Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on Monday afternoon about the outcome of her recent official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The press conference will be held at the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganobhaban at 4pm.
The Prime Minister went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday last on a four-day official visit at the invitation of Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
During her stay in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Hasina had separate meetings with the Saudi King, and Saudi Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh on Wednesday.
She performed holy ‘Umrah’ in Makkah on Thursday and offered ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah on Wednesday night.
Besides, the Prime Minister had a meeting with the Saudi business community, including leaders of the Council of Saudi Chamber (CSC) and Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, at Riyadh on Wednesday when five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were signed between the two countries.
Sheikh Hasina also opened the Chancery Complex of Bangladesh Embassy constructed on its own land at the Diplomatic Quarters in Riyadh on Wednesday and laid the foundation stone of the Chancery Building of Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah on Thursday.
The Prime Minister returned home early Saturday last.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) – Professor Rehana Prodhan, president of Jatiya Ganatantrik Party (Jagpa), passed away at a city hospital on Monday. She was 63.
Rehana, also the wife of late Shafiul Alam Prodhan, wash taken to Care Hospital in the city after she fell sick around 7:30am where she died later, Jagpa general secretary Khandaker Lutfur Rahman told UNB.
He said Rehana had long been suffering from diabetes and heart disease.
She is survived by one daughter, one son and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn her death.
Lutfur Rahman said Rehana will be buried at Banani Graveyard after her namaz-e-janaza at Baitul Haram Mosque in Mohammadpur area in the evening.
Rehana was a professor of Social Science department of Lalmatia Mohila College.
She was made president of Jagpa, one of the components of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, after Shafiul Alam Prodhan died on May 17, 2017.
Meherpur, Oct 22 (UNB) –Two minor girls drowned in the Mathabhanga River at Bholadanga village in Gangni upazila on Monday morning.
The deceased were identified as Nusrat, 4, daughter of Makbul Hossain and Triptey, 3, daughter of Ariful Islam of the village.
Harendra Nath Sarker, officer-in-charge of Gangni Police Station, said Nusrat and Triptey went to the river in the morning to take bath and drowned.
Later, their bodies were recovered from the river.
Manikganj, Oct 22 (UNB) – A court here on Monday sentenced four people to death and another to life term imprisonment for killing a college student in Shibalaya upazila in 2015.
The condemned convicts are Badsha Miah, a resident of Shimulia village in Shibalaya upazila, Lal Miah, a resident of Bhatirchar village in Singair upazila, Azgar Chowdhury, a resident of Koshla village in Kotalipara upazila in Gopalganj district and Anwar Hossain, a resident of Auliapur village in Dinapur district where the lifer was AkhterHossain Jamal, resident of Hajirtek village in Kaliarchar of Narayanganj.
Among the convicts, Anwar and Azgar remained absconding.
The court also fined the condemned convicts Tk 20,000 each while the lifer TK 50,000, in default, to suffer one year more rigorous imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, Badsha Miah brought his nephew Monir Hossain, son of Parosh Ali of Shimulia village and an HSC student of Khan Bahadur Degree College, to Savar alluring his family to give him a job on September 10, 2015.
Later, Badhsa hid Monir and demanded TK 20 lakh as ransom from his family.
As he did not get the money, he threw Monir into Bongshi river tying up his hands and legs with rope.
Later, Monir’s mother Maleka Begum filed a case on September 11 with Manikganj Sadar Police Station.
Later, police arrested Badsha. According to Badsha’s statement, police recovered Monir’s dead body from the river after two days.
Police also arrested six others in connection with the murder.
After examining all the records and witnesses, district and sessions judge MdS hahidul Alam Jhinuk handed down the verdict acquitting three other accused.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) - Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Monday morning.
During the meeting, they discussed matters of mutual interest, said PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim while briefing reporters after the meeting.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office Md Nojibur Rahman and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were present at the meeting.