Dhaka, Apr 24 (UNB)- Chief of Bangladesh Navy Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury made separate courtesy calls on Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Naval chief Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong at Chinese town Qingdao on Tuesday.
Bangladesh Navy Chief paid the courtesy calls on the sideline of China's navy's 70th anniversary celebration programme. Besides, he also made courtesy calls on to the Chinese senior naval officers and discussed bilateral issues, said an Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) media release.
During the meetings, discussions on friendly relations between the two countries and mutual development of the navy were also discussed.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Navy, the Bangladesh Navy ship “ Prottoy” also participated in the programme named : “International Fleet Review”.
Among others, Naval chiefs from Japan, Germany, Brazil, Turkey, Iran, New Zealand, Myanmar, Greece, Peru, South Africa, Chile, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand and Palestine participated in the ceremony. Apart from this, the Navy Chief, High Level Representatives, Observers, and Senior Navy Representatives of various countries were also present.
It is to be noted that the chief of Bangladesh Naval Staff left Dhaka on April 21 to join the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Navy.
Jagannath University, Apr 24 (UNB) – The authorities of Jagannath University (JnU) on Wednesday suspended two of their students as they were allegedly involved with hijacking and assaulting a female student on the campus.
The suspended students were identified as Fahim Ahmed Khan alias Ratul Shahriar of Statistics department and Mirazul Islam Marur of Geography and Environment department.
A press release of university’s public relations unit said a female student along with her friends went to visit Bahadur Shah (Victoria) park when the duo assaulted and snatched away valuables from them.
Fahim and Mirazul were suspended as after a primary investigation their involvement was found.
They were asked to provide written explanation within seven days as to why they won’t be expelled permanently.
Dhaka, Apr 24 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged all to remain vigilant and instantly inform law enforcement agencies of any suspicious terror and militant activity in their respective localities.
“I would like to urge the people of the country to remain alert and inform the law enforcement agencies instantly if there’s any abnormal activity,” she said in Parliament strongly condemning the Sri Lanka terror attacks, before her question-answer session in the House.
The Prime Minister also called upon people to refrain from such terror and militant activities. “I’ve no word to condemn such terror and militant attacks,” she said, adding that 327 people have so far been killed in the recent series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka.
Sheikh Hasina said some 40 children, including Zayan Chowdhury, a grandson of Awami League presidium member and former health minister Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, were killed in the terror attacks.
“I don’t know what they (terrorists) want to achieve through killing innocent people like this. Children are innocent. So, why do they lose their lives?” she said, adding that terrorism and militancy can never bring welfare for the mankind.
Noting that Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi fell victim to manmade terrorism, the Prime Minister said such brutal activities are very harmful to human beings.
She said Islam is a religion of peace, but some people humiliate the religion to the whole mankind carrying out militant activities in the name of Islam.
She prayed for salvation of the departed soul of Zayan and others who were killed in the brutal attacks carried out on Easter Sunday.
In one of the attacks, Zayan’s father Moshiul Haque Chowdhury Prince (Selim’s son in-law) was also injured severely and he is now undergoing treatment at a Sri Lankan hospital.
Prince was not informed of his son’s death yet, said Sheikh Hasina.
Dhaka, Apr 24 (UNB) – Zayan Chowdhury, one of the victims of Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, was laid to rest at Banani Graveyard in the city on Wednesday evening.
Earlier, a Sri Lankan Airlines flight carrying the body of Zayan, 8, the grandson of Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:40 pm. His body was then taken to their Banani residence.
The namaz-e-janaza of Zayan was held at Banani Club Field after Asr prayers.
Later, he was buried at the Banani graveyard around 6:00 pm.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to her paternal cousin Sheikh Selim’s Banani residence to console the family members of the victim.
Sheikh Hasina stayed there for over an hour and consoled the family members of Zayan Chowdhury. A heart-rending scene was created at that time.
Sheikh Hasina also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul of Zayan.
A second grader of an Uttara school, Zayan is a son of Moshiul Haque Chowdhary and Sheikh Sonia.
Zayan and more than 350 others were killed in explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. He had gone there with his family on a vacation.
Moshiul also suffered splinter injuries in his kidney and liver in the deadly terror attack in Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday.
Dhaka, Apr 24 (UNB)- Popular rock band “Feedback” is going to celebrate four decades of its journey through a concert in the capital’s International Convention Center Bashundhara (ICCB) on April 30.
The concert will be sponsored by PRAN Group, country's one of the leading food processors where all members, who performed in the band of Feedback during past 40 years, will participate.
Feedback members Foad Nasser Babu, Labu Rahman and former member and music legend Maksudul Haque came up with the announcement at a press conference in capital’s Daily Star Center on Wednesday.
Nurul Afser, Head of Corporate Brand at PRAN Group, Digital partner of the event Qazi Urfi Ahmed, Director Brand and Communication and SM Shamsur Rahman, Executive Director of ‘A for Action’, the program’s event management firm, were also present at the briefing.
Feedback started its journey in 1978 with some young team members.