Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the Awami League leaders and activists to remain alert against all conspiracies keeping in mind that the party is moving forward fighting various odds and obstacles.
"The conspirators are still conspiring …their conspiracies are going on…we’ve to move forward keeping that in mind," she said.
The Prime Minister said this when AL leaders accorded an instant reception to her at Ganobhaban for her successful completion of the US visit to attend the 73rd UNGA, brightening the country's image.
During the visit, Sheikh Hasina received prestigious ‘International Achievement Award’ given by Inter Press Service, a global news agency, for her dynamic and farsighted leadership in addressing Rohingya crisis while Global Hope Coalition conferred upon her the ‘2018 Special Recognition for Outstanding Leadership Award’.
She returned home on Monday morning completing her weeklong visit to the United States.
The Prime Minister said some MP aspirants are seen undermining local AL leaders to create positions for themselves in their respective areas. "This is a wrong way of doing politics…all will have to pay dearly for this."
In this connection, Hasina mentioned the party’s defeat in the elections in 1991 and 2001. "There was a deep-rooted conspiracy in 2001, while the conspiracy in 1991 was from within and outside the party," she recalled.
The Prime Minister said Awami League leaders and activists always have to think there are strong opponents out there who are the defeated forces of 1971 and the killers of 1975. "We’re advancing through a struggle…our struggle is not over yet."
About the country’s progress, Hasina said though Bangladesh has earned a dignified position on the world stage, there is no room for complacency as it will invite an inevitable fall. “There’s no room for complacency…when there’s any complacency the fall is inevitable."
To foil the 1971 victory, she said, the Father of the Nation had been assassinated. “They’re constantly hatching conspiracies," she said.
The Prime Minister said a class of people has emerged out of these conspiracies who never do the politics of vote as they have no capability to form a party.
"But, they’ve the desire to go to power. For this, they shake hands with the defeated force of 1971 and killers of 1975. They’re always behind us," she said adding that the AL leaders and activists always have to keep that in mind.
Without naming anyone, the Prime Minister said some newspapers are ready to confuse people with huge false information. “I know, they’re sitting with information, they will release those one after another, they’ll confuse people about our all achievements with false information."
Hasina also mentioned that ministries and the ACC took those seriously and start work against the party people. "We have to remain alert," she said.
The Prime Minister described her participation in the 73rd Session of the UNGA and other high-level events as well as her meetings with world leaders as very successful.
She said the lost glory and dignity of the country and its people have been regained in the international arena following her government’s massive steps.
About the politics of votes, she said, many are now speaking about fair and neutral votes, but they never talk about the so-called “Yes” “No” vote introduced by military dictator Ziaur Rahman.
She mentioned it is Awami League that established the voting rights of people in Bangladesh.
Hasina called upon the people of the country, including leaders and workers of her party, to keep vigil against conspiracies to make elections questionable just ahead of the next general election.
Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) - The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday upheld six-month bail granted to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia by the High Court in two defamation cases filed against her in Narail and Dhaka over her ‘derogatory remarks' about freedom fighters and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
A three-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order rejecting petitions filed seeking stay on the bail orders.
Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali stood for Khaleda while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam for the state.
The High Court granted a six-month bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in defamation cases filed against her in Narail and Dhaka on August 13 and 14 respectively.
On December 21, 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh here raised a question about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs saying, "There're controversies over how many were martyred in the Liberation War. There're many books and documents on the controversies."
Reacting to Khaleda's remarks, Raihan Farooque Imam of Naragati in Narail filed the case with the Cognisance Court on December 24, 2015.
On January 5, 2016, AB Siddiqui, president of Jananetri Parishad, filed the case with Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.
Pabna, Oct 1 (UNB) - A suspected leader of extremist gang ‘Lal Potaka’ was killed in a reported gunfight with police near Dhpaghat Boro Bridge in Sadar upazila early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Md Abul Hossain alias Abu Nakshal, 55, son of late Golam Uddin of Purba Raghabpur. He is the district commander of the gang and accused in nine cases filed with Sadar Police Station.
Police Super of the district Sheikh Rafiqul Islam said police arrested Abul Hossain from Purbo Raghobpur area on Sunday.
Acting on his information, a team of police conducted a drive in the area to recover arms around 3:05am.
When the team reached the north side of Boro Bridge, his cohorts opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back, which triggered the gunfight.
When the gang fled the scene 15 minutes after the gunfight, police spotted the bullet-hit body of Abul Hossain on the spot.
They also recovered one revolver, four bullets, six cartridge and bullet shells from the scene.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has reconstituted five benches of the High Court as the Supreme Court reopens on Monday after a long vacation of one and a half months.
Of the reconstituted benches, two are two-member ones and the rest are one-member ones (single benches).
Meanwhile, the Chief Justice and the judges of both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division will hold a courtesy meeting with the Attorney General, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president and secretary and other lawyers at lane of the SC main building at 10am.
Earlier on August 14, the SC went on the autumn vacation.
However, vacation benches heard important matters at both the divisions during the period.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – Bangladesh Army finds its first female major general in Dr Susane Giti.
With the promotion of Brigadier General Dr. Susane Giti to the rank of Major General, Bangladesh Armed Forces got for the first time in its history a female army officer in this higher rank.
Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed and Quarter Master General Lt General Md. Shamsul Haque adorned Dr. Susane Giti with the rank badge of Major General at the Army headquarters on Sunday.
Senior military officials were also present, said an Inter Service Pubic Relation (ISPR) press release.
Susane Giti , MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, MMAD, is currently serving as Head of Pathology Department of Armed Forces Medical College.
It may be mentioned that her husband Brigadier General (retired) Asadullah Md. Hossain Saad was a successful military expert physician, the ISPR release said.
The Prime Minister has initiated a breakthrough in the women empowerment. By introducing a female officer in the army as a Major General, another new horizon of that step was initiated, the ISPR release added.
Maj Gen Dr. Susane Giti obtained the MBBS degree from Rajshahi Medical College in 1985. Later, in 1986, he joined the Bangladesh Army as a physician with the rank of captain.
In 1996 she was the first woman to obtain FCPS degree in Hematology.
She also served as the expert pathologist for UN peacekeeping missions and several military hospitals.