Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun handed over the GI certificates of three products to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The meeting was held at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
At the outset of the meeting, the Industries Minister handed over the GI certificates of Tangail sarees of the Design and Trademark Division of the Industries Ministry, Amrit Sagar Banana of Narsingdi and Rosogolla of Gopalganj and the sarees of Tangail to the Prime Minister.
The prime minister also unveiled the cover of a book of poems written by Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman.
India will export 50 thousand tons of onions to Bangladesh
Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com
India has allowed the export of 50 thousand tons of onions to Bangladesh. Exporters can export this onion to Bangladesh till March 31. It is said that this activity will start very soon.
India's Directorate of Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh told reporters in New Delhi on Thursday (February 23).
He said, 'We have allowed immediate export of 50 thousand tons of onions to Bangladesh. Traders have been allowed to export this amount till March 31 and work is underway to this end.'
He said, based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a decision has been taken to allow exports to Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Hasan Mahmud, during his visit to India earlier this month, requested India to lift the ban on exports of some essential commodities, including onions, to Bangladesh to stabilize their prices in the local market ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.
Bangladesh foreign minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud during the meetings with his counterpart Dr. S. Jaishankar and Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal requested to export those products to Bangladesh.
Earlier in December last year, India imposed a ban on onion exports to boost domestic supply and control price hikes of the commodity.
37 members of 'Kishore gang' arrested in the capital
Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com
RAB has arrested 37 members of 6 juvenile gang including 007, Baba, D Company, Jaura Group and team leaders in Banani, Mohakhali, Uttara and Tongi areas of the capital.
RAB said all these gang members work for different local big brothers.
Those arrested are- Russell (17), Arafat (17), Rabin (15), Al-Amin (24), Islam (29), Jewel (22), Rabiul (16), Murad (17), Mahabub (19), Saad (22), Rohan (22), Mana (28), Hriday (20), Obaid (18), Md. Jisan (19), Md. Akash (30), Md. Eman (20), Md. Ramadan (21), Md. Sajib (18), Md. Shakib (22), Md. Rajiv (19), Md. Amir Hossain (36), Shahjahan Saju alias Russell (45), Md. Gilad Mia (20), Md. Heart (19), a. Raihan (15), Md. Babu Mia (22), Md. Shahjahan (21), Md. Jalal Mia (28), Lameem Mia (15), Md. Rakib (16), Md. Hira Mia (17), Imrul Hasan (17), Md. Sakin Sarkar Rabbi (18), Md. Sujan Mia (19), Khairul (19), Rahat (19).
During this time, 500 grams of hemp, 24 mobile phones, 1 blade, 1 axe, 1 power bank, 5 rods, 16 knives, 3 iron chains, 1 hammer, 1 motorcycle making loud noise and cash of Tk. 24250 were recovered from them.
Commander of RAB-1 Lt. Col. Mostak Ahmed gave this information in a press conference organized at the head office of RAB-1 in Uttara of the capital.
He said, nowadays, youth gangs, gang culture, fighting of one group with another group has become a much talked about incident focusing on the spread of power among the rising boys. Gang members roam around in groups playing loud music, riding motorcycles at reckless speeds, harassing pedestrians and picking fights over petty issues to make their presence known in the area. They also do not hesitate to kill anyone who protests their chaos in order to dominate them. Following this, in several raids in Mohakhali, Banani, Airport, Tongi and Gazipur areas of the capital, youth gang group '007 group leader Al-Amin (24), Jaura group leader Mahabub (19), Baba group leader Saad (22), Voltage group- Mana ( 28), D Company team leader Pappu alias London Pappu. One of his two associates Akash and Amir Hossain, Boyra Jahangi, the team leader of Jahangir Group.
RAB-1 captain Mushtaq Ahmed said that each group has approximately 10 to 15 members. They have admitted to being involved in various crimes including fights, robbery, mugging etc. in exchange of money.
The arrested youths also told RAB during the interrogation that 17 of the arrested persons have several cases against them in different police stations including theft, robbery, extortion, drugs, weapons, rape and attempted murder.
In response to the question, who are the supporters of Kishore gang group, what is their profit?- The captain of RAB-1 said that you know the leaders of Kishore gang group have been arrested. They do this to dominate the area as a result of their adolescence. Some people use them as tools to dominate the area. Members of juvenile gangs fight over patrons. We have found that many people use these group members mainly as tools. By working for them, criminals get shelter.
