Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

London, 26 June 2018

The cabinet has approved the draft of 'The Fertilizer (Management) (Amendment) Bill, 2018' making the punishment tougher by raising jail term and fine. The approval was given at cabinet meeting held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair yesterday. The PM directed the authorities concerned to make arrangement of alternative driver, restroom and service center in a specific distance on the highways to avert unwanted road accidents.

Chief of Indian Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba made a courtesy call on President Md. Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban yesterday. Welcoming the Indian Navy Chief at Bangabhaban the President said, bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India is excellent now and it is strengthening gradually.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put emphasis on sharing experiences between Bangladesh Navy and Indian Navy on ensuring coastal security. The PM made the emphasis when visiting Chief of Naval Staff of Indian Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba paid a courtesy call on her at Ganabhaban yesterday.

President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his reelection as the President of Turkey.

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking is being observed in the country as elsewhere in the world today with a call to launch a united social movement for an end to the menace. President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on the occasion.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said, the nationwide ongoing crackdown against illegal drugs trading would continue. The Minister said this to the media at the ministry yesterday.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has urged all to work together for improving the standard of education in the country. The Minister made the urge while distributing awards marking National Education Week at International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka yesterday.

The elections to Gazipur City Corporation is being held from 8 am to 4 pm today. The Election Commission has completed all necessary preparations to hold the election in free, fair and peaceful manner.

The newly appointed Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed took over his charge yesterday as the Chief of Bangladesh Army for next three years as his predecessor General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Huq went on retirement.

A five-member delegation of United Nations led by Jean Pierre Lacroix, UN Under Secretary General of Department of Peacekeeping Operations called on newly appointed Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed at Army Headquarters in Dhaka Cantonment yesterday.

DSEX, the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, lost 1.59 per cent, or 88.20 points, to close at 5,433.78 points yesterday.

Press Wing