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 Man burnt to death

  Chittagong Bureau

A man was burnt to death as a fire broke out in his house in Mekhol union of Hathazari upazila early Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Manik Nath, 50, son of Santi Nath, a resident of 8 no ward in the union. Quoting locals, police said the fire broke out at Manik’s house around 4am which left him critically injured.

Later he was rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Police suspected that the fire might have originated from a fire of cigarette butt.

Husband  kills wife

 Khagrachhari Correspondent

A man allegedly killed his wife over family feud at Daktartila area under Sadar upazila here on Sunday morning.

She was identified as Lipi Dey, 25, wife of Ujjal Dey of the area.Police arrested the husband Ujjal Dey and brother-in-law Liton Dey in this connection.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Guimara Police Station Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman confirmed the incident.

 

Three Boishakhi TV newsmen attacked

BSS, Chittagong

Three journalists of privately-run Boishakhi television channel were attacked by miscreants while the newsmen were taking footages of hill cutting at city’s Khulshi area early Sunday.

The newsmen were Assignment editor of Boishakhi Television Mithun Mostafiz, its Chittagong Bureau chief Mohsin Chowdhury and photo journalist Ahadul Islam Babu.

Chittagong Bureau chief of Boishakhi television Mohsin Chowdhury, also general secretary of Chittagong Press Club, said they were attacked by the miscreants while they were recording the incident of hill cutting at city’s Khulshi area around 1am.

“The miscreants attacked us with sticks and damaged the video camera while we were taking footages of removing soil with an excavator and 20-25 trucks from a hill owned by Ispahani Group at dead of night”, Mohsin said adding that the attackers left the scene after they called police over phone.

Later, the journalists went to Khulshi police station and filed a complaint in this regard.
 

AUW’s  Model UN Club int’l confce ends

A Correspondent

A four-day international conference organised by the Asian University for Women (AUW) Model United Nations Club ended with cultural performances at Chittagong Club  ON Sunday evening.

Two hundred students from 20 countries participated in the event starting at 6:00pm and ending at 7:30pm.

During the first one-hour, AUW students presented poetry recitations, songs, and traditional and modern dances of different countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

Anjuma Tanha, a student of AUW, who acted as under secretary general of the conference, while addressing the delegates, thanked Prof John Schroaeder, a faculty dean of the university; and Prof Herman T Salton, adviser to AUW Model United Nations Club for their co-operation.

Farishta Afzaly, vice president of the club and under secretary general of public relations of the conference, also addressed among others.

The four-day conference covered different sessions of the five UN committees — Security Council, ITLOS, Unicef, ECOSOC, and Women Council.

7 get Swadhinata award from CCC

 A Correspondent

Chittagong City Corporation yesterday awarded seven eminent personalities for outstanding contributions to their respective fields, marking Independence Day.

CCC Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin handed over “Swadhinata Sarok Sammanana Padak” to them at a ceremony at Theatre Institute, Chittagong.

The recipients are Prof Anwarul Azim Arif (education), Dr Chhoiyodur Rahman Chowdhury (Liberation War), Abdul Hakim (social service, posthumous), Dr Mohammad Ayub Ali (medical services, posthumous), Mohammad Iqbal (sports, posthumous).Nasiruddin Chowdhury (journalism), and Prof Gazi Saleh Uddin (research).

CU gets first woman Pro-VC

CU Correspondent

Dr Shirin Akther, Prof of Bangla Department of the varsity has been appointed as the first  pro-vice chancellor for the next four years.   She already took the charge early yesterday.

Under the Section of 14 (1) of Chittagong University Ordinance-1973, President and also the Chancellor of the university, Abdul Hamid appointed her for the next four consecutive years. Prof Shirin was made CU Pro-vice Chancellor after ten months to the post kept vacate as the incumbent Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury was appointed as Vice-Chancellor vacating the post.

On contacted, Prof Shirin expressed gratitude to the Chancellor Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and all concerned persons for giving her the charge, saying I will work for the betterment of the varsity and emphasised on eradicating session jam. ‘Those who interested to research-among teachers and students would get more facilities and the budget distributed to the research sector should be increased’ he added.

Prof Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury greeted the newly-appointed  pro-vice chancellor, saying writer of many books, Dr Shirin would took her charge properly and will work for the betterment of the varsity.

