There will be no chaos on the Myanmar border: Foreign Minister



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Foreign Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud expressed hope that the kind of situation that was created in the past on the Myanmar border will not arise again.

At the same time, he said, it is not possible for us to accept or shelter any Rohingya. We have sheltered more than 12 lakh Rohingyas in our country. 35 thousand new Rohingya children are born every year, that is, this number is increasing every year.

On Friday (February 23), Chattogram city's CRB headquarter, Chattogram City Corporation organized the Amar Ekushe book fair at the end of the chief guest's speech at the 'Mahan Ekushe Smark Sammanna Padak'.

The foreign minister said that we are working on how to send back the Rohingyas who have been given shelter for humanitarian reasons. He requested the assistance of all countries including the United States, to apply international pressure on the Myanmar government to send back the Rohingyas. That is why we have discussed it with various countries including India, USA and China.

Myanmar's junta government has recently announced that they will launch an operation again, many Rohingyas are staying at the border, how will the government handle this situation? Dr. Hasan Mahmud said, you know that a few days ago our Prime Minister went to the Security Conference in Munich, there we also discussed the issue of Rohingya repatriation with various heads of state and government. The arrival of the high-level delegation from the United States is instrumental in deepening the relationship between our two countries. We will definitely discuss the issue of Rohingya repatriation there.

He said conducting operations in Rakhine is their internal matter, but because of that, we already have tensions here and mortar shells from there have landed in our country, killing two people. As many as 330 members of their army and security forces came to our country, they took them back again. We protested by calling the Myanmar ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. So we hope that the kind of situation that has arisen in the past will not arise again.

Pointing to BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan’s view that there must be a change in the government in the movement to restore democracy - In this regard, the foreign minister said that if the government is to be changed, the BNP will have to wait until the 29th election, then the people will form the government. They have failed in all the tests that BNP has conducted for so long. Now let them experiment again, study more and then we'll see what they do. Of course, the government will not stop anyone from carrying out a systematic movement. But the violence that BNP has done in the name of anarchy in the past will not be allowed to continue.

In the speech as the chief guest at the Ekushey award ceremony of the book fair, Dr. Hasan Mahmud said, after the founding of the Chhatra League by the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, one of the 10 points given by the Chhatra League was that Bengali should be made the state language and based on those 10 points, the student leaders including the young leader Sheikh Mujib toured the districts. Did these histories remain undiscovered, today they are slowly unfolding. Ever since the creation of Pakistan, Bangabandhu had realized that the liberation of the Bengali nation was not inherent in the Pakistani state system.

Emphasizing the internationalization of the Chattogram Book Fair, the foreign minister said, Dhaka and West Bengal's Kolkata, Agartala, Assam and other publishers should be invited, then the fair will be internationalized. When a book is published in English in England, it is also published in New York, Australia and New Zealand. But that doesn't happen in our country. If a book is published in Kolkata, it is not simultaneously published in Dhaka or Chattogram.

Mayor of Chattogram City Corporation Bir Muktijoddha Rezaul Karim Chowdhury spoke at the event, Convener Councilor of Amar Ekushe Book Fair Celebration Parishad. Dr. Nisar Uddin Ahmed Manju. Sheikh Mohammad Touhidul Islam, Chief Executive Officer of City Corporation gave the welcome speech. Among the awardees, Shishir Dutta, who received an award in drama and Absar Habib, who received an award in poetry, spoke expressing their feelings.

This time, Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Ekushey got a commemorative medal and literary award: Shaheed Saifuddin Khaled Chowdhury (posthumously) in the liberation war and freedom movement, Md. Nasiruddin for industrial development and social service(posthumous), Professor Dr. Md. Gofaranul Haque in Medical service, Shishir Dutta in drama, Shreyasi Roy in culture, Professor Pradeep Bhattacharya in education, Suprabhat Bangladesh editor Rusho Mahmud in development and promotion of newspaper industry, Jaseem Chowdhury Sabuj in journalism, Zakir Hossain Lulu in sports, Shaibal Chowdhury in short film production and research, in folklore and research Shamsul Arefin, in Essay Shamsuddin Shishir, in Poetry Absar Habib and Bhagyadhan Barua, in Children literature Arun Shil and Shibu Kanti Das.

   

Parimoni has been summoned to appear in court



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The court has issued a summons to the plaintiff businessman Nasiruddin Mahmud to appear in the court in the case of attempted murder in the case against the popular and criticized actress Parimani. At the same time the accused Junaid Bogdadi Jimmy asked to appear in court.

Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate M Saiful Islam gave this order on Thursday (April 18). Nasiruddin, the plaintiff in the case, had applied for the issuance of an arrest warrant against Parimoni.

