BD24Live.com https://www.bd24live.com Bangla Online News Portal Mon, 27 Jun 2022 13:57:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 https://www.bd24live.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ficon-150x150.png BD24Live.com https://www.bd24live.com 32 32 People behind Padma Bridge conspiracy should be identified: HC https://www.bd24live.com/people-behind-padma-bridge-conspiracy-should-be-identified-hc/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 13:57:02 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21876 he High Court (HC) today said the people behind conspiracies regarding Padma Bridge should be identified as this is our national asset.

“Padma Bridge is our national asset, our pride. The people behind the conspiracy are against our development. The people, who oppose our national interest and development, are enemies of the country and the nation. They need to be identified,” the court said.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo came up with the observation while holding hearing on a rule issued to form an inquiry committee or commission to identify and bring the people, to justice, who made stories of corruption over Padma Bridge Project.

Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik and Anti-Corruption (ACC) Council Khurshid Alam Khan took part in the hearing today. The court set tomorrow for passing order in this regard.

The High Court on February 15, 2017, issued a rule asking the government to reply in two weeks as to why it shall not direct to form an inquiry committee or commission.

The court had asked cabinet, law, home and communication secretaries, chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Inspector General of Police (IGP) to reply the rule within the stipulated time.

The court also asked the cabinet secretary to submit a report on the steps taken in line with the court’s order to form the commission, within 30 days. The state on March 20, 2017, in a petition pleaded to allow eight weeks time to file the report, and the court granted them time till May 7.

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President for more youths’ involvement in scouting to build good citizens https://www.bd24live.com/president-for-more-youths-involvement-in-scouting-to-build-good-citizens/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 13:55:15 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21874 President M Abdul Hamid today called upon all concerned to involve more youths in scouting side by side with the academic feat to build them good citizens.

He directed the authorities concerned to continue their efforts to increase the number of scouts as well as ensure their quality through effective training.

The President, also the Chief Scouts, came up with the instructions while inaugurating the 50th Annual General Meeting (Golden Jubilee) of the National Council of Bangladesh Scouts and the awards giving ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital this afternoon.

The Head of the State virtually joined the function from the Gallery Hall of the Bangabhaban. Bangladesh Scouts President Md Abul Kalam Azad and Chief National Commissioner Md Mozammel Haque Khan also took part in the event there.

He said scouting is an international voluntary, non-political and educational movement and in addition to conventional education, scouting is a complementary education system.

The main objective of scouting is to develop children, adolescents and youths as ideal citizens through education through continuous and planned programs, the President stated.

Started by Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (BP), President Hamid said the scout movement is advancing with its outstanding contributions as well as glory in 171 countries across the globe.

Noting that the number of scouts in Bangladesh at present is around 22 lakh, he said the government has extended all possible cooperation to promote the scout movement in Bangladesh.

Hamid said through this, the capacity of Bangladesh Scouts will be further enhanced and the Scout members will be able to play a more effective role in building the country and the nation by imparting advanced training.

He said boys as well as girls should be equally involved in scouting and if girls are left behind, the country’s development will be hampered.

President Hamid extended his best wishes and congratulations to all the scouts and rover scouts and leaders and guardians who have won the ‘President’s Scout Award’, the highest award of 794 scouts in 2020 and the ‘President’s Rover Scout Award’, the highest award of 14 Rover Scouts.

The President advised the scouters to reflect the scout ideology in everyone’s respective works in their personal, family and social life and dedicate themselves to the country’s development as a true patriot and volunteers.

He also lauded the significant role of the scouts in serving the victims of disasters, including floods, cyclones, tidal surges and fires, in creating awareness about tree plantation, sanitation, health education, EPI programs, power and energy conservation, traffic management and the environment leading their respective fields of service.

“Bangladesh Scouts have formed 48 disaster response teams to deal with disasters. The scouts are also playing an important role, ” said Abdul Hamid.

The President said that nowadays, especially in urban areas, young boys are getting involved in various criminal activities including drugs and juvenile gangs. Scouting is one of the most important tools to keep children, adolescents and youth away from criminal activities, bigotry, sectarianism, terrorism and militancy, he added.

President Hamid added that in order to build our future generation as self-reliant and valued good citizens, the future generation can be involved in progressive, creative and development scouting activities to transform the country into “Sonar Bangla”, envisioned by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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Developed communication expedites industrialization, boosts business: PM https://www.bd24live.com/developed-communication-expedites-industrialization-boosts-business-pm-2/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 13:51:43 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21872 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government is developing communication systems across the country as developed communication expedites industrialization as well as boosts trade and business.

