Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB)-Speakers at a programme on Saturday stressed the need for strengthening family ties and engaging children and adolescents more in extra-curricular activities to prevent ‘gang culture’ of teenagers.
They came up with the opinion at a shadow parliament debate programme organised by Debate for Democracy at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) in the capital.
Addressing the event, Additional Inspector General of Police Dr Md Moinur Rahman Chowdhury urged parents to take care of their children properly and check misuse of information technology by them .
“Misuse of information technology by teenagers must be prevented. Besides, we should create good culture in politics so that youths are not misused for political meetings,” he said.
Chairman of Debate for Democracy Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury said adolescents are getting involved in various criminal activities in recent days forming gangs like Disco Boys, Seven Star, Nine Star, Danger Boys and Nayan Bond.
“Political goodwill can prevent this gang culture. All should remain careful so that adolescents could not be used in political meetings and rallies. If they could not be controlled now many incidents like Rifat and Adnan murder will take place,” he said.
“If religious practices, family ties, good culture exist in society then these crimes would be come down,” he said.
He said politicians must think about youths and parents must become more conscious about their children so that they can’t get involved in criminal activities.
The students of Dhaka College and University of South Asia took part in the debate
Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – A court here on Saturday put Kalabagan Krira Chakra president Safiqul Alam Firoz on a 10-day remand -- five-day each in two cases filed under narcotics control and arms acts.
Judge of the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Mahmuda Aktar passed the order when investigation officers of the cases produced him before her court seeking a 10-day remand for him in the two cases each.
The cases were filed against Safiqul Alam in the morning.
On Friday, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained five people, including Safiqul Alam, and recovered a pistol and Yaba pills from the Krira Chakra club office in Kalabagan area.
Safiqul Alam is a former member of Krishak League’s central committee.
During the raid, Rab said, they also recovered coins used in gambling, 572 packets of cards and bullets.
Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - The United States has said the new Prison Database Management System (PDMS) with $1.2 million or Tk 10.08 crore funding from the US will improve Bangladesh’s capacity to monitor terrorist detainees entering and exiting its criminal justice system.
The system was designed in accordance with international best practices, said the US Embassy on Saturday.
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller together with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and UN Resident Coordinator Mia Seppo inaugurated the PDMS on September 17.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador Miller stressed that ensuring security is an ongoing process, and human rights and rehabilitation are key pillars of any comprehensive security strategy.
He expressed his gratitude to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime for its work to bring this project to reality and said, “PDMS will help Bangladeshi prisons better track and rehabilitate prisoners so that when they are released, they become responsible members of society.”
Supporting the development and implementation of PDMS is just one of the many ways the United States partners with the government of Bangladesh in promoting peace and security, said the US Embassy.
The US government takes a “full spectrum” approach to this end, working with civil society to promote alternatives to extremist narratives, working with police and security forces to prevent crimes before they occur, working with prosecutors to bring those who commit crimes to fair and swift justice, and working with prisons to monitor prisoners according to international standards.
Since 2016, the United States has invested over $41 million or Tk 344.4 crore in civilian security assistance aimed at countering security threats in Bangladesh and focused on helping Bangladesh combat terrorism.
Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – Indian Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh arrived here on Saturday on a four-day visit to enhance the bilateral maritime relations between Bangladesh and India.
During his visit, the Indian CNS will hold bilateral talks with Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy, Service Chiefs and other senior government officials, according to Press Information Bureau (PIB), India.
He will also visit Khulna Shipyard Limited, BN naval bases in Chattogram and Khuln,a and also address cadets at Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA).
Besides, the Indian CNS will participate in the first anniversary celebration of Bangladesh Institute of Maritime Research and Development (BIMRAD).
The Bangladesh Navy is an active member of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and is a member of all three working groups, viz Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Maritime Security and ‘Information Sharing and Interoperability’.
The Indian Navy regularly interacts with Bangladesh Navy through the medium of Staff Talks, annual defence dialogue and other operational interactions which includes port visits, passage exercises, training, ship design and shipbuilding cooperation besides regular participation by Indian Navy serving and retired officers in Victory Day Celebrations held in Bangladesh to commemorate ‘ Liberation War ‘ of 1971, the PIB added.
Dhaka, Sep 21 (UNB)- Inter-university Literature and Cultural Competition 'AUNKUR 2019' was held for the third time at the premises of Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) on Saturday .
Every year MIST Literature and Cultural Club organizes the competition where approximately 1200 students participate from 40 universities and 20 colleges across the country, said a press release of Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate.
Major General Wahid-Uz-Zaman, commandant of the MIST was present as the chief guest at this year's event. Hamiduzzaman Khan, chairman of the Faculty of Fine arts from Dhaka University, Film actor Shahidul AlamSacchu, young writer Sadat Hossain, film director Hasibur Reza Kallol, cartoonist Morshed Mishu, actress Tama Mirza were present as special guests and judges.
The competition has a total of 11 segments. Dance, song, acting based competition named ‘Group Cultural Competition’, ‘Golpopuron’, ‘Kothopokothon’, ‘Bengali and World Literature Olympiad’, ‘Chitrokotha’ based on literature and ‘Canvase Aki’, ‘PhotoTale Competition’, ‘Tuli Kabbo’ based on Art work were held.