Dhaka, Nov 10 (UNB) –Two teenage boys were killed being hit by a pick-up van amid a clash that broke out between two factions of Awami League in Mohammadpur area on Saturday morning.
The deceased were identified as Sujon, 18, son of Nurul Amin and Arif, 14.
Witnesses said that a pick-up van carrying AL activists came under attack by rival group in Nobodhay Housing area.
The driver of the pick-up van tried to escape with the vehicle hurriedly and hit Sujon and Arif, leaving them critically injured.
Sujon succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital while Arif at Suhrawardy Hospital, said Jamil Uddin Mir, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station.
Besides, at least 20 people were injured in clashes that broke out in Adabar area.
A chase and counter-chase took place between two factions of Awami League at Adabar centering collection of nomination paper for Awami League leader Sadeq Khan.
Witnesses said supporters of Awami League leader and MP Jahangir Kabir Nanak obstructed and attacked the motorcade of Sadeq Khan when they were heading towards AL Dhanmondi office to collect nomination form, triggering a chase and counter-chase between the two groups.
On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control, said Kawser Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Adabar Police Station.
Jashore, Nov 10 (UNB) – Police arrested around 40 people from Matikumra village in Jhikargachha upazila on Friday in connection with the attack on four detectives during their drive to arrest a listed drug trader.
The villagers attacked four DB police constables- Murad Hossain, Shimul Hossain, Mamun Hossain and driver of their vehicle Shaon and gave them a good thrashing suspecting them fake DB members when they went there to arrest a listed drug trader, said Mainul Haque, superintendent of Jashore Police.
The DB policemen were injured in the attack. Among the injured, the condition of two policemen was critical, said the SP.
Later, they were rescued by other policemen.
In connection with the attack, police in a drive arrested at least 40 people, including local UP member Faruk Hossain and his niece Asadul Islam.
Most male residents of the village fled the are to avoid mass arrest, claimed the villagers.
They claimed that at least 80 people were arrested.
Dhaka, Nov 10 (UNB) - Bangladesh Development Fair, held at Consulate General’s auditorium in New York, has attracted huge crowd of Bangladeshi Diaspora and a good number of foreign guests.
The event was organized jointly by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations and Bangladesh Consulate General, New York on Friday.
Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu, Under Secretary-General and High Representative, United Nations Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS was the chief guest of the event while Dr. Selim Jahan, Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP and Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India in New York joined as special guests.
Notable among the invited guests were Senior Economic Affairs Officer of the Committee for Development Policy of UN Matthias Bruckner, Chief of Humanitarian Field Support of UNICEF Sara Bordas-Eddy, Program Manager of United Nations Capital Development Fund JafferMachano, Chairman of US-Bangladesh Global Chamber of Commerce Aziz Ahmad, Senior advisor to the US Bangladesh Global Chamber of Commerce Savio Chan, Mohamed Hack, Acting President of US Awami League Mohammed Shamsuddin Azad, Community Coordinator of Queens Borough President and Thahitun Mariam, Community Associate of New York City Mayor’s Office.
A number of senior diplomats of various Permanent Missions were also in attendance, said a press release on Saturday.
The event began with the screening of documentaries showcasing an ‘Indomitable Bangladesh’ and its development trajectory.
The cultural segment featured a dance number performed by a renowned local cultural group ‘Nrittanjali’ paying tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and martyrs of Bangladesh’s Liberation War.
They also danced to the tune of popular patriotic songs.
Recitation of Bangla poem by expatriate artist SAM Muktadir and several Bangladeshi songs rendered by Sree Chinmoy Group were other highlights of the cultural programme which enthralled the audience.
Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu projected the resolute development journey of Bangladesh and highlighted various achievements of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government such as robust economic growth, strong national ownership, leadership, planning & implementation capacities, institutions, rapid industrialization & economic diversification.
She said, “Bangladesh is now branded as ‘one of Asia’s most remarkable success stories”.
Permanent Representative Ambassador Masud Bin Momen said Bangladesh, emerging like a phoenix from the ashes of a bloody War of Liberation, is currently considered to be one of the developing world's greatest success stories.
He also highlighted Bangladesh’s successes at the United Nations in various fields.
Consul General of Bangladesh Sadia Faizunnesa said, “I just want to flag to you all on what did our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman meant by ‘Sonar Bangla’. Sonar Bangla is not only increase of per capita income of people, it’s a bottom-up approach of inclusive Development. It is about people’s progress, people’s enlightenment and people’s empowerment”.
She thanked expatriate Bangladeshi for contributing country’s development and urged to invest more in the development of Bangladesh.
Highlighting comparative development indicators between Bangladesh and others south Asian Countries Dr. SelimJahan, Director of Human Development Report Office of UNDP mentioned Bangladesh's development is unprecedented among all of its neighbors.
Mentioning Bangladesh as an important development partner and the closest neighbor, Consul General of India in New York Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty said, “India would always stand besides Bangladesh’s development. Bangladesh is an example for not only south Asia but for the entire world. This has been possible due to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s foresight and stewardship”.
Cox’s Bazar, Nov 10 (UNB) – A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Ulichamari area of Teknaf upazila early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Ziaul Bohir Shahin, 30, son of Syed Hossain, a resident of Paschim Sikderpara in Hneela upazila, accused in seven cases.
Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said a team of police arrested Ziaul on Friday.
After gleaning information, police conducted a drive in the area along with Ziaul to recover Yaba and arms.
When the team reached the area, a gang of terrorists opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back, that triggered the gunfight.
Ziaul received bullet and died on the spot.
After the gunfight, police recovered 15,000 Yaba tablets, 3 arms and 15 rounds of bullet.
Savar, Nov 10 (UNB) –A woman was killed inside a moving bus and her father was pushed off it by some bus employees, including the driver, on Dhaka-Tangail highway at Moragang on Friday night.
The deceased was identified as Jarina Khatun, 45, daughter of Ali Akbar, 75, hailing from KhajKawali village in Chowhali of Sirajganj.
Jarina along with his father came to visit her daughter Rozina’s house at Ashulia from Sirajganj, said Rizaul Haque Dipu, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station.
In the evening, they boarded a Tangail-bound bus from Unique area for returning home.
At one stage, the bus driver, its helper and four other people attacked Jarina and her father.
They beat them up and snatched their mobile phone sets and cash, he said quoting Jarina’s father Akbar.
Later, they pushed Akbar off the running bus in Ashulia bridge area, leaving him injured.
When Ali Akbar informed the matter to patrol police, they recovered Jarina’s body from Moragang area near the highway around 8:30 pm.
“The body bore injury marks on it’s neck,” said the OC adding that she might have been thrown off the bus after being strangulated to death.