Dhaka, Mar 22 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday consoled the parents of private university student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, who was killed in a road accident on Tuesday, as they met her at her official residence Ganobhaban.
Brig Gen (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury and Farida Fatemi, the father and mother of Abrar, went to Ganobhaban around 8:15 pm and stayed there for nearly one hour,” PM’s Deputy Press Secretary Shakhawat Moon told UNB.
The Prime Minister consoled Abrar’s parents and expressed deep shock and sorrow at the tragic death of their son, Moon said.
She also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Atiqul Islam, PM’s Military Secretary Major General Mian Mohammad Zainul Abedin and Abrar’s brother was present on the occasion.
Abrar, a first-year honours student of International Relations Department at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), was killed after a bus of ‘Suprabhat Paribahan’ ran him over at Nodda near Bashundhara Residential area on Tuesday morning.
Satkhira, Mar 22 (UNB)— Bangladeshi speedstar Mustafizur Rahman tied the knot with his cousin on Friday.
His wife, Samia Arefin, is a first-year psychology department student of Dhaka University.
The marriage took place at Hadipur in Debhata Upazila.
Another young Bangladeshi cricketer Mehidy Hasan Miraz got married on Thursday in Khulna.
Dhaka, Mar 22 (UNB) – Customs officials arrested a man along with gold weighing around 1 kilogram from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here on Friday.
The arrestee Mizanur Rahman arrived at the airport by a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight (BG-222) from Muscat around 11 am.
Mizanur was detained from the green channel area on suspicion, said Dr Shahidul Islam, director general of Criminal Intelligence and Intelligence department (CIID).
Later, the customs officials recovered eight gold bars and gold ornaments weighing 1.03 kilograms hidden inside his travel bag.
The market value of the gold is around Tk50 lakhs, said the CIID DG.
Meanwhile, members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two men along with 7 gold bars weighing around 196 grams while they were trying to smuggle the gold to India through Kayba bordering area under Sharsha upazila in Jashore district on Friday morning.
The arrestees--Moniruzzaman ,48, son of Late Abdul hamid and Abul Khair, 50, son of Abdul Khaleque, both hailing Kolaroa upazila in Sathkhira District--were handed over to Sharsha Police Station, said Lt Col Emranullah Sarker, commanding officer of Khulna BGB-21.
Dhaka, Mar 22 (UNB) – Dr Abdus Samad, who was killed in the March 15 terrorist attack on a Christchurch mosque, was laid to rest in New Zealand on Friday.
Samad, a former Bangladesh Agricultural University teacher, taught at a local university. He was one of the five Bangladeshis killed in the attack.
His funeral was held with 39 other victims after Juma prayer, Samad’s elder son Tehan Mohammad said. Thousands of people took part in the namaz-e-janaza.
Fifty people were killed and dozens more were wounded in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch during Juma prayer.
Dhaka, Mar 22 (UNB)— Home Minister Assaduzaman Khan on Friday said the government has taken initiatives to turn Dhaka into a ‘safe city’ by reducing crime, traffic congestion and road accidents.
“The Home Ministry is planning to take a project titled ‘Safe City’,” he said after inaugurating construction of a six-storey mosque at Noatola of Moghbazar in the city.
Replying to a question, the government has been successful in curbing militant activities.