Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday granted an eight-week anticipatory bail to BNP Sanding committee member Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza Abbas, president of Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal, in three cases filed with Paltan Police Station.
The HC bench of Justice Rezaul Haque and Justice Zafar Ahmed granted the bail when they appeared before the court and sought bail for them in the three cases.
Earlier, three cases were filed with Paltan Police Station on charges of vandalism, arson attack and obstructing police from discharging their duties during Wednesday’s violence in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan Central Office.
At least 65 people were shown arrested in the three cases.
The cases have been transferred to Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
At least 50 people, including 23 policemen, were injured in a clash between BNP leaders and activists and law enforcers in front of the party's Nayapaltan central office on the third day of the party's nomination form sale.
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) - The Aga Khan School, Dhaka celebrated 30 years of excellence in education on Saturday.
Alumni, current students, teachers and parents celebrated the daylong event at the secondary school building located in Uttara Model Town marking the 30th year of the Aga Khan School Dhaka.
The event was organized by the school as well as the Aga Khan School Dhaka Alumni Association (AKSDAA), said a press release on Sunday.
Alumni and students were brought together for the first time to interact and learn about success stories after graduation.
They participated in a networking session as well as in a soccer tournament. Moreover, alumni, students and teachers participated in a talent show, exemplifying the strong sense of community that resides within the school.
The Aga Khan School Dhaka was established in 1988 with only 25 students and seven teachers, and was headed by a principal. Today the students body has grown to over 1,200 students with 200 teachers and staff.
The school is also part of an international network of over 200 schools in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United Arab Emirates.
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) – The government has imposed a restriction on any kind of indoor and outdoor celebrations of the 31st night on the eve of New Year 2019 due to the general election.
“No one will be allowed to use any public place, open space or rooftop for the New Year celebration on the 31st night due to the national election,” said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
The decision was taken at a meeting at the Home Ministry with Home Minister in the chair on Sunday.
Briefing reporter after the meeting, Asaduzzaman said people also will not be allowed to hold parties like DJ ones and set off fireworks on the 31st night for security concerns.
Besides, the sale of all kinds of liquor, including beer and wine, will be prohibited in all bars and hotels, except those of international standards, from the afternoon of the 31st December to the January 1 afternoon.
No one will be allowed to move carrying licensed firearms during the period, the Home Minister added.
About Christmas security on December 25, the biggest religious festival of the Christian community, the Home Minister said tight security measures have been taken for peaceful celebrations of the day.
“Strict security measures have also been taken for around 3,000 churches across the country on the occasion of the Christmas Day and fireworks and crackers will not be allowed to celebrate the occasion,“ he added.
Special security measures will be taken for Gulshan-Banani-Baridhara diplomatic zone both on the 31st night and Christmas Day.
The senior officials concerned of the Home Ministry, representatives of law enforcement and intelligent agencies were present at the meeting.
Islamic University, Nov 18 (UNB) - The authorities of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia published the results of 'D' unit admission test under Applied Science and Technology Faculty for 2018-19 academic session on Sunday.
IU Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari officially announced the results around 1:00 pm.
Among others, IU Pro VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, acting registrar SM Abdul Latif and proctor Professor M Mahbubar Rahman were present.
A total of 995 admission seekers passed successfully in the test, the unit coordinator Professor M Momtazul Islam told UNB.
The admission test of the unit was held on November 5 where a total of 18,368 students took part against its available 550 seats, he added.
More information regarding the admission test results is available on the university website at www.iu.ac.bd.
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) – Female journalists under the banner of ‘Bangladesh Nari Sangbadik Kendra’ (BNSK) formed a human chain in the city on Sunday to express solidarity with the #MeToo movement.
Journalists from different print, electronic and online media formed the human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club from 11:30 am to 1 pm.
Expressing solidarity with the women who already disclosed their harassment with the #MeToo tag in Bangladesh, they demanded for investigation of allegations and punishment of the harassers.
Bangladeshi social activist Khushi Kabir and Dhaka University Journalism Department Professor Gitiara Nasreen, BNSK President Nasimun Ara Haq Minu, secretary Parvin Sultana Jhuma and Television channel Banglavision’s News Editor Sharmin Rinvi, among others, attended the human chain.