Dhaka, May 24 (UNB)- Former Dhaka University vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique on Friday said everyone should learn more about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s political philosophy.
“Bangabandhu and Bangladesh are synonymous,” he told a discussion commemorating the anniversary of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s return to Bangladesh.
The programme was arranged by Bangabandhu Education and Research Association at the Jatiya Press Club. The youth unit of the organisation was also formed at the event.
Speaking as the chief guest, Arefin Siddique said, “Bangabandhu's return to the country was important. Similarly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming is also significant.”
Sirajul Haque Alo, the organisation’s general secretary, said Bangladesh will prosper under the current government led by Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu.
The association also commemorated death anniversary of its founder Dr MA Wazed Mia.
Savar, May 24 (UNB) – A man was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping his colleague on false promise of marriage in Savar.
The arrestee was identified as Hafizur Rahman, son of Abdur Rahim of Hasanpur village in Mohadevpur upazila of Naogaon.
He was arrested after the victim filed a case with Savar Model Police Station at noon. Hafizur has also been accused of taking Tk 1.5 lakh from the girl.
According to the case statement, the victim and Hafizur met two years ago while working at the same readymade garment factory at Hemayetpur.
Hafizur has since been raping her on regular basis with promises to get married. But in March, when the victim asked him about marriage, he rejected her.
After this incident, she filed a case with Savar Model Police Station under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on May 24.
Sub-Inspector Moloy Kumar Shaha of Savar Model Police Station said the victim had been sent to One Stop Crisis Centre for medical tests.
Dhaka, May 24 (UNB) – Congratulating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the resounding election victory of BJP, Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday said his party is keen to work with new Indian government to strengthen the relations between the two nations.
In a congratulatory message to Modi, Kamal said, “It’s a great achievement to gain such a strong popular mandate from the voters in India for a second time.”
The Gonoforum chief said the people of Bangladesh have been greatly inspired by the strength and vigour of the institutions of democracy and the robust health of the electoral process in India.
“In addition to the bonds of history and shared sacrifices, I believe that our common vision of social justice, democracy, tolerance, peace and prosperity for our people ensures a strong foundation for furthering the ties of friendship and cooperation between Bangladesh and India,” he said.
Dr Kamal also said he look forward to meeting Modi and his colleagues in the near future to discuss matters of mutual interest.
In another congratulatory message, the Gonoforum chief also congratulated BJP president Amit Shah.
“The people of Bangladesh have watched the operation of the democratic process in India with great interest and admiration. My colleagues and I of the Gonoforum are keen to develop a closer relationship with your party so that the ties of friendship and cooperation between our nations can be further strengthened,” said Dr Kamal.
Gonoforum joint general secretary Maj (retd) Afsary Ameen Ahmed said their party sent the messages to Indian High Commission through email today.
Narendra Modi has secured another five-year term after winning a landslide general election victory.
Official data from India's Election Commission showed BJP is set to win about 303 of the 543 seats in parliament.
Munshiganj, May 24 (UNB)- The 13th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge will be installed on Friday which will make 1,950 metres of the bridge visible.
The 13th span is being taken to the pillar by floating crane Tian-E from the Mawa Kumarbhog Construction Yard around 10:20 am and will be installed on the 14 ad 15 no pillars in the afternoon if weather remains favorable, said engineer of Padma Bridge Project Humayun Kabir.
The Padma Multipurpose Bridge started becoming visible with the installation of 150-metre span on pillars 37 and 38 on October 30, 2017.
Work on the country's largest bridge started in December 2015.
The 6.15-kilometre bridge will have a total of 41 spans, each 150 metres long.
Dhaka, May 23 (UNB) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said the government shows ‘zero tolerance’ policy to any disruptive activities in the country that can affect businesses.
Seeking increased foreign investment, he said Bangladesh is now recognised worldwide as ‘development miracle’ and politically most stable country in the region offering the best environment for foreign investment.
Addressing a seminar with the participation of visiting delegation from Chinese Manufacturers’ Association (CMA), Hong Kong, the Foreign Minister reassured foreign investors of government’s full support.
The seminar-cum-meeting titled ‘Trade and Investment Opportunities in Bangladesh’ was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Foreign Minister highlighted the pro-business, trade and investment friendly climate that prevails in the country.
Dr Momen said the recent stable economic growth and the strong growth projections in the coming decade by a number of world’s reputed organisations has turned Bangladesh as one of the attractive destinations for investment in the present time.
Executive heads of all the national investment authorities, including Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, Public Private Partnership Authority made presentations before the visiting delegates to apprise them of business opportunities available in Bangladesh to foreign investors.
Delegates from Chinese Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) showed interest and expressed their optimism about investment in Bangladesh.
The CMA delegates will visit some running factories established by Hong Kong in Bangladesh. On May 25, the delegation will also participate in a business matching seminar with local business counterparts.
The Foreign Minister said the programme is the true reflection of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision and the commitment of the whole of the government approach to advocate and emphasise economic and trade diplomacy.
He also highlighted different investment and trade entitlement and facilities provided by the government to the foreign investors like low cost of gas, electricity, water, economic zones and demographic dividend.
Twenty-eight delegates from CMA, led by Dr Dennis NG, President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association Hong Kong, attended the meeting at the ministry.
They showed their interest to invest in Bangladesh.