The comments of the doctors on Khaleda’s health is tutored: Information Minister



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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Information and Broadcasting Minister and Joint General Secretary of Awami League Dr. Hassan Mahmud said that the comments of doctors on Khaleda Zia’s health are all tutored by BNP.  

He made the remarks in response to a question after a meeting with representatives of TV cable network operators in the meeting room of his ministry at the Secretariat on Monday (November 29).

The minister said it was clear from their statements that as much as they did not speak as doctors, they spoke for political purposes. And most of the doctors are associated with BNP party politics.

The BNP has now taken the politics of Begum Zia's health from their leaders to the doctors, it has been proved that Dr. Hasan said, "I have seen on television the executive director of Ziaur Rahman Foundation ZRF, Prof. Dr. Farhad Halim Donor made a statements. There was another statement signed by Dr. Md. Fakhruzzaman. Another doctor held a press conference yesterday. All of them are associated with BNP's party and domestic politics.

The information minister said the doctor said there was only treatment in the UK. And there are treatments in Germany and the United States, not in India, not in Singapore, not even in Bangkok. The reality is that now many people from Europe and America come to Singapore and Bangkok for treatment. How the doctors said there is no other place, only Tareq Rahman where resides, there is treatment in UK and there are neighboring countries Germany and USA.

Awami League joint general secretary Hasan Mahmud said that if the BNP secretary general had said so, they would be planning to create chaos. I think there could be a criminal case against him for that. Because he himself has admitted that he is planning to create chaos and it is a criminal offense. They have created a lot of chaos in the past, the people of the country will not allow them to create chaos anymore.

The minister said the court had stayed the November 30 deadline set by the ministry. Work is underway on behalf of the ministry, hopefully the time will be rescheduled once the moratorium is lifted. However, the cable network needs to be digital, the government is working towards this goal and we are committed to it.

In Bangladesh, the lower class, lower middle class, middle class, upper middle class, upper class consumers can buy set top box in one time or in installments as per their need and ability and at the same time whether it can be produced in the country, was also discussed.

After the meeting with the cable operators, Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud said that the cable operators have made preparations. They have set up digital heads in other cities including Dhaka-Chattagram metropolitan city. In addition, if every customer has a set top box, the cable operating system will be digitized. This will enable the subscribers to watch television better and at the same time the revenue that the government is losing Taka 15 to 18 hundred crores every year will be saved. 

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 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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More 10 people die, 8407 get covid & 475 recovered



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Ten more people died from deadly virus corona while 8407 people got infected by the virus in the last 24 hours across the country.

This information was sent to the media on Tuesday ( January 18) by DGHS through a press release.

According to the press release, the latest deaths and cases of infection have brought the toll to 28164 and 1632788 respectively.

The release said that 475 people have recovered bringing the recovery figure to 1553795 so far.

During the period 35916 samples were tested in 852 authorized labs making a total 11929321 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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