Dhaka, July 23 (UNB) – A writ was filed with the High Court seeking its directive to provide Tk 10 crore as compensation to the family members of traffic police sergeant Golam Kibria who died in a road crash on July 16.
Advocate Mohammad Faizullah filed the writ petition on behalf of Golam Kibria’s father on Tuesday with the HC bench concerned.
The writ also sought the issuance of a rule asking the government to explain as to why the authorities concerned should not be directed to provide Tk 10 crore compensation to the family members of the traffic police sergeant.
The petition will likely to hear on the HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam on Sunday.
Golam Kibria, a traffic police sergeant, was injured when a covered van hit him while performing duty on Barishal-Patuakhali highway in front of Barisal University on July 15.
He later succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on July 16.
Dhaka, July 24 (UNB) - Cosmos Foundation has signed an agreement with Stephen Davis, an Emmy award-winning world renowned screenwriter, playwright and novelist,to write the screenplay of a theatrical feature film on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman based on his life.
As per the agreement, the first draft of the screenplay will be delivered by January 31 next.
Earlier in May 2018, Cosmos Foundation published a book titled “Bangabandhu: Epitome of a Nation” authored by Enayetullah Khan, chairman of the foundation and editor-in-chief of United News of Bangladesh (UNB) and Dhaka Courier.
Kushtia, July 23 (UNB) – A septuagenarian man died in Mirpur upazila on Tuesday morning after he saw his wife bleeding in the head in an attack by their son.
The deceased was identified as Ruhul Amin, 70, a resident of Chouduar village in the upazila.
Victim’s younger son Saju locked into an altercation with him in the morning over a land-related dispute which led to a scuffle, said his elder son Abdul Halim.
As their mother Mahima Khatun, 60, went to prevent him, Saju hit her in the head with a stick, leaving her bleeding.
At this stage, Ruhul Amin collapsed on the ground and fell unconscious.
He was taken to Mirpur Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, said in-charge of Amla police camp Jalal Uddin.
Dhaka, July 23 (UNB)- A group of students of Dhaka University (DU) put academic and administrative buildings under lock and key for the third consecutive day on Tuesday demanding an end to the university's affiliation with seven colleges.
The students boycotted classes and exams and locked the main entrances of Registrar, Arts, Curzon Hall, Mokarram Bhaban, Law Faculty and Business Faculty, Institute of Modern Languages, Institute of Education and Research, and Social Science buildings around 8am.
“Our message is clear -- we won’t return to classes until the university administration gives us any written assurance to cancel the affiliation of the colleges," said Shakil Mia, one of the leaders of the demonstrators.
He said the protest will continue until their demands are met.
Contacted, DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani told UNB, “We requested the striking students to return to classes and sit with the university administration to resolve any problem. But they rejected our proposal.”
The affiliated colleges are Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Women's College, Mirpur Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College.
Meanwhile, Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) on Monday expressed its solidarity with the students’ demand and called upon the protesting students to go back to classes, saying it will take effective measures after discussions with the university administration and Education Ministry after Vice-chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman returns from China.
Satkhira, July 23 (UNB) – A fisherman who went missing while netting fish in a river in Shyamnagar upazila on Monday was found dead on Tuesday morning.
Police recovered the body of Faruk Hossain, son of late Shahid Moral of Bandokati village, from Kholpetua River near the Nildumur BGB camp around 9am.
Officer-in-charge of Shyamnagar Police Station Hafizur Rahman said Faruk went missing in the river around 11am on Monday after his legs got entangled with the net rope while netting fish.
Fellow fishermen failed to rescue him after frantic efforts and later informed firefighters.
The body was found floating in the river near the BGB camp on Tuesday morning.