Dhaka, Dec 17 (UNB) – The Election Commission (EC) on Monday sent a letter to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) asking him to submit an investigation report within three days over the recent attack on Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade.
The letter was sent to the IGP in the morning, said EC Joint Secretary Md Abul Kashem.
On December 14, Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade came under attack allegedly by ruling party activists near the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial at Mirpur while returning after paying tributes to martyred intellectuals, leaving at least 10 people injured.
However, Dr Kamal managed to escape the attack unhurt.
Later, at a press conference, Dr Kamal described the attack as a serious act of disrespect to martyred intellectuals.
A case was filed in this regard with Darussalam Police Station on Saturday night.
Dhaka, Dec 17 (UNB ) – A discussion and cultural programme, orgainised by Dhaka Regional Committee (DRC) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), was held in the city on Sunday, marking the Victory Day.
Ali Akther Rezvi FCA, chairman of Dhaka Regional Committee, ICAB, presided over the programme while Dewan Nurul Islam FCA, president of ICAB, its vice president Mahamud Hossain FCA and council members of ICAB , among others, were present, said a press release.
Two noted freedom fighters—AKM Golam Kibria FCA and AKM Mizanur Rahman FCA—were honoured at the progamme for their contributions in the Liberation War.
Those who attended the programme prayed for the salvation of the departed souls who sacrificed their lives during the Liberation War.
Tangail, Dec 17 (UNB) – Two people were killed and four others injured when a bus rammed a pick-up van at Pakutia in Ghatail upazila on Monday.
The deceased were identified a Rezaul Karim Shyamol, 32 of Ghatail upazila and Kabir Hossain, 30 of Phulbaria upazila in Mymensingh district.
The accident took place on Tangail-Mymensingh road when the Mymensingh-bound bus from Pabna hit the pick-up van coming from the opposite direction around 11:30 am, leaving a pick-up van passenger dead on the spot and five others injured, said Maksudul Alam, officer-in-charge of Ghatail Police Station.
The injured were taken to Ghatail Upazila Health complex where doctors declared another dead.
Dhaka, Dec 17 (UNB) - Newly appointed Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bangladesh Hendrikus GJ Harry on Monday stressed the need for continued international pressure on Myanmar to take back their nationals living in Bangladesh.
He made the remark when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban.
PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
The Netherlands envoy highly appraised the economic development of Bangladesh and mentioned that he will work to strengthen the relations between the two countries further.
"Bangladesh has immense opportunity to develop further in agricultural sector," Harry said.
He mentioned that the Netherlands is helping Bangladesh materialise the Delta Plan 2100 saying both the countries have a common long-term Delta Plan.
Harry handed over a letter of Queen Maxima to the Prime Minister.
Welcoming the newly appointed envoy in Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina recalled the support of the Netherlands during the Liberation War of the country.
She deeply appreciated its support in formulation of the Delta Plan 2100 and sought further assistance for its implementation.
The Prime Minister also sought Dutch support in water management and preventing river erosion.
She said the government is establishing 100 special economic zones across the country and invited foreign investment in those.
Talking about agricultural sector, the Prime Minister stressed the need for expanding the agriculture market to create more opportunities to sell argo-based commodities.
About the repatriation of Rohingyas, the Prime Minister said, China and India are building houses in Rakhaine for the Rohingya people, while Japan also expressed desire to extend cooperation in this regard.