Dhaka, Mar 17 (UNB) – Dr Rajan Karmakar, son-in-law of Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder, has died reportedly under mysterious circumstances.
Dr Rajan, 39, an assistant professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department under Dentistry Faculty of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and husband of minister’s daughter Krishna Rani Majumder, was taken to Square Hospitals Ltd in an unconscious state around 3:45am on Sunday where doctors declared him brought dead.
Duty doctor at the hospital Asaduzzaman said Dr Rajan had died before he was brought to their hospital.
Claiming that the physician’s death was shrouded in mystery, victim’s maternal uncle Sujon Karmakar demanded a proper investigation and also an autopsy to ascertain what caused his death.
He said Krishna made a phone call to her mother-in-law (Rajan’s mother) in the early hours and informed her that her son died.
Sujon also said he went to the hospital around 4:20am after receiving the death news from his sister.
Dr Shahnewaj Bari of BSMMU Neurology department said they also want proper investigation into the death of their fellow as several unwanted incidents involving Dr Rajan took place in the past. “We heard that Rajan was admitted to the ICU of a hospital after being assaulted one and half years ago,” he added.
Rajan’s department head Prof Dr Quazi Billur Rahman said, “Rajan’s family demanded that autopsy be carried out on the body and there’s no objection to it from anyone. I’ve also talked to the minister (Sadhan) and he said he has no objection, either.”
Officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station said a police team visited the hospital.
The body was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for autopsy, Inspector (Investigation) Abul Kalam Azad of the police station said, adding that a written complaint was submitted by the victim’s family.
Dhaka, Mar 17 (UNB) – A special programme was held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Sunday, marking the 99th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
University Fistula Centre, BSMMU and Bangladesh Nari Sangbadik Samity (BANASAS) in association with Fistula Care Plus of Engender Health Bangladesh, an international development organisation, arranged the programme featuring a discussion on fistula, exchanging greetings with fistula patients and serving special food to them at the fistula ward of the hospital.
Prof Dr Tripti Rani Das, chairman of BSMMU Obstetrics and Gynaecology department, presided over the programme, said a BANASAS press release.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tripti Rani demanded nationalisation of the fistula centre and put emphasis on the rehabilitation and creating work opportunities for incurable fistula patients.
Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB) Secretary General Prof Dr Saleha Begum Chowdhury, fistula surgeons Prof Dr Fahmida Zabin and Dr Sharmin Mahmud, Dr Sheuly Chowdhury and Prof Dr Begum Nasrin of BSMMU, Engender Health Bangladesh Country Programme Manager and Global Event Manager Dr SK Nazmul Huda, BANASAS President Nasima Akter Shoma and General Secretary Anjuman Ara Shilpi, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Speakers recalled the affection of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the neglected section of the society.
They urged all to come forward to the treatment and rehabilitation of the obstetric fistula patients.
After the discussion, special food was served among the fistula patients of the hospital.
Dhaka, Mar 17 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) paid tribute to the memorial of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking his birth anniversary Sunday.
Major General (Retd.) Engineer Abdul Matin, Chairman of Risk Management Committee and Mohammed Monirul Moula, Managing Director (Current Charge), placed a floral wreath on behalf of the Bank.
Professor Dr Qazi Shahidul Alam, Helal Ahmed Chowdhury, Md Syful Islam, FCA, FCMA, Md JoynalAbedin, Syed Abu Asad and Md QuamrulHasan, Directors, Md Shamsuzzaman, Additional Managing Director, Mohammad Ali, Abu Reza Md Yeahia and Taher Ahmed Chowdhury, Deputy Managing Directors of the Bank along with top executives and officials were present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Mar 17 (UNB) – Journalists from different print and electronic media will hold a rally in the city on March 26 to realise their various demands like ending the ‘abuse’ of different laws.
Sangbadik Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad, a platform of journalists, will arrange the programme at the Jatiya Press Club at 11am on the day.
President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Molla Jalal on Sunday announced the programme at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club, marking Bangabandhu’s 99th birth anniversary.
Talking to UNB about the rally, the BFUJ president said, “Now, media houses in the country are facing various problems due to digital security act and some other laws while the 9th Wage Board is yet to be announced. So, we’ll place our demands to the government from the rally to solve the problems.”
He said they will also announce some action programmes from the rally to realise their demands.
Earlier speaking at the discussion, Molla Jalal said the existence of the media industry is now at stake as a group of journalists are working to make their personal gains instead of protecting the interests of the community.
Stressing the need for forging a unity among the journalists to realise their demands, he said, “No one can suppress us if we get united. We’ll wage a movement for protecting the interests of the media industry and the journalists. We won’t compromise to this end.”
He called upon the journalists to join the rally and discuss the media industry’s current problems and work out their suitable solutions. “As our industry has been facing a crisis, we must now get united to overcome it.”
BFUJ secretary general Shaban Mahmud said, “We’ve to realise our rights through demonstrations and movements. So, get ready for the rally on March 26,” he said.
President of Dhaka Union of Journalists Abu Jafar Surja and Joint Secretary General of BFUJ Abdul Majid, among others, spoke at the programme.
Dhaka, Mar 17 (UNB) – Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Sunday said circular bus services will be introduced within April next in Motijheel, Dhanmondi and Uttara areas like Gulshan to ease the city’s traffic situation.
He came up with the revelation while inaugurating a traffic week, 5th time after the Road Safety Movement was launched following deaths of two college students in the city on July 29 last, near the Saarc Fountain in the capital’s Karwanbazar area.
The traffic week will continue till March 23.
The DMP chief said he has already talked to the mayors of Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation to this end. “With their cooperation, bus services will be run by six companies. The process has already started.”
Mentioning that work on mass rapid transit (MRT), bus rapid transit (BRT) and elevated expressway is underway which will be completed within two years, he said the entire traffic scenario will be changed once those are opened.
Asaduzzaman Mia said an awareness programme will be carried out extensively so that people use footbridges, underpasses and zebra crossings to reduce the number of accidents.
He also said the DMP Traffic Division is working in coordination with the two city corporations, Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA), Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) to ease the traffic situation and bring back discipline on roads in the city.
The DMP commissioner also urged the country’s people to follow traffic rules.