The plaintiff's lawyer Abul Kalam Mohammad Sohail gave this information.

Earlier, the investigation officer of the case, police inspector Monir Hossain filed a report in the Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court stating that the allegation of beating and intimidation against Parimoni and her costume designer Junaid Bogdadi Jimmy alias Jim was found to be true.

However, the report mentions that the allegations against another accused, Fatema Tuz Jannat Boni, were found to be true.

Businessman Nasiruddin filed the case in court on July 6, 2022.

In the statement of the case, it is said that Parimoni and her associates are alcoholics. Taking advantage of the opportunity, they entered various famous clubs and drink alcohol and do not pay the price with the parcel. Parimoni threatened harassment by filing false cases with police officials she knew. On June 9, 2021, after 12 midnight, the accused entered Savar's Boat Club and used the washroom on the second floor.

Later they sat inside the club and drank alcohol. When the plaintiff and his accomplice Shah Shahidul Alam were leaving the club at around 1.30 am, Parimoni purposefully called the plaintiff Nasiruddin and requested him to sit with them for some time. At one point Parimoni tried to lure Nasiruddin through obscene gestures and pressured the plaintiff to give the parcel a bottle of Blue Label alcohol free of charge.

As the plaintiff did not agree to this, Parimoni insulted the plaintiff. During an altercation between the plaintiff and the accused, Paramoni threw a serving glass at the plaintiff and also threw the mobile phone in his hand. Nasiruddin was injured in the head and chest. Parimoni and her accomplices beat up and threatened to kill Nasiruddin and vandalized him. 

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"During the rule of BNP, the country had food shortage, now it is self-sufficient"



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The country has become self-sufficient in food under the present government. And Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned that there was a food shortage during the BNP.

She said, we will produce our own meal. Along with food security, the government will also ensure nutritional security.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this while attending a function organized at the old trade fair ground in Sher Bangla Nagar at 10 am on Thursday (April 18).

The Prime Minister said, when I formed the government in 1996, I saw a shortage of 40 lakh metric tons of food. In this condition we started the journey. There was not much reserve money then. There was a food crisis in Asia. Our aim was, we are not going to touch anyone. I will grow my own crops.

Stating that there was a shortage of food in the country during the BNP, the Prime Minister said that during the BNP we had to depend on other countries for food. Their thinking was to make the country dependent. But we came back from that situation after coming to power. Now Bangladesh is self-sufficient in food.

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One arrested on charges of tourist rape in Inani, Cox's Bazar



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A young tourist was raped at Inani Beach in Cox's Bazar. In this incident, the police arrested the accused Mohammad Nizam (44).

The victim is a resident of Ibrahimpur area of Kafrul, Dhaka. And the accused Nizam is the son of Shamsul Haque of South Kadamtali of Ward No. 7 of Narayanganj City Corporation. Earlier, on April 15, the young woman went on a trip from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar with another girlfriend.

The officer-in-charge (OC) of Ukhia police station confirmed the truth of the incident. Shamim Hossain said, "The accused Nizam has been arrested by the police. The victim was examined at Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. In the evening she left for Dhaka. In this incident, on Wednesday, the victim, the young woman, said at the Ukhia police station. A case has been filed against Nizam under the Prevention of Women and Children Act.

According to the statement of the case, the plaintiff went to Cox's Bazar from Dhaka on April 15 with a girlfriend. She got up to room 402 on the ground floor of 'Rose' Cottage at La Bella Resort on Inani Beach in Ukhia. Mohammad Nizam, a person known a month ago, came with them. He went to room 401 next door. Nizam was the previous acquaintance of the girlfriend who accompanied the plaintiff in the case. On Tuesday (April 16) around 11:30 am, the girlfriend went to the beach. Plaintiff was staying in room no.402 due to headache. Around 12:30 PM, Nizam entered the room, closed the door and raped her. Nizam ran away when the hotel people came forward on her self-scream. After calling 999 number of emergency service, the police of Ukhia police station reached the spot and rescued the plaintiff. Next police raided Inani area and arrested the accused Nazim.

Ariful Islam, the manager of La Bella Resort, said, "On April 15, Md. Nizam came to the resort at noon. Nizam rented two AC rooms. Two women went to room number 402. Nizam went to room 401 next door. Nizam introduced the two young women as cousins. Before the police reached the spot, no one told them about the rape of the young woman in the resort room. 

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Gaibandha Jail authority accused of stripping and torturing female prisoners



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Inside the Gaibandha District Jail, a female inmate was allegedly tortured by a prison guard after she stripped another woman of her clothes and tied her hands and feet for 'seeing illegal activities'. In order to keep the incident a secret, threats of death and disgrace are being given. The incident is being investigated after the complaint.

