Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief

London, 16 May 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid has urged all including senior citizens, family, society and state to play their responsible role to ensure rights of the children and help flourish their inner potentials in a friendly environment. He said this on the "Jatiya Shishu Puroshkar Protijogita (National Children Award Competition) 2018" in Dhaka yesterday. The President also put emphasis on creating patriotism, moral values, morality and sincerity in children and inspiring them to study more books, knowing about science, technology, arts, literature and other extra-curriculum activities.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the international community for inclusion of the persons with disabilities in the development and disaster risk management process. She said this while inaugurating the 2nd International Conference on Disability and Disaster Risk Management in Dhaka yesterday. The conference and recent move of the global community for inclusion of differently able persons in disaster management is very crucial, she added. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hoped that the verdict of the grenade attack on an Awami League rally in 2004 would be pronounced soon and the persons responsible for the heinous act would get punishment. She said this while distributing cheques of donation among the family members of the victims of the grenade attack at her Gonobhaban residence yesterday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has condemned the use of force by Israel in Palestine in recent time, describing it as human rights violation. Her condemnation came when Turkish Premier Binali Yildirim phoned her yesterday. The Turkish PM phoned his Bangladesh counterpart at 7:30 pm and talked to her for nearly 15 minutes. During the telephonic conversation, Sheikh Hasina expressed anguish over shifting of the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The PM also reiterated Bangladesh's complete support to independent Palestine. The Turkish Premier invited the Bangladesh PM to attend the OIC Special Summit on Palestine to be held in the Turkish city of Istanbul on May 18. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit Rajshahi today. According to her tour schedule, the Premier will inspect the march-past of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and take their salute at Bangladesh Police Academy in Sarda of the district in the morning.

Bangladesh has joined the most of the world including Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in condemning killing of dozens of Palestinians by the Israeli forces in Gaza. Dhaka also expressed its dismay at the US move to shift its embassy to Jerusalem, a city considered sacred by Muslims, Jews and Christians, said a media statement issued by the foreign ministry yesterday.

Talukder Abdul Khalek of Awami League became Mayor of Khulna as per unofficial results that showed his nearest rival, Nazrul Islam Manju of BNP, trailing far behind.

Telecom and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar has inaugurated the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 mobile app (BB-SET-1 Mobile APP) developed by the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services. The purpose of the app is to provide information and services regarding and gathered by Bangabandhu-1, the country’s first satellite in geostationary orbit, to the people of the country in a smoother way in Dhaka on Monday.

The USA will provide more than $44 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and people affected by violence and conflict in Myanmar. USAID, a US foreign aid agency, made an announcement in this regard yesterday.

The Asian Development Bank is actively considering grant support to Bangladesh to help tackle Rohingya crisis. A team from ADB led by the Country Director visited Cox’s Bazar yesterday to identify scope and areas of a project to be developed jointly with the Govt. They also visited Kutupalong Rohingya camp yesterday.

DSEX, the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, lost 0.15 per cent, or 8.68 points, to close at 5,548.89 points yesterday.
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