“We’re reviving rail communication, setting up new rail tracks and reactivating rivers through dredging alongside constructing bridges. . . . A developed communication expedites industrialization and boosts trade and business,” she said.

The premier said this at a financial donation-providing ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban here.

Different banks and financial institutions donated to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund. Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, on behalf of the premier, received the cheques of donation.

Mentioning that the government has established a road communication network across the country by constructing bridges and others, Sheikh Hasina said they are reactivating the rivers by dredging while reviving the rail communication although the previous government almost abandoned it.

Referring to the recently inaugurated Padma Multipurpose Bridge, she hoped that it would change the fate of the people of 21 districts.

She said the Padma Bridge has opened up the vast scope of industrialization in the Southern region of the country that might bring economic development to rural people.

She also noted that it would also raise the purchasing capability of rural people, which would also create a market for locally produced goods.

The prime minister again extended her heartfelt gratitude to the countrymen, saying that, “People are my strength. Construction of the Padma Bridge with own finance has been possible as the people of the country stood beside me.”

A total of 45 banks and financial institutions have donated a total of Taka 304.41 crore.

These are – Sonali Bank, Janata Bank, Agrani Bank, Rupali Bank, Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, BDBL, EDCOL, BIFFL, Exim Bank, Al Arafah Islami Bank, United Commercial Bank, AB Bank, Bank Asia, Bengal Commercial Bank, Brac Bank, City Bank, Dhaka Bank, Dutch-Bangla Bank, Eastern Bank, First Security Islami Bank, Global Islami Bank, IFIC Bank, Islami Bank, Jamuna Bank, Meghna Bank, Mercantile Bank, Midland Bank, Madhumati Bank, Mutual Trust Bank, National Bank, NCC Bank, NRB Bank, NRB Commercial Bank, One Bank, Padma Bank, Premier Bank, Prime Bank, Pubali Bank, SBAC Bank, Shahjalal Islami Bank, Social Islami Bank, Southeast Bank, Standard Bank, Union Bank and Uttara Bank.

Against the backdrop of spreading of Coronavirus anew in the country, the prime minister reiterated her call to all to maintain health safety protocols to protect themselves from getting infected with Covid-19.

“Wear facemask and follow the health safety rules to keep yourselves uninfected,” she added.

The head of the government also extended her gratitude to the banks and financial institutions, saying that, “there should be no tension as you people always stand beside the countrymen this way. We will pull the country ahead”.

Turning to export, she again laid emphasis on the diversification of export baskets.

To this end, she urged the entrepreneurs to make investments to produce new products beyond the traditional items exploring the demand in different countries.

Sheikh Hasina said that her government is also working to increase the purchasing power of people to create a local market.

“We will not only export our items but also focus on creating the domestic market for the sake of local industrialization,” she said.

In this perspective, she referred to the government’s endeavour of expanding economic activities at the grassroots level through different projects and schemes.

She also mentioned her government’s effort in establishing 100 special economic zones.

She said Bangladesh is an agricultural country, but it has land scarcity and that is why all development activities will have to be done with saving arable land and the environment.

“We have to continue development, and at the same time, have to ensure food security,” she went on saying.

About the flood and natural disasters, the premier said the government is trying to address all the issues, but nature goes on with its own way and human beings have no control over it.

Mentioning that problems are coming one after another, she said before ending the adverse impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ukraine war began which not only affected the world but also Bangladesh.

Then, the flood hit the country’s Sylhet region three times and also gradually other parts in the downstream, she said, adding, “There will be problems, but we have to move ahead facing these problems.”

Sheikh Hasina also highlighted her government’s initiatives and financial assistance to keep running the country’s economic wheel alongside extending support to the people of different walks of life such as farmers and others to run their livelihoods.

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Momen proposes UK for resettling 1 lakh Rohingyas https://www.bd24live.com/momen-proposes-uk-for-resettling-1-lakh-rohingyas/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:11:23 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21871 Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen has proposed Britain, as a global leader in justice and human rights, for resettling one lac Myanmar Rohingyas currently sheltered in Bangladesh to lessen the unfair Rohingya burden on Dhaka.

He made the proposal while holding a bilateral meeting with his British counterpart Elizabeth Truss in Kigali on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Summit on 24-25 June, according to a press release received here today.

