Today is World Autism Awareness Day



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Today is World Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day

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17th World Autism Awareness Day will be observed on Tuesday (April 2) in Bangladesh like the rest of the world. This year the theme of the day is 'Awareness-Recognition-Valuation: A Journey from Just Surviving to Prosperity'.

On the occasion of the day, a special supplement will be published in the daily newspaper today. Besides, the President and the Prime Minister have given separate messages on the day. In honor of people with autism characteristics, the Ministry of Social Welfare and its departments-organizations and various government institutions will light blue lights. Apart from this, road-branding, special souvenirs and leaflets have been printed to create awareness about autism.

On the occasion of the day, the Ministry of Social Welfare has organized various programs at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital. Minister of Social Welfare Dr. Dipu Moni MP will be the chief guest. The meeting will be chaired by Social Welfare Secretary Md. Khairul Alam Saikh.

13 awards will be presented in five categories at the event. The persons and institutions nominated for the award are - Category 'A' - In the category of successful persons with autism characteristics Muid Hasan, Laila Begum, Ahmed Siam Tanmoy. Category 'B'- Institutions dealing with Autism Prayas, Chattogram, Arunodaya, Kalyani Inclusive School. Category 'C' person who works in the transition of disability Professor Dr. Mahmud Ahmed Chowdhury Arzu, Md. Suman Majumder, Alamgir Hossain. Category 'D' successful parents Ashrafun Nahar, Md. Asrar Billah Khan. Category 'E' successful caregivers Marjahan Begum and Sajeda Akhtar.

   

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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BNP must be defeated to consolidate victory: Obaidul Quader



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Obstacles in the way of consolidating victory are communal, terrorist, evil forces like BNP. Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader commented that this force must be defeated and resisted.

He said this to reporters after paying tribute to the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of the Bangabandhu Bhavan in Dhanmondi on the occasion of the historic Mujibnagar Day on Wednesday (April 17) morning.

We got our independence only through the Mujibnagar first government. Obaidul Quader said in response to the question that after getting independence, what achievements are left for us that we have not yet accomplished, I have said in my speech that there is still to be achieved. Obstacles in the way of consolidating victory are communal, terrorist, evil forces like the BNP. This power must be defeated, resisted.

He said, today we will defeat, overcome and resist the anti-freedom terrorist forces, all the evil forces who are obstacles in the way of our prosperity and we will take our fight forward. The dream of victory is on the way.

Regarding the demand of BNP to declare the day as Republic Day, Awami League General Secretary said, I cannot say anything about any demand in isolation. There is a Cabinet, there is a Prime Minister. It is also necessary to know why they are raising the demand after so many years.

He said that on this day we will take an oath in the spirit of the liberation war and we will move forward in a continuous struggle to build Bangabandhu's dream of Sonar Bangla under the leadership of Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina. We will carry the dream of Bangabandhu to the Mujib Bengal of 2100 to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh, this is our oath.

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