A married young man has been made president of the newly-announced 25-member committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Faridpur unit, alleged a faction of the student front.
Three members of the committee are accused of being involved in the attack on the residence of Awami League’s Faridpur unit president, claimed the disgruntled faction.
BCL’s central body gave partial approval to the 25-member committee led by President Tamjidul Rashid Chowdhury Riyan and General Secretary Faim Ahmed on Jan 19 for one year.
Ten BCL activists, including former organising secretary Asif Imtiaz and publicity secretary Sajidul Islam, sent the written complaint to BCL central committee, central Awami League, the party’s Faridpur unit and Faridpur Press Club.
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They alleged that Riyan is married and his brother-in-law Syed Adnan Hossain Onu is the incumbent president of Chhatra Dal’s Faridpur unit. His father was an executive member of BNP’s executive committee.
Moreover, Riyan’s family were supporters of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami, according to the complaint.
BCL’s charter does not allow any married person to hold a committee post.
Two vice-presidents and a joint general secretary of the new committee were involved in the attack on district Awami League President Subol Chandra Saha, according to the complaint.
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There are nine vice-presidents, seven assistant general secretaries and seven organising secretaries in the newly-approved committee.
Riyan has rejected the allegation brought against him.
“I’m not married,” he said. “My family is pro-AL and my brother-in-law did not hold any post when he got married.”
Faridpur AL chief Subol said traditionally, opinions and proposals are sought from the party’s district unit when forming committees of other affiliate bodies. “But this time they sidestepped us. They should have taken our opinion,” he said.
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BCL’s central committee General Secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjee said the allegation about Riyan being married is false.
About those allegedly involved in attacking Subol’s residence, he said: “We’ll drop them from the committee if the allegation against them is proven.”
State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian on Saturday said the factories have to be compliant for the development of the leather sector.
She also urged factory owners to take effective steps to prevent environment pollution.
“The government is with the owners for the development of the export-oriented sector. We have to take the industry forward by producing quality goods and ensuring rights of the workers as per the Labour Law,” she said at a dialogue organised by the Asia Foundation on the impact of coronavirus on the workers of the tannery industry.
The diabetes journey application and the country’s first diabetes treatment guideline were disseminated Friday among doctors.
The application will work based on the “Diabetes Care BADAS Guideline”.
Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS) and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Control Programme of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) jointly prepared the diabetes treatment guideline.
The dissemination programme of application and guideline was held at a hotel in Dhaka.
BADAS has introduced application and prepared guideline with the support of Novo Nordisk. A countrywide training programme will be rolled out for the physicians on how to use this application.
The application and guideline are developed as a supporting tool for physicians and empower them to select the right medication for patient living with diabetes, said Professor Dr AK Azad Khan, president of BADAS.
The number of diabetic people is increasing at an alarming rate and that’s why quality treatment is essential for these patients, said Professor Akhtar Hussain, president (elect), International Diabetes Federation.
The application and guideline will ensure quality treatment and help patients to live a complications free life, he said.
Improving treatment capacity of the doctors is also a demand of the time and these initiatives are aligned with the modernising treatment of diabetes management, said Professor Md Robed Amin, Line Director, NCD Control Program of DGHS.
BADAS with the support of Novo Nordisk has taken many initiatives to introduce digital approach in healthcare, said Md Sayef Uddin, secretary general of BADAS.
The diabetes journey application and the country’s first nationwide diabetes patients’ registry are few examples of digitalisation in Bangladesh and are aligned with the government’s vision for “Digital Bangladesh”, he said.
Dr Abu Hussain Md Moinul Ahsan, civil surgeon of Dhaka; Professor Md Faruque Pathan, president of Bangladesh Endocrine Society; Dr MA Samad, chief executive officer of National Healthcare Network; Professor MKI Quayyum Choudhury, director general, BIRDEM General Hospital; Dr Bishwajit Bhowmik, general secretary of Diabetes Asia Study Group and Coordinator, Centre for Global health Research; Dr Abdul Alim, programme manager, NCD Control Program of DGHS; Tanbir Sajib, director of commercial affairs of Novo Nordisk; and Dr Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, director of clinical, medical, regulatory and quality affairs of Novo Nordisk were present in the programme.
Two people, including a motorcyclist, were killed after as a passenger bus hit the motorcycle on Mayor Hanif Flyover at Joykali Temple on Saturday.
The victims were identified as Akhtar Hossain, 37, and Community Police member Mofizul Islam, 40.
The incident occurred when a Gulistan-bound passenger bus of Jounopur Paribahan from Jatrabari hit the motorcycle from behind. The motorcyclist hit on-duty community police member Mofizul, said his colleague Badrul Islam.
Akhtar and Mofizul were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Akhter was pronounced dead around 5:15pm, while Mofizul succumbed to his injuries after some times, Badrul said.
DMCH police camp in-charge Bachchu Mia said the bodies were sent to the DMCH for post-mortem examination.
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Akhtar hailed from Pirgachha upazila of Rangpur. He had been living at Azimpur Staff Quarter with his wife Farida Yesmin, a senior staff nurse of the DMCH.
Akhtar worked at a private hospital in Naryangonj. He was returning home from work, said Abdul Aziz, his father-in-law.
Police have arrested four more suspects in the Sirajganj councilor-elect Tariqul Islam Khan murder case, including the brother of the main suspect who still manages to evade the law enforcers.
The most important of the latest four arrests would seem to be of Sanoar Hossain Ratan, an advocate and brother of the key suspect Shahadat Hossain, who lost the councilor election to Tariqul. The other three arrested are Enamul Hossain Likhon, Golam Mostafa and Saiful Islam.
Sirajganj sadar police station’s additional police super Snigdho Akter said acting on a tip off, a DB police team directed by the investigating officer of the case reached Dhaka on Friday and arrested the 3 suspect Ratan, Likhon and Mostafa from Khilgaon area. Saiful was arrested from Sirajganj on Saturday.
All the 4 arrestees were sent to jail through the court within Saturday afternoon and police asked for 10 days remand for each.
Previously police arrested Swapan Bepary, brother in law of the key suspect, and Zahidul Islam, who acted as the hitman. Police is continuing the investigation drive to arrest the key suspect and his assistants in the murder case.
Shahadat is General Secretary of the Awami League local unit.