Monday, April 12, 2021

We are moving towards an uncertainty: Minister of Planning

 "We are moving towards uncertainty," said Planning Minister MA Mannan. I can't say what will happen tomorrow. I have seen the American system up close. How many people are dying every day. Despite being a developed country, Coronavirus has had to struggle. Our resources are low. We have the opportunity to do more. We have to deal with the second push of Coronavirus with the cooperation of everyone. Social distance must be ensured. No need to go out of the house without work. Only the awareness of all can win this war.

He was speaking as the chief guest at a check distribution function at Sunamganj Deputy Commissioner's Auditorium at 11am on Sunday.

Presided over by Deputy Commissioner Jahangir Hossain, the minister said the government is giving Tk 1.48 crore to 284 people as medical assistance. Incredible thing. The power of our government is growing. Government money is people's money. People own every penny. It is a great thing to come home with money for those who cannot come.

Boro of Haor said about paddy harvesting, the farmer's land feels like his own land. Seeing ripe paddy fills the mind with joy. Be careful of the clouds in the sky and the water of the river. Paddy should be taken home on time with caution. 

The Minister said that the paddy of the field is due to our nature. We have to bring it up. We had food shortages in our childhood, people would die of cholera. I have never seen DC SP come to the village. Now when there is a problem, they come small. He thanked the administrative officials for cooperating with the government in running the country.   

Suchitra Roy, Deputy Director, District Social Service Office, Faridul Hasan, Deputy Director, District Agriculture Extension, Rashed Iqbal Chowdhury, Additional Deputy Commissioner were present on the occasion.

Borrowing from Bangladesh, Mamata gave the slogan: Shuvendu

Trinamool BJP leader Shuvendu Adhikari has once again taunted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He said that Mamata spoke by borrowing slogans from Bangladesh

West Bengal politics is heated over the killing of five people in a massive clash in Sitalkuchi in the 4th phase of assembly elections. Trinamool and BJP leaders have been giving counter-statements since the incident. 

Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee held a press conference after the clash. Claiming that all the dead were grassroots supporters, Mamata said the central security forces had fired directly at her staff. He likens it to genocide.

On the other hand, Shuvendu Adhikari, who left the grassroots and joined the BJP, once again taunted Mamata. During the 5th phase of the election campaign on Saturday, he addressed Mamata as 'Begum' and said that she was saying one anti-national thing after another. Shuvendu also commented that most of Mamata's slogans were borrowed from Bangladeshi leaders.

As West Bengal politics heats up over the clashes at the polling station, the country's Election Commission has said no political leader can enter Cooch Behar in the interest of investigation and to keep the situation calm. The commission also called for a report on Saturday's clashes with security forces.

Meanwhile, top Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has announced his visit to West Bengal for the election campaign in the middle of the polls. His party has said it will hold two public rallies in Dinajpur and Darjeeling on April 14.

Myanmar army kills 600 democrats

More than 700 people have been reported killed in shootings and raids by pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar since the military coup. At least 72 people were killed in security operations in different parts of the country on Friday and Saturday. News of the New York Times.

It is learned that 3,012 people have been detained so far. Besides, arrest warrants have been issued against 656 people. Among them are politicians, celebrities and ordinary citizens of the country.

It is worth mentioning that the Myanmar army seized power on February 1, alleging rigging in the November elections. Top politicians, including President Wint Mint and ruling NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, were arrested.

Thunderstorms and hail are expected in some districts of the country

Temperatures are rising rapidly across the country. The temperature has risen to 36.5 degrees Celsius. The meteorological department said that the ongoing heat wave will continue. Thunderstorms and hailstorms are also forecast in some districts of the country. 

A forecast by the Meteorological Department on Sunday said that the increase in light pressure is currently in West Bengal and adjoining areas. The normal light pressure of the season is prevailing in the South Bay. In this situation, on Monday (April 12) in the Comilla region, Sylhet, Dhaka, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions in a couple of places, there may be temporary gusts / winds with rain / thunderstorms. There may also be scattered hailstorms somewhere.

Elsewhere in the country, the weather will be mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy skies.

I will resign if people want: Amit Shah

Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded the resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah, claiming that there was a conspiracy behind the firing by Indian forces in Sitalkuchi. 

In response to Mamata's demand on Sunday, Amit Shah said, "I will resign if the people want."

The political circles think that this statement of Amit Shah is indicative. News of Hindustan Times.

"I will resign whenever people want," Home Minister Amit Shah told a rally at the Basirhat South Center in the state on Sunday. But be prepared to resign on May 2.

Amit Shah said, "Mamata Didi's provocative statement has created a situation like shooting in Sitalkuchi."

