The hearing of the writ seeking suspension of the schedule is on Sunday



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The hearing of the writ filed seeking postponement of the schedule of the 12th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) elections will be held on Sunday (December 3). Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md. Atabullah’s High Court Bench case is placed in serial number 14.

This information was confirmed by the petitioner lawyer Yunus Ali Akand on Saturday (December 2) night.

Supreme Court lawyer Yunus Ali Akand filed the writ in the relevant branch of the High Court last Wednesday challenging the validity of the election of another Parliament while one Parliament is in force. Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, Law Secretary and 7 other people were made defendants in the writ petition.

Earlier, this lawyer had sent a legal notice last Tuesday. Referring to the current political crisis, the notice said that the strike-blockade is going on in the country. Fair voting is not possible in this situation.

Apart from this, the candidate is required to submit the tax return along with the nomination paper. However, the deadline for tax return filing is November 30, and according to the Election Commission's schedule, the deadline for filing nomination papers is November 30. Then how will it be possible to file the tax return along with the nomination form.

Apart from this, independent candidates are not ready to participate in the elections due to the situation created in the country as a result of the strike. In this situation, the Election Commission was demanded to postpone the date of the election and re-announce the schedule.

   

PM tells BGB to follow discipline and chain of command



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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, I sincerely congratulate those who have been awarded various awards today in recognition of their heroic and meritorious work. This is how you show your skills. May we give this medal more and more. Discipline is the main driving force of an army. Never disturb the order. Follow discipline and chain of command.

She said this at the parade organized on the occasion of BGB Day at Bir Uttam Anwar Hossain Parade Ground in Pilkhana on Monday (March 4) at 9:30 am.

She said, we have sheltered more than 10 lakh Rohingya refugees for humanitarian reasons. Negotiations are underway to send them back to Myanmar. We did not quarrel with the neighbors. We are trying to solve the problem through discussions with neighboring countries.

Using the quote of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who told BGB members, "Work with faith." Act righteously.

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Education system to be brought into a framework: Education Minister



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Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Naufel is emphasizing on teaching government education up to an age limit in Qawmi madrasas. He was also said to work with Befaqul Madarisil Arabia (Befaq), the regulatory body of Qaumi Madrasahs, on the issue.

The minister said that unregistered madrasas are being built all over the country, leading to a decrease in attendance in government primary schools. Calling it a big challenge for all, he said, "It has to be resolved."

The minister said these things in response to questions from journalists after the working session of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Primary Education at the Osmani Auditorium on Sunday evening.

Naufel also said that the government is also thinking about the educational program of Qawmi Madrasa. He said, 'Up to an age limit there is to follow the National Curriculum. Otherwise the students will not be able to acquire the desired qualifications and skills. For this, I will work with Befaq.

The minister also mentioned about sitting with the leaders and boards of Qaumi Madrasa last year. He said, there was a discussion about whether the age at which education is supposed to be attained in the madrasa is being ensured or not.

For this reason, NCTB has sent the books prepared in their curriculum (madrasa) to Qaumi. They have been verified.

Highlighting the topic of giving equivalent to master's degree to the highest certificate of Qaumi Madrasa, Dawrae Hadith, Naufel said, "However, there are allegations that those students are not getting that qualification at the field level. We want those studying in Qaumi Madrasas to get the minimum education they are supposed to attain within an age range. We will work towards that goal. In this case they also have to be strict. The education system should be brought into a framework.

Asked what the DCs said, the education minister said, "The issue of unregistered madrassas came up." It has been said by the district administration, due to the spread of these institutions, even though students are enrolled in the primary education of the government, there is a decrease in attendance.

Asked what the government is thinking, Naufel said, "We will discuss in the future whether such an institution (Nurani Madrasa) can be closed during the general education program."

He also said, 'The attendance rate will increase in unregistered institutions, attendance will decrease in institutions run by the government's curriculum, which is never desirable. In this regard, we will work with the field administration and the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education. How Befaq is registering them through six boards, we have to work with them.

Stating that the field administration has conducted a survey across the country with the law enforcement agencies regarding the registration of Qaumi Madrasahs, he said, "We will work with the Ministry of Home Affairs on that too."

To a question about sexual harassment in educational institutions, the minister said, "Even when criminal incidents occur, a defense is given to the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee by arguing that 'complaints are under investigation'." Whether the committee investigates or not, so that the police can take action according to the prevailing laws of the country, we do not stop it.

