Dhaka, Nov 14 (UNB) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appreciated Summit Group Chairman Muhammed Aziz Khan for his effort to bring LNG, a source of clean energy, that will decarbonise power generation in Bangladesh.
Trudeau also praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a great leader of Bangladesh, developing countries and women, according to a press release issued by the Canadian Embassy in Singapore on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister said this while attending a reception hosted by Canadian High Commissioner to Singapore Nancy Lynn McDonald at her residence on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Singapore to attend the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.
The Minister of International Trade Diversification of Canada Jim Carr was also present among other dignitaries, it said.
Dhaka, Nov 14 (UNB) – The rail communication of Dhaka with other parts of the country was disrupted for nearly five and half hours on Wednesday morning following the derailment of three bogies of a goods-laden train at Tejgaon Rail Station in the city.
Three bogies of a Chattogram-bound goods-laden train from Dhaka veered off the tracks around 6:30 am, halting train movement, said Yeasir Arafat, officer-in-charge of Kamalapur Rail Station.
However, the train services from Dhaka to other parts of the country and vice versa were kept normal using an alternative route, he added.
On information, a relief train went to the spot and cleared the rail tracks around 12 pm to resume the service, said Yeasir Arafat.
Dhaka, Nov 14 (UNB) – A fierce clash broke out between police and BNP leaders and activists in front of the party’s Nayapaltan Central office here on Wednesday, disrupting traffic in the areas.
Witness said BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas along with his several hundred supporters marched towards their party office around 12:30pm and started staging a showdown there, halting traffic on the road.
Police tried to remove the BNP men from a portion of the road so that vehicles can pass through, but failed to do so.
At one stage, they locked into an altercation with the BNP leaders and activists and started charging batons to maintain the law and order.
BNP leaders and activists also started hurling brickbats at the cops, triggering a fierce clash between the two sides.
A chase-and-counter-chase was going on there till filing of the report around 1:25pm. Police also lobbed teargas to disperse the BNP activists.
The unruly BNP men then torched a police van and vandalised some others in the Nayapaltan area.
BNP assistant office secretary Taipul Islam Tipu told UNB that the clash broke out around 12:55 pm as the police were trying to obstruct their leaders and activists from gathering in front of their office.
Traffic in the areas came to a complete halt following the clash.
Gopalganj, Nov 14 (UNB) – German Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz on Tuesday said free, fair, peaceful and credible elections is needed in Bangladesh.
The ambassador came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after placing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara in Gopalganj on Tuesday night.
“My country wants to see the practice of democracy in Bangladesh and for this reason a free, fair, credible and peaceful election is needed here as well as participations of all parties. I hope all the political parties will take part in the next election,” he said.
Bangladesh set an example in the economic development and the country has achieved much in the last ten years, the ambassador further said.
“It will turn into a middle-income country soon,” he added.
Natore, Nov 14 (UNB) – A woman was killed when a bus knocked down her at Chandpur in Sadar uapzila on Wednesday.
The deceased Mamtaz Begum was a vegetable vendor.
Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the accident took place in the area when a bus hit her while crossing the road in the morning on her way to a wholesale vegetable market, leaving her dead on the spot.
Being informed, police recovered the body and sent it to Sadar Hospital morgue.