According to the Hindustan Times, Kochbihar was bloody on the morning of the fourth day of voting. Five people have died due to it. Four of them were killed by the central forces.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Government institutions also increased the price of sugar

On the occasion of Ramadan, the price of government sugar has been increased by Tk 3 per kg. Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) will sell packaged sugar at Tk 65 per kg at Tk 65 per kg. Besides, the price of open sugar in the mill area has been increased from Tk 80 to Tk 63 per kg. Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said this at a virtual press briefing on Sunday on BSFIC's sugar sales activities to control the quality of essential food items during Ramadan.

Sources said that on April 8, BSFIC increased the price of sugar by Tk 3 per kg. Sugar imported in the open market of the capital for two months is also being sold at higher prices. According to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), the price of per kg sugar has risen by 2.22 per cent to Tk 80 in the last one month.

Market participants said the annual demand for sugar in the country is 1.8 million tonnes. Of this, the demand for Ramadan is three lakh tonnes. And with this three lakh tons of sugar, a class of dishonest traders increase the price every year on the pretext of Ramadan. In such a situation, the increase in the price of government sugar will have a negative impact on the market.

According to the source, the government stockpiles about one to one lakh 20 thousand tons of sugar every year during the month of Ramadan to curb the manipulation of the unscrupulous. However, this year's stock is quite low. Apart from that, six government sugar mills have been shut down. The production of the rest is also not satisfactory. As a result, the stock of sugar at the government level has come down to 50,000 tons ahead of Ramadan.

Amir in charge of JMB remanded for 7 days

Amir Rezaul Haque alias Reza alias Tanvir Mahmood alias Shihab Ahnaf, acting Amir of banned militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), has been granted a seven-day remand by a court. 

The accused was produced in court on Sunday in the case of anti-terrorism law filed at Bhatara police station and remanded for 10 days. SM Raisul Islam, inspector of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC) of the police, applied for remand. After the hearing, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Moinul Islam remanded the accused.

Earlier on Saturday afternoon, Rezaul Haque was arrested in a raid in the Badda police station area of ​​the capital. Rezaul Haque was involved in a series of bombings across the country in 2005. He was arrested that year in connection with a series of bombings and spent a long time in prison. After being released on bail in 2016, he became involved in organizational work again, according to investigation sources.

Fasting in Saudi Arabia begins on Tuesday


The curved moon of Ramadan was not seen in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. So the month is going to start from Tuesday for millions of Muslims around the world.

Saudi Arabia's Moon Sighting Committee said on Sunday evening that no Ramadan moon had been seen anywhere in the country. News of Khaleej Times 

The Muslim world generally follows the lunar calendar and uses the traditional method of seeing the moon. As a result, some countries start fasting even after one or two days.

This year, Muslims in the Northern Hemisphere will have to fast during the long summer months. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. During this time Muslims took part in various social activities besides worship.

The fast will start on Tuesday in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Singapore.

The moon is usually seen in the sky of Bangladesh after one day in the Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia. As a result, fasting and Eid are celebrated in Bangladesh the next day in the Middle East.

The commercial area in Barisal is overflowing with shoppers

There is no way to understand that the lockdown is going on now. Coronavirus infections are on the rise, as are deaths. But in the commercial areas of Barisal city, the people are not paying attention to all this and the sales are going on. Everything is going normally.

Today, Sunday morning, the city's Chawkbazar, Church Mahalla, Fazlul Haque Avenue, Sadar Road, Bazar Road, Port Road - life was normal. The crowds in these areas seem to be a bit higher than usual. Someone has a mask on his face, someone has put the mask down on his chin. No one wore a mask again. There was no physical distance.

Chaitra's special price reduction is going on in the city's Chan Bazaar. Buyers seem to have jumped in there. A couple from Kashipur came with three children to shop at a reduced price. The couple said about coming to shop with the children at such a risk, 'I get a chance every year. Everyone comes so we are coming. And ahead of Eid, during Eid, the price of clothes increases. So in advance, I keep shopping for Eid in advance at a lower price every year. '

Health experts believe that coronavirus disease is on the rise in Barisal due to people's indifference to health rules.

According to the departmental health department, 12,364 people have been infected with coronavirus in Barisal from March last year to April 10 this year. The highest number of infections was 5,630 in Barisal, 1,905 in Patuakhali, 1,036 in Pirojpur, 1,330 in Bhola, 1,126 in Barguna and 1,006 in Jhalokati. Today, 151 people have been newly infected in the department.

Analyzing the second phase corona infection data, it is seen that coronavirus infection in this section started to increase gradually from the second week of March this year. From 13 to 19 March — in these 7 days only 6 people were affected in 6 districts of the division. But in the 7 days after March 20 to 26, the number of victims was 226, which is almost 3 times. From March 17 to April 3, 1,991 people were affected by the department in these 19 days. And from 4 to 11 April — 1,036 people have been identified in this 1 week.

