Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB) – Four personalities have been chosen for the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2018.
Director General of Bangla Academy Poet Habibullah Siraji announced the names at a press briefing at the academy on Monday afternoon.
The award recipients are Poet Kazi Rosy (Poetry), Mohit Kamal (Literature), Syed Mohammad Shahed (Essay and Research) and Afsan Chowdhury (Literature on Liberation War Affairs).
The winners will receive a cheque for Tk 2 lakh and crests each.
However, awards are not being given for translation, biography and travelogue, drama, science, technology and environment, and juvenile literature categories this time.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will distribute the awards among the recipients at the inaugural ceremony of the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair on February 1.
Last year, twelve personalities were given the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puraskar 2017.
Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar (Bangla Academy Literary Award) is given by the Bangla Academy of Bangladesh in recognition of creative genius in advancement and overall contribution to the field of Bengali language and literature.
Chandpur, Jan 28 (UNB) - The High Court on Monday granted bail to BNP international affairs secretary and former state minister ANM Ehsanul Haque Milon in 18 cases filed over extortion and various acts of violence, some 68 days after he was arrested.
The party’s lawyers, leaders and activities welcomed him as he came out from Chandpur jail.
Talking to media outside, Milon said, “Earlier I served 449 days jail and later served 68 days for the same case. I have nothing to say in this connection.”
Chandpur Judicial Magistrate Judge Mohammad Shafiul Azam sent him to jail when police produced him before the court in three cases filed with Kachua police station on charge of extortion and theft.
Earlier November 23, 2018, detectives in a drive arrested Milon from a house at Chwakbazar area in Chattogram city early Friday.
Mizanur Rahman, additional superintendent of Chandpur police, said a team of DB and Chandpur thana police conducted a joint drive at the residence of Shah Alam ‘Mamtaz Chayanir’ at Chatteshwari Road around 4:30 am and arrested Milon, international affairs secretary of BNP.
Mejbah Uddin, former district election officer, filed a case with Chandpur Sadar Model Police Station against Milon in 2009 for not submitting his election expenses return on time.
Earlier on Monday, his bail was sought in Chandpur District and Sessions Judge's Court and Additional Chief Magistrate's Court in 16 cases but the courts rejected the prayers.
A total of 28 cases against Milon, including on charges of extortion, stealing vanity bags and mugging, are under trial in courts in Chandpur.
Dhaka, Jan 27 (UNB) – Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett hosted a reception on Monday evening, marking ‘Australia Day 2019’.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid attended the reception held at Australian High Commission Recreation Centre here as the chief guest.
Senior government officials, diplomats stationed in Dhaka, civil society representatives, businesspeople, cultural personalities and journalists were present.
Speaking on the occasion, State Minister Nasrul Hamid and the Australian High Commissioner highlighted the growing relationship between Bangladesh and Australia.
The two-way trade now stands at over $2bn, reflecting Bangladesh’s significant economic growth and Australia’s highly complementary commercial strengths, according to the Australian High Commission here.
Some 30,000 Bangladeshi-born people live in Australia, and the community has been growing strongly in recent years.
The relationship - forged by family, business, education - and by shared love for cricket – is striking, the two countries believe.
Chandpur, Jan 28 (UNB) – An elderly man was beaten to death following a dispute over dumping of waste in Touragor village of Hajiganj upazila on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Abul Kalam Miazi, 65, resident of Touragor village.
According to the victim’s son-in-law Faruk Hossain, some sand and other waste produced during the ongoing construction of Abul’s house fell into their neighbour Rakib Miazi’s house, triggering the argument.
It turned violent when Rakib and his relatives started landing physical blows on the ageing Abul, leaving him severely injured.
Later, locals rescued him and took him to Aliganj Upazila Health Complex where on-duty doctor declared him dead.
OC of Hajiganj Police Station Md Alamgir Hossain confirmed the matter and said the body was sent to morgue of Sadar Hospital for autopsy.