Dhaka, Aug 28 (UNB) – The government has ordered the authorities concerned to bring under the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) scheme teachers and employees of different educational institutions holding certificates of Darul Ihsan University.
The Education Ministry issued an office order on Tuesday to this end.
As per the directive of the Supreme Court, the decision of the respective governing bodies or managing committees of the educational institutions will be final over accepting the certificates of their teachers and employees obtained from Darul Ihsan University, the office order said.
It said the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education will accept the MPO related activities of such teachers and employees who were recruited as per the rules.
Following a High Court order, the government on July 26, 2016, ordered the complete shutdown of Darul Ihsan University along with outer campuses of other private universities.
Dhaka, Aug 28 (UNB) – Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Tuesday said Khaleda Zia must be eliminated from the national politics through the national election of 2018.
He dubbed the BNP chairperson as the ‘mother of razakars and militancy’ and said the unity of AL alliance led by Sheikh Hasina must be upheld for the final victory of militancy-razakar free politics.
After paying tribute to the graveyard of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara in Gopalganj in the afternoon, the minister came up with the remarks.
Inu said “In 1975 the killers of Bangabandhu brought into politics the communal evil forces, which were eliminated in 1971. That was a national disaster. With the leadership of Sheikh Hasina we are struggling again to eliminate them.”
“Jailed Khaleda Zia and BNP is the largest sponsor of razakars and militancy. To build a safe and peaceful Bangladesh, this evil forces and their sponsor should be eliminated”, he said.
“There is no scope of negotiation, those who are talking about negotiation in the name of election and democracy, they are trying to legalise killers and criminals”, he said.
Bogura, Aug 28 (UNB) - Shamim Hossain, the driver of ‘Challenger Paribahan’ bus which was responsible for the death of 15 people in a road accident in Lalpur upazila of Natore district on Saturday, was arrested here on Tuesday.
Nure Alam Siddiqui, Inspector of Bogura Detective Branch of police, said they arrested Shamim, 42, son of Abul Hossain of Khetlal upazila in Joypurhat, from in front of the District Motor Workers’ Union office at Station Road in the district town around 2:30pm.
Earlier on August 26, Bogura Sadar Police arrested Abdus Samad Kamal, 35, helper of the bus, and handed him over to Natore Banpara Police Station.
Meanwhile, police released bus owner Manju Sarker on Sunday night after he was detained from Madhya Palsa area in Bogura district over the road accident.
During interrogation, the bus owner told police that that he had bought the unfit BRTC bus in an auction and started to operate it on Kushtia-Bogura road after repairing it.
At least 15 people were killed and 15 others injured when the Bogura-bound bus of ‘Challenger Paribahan’ from Pabna hit a human-hauler carrying 15 passengers in Lalpur upazila of Natore district on Saturday.
A case was filed against seven people on Saturday night over the fatal road accident.
The accused are the president of Banpara Human Hauler (Leguna) Owners’ Association, its secretary, owners and drivers of the bus and human hauler involved in the accident, and the helper of the human hauler.
Satkhira, Aug 28 (UNB) – A case has been filed against three people over the ‘rape’ of a woman in Kaliganj upazila.
The victim filed the case with Kaliganj Police Station on Monday, said its officer-in-charge Hasan Hafizur Rahman.
The accused are rural practitioner Moniruzzaman Moni, Abdul Hannan and Firoz Hossain.
According to the case statement, Moni of Kajla village took the victim to the house of Rafiqul Islam at Ghorapota village on Sunday with a promise to give her a good job and violated her there with the help of Hannan and Firoz.
Hearing victim’s screams, locals rushed in, rescued the woman and caught Hannan while others managed to flee the scene. The angry mob gave Hannan a good thrashing before handing him over to police.
Police were trying to arrest the other accused, said the OC.
Dinajpur, Aug 28 (UNB) – A unit of Barapukuria Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant which resumed operation eight days ago to meet the demands of electricity during the Eid-ul-Azha was shut down again on Tuesday.
Executive Engineer and Manager of the power plant Mahbubur Rahman said the unit having a capacity of producing 125 MW electricity went out of operation around 3:45 pm as the reserved coal got exhausted.
The operation of the power plant will resume again depending on the availability of coal, he said.
After remaining closed for about a month, the unit-2 of the Barapukuria power plant resumed its operation on August 20.
Barapukuria Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant was shut down on July 22 for shortage of coal.