News brief for the 17th of September 2018


President Md. Abdul Hamid has urged the Bangladesh Bar Council to take measures to enhance the professional competence of the country’s lawyers. The President made the urge as a delegation of Bar Council newly-elected members led by its Chairman and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban in Dhaka yesterday. The President put emphases on the proper scrutiny in the Bangladesh Bar Council Enrolment Advocateship Examination so that skilled and knowledgeable people can only come out successful.


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through the video-conference from Gonobhaban yesterday opened for traffic two bridges on the Teesta and Titas rivers in Rangpur and Brahmanbaria saying her government is striving to build better communication networks nationwide. The PM also inaugurated the newly constituted Rangpur Metropolitan Police and Gazipur Metropolitan Police units from Gonobhaban. Speaking on the occasion the PM said, keeping law and order under control is the most important prerequisite for the advancement of the country.


The government has purchased the historic ‘Rose Garden’, an archaeological site, from where the country’s biggest political party, Bangladesh Awami League, started its journey in 1949. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, at a function at Ganabhaban yesterday, received the registered deed of the property from the owner.


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has encouraged the transgender people to work for the society saying, her government is extending different welfare services for the betterment of the section. The PM said this while a five-member transgender delegation called on her at the Sangsad Bhaban office yesterday.


The Jatiya Sangsad has passed the 'Fertilizer (management) Amendment Bill 2018' in an amended form to ensure the use of mixed balanced fertilizer on the crops. The Jatiya Sangsad yesterday also passed the 'Dowry Prohibition Bill, 2018' in an amended form keeping a provision of maximum five years imprisonment and Taka 50,000 as fines for demanding dowry. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid while replying to a question in the Parliament said, the issue of MPO enlistment of private educational institutions will be finalised by the next month.


Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said, the challenge of bringing down deaths from maternal mortality to 70 from 76 in one hundred thousand by 2030 is achievable if we work more sincerely according to the work plan under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Speaker said this while speaking at a policy dialogue in Dhaka yesterday.


Nepalese Ambassador in Dhaka Prof. Dr Chop Lal Bhusal called on Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed at his office in Dhaka yesterday and exchanged views on the issues relating to mutual interests.


Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said, the Election Commission will conduct the polls and the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as per the constitution will run the routine activities during the election period. He said this while speaking at a seminar in Dhaka yesterday.


Hosts Bangladesh will play against Bahrain in the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Dhaka this afternoon.


Press Wing