BNP leader hacked to death by helmet-masked men in Naogaon



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A BNP leader named Kamal Ahmed was hacked to death by masked terrorists at Yad Ali intersection in Naogaon town on Saturday (November 18) at 10 pm.

Deceased Kamal Ahmed is the convener of BNP ward number 9 of Rajakpur Mohalla of Naogaon pourashava.

He was also a member of Naogaon District Truck Transport Arrangements Cooperative Society and the Organizing Secretary of Naogaon Nazrul Academy and a member of Jatiyotabadi Samajik Sanskritik Sangstha (Jasas) Naogaon District Committee.

The brutal attack took place at the Yad Ali intersection of the Naogaon-Santahar highway.

Eyewitnesses said that Kamal (52) was sitting on a motorcycle and talking on a mobile phone. At that time, five to seven youths wearing masks and helmets, Chapati and Desi, cut and injured him with sharp weapons and ran away.

The miscreants hit Kamal with sharp weapons on his head and different parts of his body. When he was rescued and taken to Naogaon Sadar Hospital, the doctor declared him dead. The police could not confirm the cause of the murder.

Faisal Bin Ahsan, OC of Naogaon Sadar Police Station said, "The police are active in this matter and the incident is being investigated." Police are on the spot collecting evidence and trying to identify those involved. The body will be handed over to the relatives after post-mortem.

The OC said that a case will be filed at the police station.

   

Is the syndicate powerful than the government, asked the opposition deputy leader



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Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, deputy leader of the opposition in the Jatiya Sangsad(JS), asked how the syndicate is powerful than the government and said, "Our country has various organizations and information, so how can they be more powerful than the government." He said, I can say, if the syndicate is not suppressed with a strong hand, then they will increase the prices of the products during Ramadan.

On Tuesday (February 27), he asked this question while standing on the point of order in the session of the 12th JS.

Participating in the unscheduled discussion in the Parliament, Anisul Islam Mahmud said that the previous Minister of Commerce in this Parliament said that syndicates cannot be disturbed. However, the Prime Minister said that action can be taken against the syndicate. But I don't see anything visible. The syndicate has become so powerful that they fix prices every morning through mobile phones. They determine the prices of sugar, eggs, meat, oil and even fresh vegetables through SMS in the morning. They are so powerful that even though the country's intelligence agencies know about it, disciplinary action has been taken against someone? No action, nothing seen.

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition said that taxes have been reduced from NBR. The hope was that the price of goods would decrease. There is a government agency for sugar. One day the company hastily increased the price of sugar by Tk. 25. Later, however, it was postponed in the evening. But this advantage was taken by the sugar syndicate. The price increased by Tk. 160 per kg. But the price of sugar in the neighboring country (India) is low. There is only Tk. 70. There is no reason for Tk. 160 in our country.

He said, I go to the village, I go to the streets, I don't see the price falling anywhere. The reason for this is the syndicate. Reporting on the syndicate detected. There is a department to deal with or monitor price reduction. One is beating the other in front of the director general of that department, why they are selling at low price, they are being beaten. Request to those in government, take action.

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A bride went to her father-in-law's house with 200 books



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In Kamalnagar, Lakshmipur, a bride took around two hundred books to her father-in-law's house. Dreaming of building a library called 'wife-in-law's library' in a room of the father-in-law's house. In that library, school-college girls along with wives-in-laws of the area will come and read books.

On Tuesday (February 27), the neighbors came to the house and saw the books brought by the bride upside down. At the same time, they also appreciated such interest.

Earlier on Monday (February 26) afternoon, the bride Mehrun Nessa Mumu came to her father-in-law's house in Char Falkon village of the upazila with books from her father's house. In addition to books, the bride also brought varieties native pitha with her. Mumu's mother-in-law Kamrun Nahar sent those pithas to neighbors and relatives.

Mumu is the daughter of Dr. Abadul Haque Chairman Bari Mohiuddin of Char Falkon village . She got married to young lawyer Advocate Emran Hossain Nikhil, son of Maksudur Rahman of Ramzan Ali Maulvi Bari of the same village. Mumu is a third year student of English at Eden College, Dhaka.

On Saturday (February 24) Mumur Boubhat was organized. A day after the marriage ceremony, the bride brought books to her father-in-law's house.

Mumu's family and relatives said that Mumu likes to read books. Her favorite hobbies are collecting and reading books. She has read all the books brought home by her father-in-law. Most of these books were bought with the money she had saved at various times. A few books were gifts on various days including birthdays, 8/10 books were received as prizes in various functions of her school-college. She has read more than a hundred books by Mumu's favorite author Humayun Ahmed.

Mumu's husband, Advocate Emran Hossain Nikhil, posted the picture of the book he made with his wife on social media Facebook. Many people commented with 'Wow', 'Wow'.

