Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) - Police on Tuesday arrested the prime accused of the case filled over the killing of Jamuna Bank ATM Booth security guard from Bashundhara residential area in the city.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Bhatara Police Station detained Faruk around 3:00 pm, said Sub-inspector Mizanur Rahman of the police station.
The accused was shown arrested in the case filed with Bhatara Police Station.
Nazrul Islam Shamim, 24, of Fhulbari area in Kurigram district, who worked as a security guard of a private security company, was murdered while on duty at the ATM booth at Baridhara J Block on Sunday night.
Later, police recovered the body on Monday morning from inside the booth and detained three people in this connection for interrogation.
Meanwhile, family members of the victim alleged that Shamim might have been killed over a dispute centring a mobile phone, which was bought from the prime suspect Faruk for Tk 5,000.
As Shamim wanted to return back the mobile phone as it was out of order within a couple of days, a dispute ensued between them, they added.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) - A seven-day-long Iranian Food Festival will begin in the city on February 8.
Iran Cultural Centre, Dhaka and Hotel Sarina will jointly organize the festival at the hotel, said a press release issued Tuesday.
The inaugural program will be held at 6.00 pm with the presence of Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Reza Nafar and some other diplomats and dignitaries.
The prominent Iranian chef Hossain Nazmi will be the special attraction for the festival.
Under his supervision, different types of delicious Iranian dish will be served, it added.
Every day from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm different types of food will be available for those who love to eat Iranian food.
The curtain will fall on the festival on February 8.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) – State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday said the government had initiated a move to create region-based power hub to ensure uninterrupted power supply at an affordable price.
“We have to continue this effort to bring a balance in region-based power generation,” he said, addressing a contract signing ceremony at Biduyt Bhaban in the city.
State-owned Power Development Board (PDB) signed the deal with Chinese company Dongfang Electric International Corporation (DEC) to set up a diesel-based 150 MW simple cycle power plant in Nilphamari’s Syedpur.
DEC will act as an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor to build the power plant within June 2019 at a cost of Tk 1,000 crore.
Prime Minister’s Energy Affairs Advisor Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Power Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus and PDB Chairman Khaled Mahmood also addressed the function.
PDB Secretary Mina Masuduzzaman and DEC President Luo Zhigang signed the contract on behalf of their respective sides.
State Minister Nasrul said the government was committed to bring everyone in the country under electricity coverage and urged the contractor to implement the project as per schedule.
Tawfiq said the new project would play a substantial role in meeting the power demand in the country’s northern region.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) – The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday suspended its director Mohammad Fazlul Haq for maintaining liaison with corruption suspects and leaking out information of investigation.
The commission’s public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said the ACC decided to suspend Fazlul Haq at a meeting held at its Segunbagicha office.
Fazlul was working at the commission's inquiry and investigation department.
Meanwhile, ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmud told media that legal steps will be taken against those involved in irregularities.
Dhaka, Jan 22 (UNB) - The by-elections to the vacant mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Kishoreganj-1 constituency will be held on February 28.
Besides, the by-polls to councillor posts of 36 new wards--18 in DNCC and 18 in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC)--will be held on the same day.
Election Commission Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed announced the schedule on Tuesday afternoon after a meeting of the Election Commission at the Nirbachan Bhaban.
According to the schedule of the city corporation elections, the last date for nomination submission is January 30 while the scrutiny will be held on February 2 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is February 9.
An in Kishoreganj-1 by-election, the last date for submission of nomination papers is January 31, scrutiny on February 3, and the deadline for the withdrawal of nomination papers is February 10.
The announcement came following the High Court’s order that cleared the way to hold elections to the DNCC mayoral post and the councillor posts in the 36 new wards of DNCC and DSCC.
In January 2018, the EC had announced a schedule for by-elections to the DNCC mayoral post as well as 36 general councillor posts and 12 reserved councillor posts for the 36 new wards being added to the capital’s two municipalities–equally divided between the north and south.
Within days of the announcement though, the High Court stayed the by-elections following writ petitions filed with the court. The court’s order came a day before the deadline for submission of nomination papers.
The size of the DNCC electorate is just over 2.9 million, spread across its 54 wards.