Chattogram, May 18 (UNB) – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday said the government is working to bring online media under discipline and sought cooperation from journalist unions and press clubs to this end.
“One opens an online portal and gives cards to five others…this can’t happen. Online media should be brought under discipline and work also began in this regard,” he said while addressing a workshop at Chittagong Press Club as the chief guest.
Bangladesh Press Council in cooperation with the district administration arranged the workshop for journalists of print and electronic media.
The minister said different agencies have placed their reports on several online portals and they are working on those.
He said steps are being taken to enhance the capability of the press council.
Hasan Mahmud also lamented that there are now less investigative reports compared to the past although those open the ‘third eye’ of society.
In his welcome speech, Bangladesh Press Council Chairman Justice Md Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed said it will have to be decided first who will be journalists. “Or else, it’ll not be possible to protect the dignity of the profession.”
He also underscored the need for ensuring independence and protection of journalists.
Dhaka, May 18 (UNB) – Highly praising Bangladeshi workers as hard-working ones, President of Malaysian ruling People's Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim has said their government is working to ensure their wages, accommodation and welfare.
He made the remarks when visiting State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad met him at his office in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, according to a message received here on Saturday.
Anwar Ibrahim, also former deputy prime minister of Malaysia and a leader of the Pakatan Harapan coalition, said the government is also working on a proper and single management of foreign workers.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia M Shahidul Islam, Counsellor (Labour) M Zahirul Islam and First Secretary (Labour) M Hedaytul Islam Mondal were present at the meeting.
Different bilateral issues were discussed at the meeting.
During the meeting, Anwar Ibrahim told Imran Ahmad that Bangladesh is moving on fast under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He also said Bangladeshis are much hard-working.
Imran Ahmad thanked the Malaysian government for its sincerity towards Bangladeshi workers.
Dhaka, May 18 (UNB) - Detectives arrested 65 alleged ‘Ogyan Party’ members from different areas of the city on Friday.
Several teams of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police conducted drives against the gangsters, who usually loot valuables from people in crowded places like market, shopping mall, bus station, railway station and launch ghat, after feeding them sedatives, said DMP Joint Commissioner (DB) Mahbub Alam while briefing reporters at the DMP Media Centre on Saturday.
They also recovered sedatives, juice and dates laced with sedatives, and seven stolen motorcycles and one private car.
Of them, members of Serious Crime Investigation Division of the DB arrested 38 from the New Market area while DB (North Division) arrested 11 from Fakirerpool and Kuril Biswa Road areas.
DB (East Division) members arrested four members of Ogyan Party from Wari area while DB (South Division) arrested seven suspected gang members from Gulistan and DB (West Division) arrested five gangsters from Uttara area.
Dhaka, May 19 (UNB) – President of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Prof Mahfuza Khanam on Saturday said no civilised nation or country can go forward without having museums as those always help protect history.
"If we look at the richest and most civilised countries, we can see how they nourish their art and culture through museums," she said while addressing a seminar at the auditorium of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
International Council of Museum (ICOM) organised the seminar titled ‘Museum as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition' marking the celebrations of the International Museum Day 2019.
Mahfuza Khanam, former vice-president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu), said it is a matter of great sorrow that museum instruments in the country are being changed with the change in government which is unexpected. “We should keep in mind that no civilised nation can move ahead without knowing its true history, and museum can only preserve the actual history of a country and nation,” she added.
Prof Dr Sabbir Ahmed, general secretary of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Muhammad Manirul Hoque, Deputy Keeper of Bangladesh National Museum, and Sangita Lahiri, internship scholar at the Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, among others, spoke at the seminar held with Prof Sharif Uddin Ahmed of the History and Philosophy department at North South University in the chair.