Dhaka, June 10 (UNB)- Enayetullah Khan, editor-in-chief of United News of Bangladesh (UNB), will represent Bangladesh in the 6th News Agencies World Congress (NAWC) to be held on June 14-16 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The theme for this year’s NAWC to be hosted by the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) is ‘The Future of News’.
The News Agencies World Congress has been taking place once every three years since its first edition in 2004. It provides a favourable platform for discussing the challenges of the new millennium and topical problems of journalism, traditional media and social media in the 21st century.
The NAWC attracts prominent media experts and heads of news agencies from around the world. It is also a venue for networking with professionals, exchanging know-how and sharing ideas.
Cox’s Bazar, June 10 (UNB) - A suspected Yaba trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) in Teknaf upazila here early Monday.
The identity of the deceased could not be known yet.
Lt Col Md Faisal Hasan Khan, BGB commanding officer of Teknaf-2, said on information that a group of smugglers entering the country from Myanmar with a consignment of Yaba a BGB team went to Hlila Jadimura border area on the bank of Naf River.
Sensing their presence the smugglers opened fire on the law enforcers forcing them to fire back in self defence, triggering a gunfight, he said.
Later, a team of police led by Teknaf model police outpost sub-inspector Sujit recovered a bullet-hit body, 50,000 yaba pills, a locally made gun from the spot.
The body was sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
Dhaka, June 10 (UNB) - Makoto Hasebe, one of the prominent Japanese football players currently playing for Eintracht Frankfurt of Bundesliga, has visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar as the UNICEF Ambassador for Japan to raise awareness of Japanese people on the situation of the Rohingyas.
During his stay in Cox’s Bazar on June 5-6, he visited facilities such as emergency nutrition centre or learning centre for youth and children.
He also enjoyed playing football with the children at the refugee camps.
This was his very first visit to Bangladesh, and he was surprised to see the scale of the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, said the Japanese Embassy in Dhaka on Monday.
"It is very important to work on this difficult situation as the whole international community," he said.
"I would like to continue supporting the Rohingya people so that they can develop visions for the bright future.”
Japanese Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi expressed his appreciation to Hasebe for coming to Bangladesh to deepen the understanding of the people of Japan on the refugee crisis.
He also put emphasis that Japan and Japanese people always stand with those who are suffering from the crisis, and will continue to work with Bangladesh in humanitarian support.
Tomoo Hozumi, the country representative of the UNICEF, Bangladesh, mentioned that education for the young generation in the refugee camps is very important and further support is needed to improve the situation.