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DHAKA, April 17, 2024 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the cabinet meeting today asked all concerned ministries to remain vigilant about the ongoing unrest in the Middle East due to Iran-Israel tension and take necessary steps to tackle any adverse effect in Bangladesh.

"The honorable Prime Minister urged all concerned, including cabinet members and ministries, to keep sharp eyes on the reality (triggered by Iran-Israel unrest) prevailing in the Middle East and take necessary preparations for the possible impacts on us in this regard," said Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain.

He was addressing a press conference at the Bangladesh Secretariat here this afternoon after the cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Mahbub said the premier also urged the concerned ministries to start taking preparations to tackle the possible impact in Bangladesh induced by the unrest in the Middle East.

In the meeting, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the concerned authorities to decide quickly whether the previous decisions which are under implementation would be implemented or not, he added.

She asked the authorities concerned to inform the cabinet in details over the under implementation decisions citing the reasons if these are not implementable, the cabinet secretary said.

Noting that 16 laws are yet to be delisted in the country, Mahbub said the premier instructed the concerned ministries to take steps to delist the laws soon.

The cabinet secretary said that the cabinet gave in principle and final approvals to drafts of 'The Moheshkhali Integrated Development Authority (MIDA) Act, 2024' and 'The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Remuneration and Privileges) Act, 2024'.

He said the principal secretary of the PMO placed the draft of the MIDA Act in the cabinet aimed at forming an authority to carry out the ongoing development activities centering the Matarbari deep sea port in Moheshkhali in an integrated process.

Under the law, Mahbub said, Prime Minister will be the chairman of the governing board of the authority while it will be governed by a 17-member board.

Apart from the governing board, the government will appoint a principal executive officer who will run the office as the chief executive officer, he added.

The main objective of the authority will be preparing a master plan for the specific area of around 55,968 acres of land and implementing it, the cabinet secretary said, adding, the prime target of forming the authority is to bring discipline in the development activities there to promote foreign investments and turn the area into a development hub.

Speaking about 'The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Remuneration and Privileges) Act, 2024', he said it is basically the Bangla version of the existing English one and there is no change in this version.

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Edmonton, Alberta, April 16, 2024: The Alberta Parliament in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, was not just a venue but a beacon of cultural exchange this afternoon. It resonated with the solemn celebration of the Bengali New Year, marking a significant moment in the cultural calendar.

MLA Jackie Lovely, in a gesture of inclusivity and warmth, extended a heartfelt welcome to leaders of the Bangladesh community at the Legislative Building, setting the tone for a brief but significant meeting between Bengali-speaking community leaders and the Honorable Speaker of Parliament, Nathan Koper.

In his address to the esteemed guests, Speaker Nathan Koper conveyed heartfelt wishes for a joyous Bengali New Year and expressed his anticipation of visiting Bangladesh soon. He emphasized strengthening the bilateral relationship between the Alberta government and Bangladesh.

The essence of the Bengali New Year, with its vibrant festivities such as village fairs, traders' halkhata, Mangal Shobhayatra, Nagordola, and Ramna Botmule Chayanot Asar, where men and women don colorful attire, encapsulates not only the spirit of celebration and tradition but also aspects of individuality, universality, secularism, and humanity. The recognition of these traditional elements of the Bengali New Year finds resonance even in the distant halls of the Alberta Legislature in Canada.

The session commenced with Speaker Nathan Koper introducing various organizations, including the Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta, Bangladesh Canada Association of Edmonton, Edmonton Bengali Association, and Alberta Bengali Society, all of which have been instrumental in preserving and promoting Bengali traditional life, culture, and art. Notable guests included Bir Muktijoddha Delwar Jahid, Chief Advisor of Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta, Executive Director of Step to Humanity Association, and President of Bangladesh North American Journalist Network, along with other esteemed leaders such as Din Islam, Janmejoy Das Chowdhury, Bikash Talukder, and Rozina Meena.

During the afternoon session, MLA Jackie Lovely presented a statement on Pahela Boishakh. Additionally, veteran libertarian Delwar Jahid held a separate meeting with government caucus MLA Jason Stephan, further fostering dialogue and understanding. Babu Indra Chowdhury, the United Conservative Caucus Community Outreach Coordinator, infused the event with energy and vibrancy, ensuring a lively atmosphere.



DHAKA, Aug 15, 2015(BSS)- A wax statue of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been put on display at Kolkatas and Indias lone wax museum, Mothers Wax Museum, according to reports reaching here today.

The secretary, ministry of information of the Bangladesh government, Mortuza Ahmed, participated in the unveiling of the statue. Mortuza was invited by the chairman of West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd Debashish Sen. 

The statue was set up on August 14, 2015, a day before India's Independence Day.

The museum was set up last year (2014) in the new township located north-east of Salt Lake City. 

The museum is modeled after London's Mother Tussaud's Wax Museum and houses prominent personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Param Hansa Dev, et al. Now Bangladesh's Founding Father has also found a place there.

DHAKA, Feb 9, 2015 (BSS) - Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Advocate Anisul Haque said the government will ensure the punishment of the alleged miscreants who are now involved with terrorist activities after completion of their trial within next six months.

"The only way to rein in the terrorism is to ensure punishment to the culprits within shortest possible time", said the minister.

The minister said this as chief guest while he was addressing a discussion on the occasion of birth anniversary of Prof Kabir Chowdhury here today. Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee ("Committee for Resisting Killers & Collaborators of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971") arranged the programme.

Presided over by vice-president of the Nirmul Committee Prof Muntasir Mamun, the meeting also addressed, among others, by National Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr Mizanur Rahman, Major General (retd) Abdur Rashid, Chairman of Nari Progati Sanga Rokeya Kabir.