 

Farewell to retired, reception to fresher

 CU Correspondent

They provide services here for about half century and now being aged leaving the Chittagong University when it is going to celebrate its grant jubilee a few days later.

The Chittagong University Teachers’ Association (CUTA) formally bid adieu to the eminent teachers of the university who provide services over 40 years and welcomed the newly appointed.

The vacated place has already been fulfilled, through the entrance of the new and they also got warm reception by the Chittagong University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury. The eminent teachers for their outstanding contribution to academic sector have also been accorded reception.

The celebration was held at the Social Science faculty auditorium on Sunday, where the retired teachers recalled their memory and their struggle life in developing the university. With CUTA president Dr Mohammad Abul Mansur in chair, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury addressed as the chief guest. Prof Sajeeb Kumar Das, convener of the celebration committee conducted the meeting while CUTA general secretary Quazi Khasrul Alm Khuddusi addressed his opening speech.

Dr Ifkehar said, this day is the signal of respect and love and the contribution and sacrifice of the retired teachers will show guideline to the fresher to work for betterment of the university as well as the students. He also called upon the teachers to work for the betterment of the varsity to materialize the dream of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to implement the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision-2021.

Emotional atmosphere encircled the auditorium when eminent columnist and recently retired teacher Prof Dr Mainul Islam was delivering his speech, recalling the memory he passed here nearly 40 years. Dr Mainul said, you are my friends with whom I passed three-four of my life, leaving now which is very much torn to me. He also said, the teachers should work for betterment of the students and emphasized on taking the under privileged persons to education for their freer.

Among others, retired teachers, Prof Dr Md Matiur Rahman, Prof Dr Shah Safiq Ullah, Prof Dr Mahmudul Huq, Prof Dr Rejaul Huq, Prof Dr Md Rashid, Prof Mansurul Karim, Prof Dr Mahiuddin and Prof Sheikh Jahid addressed.

3 TV newsmen attacked

Chittagong Bureau

Three journalists of  Boishakhi television channel were attacked by miscreants while the newsmen were taking footages of hill cutting at city’s Khulshi area early Sunday.
The newsmen are  Assignment Editor of Boishakhi Television Mithun Mostafiz,  Chittagong Bureau chief Mohsin Chowdhury and photo journalist Ahadul Islam Babu.

Chittagong Bureau chief of Boishakhi television Mohsin Chowdhury, also general secretary of Chittagong Press Club, said they were attacked by the miscreants while they were recording the incident of hill cutting at city’s Khulshi area around 1am.
The miscreants attacked us with sticks and damaged the video camera while we were taking footages of removing soil with an excavator and 20-25 trucks from a hill owned by Ispahani Group at dead of night, Mohsin said adding that the attackers left the scene after they called police over phone. Later, the journalists went to Khulshi police station and filed a complaint in this regard.

Speakers at JCI roundtable

Econ  Zone, Bay Terminal & uninterrupted power supply  emphasized

Chittagong Bureau

President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry Mahbubul Alam emphasized the immediate implementation of Economic Zone, Bay terminal project and  uninterrupted power supply to industrial units in the port city . He was addressing the round table meet  jointly arranged by Junior chamber International(JCI) and Dainik Barta at Hotel Radison Blu Hall room yesterday  yesterday as chief guest. The roundtable on ‘ Vision-2041 and business ability, challenges’ duly moderated by Banik Barta News Editor Dewan Hanif Mahmood and President of JCI Jasim Ahmed presided. Chamber President said Bangladesh achieved revolution in RMG sectors and continuously  exporting  pharmaceutical products, leather, ceramic and shipbuilding products to European countries , He requested the central Bank to down the bank interest rate in one digit  and said still SME entrepreneurs are borrowing loan at Tk.12-15% bank interests.To grow up specialized  export oriented industries, quick development of special  economic zone is essential immediately as the private land in Chittagong is very much costly. The speakers in roundtable also demanded uninterrupted supply of gas and power to the industrial belt and urged the concerned authorities to disconnect  natural gas supply to domestic consumers by next two years as the demand in industrial sector is mandatory. The speakers also demanded  implementation of Bay terminal  in Patenga and LNG terminal for storing the imported LNG. The connectivity between the capital and port city should be more fasting and comfortable  as the foreign RMG buyers can avail easiest communication by air or surface quickly

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