Chattogram, Oct 21 (UNB) – A case has been filed against some 150 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies on charge of attacking police on the court premises.
Police filed the case with Kotwali Police Station, said its officer-in-charge Mohammad Mohsin.
City BNP president Dr Shahdat Hossain was made the prime accused in the case.
The OC said BNP men swooped on police on the court premises after a court cancelled the bail of party leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury. “They also manhandled me,” he said.
Contacted, Shahdat Hossain there was no incident of attack on police. “Being angered at the cancellation of the bail, BNP leaders and activists and lawyers had shoving with policemen,” he said.
Earlier in the day, a court here sent BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury to jail rejecting his bail petition in a case filed under the ICT Act.
Chandpur, Oct 21(UNB)-Police arrested seven suspected members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) from municipal area of Faridganj upazila in the district on Saturday.
The arrestees are Kawsar Hamid, 19, Mahmudur Rahaman, 24, Rashedul Islam, 25, Md. Kamrul Hasan, 27, Md. Neyamat Ullah, 26, Md. Habibur Rahaman, 30, Fajlur Karim, 30.
Tipped off , a team of police conducted a drive in the upazila on Saturday afternoon while the ABT activists were having “a secret meeting” and arrested them, said Harun-ar-Rashid, OC of Faridganj Police Station.
Police recovered 2 laptops, 2 pen drives and 6 mobile phones from their possession.
A case was filed against them under Anti-Terrorism Act and later they were sent to Chandpur District Court, said the OC.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB)- Protests demanding cancellation of the Dhaka University ‘Gha’ unit – the Faculty of Social Science - admission test held on October 12, in the face of allegations of question paper leak, continued Sunday.
The protesters are demanding the test for the 2018-19 academic session be retaken.
They also demanded the resignation of Professor Sadeka Halim, dean of the university’s Social Science faculty dean and coordinator of the unit for her failure to protect the integrity of the admission process by ensuring there was no leak.
Students from different departments came up with these demands at a rally under the banner of ‘Dhaka University Against Question Leak’ held in front of the famous Raju Memorial Sculpture on the university campus.
Expressing solidarity with the protesters, Professor Asif Nazrul of the DU Law Department said: "The authorities acknowledged that the question-paper of ‘Gha’ unit test was leaked, yet they refuse to cancel and retake the exam.”
Demanding the test be held anew, he too urged the university authority to remove Sadeka Halim from her post and replace her with someone who could handle the responsibility and while taking stern action to wipe out the circle of fraudsters involved in the leak.
Left-leaning Chhatra Union central president Jilani Shuvo, and Chhatra Federation central president Golam Mostofa and general secretary Nasiruddin Prince also addressed the rally.
Meanwhile, DU on Sunday declared they will take ‘strong action’ if a review of the admission process revealed its integrity had been compromised.
The review however will be carried out by Prof Sadeka Halim, a decision not likely to sit well with the protesters.
According to an ambiguous press release by DU on Sunday, Prof Sadeka is empowered to take “necessary steps” to remedy the situation, but if any “greater decision” was required – presumably cancellation followed by re-examination - the university authority would act upon receiving such recommendation from her.
Students who sat for the test and their guardians have said the question paper was leaked “minutes” before the exam.
According to an anonymous source, 14 images of handwritten questions for the entry test were spread on social media around 9:17 am on the day, 43 minutes before the exam. The questions matched around 70 percent of those that appeared in the exam.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – Gano Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain will meet journalists on Monday afternoon to brief them on the country’s overall political situation.
The press meet will be held at the Jatiya Press Club at 4pm, Gano Forum training affairs secretary Rafiqul Islam Pathik told UNB.
He said Dr Kamal will talk about the country’s latest political situation and their party’s stance on the next general election.
Besides, Pathik said the Gono Forum president will speak about different political issues apart from replying to questions from journalists.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is also scheduled to address a press conference at the same time about her just-concluded Saudi Arabia visit at her official residence Ganobhaban.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) - Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikyafront will send a letter to the government soon urging it to engage in dialogue with political parties before announcement of schedule for the next general election.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Jatiya Oikyafront senior leaders at Gano Forum’s Motijheet office on Sunday evening.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) president SM Abdur Rob said they will send the letter to the government with their 7-point demand.
He said they will also send a delegation to the Election Commission with the same demands.
Rob said their meeting strongly condemned the jailing of BNP standing committee members Amir Khosru Mahmud in a case filed under the ICT Act.
He said the Oikyafront leaders demanded the government release Khosru before their scheduled rally in Sylhet on October 24.
Rob said Dr Kamal will address their Sylhet rally as the chief guest while BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir as the main speaker with Sylhet City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury in the chair.
He said the Jatiya Oikyafront leaders will exchange views with civil society members, intellectuals and professionals at a city hotel on October 26.