Bangladesh High Commission

London

News Brief

London, 8 May 2018

President Md. Abdul Hamid has paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman placing wreath at his Mazar in Tungipara. A smartly turned out contingent drawn from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force presented a honour guard on the occasion. 

The cabinet has given final approval to the revised dowry law suggesting five years of imprisonment for making efforts to implicate one with false charges. The approval was given at a regular meeting of cabinet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The cabinet yesterday also approved the draft of an agreement on coastal shipping to make easy communication on sea routes. The cabinet congratulated the Premier for receiving the prestigious Global Women Leadership Award- 2018. The cabinet rescheduled the government office times for the upcoming holy month of Ramadan setting 9:00 am to 3:30 pm as working hours from Sunday to Thursday.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has highlighted the role of parliament members in removing trade inequality. She made the stress while speaking at a workshop in Singapore yesterday. Rajaratnam School of International Studies organised the three day WTO Parliamentarians Workshop 2018 at a hotel in Singapore. Fifty parliament members and experts from 22 countries are taking part in the workshop.

The nation is set to celebrate the 157th birth anniversary of Biswakabi Rabindranath Tagore across the country today. President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on the occasion.

Bangladesh's first communication satellite "Bangabandhu-I" will be launched to the orbit on May 10 at 4pm local time (BST 2am Friday) from the Cape Canaveral launching pad in Florida by Falcon 9 rocket of American firm SpaceX.

The United Kingdom has pledged fresh humanitarian support for the Rohingya people living in Cox's Bazar help to vaccinate almost one million people against cholera. The latest announcement of an additional £70 million of humanitarian support will be protected for them.

Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister of the northeast Indian state of Tripura, has sought the removal of special permission requirements imposed on Bangladeshis entering India through Tripura to improve exports in the state. The Chief Minister sought this in a meeting on the Act East Policy organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi recently.

Press Wing