Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) – Former State Minister for Education and BNP leader A.N.M. Ehsanul Hoque Milan has sought the Election Commission’s intervention to appear before a court safely.
Nazmunnahar Baby, wife of Milan, requested EC on Sunday through a letter to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) at city’s Nirbachan Bhaban. But she didn’t get chance to meet CEC.
“My husband can’t appear in the court as Chandpur court areas are totally surrounded by Police and DB men. Even burka-covered women are being forced to take off her burqa while going to court. We want to go to court,” she said while talking to the journalists.
It had not been possible for her to meet CEC even after waiting about two hours, she claimed.
“Later, I met election commissioners Rafiqul Islam and Kabita Khanam and talked about this. They assured me that they will look into the issue,” Nazmunnahar said.
In the letter, Milan said that due to prolonged stay abroad, he had failed to appear before the court in what he termed ‘false’ cases against him that had piled up. Having returned home, he wants to do election but he’s trying to go to the court. He would like to but can’t even go to court as there are so many law enforcement workers along his route.
He also expressed his fears in the letter that police will arrest him filing false cases before appearing in the court aim of torturing bringing remand.
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) - Daily Leadership, one of the most influential Nigerian dailies on Sunday mentioned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as one of the world leaders with humble lifestyles.
The daily carried a feature story in its “Unreported" section only on five world leaders titled "World Leaders With Humble Lifestyles," said Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria M Shameem Ahsan.
It specially mentioned about her modest monthly salary (US$ 800 equivalent to Nigerian Naira 288000) while referring to Forbes’s list of the “World’s Hundred Most Powerful Women” in which Prime Minister was ranked at 59, he said.
“Two of the most outstanding achievements of Sheikh Hasina are her leadership roles and success behind the trials of Bangabandhu killers and the persons who committed crimes against humanity in 1971,” the prestigious daily pointedly mentioned.
As a part of public diplomacy drive, the High Commissioner recently visited some media houses in Nigeria in recent months including the Office of the Daily Leadership.
Dele Fanimo, Chief Operating Officer(COO) of the Daily assured to work closely with the Bangladesh High Commission to create greater understanding between the peoples of the two friendly countries.
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) - Newly appointed US Ambassador-designate to Bangladesh Earl R Miller arrived here on Sunday to begin his Bangladesh assignment.
He will soon present his credentials to President Abdul Hamid.
Miller was sworn in at US Department of State on Tuesday as the next US Ambassador to Bangladesh.
During the swearing ceremony, he was joined by former US Ambassadors as well as Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Mohammad Ziauddin, said the US Embassy in Dhaka.
The US Senate confirmed the appointment of Earl R Miller as the next US Ambassador to Bangladesh as Ambassador Marcia Bernicat completed her tenure in Dhaka.
Miller, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, served as the US Ambassador to Botswana, a position he held since 2014.
Prior to his role as the chief of mission (COM) in Botswana, he served as consul general in Johannesburg, South Africa (2011-2014), and Regional Security Officer (RSO) at embassies in New Delhi, India (2008-2011), Baghdad, Iraq (2007-2008), and Jakarta, Indonesia, (2004-2007).
Miller has served as senior regional security officer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2000-2003), assistant special agent in charge, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), Boston Field Office, Boston, Massachusetts (1998-2000) and senior regional security officer, Gaborone, Botswana (1995-1998).
He served in DSS headquarters in Washington (1994-95) and field offices in Miami (1990 - 93) and San Francisco (1987-88).
He was assistant RSO in San Salvador, El Salvador (1988-90). He served as an officer in the US Marine Corps (1981-1984) and US Marine Corps Reserve (1985-1992).
Miller earned a BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1981 and graduated from the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Virginia in 1994, according to the website of the US Department of State.
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) - Three officials of Dhaka WASA have been transferred with immediate effect following an Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) drive on Sunday.
The drive was conducted at the directive of director general and chief of the Enforcement Unit of ACC Munir Chowdhury, on charges of bill forgery, preparing bill in exchange of money and harassment of clients in the city’s Fakirapool area.
The WASA officials are Golam Rabbani, Shah Miran Bhuiyan, and Shafikul Islam.
Deputy Director of ACC Jannat Keya and members of police participated in the drive led by assistant director of ACC Masudur Rahman.
The complaint against inspector Shafikul Islam was that he engaged the consumers offering to decrease their bill readings in exchange for a fee, and Golam Rabbani took care of the technical bits like fiddling with the bill overlooking the meter.
The ACC also received a complaint that Shah Miran Bhuiyan used to threaten the consumers for increasing the bill without any cause if he does not get the demanded money.
A register was opened in the presence of ACC team aiming to manage the complaints and solve the complaints immediately.
ACC also found the information of due bill of many organisation. They mentioned the due bill (Tk 5 crore) of Ad-Din Hospoital and thirty lakh of Bangladesh Police Co-operative Society.
The drive team of the anti corruption body also stressed taking the necessary measures to collect customer’s bills as soon as possible.
Chief of enforcement unit of ACC Munir Chowdhury said “Public suffering is increasing for the corruption at the root level. ACC is pledged to decrease the rate of corruption through continuous monitoring.”
Dhaka, Nov 18 (UNB) – Another victim of the Dhalpur gas cylinder explosion died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday evening, taking the death toll from the incident to two.
The deceased is Atar Begum, 70.
Earlier, Tahmin, 7, was killed and six people sustained burn injuries after a gas cylinder went off at a house of Dhalpur in Jatrabari on Friday.
The injured were taken to the DMCH burn unit.
After fighting for her life, Atar Begum succumbed to her injuries at hospital around 7:30 pm.