Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London on an official visit, has sent Bangladesh’s famous mango Rajshahi Fazli along with flowers to newly appointed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a mark of her good wishes for Johnson on Thursday. Earlier, the Premier sent same gifts to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
Visiting a 19-member government delegation of Myanmar led by Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Myint Thu visited Rohingya camps at Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar yesterday. The team held a meeting with the government officials and talked to Rohingyas. At that time, Rohingyas placed their demands to the Myanmar team which includes ensuring their citizen rights and freedom of movement after their repatriation. The delegation is also scheduled to visit Rohingya camps today. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono arrives in Dhaka on Monday on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral issues with special focus on Rohingya issue.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader while addressing the 25th founding anniversary rally of Awami Swechhasebok League on Dhanmondi Bangabandhu Bhaban premises in Dhaka yesterday said, the government is working sincerely to tackle the prevailing dengue and flood situation. Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud while speaking at the triennial conference of Rangunia upazila unit of AL in Chattogram yesterday said, the government is taking tougher legal actions against the kingpins involved in spreading the rumours and the persons responsible for the murders must be brought to the book. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen while addressing the correspondents’ conference of a Sylhet based online news portal on Friday urged the media to play a more proactive role in checking rumours as well as negative campaign against Bangladesh.
The government has issued a statement to make people aware for taking certain steps to stop spread of dengue and measures to protect them from being inflicted by the mosquito-borne disease, a handout issued by the Press Information Department (PID) yesterday said. Besides, the media cell set up at the PID is working to provide information round the clock to mass media about the steps and initiatives taken by the government for coping with flood situation and dengue outbreak and to check rumours.
The overall flood situation of the country is improving as all the major rivers are in falling trend except the Kushiyara, according to a bulletin of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) issued yesterday. Major rivers crossed danger marks at 18 more points across the country, the bulletin added. Meanwhile, the government during the last 27 days allocated Taka 4.71 crore, 27,350 metric tonnes of rice, Taka 1.11 crore as house repair grants and other relief materials for the flood victims.
Local Government Minister Md. Tajul Islam addressing an inter-ministerial meeting in Narayanganj yesterday said, stern action would be taken if any industry releases its wastes into rivers without filtration. The Minister also said, necessary measures have been taken to free the Meghna River from pollution and prevent illegal occupation.
Industries Ministry is going to adorn 28 industries and services oriented organisations with National Productivity and Quality Excellence Award-2018 for their outstanding contribution in increasing productivity and quality development of goods in the sector of industries. Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun at a function in Dhaka today will hand over the award.
A modern leather and tannery industrial park will be established in Rajshahi aims at improving socio-economic condition of the region through flourishing the leather sector. A site of 100 acres of land has already been selected at Belpukur and Baneshwar areas for the purpose. Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation A H M Khairuzzaman Liton and BSCIC Chairman Mustaque Hassan visited the site yesterday.
State Minister for Water Resources Zahid Faruq at a views exchange meeting in Naria upazila of Shariatpur yeaterday said, the government has identified 66 riverbank-prone areas so that people living in those areas could take precautionary measures to prevent possible damages.
Bangladesh is among the first four countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve Hepatitis B control, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.
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