Momen also called upon the UK government to exert pressure on Myanmar for the immediate repatriation of their Rohingya citizens from Bangladesh which simply cannot continue to take the burden of 1.1 million forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals any longer.

He briefed Truss about the status of the protracted Rohingya crisis and stalemate in the process of their safe and sustainable return to Myanmar in the absence of political commitment of the Myanmar government.

In this connection, Dr. Momen gave historic references to earlier instances of en masse influx of Rohingyas into Bangladesh in the 70s and 90s, and their subsequent voluntary repatriation by Myanmar through agreements and accords with Bangladesh.

“Myanmar took them back as they were under sanctions at that time by the West, which is not the present case, while UK and other western countries continue to invest heavily in Myanmar, despite living proof of their persecution of Rohingyas and adjudication of their justice at the ICJ,” he said.

The UK which has made USD 2.5 billion worth of investments into Myanmar just over the past 3 years and more than 500 million of bilateral trade, also needs to create pressure on Myanmar authorities to take back their Rohingyas, Dr Momen noted.

The British Secretary of State thanked Bangladesh’s generous hosting of the Rohingyas and responded that “while the UK could look into it, the best solution to the Rohingya crisis, however, lies in their safe and sustainable return to their homeland in Myanmar”.

Expressing concern of the British government at the current political turmoil in Myanmar, Truss reiterated UK’s continued commitment to resolve the Rohingya crisis.

The British minister also assured that together with the ASEAN and fellow G7 countries, UK would put increased pressure on Myanmar for a sustainable resolution of the Rohingya crisis.

During their first official bilateral meeting, the two foreign ministers also reaffirmed the historic and value-based relations between Bangladesh and the UK since Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971.

They agreed to jointly celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-UK diplomatic relations through exchange of high-level visits and charting of an ambitious and ever-expanding Bangladesh-UK post-Brexit strategic partnership including advancing shared security interest at the Indian Ocean, enhanced trade and defence partnerships and higher education and research cooperation.

The British minister expressed concern at the low numbers of higher education students from Bangladesh in the UK while Bangladesh foreign minister highlighted decreasing numbers of student and business visas issued from British High Commission in Dhaka.

Momen requested to relocate students and business visa facility back to Dhaka to ensure at least 7 to 8 thousand Bangladesh students entry to the UK for high education every year.

To mark 50 years of Bangladesh-UK diplomatic relations, both the ministers welcomed the proposals by the two foreign offices to jointly organize a Global Girls Education Summit, a climate leaders’ dialogue, and a Rohingya Conference in their capitals.

They both expressed deep concern at the current Ukraine situation and agreed to work closely to restore regional peace, security, and stability as well as global food and energy supply chains.

Momen said that Bangladesh remains deeply committed to maintaining global peace and security.

On post-Brexit trade relations with the UK, one of Bangladesh’s largest trade and investment partners, Momen sought an extension of the UK’s zero-duty GSP facility beyond 2029, specially given the losses suffered by Bangladesh’s apparel industry owing to post-pandemic cancellations, non-payments by British retailers as well as the current cost of living index hike.

The two ministers further agreed that under the Bangladesh-UK Trade and Investment Dialogue, the two countries should explore enhanced trade partnership and a future Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Dr. Momen invited Truss to visit Bangladesh at the earliest opportunity, especially during the historic year of Bangladesh-UK diplomatic relations.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem was present during the meeting.

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Quader asks to be responsible in passing Padma Bridge https://www.bd24live.com/quader-asks-to-be-responsible-in-passing-padma-bridge/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:10:29 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21870 Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today urged all the passengers and commoners to play responsible role in crossing the Padma Bridge.

“Padma Bridge is a very important national establishment and one of biggest assets of the country. Ensuring its security and sustainability is the responsibility of all,” he said in a statement.

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, called upon all to maintain discipline on the bridge following the instructions issued by Bangladesh Bridge Authority.

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Developed communication expedites industrialization, boosts business: PM https://www.bd24live.com/developed-communication-expedites-industrialization-boosts-business-pm/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:06:23 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21868 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government is developing communication systems across the country as developed communication expedites industrialization as well as boosts trade and business.

“We’re reviving rail communication, setting up new rail tracts and reactivating rivers through dredging alongside constructing bridges. . . . A developed communication expedites industrialization and boosts trade and business,” she said.

The premier said this at a financial donation-providing ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban here.

