Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – Bangladesh Army finds its first female major general in Dr Susane Giti.
With the promotion of Brigadier General Dr. Susane Giti to the rank of Major General, Bangladesh Armed Forces got for the first time in its history a female army officer in this higher rank.
Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed and Quarter Master General Lt General Md. Shamsul Haque adorned Dr. Susane Giti with the rank badge of Major General at the Army headquarters on Sunday.
Senior military officials were also present, said an Inter Service Pubic Relation (ISPR) press release.
Susane Giti , MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, MMAD, is currently serving as Head of Pathology Department of Armed Forces Medical College.
It may be mentioned that her husband Brigadier General (retired) Asadullah Md. Hossain Saad was a successful military expert physician, the ISPR release said.
The Prime Minister has initiated a breakthrough in the women empowerment. By introducing a female officer in the army as a Major General, another new horizon of that step was initiated, the ISPR release added.
Maj Gen Dr. Susane Giti obtained the MBBS degree from Rajshahi Medical College in 1985. Later, in 1986, he joined the Bangladesh Army as a physician with the rank of captain.
In 1996 she was the first woman to obtain FCPS degree in Hematology.
She also served as the expert pathologist for UN peacekeeping missions and several military hospitals.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) - President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed deep shock over the loss of lives from earthquake and tsunami in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
They prayed to the Almighty for bestowing courage and fortitude on the bereaved families to overcome the irreparable losses.
“I’m deeply saddened to learn about the tragic loss of hundreds of lives and large-scale destruction of property from the recent earthquake and consequent tsunami in the island of Sulawesi last week,” President Hamid said in a message to his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo.
He said the resilient people of Indonesia would overcome this testing time soon under President Widodo’s able stewardship.
President Hamid said the people and the government of Bangladesh joined him to share the grief of the friendly people and the government of Indonesia and expressed deepest condolences and sympathy to the people who lost their near and dear ones and suffered casualties of property in the devastating natural calamity.
“It’s a matter of deep sorrow to learn about the loss of hundreds of lives and massive devastation of properties from the strong earthquake and subsequent tsunami that ravaged the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last week,” Prime Minister Hasina said in a separate message to President Widodo.
At this hour of grief, she said, the people and the government of Bangladesh joined her to express deepest condolences and solidarity to the brotherly people and the government of Indonesia, particularly to those who lost their friends and families and suffered the loss of property.
“Bangladesh stands ready to extend all possible cooperation in the search and rescue operation for the missing people. We’re confident that the resilient people of Indonesia would overcome this difficult time with patience under your able leadership,” she said.
The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has risen to 832 and authorities warned that it could reach into the thousands, reports international media.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – A woman and her four-year-old son sustained burn injuries when a fire broke out at their house in the city’s Mohammadpur area on Saturday night.
The victims were identified as Tasmim Binte Aziz, wife of Sheikh Nasirul Islam, and their son Sheikh Nasirul Al Tanzim.
Quoting Nasirul, police said the fire originated on the first floor of a five-story building around 10 pm reportedly from accumulated gas, leaving Tasmim and Tanzim injured.
Later, they were taken to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police camp, said both the victims suffered 27 percent burns on the bodies.
Dhaka, Sep 30 (UNB) – An Autogas filling station was launched for motor vehicles in the downtown Motijheel with automatic billing system.
Autogas is the common name for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) when it is used as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles.
State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid formally inaugurated the operation of the new Autogas filling station at a function at an existing Meghna petrol pump near WAPDA Building in Motijheel area.
State-owned Meghna Petroleum and private BM Autogas Company jointly set up the DS Business Point Autogas filling station. Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) – run motor vehicles now can refill their containers with the Autogas from the filing station.
With the DS Business Point, the number of Autogas stations stood at 5 in the city as four others were already in operation at Tejgaon, Mohakhali, Uttara and Saidabad area.
Per litre (each unit) of Autogas will be sold at Tk 50 to the motor vehicles. But for using the LPG, motor vehicles have to be converted into LPG-enabled system.
Inaugurating the Autogas station, Nasrul Hamid said the government has been promoting Autogas for its use in the motor vehicles as this is an environment-friendly fuel, which is being used by different countries across the world.
He said the government is also initiated move to set up recharge stations for electric motor vehicles as developed world is now emphasising on such environment-friendly transportation sector.
He said every filling station should have all such facilities like LPG, CNG refuelling and electric recharging system alongside the existing petroleum refuelling facility.
The function was also addressed by managing director Meghna Petroleum Limited Mir Saifullah Al Khaled, director Ishtiak Ahmed Shimul and chief of explosive department Shamsul Alam.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – Close-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) will be installed at every highways and important roads for ensuring safety on roads to lessen the number of accidents.
State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Md Mashiur Rahman Ranga said this while addressing a roundtable organized by Democracy International and Dhaka Tribune at FR Tower in the city’s Panthapath.
Four transport companies will be formed primarily to reform transport system and check drivers’ reckless driving in the capital city as well, he said.
The state minister said the ruling government has implemented ‘Safety Rapid Strategic Transport Plan-2015-2035’ to build a planned and comprehensive transport system and started initiatives to produce one lakh drivers under the project.