Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) – Professor Rehana Prodhan, president of Jatiya Ganatantrik Party (Jagpa), passed away at a city hospital on Monday. She was 63.
Rehana, also the wife of late Shafiul Alam Prodhan, wash taken to Care Hospital in the city after she fell sick around 7:30am where she died later, Jagpa general secretary Khandaker Lutfur Rahman told UNB.
He said Rehana had long been suffering from diabetes and heart disease.
She is survived by one daughter, one son and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn her death.
Lutfur Rahman said Rehana will be buried at Banani Graveyard after her namaz-e-janaza at Baitul Haram Mosque in Mohammadpur area in the evening.
Rehana was a professor of Social Science department of Lalmatia Mohila College.
She was made president of Jagpa, one of the components of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, after Shafiul Alam Prodhan died on May 17, 2017.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – The High Court on Sunday directed the authorities of Impact Masudul Hoque Memorial Community Health Centre in Chuadanga and IRIS Enterprise, a medicines supplier, to pay Tk 10 lakh as compensation to each of the 17 victims who lost their eyesight following surgery at a health camp.
A bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order.
Impact Masudul Hoque Memorial Community Health Centre, the main organiser of the health camp, and IRIS Enterprise, a pharmaceuticals company that provided medical supplies used during the surgeries, were directed to share the burden of the compensation equally.
The court also asked directed Impact to provide free treatment for life to the victims along with three others who also suffered infection after undergoing surgery at the health camp last March. Wherever the victims wish to be treated , Impact must bear the expenses.
Besides compensation of these victims, the court asked for the formation of a 7-member body led by a senior official (additional secretary) of the Health Ministry to look into the frequent occurrence of such incidents, where patients are made to undergo additional suffering, sometimes even loss of life, at the hands of doctors in hospitals or clinics due to wrong treatment, in the absence of any law relating to negligence in treatment.
At least one expert each from the legal and medical professions were recommended to be kept as part of the 7.
Earlier on April 1, the HC issued a rule asking officials concerned to explain as to why the same victims should not be given Tk 1 crore each as compensation after hearing a writ petition filed by lawyer Amit Das Gupta.
On March 5, a total of 24 patients underwent cataract operations at the hospital and a day after the surgery, all the patients were released.
But a few hours after returning home, 20 of them felt severe pain in their eyes due to infection and contacted Impact.
Sensing danger, the hospital authorities secretly took them to Islamia Eye Hospital and Vision Eye Hospital in Dhaka. Later 17 of the patients had to have their infected eyes removed.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (UNB) - President Abdul Hamid left here early Monday for Switzerland to attend two international conferences on investment and security in the Palais des Nations of Geneva.
A regular flight of Emirates Airlines carrying the President took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1:40am.
The flight is scheduled to reach Cointrin Airport of Geneva at 19:50 local time.
The President will join the 20th edition of ‘Global Leaders Investment Summit’ and 20th annual session of ‘Home Land and Global Security Forum’ there.
More than 5,000 participants from 160 countries will meet in Geneva to thrash out major new investment-for-development initiative in the World Investment Forum 2018 from October 22 to 26.
Organized under the overall theme – ‘Investing in Sustainable Development’ – the Forum will address global challenges for international investment in the new era of globalization and industrialization.
Fourteen heads of states and governments will attend, including those from Armenia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Lesotho, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malawi, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Sierra Leone and Switzerland in the World Investment Forum 2018.
Marking its 10th anniversary, the biennial World Investment Forum remains the premier venue to forge partnerships between investment and development stakeholders to close this gap.
This year’s event comprises of some 60 events, including three summits, five ministerial round tables, private-sector led sessions and several award ceremonies.
On the other hand, the 20th annual session of the Homeland and Global Security Forum organised by Crans Montana Forum will take place in Geneva (Switzerland) from October 24 to 27, 2018.
This Forum will address major security challenges in a world facing rejections and hardenings.
This Forum brings together heads of states and governments, ministers, international organisations, parliaments, justice and police administrations and businesses from around the world.
President Abdul Hamid is scheduled to return home on October 27 wrapping his five day trip in Geneva, said the press secretary.
Previous World Investment Forums took place in Accra, Ghana (2008), Xiamen, China (2010), Doha, Qatar (2012), Geneva, Switzerland (2014) and Nairobi, Kenya (2016).
Chattogram, Oct 21 (UNB) – A case has been filed against some 150 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies on charge of attacking police on the court premises.
Police filed the case with Kotwali Police Station, said its officer-in-charge Mohammad Mohsin.
City BNP president Dr Shahdat Hossain was made the prime accused in the case.
The OC said BNP men swooped on police on the court premises after a court cancelled the bail of party leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury. “They also manhandled me,” he said.
Contacted, Shahdat Hossain there was no incident of attack on police. “Being angered at the cancellation of the bail, BNP leaders and activists and lawyers had shoving with policemen,” he said.
Earlier in the day, a court here sent BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury to jail rejecting his bail petition in a case filed under the ICT Act.
Chandpur, Oct 21(UNB)-Police arrested seven suspected members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) from municipal area of Faridganj upazila in the district on Saturday.
The arrestees are Kawsar Hamid, 19, Mahmudur Rahaman, 24, Rashedul Islam, 25, Md. Kamrul Hasan, 27, Md. Neyamat Ullah, 26, Md. Habibur Rahaman, 30, Fajlur Karim, 30.
Tipped off , a team of police conducted a drive in the upazila on Saturday afternoon while the ABT activists were having “a secret meeting” and arrested them, said Harun-ar-Rashid, OC of Faridganj Police Station.
Police recovered 2 laptops, 2 pen drives and 6 mobile phones from their possession.
A case was filed against them under Anti-Terrorism Act and later they were sent to Chandpur District Court, said the OC.