The victim is an under trail prisoner (UTP), 34 of Chou Pukuria village of Birganj upazila of Dinajpur district. She has been in Gaibandha jail for almost 5 years in a drug case.

Describing the horrific incident inside the Gaibandha District Jail, the mother of the victim utp has filed a written complaint with the Deputy Commissioner of Gaibandha to take better medical care, necessary measures to save life and dignity and to take legal action against the torturers. A copy of that complaint has been received by Barta24.com.

The accused in the incident are Gaibandha Jail Chief Warden (Subedar) Ashraful Islam and female inmate Meghla Khatun. Apart from this, the other accused are female prisoners Rehena and Alefah. Prison guards Tahmina, Shabana, CID Anees and Habildar Mustafa.

In the complaint given to the Deputy Commissioner on April 16, it is mentioned that UTP (34) has been in Gaibandha District Jail for almost 5 years in a case. A few days ago, during his stay in the jail, Subedar Ashraful Islam, who was working in Gaibandha District Jail, "saw illegal activities" between another female inmate. Because of this, Subedar Ashraful and the female inmate became angry with the victim and if she told anyone about the incident, they started showing fear and threats that she would be killed by suicide or died of heart attack inside the prison. It is alleged that the victim UTP repeatedly told them (Subedar Ashraful and the female inmate) not to tell anyone about the incident, but Subedar Ashraful and the female inmate were allegedly mentally torturing the victim in various ways inside the jail.

Apart from this, Subedar Ashraful tried to molest the victim several times by pulling her hands and her clothes, teasing her with bad proposals on different dates and times to hold her hostage. After failing to fulfill the wishes of Subedar Ashraful despite various temptations, her associates called the victim UTP’s husband to Gaibandha Jail. It is mentioned in the complaint that the accused broke up the family of the victim UTP by giving false and offensive information against her.

When the victim Hajti informed the Jail Superintendent about these incidents, Subedar Ashraful claimed that the Jailer is his man, he (Subedar) has transferred the Jailer to this jail by spending his own money. The district showed intimidation and threats claiming that he (Subedar) could not be prosecuted. At one point in the afternoon of March 20 this year, under the leadership of Subedar Ashraful, women prisoners Meghla Khatun, Rehena, Alefah and prison guards Tahmina and Sabana systematically beat Seema with sticks on her head, waist, chest, back, knees of both legs and other parts of her body in the inner balcony of the women's unit of the district jail. . Female inmate Meghla allegedly bit the victim's right arm and tore off the flesh.

Not only that, Subedar Ashraful, CID Anis and Habildar Mostafa gong entered the women's unit of the jail, dragged the victim out from the balcony of the women's unit, took her inside the cell, put on handcuffs and tied both her legs with a rope and stripped her naked with a stick on the sensitive parts of her body (two thighs). ), began to beat on the feet. At that time, the torturers threatened once again that if any of these incidents were revealed outside the prison, the victim UTP would be beaten to death and claimed to have died of a heart attack.

The complaint also mentioned that the mother of the victim UTP went to Gaibandha Jail several times to meet her daughter but was not allowed to meet her daughter. Finally, when the victim went to the court on the date of court appearance, the mother met the daughter. On that day, the victim UTP gave a harrowing account of the incident to the mother and showed the marks of injuries on various parts of the body.

When asked about these allegations, Ashraful Islam, the alleged chief Warden of Gaibandha District Jail, told Barta24.com on mobile phone, "I am not involved in the matter." I don't know why my name is coming up. The incident was a month ago. He claimed that the incident was during the duty of Mustafa, another chief Warden here. But I don't know why my name is there.

Barta24.com could not get his statement even though the current prison guard mentioned the name of the previous chief prison guard, Mustafa.

When asked about the complaint, the other accused female prison guard Tahmina Akhtar told Barta24.com on mobile phone that the complaint is completely false. Allegations have been made stating the opposite of what happened that day. At that time, he claimed that this prisoner made these false allegations with the help of a female prison guard named Arefin and her husband.

Besides, this prisoner is accused in several cases and in most cases there are several complaints and cases against him for raising hands on the administration. Jailer Tahmina also claimed that a woman named Shabana raised her hand on the Jailer on the day of the incident.

Javed Mehdi, Jail superintendent of Gaibandha prison, told Barta24.com that the ADM came to investigate yesterday. A report is being prepared against everyone involved in the incident.

In response to a question, he said that a matter has arisen between the parties and the opposition regarding the inside of the prison which cannot be said over the phone. However, action is being taken against everyone involved in the incident.

Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Md. Moshiur Rahman told Barta24.com that I investigated the matter after receiving the complaint. I will submit the investigation report to the Deputy Commissioner very soon. After that, the District Administration will take necessary action against those involved.

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