Cox’s Bazar, Apr 22 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion on marine drive road in Teknaf upazila early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Mohi Uddin, son of Sirajul Islam, a resident of Komboniapara in Naikhongchhari upazila.
Azim Ahmmed, wing commander of Rab-15, said on secret information a team of Rab conducted a drive near a hatchery in Baharchhora marine drive area.
Sensing the presence of the elite force, the drug traders opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gun fight.
At one stage, when the drug traders fled the scene, the Rab team rescued bullet-injured Mohi Uddin.
The injured was taken to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where he died around 11am.
The Rab team also recovered one LG, three-round bullet and 10,000 Yaba tablets from the spot.
Dhaka, April 22 (UNB) - Three top United Nations officials will jointly visit Bangladesh from April 24-26 to highlight the ongoing need for support for the humanitarian needs of over a million Rohingyas living in Cox's Bazar district.
The three officials are the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi; the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino; and the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock.
In the capital, Dhaka, the delegation will hold talks with senior government officials, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, to explore the ways the international community can provide further support to Bangladesh as hosts to the Rohingya, according to UNHCR.
The delegation will then travel to Cox’s Bazar to meet with refugees, assess preparations underway ahead of the monsoon season and visit projects, including those involving food distribution and shelters.
They will also meet Rohingyas who are working as volunteers, and observe a UNHCR-Government of Bangladesh registration exercise, designed to provide identity cards to all refugees, ensuring their access to aid services and protection as well as establishing their right to return to Myanmar.
The aim of the visit is to highlight the need to continue strong international support for the humanitarian response while solutions for the Rohingya are pursued, including the creation of conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine State that would allow for the voluntary, safe and dignified return of refugees to their homes.
Munshiganj, Apr 22 (UNB) - The 11th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge will be installed on Tuesday which will make 1,500 metres of the bridge visible.
The 3,600-ton ‘6-C’ span will be installed on the 33 and 34 no pillars at the Jajira point.
All the preparations have been completed and span has been brought by floating crane Tian-E from the Mawa Kumarbhog Construction Yard on Monday morning, said deputy assistant engineer of Padma Bridge project Humayun Kabir adding that the 12th span is likely to be installed this month.
Earlier, the 10th span was installed on April 10.
The works of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became visible with the installation of 150-metre first span on the pillars no 37 and 38 on October 30, 2017. Later, the second, third, fourth and fifth spans were installed on the pillars 38-39, 39-40, and 40-41 respectively in 2018.
The construction work on the country's largest bridge started in December 2015.
The 6.15-kilometre bridge will have a total of 41 spans, each 150 metres long.
According to the engineers concerned, a total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Apr 22 (UNB) – Dhaka and Bandar Seri Begawan on Monday signed seven instruments for strengthening cooperation mainly in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, culture and sports, and LNG supply.
The instruments were signed after an official bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah at the Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, here.
Of the seven instruments, six are MoUs and one is the exchange of notes.
One Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is on scientific and technical cooperation in the field of agriculture, while another is on cooperation in the field of fisheries.
The other MoUs are on cooperation in the field of livestock; cooperation in the field of youth and sports; cooperation in the supply of LNG, and the exchange of notes on exemption of visa for holders of diplomatic and official passports.
The ministers concerned of the two countries inked the MoUs and exchange of notes in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, said Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque while briefing reporters.
Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque and Brunei's Primary Resources and Tourism Minister Hajj Ali bin Apong signed the MoU on scientific and technical cooperation in the field of agriculture on behalf of their respective sides.
State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru and Brunei's Primary Resources and Tourism Minister Haji Ali bin Apong signed the MoU on cooperation in the field of fisheries and the MoU on cooperation in the field of livestock on behalf of their respective sides.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid and Brunei's Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Maj General (retd) Haji Aminuddin Ihsan inked the MoU on cultural and arts cooperation.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel and Brunei’s Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Maj General (Rtd) Haji Aminuddin Ihsan signed the MoU on cooperation in the field of youth and sports, while State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid and Brunei’s Energy, Manpower and Industry Minister Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny inked the MoU on cooperation in LNG supply.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday arrived in Brunei on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the Sultan of Brunei.
Narayanganj, Apr 22 (UNB)- Two garment workers were burned to death and eight others injured in an explosion believed to have been caused by a gas line leak in a house at Bhulta of Rupgani upazila early Monday.
The deceased were identified as Shamim, 30, hailing from Meherpur district and Rakib, 33, hailing from Jhalakathi district.
A group of garment workers numbering 10-12 used to live on the ground floor of a 3-storey house owned by a ‘Rabeya Akhter Mili’ in the area.
The explosion took place around with a big bang 3:15 am, leaving eight people injured, said inspector Rafiqul Alam, in-charge of Bhulta Police Station quoting the victims.
Rescued by the locals, the six critically injured victims were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared the duo dead.
A wall of the house was blown away following the blast.