Patriotism of dual citizenship people divided into two parts: HC
The High Court on Thursday observed that the patriotism of a person who has a dual citizenship is divided into two parts. The HC bench of Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kizir Hayat Lizu made the observation after a hearing in this regard. The court also set February 13 for passing an order on purchase of property by the people who have dual citizenship, and whether they are appointed for important posts (responsibilities) as per the constitution and existing laws. Besides, the court sought an explanation from the government about the issues following the constitution. Earlier, a vernacular daily brought to light a report with the heading ‘Spending spree to buy properties in abroad’ on Thursday. Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik drew the attention of the court in this regard. Later, the court made the observation during the hearing and set the date for the order as per the constitution. Read more: 13,931 Bangladeshis legally hold dual citizenships, passports In the report, it was said that a competition has been going on among Bangladeshis to buy houses and wealth in Canada, US, Dubai, and London. Earlier, Singapore and Malaysia were the top in the list of choices to purchase the houses and properties by Bangladeshis. Currently, Bangladeshis are in the top position in the race to buy houses and properties compared to the developed countries. Economists said the Bangladeshis, who spent money earned illegally or illegally to buy properties and houses abroad, took the money outside the country illegally as the existing rules allow no transfer of money from the country.
President is very successful: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the life of President Md Abdul Hamid is very successful as he proved his patriotism and sense of responsibility in every case. “He (the President) has exposed his patriotism and sense of responsibility in every case. He proved it. I think his life is very successful ….….He has been making a lot of contribution to our politics and the overall development and welfare of the country’s masses,” she said. The PM was addressing as the chief guest in the publication ceremony of two books composed by President Md Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the city. The two books titled ‘Amar Jibanniti Amar Rajniti’ (My Life Principles and My Politics) and ‘Swapna Joyer Icchha’ (Desire to Win Dreams). The first is an autobiography published by Bangla Academy and the second one is a 2-volume collection of the writer’s speeches, which were published by Gourob Prakashan. Sheikh Hasina said the President has left an invaluable asset for the people by writing this autobiography. She requested him to continue his writing on the next episode of his life, particularly his experiences as the President. “I think that we can learn many things about the history of Bangladesh from the life of a politician. So, I would like to request the President to write about the next episode of his life, particularly his experiences as the President,” she said. Talking about his family life, the PM said he (Abdul Hamid) is a successful husband, father and the President. President Md. Abdul Hamid, also the writer of the two books, spoke at the event as its chair and his spouse Rashida Khanam gave the vote of thanks. Besides, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury addressed the function as the special guest, while seasoned politician Tofail Ahmed discussed the books. Director General of Bangla Academy Mohammad Nurul Huda delivered the welcome speech in the publication ceremony.
Youths will take Bangladesh forward with merit, hard work and patriotism: Sajeeb Wazed
People of Bangladesh are capable of solving their own problems, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy — conveying his note of optimism that youths will drive Bangladesh forward by overcoming the crisis gripping the world as a war rages on. Speaking at the sixth installment of Joy Bangla Youth Award at Sheikh Hasina Jubo Unnoyon Institute in Savar, he said, "You know that the world is undergoing a crisis. A war is going on, and so are problems. We dealt with the Covid-19 crisis just two years ago. Coming hot on its heels are a war, terrorism, and price hike. Financial pressure is building up." Addressing the fear among many about how the country would go forward amid all these problems, he said, "You (youths) are the examples of solving problems. There is no end to problems. We, Awami League, have been in power for 14 straight years. How many problems did we face?" "Power outage was the first one. How would we solve the load shedding problem? Then comes the economy. How will so many people be fed? How will this economy advance? We proved that all these problems could be solved," he said. Read: Young Bangla celebrates the power of changemakers at the grassroots Reflecting on the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, he said, "Then came Covid. Everyone was scared. Apprehension set in across the whole world. But, what did we see? In Bangladesh, we managed it in our own way and with our own plans. We have dealt with it in a smarter way than most countries in the world, even better than some of the richest countries." "It fills my heart with joy seeing