COAST Foundation distributes financial assistance among family members affected by fishing trawler accident in Bhola
COAST Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to coastal community development, provided its support for the families affected by the tragic fishing trawler incident that occurred on June 25 in Bhola district. On June 25, a fishing trawler capsized during a severe storm near the mouth of Charpial 3 river, resulting in the loss of five lives. Six fishermen were fortunate enough to be rescued and are currently receiving medical treatment at Charfashan Hospital. However, the search for two missing fishermen continues. Govt to provide all possible financial assistance to returnees from Sudan: Minister Recognizing the urgency and importance of providing immediate relief, COAST Foundation took the initiative to extend support to the affected families. COAST utilized its own funds to provide financial assistance 90 thousand tk to the families of the deceased, injured, and missing fishermen, says a press release on Sunday afternoon . This assistance aims to alleviate their financial burden and offer some comfort during this challenging time. In a special ceremony held on Saturday, COAST Foundation officially distributed the support to the affected families. BNP provides financial assistance to families of two slain activists of Bhola Dignitaries including the Panel Chairman of Charmadraj Union, members, political leaders, teacher representatives, leaders of the Fisheries Society, and Mahmudul Haque Didar, Deputy Director of COAST Foundation, were present to express their solidarity and support.
HC Rule: Why shouldn't directions be given to create financial assistance fund for casualties in road crashes?
The High Court on Monday issued a rule questioning why it shouldn't give the direction to create a financial assistance fund under a board of trustees, from which payments towards compensation packages and medical costs of casualties in road crashes could be made. A bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order to implement the section 53 and 54 of Road Transport Act-2018 during a virtual hearing on a writ petition filed in this regard.The secretaries to the Road Transport and Highways; Law, and Finance divisions; senior secretary of the Security Service Division of the Home Ministry, and the chairman of BRTA were made respondents to the rule, and asked to submit within a period of four weeks.Advocate Manoj Kumar Bhowmik presented the petitioner’s side during the hearing while Deputy Attorney general Bipul Bagmar stood for the state. READ: HC bans police sub-inspector from investigating any case On August 17, five lawyers of the Supreme Court including Manoj Kumar sent a legal notice to the defendants to take steps for implementing the RTA in full.Receiving no reply, they filed a writ petition at the High Court challenging the inactivity of the authorities on Sunday. Advocate Manoj Kumar said, according to the act a fund and a trustee board were supposed to be formed to compensate the deceased or rather their families, injured people in road accidents, and their heirs.But in the three years since the passage of the act in parliament, large sections of it clearly lie neglected. That includes the lack of any steps no steps to create such a fund have been taken by the government hence the legal notice and writ petition was submitted, he said. READ: HC questions legality of demoting DU teacher Samia Rahman
A 21-year-old Bangladeshi youth from Thakurgaon, Russel Islam, has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for the most skips in 30 seconds -- and that too, on one leg. Russel Islam, son of Bazlur Rahman of Sirjapara village in Sadar upazila, in fact, created the world record by jumping rope 145 times on one leg in half a minute. Read: Thakurgaon journalist arrested under DSA gets bail Russel, a student of Shibganj Degree College, has been skipping since childhood. But he started practicing meticulously from 2017. And his dream came true this year. In 2019, Russel applied for the Guinness Book of World Records challenging in two categories -- one in 30 seconds and another in one minute.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday donated Tk25 lakh as financial assistance to the family of a deputy secretary who died from Covid-19 recently. PMO Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah handed over two separate family savings certificates to Fatema Naharin Nira, wife of late deputy secretary Abul Khair Md Maruf Hasan, on behalf of the prime minister. Nira received one certificate – equivalent to Tk20 lakh – in her name and another of Tk5 lakh in the name of Maruf Hasan's mother Mahfuza Akter Banu. Maruf, who was deputy secretary at the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, breathed his last on April 15 at the age of 48. He left behind his wife, two children and elderly mother.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday provided Tk 5 lakh as financial assistance for the treatment of Dr Eftekhairul Islam, a frontline Corona warrior now on life support. PMO Director Dr Mohammad Mohibul Hasan (Sumon), on behalf of the Prime Minister, handed over a cheque for the amount to Dr Eftekhairul Islam’s wife Dr Mahmuda Akter at Suhrawardy Hospital, said Assistant Press Secretary to the Prime Minister MM Emrul Kayas. Dr Eftekhairul Islam, an officer of 33rd BCS (Health), was directly involved in providing treatment to the Covid-19 patients as a medical officer at the Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital. He has been suffering from Covid-caused acute Demyelinating Haemorrhagic Leukoencephalomyelitis since April 7. He has been on life support since April 12 at the National Institute of Neuroscience Hospital.