Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) – People from all walks of life paid their last tributes to Samakal Editor Golam Sarwar, who died at a Singapore hospital on Monday night, at Central Shaheed Minar in the city on Thursday.
The body of Sarwar, also the President of Editors’ Council, was kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 10 am to 12:30 pm enabling people to pay their last respects to him.
Later, Sarwar’s body was taken to the Jatiya Press Club where his last janaza was held after Zohr prayers.
President’s Military Secretary Major Gen Sarwar Hossain placed a wreath on his coffin on behalf of the President to pay tributes to the noted journalist.
Prime Minister’s Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury , PM’s Press Secretary Ehsanul Karim and Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokon paid tributes to him on behalf of the Prime Minister by placing another wreath .
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Food Minister Quamrul Islam, State Minister for Information Tarana Halim, BNP Vice Chairman Abdullal Al Noman, Editors Council Gen Ssecretary Mahfuz Anam, senior journalists, among others, attend the janaza.
Golam Sarwar will be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard after Asr prayers on Thursday.
Earlier, his body was taken to his workplace in Tejgaon Industrial area around 9 am where his colleagues paid last respects to their late editor, while his third namaz-e-janaza was held at the field of Bangladesh University of Textiles adjacent to Samakal office.
Golam Sarwar breathed his last around 9:25 pm (BST) on Monday while undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital for various diseases at the age of 75.
Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday denied bail to 12 private university students accused in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police during the student movement demanding road safety.
The students are--Iftekher Hossain, Shakhawat Hossain Nijhum, Shimanta Sarker, Ajijul Karim Antar , Shihab Shahriar, Saber Ahmed Ullas, Rashedul Islam, Md Hasan, Mushfikur Rahman, Redwan Ahmed, Reza Refat Ahmed and Nur Ahmmed.
Metropolitan Magistrate Laskar Shohel Rana passed the order after hearing their bail petitions.
Earlier on August 9, bail was denied to 22 private university students and they were sent to jail after completing their 2-day remand in the cases.
Four of them sought bail again on Sunday and eight others on Monday, but their prayers were also turned down.
Twenty-two students of seven private universities were arrested in connection with two cases filed with Badda and Bhatara police stations on the ninth day of the road safety movement on Aug 6.
Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday granted a three-day remand of an Eden College student in a case filed under Information and Communication and Technology (ICT) Act.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Kazi Kamrul Islam passed the order after rejecting the bail appeal of the accused, Lutfur Nahar Luna Sarkar, also a joint convener of Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council, platform that leads the ongoing quota reform movement.
Earlier, the investigation officer of the case, Md Rafikul Islam, an inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTU) sought five-day remand to interrogate the quota reform movement leader.
The case was filed against her on August 5 with Ramna Police Station.
On early Wednesday, police arrested from Sirajganj, Lutfur Nahar Luna Sarkar, 21, daughter of Abdul Kuddus of Baoikhola village in Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj and a 2nd year student of Social Science Department of Eden College.
On August 12, students seeking quota reform threatened to go for tougher movement if their three-point demand is not met by August 31.
They came up with the ultimatum from a rally in front of Shahbagh National Museum.
Their demands are: Immediate release of the activists, who were detained during movement, from jail, punishment of the attackers involved in assaulting teachers and students and publish a gazette notification on quota reform in the civil service in line with their earlier five-point demand.