Meanwhile, the indifference of the common people is not diminishing even though the district administration is conducting several mobile court raids every day to protect the health rules. 

Shyamal Krishna Mandal, assistant director of the Barisal Divisional Health Department, told bdnewswnet, “The pace of infection is very worrying. At the moment, there is no alternative for the general public to be aware of hygiene. But the way we see the indifference of the people, the day and night we are all working together to prevent the infection can be in vain.

Eating rice destroys the nests of babui birds, hundreds of chicks die

In Indurkani upazila of Pirojpur, some farmers have evicted the nests of babui birds in two palm trees after eating boro paddy. It has been alleged that more than a hundred birds have died. The incident took place at Bhawanipur village of upazila on Saturday evening.

According to local villagers, some farmers including local Hemayet Hossain Mollah are cultivating boro paddy in Bhawanipur village. For several days, a flock of babui birds have been eating the paddy of the land. There are two palm trees next to the land. Farmer Hemayet Hossain Mollah and his brother Lutfar Rahman Mollah got angry after eating rice from birds. On Saturday evening, some farmers led by Lutfar Rahman Mollah demolished the babui bird nests in two palm trees. At that time most of the houses had small chicks of Babui birds. After breaking the nest with bamboo and throwing it on the ground, some nests are thrown in the side canal. Most of the puppies in the house died.

Receiving the news, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Indurkani Police Station Humayun Kabir visited the spot on Sunday morning. At that time, he saw some live birds in some of the houses and ordered to replace the houses with palm trees.

Maruful Aziz, a local journalist, said more than a hundred baby chicks were at home. Almost all the puppies are very small. A few puppies on the ground are still alive. When he goes to the living cube, he sighs for food.

Hemayet Hossain Mollah, elder brother of Lutfar Rahman Mollah, said that three brothers have cultivated boro paddy in 50 bighas of land. Babui birds have already destroyed more than 25 percent of the land. So his younger brother Lutfar Mollah and two workers broke some bird nests. They did not kill any birds.

Upazila Livestock Officer Haris Chandra Bose said the babui bird is now almost extinct. It is everyone's duty to protect the natural diversity. Killing them is an inhuman act.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Indurkani Police Station Humayun Kabir said he went to the spot and tied the nests of the living chicks with palm trees and replaced them. Legal action is being taken against those involved in the incident.

SSC HSC exam in uncertainty

No one knows when this year's SSC and HSC exams will be held or not. As there were no classes for more than a year due to Coronavirus, there were plans to take SSC with 60 days of classroom classes and HSC exams with 60 days of classes in the short syllabus from March 30. That too has been ruined.

Officials at the Dhaka Board of Education say Coronavirus's current situation does not say when the test will take place. Again, whether the assessment will be done without exams like last year's HSC exams depends on the decision of a high level government.

Dhaka Board of Education Secretary Tapan Kumar Sarkar told bdnewsnet that they are in the process of filling up SSC exam forms, preparing question papers and printing them. Be prepared so that any decision can be taken quickly.

For more than a decade now, SSC exams have been held in February and HSC exams in early April. But due to coronavirus, the country's educational institutions have been on holiday since March 16 last year. As a result, stay away from the exams, those who took the exams, they have not been able to go to the classroom for more than a year.

The Ministry of Education had earlier planned to open classrooms for SSC and HSC candidates from the first week of February. For this, the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) also prepared short syllabus for SSC and HSC candidates. But considering the situation in Coronavirus, the higher echelons of the government did not agree to it. The government then announced that all educational institutions would be reopened from March 30 and from then on SSC candidates would be given 60-day classes and HSC candidates would be given 60-day classes. But the government has had to back down from its decision to open an educational institution on March 30 due to the increase in coronavirus disease. The new decision is that the school-college will be opened from May 23 and the university will be opened on May 24.

A senior official of the Dhaka Board of Education told bdnewsnet that their plan was to start the SSC exams in the first week of July after a 60-day class and to take the HSC exams in September with a two-month break after the SSC exams. To this end, they wanted to announce the schedule. But now all the plans have to be dropped.

It will take time to fill the form

Dhaka Board Secretary Tapan Kumar Sarkar told bdnewsnet that despite the uncertainty, they are making preparations. Following this, online filling of SSC exam forms started from April 1, which was supposed to end on April 8. However, now the time to fill the form will be extended due to 'lockdown'. Extended time will be informed at the end of the lockdown. Candidates do not have to pay an extra fee for this. Apart from filling up the forms, SSC exam question papers have been prepared and sent to BG Press for moderation and printing. The secretary said that even if one thinks of alternatives, one has to fill the form.

