Today is the 58th death anniversary Hussien Shahid Suhrawardy



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Today is the 58th death anniversary of Hossain Shaheed Suhrawardy, the worthy son of democracy. He died on this day in 1963 in Beirut hotel, the capital of Lebanon. His tomb is at the shrine of three leaders next to the Supreme Court in Dhaka. Various political, social and cultural organizations have undertaken detailed programs on the occasion of his death anniversary.

In 2004, Hossain Shaheed Suhrawardy was ranked 20th in the list of best Bengalis in BBC Bangla survey. He was born in West Bengal, India, but he played an important role in the history of the birth of Bangladesh by forming a party called Awami League.

On this occasion in separate messages President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tribute to his memory.

On behalf of the Awami League, a program of homage, Fateha recitation and munajat have been arranged at the mausoleum of late Hossain Shaheed Suhrawardy adjacent to the Bangladesh Supreme Court at 9 am today.

Suhrawardy is a rare example of state leader mentality and political foresight. He was born on September 8, 1892 in an aristocratic family of Midnapore in present day West Bengal. He is the youngest son of eminent Justice Sir Zahid Suhrawardy of Kolkata High Court. He went to England to study law following a lot of family tradition. He had a law degree from Oxford University and also worked as a lawyer in Britain for some time.

The East Pakistan Awami Muslim League was established on 23 June 1949 at the Rose Garden in KM Das Lane, Tikatuli, Dhaka, through a conference of a section of the then Bengal Provincial Muslim League led by Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy and Abul Hashem. Although Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani was elected President of Awami Muslim League at the time of its establishment, Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy was elected President of All Pakistan Awami League. After the resignation of Chowdhury Mohammad Ali in 1956, Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy became the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He then formed the National Democratic Front (NDF) for the purpose of anti-Ayub movement.

Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader in a statement today paid deep homage to the memory of late Hossain Shaheed Suhrawardy and said that he had fought for democracy all his life. The extraordinary strength, perseverance and qualities of his leadership have guided the nation on the right path. He had made outstanding contributions to the struggle for democracy, justice and the rule of law.

In the statement, he called upon the leaders and workers of all levels of the Awami League and its affiliated organizations to observe the death anniversary of Hossain Shaheed Suhrawardy, the son of democracy with due honor.

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 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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