Dhaka Peace Declaration Adopted



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The two-day 'World Peace Conference 2021' ended in Dhaka. The conference was held as part of the celebration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence.

The World Peace Conference 2021 ended with the adoption of the Dhaka Declaration at the conclusion of the World Peace Conference on Sunday (December 5) afternoon at the Hotel Intercontinental.

The points are-

>> Establishing peace on the occasion World Peace Conference of 4-5 December and announcing membership.

>> Acknowledging the theme of the conference as progress of peace through social inclusion. Get rid of corona and try to build it stronger. Conflict has been avoided.

In the context of the conference, praising the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh and 50th anniversary of Independence. it has been said that we remember that the journey of Bangladesh in the last five decades is legitimacy for human liberation. Empowerment Fundamental rights and freedoms as a way to maintain peace, promote and uphold sustainable development.

>> We pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his personal commitment as he has contributed for peace throughout his colorful political career.

>> We appreciate the capable leadership displayed by the Prime Minister, the political successor of Bangabandhu. Sheikh Hasina is carrying forward her legacy with courage and determination. Her culture of peace philosophy has been adopted at the UN.

We reminisce on the memory of the martyrs and victims of Bangladesh's War of Independence in 1971 and reiterate our commitment to never bow down to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. In addition to international crime, the culture of impunity impedes justice and accountability for that crime. We pledge ourselves to move forward to end such cowardly oppression and injustice.

>> We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights, civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights in our efforts to build a peaceful, just and inclusive society. We acknowledge the invaluable work done by the United Nations for human rights.

>> We respect the supremacy of international humanitarian law in both war and peace. We remain committed to international protection and assistance policies for refugees and stateless people around the world. In compliance with international disarmament, we renounce the use of all weapons of mass destruction in the nuclear, chemical and biological world arms race. We condemn terrorism.

>> We emphasize the importance of democracy, good governance and the rule of law for peace and stability. We evaluate the role of national parliament and local government institutions. He raised his voice against the just demands and aspirations of the people. We condemn colonialism, illegal occupation. I oppose the seizure of unauthorized power on any pretext. We recognize the role of peace building, peace building. We commend the UN peacekeepers for their dedication.

>> We emphasize the need for a stable, peaceful, social justice and inclusive development. We are committed to protecting the right to employment for all adults in a changing world. We acknowledge the important role of the private sector in advancing social order.

>> We must continue to work to restore our commitment to ‘keep no one behind’. Of course women need to create increased opportunities for political and economic gain. We need to redouble our efforts to prevent all forms of violence and exploitation against children. We need to pay extra attention to the special needs of the elderly, persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples for their meaningful participation in society.

>> We adhere to the underlying and eternal message of peace across all religions, faiths and beliefs. We reject attempts to associate any religion or ethnicity with terrorism and violent extremism. We condemn all forms of violence and abuse on the basis of race, caste or gender. We unequivocally condemn communal violence.

>> We reward and nurture our diverse culture, language as a tradition. We must respect and nurture the boundaries of education, moral studies, science, art, music, literature, media, tourism, fashion, architecture and archeology.

>> We are sensitive to the growing security, displacement and environmental challenges posed by climate. We must invest in health care and provide quality medical care and vaccines for all.

>> We cannot lose sight of the fact that there is no peace anywhere in the world. We recognize the role of regional cooperation in building trust, understanding and unity among the people. We hope to establish a world order that improves the ecosystem of our entire planet. Build consistency. We adhere to tolerance, generosity, empathy and solidarity to achieve love, compassion, lasting peace and security.

>> We do swear solemnly from our respective points at this World Peace Conference peace, social inclusion, fundamental rights, freedoms and sustainability. The reasons for this are spreading the message. We thank the Government and people of Bangladesh for their warm hospitality. Let's share the ideals and vision for peace.

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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