Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) - Police on Tuesday arrested the prime accused of the case filled over the killing of Jamuna Bank ATM Booth security guard from Bashundhara residential area in the city.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Bhatara Police Station detained Faruk around 3:00 pm, said Sub-inspector Mizanur Rahman of the police station.
The accused was shown arrested in the case filed with Bhatara Police Station.
Nazrul Islam Shamim, 24, of Fhulbari area in Kurigram district, who worked as a security guard of a private security company, was murdered while on duty at the ATM booth at Baridhara J Block on Sunday night.
Later, police recovered the body on Monday morning from inside the booth and detained three people in this connection for interrogation.
Meanwhile, family members of the victim alleged that Shamim might have been killed over a dispute centring a mobile phone, which was bought from the prime suspect Faruk for Tk 5,000.
As Shamim wanted to return back the mobile phone as it was out of order within a couple of days, a dispute ensued between them, they added.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) –The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the High Court verdict that upheld a lower court judgement sentencing former Chief Conservator of Forest Osman Gani to 12 years’ imprisonment in a corruption case.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice M Imaan Ali passed the order after dismissing an appeal filed by Osman Gani challenging the High Court verdict.
The High Court on December 15, 2015 upheld the lower court verdict that convicted and sentenced Osman
Gani, who have served his sentence since 2007 and got release in 2016, was arrested during the time of caretaker government when Tk 1,06,84,600 cash was seized from his home in Uttara.
Earlier on June 5, 2008, Judge AKM Arifur Rahman of the Special Court-10 sentenced Gani to 12 years' imprisonment.
Mohsin Ara, Gani’s fugitive wife, was also jailed for three years and fined Tk 10 lakh for ‘assisting’ Gani.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) - Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Bangladesh Saed Mohammed Saed Hmaid Almheiri on Tuesday met Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and discussed various issues of bilateral relations.
The Foreign Minister expressed happiness at the enhanced engagement between Bangladesh and the UAE in the recent months.
He hoped that there will be further expansion of cooperation in the areas of human resources, trade and investment, civil aviation and defence and other potential sector for the socio-economic development of the two peoples.
During the meeting held at the Foreign Ministry, they also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern as well as cooperation in different multilateral platforms.
Minister Momen assured the UAE envoy of Bangladesh’s cooperation and support in bilateral and international arena.
Ambassador Almheiri conveyed the Foreign Minister the greetings and best wishes of his UAE counterpart, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Jashore, Jan 22 (UNB) – The weeklong ‘Madhu Mela’, an annual festival marking the birth anniversary of great poet and originator of Bangla sonnets Michael Madhusudan Dutta, started at his birthplace in Sagardari of Keshabpur upazila on Tuesday.
State Minister of LGRD and Cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharya inaugurated the fair as the chief guest where Sheikh Afil Uddin MP, Mej Gen (Retd) Prof Dr M Nasir Uddin MP, Kazi Nabil Ahamed MP, Ranojit Kumar Roy MP and Ismat Ara Sadique MP were present as special guests.
Different cultural organisations in association with district and upazila administration have taken various programmes on the occasion. The fair will continue till January 28.
Marking the poet’s 195th birth anniversary that falls on January 25, the festival will feature discussions, exhibition and cultural programmes.
This year, Jatra (a form of Bengali folk-theatre) will not be displayed to observe the fair in a healthy environment.
Earlier, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages marking the birth anniversary of the poet.
Widely considered as one of the greatest poets in Bangla literature and a pioneer of Bangla sonnets, Madhusudan was born at Sagardari village on January 25, 1824.
He was educated at Hindu College in Kolkata and later converted to Christianity from Hinduism. He pioneered Bangla drama. His famous Meghnadh Bodh, a seminal work in Bangla literature, is a modern rendition of the heroic epic Ramayana.
Madhusudan’s genius and appeal was in his willingness to break from the past without abandoning it. His work ushered in the modern age for Bangla literature. He used the exceptional blank verse style in Bangla poetry.
The poet passed away at Kolkata General Hospital on June 29, 1873 and was buried there at Park Street.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) - Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) in Dhaka is going to present a colourful evening of “Confluence of Music and Poetry” at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium at National Museum in Shahbag on Friday (January 25).
The programme will be performed by Madhuban Chakrabarty from India and Afsana Runa and Shihab Shahriar of Bangladesh, said a press release of Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Madhuban Chakrabarty is a renowned voice over artist and anchor. She started her career from ETV Bangla as a news reader. She has also worked in AAKASH 8 channel as a producer and anchor.
She is also anchoring a popular show called “Good Morning Akash”. Presently she is working in Tara TV and has produced three popular shows. She has learnt classical music from renowned artist Pt. Jayanta Bose and also learned Bangla Adhunik songs from Pt. Sanjay Chakrabarty and Sri Sukemer Mitra.
Madhuban Chakrabarty completed her MA in Dhrupad with First Class.
Afsana Runa is a teacher at Chhayanaut, Department of Nazrul Sangeet and is teaching at Nazrul Institute, Kobi Nazrul Bhavan of Dhanmondi in Dhaka. She has rendered her voice in films like “Ekattorer Ma Janani”, “71-er Khudiram” and “Jaibati konnar mon”. She has five albums in her credit amongst which two is on Nazrul Sangeet and three is on modern songs. Afsana Runa completed her M.A in History from University of Dhaka.
Shihab Shahriar is a poet, researcher, short story writer, editor. He has 20 published books in his credit. He is editor of ‘Amar Bangladesh and Rupkothar ei Bangladesh’. He edited - 'Boitha', a little magazine. He is presently a regular visiting artist on BTV and other private channels and holds regular literary events. He has travelled exclusively worldwide to spread his beautiful genre of music and literary works. Dr. Shihab Shahriar, started his career with journalism. Currently he is working in Bangladesh National Museum. Present position: Keeper, Department of Public Education, Bangladesh National Museum.
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