Dhaka's New Supermarket fire finally doused after 27 hours
The massive fire at New Supermarket, next to Dhaka New Market, was finally doused this morning (April 16, 2023)- around 27 hours after it started and burnt down several shops and establishments during this busy Eid shopping season. Lima Khanom, duty officer (control room) of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters said the flame was finally doused around 9 am today. Earlier yesterday, the fire broke out at around 5:40 am. Read more: Fire at Dhaka’s New Supermarket now under control A total of 28 firefighting units and teams of Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force took part in the effort to douse the fire. The fire was brought under control around 9:10 am yesterday. Some 32 people, including firefighters, fell sick from the heavy smoke while firefighters were trying to douse the blaze. On April 4 morning, a massive fire broke out at Bangabazar Shopping Complex in Dhaka, burning several thousand shops to ashes. A total of six adjacent markets were also burnt. Read More: Fire safety system of New Supermarket was very weak: Fire Service The fire was doused on April 7, over 75 hours after it broke out.
Remain prepared to deal with any natural disaster: PM to Navy
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked Bangladesh Navy to stay prepared for dealing with any natural disaster as well as protecting the country’s sovereignty. “Being emboldened with the qualities of integrity, leadership and self-sacrifice, you’ll always have to remain prepared to protect the country’s independence and sovereignty as well as face any disaster, standing shoulder to shoulder with the members of the Army and Air Force. Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country,” she said. The prime minister was addressing the President Parade of the passing cadets of Midshipmen 2020 Alfa Batch and Direct Entry Officer 2022 Bravo Batch of Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA) in Chattogram's Patenga. Read more: PM wants Bangladesh Navy to be commercial manufacturer of warships She said the Bangladesh Navy always stands beside the people during natural disasters and continues to conduct rescue operations competently. “I want our officers to do the work with utmost sincerity,” she said. Referring to the graduating officers, the PM said, “You are the future helmsmen of our Navy in protecting the country’s sovereignty and security.” She asked them to discharge the responsibilities towards the country, being imbued with patriotism, and equipped with the senses of discipline and integrity. Read more: PM commissions five modern Navy ships
Armed Forces Day to be observed Monday
Armed Forces Day will be observed across the country on Monday with due solemnity and enthusiasm. On this day in 1971, Bangladesh Armed Forces comprising army, navy and air force came into being and launched an all-out attack on the Pakistani occupation forces. Since the country's independence, the day has been observed as the Armed Forces Day every year. The day’s programmes will start with the offering of special prayers in mosques of all cantonments, naval outposts and establishments and air force outposts after Fajr prayers seeking divine blessings for the country’s welfare and progress and continued development and progress of the Armed Forces. Read more: Be ready to fight if enemy attacks peace-loving Bangladesh, PM urges armed forces President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths at ‘Shikha Anirban’ (the Eternal Flame) at Dhaka Cantonment in the morning to pay homage to members of the Armed Forces who sacrificed their lives in the War of Liberation. President Abdul Hamid, who is also the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion. The chiefs of the three services will place wreaths at ‘Shikha Anirban’ at Dhaka Cantonment in the morning from their respective forces. Later, the three chiefs will pay courtesy calls on the president at Bangabhaban and the Prime Minister at the Armed Forces Division at Dhaka Cantonment. On the occasion, the Prime Minister will host a reception and meet the family members of the Bir Shresthas and other gallantry award-winning freedom fighters at Army Multipurpose Complex. In the afternoon, Sheikh Hasina will also host a reception at 4pm at Sena Kunja in Dhaka Cantonment to commemorate the day. The chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force will also accord receptions to the award-winning freedom fighters of their respective forces and their inheritors. Meanwhile, programmes have been chalked out to observe the day at all army garrisons, naval ships and establishments and air force bases throughout the country. Bangladesh Television (BTV) will broadcast a special programme titled ‘Special Anirban’ after its 8 pm bulletin on Monday highlighting the significance of the day. Bangladesh Betar will broadcast a special ‘Special Durbar’ programme at 7:30pm. The national dailies will publish special supplements on the occasion. President Abdul Hamid, who is also the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion. In his message, President Abdul Hamid said the government has formulated ‘Forces Goal 2030’ to modernize the Armed Forces. Under the purview of it, modern military equipment is being added to the Armed Forces which will undoubtedly make the forces more modern, efficient and dynamic. He also expected that, by imbibing the spirit of the great liberation war, the members of the Armed Forces will make every effort to uphold the glory of the armed forces through loyalty to the state and leadership with the coordination of hard work and patriotism. In her message, Prime Minister said “I hope that the members of Armed Forces will perform their duties with patriotism, professionalism and sincerity by imbibe the spirit of the Liberation War. We’ll be able to build a hunger-poverty-free and happy-rich golden Bangladesh dreamt by the Father of the Nation with the collective efforts of all.”