Last year's HSC exam was not held due to coronavirus infection. The results were then evaluated on the basis of the average results of the JSC and SSC examinations of the candidates in the special system, who are now stepping on the path to higher education.

Next year's examinees are in more trouble

SSC is based on the total syllabus of class IX and X and HSC is based on class XI and XII syllabus. Next year’s SSC examinees got classes a few days after they got up to ninth grade in January last year. But he did not get any class in 10th class. Similarly, next year's HSC candidates have also fallen behind in class. In such a situation, there is no opportunity to take SSC in February next year and HSC in April without classes, said a senior official of the Dhaka Board of Education.

Professor Manzoor Ahmed, an educationist, suggested that the long-term loss of education due to Coronavirus should be borne in mind by the need to undertake an education rescue program for several years.

Long-distance travel will not continue from tomorrow

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said that public transport will run on Monday and Tuesday, leaving only half of the seats of conditional fare vacant in the city corporation area only. He said long-distance passenger transport would remain closed until further notice.

Obaidul Quader announced the decision at a regular briefing at his official residence on Sunday afternoon. He said the all-out lockdown will start from April 14. The first phase of the ongoing lockdown will continue on April 12 and 13.

A 'lockdown' has been launched across the country since April 5 to combat coronavirus infections. The lockdown was supposed to end tonight at 12 o'clock. According to the new announcement, the lockdown will continue tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. Then from Wednesday will start a more severe and all-round lockdown.

Mentioning that Sheikh Hasina's government is making all-out efforts to deal with the second wave of corona based on the advice of experts, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said the government has announced a lockdown. Obaidul Quader said the government will issue a notification in time with necessary instructions.

Calling on the people of the country to be patient in this time of crisis, the general secretary of the Awami League said, This enchanted world of family and relatives may become unrecognizable. '

Obaidul Quader further said, 'Keep the wheel of livelihood as well as the wheel of livelihood in motion. Put your trust in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, put your trust in the Creator. Through the efforts and mutual cooperation of all, the world will surely return to its original form after overcoming this epidemic.

The Awami League is making its own history. Regarding the allegations of the BNP leaders, the general secretary of the Awami League said, the Awami League has no factory to make its own history. The Awami League respects the settled truth of history and follows its practice. The pre-independence history achieved through the great war of liberation was distorted. He wanted to compose a fragmented and distorted history by excluding the great hero of the liberation war.

Awami League leader Obaidul Quader further said that just as the sun cannot be covered by the palm of one's hand, the history of independence is also glorious today. Those who were chained at the feet of history, their nature is being unveiled today. That is why they have become reckless, have started the old game and are practicing an undemocratic path.

Earlier, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader paid a gratuity of Tk 3 crore to 242 officers and employees of the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and joined the exchange of views.

In his address, the Minister said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken various initiatives to take BRTC forward, including the addition of thousands of buses and trucks to its fleet. Now it is necessary to expand the network of BRTC and improve the management skills of the organization. 

The Minister further said that considering the plight of the people, the Sheikh Hasina government has decided to introduce conditional public transport on the roads under Dhaka and other city corporation areas. He requested the transport owners' organizations including BRTC to run the transport in compliance with the government instructions.

China's new strategy to make the vaccine effective

 China wants to make a mixture of different coronavirus vaccines. It is learned that the country has taken up this activity due to the low effectiveness of its own coronavirus vaccine. Researchers in China believe that a combination of different coronavirus vaccines could be more effective in the human body.

Gao Fu Coronavirus, head of China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has confirmed the creation of a mixture of different vaccines, AFP reported. The Chinese media The Paper reported the matter.

Gao Fu says the effectiveness of China's own coronavirus vaccine is somewhat low. So trying to create a mix of other tickers. This is the first time a top Chinese health official has made such a statement.

China has already given 161 million doses of its own coronavirus vaccine to the general public. The Chinese government has been conducting mass immunization programs in China since last year. The Chinese government has said that 40 percent of the population will be vaccinated by next June.

Gao Fu has previously said that China wants to bring 60 to 70 percent of the country's population under vaccination. The target is set for the end of this year or the middle of 2022. Gao said in Chengdu on Saturday that the best way to increase the effectiveness of vaccines is to make a mixture of different vaccines.

Of course, not only China, but other countries around the world are thinking of steps to increase the effectiveness of the vaccine. Necessary research is also being done in this regard in different countries.

The Chinese-made Synovac vaccine was tested experimentally in Brazil. There was 50 percent effectiveness of the vaccine. On the other hand, the vaccine was found to be 80 percent effective in preventing serious conditions in patients. In addition, the effectiveness of the two vaccines made by Synofarm was found to be 69.34 percent and 72.51 percent respectively.