Bangladesh High Commission


News Brief


London, 26 April 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid, who has begun his office of the Presidency for the second consecutive time, paid rich tributes to the war martyrs placing wreath at the National Martyrs Memorial in Savar yesterday. The President also placed wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi last afternoon. The President is due to visit Tungipara in Gopalganj today to pay homage to Bangabandhu.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka today on a three-day official visit to Australia to join Global Summit of Women in Sydney. The Premier will be conferred Global Women's Leadership Award-2018 in the Summit tomorrow. The Prime Minister will hold bilateral meeting with her Australian Counterpart Malcom Turnbull on April 28. Sheikh Hasina will also visit Western Sydney University and join a community event on April 28.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed during his visit to Cambodia held a bilateral meeting with his counterpart Pan Sorasak in Phnom Penh yesterday. Tofail Ahmed while discussing various issues invited the Cambodian Minister in Dhaka at the end of June or early July to sign a bilateral trade agreement.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim has said, rural people are getting healthcare services and 32 types of medicines through community clinics. The Minister was addressing a discussion at the Dr Shahid Milon Hall of BSMMU yesterday.

Home Minister Asaduzamman Khan while addressing a high-level meeting at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday said, if the Rohingya crisis remains unresolved, there will have a severe impact on peace and security in the region and beyond. The Minister called for the implementation of the five-point recommendations placed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the UNGA to resolve the crisis.

Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury has said, the government would take tougher action against the persons who are found involved in hill cutting illegally. The Minister said this as he was speaking at a workshop on 'preventing landslide in hilly areas' in Cox's Bazar yesterday.

Food Minister Quamrul Islam has warned of taking tough actions if any rice miller tries to manipulate the price of rice in the market. The Minister came up with the warning while addressing the AGM of Bangladesh Auto Major and Husking Mill Owners Association in Dhaka yesterday.

A Mi-4 helicopter and two PT-76 tanks, used in the War of Liberation, were handed over by Indian government to Bangladesh Air Force and Bangladesh Army yesterday at Bangladesh Air Force Base Bashar. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla handed over these memorabilia.

Indian entrepreneurs want to work jointly with the Bangladeshi businessmen in health, education, IT and banking sector. The issues were discussed at a meeting held yesterday between a business delegation of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India and the business leaders of FBCCI in Dhaka yesterday. 

The National Board of Revenue collected a total of Tk 850 crore as revenue during celebration of 'Halkhata' that marks the beginning of the Bangla calendar year 1425. The revenue authorities celebrated the centuries-old tradition 'Halkhata' for the second time to encourage taxpayers to clear their dues.

Press Wing