Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (August 28, 2023) assured that relevant authorities of Bangladesh will give due consideration to a proposal of Danish shipping and logistic giant Maersk Group for constructing and operating a new container terminal at Laldia of Chattogram. The prime minister made the assurance when Chief Executive Officer of the Maersk Group Robert Maersk Uggla along with Danish Charges D’Affaires in Bangladesh Andres B Karlsen called on her at her office. Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the reporters after the call on. ‘Lost a faithful political companion’: PM mourns death of Principal Motiur Rahman “Over 50 Danish Companies are working in Bangladdsh, and Maersk Group is now interested to construct and operate APM terminal at Laldia,” Hasina said. The PM said that a national committee has been formed to formulate logistic policy for the development of ports. In this regard, she mentioned that two ports- Chattogram and Mongla are already in operation while the government is developing another named Paira Port and it will will come in to operation soon. “India, Nepal and Bhutan have been given opportunities to use these ports for the mutual benefits,” the prime minister said. There will be many opportunities and advantages in the ports particularly in the Paira port, she added. Foreign leaders attending BRICS summit laud Bangladesh's dev under PM Hasina's leadeship: Momen Pointing out contribution of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the development and welfare of the nation, Sheikh Hasina said, the great leader struggled throughout his life for the economic emancipation of the people. During the meeting, the Maersk Group CEO said, there are great potentials in the areas of container shipping and logistic support in Bangladesh. Maersk Uggla welcomed vision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to establish smart Bangladesh and said it will be reflected in Chattogram sea port, according to the press secretary. He expressed keenness to invest for the development of port and logistic supports in Bangladesh saying there are many opportunities in this sectors. In this context, the Maersk Group CEO mentioned that H&M, M&S, Walmart and other big companies are interested to import more RMG products from Bangladesh. Unhindered democracy spurs Bangladesh’s advancement: PM Hasina He said that there are many opportunities to diversify cooperation, while the Danish government is very much supportive in the logistic policy. Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah and Chairman of Chattogram Port Authority Rear Admiral Mohammad Sohail were present.
Denmark wants to invest US$1.3 billion for the generation of offshore wind energy in Bangladesh, the country's outgoing ambassador Winnie Estrup Petersen said on Wednesday (July 19, 2023). The ambassador made the offer while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning at latter’s office here in the city. PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. Danish JV submits proposal to set up 500 MW offshore wind power plant in Bangladesh The prime minister said Bangladesh needs assistances from the friendly countries for its development. In this regard, she mentioned that Bangladesh is setting up 100 special economic zones across the country where both foreign and domestic investments are required. Both the premier and the envoy appreciated the 50 years of development partnership between Bangladesh and Denmark, said the press secretary. Denmark committed to support Bangladesh’s aspirations for climate-oriented economic growth: Danish Minister During the meeting, the Danish ambassador lauded the leadership of PM Hasina in socioeconomic development of Bangladesh. Hasina told the envoy that her government has substantially reduced the poverty level in the country. Referring to the development of women, she said that they have put emphasis on the development of women sports. Regarding the development of democracy in the country, the PM said “We’ve a history of long struggle for democracy in the country.” The Danish envoy said that her country is the sixth largest exporter in the ICT sector globally. In this connection, Sheikh Hasina said that ICI sector of Bangladesh is also growing first. Danish ambassador, IFAD country director visit tulip gardens in PanchagarhAmbassador Petersen said that the two countries can extend cooperation in several fields including human development. “We’ve achieved many things through cooperation,” she added. The ambassador said that she has spent a good time in Bangladesh living with good friends. The envoy presented books to the premier marking the 50-year development partnership between the two countries. PMO Secretary Mohammad Salahuddin was present.
