Dhaka, Sep 12 (UNB) – A mobile court on Wednesday fined 36 bus, mini-buses and other vehicles during a drive at Kakrail area in the city.
Executive Magistrate MdAbdur Rahim Sujon, who conducted the mobile court in the morning, confirmed the matter saying that cases were filed against those vehicles.
The court fined the vehicles a total of Tk 1,20,000, he said.
Sylhet, Sept 12 (UNB) – A court here on Wednesday sent industrialist Ragib Ali to jail after denying bail extension plea in a case filed for forging legal papers and grabbing the endowed land of Tarapur Tea Estate in Sylhet.
Sylhet Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Mostain Billah passed the order when his lawyer filed a petition before the court seeking his bail.
Earlier on August 9, Judge Dilip Kumar Bhoumik of Sylhet Special Sessions Judges Court upheld 14 years imprisonment to industrialist Ragib Ali and 16 years imprisonment of his son, daughter and two others each in the case.
On February 2, 2017, Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate sentenced Ragib Ali to 14 years and 16 years imprisonment to each of his son, daughter and two others in the case.
Besides, the court acquitted Sebayet Pankaj Kumar Gupto.
The other convicts are Ragib’s son Abdul Hye, daughter Rozina Qaudir, son-in-law Abdul Qaudir and a relative Dewan Moshtaque Majid.
On 25 August 1999, the then parliamentary watchdog on land affairs found that Tarapur Tea Estate grabbed a vast area of an endowment property and set up several establishments on the land illegally.
Later, the subcommittee of the parliamentary watchdog recommended for taking legal action against the illegal occupants.
SM Abdul Hye, the land commissioner of Sylhet Sadar, filed two cases against six people, including Ragib Ali, with Sylhet Kotwali Police Station on 27 September 2005.
One of the cases was filed for grabbing endowment property of Tarapur Tea Estate after fabricating document of the Ministry of Land against Ragib and his son Hye and another for misappropriating Tk 1,000 crore of the government.
On 19 January last, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court asked the authorities concerned to reclaim Tarapur Tea Estate. The SC also ordered reinvestigation into the cases although police submitted a final report disposing of the case.
Following the SC order, Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate court ordered the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the cases again. On 10 July, the PBI submitted a report accusing Ragib Ali and his son Hye.
Ragib Ali and his family members fled to India hours after the arrest warrants were issued against them after police submitted the chargesheets in the two cases to Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court on July 10 in 2016.
On 10 August last, a court here issued warrants for the arrest of six people in the two cases.
Indian immigration police arrested him from Karimganj district of Assam for an illegal stay on 24 November last and a court sent him to jail while Abdu Hye was arrested from Jakiganj on 12 November.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB) - State Minister for Information Tarana Halim on Wednesday said the government has taken an initiative to set up a monitoring cell ahead of the next general election aiming to identify rumours in social networking sites.
The ‘Rumour Identification and Removal Centre’ will be in operation 24 hours round the clock at the PID section of Information Ministry from this month, she told reporters at the Secretariat.
The cell will continuously monitor different social networking sites and will inform local media through a press release within three hours if any rumour is found, she added.
“The monitoring cell will also inform media about the truth,” she said.
The state minister also said that seven experts will be appointed for working in each shift.
“BNP-Jammat has opened a publicity cell in London and spreading rumour from 300 websites,” she informed.
Replying to a question, the Minister said the cell will be opened to raise awareness among people.
Referring to the Bangabandhu Satellite-1, Tarana said Bangabandhu-1, the country’s first ever communications satellite, made its debut with the live coverage of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2018 on BTV.
Besides, a letter was sent to private television channels requesting them to use Bangabandhu-1 as it is capable to provide service, she added.
Dhaka, Sept 12 (UNB)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon the small investors not to get tempted by others while investing in the capital market but take their own decisions after knowing everything about a company.
“You’ve to take steps after having a clear idea about everything, but don’t take any decision after getting influenced by anyone else,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a programme marking the celebrations of Silver Jubilee of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).
She also urged the small investors not to get motivated by profit lure. “You’ve to take your steps with a sense of proportion…no one will be affected if one is guided by this sense.”
Sheikh Hasina said whenever investors get affected with their own decisions, they blame the government though the government has little to do with it.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Financial Institutions Division Secretary Md Asadul Islam and BSEC chairman Dr M Khairul Hossain also spoke at the programme.
The Prime Minister asked the BSEC to continue its role of ‘regulator and assistant’ in flourishing the capital market to bring more dynamism into it.
In this connection, she said the government will continue its all-out cooperation in the future for the development of the market. “The capital market will be the dependable source for long-term financing to build Bangladesh as developed country,” she said.
Terming the capital market as one of the pillars of financial sector, the Prime Minister said the government has continuing its support for flourishing it. “As a result, the capital market is now stable.”
She briefly described various steps taken by her government to create a stable, transparent and accountable capital market that put the market into category A.
Regarding the recent inclusion of Chinese consortium as a strategic partner of Dhaka Stock Exchange, she said this will improve the depth of the country’s share market as well as investors, stakeholders and others will be beneficiaries.
Sheikh Hasina asked the BSEC and other capital market-related authorities to play their due role in making the economy more peaceful, increasing the contributions of the capital market for financing in mega projects and ensuring the safety of investors.
She also mentioned about the development of the Bond Market, introducing new diversified products and introduction of small cap board to finance the venture capital.
Brahmanbaria, Sept 12 (UNB) – A mobile court here on Tuesday convicted two women and sentenced them to different terms of imprisonment for possessing drugs in Akhaura upazila.
Akhaura upazila executive magistrate Mohammad Shamsuzzaman in association with Border Guard Bangladesh conducted a drive in Azampur Rail Station area and arrested Fatem Begum, 30, wife of Sohel Mia and Sarbanu, 45, wife of Sajon Mia of Kasba upazila along with four kilograms of hemp in the early hours of Tuesday.
Later, the mobile court sentenced Fatema to six months jail and fined Tk 5,000, in default to suffer 15 days more in jail.
The court also sentenced Sarbanu to one-year imprisonment and fined Tk 10,000, in default to suffer two months more jail.