is of utmost importance to take care of mental health, in order to live a happy life. Dr Supriya Saha, provost of Samsunnahar Hall addressed the function as guest of honour. Students of Samsunnahar Hall asked questions about relationship, depression, anxiety, career, etc. Samsunnahar Hall Union and Aachol Foundation jointly organized the seminar.
February 20, 2020 16:52 UTC
To date, 25 other countries have reported 1,076 cases to WHO, including five in the latest affected, Iran, he said. Tedros noted that the total was very low compared to nearly 75,000 inside China, but added: "That may not stay the same for long". The latest cases reported by South Korea are from "several distinct clusters", Oliver Morgan, the WHO's director of health emergency information and risk assessment, told the briefing. "There is a good signal, a positive signal from the manufacturers," Tedros said, without giving details. Chinese scientists are testing two antiviral drugs against the new coronavirus and preliminary clinical trial results are expected in 3 weeks, he said.
February 20, 2020 16:52 UTC
Dulal Sardar CollectedThe deceased was identified as Dulal Sardar, son of Malek Sardar of Daganbhuiyan upazila in FeniA Bangladeshi businessman was shot dead by a group of unidentified criminals in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Dulal Sardar, son of Malek Sardar of Daganbhuiyan upazila in Feni. According to family sources, Dulal sold his properties in Hirapur village under Matubhuiyan union and moved to Queenstown in 2008. Later, locals rescued him and sent him to a hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. While talking about the killing of a Bangladeshi national in South Africa, officer-in-charge of Daganbhuiyan police station Aslam Shikdar said he heard about the incident.
February 20, 2020 16:41 UTC
The Cadet College Club Limited announced the details of the 10km race at a press conference at the National Sports Council auditorium Thursday. The event received affiliation from the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races in December, 2019 and was included in the AIMS 2020 calendar. Those who finish the race will get AIMS certification. The theme of the event is “Towards a special future for our special children!”. Musleh Uz Zaman, the vice-president of CCCL, said, “The earnings of the event will be handed over to the government agency who work for the special children.”The event will be open for all interested participants.
Stamford players celebrate with the Bangabandhu Fair Play Cup trophy in Dhaka ThursdayStamford’s Shamsuddin was adjudged player of the matchStamford University Bangladesh sealed this year’s University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh Fair Play Cup, named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary, as they beat the home team and organizer of the tournament, ULAB, by seven runs at the ULAB permanent campus Thursday. In the grand finale of the Bangabandhu ULAB Fair Play Cup, Stamford elected to bat and posted 162 for the loss of three wickets in their allotted 20 overs. ULAB in reply put up a great fight but were restricted to 155 for four as Stamford’s Shamsuddin claimed three wickets for 15 runs. Kazi Nabil Ahmed MP, vice president of Bangladesh Football Federation, and Member of ULAB Board of Trustees, was present as the chief guest and distributed the prizes among the winners. Twelve universities participated in this year's Bangabandhu ULAB Fair Play Cup - BRAC University, North South University, Independent University Bangladesh, United International University, Daffodil International University, University of Asia Pacific, SUB, Southeast University, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology, Prime University, European University of Bangladesh and ULAB.
“World Bank is currently working on preparing a set of recommendations for Bangladesh to improve our ease of doing business index next year. Although WB’s ease of doing business index framework is narrowly structured and hardly reflects the broader scenario,” he said while presenting a keynote paper. “In 2019, our bilateral trade has reached a record level of 3,240 million Euros, the highest level in the last ten years, but our trade deficit has risen up to 2,713 million Euros. Our exports to Bangladesh (263 million Euros) have decreased by 21%, while Bangladesh’s exports to France show a 14% increase (2,976 million Euros),” he said. “Now there are 108 companies who are either French companies or companies doing business with France.
The NBR set a revenue target of Tk137.58crore for the first sevenmonths of the current fiscal year. However, the port only managed to collect Tk113.82crore against the revenue target. According to Hili land port customs station, the NBR set Tk271.61crore as their revenue target for the port for the entire current fiscal year. MahbuburRahman, revenue officer at Hili land port, acknowledged the revenue deficit. Harun said that previously items like dried fish, various motor parts, and other accessories were imported from India using the Hili land port, but over-taxation of such items has dampened their import through this port.