Denmark committed to support Bangladesh’s aspirations for climate-oriented economic growth: Danish Minister
Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy Dan Jannik Jørgensen on Wednesday signed an agreement in Bagerhat to extend the Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC) project for two years from June 2023 to June 2025. Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen and UNDP Resident Representative Stefan Liller were present. With a funding support of 40m Danish Kroner (USD 5.6m approximately) from the Danish government, the extension phase of LoGIC will be implemented in two districts of the Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) – namely Rangamati and Bandarban. Also Read: Bangladesh, Denmark launch action plan to strengthen partnership on green transition The purpose is to strengthen communities’ resilience to the impact of climate change through locally-led adaptation strategies. The dignitaries from Denmark, along with representatives of UNDP and UNCDF, visited Mongla in Bagerhat to observe and understand the impact of climate change and how both agencies are building climate resilience through innovative and locally-led solutions. Minister Jannik Jørgensen, during his visit to climate-affected areas in Mongla took note of the adaptive measures taken by the affected communities to strengthen their resilience against climate change. Also Read: Bangladesh, Denmark joint action plan for 2023-2028 to be launched soon He said Denmark values the strong and longstanding bilateral relation with Bangladesh. "Recognising that Bangladesh is at the forefront of the climate crisis, Denmark is committed to supporting Bangladesh’s aspirations for climate-oriented economic growth and green transition in the years of graduation from the group of LDCs. Denmark is also one of the few development partners that have engaged long term in the CHT, most recently with a focus on climate resilience of communities.” Dan Jannik Jørgensen added. Also Read: Bangladesh, Denmark sign Tk 474 crore framework agreement to implement dev programme Winnie Estrup Petersen, Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh, said, “Given the significant climate vulnerability of the region, Denmark will continue to support UNDP and UNCDF in the CHT through LoGIC. This model strengthens the national fiscal transfer systems for the channelling of climate adaptation funding to local governments and ensures institutional and financial sustainability.” Bangladesh is often cited as one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable nations, and it is the poor who are disproportionately affected, said Stefan Liller, Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh. Also Read: Danish Minister Dan Jørgensen in Dhaka "As such, we must focus on increasing communities' resilience to the impact of climate change. To this end, we here at UNDP, Bangladesh continue to work on mainstreaming climate change into local level planning and financing processes by blending scientific knowledge with local expertise to identify climate risks and support effective adaptation measures,” Stefan Liller mentioned. In 2016, the government of Bangladesh (GoB), the European Union (EU), and the Government of Sweden, together with UNDP and UNCDF, jointly designed the ‘Local Government Initiative on Climate Change’ (LoGIC) project to develop a mechanism to deliver climate finance to the most vulnerable households and local government institutions for building resilience and promoting local action on climate change adaptation at scale.
Denmark and Greenland must address the negative impact of a colonial legacy that has led to structural and systemic racial discrimination against the indigenous Inuit community, an independent expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said Friday. The development would represent a key measure to tackle past injustices and create a more inclusive society, said UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples José Francisco Cali Tzay said at the end of a 10-day visit to the two countries. Inuit people comprise nearly 90 percent of the population of Greenland, an autonomous dependent territory of Denmark that was a colony up until 1953. They still face barriers to fully enjoying their human rights, according to Cali Tzay. "I was particularly appalled by the testimonies of Inuit women who reported that Danish healthcare providers had inserted intrauterine devices (IUDs) without their knowledge or consent. Some of them were as young as 12 years old," he said. Cali Tzay recalled reports of Inuit women living in Denmark whose children had been taken from them without their knowledge and consent and placed in Danish foster care. Read: More aid reaches Syria's quake victims but it's not enough: UN He urged Denmark to review its procedures for assessing out-of-home care for Inuit children and address structural bias within care services. Meanwhile, Greenland still faces numerous social challenges that relate to poverty and lack of adequate housing, appropriate quality education and scarce mental health support, he added. "Around 20 percent of children in Greenland are estimated to have been exposed to violence and sexual abuse," he said, adding that the country has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. During his mission, the special rapporteur observed a lack of established mechanisms to implement the Inuit people's right to free, prior, and informed consent, including when allocating tourism concessions, implementing business projects, and adopting legislative and administrative acts in Greenland. "I urge Greenland's government to consult with the Inuit people whose traditional livelihoods will be directly affected by plans to expand mining, tourism and infrastructure," the UN expert said. He also hailed Greenland's extensive self-governance as "an inspiring example of an indigenous self-government in practice and a peaceful process towards self-determination for Indigenous peoples worldwide."