Independence Cup Football: Air Force advance to final round
Bangladesh Air Force advanced to the final round of the Independence Cup Football 2022, eliminating Little Friends Club 5-4 in a tie breaker at the Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj on Saturday. The qualifying round match between two teams was drawn 2-2 goals in the stipulated period. Sumon scored both the goals for Bangladesh Air Force in the 28th and 75th minutes while Rayhan and Yasin scored one each for the Little Friends in the 37th and 66th minutes respectively. Read more: Independence Cup Football begins Saturday The remaining qualifying round match between Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy will be held on Sunday (November 6) at 2 pm at the Bir Shreshta Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj. The 16-team final round of the meet will be held on November 13 to December 5 at three venues across the country--Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni Stadium in Gopalganj, Bir Shreshta Matiur Rahman Stadium in Munshiganj and Shaheed Dhirendranath Dutta Stadium in Cumilla. Dhaka Mohammedan SC will play the winners of Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Navy in the inaugural match on November 13 in Munshiganj while Sheikh Russel KC will encounter Fortis Football Club in the other opening day's fixture in Cumilla. Participating teams are: Group A - Dhaka Mohammedan SC, Sheikh Russel KC, Fortis Football Club. Bangladesh Army/Bangladesh Navy Group B - Bashundhara Kings, Chittagong Abahani, Azampur Football Club and Youngmens' Club Fakirerpool. Group C - Dhaka Abahani Limited, Muktijoddha Sangsad KC, Uttara Football Club and Bangladesh Air Force Group D - Sheikh Jamal DC,Bangladesh Police FC, Rahmatganj MFS and BFF Elite Football Academy.
Air Force member killed in Faridpur road crash
A 36-year-old Air Force member was killed as an unidentified vehicle hit a covered van carrying him in Shibrampur area of Faridpur Sadar upazila in the early hours of Monday, police said. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Abul Bashar , hailing from Kakra village of Asashuni upazila of Satkhira district. He worked as a sergeant of the Air Force. Read: 2 killed in bus-truck collision in Netrakona The accident occurred on Dhaka-Khulna highway around 4 am as the covered van collided with an unidentified vehicle, leaving sergeant Bashar dead on the spot, said Kankon Kumar Biswas, officer-in-charge of Karimpur Highway Police Station. Family sources said Bashar was bringing household goods from Dhaka in the covered van. Read: Missing teen’s body retrieved from Karnaphuli Police recovered the body and sent it to Faridpur Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy. The covered van was seized.
