Chandpur, July 23 (UNB) — A Bangladeshi trader has been gunned down by unidentified miscreants in South Africa in the early hours on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Ziaur Rahman, 32, of village Darinda Rasulpur in Matlab Dakkhin upazila.
Family members said, a group of miscreant opened fire on Ziaur while he was inside his grocery shop at around 10pm on Monday
Ziaur was involved in grocery business along with other partners over there for the last 12 years. He visited his home one month ago and later returned to South Africa, they added.
“My husband talked to me over cellphone at around10 pm on Monday last” victim’s wife Tanjina Begum said, adding that he had no enemy at his workplace.”
“I am seeking cooperation of all including the Prime Minister to take necessary measures to bring back my husband’s body to the country”, she added.
AHMS Iqbal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Matlab Dakkhin Police Station, said that they are not yet informed about the incident.
Dhaka, July 23 (UNB) – Several reports were submitted to the High Court on Tuesday after testing samples of pasteurised milk of 14 companies at three laboratories.
Reports of tests at BCSIR, ICDDRB and Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute labs were filed. However, the report of National Food Safety Laboratory is yet to be submitted.
BSTI’s lawyer submitted the reports. The bench of Justice Syed Refat Ahmed and Justice Iqbal Kabir asked the lawyers to keep the subject matter of the reports within themselves.
Barrister Sarkar MR Hassan stood on behalf of BSTI while lawyer Tanveer Ahmed stood for the writ petitioner.
On July 14, the High Court ordered testing pasteurised milks of BSTI-approved companies at four labs and file reports within a week.
Lawyer Md Tanveer Ahmed filed the writ petition enclosing the clipping of the media report on contamination in milk.
The court on May 21 ordered forming a committee of experts and researchers to test pasteurised milk available in the market and file a report.
On June 25, the BSTI lawyer filed a report and claimed that no harmful material was found in the products of 14 companies. On the same day, Dhaka University Professor ABM Faruque announced finding traces of detergent and antibiotics in samples of pasteurised and unpasteurised milk produced by several companies.
During a hearing on July 14, the BSTI admitted before the court that it lacks the capability to detect antibiotics. Later, the court ordered the BSTI to have the milk samples tested at four labs and file reports.
Dhaka, Jul 23 (UNB) – The by-election to different posts –-chairman, member and reserved seat exclusively for women-- of some 277 Union Parishads (UPs) will be held in different districts of the country on Thursday.
Besides, the regular election to six other UPs will be held simultaneously on the day.
The Election Commission already deployed additional law enforcers and magistrates – both executive and judicial ones—in the election areas for five days since Tuesday.
The balloting will be held from 9am to 5pm without any break on Thursday, EC joint secretary (Public Relations) SM Asaduzzaman told UNB on Tuesday.
A 14-member security team comprising of Ansar and Police men will be deployed to ensure security for each normal polling station, while a 16-member security team will provide security to each important (vulnerable) polling station.
In case of Chattogram Hill Tracts area, a 15-member security will guard each normal polling station, while 17-member security group will provide security to each vulnerable polling station.
The six UPs which are going to the regular elections are Kuti union at Kasba upazila in Brahmanbaria, Faridganj Dakkhin at Faridganj upazila in Chandpur, Puthia and Jeopara at Puthia upazila in Rajshahi, and Daulatdia and Debgram at Goalanda in Rajbari district.
Apart from the UPs, Kanchan municipality in Narayanganj will go to the regular polls on Thursday.
The Election Commission has decided to use the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the six UPs and Kanchan municipality.
Dhaka, July 23 (UNB) - In a reshuffle, five Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has been given new postings on Tuesday.
According to an office order issued in this connection, DMP’s DC Md Anisur Rahman has been posted as the DC (Tejgaon Division).
Besides, the Office Order also said, DC (Operations) Md Shahed Al Masud has been transferred as DC (Traffic-East), Dc (Estate) Mostak Ahmed as DC (Mirpur Division), DC Asma Siddiqa Mili as DC (Estate), and DC (PS&II) Md Jasim Uddin Mollah has been posted as the DC (Traffic-uttara).
Dhaka, July 23 (UNB) – A total of 112 hajj flights including 93 dedicated and 19 schedule flights were conducted under Biman Bangladesh Airlines Hajj Operations-2019 programme on Tuesday.
Biman has so far flown 41,264 hajj passengers to Saudi Arabia. The hajj flights began from July 4.
During the two-month long hajj flight operations, a total of 365 flights including schedule ones will be conducted, of them 304 flights are ‘dedicated’ and the rest 61 are scheduled flights.
The pre-hajj flights will be conducted till August 5.
During the post-hajj period, 147 flights will be conducted from August 17 to September 15 (dedicated-147 and schedule 29). Of them, 18 direct flights will be conducted from Bangladesh to Medina and 15 others from Medina to Bangladesh.