Bangladesh has strongly condemned yet another case of burning the Holy Quran by a far-right activist in Europe — this time in Copenhagen, Denmark yesterday. Bangladesh again expressed grave concern over such inciting act of insulting the sacred values and religious symbols of Muslims, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also Read: Bangladesh condemns desecration of the Holy Quran by far-right activist in The Hague Bangladesh urged all concerned to refrain from such unwarranted provocations and Islamophobia for the sake of harmony and peaceful coexistence.
France vs Denmark FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE Streaming: Where and how to watch online and on TV Channel, predicted XI
Here you can get all the details as to When, Where, and How you can watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 between France vs Denmark Live Streaming. France will take on Denmark at Stadium 974 on Saturday in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The French looked in great form as they trounced the underwhelming Socceroos side after falling behind by an early goal. Denmark began their World Cup against a spirited Tunisia team on the 22nd of November and played out a 0-0 draw. Where and how to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 France vs Denmark live in Bangladesh? Bangladesh viewers can watch the match live on all of these channels: BTV, T Sports, PTE LTD and Viacom 18. Toffee apps live-The digital platform powered by Banglalink Bangladesh viewers can also enjoy live stream online the World Cup games on Toffee, the digital platform powered by Banglalink. 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France vs Denmark lineups: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 France predicted starting 11 France: Lloris; Theo Hernandez, Varane, Upamecano, Pavard; Tchouameni, Rabiot, Griezmann; Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe Injured: none Denmark predicted starting 11 Denmark: Schmeichel; Joachim Andersen, Kjaer, Christensen; Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Dammsgaard, Maehle; Eriksen, Olsen; Dolberg Injured: Yasser Al-Shahrani. Read More: Poland vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE Streaming: Where and how to watch online and on TV Channel, predicted XI France vs Denmark Head to Head Stats Matches: 16 France: 8 Draws: 2 Denmark: 6 Where can you watch the France vs Denmark match live? 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The Embassy of Denmark in Bangladesh hosted a five-day exhibition, titled ‘Going Green’, at Bay’s Edge Gallery in Dhaka that highlighted green solutions that can support sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen said that the ‘Going Green’ exhibition promotes and demonstrates Denmark’s understanding of sustainability. “We are pleased to share with Bangladesh a holistic approach to sustainable living that includes social goals like responsible business, good governance, equality, and inclusion,” she said. Denmark’s economy has grown in the past four decades while simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions and resource consumption. Thus, proving that a green economy does create jobs. As a leading nation in green economic growth and use of clean technologies, Denmark is well positioned to serve as a knowledge partner for Bangladesh in its journey towards a greener future. The exhibition began on October 16 and is scheduled to end today (October 20). The exhibition was enhanced with four panel discussions, highlighting key challenges and opportunities within a green transition for the Bangladeshi public and private sectors. The panel discussion on the first day, titled ‘Sustainable Transition & Resource Efficiency Perspectives’, led by Bay Developments Limited with participation of other private companies, discussed what steps they undertook to move towards more sustainable practices. Danish companies contributed to the discussion by sharing their own practices. The second panel discussion focussed on ‘Better Health, Better Tomorrow’, and was headed by Novo Nordisk. The discussion highlighted how better health can contribute to a sustainable society and what can be done to achieve the goal. The third panel discussion, led by Nokia on ‘Smart & Green Connectivity’, provided an overview of how digital inclusivity contributes to sustainability and inclusive growth. The panellists also raised awareness on good digital practices and the need for collaboration to ensure wider engagement on connectivity. The fourth panel discussion focused on ‘Water and Energy Efficiency for a Green Future’. Grundfos led the discussion by highlighting sustainable solutions that reduce resource scarcity and maximise the benefits provided by existing infrastructure using enablers like partnership for collaboration. Danish examples of inclusive and sustainable infrastructure were shared with the participants, who represented local investment agencies, banks and financial institutions, Danish and Bangladeshi infrastructure developers. The panellists and guests also deliberated on the need for more investment in the “green sector” to help facilitate Bangladesh’s green transition. Denmark’s leading position in reducing carbon footprints and achieving sustainable growth is especially relevant in the present context. It provides a source to learn from and apply – in particular for Bangladesh, which is transitioning to more sustainable practices. The exhibition and related events focused on sustainable and green development, digital and physical connectivity to energy as well as resource-efficient services. The right combination of green technologies, knowledge transfer, and capacity building helps foster innovation for a greener future. These are key for a climate-vulnerable country like Bangladesh for productivity, economic growth, and quality of life.
