News brief for the 7th of October 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid has urged the youths, especially the new graduates from the University of Dhaka, to lead the nation-building activities to establish a hunger and poverty-free Sonar Bangla dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The President made the call while addressing the 51st convocation of the University of Dhaka yesterday. The President in his address advised the students not to compromise with untruth and injustice and to keep their conscience awake.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, commending the services of the Lions Clubs International to the humanity, has urged them to continue their humanitarian work for the society. The PM was addressing a grand rally of Lions Clubs International and Leo Clubs at Ganabhaban yesterday. The PM sought the support of the Lions and Leos to take the country forward.

The three-day 4th Development Fair-2018 drew huge crowds on the closing day yesterday as people from all strata thronged to the International Trade Fair ground at Agargaon in Dhaka yesterday. With the theme ‘Indomitable Bangladesh in Advancement of Development’, the fair was organised to showcase the government’s development achievements made in the last 10 years. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the three-day fair across the country through a video conference from Ganabhaban on 04 October.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said, the election will be held as per the Constitution and it will be free, fair and inclusive. The Minister said this while addressing a function in Mymensingh yesterday.

Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon has said, the people of the country want to see a continuation of the ongoing development process to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh. The Minister said this at a views-exchange meeting with local people at Arambag Girls School and College in Dhaka yesterday.

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said, Bangladesh is now exporting software to eighty countries in the world and also exporting computer and laptop to Nepal and Nigeria. The Minister said this while addressing a seminar marking the 4th National Development Fair in the capital yesterday.

The World Bank has approved US$515 million for three projects in Bangladesh to improve coastal and marine fisheries, forest management and rural roads. The financing will help the rural people in Cox’s Bazar host the Rohingyas who fled violence in Myanmar.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday summoned Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka U Lwin Oo over a map the neighbouring country drew tending to show the St. Martin's Island as their territory and protested their ill motive.

Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Masud Bin Momen has said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina puts the advancement of women at the heart of the country’s development endeavours. He said this in the country statement at a discussion on ‘Advancement of Women’ at the UN Headquarters on Friday.

Bangladesh U-18 national women’s football team takes on Nepal in the title deciding match of the SAFF U-18 Women's Championship at Changlimithang Stadium in Bhutan this evening.

Press Wing