Dhaka, Dec 12 (UNB) – Detectives detained BNP leader Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu from his residence in the city’s Gulshan area on Wednesday.
A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police detained him in the morning, said Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
He was taken to DB’s Mintoo Road office, he added.
Gazipur, Dec 12 (UNB) – Several hundred workers of different garment factories have been staging demonstration in front of their respective factories in Konabari and Kashimpur areas here demanding raise in their wages since Wednesday morning.
Several hundred workers went on work abstention from their respective workplace around 9 am and started staging demonstration, said Emdad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Konabari Police Station, quoting witnesses.
The agitated workers took to the street and later tried to put up barricade on Dhaka-Tangail highway, but police moved them away from the spot, the OC added.
Earlier on September 13, the government raised the minimum monthly wage for the garment workers by around 51 percent to Tk 8,000 from the existing Tk 5,300, with effect from December this year.
However, some trade union leaders rejected the proposed hike and urged the prime minister to review it as soon as possible. They demand that the minimum monthly wage be fixed at Tk 16,000.
On November 26, the government has published a gazette notification fixing Tk 8,000 as the minimum wage of garment workers.
Dhaka, Dec 12 (UNB) – Two children died after falling into a water tank while playing beside it in the city’s Mohammadpur area on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Habib, 3, son of Borhanuddin Mostafa and Maria, 3, daughter of Manir Mridha of the area.
Sub-inspector Firoz Ali of Mohammadpur Police Station said Habib and Maria fell into the water tank of their house, owned by one Selim, while playing near it in the afternoon.
Getting no whereabouts of the two children, the family members of both peeped through the water tank and find them unconscious inside it.
Later, they were taken to a local hospital where the duty doctors declared them dead.
Islamic University, Dec 12 (UNB) – The viva-voce of the candidates from the Freedom Fighters' quota for the first year honours courses under 2018-19 academic session of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia will be held on December 17.
The test will be held at the 4th floor of IU Applied Science and Technology Faculty around 10:00 am, sources at IU registrar office said on Wednesday.
The admission seekers have been asked to bring their original documents including SSC and HSC examinations certificates, tabulation sheets and FF certificate during the interview, said proctor Professor M Mahbubar Rahman, the convener of the special quota.
Details information about the viva-voce is available on the university website at www.iu.ac.bd.
Dhaka, Dec 12 (UNB) - Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for Gopalganj on Wednesday to kick off her party’s election campaign.
She started her journey by road around 8:22 am from her official residence Ganobhaban.
At first, she will pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his mausoleum at Tungipara in Gopalganj.
Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths at the grave of Bangabandhu and joined a munajat and offering of fateha.
Later, Hasina will address a public rally at Sheikh Lutfar Rahman Government Degree College ground at Kotalipara in the afternoon as part of her election campaign.
On her way back to Dhaka on December 13, Sheikh Hasina will address a rally at Bhanga circle in Faridpur, Faridpur circle, Rajbari road circle, Manikganj bus stand, Rabeya Medical College and Hospital premises in Dhamrai and Savar bus stand.