Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief

London, 21 May 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid yesterday hosted an iftar party in honor of freedom fighters, family members of Birshresthas, orphans, religious scholars and Bangabhaban officials and employees. President went around different tables set for the guests, exchanged pleasantries with them and inquired about their well-being prior to the iftar at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban. Earlier, a special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country and the nation. Ministers, secretaries and a good number of war-wounded freedom fighters were present. 

The Parliament Secretariat Commission yesterday approved a Tk 332.53 crore budget for parliament to spend on its development and non-development expenditures for the next fiscal year. The Approval was given during a meeting at parliament secretariat with Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury in the chair. The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the meeting on a special invitation.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has drawn a picture on 'Muktijoddhya', the nation's War of Liberation in 1971. With the assistance of eminent artist Shahbuddin Ahmed, the Prime Minister has drawn the painting. The PM has written her name on the canvas of the picture. Red and black colors have been used for drawing the picture. A portrait of a freedom fighter has been drawn by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with a paint brush.

Newly elected Khulna City Corporation Mayor Talukder Abdul Khalek called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban yesterday. The PM congratulated the newly elected Mayor. The PM while talking on the on-going anti-drug campaign expressed her government's firm stance against drugs and said, the government will completely eradicate the menace from the country as it did in the case of militancy.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said, the drive against illegal drugs will continue to save the youth of the society. He said this while talking at Zero Point in Dhaka after inaugurating countrywide anti-drug awareness campaign by RAB yesterday.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu has asked BSTI to beef up the on-going anti-adulteration drive to ensure food safety throughout the country. He came up with the directive while speaking at a discussion in Dhaka yesterday.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said, the country is seeing an unprecedented development in technical education as the government has taken various initiatives for the sector. The Minister came up with the remarks while addressing a programe at the Institution of Diploma Engineers in Dhaka where he unveiled a research book titled 'Building Skilled Manpower to Build a Developed Bangladesh'.

A team led by Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim reached Geneva to attend the 71st conference of World Health Organisation which is set to begin today. The six day conference will focus on non-communicable diseases as well the activities of Universal Health coverage.

DSEX, the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange slumped by 0.96 per cent or 52.60 points, to close at 5390.70 points yesterday.

Press Wing