Bangladesh imported goods worth Tk 1.14 trillion from China in the 2018-19 fiscal year, which was 26 percent of its total import. According to the readymade garment industry, China is the sole country to import at least 40 types of raw materials from. “We are losing the orders as well as the supply of raw materials. All of them produce buttons, zipper, colour and other accessories by using their own capacity with the raw materials imported from China. Only 4 or 5 products like carton, polybag needed for packaging have their raw materials imported from the countries other than China.
February 20, 2020 15:45 UTC
Commander Abdur Rouf, one of the key Liberation War organisers, and martyred intellectual Muhammad Anwar Pasha, were awarded posthumously. The recipients of Bangladesh’s highest civilian awards also include MP Golam Dastagir Gazi and Azizur Rahman for their contribution to independence and the Liberation War, the Cabinet Division said in a statement on Thursday. Professor Md Ubaidul Kabir and Prof AKM Muktadir are receiving the awards in medical science. Freedom fighter SM Rois Uddin Ahmedis has been named for the award in literature. Since 1977, Bangladesh has honoured individuals and institutions with the award every year ahead of Independence Day on Mar 26.
February 20, 2020 14:57 UTC
Drying puffer fishPuffer fish, locally known as potka fish, are being caught by fishermen on the Bay of Bengal. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviDried puffer fish is a favourite daily dish among the people of Rangpur and Shariatpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviWorkers processing puffer fish, locally known as potka fish, for drying at Kuakata sea beach in Patuakhali. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviDried puffer fish is a favourite daily dish among the people of Rangpur and Shariatpur. Photo: Mahmud Zaman OviWorkers processing puffer fish, locally known as potka fish, for drying at Kuakata sea beach in Patuakhali.
February 20, 2020 14:38 UTC
The decision that runs counter to the rules of uniform entrance tests introduced by the University Grants Commission was made in a meeting of the university on Wednesday, said Prof Mizanur Rahman, a member of BUET Student Welfare and Academic Council. “We have decided that we will follow our existing rules and guidance to hold the entry tests,” he told reporters on Thursday. Responding to a question on the UGC’s uniform admission test, he said: “There is no particular reason for the decision. We are not against the uniform entrance test. But we will follow our own rules for the tests.”The commission on Feb 12 introduced a uniform entrance test for admission to all public universities in the country from the next academic session.
February 20, 2020 13:41 UTC
But once the suspected kingpins were seized, no one replenished the generator that provided oxygen to the workers, a mix of Ukrainian and Lithuanian nationals. “Once inside, the police agents saw with great surprise the six workers who were struggling to breathe in an utterly insalubrious atmosphere,” police said. In its statement, the ministry said it was the first subterranean illegal tobacco plant discovered in Europe. Twelve Britons suspected of leading the operation were arrested and are being held in custody. The six workers were freed pending the outcome of the investigation.
February 20, 2020 13:07 UTC
Nameplates for Language Movement heroes in tattersThe Language Movement heroes, who struggled to establish Bengali as the national language in 1952, are remembered mostly in February. That initiative now lies in tatters as negligence has resulted in the damage of murals and nameplates dedicated to the Language Movement heroes. 1 is named after Language Movement hero Golam Mowla. The nameplate of Language Movement hero Abul Kalam Shamsuddin is buried under dust and posters in Dhanmondi Road No. The inscriptions on the nameplate of Language Movement hero Kamruddin Ahmad at Dhanmondi Road 5/A have vanished.
February 20, 2020 12:00 UTC
The train, which was traveling from Sydney, came off the rails near the town of Wallan, about 50 km (30 miles) from Melbourne. Local media carried photos showing several carriages of the train askew off the tracks, with the locomotive on its side. “It’s believed the train traveling from Sydney to Melbourne derailed near the Hume Freeway just before 8 p.m.,” police in the state of Victoria said in a tweet. “Two people have died at the scene and a number of others are injured.”The Age newspaper in Melbourne, citing the ambulance service, said one person was flown by air ambulance to Melbourne, four people would be taken to hospital in a stable condition, and a number of others would be taken to hospital with minor injuries. Transport authorities in New South Wales said there were approximately 160 passengers on board the train.
February 20, 2020 12:00 UTC