Jobs in Bangladesh Air Force: The application time for the recruitment post of Officer Cadet in the 86th BAFA course of the Air Force has increased
The deadline to apply for the 86th BAFA course in the Air Force has been extended from 27 February to 10 April 2022. This information has been given through text message on the mobile phone and website of the Air Force. Candidate must be unmarried to apply. Must be between 16 years 6 months and 22 years old on July 6, 2022. Bangladesh Air Force Jobs Circular: Qualifications The height of male candidates should be at least 64 inches, chest size at least 32 inches, extension 2 inches, height of female candidates 64 inches for GD (P) branch, 62 inches for other branches, chest size at least 28 inches, extension 2 inches. The weight of both the candidates should be according to age and height. Manpower will be taken in 4 branches of 86 BAFA course as Bangladesh Air Force Officer Cadet. The branches are GD (P), Logistics / ATC / ADWC / Meteorological, Finance and Admin. As per the rules for GD (P) branch candidates, sight is 6/6 and for other branch candidates. GDA (P) and GPA-4.50 in both Secondary and Higher Secondary (Science) examinations for Logistics / ATC / ADWC / Meteorological and minimum letter grade A in Physics and Mathematics. Letter Grade B in at least five subjects including Mathematics and Mathematics at O level and at least Letter Grade B in Mathematics and Mathematics at A level. GPA-4.50 in both Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations for Finance and minimum letter grade in Mathematics / Accounting. At Level Grade B in at least five subjects including Mathematics / Accounting and Letter Grade B in at least two subjects including Mathematics / Accounting. GPA-4.50 in any branch in both exams for admin branch. Level Grade B in at least five subjects at O level and letter Grade B in two subjects at A level. Also read: DESCO Job Circular: Dhaka Electric Supply Company will recruit 81 people in 10 posts Bangladesh Air Force: How to Apply To apply online, you need to enter the Air Force website and click on the 'Apply Now' option. Link: https://www.joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd/. You have to register as per the instructions there. You have to send 1000 rupees for registration fee. After getting the user ID and password, you have to login and fill the online application form and print it. On the due date of the preliminary written test, 12 recent passport size photographs, certificate of educational qualification, attested photocopy of other certificate along with information of Air Force and Election Center should be submitted. Also read: INGO Job Circular: Recruitment in UNDP Air Force Jobs: Necessary documents Candidates have to appear in the examination center along with the certificate mentioned in the notification during the examination to fill the application form properly. Attested photocopies of all temporary certificates, testimonials and number sheets of educational qualifications should be brought along with the test center. Citizenship, Character Certificate, Marital Status and Permanent Address Certificate must be submitted. In addition, a certificate of character, birth registration or attested photocopy of national identity card should be brought by the head of the current or latest educational institution. Read US-Bangla Airlines offers chance to youths to become pilot Bangladesh Air Force Jobs: Selection method Candidates have to take part in the test in a few steps. Preliminary written test will be taken first, which will include IQ, English, Mathematics and Physics. IQ, English and general knowledge only for admin branch candidates. You will then need to participate in the Preliminary Medical Examination, the Preliminary Oral Examination and the Inter-Services Selection Board (ISSB), the Final Health Examination by the Central Medical Council (CMB) and the Final Selection Examination by the Final Selection Board (CFSB). Carrying electronic devices and bags in the test center is strictly prohibited. Read Job opportunities in Australia: Work from Bangladesh to Australia Bangladesh Air Force: Training and commissioning Regular commission will be paid for the post of Flying Officer after 10 years training at Bangladesh Military Academy and three years training at Bangladesh Air Force Academy. A total of four-year bachelor's degree will be awarded, including one year after commissioning. BAFA Jobs: To know the details For detailed information and communication, please contact Bangladesh Air Force Information and Selection Center, Old Airport, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215. Apart from this, detailed information about recruitment can be found on this website. https://www.joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd/ Read Basic Software Skills for Freshers to Get Hired Easily
US showers praise on Bangladesh's peacekeeping forces
US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall has praised Bangladesh Army’s peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. He also said the US and Bangladesh shared similar views on global norms regarding access to space, exploration, and research. The US Air Force Secretary made the remarks at a reception hosted by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC recently celebrating the 50th Armed Forces Day. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, now on an official visit to the USA, was present as the chief guest at the event. Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA M Shahidul Islam paid deep tribute to the architect of Bangladesh, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and recalled the bravery and supreme sacrifice of the valiant freedom fighters -- both military and civilians. Read: Armed Forces Day: 3 chiefs visit President in Bangabhaban
Always stay ready to defend country: Hasina to Armed Forces
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Bangladesh Armed Forces must have necessary preparedness to protect the country’s independence and sovereignty keeping pace with technological development of the modern world. “We need to have all kinds of preparedness, equipment and training to protect our country from the attack of outside enemies,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the Selection Board Meeting of Bangladesh Navy and Air Force at Dhaka Cantonment. Read: Bangladesh-New Zealand T20 series: PM greets Tigers for going 2-0 up She joined the meeting at the headquarters of the Navy and Air Force through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban. Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh never wants war with any country, rather it wants peace as no country can achieve desired development without peace as war only brings destruction. “We don’t want to go down the path of destruction. But if anyone attacks us, we have to make all kinds of preparations to protect our country,” she said. Hasina said the government is building the armed forces in such a way so that it can protect the country’s independence and sovereignty.
‘Will build our own fighter jets’: PM Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed a desire to build fighter jets in Bangladesh to protect its sovereignty.