Khaleda has also surpassed her husband’s brutality  



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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has surpassed her husband in 'barbarism'. Sajeeb Wazed Joy made the remarks in a post on his verified Facebook page on Sunday night.

Joy wrote in his Facebook post that Ziaur Rahman gave the opportunity to work abroad safely without judging the killers of Bangabandhu and four national leaders. But his wife Khaleda Zia has also surpassed her husband's brutality. The murderer Khairuzzaman was imprisoned in 199 to face trial for Bangabandhu murder. But while the trial was on, but in 2001 when Khaleda Zia became Prime Minister in 2001 the killer was released from prison and was appointed as ambassador to Myanmar.

He wrote that the BNP-Jamaat alliance had a special blessing for the murderer Khairuzzaman. After the assassination of Bangabandhu and his family and the brutal assassination of four national leaders in prison, he was posted in Egypt in 1975. After that, with the blessings of Ziaur Rahman, he was continuously promoted in the job of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was even made the High Commissioner to Malaysia.

Joy said that during the time of Khaleda Zia in 1991, this murderous Khairuzzaman had moved all over the country showing power. Administration officials were always terrified by his power. As a close confidante of Khaleda Zia, she was the acting ambassador to the Philippines until 1996. But in 1996 the BNP government collapsed and the Awami League formed the government. The murderer Khairuzzaman was then dismissed from his job as the accused in the jail murder case. He was then put in jail through a judicial process. But the BNP-Jamaat alliance came to power again in 2001 through a conspiracy. At first, they stopped the trial of Bangabandhu and four other national leaders. Even after taking oath as the Prime Minister, Khaleda Zia directly ordered the release of Khairuzzaman, the murderer in jail.

Joy further wrote in the post that on the instructions of Khaleda Zia, the killer Khairuzzaman was first transferred from the jail to Bangabandhu Hospital and then he was released. Khaleda Zia's arbitrariness does not stop here. On his instructions, the killer Khairuzzaman was promoted to the post of Additional Secretary and sent as the Ambassador to Myanmar. Later, when the term of BNP-Jamaat alliance expired, he ran away from work.

More 12 people die, 9500 get covid & 473 recovered



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Twelve more people died from deadly virus corona while 9500 people got infected by the virus in the last 24 hours across the country.

This information was sent to the media on Wednesday ( January 19) by DGHS through a press release.

According to the press release, the latest deaths and cases of infection have brought the toll to 28176 and 1642294 respectively.

The release said that 473 people have recovered bringing the recovery figure to 1554268 so far.

During the period 37830 samples were tested in 852 authorized labs making a total 11966289 samples so far.

It may be mentioned here that the first case of corona infection was detected in Bangladesh on last March 8 (2020) while the first death occurred on March 18.

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Bangladesh condemns attack by Huthi Militia in UAE



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Bangladesh has strongly condemned the drone strikes by Huthi militias in the United Arab Emirates. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in Musaffah, causing extensive damage to civilian property.

The foreign ministry said in a statement that the latest attack was "an intense form of aggression by Huthi militias that has escalated tensions in the region."

This is a repeat of the terrorist attack after the hijacking of the UAE-flagged cargo ship Rawabi off the coast of Al Hudayah Governorate on January 2.

The statement said that Bangladesh considers the recent drone strikes targeting civilian installations and killing of innocent civilians an illegal, cowardly act of terrorism and a clear violation of international law and civil code.

Noting that such irresponsible actions could escalate tensions in the region, Bangladesh has called on Huthi militias to refrain from repeating such illegal activities and deliberately escalating tensions.

Dhaka expresses its strong solidarity against any threat to the security and safety of the people of the United Arab Emirates and its brotherly people.

The statement further said that Bangladesh is firmly committed to all efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region.

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DU Professor Tazmeri Islam gets bail



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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's adviser and former professor of chemistry department of Dhaka University Dr. Tazmeri Islam arrested in the sabotage case filed at Uttara West police station has been granted bail by the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbub Ahmed.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbub Ahmed on Tuesday (January 18) granted her bail on a bond of Tk. 10,000 after a court hearing.

Relevant police court General Registration Officer (GRO) Liaquat Ali confirmed the news to Jago News.

Earlier, Advocate Masud Ahmed Talukder applied for bail of Tazmeri Islam. Bail was opposed by the state. After hearing both sides, the court granted bail. General Registration Branch Officer of the cour Liaquat Ali confirmed the information.

The case was filed at Uttara West Police Station on September 23, 2018 on the charge of sabotage. Professor Tazmeri and 133 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat were accused in the case. On November 26 of the same year, the High Court granted bail to Professor Tazmeri until the investigation report in the case was submitted.

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‘Our family lives on people’s money’: President to the DCs



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President Abdul Hamid

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President Abdul Hamid addressing the Deputy Commissioners said that we  have to remember that our family lives on people's money. So people have the right to receive services. He said that serving the people is not a matter of kindness or generosity.

The president made the remarks while addressing a video conference from Bangabhaban at the Deputy Commissioners' Conference at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Tuesday (January 18).

"You are acting as the coordinator and supervisor of various government activities at the field level, which is playing an important role in the development of the country as a whole," he said.

The President, as a servant of the people, advised to put the interests of the country and the people above all, and said, "We and you are the servants of the people." So do your duty as a servant of the people. Deliver government services to the doorsteps of the people.

He said social security programs are an effective means of alleviating poverty and establishing social justice. Through these programs, DCs need to provide effective leadership in meeting the basic needs of the country's poor, ensuring social security and empowerment of the people, especially women.

The President directed the Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to build a culture of transparency and accountability at every level of field administration.

President Hamid said corruption is the biggest obstacle to development. Sustainable development is being hampered by corruption. Therefore, a culture of transparency and accountability must be built at every level of field administration.

Noting that responsibilities and powers are vested in every level of bureaucracy and political leadership, the President said that exercise of power is essential for proper and efficient discharge of responsibilities, but it is more important to ensure that power is not misused.

He said the DCs need to provide effective leadership in ensuring that the basic needs of the poor, social security and empowerment of the people, especially women, are met through these programs.

The President said that the Deputy Commissioners should make efforts so that the real poor could enjoy the benefits of this program.

He said the government has given special importance to eco-friendly rural development, which is different from previous years. In villages like cities, all kinds of facilities have to be ensured. In order to ensure civic amenities in Mofussil areas, President DCs should take special initiative to develop Upazila Sadar and growing industrial centers as modern cities and suburbs through housing, education, expansion of agro-based industries, medical services, electricity, gas, drinking water and sewerage system.

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