Dhaka, Sept 15 (UNB) - Acting president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Al Nahean Khan Joy on Sunday said if any evidence of extortion or tender manipulation against any BCL activist is found stern action will be taken against him or her instantly.
He came up with the remarks while speaking at a press briefing at Madhur Canteen of Dhaka University.
Speaking at the press briefing, BCL acting general secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjee said, “The big challenge we’re going to face is to form committees and arrange the next council within the next 10 months.”
He said they want to make the student organisation free from all controversies and operate it as per the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Lekhak further said, “We’ll make BCL united under a single platform. There’ll be no culture of one-man politics. We’ll try to strength the hands of Sheikh Hasina.”
On September 14, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and general secretary Golam Rabbani were removed from their respective posts amid various controversies.
Later, No 1 vice-president Al Nahean Khan Joy and No 1 joint secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjee were given the charge of acting BCL president and acting general secretary respectively.
Dhaka, Sep 15 (UNB) – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Sunday launched second phase of combing operation to destroy the breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes.
DNCC Mayor Md Atikul Islam inaugurated the drive at 11 am at the second gate of Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
Addressing the programme, the mayor said, “From our previous experience of first combing operation now we know where Aedes mosquitoes breed. In the first phase, the house owners were only warned when Aedes larvae were found there. But this time legal action will be taken.”
Action will be taken against the flat owners if garbage are found dumped at the service passages, he said.
The mayor also urged the city dwellers to keep their houses, workplaces, mosques, madrasas, schools, college and business establishments clean.
The first phase of the combing operation was conducted for 10 days on August 25.
Mobile courts of the City Corporation will continue their anti-mosquito drive round the year.
Dhaka, Sept 15 (UNB) – New Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Mohammad Shafiqul Islam on Sunday said if people do not get desired services from any police station he is ready to work there as its officer-in-charge (OC).
“If people don’t get services, face harassment at police stations under DMP then I’ll be there and serve people as an OC, if needed. DCs and other senior officers will be there,” said the DMP boss.
The new DMP commissioner came up with the remarks while speaking at a ‘Meet-the-Press’ programme at the DMP Media Centre.
Necessary steps will be taken so that service seekers at police stations do not face any harassment, he said adding “This is my biggest challenge.”
The officers-in-charge (OCs) and deputy commissioners (DCs) have been asked to take necessary steps for strengthening monitoring system at the police stations so that people can get rid of police phobia, he said.
Action will be taken if any policeman is found involved in harassing, extortion and illegal transaction for providing services, the DMP chief warned.
Dhaka, Sep 15 (UNB) – As many as 619 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Sunday morning.
Among them, 163 were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
About 2,546 patients are currently being treated at hospitals across the country – 1,033 in the capital.
Since the beginning of this year, 81,186 people were hospitalised with dengue, most of them in Dhaka, until Sunday morning. Of them, 78,437 made full recovery, according to the government.
Since January, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information about 203 dengue-related deaths. It has so far reviewed 101 cases and confirmed 60 dengue deaths.