Those who act as their supporters in various ways will also be brought under the law.
In response to another question, he said, "We investigated various information and data as per the instructions of the media and RAB headquarters. Many people have been arrested like this before. Earlier I got many names in the area of responsibility of RAB-1. They have been brought under the law. Now after receiving instructions about Kishore gangs I have worked for last 15 to 20 days. During this time the members of the new groups were arrested along with their leaders. We will investigate their activities, cases and their issues. Our campaign does not stop. Any new group will be arrested.
Members of Kishore gang groups are seen at various political rally meetings under the umbrella of ward and police station level leaders. When asked if any action will be taken against these donors, he said, "I want to make it clear that the criminals cannot have any group or address." They have no identity. It doesn't matter who they work for. If they commit any crime they are brought under the law.
Those who hide goods should be given mass beating away: PM
Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
In response to a question about price control, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "Don't you think that those who are agitating for the ouster of government are also manipulating here?" Even before this, there was a shortage of onions. But later sacks of rotten onions were thrown into the water. What do you say to these people? They should be given mass beating. If the government does something, it will say that the government is doing it. If the public does something then no one can say anything.
She said this at a press conference held on Friday (February 23) morning at Ganabhaban to share her experience of participating in the security conference held in Munich, Germany.
The Prime Minister said that things will be hidden and rotted and the price of things will increase. Onion we are producing enough that we are producing it. In future we will not have to import from outside. But when it comes to imports, when the news is being imported, those who hide it quickly find it out. And because it has an effect on the market, it is a fact that the price adjusts in the market. Speaking openly, there is nothing to hide here.
In response to the question that famine may come in March, Sheikh Hasina said that there was a conspiracy, there is a conspiracy. Since I came to the country, I have not been able to come to power, nor have I spared even little Russell in the murder of seventy-five. Why? So that no one from this family can come to power. I survived because of my younger sister abroad. I came back and took responsibility. My dream is to fulfill the dream with which the Father of the Nation made the country independent. In that case, conspiracy is happening again and again. We established voting rights through the movement. I have brought back the democratic rights of the people which are benefiting the people. There was a big conspiracy to prevent the election from happening.
The Prime Minister said that the incidents of October 28, 2014 were not done suddenly, those were planned. Those who are in favor of disrupting the election, when they saw that the election cannot be disrupted in any way, people have spontaneity and then they conspired to increase the price of goods. When the government is separated from the people, the government will be overthrown by agitation. It is part of their plan. You know who it is. I don't want to name anyone. But there is this plot.
She said, but I can say one thing, don't you see it rained yesterday, there is a saying 'If the year is the end of Magh, the blessed king will give it' that it rained at the end of Magh, it rained at the beginning of Falgun too. Mango buds are getting fresh. Planting rice seedlings, irrigation will not be required if it rains. Even if there is a little flower problem, there will be no problem in production. Ever since Covid came but I have been saying we have to produce our own food. Not an inch of land should remain uncultivated. I'm not just saying it, I'm putting it into practice.
She also said, in my own village, we cleared the land of our family as well as the land of our neighbors and cultivated it. But we have started them. But I am encouraging. So we have taken initiative in this way. There is an attempt. Once in Bangladesh, if there was a shortage, they would say that there is no rice in their stomach, now they talk? Don’t say now say the price of eggs, the price of fish, the price of meat, or can't eat the belly of fish? Does it make a difference? You will admit that this change is coming in fifteen years. 15 years ago there was a lamentation for rice.
There will be no scarcity of any commodity in Ramadan: PM
Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that there will be no shortage of any commodity in Ramadan.
She said this in response to a question at a press conference organized to share her experience of participating in the security conference held in Munich, Germany at Ganabhaban on Friday morning (February 23).
The Prime Minister said, many will talk about it (Ramadan commodity prices) but there will be no difficulty. Ramadan is for austerity. In Ramadan we eat a little less but our point is that Ramadan actually increases the demand a little. Even then there is provision to bring enough quantities of chickpeas, dates and sugar which are more important during Ramadan. I have already arranged that there will be no problem with this.
In response to another question on the Rohingya issue, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "We are repeatedly discussing the Rohingya issue." The situation in Myanmar is so bad that when I talk to the world leaders they all sympathize with the Rohingyas but nothing very effective is being done to bring them back.