Dhaka, Nov 8 (UNB) – The High Court on Thursday asked the authorities concerned of Rangpur jail and Rangpur Medical College Hospital for conducting medical tests of Barrister Mainul Hosein and submit the report by Sunday next.
An HC bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order following two writ petitions filed earlier by Mainul’s wife Saju Hossein.
It also asked authorities to provide adequate security to Mainul if he is transferred to another jail from Rangpur jail.
The HC fixed Sunday for next hearing.
Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain stood for Mainul while deputy attorney general Kazi Zinat Haq represented the state.
On November 7, Saju Hossain, wife of Mainul, filed two separate writ petitions in connection with the assault of Mainul in Rangpur court.
Mainul who was connected to a talk show programme, 'Ekattorer Journal', through a videoconference aired on a private TV channel, Ekattor TV, hosted by Mithila Farzana, made an 'offensive comments' against her on October 16.
On October 22, Judge Arifa Yasmin Mukta of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Ragpur issued a warrant for Mainul’s arrest after a local human rights activist, Mili Maya, filed a defamation case with it.
Dhaka Cheif Metropolitan Magistrate Kaisarul Islam sent Mainul to jail in the case on October 23.
Barrister Mainul Hosein was assaulted allegedly by some leaders and activists of Awami League while he was being produced before the Rangpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on November 4.
Dhaka, Nov 8 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday formally opened the newly set up BGB Ramu region headquarters and its newly formed Narayanganj and Gazipur battalions by raising the BGB flag.
The flag hoisting ceremony was held at the headquarters of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Peelkhana in the city.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and BGB Director General Major General Md Shafeenul Islam were, among others, present on the occasion.
According to BGB website, BGB has a total of five region headquarters, including the newly formed Ramu region headquarters, Cox’s Bazar.
The four other region headquarters are South-West Region, North-West Region, North-East Region and South-East Region.
The Ramu regional headquarters has been formed on an adhoc basis to step up surveillance on Bangladesh-Myanmar borders, prevent smuggling of goods, particularly Yaba, and resist different terrorist and militant groups and any possible untoward incidents along the borders.
There are seven battalions of two sectors --Cox’s Bazar Sector and Bandarban Sector-- and the regional intelligence bureau under the Ramu Region Headquarters. The seven battalions include Cox’s Bazar, Naikkhongchhari, Teknaf, Ramu, Bolipara, Ruma and Ali Kadam.
The newly formed Narayanganj and Gazipur battalions have started their operation with limited manpower.
Besides, a process is underway to form two more battalions at Abdullapur and Savar in Dhaka.
Now the BGB is operated through its 12 sectors, 47 battalions and many other border outposts.
The government created four new regions, four new sectors and 15 battalions, including ICT battalion, for BGB after it returned to power in 2009.
Dhaka, Nov 7 (UNB) - State Minister for Women and Children Affairs, Meher Afroz Chumki on Wednesday said that the government is going to take measures to provide training and employment of backward women in haor areas of the country.
The state minister came up with the remarks as chief guest in a programme of inaugurating “Earning and employment project for economic and social empowerment of women in haor areas.”
The Tk 6,23,00,000 project will be established in 28 upazilas of four districts, she added, said a press release of Press Information Department.
“For strengthening the social security, projects of earning and employment has been taken for social and economic development of women in haor areas. The initiative will help the rural women to get self –reliant economically”, she said.
Produced crops damaged tremendously and people become jobless for floods in Sunamganj, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Kishoreganj and Netrokona, Chumki said.
Dhaka, Nov 7 (UNB) – Three members of a family were killed and five others injured in a gays cylinder explosion at Aramnagar of Joypurhat municipality on Wednesday night.
One of the deceased was identified as Mominul.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Sirajul Islam said the gas cylinder went off at the house of Mominul around 10:15pm, leaving three inmates dead on the spot and five others injured.
The injured were taken to Joypurhat Modern Hospital, he said.
Jahangirnagar University, Nov 7 (UNB) - Two factions of ruling Awami-League backed teachers of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Wednesday were locked into a scuffle at Vice Chancellor’s office centering regular syndicate meeting.
The scuffle ensued between the pro-VC and anti-VC teachers of the ruling party when anti-VC teachers of ruling party tried to prevent Bangladesh Krishok League President and the syndicate member Motahar Hossain Mollah from entering the meeting room.
However, Motahar Hossain Mollah managed to enter the meeting room later with the help of VC backed teachers to fulfill meeting-quorum.
The meeting started and continued while the Anti-VC syndicate members boycotted the meeting claiming that JU Vice Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam did not cooperate with them.
Anti-VC syndicate member Prof Dr Laek Sazzad Andallah claimed, Vice Chancellor Professor Farzan Islam did not cooperate with them about the syndicate meeting.
“We requested VC for not raising the fresh teacher recruitment issue in the meeting till the election of different unelected posts including dean, syndicate members, VC panel polls and JUCSU held on the campus. But, she did not pay heed to our demand,”said Prof Sazzad.
Meanwhile, Anti-VC teachers’ organization ‘Bangabandhur Adarsha O Mukti Juddher Chetonay Biswashi Progotishil Shikkhok Shomaj’, denounced such incident at a press conference in the evening held at the Old registrar building premises on the campus.
Spokesperson and the secretary of the teachers’ group Associate Prof Farid Ahmed said, “We became astonished that VC did not cooperate with our elected syndicate members. Maximum syndicate members are not elected right now.
“All of our syndicate members are elected. But, it is very regrettable that VC was continuing the meeting without them,” he alleged.
He claimed JU VC appointed her loyal members in syndicate with her executive power.
“Prof Farzana Islam appointed many controversial people in different noted posts on the campus including provost, dean and transport official which is unprecedented in the university’s history,” he further alleged.
Meanwhile, BNP-backed teachers protested the recruitment of fresh teachers at Institute of Information Technology (IIT) alleging that JU VC has recruited new teachers for the institute holding its director post.
They also demanded the immediate appointment of new director of the institute following the university’s rules and regulations.
In the meantime, left leaning students’ group staged sit-in demanding the cancellation of departmental development fees from the admission seekers during the meeting.