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.
Dhaka, Jan 28 (UNB) - Summit Group Chairman Muhammed Aziz Khan has been recognised as the ‘Global Asian of the Year 2018’ under the Power & Energy category by AsiaOne magazine for his contribution to the sector.
The award ceremony was held at the Tenth Edition of AsiaOne Summit ‘Pride of Asia – Asian Business & Social Forum 2019’ on January 21 last at Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, said a press release on Monday.
AsiaOne stated that Muhammed Aziz Khan is the pivotal force of the largest infrastructure conglomerate in Bangladesh – the Summit Group of companies.
Starting his business with zero capital, he has been listed among the richest in Singapore by Forbes in 2018. Often called a visionary and now a living legend, his business acumen is only matched by his dedication to improving lives of others, a philanthropist and avid connoisseur of art, the release said.
This selection is based on primary and secondary research across 16 industries under 62 subcategories in Asia, with the evaluation and scoring from independent jury members, united research services international primary and secondary data collation and the AsiaOne editorial team.
AsiaOne Global Asian of the Year is a prestigious annual nomination and selection of the most prominent personalities from the Asian continent. In the past, only the nine exclusive “AsiaOne Global Asian of the Year” have been felicitated at the “Indo-Singapore Business & Social Forum 2018” for their special work in the industry and society, the release added.