Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) - Citing Bangladesh as a development role model among the international community, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Saturday said many countries, including Pakistan, now want to be like Bangladesh.
Quoting a Pakistani television Chanel talk-show, the minister said some Pakistani scholars requested their newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan to make Pakistan like Bangladesh within 10 years.
“But this Pakistan once had dominated our country for a long time. Now Bangladesh is ahead of Pakistan in many sectors,” he said.
Nahid came up with the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at a daylong International Conference and discussion organised by Allama Rumi Society of Bangladesh held at Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium of Dhaka University (DU) Social Science Building.
Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Abbas Vaezi, DU Social Sciences Faculty Dean Prof Dr. Sadeka Halim and Prof Dr AKM Saiful Islam Khan of DU’s Persian Language and Culture department, among others, addressed the function.
Pointing to the young generation, the minister said, "The young generation is our future. They must develop good ethics and humanity. Without the practice of humanity, no one can be a proper and successful human being.”
Dhaka, Sept 8 (UNB) – Customs intelligence officials in a drive seized 420 cartons of foreign cigarettes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Saturday.
Tipped off, a team of customs intelligence conducted a driver at baggage belt and green channel of the airport, said Dr. Md Shahidul Islam, director general of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate.
At one stage, they found four abandoned luggage at no 3 baggage belt area and recovered the cigarettes from the luggage.
The luggage came in a flight (KU 283) from Kuwait which landed at the airport at 5 am.
Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) – A student of North South University was killed after being run over by a bus at Hatirzeel in the city on Friday night.
The deceased was identified as Fahim Rafi, 20, a second-year student of Economics department of the university and son of Moniruzzaman of South Bashabo in Sabujbagh.
The accident took place when Fahim was getting down from a bus around 8 pm, witnesses said.
Locals took the victim to Khidma Hospital and informed his family members.
Being informed, Fahim’s father took him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where he succumbed to injuries around 10 pm.
The body was kept at the hospital morgue, said Sub-inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.
Moulvibazar, Sept 07 (UNB) - A free heart camp was held here on the occasion of centenary birth anniversary of General Ataul Gani Osmani on Friday.
Over 100 patients received treatment free of cost at the camp held in Moulvibazar Club premises.
Brigadier Abdul Malek, the founder of National Heart Foundation, inaugurated the camp as the chief guest.
Among others, Moulvibazar Deputy Commissioner Md Tofael Islam, members of the Osmani Centenary Birth Anniversary Committee were present.
General Osmani was the commander in chief of Bangladesh forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.
Cumilla, Sept 8 (UNB) – Two people were killed and 15 others injured in a clash over land related dispute at Shidlai village in Brahmanpara upazila on Saturday morning.
The deceased were identified as Khorshed Alam, 45, son of Abdul Wadud Member and tea stall owner Shanu Miah, 60.
Witnesses said there was a long standing enmity between Shamsul Haque group and Liton group over a land.
As a sequel to the enmity, the two groups equipped with sharp weapons locked into a fierce clash, leaving Khorshed dead and 16 people injured.
The two deceased belonged to Shamsul’s group, said victim’s family members.
The injured were rushed to Comilla Medical College Hospital where Shanu Miah succumbed to his injuries.
Shahjahan Kabir, officer-in-charge of Brahmanpara Police Station, said that they recovered the bodies.