President Md. Abdul Hamid has called upon judges and others concerned to be more assiduous so that justice-seekers can get justice smoothly when a delegation of Supreme Court judges led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain submitted the Bangladesh Supreme Court’s Annual Report-2018 to him at Bangabhaban in Dhaka yesterday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the Health Minister and two Mayors of Dhaka to take steps for use of effective mosquito repellent to control dengue fever. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said this while inaugurating relief distribution activities of AL’s relief and social welfare sub-committee at Dhanmondi Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhaka yesterday. Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud while attending a function at CIRDAP said, Dengue has been a common menace in other Asian countries apart from Bangladesh. DG of Health Services said, all the tests related to Dengue fever will be done free of cost at the government hospital across the country adding that instructions have been given to all private healthcare institutions including hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres in the country to take maximum Taka 500 for each dengue test. DGHS also asked all the private and government hospitals across the country to launch one stop centre for dengue patients and increase the number of beds in all hospitals. The Emergency Operations Centre and Control Room of DGHS has informed that a total of 824 dengue patients were admitted to city’s different private and government hospitals in last 24 hours till 8.00 last morning, no death was reported. The total number of dengue patients now stands at 2,921 across the country. Eight persons died so far since January 1 while 8,725 people returned home after getting treatment.
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr. Md. Enamur Rahman at a press conference at his ministry yesterday informed that at least 75 people have died in floods so far in 14 districts across the country. A total of 6,30,383 people have been fully affected by the flood while 54,44,032 others partially in 163 upazilas under 28 flood-hit districts. Some 33,735 houses have been completely damaged while 5,32,643 houses partially. Around 8,200 hectares of cropland were fully damaged while 1,45,533 hectares partially damaged by the flood, said the State Minister. Meanwhile, the government during the last 28 days allocated Taka 4.71 crore, 27,450 metric tonnes of rice, Taka 1.23 crore as house repair grants and other relief materials for the flood victims. The existing flood situation throughout the country may improve within a day or two, said Flood Forecasting & Warning Centre. All the major rivers may fall except the Kushiyara and the rivers of southern parts of the country in the next 24 hours.
Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen has said, Rohingyas should go back to their motherland Rakhine to realize their rights of getting citizenship of Myanmar. The Minister said this to the reporters after attending an international conference on solving Rohingya crisis at the North South University in Dhaka yesterday. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono arrives in Dhaka today to visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar as well as to hold bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart mainly to discuss the crisis. The 19-member Myanmar delegation led by the Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Myint Thu after visiting the Rohingya camps in Ukhiya yesterday and talking to Rohingya leaders said to the newsmen that they are trying to motivate Rohingyas to return to Rakhine and they would continue their efforts in future. Meanwhile, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad has said, Rohingyas should either be treated as nationals or they should be given their territory to form their own state. Mahathir said this during an interview with media in Ankara, Turkey on July 26.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal while talking to the journalists after a meeting at his ministry in Dhaka yesterday said, 100 people have been arrested so far for spreading rumours. Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud while addressing a ceremony to award fellowship certificates to the journalists in Dhaka yesterday said, Bangladesh will be turned into a social welfare state in the true sense of the term by 2041 and the country is ahead of other SAARC countries in terms of reaching health services to the doorsteps of people.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun while distributing the 'National Productivity and Quality Excellence Award-2018' at the IDEB auditorium in the city yesterday said, contribution of industrial sector to GDP will reach 40 per cent by 2021 as the government is providing all sorts of efforts in this regard.
Export earnings of RMG products of Bangladesh fetched some US$ 499.09 million from neighbouring India in FY2018–19 which is 79.09 per cent higher than the amount earned during the same period in FY2017–18. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das at a meeting with BGMEA President Dr. Rubana Huq at the BGMEA head office in the city yesterday said, the export of the apparel items to India has been increased for duty free access.
The commitment of foreign aid to Bangladesh during the last fiscal reached US$9,795.86 million whereas the disbursement of foreign aid totalled $6,210.05 million. This was disclosed at a meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Finance of Jatiya Sangsad held yesterday.
A delegation led by Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday left Dhaka to join United Nations Convention against Torture for Geneva of Switzerland to be held on 30-31 July.
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