Ten retired defence officers formally join Kamal Hossain-led Gano Forum ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections at a programme at Kamal Hossain’s Motijheel chamber on Monday afternoon. Photo: Prothom AloTen retired defence officers on Monday formally joined Kamal Hossain-led Gano Forum ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections.They joined Gano Forum, a key component of Jatiya Oikya Front, inclusive of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), at a programme at Kamal Hossain’s Motijheel chamber in the afternoon.The defence officers are retired lieutenant colonel and freedom fighter Khandakar Faridul Akbar, retired lieutenant colonel Sheikh Akram Ali, retired lieutenant colonel Mohammad Shahidullah, retired lieutenant colonel AFM Nuruddin, retired major Masudul Hasan, retired major Md Imran, retired major Md Badrul Alam Siddiqui and retired squadron leader Md Forkan Alam Khan, retired squadron leader MD Habib Ullah and retired squadron leader MD Mahmud.Kamal was not present at the programme due to his other engagement.Gano Forum executive president and lawyer Subrata Chowdhury welcomed the ex-defence officers.“We welcome 10 retired army and air force officers as they are going to start a new journey in politics by joining Gano Forum,” Subrata said adding, “We’ll work together for the country and restoration of democracy and people’s voting rights”Subrata hoped that people will win the battle of ballot on 30 December as it is the last chance for bringing a change in the country’s politics.Senior Gano Forum leaders, including its presidium members Jaglul Haider Afrik, AHM Shafiq Ullah, Gano Forum training affairs secretary Rafiqul Islam Pathik and executive committee member retired major Amin Ahmed Afsari were, among others, present.Earlier, Reza Kibria, son of slain former Awami League finance minister Shah AMS Kibria, joined the party and submitted its nomination paper to Kamal on Sunday to contest the 30 December parliamentary polls under Jatiya Oikya Front from Habiganj-1 constituency.
A small plane on an airstrip surrounded by floodwaters in Sentani, near the provincial capital of Jayapura, triggered by torrential rain on 17 March. Photo: AFPAt least 42 people have been killed by flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province, an official said Sunday.The floods in Sentani, near the provincial capital of Jayapura, were triggered by torrential rain on Saturday, and also left 21 people injured.Dozens of homes were damaged by floodwaters, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.”The number of casualties and impact of the disaster will likely increase as search and rescue teams are still trying to reach other affected areas,” he added.The floods have receded, but officials are still trying to evacuate people.Flooding is not uncommon in Indonesia, especially during the rainy season which runs from October to April.In January, floods and landslides killed at least 70 people on Sulawesi island, while earlier this month hundreds in West Java province were forced to evacuate when torrential rains triggered severe flooding.
Khushii (Kinship for Humanitarian, Social and Holistic Intervention in India) a non-governmental organization working to empower the poor and destitute communities in both rural and urban areas. Led by a team of committed philanthropists, and headed by legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, Khushii is presenting an upcoming art raffle called Art Loot .The event is being hosted by Vivek Khushlani – the President of Khushii on 24 November, at the Clarion Collection Hotel in the Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Art Loot, is a fun and lucrative opportunity to win in a lucky draw, pieces of art all at one fixed price. The works are creations of well known Indian artists, whose art value is significantly more than what the buyer is paying. This is what makes the Art Raffle even more exciting. ‘12 years back when we started Khushii, it was with the single minded purpose of bringing ‘happiness’ to the life underprivileged children. We are indeed fortunate that so many likeminded people have come forward and supported us in our ongoing endeavours towards the same cause. The Art Loot is our next effort in that direction,’ says Kapil Dev. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe response has been overwhelming and leading artists like Ram Kumar, S.H. Raza, Paresh Maity, Rekha Rodwittya, K.G. Subramanyam, Jaysri Burman, Rini Dhumal, Seema Kohli, Satish Gupta, Pratul Dash, George Martin, Binoy Varghese, Sanjay Bhattacharya, G R Iranna, Nayana Kanodia, Kamar Alam, Hemi Bawa, Satish Gujral, Anupam Sud, Manu Parekh, Gogi Saroj Pal, Sunil Gawde and many more have contributed artworks towards this collection.‘I am pleased to be associated with Khushii’s Art loot in support of its remedial education programme for less privileged children across the country. The art raffle features works by the country’s renowned artists and we are looking for large hearted support from generous patrons to take home these wonderful creations at an unbelievable price and brighten a lesser fortunate child’s future,’ says Vivek Khushlani.All art works are available to the buyer at a fixed rate of Rs. 3 lakhs. The market value of these art works exceeds 3 lakhs, thus, the Loot.Khushii Art loot presents an unique and fun opportunity of taking home a work of art and contributing to a good cause. The process itself is quite enjoyable and the attendees to the event end up having a very good time.When: 24 November Where: Clarion Collection Hotel
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will observe “black day” throughout West Bengal on August 4 and 5 to protest against the detention and “manhandling” of its leaders at the Silchar airport in Assam yesterday, a senior party leader said today. TMC secretary general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the party will observe “black day” in every block and district of the state on Saturday and Sunday. “We condemn the way the public representatives were manhandled and detained by the Assam police at the Silchar airport. They being MPs had every right to visit a place, but all rules were violated and our party delegation was stopped. This is shameful,” he told reporters here. An eight-member TMC delegation, which had six MPs, were stopped at the Silchar airport when they tried to enter Assam’s Cachar district to assess the ground realities after the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published in the north-eastern state on Monday.
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