25 injured as AL ward commissioner's visit to tense Sweeper Colony sets off clashes in Bangshal

Published at : 11 July 2024, 10:00 am
25 injured as AL ward commissioner's visit to tense Sweeper Colony sets off clashes in Bangshal

At least twenty-five people were injured in a clash between followers of the Commissioner of Ward no 33 in the capital's Bangshal and residents of the ward's Sweeper Colony who are fighting eviction by the city corporation on Wednesday.

The injured are being treated at different hospitals including Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, reported UNB.

Sweeper Shubodas, who was injured in the clash, said that the situation in the colony was already tense as they are at risk of eviction.

"In addition, the threat of the commissioner's men made us more tense," Shubodas said. "This morning, the South City Corporation handed over the keys to 72 new rooms in our colony. After the programme, hundreds of supporters of the commissioner tried to enter and we obstructed them."

“When we obstructed them, they threw bricks at us, leaving several injured," he added.

Of the injured, some were identified as Shubhodas, 36, Karan, 22, Niranjan, 65, Niloy Das, 18, Ripon Das, 25, Ajay Kumar, 22, Veeru Das, 44, Sakal Das, 24, Manoj Kumar, 30, and Sameer Das, 35.

One of the supporters of Commissioner Haji Awal Hossain said they along with the commissioner went to the colony to discuss  with the sweepers this morning. Seeing them, the sweepers asked them to leave the colony.

"At one point, they threw bricks from the top of the building, leaving at least 10 of us injured," he said.

Later, four of them were sent to Dhaka Medical. They are Maqbul Hossain, 50, former Jubo League organizing secretary of ward number 33, and members of Asad Gate AL unit Md Nayem, 40, Md Rubel, 38 and Rubel Gazi, 35.

Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police camp, said about 20-25 people received treatment at Dhaka Medical over the clash at Bangshal sweeper colony.

The matter was informed to Bangshal police station, he added.

PM reaches Washington DC from New York

Published at : 24 September 2023, 02:30 pm
PM reaches Washington DC from New York
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Washington DC, the USA capital city, this afternoon after joining the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session and other high-level side and bilateral events in New York.

 

She reached Washington DC from New York by road at 6pm.

On her arrival in Washington DC, Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Muhammad Imran received the premier with a flower bouquet, reports BSS.

Earlier, she left her Place of Residence, Lotte New York for Washington DC at 12:30pm.

She arrived in New York on September 17.

The prime minister will leave Washington DC for London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, on September 29.

She will stay in London till October 3.

After wrapping up her visit, the prime minister will leave London for home and scheduled to reach Dhaka on October 4.

 

Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka

Published at : 20 September 2023, 02:41 pm
Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka

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Deal to ease trade in taka-rupee to be signed as Hasina

Published at : 08 September 2023, 01:43 am
Deal to ease trade in taka-rupee to be signed as Hasina

"An MoU will be signed between the National Payments Corporation of India and the Bangladesh Bank to make transactions in rupees and taka between Bangladesh and India easier," said the foreign minister in a press conference at the Foreign Service Academy in the capital on Thursday.

Besides, the neighbouring countries are likely to sign two more memorandums of understanding regarding cooperation in agricultural researches, and extension of the existing cultural exchange programme for two years, said the foreign minister.

Fair Technology launches car exchange programme

Published at : 07 September 2023, 02:29 pm
Fair Technology launches car exchange programme

Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.