PM to brief media on Sunday

The prime minister returned home on Saturday morning, winding up her tri-nation visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on Sunday to brief the media about the outcomes of her 11-day tri-nation official visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Finland.

“The press conference will be held at her official Ganabhaban residence at 5pm tomorrow [Sunday],” said the prime minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim on Saturday, reports BSS.

The prime minister returned home this morning, winding up her visits to the three countries from May 28 to June 7.

On May 28, the prime minister reached Tokyo, the capital of Japan, the first destination of her tri-nation visit.

During her four-day stay in Japan, the two countries signed the 40th ODA deal—worth US$2.5 billion—after a bilateral meeting between Sheikh Hasina and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Additionally, the premier attended the Nikkei International Conference on “The Future of Asia” as a keynote speaker, joined a community reception accorded to her, and attended a breakfast roundtable meeting with Japanese business leaders.

There, the  family members of the Japanese Holey Artisan attack victims, and JICA president Shinichi Kitaoka, separately, met Sheikh Hasina.

Concluding her visit to Japan, the prime minister went to Saudi Arabia, on May 31, to attend the 14th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Summit, held in Makkah, at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

During her three-day stay in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Hasina also performed the holy Umrah in Makkah, and offered Ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in Madina.

Wrapping up her visit to Saudi Arabia, the premier went to Finland on June 3.

During her five-day stay in Finland, Sheikh Hasina met with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on June 4 and joined a community reception—accorded to her by All European Awami League and Finland Awami League—on June 5.


Abducted veterinary physician rescued in Rangpur

RANGPUR, May 04, 2019 – The three-day “President Cup Golf Tournament-2019” ended on Friday night through a colourful closing ceremony at Model Conference room on Rangpur Golf and Country Club (RGCC) ground in the city.

Over 100 contestants of different Golf Clubs from across the country participated in the male, female, junior and sub-junior groups of the tournament organised by RGCC, a press release said today.

In the Male Group, Major Ashraf secured the first position while Major Muhit won the best gross award.

Major Saif became the runner up while Lieutenant Colonel Kudrat won the second best gross award.

Lieutenant Colonel Naser became the second runner up while Colonel Yusuf won the third best gross award.

Major Ferdous won the maximum part award while Enamul Haque Sohel won the minimum part award.

Brigadier General Shams Alauddin Ahmed won the longest drive award and Major Harun won the nearest to pin award in the Male Group.

In the Female Group, Subah became the winner while Nasrine Haque Boby won the best gross award.

Sabha secured the first position while Nisa became the runner up in the Junior Group.

In Sub-Junior Group, Wadi secured the first position while Wafi and Elhan jointly won the runner up trophy.

Rangpur Area Commander, GOC of 66 Infantry Division and President of RGCC Major General Md Nazrul Islam, ndu, afwc,psc, distributed prizes among the winners in the concluding ceremony as the chief guest.

High military and civil officials, RGCC officials, participating golfers and other invited guests attended the ceremony followed by a colourful cultural function.


Abducted veterinary physician rescued in Rangpur

RANGPUR, May 03, 2019 – Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-13 rescued
an abducted veterinary physician from Honumantola on the Chiriakhana Road
area in the city in the early hours of today.

“The rescued person is Manik Chandra Mohanta, 25, son of Nittyananda
Chandra Mohanta of village Gara in Kishoreganj upazila of Nilphamari
district,” said a press release issued here this evening.

Earlier, a group of 4-5 kidnappers abducted Manik from Medical Purbo
Gate area in the city on Tuesday night while he was going home after visiting
his relative patient at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH).

Later, the abductors demanded Taka two lakh ransom from relatives of the

Being informed, an operational team of the Crime Prevention Special
Company (CPSC) of RAB-13 conducted a raid in the area and rescued the victim
from Honumantola area at 3:30 am today.

“However, none of the abductors could be arrested as they tactfully
managed to escape from the scene,” the release added.


Three of a family electrocuted in Rangpur

RANGPUR, May 3, 2019 – Three members of a family were electrocuted in Bananipara of College Road area in the city today.

The deceased were identified as Tanya Wasfi, 30, her daughter Tasfia, 8, and her mother-in-law Tazmahal Begum, 62.

“Syed Ali, owner of the house, has previously created a trap by
electrifying galvanized iron (GI) wires on the roof to prevent stealing of goods by thieves,” Jamir Uddin, assistant police commissioner (ASP) of Kotwali Zone of Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP), told BSS.

He said the tragic incident occurred when mother Tanya, wife of Rubel
Islam, with her daughter Tasfia went to the roof to hang their wet clothes on
the GI wires for drying around 1:15 pm.

“Both of them were electrocuted as soon as the ill-fated mother and her
daughter hanged their wet clothes on GI wires those were previously
electrified,” the ASP said.

Hearing screams, Tazmahal Begum, rushed to the roof and also embraced
death after being caught by electrified GI wire.

Being informed, police and fire service and civil defence personnel
rushed there, rescued the victims and rushed them to Rangpur Medical College
Hospital where attending physicals declared them dead.

Local neighbours immediately surrounded the house, caught Syed Ali and
handed him over the Kotwali Thana of RpMP.

“We have handed over the bodies to their relatives this afternoon after
completing necessary legal procedures,” Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kotwali
Thana of RpMP Rezaul Islam told BSS.

“Interrogation of Syed Ali is continuing at Kotwali Thana of RpMP,” the
OC said, adding that necessary legal actions will taken in this connection.