Dhaka, Jan 21 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the new cabinet to work with sincerity and honesty to fulfill the expectations of people who have voted Awami League to power again with a huge mandate.
"The cabinet will work with sincerity and honesty, every work has to be performed with sincerity…this has to be kept in mind," she said.
The Prime Minister made the remarks in her introductory speech at the maiden cabinet meeting of her newly formed government at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) after the Awami League won the 11th parliamentary election on December 30 with absolute majority.
She said there are responsibilities and duties of the government towards the people of the country who sent Awami League to power for the third consecutive term. "We’re here to perform that duty, and the power of honesty is infinity…we’ve been able to prove that several times."
Sheikh Hasina, also the chief of the ruling Awami League, said the country will advance if the cabinet works with sincerity and honesty.
She mentioned that the people of the country have many expectations from the newly formed government and the government has to fulfil that. "Fulfilling the expectations of people is our task."
Hasina said the dream of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was to bring smile to the faces of distressed people. "That’s also our aim. We’ll work with that desire…we’ll fulfill that desire, we’ll build Bangladesh as a country that will be free from hunger and poverty," she said.
The Prime Minister said the development works that the Awami League initiated in its previous two terms have to be taken forward in the coming days. "We’ve to advance the country as per the expectations of people."
Joypurhat, Jan 21 (UNB) –A suspected robber sustained bullet injuries in a reported gunfight with police on Chandpara road in Panchbibi upazila early Monday.
The injured is Chhana Miah, 37, son of late Yasin Ali of Jhilail village and accused in several robbery cases.
Bazlar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Panchbibi Police Station, said that on information that a gang of robbers was taking preparation for committing robbery, a team of police conducted the drive.
Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight which left Chhana injured with bullet.
Police recovered a revolver and several sharp weapons from the spot.
Chattogram, Jan 21 (UNB) – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested three suspected drug traders along with 18,225 Yaba tablets from Nimtola Bishwaroad under Bandar thana in the city on Sunday night.
The arrestees are Md Mozammel, 30, son of Farid Alam, Abdur Rahim, 40, son of late Abdul Alem and Md Nurul Islam, son of late Petan Ali, hailing from Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar district.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-7 set a check post in the area around 10:50 am, said a Rab press release.
On suspicion, when the team haled a truck the drug traders who were in the vehicle tried to flee.
However, the team managed to arrest them.
Searching the truck, they seized Yaba tablets worth Tk 91.12 lakh.
Dhaka, Jan 20 (UNB) – A schoolgirl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Shahjahanpur of the capital on Sunday evening.
The deceased was identified as Shanta Akhter, 15, daughter of Karim of the area.
Shanta is said to have committed suicide in her bedroom by hanging herself from ceiling fan around 6 pm, said Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost.
Family members brought her in after breaking down the door to enter her room and rushed to DMCH where the doctor declared her dead around 7pm, he added.
Dhaka, Jan 20 (UNB) – The maiden meeting of the new cabinet will be held on Monday.
The cabinet meeting will be held at the Prime Minister’s Office at 10am, said sources at the Cabinet Division.
The cabinet meeting is usually held on every Monday but it can be arranged any day if the Prime Minister wishes.
On January 7, a 47-member cabinet, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, took oath following Awami League’s massive victory in the 11th national election.
Apart from the Prime Minister, there are 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers in the new cabinet.