Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB) –Two pedestrians were killed as a goods-laden truck ploughed into a footpath on airport road in front of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Monday.
The deceased are Dalim, 20 and Mobarak, 30.
Sridam Chandra Roy, sub-inspector of Airport Police Station, said the truck ploughed into a footpath after its driver lost control over the steering and hit the two pedestrians, leaving them dead on the spot.
Police seized the vehicle and arrested the driver and the helper.
Meanwhile, Bulbul Hossain, 22, son of Rajab Ali, hailing from Mowgapara village in Ishwarganj upazila in Mymensingh district, was killed and two others-- Sagor, 22 and Kamrul, 22,- were injured in a road crash on 300-feet road in Khilket area.
Md Shahjahan Kabir, assistant sub-inspector of Khilkhet Police Station, said that on information about an accident, a team of police rushed to the spot and found the three young men critically injured inside a damaged CNG-run auto-rickshaw.
Later, they were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared Bulbul dead, said the ASI adding that it could not be known yet how the accident occurred.
Narayanganj, Jan 27 (UNB) – A young man was hacked to death reportedly by a gang of miscreants in the city’s Deobhog on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Alamgir Hossain, 30, son of Lal Mia of Dashlong area of Munshiganj district.
Relatives said Alamgir used to work as an informer of police and sometime work as a sub-contractor at different garments factories. Shakil, nephew of the deceased, said he found the body and informed police.
Police accordingly recovered the bodies and sent them to Narayanganj General Hospital for autopsy, said Manjur Quader, officer-in-charge of Fatulla Model Police Station.
Dhaka, Jan 27 (UNB)- Daily Ittefaq City Editor Abul Khair has been elected president while Mosd Jahangir Alam, Senior Staff Correspondent of UNB, will be vice-president and Daily Somoyer Alo Crime Chief Alamgir Hossain general secretary of Defence Journalists’ Association of Bangladesh (DJAB) for 2019.
A 12-member DJAB executive committee for the next one year was elected at the organization’s annual general meeting at a city hotel on Sunday, says a press release.
Other members of the 12-member executive committee are Miraj Mizu (ETV) as joint secretary, MM Badshah (SATV) as Organising secretary, Ainal Hossain (Banik Barta) as finance secretary, Aslam Rahman (Daily Bhorer Kagoj) as Publicity and Cultural Secretary, Kamal Hossain Talukdar (bdnews24.com) as Sports and Training secretary and Ahamed Ullah (Daily Sun) as Office Secretary. Besides, Masud Karim (Jugantor), Jamal Uddin (Bangla Tribune) and Mamunur Rashid (Daily Observer) were elected executive committee members.
Earlier, ‘DJAB Night-2018’ was held at Mohakhali’s Ananda Restaurant. Prime Minister’s Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, CEO of Ekushey TV and former President of BFUJ Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Director of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant Colonel Alamgir Kabir, DJAB members, senior officials of the Armed Forces and ISPR were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Jan 27 (UNB) – Former caretaker government adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein was released from jail on bail on Sunday night, 97 days after his arrest for making 'offensive comment' against journalist Masuda Bhatti.
He was freed from the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) prison cell around 9pm after his release order reached the jail authorities, said jailer Mahbubul Islam of Dhaka Central Jail at Keraniganj.
On January 13, the High Court granted bail to Barrister Mainul Hosein in 14 defamation cases for six months.
On Thursday, the Appellate Division upheld the High Court order granting bail to him, paving the way for his release.
A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Mainul from in front of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rob’s Uttara residence on October 22 last in a defamation case filed in Rangpur.
Later, 22 cases -- one under the Digital Security Act and 21 for defamation --were filed against Barrister Mainul for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti in a television talk-show.
Mainul who was connected to a talk-show 'Ekattor Journal' through videoconferencing aired on Ekattor TV hosted by Mithila Farzana made an 'offensive comment' against Masuda Bhatti on October 16.
During the talk-show, Masuda Bhatti asked Mainul, "You say that you're in the Jatiya Oikyafront as a citizen of the country but in social networking sites, many people are saying that you’re there as a representative of Jamaat."
Angered with the comment, Mainul said, "I'm thanking you for your audacity and I want to believe you as 'characterless'. There's no question about Jamaat link's with me and what question you have asked is embarrassing for me."
Islamic University, Kushtia, Jan 27 (UNB) - A two-day international conference on ‘Global Peace and Harmony’ commences Monday at the Islamic University in Kushtia.
The registrar’s office said IU and Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture will be jointly organising the seminar on campus at the Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium, starting Monday at 9am.
University Grants Commissions chairman Professor Abdul Mannan will address the conference as the chief guest on the inaugural day while IU vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari will present the seminar as the chief guest on the concluding day, Tuesday
Professor Alparslan Acikgenc of Uskudar University, Turkey will address the conference as a keynote speaker while IU Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, IU treasurer Professor M Selim Toha and Islamic Foundation director general Shamim Mohammad Afzal will attend at various times as special guests during the conference.
Scholars and researchers of different countries would present a total of 71 articles at the conference, IU vice-chancellor Professor Rashid Askari said.
All the necessary preparations have already been taken to hold the conference in a peaceful atmosphere, he added.