Ranging from its luscious mountains, picturesque cities, standard education system, to welfare economic status, Denmark is a dream country for many. The country has consistently featured on the top list for higher studies ranking and placed fifth in the recent rankings of 2019. Naturally, a lot of international students aspire to go to Denmark for higher studies and potentially make a career there. As a Schengen country, the facilities for foreigners in education and work are immense. In this article, we explore how Bangladeshi students can pursue higher studies in Denmark. Why Study in Denmark? In addition to consistently featuring in the overall top position globally, the universities of Denmark are also some of the bests in the world for different streams. Most of the universities consistently rank on top of the QS world university ranking. Read Free Education Scopes in Norway for International Students at Masters, PhD Programs Danish universities also offer some of the best research facilities at all higher study levels. The classwork and lectures are all interactive where participation is of paramount importance. And the best thing? Students are not required to show bank solvency documents to get accepted and move to Denmark to pursue their education. For many Bangladeshis, this is a golden opportunity to study abroad without an initial cost burden. Moving on, the country has a high employment rate at over 65% with graduates having an even higher placement rate than the national median. With excellent economic performance, robust culture, and cosmopolitan cities, Denmark can be an easy choice for higher studies and potential settlement. Read Free Education in Germany for International Students in Bachelor, Masters, PhD Scopes of Higher Studies in Denmark For anyone wishing to pursue their higher studies in Denmark, there are three options – bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. However, there are a few caveats. Let’s look at each of the opportunities individually. We’ll also explore the cost breakdowns for each level so that you can get a clear idea of the overall expense. How to get admission in Bachelor's degree A bachelor's degree is the first level of getting into Denmark through higher studies. Most bachelors require the prospective student to complete at least 12 years of education in their home country to be eligible for bachelors. But in Denmark, a prospective student needs 13 years of education - which means to study for one additional year in a local university of the student’s home country after completion of Higher Secondary Degree- to be eligible for pursuing bachelors. This might often deter a student from pursuing bachelor’s in Denmark in addition to others that we will discuss later. Read Top European Countries Offering Free Education for International Students As for the application process, it starts around February and runs through March for the fall intake. Some universities might start the application as early as October of the previous year. So make sure you’re prepared accordingly. For application, the document requirements are fairly standard. Students will need – 1. Educational Transcripts 2. IELTS/ TOEFL scores 3. Statement of Purpose 4. 2 Letter of Recommendation Read How to Pick a College or University Abroad for Higher Education That’s about it for the application. Many people wonder whether it’s possible to study in Denmark for free. Unfortunately, it’s not possible. Denmark only offers free higher education to the natives and citizens of the EU and Switzerland. If you don’t qualify for any of the two, you will need to pay a tuition fee. The general tuition fee for each year runs between 6000 to 12,000 euros based on courses. That roughly amounts to 6,18,750 BDT to 12,37,501 BDT respectively (1 EUR = 103.13 BDT). Masters degree admission process in Denmark The process of getting into masters is also similar to the bachelors. Students will have to complete 16 years of formal education to be eligible for a master’s course in Denmark. Masters in Denmark are of two types – 1-year masters and 2-year masters. Depending on the stream and major, the course duration will be determined. Read Studying Abroad: Major Pros and Cons You Need to Consider The application process is similar to the bachelors. The application windows are also the same. In addition to the standard requirements, most masters will require a research plan to be submitted along with the application. In case the applicant wants to change streams, for example, if they come from a science background wishing to do an MBA, Denmark requires a mandatory pre-masters course for such students. This is done to acclimatize the students to the new curriculum and stream. The tuition fee for masters per year is the same as bachelors. However, specialized streams might run as high as 35,000 Euros or 36,09,380 BDT per year. Read Studying Abroad in Canada: Prospects and Challenges How to find a Phd opportunity in Denmark The process of a Ph.D. is also similar to the masters. To be eligible for Ph.D. candidacy, students will have