News brief for the 4th of November 2018

A ‘Shukrana Mahfil’ (thanksgiving rally) is being held this morning at the Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital hailing the government for giving the Dawra-e-Hadith (Taqmil) of Qawmi Madrasas the status of master’s degree. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to attend the Mahfil as the chief guest.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Capt. M Mansur Ali and A H M Quamruzzaman marking the Jail Killing Day. In memory of the leaders, the Premier placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in Dhaka yesterday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, the government wants to build a sustainable democratic system as it is the only way for a country to prosper. The Premier said this while addressing a discussion marking the Jail Killing Day at Krishibid Institution in Dhaka yesterday.

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said, dialogues should end by November 7. As the election schedule would be announced soon, it would not be possible to continue dialogue for long. The Minister said this to the media after placing wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi on the occasion of Jail Killing Day.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said, tough actions would be taken against those who would try to create unrest and anarchy in the country after the announcement of schedule for the next general elections. The Minister said this while talking to the media yesterday after placing wreath at the portraits of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders at the old Dhaka Central Jail at Nazim Uddin Road.

Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif has said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is relentlessly working to establish communal harmony in the country. The Minister said this while speaking at a thanksgiving function to the PM as the government recognized Dawra degree of Qawmi madrasa as equivalent to master’s degree at Bharatpur Madiatul Uloom Islamia Madrasa in Pabna yesterday.

Railways Minister Mujibul Haque has said, all divisional and district towns would be brought under rail network if the Awami League comes to power again. The Minister said this while inaugurating a new passenger train on the Chattogram-Dohajari rail route at Patiya rail station in Chattogram yesterday. The first bullet train would be introduced on Dhaka-Chattogram route, he added.

President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina extended their heartiest congratulation to Bangladesh U-15 national football team for clinching the SAFF U-15 Championship beating Pakistan by 3-2 goals in the final in Nepal yesterday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Jair Messias Bolsonaro on his election as the President of Brazil. The Bangladesh Premier, in a congratulatory message sent yesterday, invited the Brazilian President to visit Bangladesh at his earliest convenience.

Press Wing