Minister of Land asked the AC Land to provide land services with sincerity



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Land Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda directed the Assistant Commissioners

Land Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda directed the Assistant Commissioners

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Land Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda directed the Assistant Commissioners (AC) of Land to provide land services to the beneficiaries through sincerity and good behavior. He also instructed to listen carefully to the problems of land service recipients and advise them in applicable cases.

He gave this order while addressing as the chief guest at the closing and certificate distribution ceremony of the 36th and 37th Basic Land Management Course held at the Land Administration Training Center in Nilkhet, capital, on Monday (April 1). Land Secretary Md. Khalilur Rahman was present as the special guest.

In his speech, the Land Minister emphasized that the beneficiaries should be able to receive the services within a reasonable period of time in return for a fair fee fixed by the government.

The Minister told AC Land that one's land should not be registered illegally by others. Always be careful to protect public and private land. He told the trainees that feedback on the work of the AC Land will be received after a few days of deployment in the field.

Land Secretary Md. Khalilur Rahman told AC Land that the work of providing land services at the field level is being closely monitored through the dashboard. Necessary action will be taken by checking the progress of the work on the dashboard.

Under the chairmanship of Director of Land Administration Training Center, Md. Arif, officials of Land Ministry and Land Administration Training Center attended the event. A total of 79 officers posted as Assistant Commissioner (Land) of 37th and 38th batch of BCS administration cadre participated in the 5-week long Basic Land Management Course.

   

Prime Minister orders to keep an eye on the situation in the Middle East



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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered all the members of the Cabinet and the relevant ministries to keep a close eye on the ongoing tension in the Middle East following Iran's unprecedented attack on Israel.

Cabinet Secretary Md. Mahbub Hossain said this at a press conference organized to announce the decision of the Cabinet meeting at the Secretariat on Wednesday (April 17) afternoon.

Earlier, a Cabinet meeting was held at the Prime Minister's office under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The Cabinet Secretary said that after the attack, the prime minister asked all sectors to be ready to deal with its response. However, she did not specifically said about trade or economy. Everyone has been asked to prepare and report on this.

Giving an example, Md. Mahbub Hossain said, for example: If the price of oil increases, what will we do to deal with that effect, she asked to prepare.

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CID has found the involvement of Bodi's two brothers in drug smuggling



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Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said that Aminur Rahman and Abdur Sukkur, two brothers of Teknaf's former MP Abdur Rahman Bodi, are associated with Cox's Bazar-based drug trade.

Additional IGP Muhammad Ali Mia said this in response to a question from journalists at a press conference organized at the CID's media center in Malibagh in the capital on Wednesday (April 17) in the afternoon regarding the confiscation of assets of drug lords.

The CID chief said action will be taken against those found involved with drugs, whoever he is. We found the involvement of his (Bodi's) brothers and their followers. We will interrogate Bodi's two brothers and if his (Bodi's) name comes up there we will also arrest him. No one will be exempted in the matter of drugs.

Asked about the role of Bodi's two brothers, the CID chief said that Aminur Rahman and Abdur Sukkur brought Yaba from Myanmar in different ways. After that they are delivered to different places by their assigned associates. Already 6.9 acres of land belonging to Bodi’s brothers has been identified. Besides, the information of 40 percent of the land worth Tk. one crore has been found. Land information has not been digitized yet. As a result, the work of collecting this information is going on at the field level in various ways. We can give more details about this later.

Initially, the CID investigated 35 cases and found various movable and immovable properties including money (kept in bank accounts), purchased land, houses and flats illegally earned from the drug business of the godfathers of drug cases. The amount of illegally earned money in these cases is about Tk. 178.44 crore.

Additional IGP Mohammad Ali Mia said that CID has already frozen 9.14 acres of land and 2 houses worth Tk. 8.11 crore of the godfathers in 3 cases of croc and drug related money laundering and Tk. 1 crore 1 lakh 23 thousand 425 kept in the bank in various cases. Another 35.173 acres of land, 12 houses and 1 car valued at Tk. 36.82 crores are in process of sale.

The CID chief said, you know that at least 80 thousand drug recovery cases are registered in the country every year. Most of those arrested are drug peddlers and users. At times, investigating officers end their investigations within these two categories. As a result, the original godfathers of drugs remained hidden. But since 2021, the CID has taken the initiative of arresting the drug godfathers and collecting the assets and depositing them in the government coffers. This will create a panic among the drug dealers of the country. They will leave the drug trade and do legitimate business. Besides, no one will be encouraged to join this profession. Because you know drug is a capital less business. As a result, many people get involved in illegal business to take advantage of easy income. 

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11 killed in three-way collision between private- truck and auto



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Eleven people were killed in a three-way collision between a truck-private car and an auto-rickshaw on Gabkhan bridge area of Jhalkathi. Several people were injured in this incident.

The accident happened on Wednesday (April 17) at noon.

This was confirmed by Jhalakathi Superintendent of Police Mohammad Afruzul Haque Tutul.

According to eyewitnesses and the police, there were many vehicles including easy bikes and private cars waiting to pay money at the toll Plaza of Gabkhan Bridge. Meanwhile, a cement truck hit all the vehicles in front and broke the barrier and went to the side of the road. This accident happened.

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The ceremony of Mujibnagar Day started with the hoisting of the national flag



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The historic Mujibnagar Day celebrations started with the hoisting of the national flag at the Mujibnagar Memorial in Meherpur. The day is being celebrated at Mujibnagar Amrakanan in Meherpur through various programs.

Mujibnagar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Khairul Islam and OC of Mujibnagar police Station Ujjal Kumar Dutt started the day by hoisting the national flag in front of the Mujibnagar Memorial at 6 o'clock on Wednesday (April 17).

Also, the main ceremony will start at 9 am. Minister of Liberation War A.K.M Mozammel Haque, Minister of Public Administration Forhad Hossain and other central leaders of Awami League will pay tribute to the martyrs by laying wreaths at the Mujibnagar Memorial.

Later there will be a parade, hoisting of the national flag, guard of honor and musical entertainment. A huge public meeting will begin at the Sheikh Hasina stage. Central Awami League Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim will preside. Awami League presidium member Kazi Zafarullah will speak as the chief guest.

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