Different banks and financial institutions donated to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund. Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, on behalf of the premier, received the cheques of donation.

Mentioning that the government has established a road communication network across the country by constructing bridges and others, Sheikh Hasina said they are reactivating the rivers by dredging while reviving the rail communication although the previous government almost abandoned it.

Referring to the recently inaugurated Padma Multipurpose Bridge, she hoped that it would change the fate of the people of 21 districts.

She said the Padma Bridge has opened up the vast scope of industrialization in the Southern region of the country that might bring economic development to rural people.

She also noted that it would also raise the purchasing capability of rural people, which would also create a market for locally produced goods.

The prime minister again extended her heartfelt gratitude to the countrymen, saying that, “People are my strength. Construction of the Padma Bridge with own finance has been possible as the people of the country stood beside me.”

A total of 45 banks and financial institutions have donated a total of Taka 304.41 crore.

These are – Sonali Bank, Janata Bank, Agrani Bank, Rupali Bank, Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, BDBL, EDCOL, BIFFL, Exim Bank, Al Arafah Islami Bank, United Commercial Bank, AB Bank, Bank Asia, Bengal Commercial Bank, Brac Bank, City Bank, Dhaka Bank, Dutch-Bangla Bank, Eastern Bank, First Security Islami Bank, Global Islami Bank, IFIC Bank, Islami Bank, Jamuna Bank, Meghna Bank, Mercantile Bank, Midland Bank, Madhumati Bank, Mutual Trust Bank, National Bank, NCC Bank, NRB Bank, NRB Commercial Bank, One Bank, Padma Bank, Premier Bank, Prime Bank, Pubali Bank, SBAC Bank, Shahjalal Islami Bank, Social Islami Bank, Southeast Bank, Standard Bank, Union Bank and Uttara Bank.

Against the backdrop of spreading of Coronavirus anew in the country, the prime minister reiterated her call to all to maintain health safety protocols to protect themselves from getting infected with Covid-19.

“Wear facemask and follow the health safety rules to keep yourselves uninfected,” she added.

The head of the government also extended her gratitude to the banks and financial institutions, saying that, “there should be no tension as you people always stand beside the countrymen this way. We will pull the country ahead”.

Turning to export, she again laid emphasis on the diversification of export baskets.

To this end, she urged the entrepreneurs to make investments to produce new products beyond the traditional items exploring the demand in different countries.

Sheikh Hasina said that her government is also working to increase the purchasing power of people to create a local market.

“We will not only export our items but also focus on creating the domestic market for the sake of local industrialization,” she said.

In this perspective, she referred to the government’s endeavour of expanding economic activities at the grassroots level through different projects and schemes.

She also mentioned her government’s effort in establishing 100 special economic zones.

She said Bangladesh is an agricultural country, but it has land scarcity and that is why all development activities will have to be done with saving arable land and the environment.

“We have to continue development, and at the same time, have to ensure food security,” she went on saying.

About the flood and natural disasters, the premier said the government is trying to address all the issues, but nature goes on with its own way and human beings have no control over it.

Mentioning that problems are coming one after another, she said before ending the adverse impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ukraine war began which not only affected the world but also Bangladesh.

Then, the flood hit the country’s Sylhet region three times and also gradually other parts in the downstream, she said, adding, “There will be problems, but we have to move ahead facing these problems.”

Sheikh Hasina also highlighted her government’s initiatives and financial assistance to keep running the country’s economic wheel alongside extending support to the people of different walks of life such as farmers and others to run their livelihoods.

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Kuwait envoy pays farewell call on President https://www.bd24live.com/kuwait-envoy-pays-farewell-call-on-president/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 17:59:30 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21865 Ambassador of Kuwait to Bangladesh Adel Mohammed AH Hayat paid a farewell call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this evening.

During the meeting, President Hamid said Bangladesh attaches utmost importance to its relations with Kuwait.

Noting the existing excellent bilateral ties between the two countries, he hoped that these relations would further strengthen in the days to come.

The Head of the State stressed on the joint initiatives at government and private levels to increase trade and investment between the two countries.

He thanked the Government of Kuwait for providing free COVID-19 vaccine and treatment to Bangladeshi expatriates in Kuwait.

Referring to the recent recruitment of nurses from Bangladesh in Kuwait, the President called upon the Kuwait government to take more skilled and semi-skilled manpower from Bangladesh in various sectors.

