Some 109 more Bangladeshi workers have been sent back to the country from Saudi Arabia.
A flight of Saudi Airlines- SV-804 carrying 109 Bangladeshi workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here around 11:20 pm.
With the fresh deport, a total of 1,610 Bangladeshi workers were sent back in past 16 days of the month.
Brac Migration Programme with the assistance of Expatriate Welfare Desk provided all the emergency aids to the workers.
Shariful Hasan, programme head of Brac Migration Programme said in 2019 a total of 24,789 Bangladeshis were deported from Saudi Arabia and almost all of them returned empty handed.
The second phase of three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, begins on the banks of the Turag River at Tongi on Friday.
The 55th edition of the Biswa Ijtema began with "a'mbayan" (general sermons) after Fazr prayers with the participation of the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi.
The religious sermons were delivered by Indian scholar Maulana Mohammad Osman.
Several thousand devotees are expected to offer Jum'a prayers on the first day of the2ndphase Ijtema.
Thousands of devotees from home and abroad thronged the banks of the Turag River to take part in the religious event to seek divine blessings of the Almighty Allah.
The three-day Biswa Ijtema will end on January 19 with Akheri Munajat (final prayers).
Additional police have been deployed in and around the Ijtema venue to ensure security of the devotees. The venue has been brought under CCTV surveillance.
The 1stphase of three-day Biswa Ijtema ended on Sunday through the Akheri Munajat.
Tabligh Jamaat has been organising the congregation at the venue since 1967.
Anti Corruption Commission ( ACC) on Thursday approved the case against employee of Dhaka Medical College Hospital ( DMCH) Mohammad Azizul Haque Bhuiyan in connection with embezzlement.
ACC public relations office told UNB that former record keeper and ticket counter in- charge Mohammad Azizul Haque Bhuiyan embezzled the money of ticket sale and hospital admission fee without deposting the bank account of the Hospital
The suspended employee embezzled an amount of Tk 30.5 lakh from 2009 to 2013, which came from ticket sales and admission of patients in the Emergency unit of the hospital.
The investigation officer deputy director of ACC head office Nurul Islam found credence to the claims of embezzlement during primary investigation.
A female student of Masters evening programme of Cumilla University filed a written complaint against a teacher for harassing her sexually as well as for destroying all the proofs she had on her mobile in favor of her allegation.
The accused teacher has been outed as Dr Ali Rezwan Talukder, the head of the university’s English Department.
Dr Habibur Rahman, director of CU’s Evening Masters Programme, said he received a written complaint from a female student over the incident. “We’ll look into it and decide what to do,” he added.
According to the allegation, the student sat for an examination on January 13 that was held from at 5pm to 8:30pm. For this duration, her mobile was at the front of the desk she was giving her exam at.
Going out of the exam centre, she found her mobile sim card and memory card were changed, she alleged against the department’s head.
She also wrote in her allegation that Dr Ali took her mobile number and they had a connection on social media. Ali used to call her to go to his room and proposed her for illegal relation in exchange of giving her good marks in the examination.
All the proofs of these allegations were saved in the mobile phone were destroyed, she alleged.
Contacted, Dr Ali Rezwan said the student was ‘mentally imbalanced’, and she was the one who wanted illicit relationship in return for academic favours, but he never responded to her call.
“Failing to get facilities, she has been spreading this information against me,” said Dr Ali, adding: “I’m embarrassed.”
Contacted Dr Abu Taher, registrar of the university told UNB “We’ve taken the allegation into cognizance and attached it with the Vice Chancellor’s file.”
A probe body will be formed to look into the allegations , he said, adding that if they find immoral behavior on the part of the teacher, steps will be taken against him with no consideration for seniority or position.
Awami League mayoral candidate for the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh plans to open a hotline number for residents to call in and notify DSCC of any problems related to provision of civic services. Some problems would have instant solutions advised over the phone.
Taposh made the pledge while talking to reporters in front of BGB Gate-3 prior to campaigning in the Azimpur-New Market areas.
In case the problem was not solved through the helpline, Taposh promised an extra step that would allow the people to directly lodge complaints to him. “If I am elected, I will work for the residents of Dhaka not as a mayor but as a servant for 24 hours,” he said.
The mayoral candidate explained that services will be taken to the people’s doorstep as they will be able to call him directly through the help-line if the problem still persists.
“As an orgranisation, DSCC provides services. Therefore, we will be engaged to provide service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day,” Taposh assured.
Mentioning the five objectives (beautiful, dynamic, well-governed and modern Dhaka), the mayoral candidate said that he will build Dhaka as a beautiful, livable city besides keeping it neat and clean.
“Garbage will not be kept uncovered in the streets. We will plant trees and work to exterminate mosquitoes on a daily basis. Dhaka city will become a place we can be proud of,” he stated.
Taposh, who resigned as MP of the Dhaka-10 constituency that falls within the jurisdiction of the South City Corporation, made the claim that “nobody had come up with any plans to solve the problems of Old Dhaka”. Naturally the ears in the audience would have anticipated forgive the people in the audience for Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said he has extensive plans regarding the old part of the capital city.
“Beginning with massive programmes, my first plan is to work with the drainage system of Dhaka city to prevent waterlogging. Dhaka will be made dynamic according to our master-plan while we will build a livable, beautiful city for its residents,” Taposh promised.
“The basic civic amenities for all the residents of the city will be ensured within 90 days of taking charge,” he added.
According to Taposh, Dhaka residents have warmly accepted the outline for development under the ‘boat’ symbol and he plans to preserve the traditions of the capital and allow them to prosper.
He called on the leaders and activists of the ruling party to campaign for him in a disciplined manner in line with the code of conduct formulated by the Election Commission.