Dhaka, Apr 25 (UNB) - A female student of BRAC University was killed as a covered van crashed into her ridesharing motorbike in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Fahmida Haque Labannya 21, a 3rd year student of Computer Science and Engineering department of the university. Daughter of Imdadul Haque of Haripur village in Fulbari upazila of Mymenshing district, she had been residing in Shyamoli of the capital.
Quoting family members, police said Labannya was going to her university by the motorcycle of a ridesharing service in the morning.
When she reached the gate of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the covered van dashed the bike from behind around 11:45am, sub-inspector Abdur Rashid of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station said, adding that the accident left the university student dead on the spot.
The motorcyclist was also injured in the incident, he said.
No case was filed till filing of this report around 7:45pm.
Islamic University, Apr 25 (UNB) - Saif Bin Shorif of Bangla department and Shahedul Islam Shahed of Law department were made as the new president and secretary respectively of greater Chattogram District Students Welfare Association of Islamic University unit in Kushtia on Thursday.
IU assistant proctor and Al-Fiqh and Legal Studies department Associate Professor Nasir Al-Azhary announced the committee in a Farewell and fresher reception ceremony at Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium near the university campus around 1 pm.
The other members of the committee were- Abdus Salam and Ashek Ullah were elected as vice presidents, Riaz Mahmud and Azom Noor as joint secretaries, Ismail Hossain as organising secretary, Anisur Rahman Saiman as treasurer, Anisur Rahman Anis as office secretary, Fahad as assistant office secretary, Jamshedul Islam as literature secretary, Christopher as sports affairs secretary, Salman Wahid as student affairs secretary, Mahmuda Mahi as female student affairs secretary and Monalisha as assistant female affairs secretary.
The members of the new executive body would hold their posts for the next one year.
Dhaka, Apr 25 (UNB)- Bangladesh’s stock market and the banking sector will be strengthened to solve mismanagement issues, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said Thursday.
“Capital market is important for the country’s economy. So, it should be strengthened. And the distress of the banking sector will also be removed,” he told a pre-budget discussion with NGO, civil society and the media in the capital.
Kamal said that people who do not pay income taxes will be brought under the tax net. But he assured the people that the tax rate will not be raised.
Minister Kamal said the high bank loan interest rates will be brought down to reduce loan defaults. He mentioned that the next budget will prioritise technology-based education.
“Rich-poor disparity, human capital index, social safety net, education, health, employment and rural area infrastructure development should be stressed in the next budget,” he added.
Shushashoner Janno Nagorik General Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar emphasised ensuring good governance, saying that it is a must for the country.
Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman urged the government to reduce corporate tax for the media industry.
Md Ajhar Ali Talukder, chairman of Development Organization of the Rural Poor, urged to pay more attention to the poor and their water and sanitation.
Dhaka, Apr 25 (UNB) - Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CanCham Bangladesh), in cooperation with other Francophonie joint chambers (French & Swiss), has organised an event to celebrate MIDAS as the first recipient of Francophone Business Award 2019.
MIDAS Chairman Anjan Chowdhury attended the function as the chief guest held on Wednesday, said a press release on Thursday.
MIDAS Director Rokia Afzal Rahman, Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit Prefontaine, President of Switzerland-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry Naquib Khan, President of CanCham Bangladesh Masud Rahman and President of France-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry Maruf Alam were, among others, present.
Masud Rahman said trade relations, investment and job creation are the main dimensions of Bangladesh’s international relations and Francophonie countries are strong development partners of Bangladesh, adding that theme of Francophonie Week 2019 in Bangladesh was Women’s Rights.
During this week, the three Francophonie Chambers created “Francophonie Week Business Award 2019” and awarded two organisations, working for women’s rights and development of women entrepreneurs.
Razia Sultana Rini of Bornil Fashion House, Pabna, was awarded for her outstanding performance as an entrepreneur and creating jobs for women.
MIDAS had played a pioneering role to make her a successful entrepreneur, said the press release.
MIDAS was also awarded Francophonie Week Business Award 2019 on March 20 for its laudable contribution to the development of entrepreneurship, especially, women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh since 1982.
Masud Rahman encouraged MIDAS to work with Francophonie countries in future for further expansion of its role for women entrepreneurship development.