The BGMEA leaders promised to pay garment workers' festival allowance and salary ahead of the Eid-ul-Adha as a delegation led by its President Rubana Huq called on President Md. Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban yesterday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while addressing a meeting of AL leaders and workers through a teleconference from London at the AL central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka yesterday urged everyone to fight dengue. The PM called for collective efforts to keep houses and offices clean to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. The PM also urged the countrymen not to pay heed to the rumors and hand over the rumor-mongers to the police. About the ongoing flood, the PM said her party is taking steps side by side with the government to tackle the natural calamity. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader at the meeting urged imams of mosques to speak about dengue to create awareness of the viral disease before delivering khudba during juma prayers. The Emergency Operations Centre and Control Room of DGHS has informed that a total of 1,335 dengue patients were admitted to country's different private and government hospitals in last 24 hours till 8.00am last morning, no death was reported. The total number of dengue patients now stands at 4,408 across the country. The Cabinet Division held a meeting over preventing dengue, flood and rumour yesterday and ordered government officials to clean their workplaces and houses to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne disease dengue. Meanwhile, the Cabinet cancelled Eid holidays of all doctors and concerned health ministry officials.
Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland also called on PM Sheikh Hasina in London on Monday evening. While exchanging views, the Secretary General has urged Bangladesh to lead the Commonwealth Blue Charter and climate risk management. The Premier and the Secretary General discussed the issues of ICT and SDG tracker.
Japan has proposed to play an active role as a mediator in Tokyo between Bangladesh and Myanmar to find a peaceful solution over Rohingya crisis. The announcement came at the bilateral meeting between Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen and his Japanese counterpart Tara Kono in Dhaka yesterday. The Japanese Foreign Minister also visited Rohingya camps yesterday. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations in London on Monday said, Dhaka wants to resolve the protracted Rohingya crisis through discussions. During the meeting, Lord Ahmad assured all possible support on the Rohingya issue and said that the new British PM is aware of it.
The improvement of existing flood situation in different parts of the country may continue in next 24 hours, a bulletin of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre yesterday said adding all the major rivers are in falling trend except the Ganges. Meanwhile, the government during the last 29 days allocated Taka 4.76 crore, 27,850 metric tonnes of rice, Taka 16.26 crore as house repair grants and other relief materials for the flood victims.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq while presenting the Initial State Party Report of Bangladesh to the UN Committee against Torture in Geneva yesterday said, Bangladesh has devoted its energy towards creating an appropriate environment for the full enjoyment of all human rights by its people and it maintains strict policy to address any form of violence against religious minorities under any pretext. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed while meeting with a delegation of the Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its President Syed Moazzam Hossain at his ministry yesterday urged Malaysia to take more skilled manpower from Bangladesh. Japanese Foreign Minister Tara Kono yesterday visited Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the city to pay tributes to Father of the Nation Bagabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Kolkata Press Club published a historical compilation book on the Liberation War of Bangladesh marking its 75th Years celebration programme on July 23, 2019. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unveiled the cover of the 360-page book, edited by Snehashish Sur.
A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order was held yesterday at the Home Ministry with Liberation War Affairs Minister A K M Mozammel Haque in the chair discussed about the rumours and dengue issues and also decided to erect barbed wire fences around the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar to curb the rise in the trafficking of the refugees as well as to stop miscreants from entering the camps.
Agriculture Minister Dr. Md. Abdur Razzaque at a meeting in the city yesterday said, his ministry is considering giving 20 per cent cash incentive to encourage rice export. Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud addressing a meeting at Chattogram Shilpakala Academy auditorium yesterday said, the country has become a role model of development in the world following the leadership of the present government. ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak at a laptop distribution programme at Natore yesterday said, the government has taken initiatives to develop 34,000 technology-based high schools across the country.
Germany will provide 200 million Euro to Bangladesh for implementing projects in renewable energy, climate change and water resource management. In this regard, ERD Secretary Monowar Ahmed and German Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz signed the agreements at the ERD in Dhaka yesterday. UNHCR has donated 220 housing units to BRAC yesterday to assist the vulnerable people affected by the monsoon rain and flood in Ukhiya and Teknaf of Cox's Bazar.
Bangladesh is now in the 28th position in the world for producing fruits, a meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture Ministry was informed yesterday. Beximco Communications Limited (BCL) will provide country's first ever DTH service for TV viewers with brand name AKASH through Bangabandhu Satellite-I. Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited and BCL on Monday signed agreements in this regard.
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