News brief for the 28th of September 2018


President Md. Abdul Hamid has asked the students to pursue study sincerely to face the global competitiveness. The President said this at a function of Hazi Tayeb Uddin High School at Mithamain in Kishoreganj yesterday. President urged the teachers to gather world-standard knowledge so that the learners can get more updated knowledge and information.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has demanded immediate and effective implementation of the agreement signed between Myanmar and the UN on the solution of the ongoing Rohingya crisis, which is causing immense socioeconomic pressure on Bangladesh as some 1.1 million Rohingyas have taken shelter in the country. The PM said this while delivering her speech in the 73rd UN General Assembly yesterday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the Muslim Ummah to lead the campaign of mounting pressure on Myanmar for creating a conducive environment for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh. The PM was delivering her statement in a meeting of OIC Contact Group on Rohingya Muslim Minority in the UN Headquarters yesterday. The Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia and the OIC Secretariat jointly organised the event, where OIC Secretary-General Dr Yousef Al Othaimeen also spoke.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in New York to join the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, has digitally cleared 16 urgent files. Previously, the Premier asked her office to send all the important files to her during her stay in the USA.

Heads of state and international agencies have expressed optimism that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will form the government again through winning the next general elections as the Premier held separate meetings with them in New York on Wednesday. Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque said this while briefing to the media after the meetings.

Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy has taken part in an intervention of the launch of Estonia-UNDP cooperation project on digital transformation. Estonian President Kersti Kalijulaid and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner spoke at the project launching function in the UN Headquarters in New York yesterday.

The 72nd birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and also the President of Bangladesh Awami League will be celebrated across the country today. Awami League and its affiliated organisations will celebrate the day through organising various humanitarian events and discussions. Islamic Foundation is being observed the 72nd birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a befitting manner.

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury has said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has fought for the helpless Rohingya people. The Minister said this at a prize giving ceremony of a drawing competition marking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 72nd birthday. The day-long program was held at Dhaka University’s Fine Art Faculty yesterday.

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda has called for taking inter-country decision for banning on catching hilsha in a specific duration like in Bangladesh to protect the mother hilsha for boosting production of the fish. The Minster said this at a function of the three-day ‘International Hilsha, Tourism and Development Festival-2018’ in Dhaka yesterday.

The UK and France jointly hosted a high-level event on the Rohingya crisis in the margins of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly on 24 September 2018. Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary of the UK and Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe & Foreign Affairs of France co-hosted the event in New York to discuss the Rohingya crisis. In the meeting, they thanked the government and people of Bangladesh for hosting more than a million Rohingyas.  They have called for urgent actions of the international community to continue and intensify support for the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals and Bangladeshi host communities, including through increased financial support to the UN Joint Response Plan.

The World Bank Vice-President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer has said, the world needs to provide sustained support to Bangladesh to meet the urgent needs of the Rohingya people as well as the host community in Cox’s Bazar. After visiting the Rohingya camps in the Cox’s Bazar district, he said this yesterday.

Bangladesh will take on India in the final match of the Asia Cup Cricket in Dubai today. President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have extended their heartiest congratulations to Bangladesh cricket team for reaching final by defeating Pakistan.

Press Wing