Chattogram, Sept 10 (UNB) - A madrasah student was found dead at the hostel of the educational institution at Nayabazar in the city on Sunday night.
The deceased was identified as Shahriar Alam, 12, a student of Nahadatul Umme Madrasah and son of Shahin Alam.
Mahfuzur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Halishahar Police Station, said the madrasah authorities claimed that they found Shahriar hanging from the toilet of the dormitory and later they took him to Chittagong Medical College Hospital in the night.
On information, police recovered the body from the hospital around 11:45 pm, the OC said, adding that they were investigating the incident.
Meanwhile, Shahriar’s mother alleged that his son was beaten to death.
Dhaka, Sept 10 (UNB) – Police filed a petition with a court here on Monday to show Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, Secretary General of Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, arrested in another case filed with Kafrul Police Station under the Explosive Substances Act.
Jayedur Rahman, a counsel of Mozammel, said Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mazharul Haq fixed September 13 for hearing the petition filed by the investigation officer of the case.
On Saturday, a court sent the Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity leader to jail after rejecting a remand prayer in a case filed over extortion.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Golam Nabi had passed the order after Bazlur Rahman, sub-inspector of Mirpur Model Police Station and investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court with a fresh five-day remand prayer after the end of a one-day remand.
Police arrested Mozammel from his Sanarpar house in Narayanganj in an extortion case filed with Mirpur Model Police Station on September 6.
Later in the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mazharul Haque placed him on a one-day remand.
Jahangirnagar University, Sep 10 (UNB) – A daylong national conference on Anthropology will begin on Tuesday on the campus.
With the slogan of ‘Culture, Power and History’, JU Anthropology department has been organising the conference at the seminar room of the department.
Convener of the conference, Professor Siddiqur Rahman confirmed the matter at a press conference at the teachers’ lounge of Social Science faculty in the afternoon.
‘We have organised the conference to uphold the diverse culture, power and histories of the country where teachers of Anthropology from different public universities will take part’, he said.
‘JU Vice Chancellor, Professor Farzana Islam will inaugurate the conference as chief guest at the seminar room of Zahir Raihan auditorium on the campus’, he added.
A total of 17 research papers on identity of post-colonial societies, migration, health, power, visual media, social movement and gender will be presented in six academic sessions of the conference.
Dhaka, Sept 10 (UNB) - BNP on Monday alleged that police arrested its around 200 leaders and activists from the party’s human-chain programmes across the country, including the capital.
“Police arrested our over 200 leaders and activists on their way to and from our peaceful human-chain programmes in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital, and in different districts, including Gazipur, Bagerhat and Meherpur today (Monday),” said BNP senior joint sectary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
He came up with the allegation while speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.
The BNP leader said many common people and the drivers of some BNP leaders’ vehicles were also arrested by law enforcers.
Rizvi alleged that though the government gave BNP permission to stage its human chains, police arrested its leaders and workers without any provocation as its programmes were peaceful everywhere, including the capital.
He said the law enforcers swopped on their party activists even before the start of the human-chain programmes and arrested them indiscriminately at the behest of the government.
The BNP leader strongly condemned and protested the arrest of their party men and demanded their immediate release.
“We would like to tell the government that you won’t be able to salvage the sunken boat (Awami League’s election symbol), no matter what trips -- train or launch -- you take,” he warned.
BNP leaders and activists formed human chains in the capital and different districts and cities on Monday demanding their chairperson Khaleda Zia‘s release from jail.
Dhaka, Sept 10 (UNB) – Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu will arrive here on September 23 on a three-day visit to discuss trade and other bilateral issues between the two countries.
“The Indian Commerce Minister will be here on September 23 and return home on September 25. We’ll have a bilateral meeting at state guesthouse where we’ll discuss border haat issues in details,” Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed told parliament on Monday.
While responding to a supplementary question from Nabi Newaz (Jhenaidah-3), he said there is a plan to take Indian Minister to Tofail’s constituency as he desires to visit rural areas.
On opening more border haats, the Commerce Minister said Bangladesh cannot do it alone and it will have to be done through mutual discussions with India.
“Though discussions, we’ll have to find out suitable places,” he said adding that the idea of opening border haat along Bangladesh-India border turned a successful one.
Responding to another question, the Commerce Minister said the government has taken multiple steps to diversify products and export market and Bangladesh will be able to export US$ 60 billion by 2021.
He said Bangladesh is in negotiations with friendly countries to sign free trade agreements to have stronger trade ties.
Minister Tofail also said Bangladesh is getting ready to face trade challenges as Bangladesh will no more enjoy trade benefits like Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) or Everything but Arms (EBA) in the European market once Bangladesh reaches the next stage of development.
In the last 10 years, he said, Bangladesh’s export turned US$ 37 billion from US$ 14 billion.
The Commerce Minister said the government has taken an initiative to export herbal products in large volumes.