He thanked the Kuwaiti government for providing humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas, who fled away from their ancestral land, being the worst victims of the military atrocities at Rakhine state of Myanmar.

Kuwait would play a stronger role in resolving this issue, the President hoped.

He also thanked the outgoing Ambassador for his successful discharge in Dhaka.

The outgoing envoy expressed his gratitude to the President for providing his overall cooperation during his assignments in Bangladesh.

President’s Office Secretary Sampad Barua and other senior officials, among others, were present.

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PM asks new generation to lead country towards prosperity https://www.bd24live.com/pm-asks-new-generation-to-lead-country-towards-prosperity/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 17:58:22 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21864 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the new generation to be prepared with the knowledge of science, technology and research to lead the country towards prosperity utilising their hidden talents.

“Our worthy children should be prepared with the knowledge of science, technology and research to lead the country in future. Hope you all will flourish your hidden talents in every sector and forward the country to make sure that Bangladesh doesn’t lag behind anymore,” she said.

The prime minister was addressing the award distribution ceremony among nationwide winners of Bangabandhu Talent Hunt Competition-2022 joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here.

Expressing her heartiest greetings to the winners, she said, “Your hidden talents are the future of our country.”

The premier asked all concerned to find out hidden talents, saying, “Our children have plenty of intelligence and they are born in the era of technology. So, you should focus on searching hidden talents and utilising those for country’s development.”

Against the backdrop of global advancement in science and technology, she said Bangladesh has to keep pace with the evolution.

“So, we have to work on education and research of science, health, water resources, agriculture and others. We are giving most importance to the research,” she said.

She also referred to her government’s first separate allocation of Tk 12 crore for research particularly on agriculture to make Bangladesh self-reliant in food production after assuming power in 1996.

The premier mentioned that they allocated Tk 100 crore in the budget the next year (1997) for research, saying, “Research can show us the path (of prosperity and advancement).”

She went on saying that innovative thoughts among children can advance Bangladesh ahead.

“The new generation can march the country ahead through practice of science and technology,” she said.

The premier said her government has taken various measures such as establishing science and technology universities, institutes, maritime university and medical university across the country mainly to inspire the students in science education as they found less interest among the children about science after assuming power in 1996.

Describing the talent hunt competition as a marvelous system to reach grassroots talents, the prime minister thanked the organisers to include specially able children in the competition as it is one of the steps to bring them in the mainstream of the society.

She stated that the differently able children have huge talents, saying, “We have to find out the talents in them and use their potential in country’s development.”

Sheikh Hasina called upon the new generation to prepare their mindset to work with all, especially the differently able children for the advancement of the country.

“I am telling the new generation that we have to mix and work with all of them to ensure our development,” she added.

Mentioning that her government has transformed Bangladesh into a developing nation and has been working to make it a developed one by 2041, she said, “You (new generation) are the soldiers of 2041.”

She also said her government has been implementing Delta plan-2100 to ensure an improved and secured life for generation after generation.

The prime minister said the Father of the Nation had given the most importance on education particularly on science, technology and vocational education in building the nation immediately after announcing education as the weapon of reducing poverty.

As part of his (Bangabandhu’s) move, she said Bangabandhu incorporated education as the basic rights in the country’s constitution that was prepared by only nine months after independence.

Bangabandhu nationalised 36,165 educational institutions and built and repaired the already ravaged educational institutes during the War of Liberation, she said.

She also said the Father of the Nation made free primary education for all and up to secondary education for female and distributed books free of cost to spread the light of education everywhere.

The premier said that Bangabandhu had also prepared an education policy which he could not implement as he along with most of his family members had been assassinated on August 15, 1975.

Following the footsteps of Bangabandhu, she said her government had nationalised 26,993 primary schools across the country and is distributing books free of cost and giving money to 1.40 crore students directly through their mother’s cell phone alongside providing stipends and scholarship to two crore more students.

Sheikh Hasina said her government has given the topmost priority on the education sector as they consider education as the most effective weapon to wipe out poverty from the country.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Deputy Minister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury and Technical and Madrasah Education Board Secretary Md Kamal Hossain spoke at the function while Secondary and Higher Secondary Division Secretary Md Abu Bakr Siddique gave the address of welcome.

Fifteen students out of 7680 participants have been awarded in 2022 with a cheque of Tk 2 lakh each, certificates, crest and medal while 117 others who took part in the competition also got Tk 30,000 each along with other benefits.