that you (youths) are making a robotic hub. It is brilliant. You are sending representatives to the UN to place demands on climate change. That is outstanding," he added. Praising everyone for working in unison, he said, "You are amazing! our country is an outstanding country. We fought and shed blood to liberate our country. We earned the capability to ensure food for 16 crore people. Within 10 to 15 years, we have enabled the transition of this country of 16 crore people from lower to middle-income status." "These youths, these winners of Young Bangla — you are the future! You will drive the country forward. I believe that you will transform middle-income Bangladesh into a high-income one. We will see that in our lifetime." "We will achieve it with our hard work. We will solve our own problems with our merit. If we have confidence and patriotism, it is possible to do anything for our country and the people," he added. Expressing the hope that youths would build future Bangladesh, he said, "The only word I am left with to express my feelings is 'outstanding'. Not just the awardees, but also the finalists and 600 participants are all victorious today." Read: Young Bangla: Recognising, grooming, connecting young changemakers "Undoubtedly, the way you are working for the country and its people is an example for all citizens and the world as well. Without reaching out to anyone for help, youths like you are working with your own efforts, with your own merit and thoughts. You are not waiting for anyone. This is our spirit." The sixth instalment of Joy Bangla Youth Award commenced at 3:00 PM on Saturday with the national anthem. A documentary on Young Bangla's activities was displayed in the beginning. Around 600 youth-led organizations applied for the award. Among them, 28 were given the tickets for the final round. In the end, 10 organizations were awarded under five categories. Two were honoured with lifetime achievement award. In the welcome speech, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources and CRI Trustee Nasrul Hamid Bipu said, "Six years went by so fast. Today Young Bangla has 3.5 lakh members." Addressing youths, he said, “You are giving your best from different parts of the country. The jury board was represented by iconic people of the society. Heartfelt thanks to everyone!”
Officials sent on retirement for lack of skills, patriotism: Home Minister
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Thursday that police officers are being sent on retirement for their lack of skills and patriotism. The minister made the remarks in reply to a question while attending a dialogue organised by Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) at the secretariat. After removing Information and Broadcasting Secretary Mokbul Hossain, the government has recently sent five police officers to retirement. Read more: 2 Additional DIGs sent on compulsory retirement The minister said that after 25 years of service many officials lose their momentum in terms of skills and patriotism, and authorities then take steps. “This is a routine procedure,” he said. The minister, however, said that the trend of lacking skills is not alarming. “There is no point in occupying a post if someone lacks skills,” he said. On October 31, Md Alamgir Alam, Additional DIG of Police (crime investigation department), and Md Mahbub Hakim, Additional DIG of Tourist Police, were sent on compulsory retirement according to section 45 of Public Service Act, 2018. read more: Three SPs sent on compulsory retirement On October 18, three other police officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) were sent on compulsory retirement.
Serve with the spirit of patriotism, IGP tells his men
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed has called upon all police personnel in Bangladesh to work with the spirit of patriotism. "Without patriotism, the war against terrorists and criminals cannot be fought. Without patriotism, the country does not prosper, the society does not prosper and civilisation does not flourish,” said Benazir. The IGP said these while exchanging Eid greetings with police personnel at the police headquarters in the capital's Minto Road area on Tuesday evening. Also read:Ensure safety of Eid journey of home-bound people: IGP
Put Bangabandhu’s ideology in heart, be imbued with patriotism: PM to BCL
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders and activists to build themselves up putting ideology of Bangabandhu in their heart, imbued with patriotism and keeping their organisation's tradition in mind to lead the country in the coming days.
Sheikh Kamal an icon of new generations: Ambassador Ziauddin
The 71st anniversary of birth of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of the Father of the Nation, was celebrated at Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, recalling his extraordinary contributions to the national life.
Stand by people selflessly: PM to BAF cadets
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said it is everyone's expectation that newly-commissioned officer cadets of Bangladesh Air Force will stand beside people selflessly and serve the country.
Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House
Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family's annual ornament, the American flag.