to complete 17 or 18 years of formal education based on the duration of their masters. However, there’s a second option. Instead of a 3-year Ph.D., potential graduates can combine an integrated masters and Ph.D. program together for a total duration of 5 years. The application process varies depending on the university and integrated courses aren’t also commonly available. The tuition fees are the same as bachelors and masters. Scholarship Opportunities for Internatial Students in Denmark Scholarship opportunities in Denmark are rare. There aren’t as many scholarship opportunities as the likes of the USA or Canada or even Germany have. It's also especially low for the bachelor's program with the existing opportunities geared towards masters and Ph.D. students. Read SoP for Higher Studies: How to write an unfailing Statement of Purpose? The existing scholarship opportunities include – 1. Nordplus 2. Erasmus 3. Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters 4. Fullbright 5. Denmark Government Scholarship for Non-EU students 6. The State Education Support. Cost of Living in Denmark The cost of living in Denmark is quite high. Being a Schengen country the cost of rent, living, and food are somewhat higher compared to its other European counterparts. A student living in Denmark can expect to spend around 600 to 800 Euro per month on living costs which roughly translates to about 61,875 BDT to 82,500 BDT. Even if you are living in a metropolis like Copenhagen, this much will cover your basic livelihood. But of course, it might be higher depending on personal expenses and habits. Job Scopes in Denmark Denmark offers part-time job opportunities to incoming foreign students. A foreign student can work 20 hours a week as a part-time job both on and off campus. During the summer break, they are allowed to work full time without any time cap. Read Study in Australia: Scholarship Opportunities for Bangladeshi Students Denmark has a high minimum wage ratio so students can easily cover either their tuition or living expenses with part-time jobs. After graduation, students are required to get an Establishment Card which allows them up to 2 years to get a job in Denmark after graduation. Permanent Residency in Denmark Schengen countries are notorious for difficult and long PR processes. Realistically, a student who graduated from a Danish institution with a minimum bachelor’s degree can expect to get a PR in about 8 years. Read What should Bangladeshi students pack and bring with them to Western Countries? Of the 8 years, they need to be employed permanently for at least 3.5 years leading up to the PR application. Final Words So far, we have discussed how students from Bangladesh can study bachelor, masters or PhD in Denmark at low cost or with scholarship. Denmark can be a perfect destination if you’re looking for world-class education and a secured career path. The country has a near-zero crime rate, an excellent work environment, amazing research facilities, and many more to excite prospective students. However, the cost might play a role for non-EU students wishing to study in Denmark. But if you can manage one of the many available scholarships, it will certainly become easy to pursue higher education here. Read Cheapest countries for Bangladeshi students for higher studies
Danish police believe a shopping mall shooting that left three people dead and four others seriously wounded was not terror-related, and said Monday that the gunman acted alone and appears to have selected his victims at random. Copenhagen chief police inspector Søren Thomassen said the victims — a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl, both Danes, and a 47-year-old Russian man — were killed when the gunman opened fire on Sunday afternoon in the Field's shopping mall, one of Scandinavia's biggest. Read:3 dead, 3 critically wounded in shooting at Denmark mall Four other people were treated for gunshot wounds — two Danish and two Swedish citizens — and were in critical but stable condition, Thomassen said. Several other people received minor injuries as they fled the shopping mall, he added. Thomassen said police had no indication that anyone helped the gunman, identified as a 22-year-old Dane, during the attack. He said while the motive was unclear, there was nothing suggesting terrorism, and that the suspect would be arraigned later Monday on preliminary charges of murder. Read:Gunman fatally shoots 2, wounds 3 Texas cops, takes own life Danish broadcaster TV2 published a grainy photo of the alleged gunman, a man wearing knee-length shorts, a vest or sleeveless shirt, and holding what appeared to be a rifle in his right hand. “He seemed very violent and angry,” eyewitness Mahdi Al-Wazni told TV2. “He spoke to me and said it (the rifle) isn’t real as I was filming him. He seemed very proud of what he was doing.” Images from the scene showed people running out of the mall in panic. After the shooting, a big contingent of heavily armed police officers patrolled the area, with several fire department vehicles also parked outside the mall.