On behalf of the prime minister, the education minister handed over the awards among 15 winners in five categories.

Two students on behalf of 15 awardees also expressed their feelings to win the competition.

A video documentary on the Bangabandhu Talent Hunt was screened on the occasion.

At the directive of the prime minister, the nationwide talent hunt competition started in 2013 aimed at finding out grassroots level talents among the secondary and higher secondary students and inspire them to use their intelligence in nation building activities.

The competition was renamed as Bangabandhu Talent Hunt Competition marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of the country’s independence in 2020. The competition was not held for two consecutive years, 2020 and 2021 due to the outbreak of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

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West Indies keep Bangladesh at bay https://www.bd24live.com/west-indies-keep-bangladesh-at-bay/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:41:15 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21861 West Indies put them ahead of Bangladesh on day one of the second and final Test, thanks to a brilliant performance of their bowlers and openers at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on Friday.

The hosts ended the day on 67-0 after folding Bangladesh for 234 in the first innings. They are now trailing by 167 runs but well set to take a strong lead.

John Campbell was batting on 32 with Kraigg Brathwaite on 30 at stumps.

Jayden Seals and Alzzari Joseph claimed three wickets apiece to wreck havoc on Bangladesh batting line up and they are well complemented by the two wickets haul of debutant Anderson Phillip and Kyle Mayers.

For Bangladesh, Liton Das was the highest scorer with 53 and opener Tamim Iqbal added 46. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Shoriful Islam made identical 26 runs.

After being asked to bat first, the good thing for Bangladesh was to avoid the top order collapse which put them embarrassing position in the last few Tests.

Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudul Hasan Joy put on 41 runs for the opening stand before Phillip rattled the stump of the latter for 10 for his debut wicket.

Bangladesh then progressed well through Tamim and Shanto but the senior opener played a wretched shot to throw away his wicket for 46 runs.

Anamul Haque Bijoy who returned to the Test team after eight years got a start, but failed to carry on, being out on 23.

And when Shanto was dismissed for 36, Bangladesh were left to 105-4. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan Sohan and Mehidy Hasan, all fell to single digit figure as Bangladesh slumped to 165-7.

Liton Das batted with utmost confidence but he too failed to make his innings bigger after reaching his 14th Test fifty.

A 17-ball 26 cameo from Shoriful then propelled Bangladesh past 200 in a pitch that not looked so tougher for batting.

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Nation takes revenge by constructing Padma Bridge: Quader https://www.bd24live.com/nation-takes-revenge-by-constructing-padma-bridge-quader/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:38:35 +0000 https://www.bd24live.com/?p=21859 Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the nation has taken revenge of its insult by constructing the Padma Bridge connecting the country’s 21 southwestern districts with the capital.

“It is very much truth that we have taken revenge of dishonor showed by the international community to us, by constructing a 6.15-kilometer long multipurpose bridge,” he said.

Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, made this remark while chairing a public rally organized at Mawa point under Munshiganj marking the opening of the Padma Bridge this morning.

Lauding the role of the Prime Minister, the road transport minister said, “The whole nation is now saluting you as you have proved your capability by constructing the bridge on the mighty river Padma with your own fund.”

Sheikh Hasina has never surrendered and also proved that the Bangalee is a nation of ‘heroes’ by ignoring heinous conspiracy designed by national and international quarters, Quader told the rally.

The evil forces had not only insulted the prime minister, but also insulted PM’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana, Swajib Wazed Joy, Saima Wazed Putul and Rehena’s son Radwan Mujib Siddiq Bobby, he said, adding: “But what was the wrong with her [Prime Minister’s] and her other family members.”

The international community dishonored the Bangalee nation by withdrawing them from the project and even made an allegation of corruption, Quader mentioned.

Mentioning that the construction of the Padma Bridge was challenging, the ruling party leader said, “None deserves any credit of building this bridge except Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Peoples across the country had a demand to involve the name of Sheikh Hasina with the bridge, but she rejected,” he added.

“If there was no such committed person like Sheikh Hasina then we never could overcome the crisis and hindrances prevailing on the way of bridge construction,” he said in his address.

Recalling the sacrifices made by the people living on the banks of the Padma, the bridges minister said, “We are expressing gratitude to those people who had given up their belongings in the interest of the Padma Bridge responding to the appeal made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”

Earlier, Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina joined the Padma Bridge opening ceremony. The PM flew by a helicopter from Dhaka and reached the Mawa point at 10am.

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