Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) - Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here on Wednesday morning as his health condition has deteriorated.
Taking to UNB, Ershad’s press secretary Shunil Shuvo Roy said their chairman was admitted to the CMH in the morning as he was suffering from fever and other old-age complications. “Sir’s (Ershad’s) health condition deteriorated as he got affected by fever last night,” he said.
Ershad, also the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, has been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the CMH, Roy added.
Meanwhile, a Jatiya Party press release said Ershad is doing well as he has been given treatment at the CMH.
Party acting Chairman GM Quader urged the country’s people to pray for Ershad’s speedy recovery.
The Jatiya Party chairman has been suffering from various serious ailments for the last nine months and received treatment aboard at different occasions.
Due to his poor health, Ershad on April 6 last reinstated his younger brother GM Quader as party chairman in his absence.
A day later on April 7, he donated his all assets to a trust.
Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) - President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to pay special attention to protecting human rights of the underprivileged and physically challenged people.
He made the call when an eight-member NHRC delegation, led by its Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque, submitted its annual report-2018 to the President at Bangabhaban.
President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters at the meeting.
"The human rights issue is related to almost all the goals of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If we want to achieve the SDGs, human rights must be ensured," the President said.
NHRC Chairman Reazul apprised the President of different activities of the Commission.
He also sought President’s all-out cooperation, including for constructing the Commission’s permanent office.
NHRC members M Nazrul Islam, Nurun Naher Osmani, Enamul Hoque Chowdhury and Prof Akhter Hussain attended the meeting.
Secretaries concerned to Bangabhaban were also present at the meeting.
Dhaka, Jun 26 ( UNB)- President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday asked the Information Commission (IC) to be more active in disseminating information at the grassroots level.
The President said this when a delegation of the Information Commission, led by Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Mortuza Ahmed, submitted its annual report 2018 to him at Bangabhaban here this afternoon.
The President said, “People’s fundamental and constitutional right is to get information. Be more active so that all people irrespective of their religions and casts and financial capability can avail their desired information.”
President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporter after the meeting.
The Press Secretary said the delegation apprised the President of various activities including the awareness campaign of the Commission.
President Hamid suggested strengthening its overall activities and asked the commission to take necessary steps to conduct mass awareness campaign at the grassroots level.
CIC chairman Ahmed also sought all-out cooperation from the President in running its activities.
The other members of the delegation were Information Commissioners Nepal Chandra Sarker and Suraiya Begum and secretary Md Toufiqul Alam.
Secretaries concerned to the President were also present during the meeting.
Dhaka, Jun 26 (UNB) – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman will be arrested if a warrant is issued against him.
The minister said this while talking to reporters after attending a programme marking International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh.
“As DIG Mizan is a top rank officer, he has been suspended. Now the allegations brought against him will be investigated and legal action will be taken thereafter,” he said.
The controversial DIG was suspended on Tuesday.
On May 3 last year, the ACC interrogated the DIG in connection with the accumulation of illegal wealth. The commission also reportedly found his involvement in money-laundering activities.
DIG Mizan, former additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), was withdrawn on January 9, 2018 following allegations of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.
Mizan reportedly picked a 25-year-old woman up in July, 2017 and forcibly married her.
Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) – State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman said all the chemicals warehouses in Old Dhaka will be relocated to Sirajdikhan upazila in Munshiganj by June, 2022.
He came up with the announcement at a discussion meeting on the investigation report on Churihatta and FR Tower fire incidents at the secretariat on Wednesday.
The Minister said it was the demand of the country’s people that the chemical warehouses located in the city’s residential areas to be shifted to a place outside the capital.
“We have come to know from a report of the Industries Ministry that 310 acres of land have been allocated in Sirajdikhan upazila for relocating the chemical warehouses. 2,154 plots will be allotted there involving Tk 1700 crore,” he said.
“We have got the investigation report of Churihatta fire incident. In this report we have got five short-term 26 long-term recommendations. We have discussed these recommendations at the meeting,” he said.
Representatives from 22 ministries were present at the meeting.