A gunman opened fire inside a busy shopping mall in the Danish capital Sunday, killing three people and critically wounding three others, police said. A 22-year-old Danish man was arrested after the shooting, Copenhagen police inspector Søren Thomassen told reporters, adding there was no indication that anyone else was involved in the attack, though police were still investigating. Gun violence is relatively rare in Denmark. Thomassen said it was too early to speculate on the motive for the shooting, which happened in the late afternoon at Field’s, one of the biggest shopping malls in Scandinavia and located on the outskirts of the Danish capital. When the shots rang out, some people hid in shops while others fled in a panicked stampede, according to witnesses. “It is pure terror. This is awful,” said Hans Christian Stoltz, a 53-year-old IT consultant, who was bringing his daughters to see Harry Styles perform at concert scheduled for Sunday night near the mall. “You might wonder how a person can do this to another human being, but it’s beyond … beyond anything that’s possible.” Thomassen said the victims included a man in his 40s and two “young people,” without giving details. Several others were injured, three of them critically, he said. He said police received the first reports of a shooting at 5.37 p.m., and arrested the suspect 11 minutes later. Thomassen described the suspect as an “ethnic Dane,” a phrase typically used to mean someone is white. Danish broadcaster TV2 published a grainy photo of the alleged gunman, a man wearing knee-length shorts, a vest or sleeveless shirt, and holding what appeared to be a rifle in his right hand. “He seemed very violent and angry,” eyewitness Mahdi Al-Wazni told TV2. “He spoke to me and said it (the rifle) isn’t real as I was filming him. He seemed very proud of what he was doing.” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the Scandinavian country had been hit by a “cruel attack.” “It is incomprehensible. Heartbreaking. Pointless,” she said. “Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.” Also read: Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall in Ukraine Images from the scene showed people running out of the mall, and TV2 posted a photo of a man being put on a stretcher. After the shooting, an enormous contingent of heavily armed police officers patrolled the area, with several fire department vehicles also parked outside the mall. Laurits Hermansen told Danish broadcaster DR that he was in a clothing store at the shopping center with his family when he heard “three, four bangs. Really loud bangs. It sounded like the shots were being fired just next to the store.” The shopping center is on the outskirts of Copenhagen just across from a subway station for a line that connects the city center with the international airport. A major highway also runs adjacent to the mall. Organizers called off the Harry Styles concert, which had been scheduled at the nearby Royal Arena, by order of police. On Snapchat, Styles wrote: “My team and I pray for everyone involved in the Copenhagen shopping mall shooting. I am shocked. Love H.” The royal palace said a reception with Crown Prince Frederik connected to the Tour de France cycling race had been canceled. The first three stages of the race were held in Denmark this year. The reception was due to be held on the royal yacht that is moored in Soenderborg, the town where the third stage ended. In a joint statement, Queen Margrethe, her son Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, said: “We do not yet know the full extent of the tragedy, but it is already clear that more people have lost their lives and that even more have been injured.” “The situation calls for unity and care,” they said in a statement. The shooting came a week after a mass shooting in neighboring Norway, where police said a Norwegian man of Iranian origin opened fire during a LGBTQ festival, killing two and wounding more than 20. It was the worst gun attack in Denmark since February 2015, when a 22-year-old man was killed in a shootout with police after going on a shooting spree in the capital that left two people dead and five police officers wounded.