Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday said the participation of women is now visible in the development of Bangladesh.
“The role of women is undeniable in the struggles of freedom and all democratic movements including the Language Movement in Bangladesh. Now the participation of women is also visible in the development of Bangladesh,” she said.
The speaker made this remark while addressing a discussion arranged on the premise of Pirganj Awami League office in her parliamentary constituency Rangpur-6 marking the 51st founding anniversary of Bangladesh Mahila Awami League, said a Parliament Secretariat handout here.
Dr Shirin urged all to come forward to enhance the participation of women in the mainstream of economy.
Mentioning that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the pioneer of women empowerment, she said today Bangladesh is a role model for women empowerment in the world.
“A Sonar Bangla will soon be established if the young women come forward to engage themselves in the political and economic activities,” said Dr Shirin.
Pirganj upazila AL Advocate Azizur Rahman Ranga presided over the function, while Rangpur Zila Parishad chairman Adv Safia Khanam, Pirganj Mahila Awami League president Zohra Begum and its general secretary Mahmud Begum, among others, present.
Later, the Speaker spoke at a function arranged for finalising list of women workers under the Rural Employment and Road Maintenance Programme-III of Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) at Pirganj Upazila Parishad auditorium.
Some 150 female workers from all 15 unions of Pirganj upazila were appointed through lottery for the next four years with monthly salary of Tk 7,500 for each.
Dr Shirin distributed wheelchairs among 45 physically challenged people of all 15 unions of Pirganj at a function arranged by Rangpur Zilla Parishad.
Besides, she handed over cheques among unemployed male and female youths under Bangabandhu Youth Loan Programme on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
National Heart Foundation (NHF) on Thursday held a workshop for journalists to exchange views with the press about various types of news on health issues and NCDs at the NHF Hospital and Research Institute Auditorium.
NHF President Prof Abdul Malik said, “Health journalists should actively work for preventing Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Bangladesh,” said a press release.
He also highlighted that the frequent news publication on NCDs will subsequently help the policymakers take better decisions in combating them.
“It is important to publish news regularly to increase public awareness about various risks of NCDs and to influence policy makers to adopt public health policies to prevent NCDs,” said Prof Malik.
NHF Hospital and Research Institute Head of the Epidemiology, Dr Sohel Reza Chowdhury highlighted the recent situation of NCDs in Bangladesh while Dr Md Khalequzzaman, Associate Professor of Public Health and Informatics at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University shed light on what could be more newsworthy on the prevention of NCDs.
Bangladesh Health Reporters Forum President Taufiq Maruf was present as special guest on the occasion alongside 22 journalists from different media.
Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s denial of permission to receive advance treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is her unusual attitude.
He, however, said the High Court gave a legal decision disposing of Khaleda’s bail petition in Zia Charitable trust case after deeply looking into the matter of the BNP chief.
The minister came up with the remarks at a press conference on Khaleda’s bail petition at his Gulshan residential office.
He said the BSMMU can provide the BNP chairperson with the advance treatment, but they could not do that as she did not give permission. “The court said they’ve nothing to do with the matter as she denied permission (for the treatment). That’s why the petition has been rejected.”
He said the BSMMU doctors categorically said they could not initiate the necessary treatment for Khaleda as they were not getting her permission.
“If a person is seriously ill, it’s quite natural for her/him to give permission for treatment. We think not giving permission is an unusual matter from her (Khaleda’s) side,” the minister observed.
As his attention was drawn to BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi’s remark that the government’s vindictive policy has exposed through the rejection of Khaleda’s bail petition, Anisul said BNP has been making many illogical demands and remarks. “I don’t think I need to answer to those things.”
Earlier in the day, a High Court bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq turned down the bail petition filed by Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.
In its observation, the court said it is possible for the board to provide treatment to Khaleda Zia. “If she wants, the medical board will start the treatment anytime soon. If it’s required, the number of the seven-member board could be increased,” the court added.
The bench read out the health report of the former prime minister in the morning after Supreme Court Registrar General placed the medical report before the bench submitted by the authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) a day back.
According to the report, Khaleda has been suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and arthritis but these are under control. Now she is suffering from back pain but Khaleda did not allow medical board to provide advanced treatment.
Police on Thursday recovered the body of a madrasha student who was kidnapped allegedly by his friends from Vagna area under Model thana area here three days ago.
The deceased was identified as Moksedul Momin, 17, son of Shahab Uddin, a steel businessman and a resident of Bonddakpara area of model thana.
Kazi Mainul Islam, officer-in-charge of the police station, said Momin’s friends kidnapped him on February 24 and demanded Tk 2 crore from his family as ransom.
Shahab Uddin lodged a GD with the model thana the following day.
Police detained Momin’s friend Fahim on Wednesday (February 26 who reportedly confessed to police that he and his four friends stabbed Momin to death and buried the body beside Ratan’s farm.
According to Fahim’s information, police and a Rab team recovered the body of Moksedul Momin and sent it to Mitford Hospital morgue for autopsy.
The five-day second ‘Medical First Responder Seminar (MFRS) 2020’ ended in Amtali, Barisal Division on Thursday.
The Medical First Responder Seminar (MFRS) is one of the many initiatives of the US government to promote greater cooperation, dialogue, and mutual understanding between Bangladesh and the United States, encouraging a strong partnership and helping to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Thirty officers from seven Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) stations throughout Barisal Division engaged in a variety of activities during the five-day seminar including hands-on practical exercises.
Additionally, all attendees received an emergency first-aid kit with medical supplies sourced from Bangladeshi companies.
Such seminars, conducted by the US Embassy in Dhaka from February 23, strengthen the capacity of FSCD officers, who serve as first responders during medical emergency and natural disaster situations and highlight the US government’s commitment to Bangladesh’s national security and the important security relationship between the United States and Bangladesh, said the Embassy in a press release.
Two of the three instructors for the seminar participated in a similar MFRS for Bangladesh Police in January.
They helped conduct the seminar as part of a “train the trainer” initiative aimed at increasing Bangladesh security services’ capacity to train and equip their own personnel.
One such participant-cum-trainer applied his new skills shortly after completing the January seminar when he responded to what he assessed to be a grease or gas fire and correctly smothered the fire using nearby sand.
The seminar provided an opportunity for FSCD and Bangladesh police to train together and learn from each other, said the US Embassy.
Future MFRS seminars will further expand this opportunity to other law enforcement and security service-related agencies throughout Bangladesh, it said.