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reaffirmed said the government will procure vaccines at any cost to protect people from coronavirus. "We’re bringing more vaccines, no matter how much money is required; we’ll bring more vaccines," she said. The Prime Minister said this while providing cash support of Tk 2,500 to each 36.5 lakh low-income families engaged in different occupations so that they can survive amid the pandemic. She inaugurated the disbursement of the financial assistance for these marginalised families joining it from her official residence Ganobhaban virtually with deputy commissioners’ offices of Bhola, Joypurhat and Chattogram. Each family will directly receive Tk 2,500 through G2P (Government-to-Person) as the cash will be sent through mobile financial services (MFS) -- Nagad, bKash, Rocket and SureCash as Eid gift. The Prime Minister said the government is carrying out its vaccination programme as it will provide vaccine doses to the people of this country. Stressing that the government will put in its all-out efforts as long as it is there, Sheikh Hasina said: "We’re procuring each dose of the vaccine spending money, but providing it free so that people can stay safe." Read also: Covid 2nd wave: PM stands beside people in need Hasina urged all to follow the health guidelines strictly for securing him/herself and others from deadly Covid-19, no matter whether they have taken the vaccine shot or not. Later, the Prime Minister talked to a cross-section of people, including the beneficiaries of the cash support programme of Bhola, Joypurhat and Chattogram districts. An amount of over Tk 1,500 crore has been allocated to ease the sufferings of the marginalised people during the second wave of coronavirus. Soon after the second wave of the virus came in sight, the Prime Minister instantly directed to start the activities of humanitarian assistance. Since April 14 last when the Covid-19 lockdown was enforced, marginalised people like temporary jobless people, destitute, day-labourers, rickshaw- and van-pullers, transport workers, transgender people and beggars living in urban and rural areas. Read also: PM Hasina suggests 5 actions to deal with drug-resistant diseases As per the PM’s directive, the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry instantly sent Tk 590 crore to field-level administrations to provide support to the needy people and the disbursement of the money continues, officials said. Besides, the Prime Minister allocated Tk 10.5 crore against the deputy commissioners from her relief and welfare fund to provide emergency assistance to the poor and destitute, they said. The Prime Minister at her own initiative has provided Tk 10 crore to the Journalist Welfare Trust as assistance for the journalists who are facing hardships due to the fallout of the pandemic. The Prime Minister said those returning home from abroad must be there in quarantine as per the health guidelines in their own interest to protect their family members. "Many people coming from abroad don’t want to stay in quarantine, even they misbehave with people (who requested them to go on quarantine)… there’s nothing to gain for them (homebound people) in spreading the virus…they’ve to remain in quarantine for some days," she said. Talking about the suspension of public transport, Hasina said the transport workers are in trouble and the government is taking steps for some stimulus and assistance for them. In this connection, she said that the coronavirus free districts can ply public transport within their peripheries, but the infected district cannot ply public transport that will go to another district. "You’ve to remain cautious in this regard," she urged people. Regarding medical services to fight the Covid-29 pandemic, she said the government is providing the necessary facilities like oxygen and ICU beds in big districts so that coronavirus infected-people can take treatment there. Read also: Covid-19: PM Hasina provides tk 10cr for journalists She also briefly described various social safety net programmes of the government to help the people of the country during the pandemic. The Prime Minister urged the affluent section of the country to come forward to standing beside the destitute. Replying to the criticisms of BNP, she said when Awami League was in the opposition it had always stood beside people as it is doing now being there in the government to help them in any calamity. "Where are they (BNP) now at this time of disaster." She mentioned that the politics of Awami League is always for the people of the country and its welfare. "We never forget it and that’s why we always think that working for people as the most important work for us…we’re working towards that and our political philosophy is to work for people.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday (April 27, 2021) donated Tk 10 crore for providing assistance to the country’s journalists during the Covid-19 pandemic. “The Prime Minister has donated Tk 10 crore to Bangladesh Journalists’ Welfare Trust for extending assistance to journalists across the country at this tough time of Covid-19 pandemic,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB. Read OCAB forms new convening committee Also read Govt, WB ink $250 mn deal to help Bangladesh create more jobs
Ministry of Cultural Affairs has so far distributed Tk 6.66 cr among the unemployed and insolvent cultural activists who have become unemployed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed the authorities concerned to hand over a plot or flat to the family of Independence Award- recipient Geeti Kobi (lyricist) late Nayeem Gauhar Nayeem immediately.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said financial assistance will be provided to all mosques and another 7,000 Qwami Madrasas across the country before the Eid-ul Fitr.