Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB) - Awami League mayoral candidate for the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-polls Atiqul Islam on Tuesday said he will work together with others to build the North Dhaka city as a beautiful, modern and dynamic one if he is elected.
“It’s a tough job. But I think if we can embrace the word ‘we’ instead of ‘I’, everything is possible,” he said while addressing a roundtable discussion on ‘Dream Dhaka for the future generation’ as a special guest organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI)-Bangladesh at a city hotel.
Atiqul Islam, an RMG entrepreneur, vowed to continue the good works of former Mayor Annisul Huq if he is elected in the by-election. “I’ll introduce ‘Nagar Apps’ and ‘reward-punishment’ provision as part of ensuring civic amenities. The water-logging problem will be removed after reclaiming canals with cooperation from all,” he added.
The ruling party candidate also said he will ensure coordination among the 54 organisations under eight ministries to ensure civics amenities.
President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin was present at the programme as the chief guest.
Among others, senior FBCCI vice-president Sheikh Fazle Fahim, national president of JCI Bangladesh Irfan Islam and its national executive vice-president Sarah Kamal took part in the discussion moderated by JCI Bangladesh executive vice-president Amzad Hossain.
Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a worldwide organisation of young professionals and leaders between the ages of 18 and 40. JCI Bangladesh is running its operation with around 14 local chapters with member base of around 700 and the local chapters are functioning to serve the community and society at the national level.
Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB)- Awami League candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Atiqul Islam, on Tuesday said he would work as a servant of the capital’s residents if he wins the February 28 election.
“I promise that if I’m elected, I will try to carry out my duties with honesty. There won’t be any problem if I can work with honesty and boldness,” he told a views exchange meeting with business community at Retired Armed Forces Officers Welfare Association Club in the capital.
He said Dhaka dwellers want playground, good pavement, getting rid of gridlocks and water stagnation. “Let’s make a healthy and modern Dhaka together,” he said.
“I will unequivocally try to complete unfinished works of former mayor Annisul Huq,” the former BGMEA president said.
He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants good governance in the country. “Accountability is needed for good governance,” he said.
Md Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin), president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), Md Siddiqur Rahman, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Mansur Ahmed, first vice-president of Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Mohammad Ali Khokon, president of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) supported Atiqul Islam.
By-polls to DNCC mayoral post will be held on February 28. The mayoral post fell vacant after the death of Annisul Huq on November 30, 2017.
Chattogram, Feb 19 (UNB) – BNP’s city unit on Tuesday announced two-day programmes in protest against an attempt to rename the Liberation War museum named after the party’s founder Ziaur Rahman.
The programmes include submitting memoranda to Chattogram deputy commissioner and police commissioner on February 25, and holding a human chain on February 26.
City unit BNP President Dr Shahadat Hossain declared the plan of action at a press briefing at the party office and demanded resetting Zia’s name on the museum’s nameplate.
“We declared the programmes protesting against the attempt to rename the museum, smudging Zia’s name and covering his mural with a cloth,” said Shahadat.
“We have given an ultimatum to rub out the smudged ink from the signboard and remove cloth from the mural. If it is not done within February 24, we will launch a movement from February 25,” he warned.
He said they would announce future course of action from the human chain.
Chattogram City BNP General Secretary Abul Kashem Bakkar, BNP central unit Organising Secretary Mahbubur Rahman, Chattogram Lawyers’ Association President Advocate Badrul Anwar, among others, were present in the press meet.
On February 12, members of ruling Awami League front organisations – Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jubo League – smudged Zia’s name from a signboard in front of Zia Memorial Museum in the city. They also put up another signboard there with the photo of Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel.
Earlier, Nowfel, an MP from Chattogram 9, proposed renaming the museum in a Cabinet meeting.
Islamic University, Feb 19 (UNB) - A career planning seminar on ‘International Tourism and Hospitality Management-2019’ will be held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Wednesday.
IU Tourism and Hospitality Management department and Regency Hospitality Training Institute (RHTI) will jointly organise the seminar at the Second Science building around 9:30am.
IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari is expected to address the seminar as chief guest while pro-vice-chancellor Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha and IU business administration faculty dean Professor Arabinda Saha will attend the programme as special guests.
Pirojpur, Feb 19 (UNB) – A court here on Tuesday sent Masud Sayedee, chairman of Indurkani upazila parishad and son of convicted war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee, to jail in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act.
Additional District and Session’s Judge Shamsul Haque passed the order when Masud surrendered before his court on expiry of his six-week bail obtained from the High Court.
Tipped off that Masud along with other Jamaat-e-Islami leaders was holding a secret meeting at a house at Saidkhali village in Indurkani upazila on the night of December 25, police conducted a drive there and arrested two Jamaat men along with five petrol bombs and some crude bombs, said prosecution lawyer Advocate Khan Md Alauddin.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, Masud managed to flee the scene, he said.
The following day, officer-in-charge of Indukani Police Station filed a case accusing three named and 12 unnamed Jamaat men, including Masud.