Naufel said that the DCs talked a lot about the new curriculum in the school, "They did not talk about any negative experience about it." As a result, we can assume that the teaching learning process of the curriculum has been accepted by teachers and parents.

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Massive clashes in Rakhine state: Teknaf is shaken by the explosion



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The country's security forces launched mortar shells and bombs from the air on Sunday (March 3) from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Bolibazar area, north of Mangdu Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar.

In response, the armed group Arakan Army counter-attacked from the ground. The shelling-explosion caused earthquakes in some unions of Teknaf. At that time, many people left their homes and took shelter in safe places. However, from 12:00 noon to evening there was intermittent firing between the two sides, but no helicopters were seen flying in the sky.

Meanwhile, several hundred people of Teknaf's Hoikang Union are in trouble due to the tension on the border. They earn their livelihood by farming shrimps and crabs on the border of Naf river. Due to the conflict, they are not able to come down. Apart from this, due to the problem at the border, there has been a deadlock in Teknaf land port.

Across the Naf River is Rakhine State opposite the five unions of Teknaf and Ukhia, Hoikyong, Hanila, Teknaf Sadar, Sabrang and Palangkhali. Mangdu Township is located opposite Teknaf Pourashava in the middle of the north-south long state. To the west of Mangdu is the Naf River, with the towering Kaladan Hills behind (to the east).

For three days, shelling and mortar shelling have been happening in the villages of Kumarkhali, Bolibazar, Naichadong, Kwachidong, Shilkhali, Karyiprang, Perangpru in the northern part of Mangdu town. There, the Arakan Army clashed with the government forces over the capture and recovery of the border post.

According to several border sources, on Saturday night, the Arakan Army attacked several border posts of the country's Border Guard Police (BGP) in Bolibazar area and captured several posts. Government forces attacked from the air on Sunday afternoon to recover the post. From Mangd township, helicopters flying north to Bolibazar, dropping mortar shells and bombs and returning to Mangdu can be seen from here.

Driver Ali Ahmad (45), who lives in a small house under the Netong hill on the banks of the Naf river, said, "For three days, the most explosions are in a few villages north of Mangdu city. The attack was carried out from the plane on Sunday afternoon.

Hanila Union Parishad (UP) Chairman Rashed Mohammad Ali said that there are reports of violent clashes between the Arakan Army and the government forces in Rachidong-Buthidaung Township in the southeast of Mangdu. The Arakan Army is attacking Mangdu city from three sides. Government forces still control parts of the Naf River in western Rakhine State.

Panel Mayor Mujibur Rahman of Teknaf Pourashava said that 60-70 mortar shells exploded in several villages around Mangdu from Saturday evening to Sunday evening. In this, earthquakes were created in Jaliapara, Chowdhurypara, Kulalpara, Dailpara of Teknaf pourashava. The previous two nights were the same. Children started crying in fear during the earthquake. When this conflict in Rakhine will stop, no one knows.

Teknaf upazila Nirbahi officer (UNO) Adnan Chowdhury said that there were incidents of shooting and mortar shelling in the villages around Mangdu, but there was no news of the shooting at Teknaf border till evening. People in the border areas are advised to keep a safe distance.

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IGP orders to stop extortion



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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun has ordered the senior police officers to increase the rate of punishment in the case and take strict measures to stop all forms of extortion.

The IGP gave the directive in the first session of the last day of Police Week 2024 on Sunday (March 3) morning at a conference of senior police officers. He expressed satisfaction that the rate of conviction in the present case has increased.

Apart from this, he ordered the members of all units of the police to perform their duties properly in order to stop extortion.

The IGP said, "As a result of the police performing their duties with professionalism, the level of public expectation towards the police has increased."

He called upon the police officers to discharge their duties with sincerity and dedication in order to gain public trust as per the expectations of the people.

Additional IGP (Administration)Kamrul Ahsan spoke on the occasion. Additional IGP (Crime and Operations) Atiqul Islam and president of the conference-related sub-committee gave a welcome speech.

At that time RAB Director General M Khurshid Hossain, Additional IGP of Special Branch Monirul Islam and other senior police officers were present.

The meeting discussed measures to prevent juvenile crime, strengthening community policing activities, creative and innovative policing etc.

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