Mumu's mother Saleha Begum said that her daughter's favorite hobby is reading books. No interest in sarees, bangles, cosmetics. Her habit was to save money and buy books from her childhood. After the marriage, all the books in the daughter's collection were taken away while going to the father-in-law's house.

Bride's mother-in-law Kamrun Nahar said, I have no daughter, only two sons. Younger son is a Buet student. I am alone at home. I got a daughter due to the eldest son. This Lakshmi girl comes with many books. I am very happy with it. From now on I will save money and buy books for my daughter –in- law.

Father-in-law Maksudur Rahman said, the son's wife brought books when she came from her father's house! This is great! Good luck getting such a son's wife!

New bride Meherun Nessa Mumu says, buying books, reading books is my hobby. I love receiving book as gifts. She didn't want to leave the books she had collected for a long time at her father's house. So, I brought it with me. I am dreaming of building a library called 'wife-in-law's library' in my in-laws' house. All the wives and mothers-in-law of the area will read the book. It will increase the cordiality between wife and mother-in-law.

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Book fair extended for two days



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Amar Ekushe Boi Mela 2024 has been extended by two more days. It is reported that the time of Ekushey Book Fair has been extended in view of the special approval of the Prime Minister. Instead of next Thursday (February 29), the fair will now end on Saturday (March 2).

Secretary of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs Khalil Ahmad confirmed this information to the media on Tuesday (February 27) night.

He said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the request to extend the period of the book fair by two more days. That is why the book fair will continue till March 2. We are now informing the fair management committee. They will announce on the mike of the fair and the letter will be issued tomorrow.

Bangla Academy Director General Muhammad Nurul Huda announced the extension of the fair from the announcement center at around 9 pm. He said, "The book fair has been extended by two days with the kind consent of the Prime Minister."

Earlier on February 18, Bangladesh Book Sellers Association wrote to Bangla Academy to extend the time of Ekushey Book Fair by two days. In the letter, it was proposed to extend the time on March 1 and 2 on Friday and Saturday respectively.

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President's call to expand the export market



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In addition to increasing investment, productivity, employment and exports in the textile sector, the President Md. Sahabuddin urged the patriotic citizens including industrialists, industrial entrepreneurs to build safe and environment-friendly industries.

The President said this at an event at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital on the occasion of 'National Textile Day 2024' on Tuesday (February 27). He said, all efforts should be continued to increase productivity. The head of state also emphasized to increase the number of export products instead of depending on a few products.

He said, we have to use diplomatic missions and give priority to economic diplomacy. The President has called upon all concerned including the business leaders to be vigilant so that no vicious circle or self-interested group can destroy the environment of production-oriented factories.

Md. Sahabuddin said that one should be vigilant so that no one can spoil the environment of the factory for production. The government is and will always be with you. The head of state said that for the expansion of the international market, businessmen, industrialists and investors should come forward with the aim of expanding technical education with modern technology and creating skilled human resources.

Mentioning that foreign trade is more challenging, competitive and knowledge-based than ever before, he said, business leaders must take concerted initiatives to face these challenges.

Addressing the business leaders, the head of state said that workers should be guaranteed fair rights and wages. Workers are the driving force of manufacturing industries. Factories and workers complement each other. If the workers are good, the factory will be good, he noted.

The President said, remember that you are not just running a business for profit. You have to take social responsibility seriously.

He said that the government is determined to make the garment and textile sector capable of international competition, strong, safe and up-to-date. He requested to welcome new technologies to meet the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution according to the demands of the international market.

Mentioning the immense role of textile and jute sector in the country's society, economy, culture, industrialization and employment, the President said, considering the needs of the domestic and international markets, multifaceted action plans should be formulated and implemented for the expansion of the textile sector. He said that the role of the textile industry is most important in the construction of 'Smart Bangladesh' announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. It is possible to develop a 'smart textile' sector by increasing the use of modern machinery and information technology in this sector, which is the largest labor intensive sector in the country.

The President said that currently the textile sector as the main driving force of our economy has not only enriched the national economy, but also ensured the employment of countless people, 80 percent of whom are women and indirectly the main source of livelihood of about one crore people. He said that about 85 percent of the country's total export income is being earned from the textile industry. Textile sector is playing an important role in alleviating rural poverty, empowering women and creating employment opportunities.

The President believes that the textile sector will play a significant role in the implementation of Vision 2041 by creating a developed and prosperous 'Smart Bangladesh'. Mentioning the ancient and glorious history of the textile industry of Bangladesh, he said, all the activities taken by the present government will enrich Bangladesh's developing textile sector and make it attractive to foreign investors.

Textiles and Jute Minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak presided over the event. Among others, Secretary of the Ministry of Textiles and Jute Abdur Rauf, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) President Mohammad Ali Khokon and Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Vice President Md. Shahidullah Azam spoke.

A documentary on 'National Textile Day 2023' was displayed on the occasion. In the event, 11 businessmen were awarded the President's Commemoration. The President took part in a photo session there.

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