Natore, July 1 (UNB)- The regular services in all eight municipalities here came to a halt on Monday morning due to an work abstention called by the workers.
The municipality workers enforced the work abstention at 9am demanding their salaries and pensions to be paid from the state treasury.
Municipality Service Association Central Organizing Secretary Julfiqur Hayder and Natore unit president Provat Kumar Chanda spoke at a protest meeting in front of Natore Municipality building.
Natore, July 1 (UNB) – A van puller was killed and another man injured when a truck hit the van at Syed intersection in Sadar upazila on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Gafur of Bagrum area in the upazila.
The accident took place around 9 am when the truck rammed the van, leaving the van puller dead on the spot and a passenger injured, said sub-inspector of Jhalmalia Highway police camp, Mozammel Haque.
The injured was taken to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital.
Dhaka, Jul 1 (UNB) - The Dhaka University Day is being observed on the campus here on Monday amid festivity, marking the 98th founding anniversary of the country's highest seat of learning.
The theme of this year's day is "Quality education: barriers and solution".
DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the daylong programme in the morning at Mall Chattar of the University.
A number of processions were brought out from the residential halls of the university at 10 am while the national flag, DU flag and flags of different halls were hoisted at 10:15 am.
Teachers and students gathered at the Mall Chattar in front of the Administrative Building and brought out a procession which ended at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC).
A discussion meeting titled 'Qualitative education: barriers and solution' is scheduled to he held at the TSC auditorium where Professor Emeritus Dr Serajul Islam Choudhury is supposed to present the keynote speech with the DU VC in chair.
The university authorities will also hold cultural sessions, sports and debate competitions to mark the day.
The day is being observed to mark the launching of academic activities by the university on July 1 in 1921.
Starting off with only 847 students in three faculties and 12 departments in 1921, the university has grown to accommodate over 43,385 students and 2,010 teachers in 84 departments and 13 institutes at present.
Dhaka, July 1 (UNB)-Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader visited ailing Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here on Monday.
Obiadul Qquder visited Ershad at the hospital at 10:30 am, said Ershad’s deputy press secretary Deloar Jalalai.
Ershad’s brother GM Quader, also the party’s acting chairman, and secretary general Moshiur Rahman Ranga were present.
Dhaka, July 1 (UNB) – The condition of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, now undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here, remained unchanged, said his brother GM Quader on Monday.
“Infections in his lungs have eased but infections in kidneys have increased. His overall condition remains unchanged,” he told UNB.
Asked whether he will be put on life support, GM Quader said Ershad is not in such a bad condition for which he needs life support.
Ershad was given oxygen support as his health condition deteriorated again on Sunday.
Briefing reporters at Jatiya Party Chairman’s Banani office on Sunday evening, Quader, also the party acting chairman, said his brother was given oxygen support due to respiratory problem.
He also said their chairman has also been given treatment for infections in different organs of his body.
On Saturday, Quader said his brother’s condition improved by 50 percent in the last three days.
Ershad, a former military ruler, was admitted to the CMH on Wednesday morning as his condition deteriorated.
The 89-year-old former military ruler has been suffering from various old age complications, including low haemoglobin and liver problem, high bilirubin and serious keen pain.
He became inactive in politics and was hardly seen in any programme since mid-November last due to his illness.
Ershad received treatment aboard and at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here at different times over the last eight months.