Bashundhara Kings earned a 4-0 win over Sheikh Russel in the 13-team Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football at the Shaheed Dhirendranath Dutta Stadium in Cumilla on Wednesday.
Brazilian forward Robson Robinho and Argentine booter Raul Becerra struck two goals for the Kings.
Star-studded and Federation Cup champions Kings have dominated the prestigious league with an unbeaten run securing 31 points from eleven matches.
And Sheikh Russel remained at the fourth spot in the league table with their previous credit of 17 points.
Argentine forward Becerra scored twice in the 23rd and 74th minutes while Brazilian forward Robinho netted two goals for the Kings in the 42nd and 83rd minutes – netting 12 individual goals.
In the day's other match, Saif Sporting Club earned their fifth win in their 10th league matches, beating Uttar Baridhara Club 2-1 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Arif Hossain put Baridhara ahead in the 20th minute (1-0) while Nigerian booter John Okoli restored parity for Saif SC in the 44th minute (1-1).
Sajjad Hossain sealed the fate of the game, scoring the match-winner for Saif SC, just one minute before the final whistle (2-1).
After the day's win, Saif SC remained at the fifth slot in the league table, securing 16 points from 10 outings.
And Uttar Baridhara stood at the 11th slot with six points from 10 matches.
Islami Bank Bangladesh inaugurated its Shyambazar sub-branch – under Sadarghat Branch – on Wednesday.
Md Omar Faruk Khan, additional managing director of the bank, inaugurated the sub-branch as chief guest.
Presided over by Abu Sayed Md Idris, executive vice-president and head of Dhaka South Zone of Islami Bank, BM Habibur Rahman, senior vice-president and head of Sadarghat Branch, gave the welcome speech.
Md Abdul Jabbar Talukder, a social organiser, addressed the programme as the special guest.
And SM Ruhul Amin, in-charge of the sub-branch, thanked the audience.
Students of seven colleges affiliated with the Dhaka University withdrew their protest progamme shortly after the Education Ministry announced on Wednesday afternoon that their ongoing examinations would continue.
The movement of vehicles in Nilkhet and Science Lab and adjacent areas became normal after the withdrawal of the road blockade by the students after 4 pm.
Amid demonstrations by the students protesting the postponement of their ongoing examinations, the Education Ministry in the afternoon announced that their examinations would continue maintaining the Covid-19 health guidelines.
Education Minister Dipu Moni announced the decision after a virtual meeting with principals of the seven colleges.
Earlier in the morning, the students from the seven colleges blocked the Nilkhet intersection in the capital demanding continuation of their examinations.
The road blockade had created heavy traffic congestion in the area, resulting in immense suffering to commuters, including office-goers.
On Tuesday night, the students also took to the streets after the Dhaka University authorities at a meeting with the principals of the seven colleges decided to postpone all the exams till May 1, citing the Covid-19 pandemic.
The agitating students blocked the road around 9am as declared earlier.
Hundreds of students joined the protests and were chanting various slogans demanding that their examinations be allowed to continue, and asked the authorities concerned to take immediate steps in this regard.
They had threatened to continue their protests until the authorities change their decision.
Earlier, the government decided to reopen the residential halls of all universities on May 17 and resume classes on May 24. The Ministry of Education issued a directive to keep all the examinations postponed till then.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said, "Before reopening, the teachers, students and employees will be vaccinated."
There are 1.30 lakh residential students, 15,000 teachers and 25,000 employees in different public universities of the country.
The Central Police Hospital (CPH) would be converted into an international standard one, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed on Wednesday said.
"All types of diseases are now being treated in this hospital. People suffering from heart disease will have the facility to get an artificial heart valve ring from here. Next year, we will arrange cancer treatment in this hospital," he said.
The IGP was speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed six-storey emergency department building of the CPH at Rajarbagh in the capital.
Referring to the great efforts of the doctors, nurses and health workers of the CPH during the ongoing pandemic, the IGP said, "The services of this hospital have been considered the best for Covid-19 treatment in the country."
"Not only police members, but also government officials and the general public got Covid-19 treatment here."
"The CPH was transformed into a full-fledged Covid-19 hospital in just six weeks. Also, 25,000 police members and 3,000 general public have been vaccinated at the hospital up to now," Benazir said.
The IGP said the police members always have to perform challenging duties. So, they suffer from common diseases and critical ones like stomach, kidney, heart diseases, and cancer.
"We want to provide an international standard treatment from this hospital. Several hospitals in Singapore have memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with the CPH. And we also plan to have MoUs with hospitals of other developed countries as well," the IGP said.
"The formation of a police medical service is underway and steps will also be taken to set up a police medical college."
The 12th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at the Pilkhana BDR (now BGB) headquarters in the capital will be observed on Thursday.
A total of 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in the carnage beginning on this day in 2009.
Marking the day, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will organize Quran Khawani, doa, and milad mahfil.
Floral wreaths will be placed at the graves of the slain army officers at the Military Graveyard in the capital's Banani at around 9:00 am by the representatives of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Besides, Home Minister, chiefs of the three services, senior secretary to the Public Security Division under the Home Ministry, the Director General of the BGB and relatives of the slain officers will also pay their tributes to the slain army officers.
BGB flags will be flown at half-mast at all Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) installations and all BGB members will wear black badges to mark the day.
A special prayer and milad mahfil will be held on Friday after Juma prayers at BGB Central Mosque, Dhaka Sector Mosque and Border Guard Hospital Mosque at Pilkhana to seek salvation of the departed souls. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will be present as the chief guest at the BGB Central Mosque.
Besides, senior secretary to the Public Security Division of the Home ministry, director general of BGB, relatives of the martyred, all officers working at Pilkhana, among others, will join the prayers.
On February 25, 2009, several hundred Bangladesh Rifles (now BGB) men rose up in an armed revolt at the Darbar Hall of the force's Pilkhana headquarters during the three-day "BDR Week". They killed 74 people, including 57 army officers.
The mutiny finally ended the following day (Feb 26) with the surrender of firearms, ammunition and grenades through a negotiation between the then government and the BDR rebels.
A total of 58 cases including one for murder and looting and the rest for mutiny were filed in connection with the incident.
Some 152 people were sentenced to death and 423 others to different jail terms in the killing case. Besides, 277 accused were acquitted in the country’s largest-ever killing case.
Among the convicts, 262 mutineers were sentenced to different jail terms starting from three months to 19 years and 161 people, including late BNP leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu and local Awami League leader Torab Ali, were sentenced to life imprisonment.
On the other hand, 5,926 BDR personnel were sentenced to different jail terms ranging from four months to seven years in the 57 mutiny cases.
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