Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Holy Umrah

Zahidul Islam, from Saudi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina performed the holy Umrah in Mecca.

On Monday (November 6) morning, he performed Tawaf of the Holy Kaaba in Mecca. She was accompanied by her younger sister Sheikh Rehana and other travel companions.


Then he prayed in Masjid al-Haram.

He prayed for the peace of the people of Bangladesh and the Muslim Ummah in a special prayer. He also wished the progress and prosperity of Bangladesh.

Minister of Foreign Affairs performed Umrah with the Prime Minister. AK Abdul Momen, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam and Minister of State for Women and Child Affairs Fazilatunnessa Indira and Prime Minister’s Adviser on Private Industries and Investments Salman F Rahman.

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Later, the prime minister offered Fajr prayers with the congregation at Masjidul Haram.

Earlier, Sheikh Hasina visited the holy month of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).

Later, Asr and Maghrib prayers were offered in Masjid Nabbi.

Today is Sheikh Russell Day

News Asia24 Desk: Today, October 18, is Sheikh Russell Day.

Martyr Sheikh Russell is the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Today is his 60th birthday.

Sheikh Russell Day is being celebrated since 2021.

This year the theme of the day is ‘Sheikh Russell Radiant, Fearless Nirmal Durjoy’.



Sheikh Russell was born on this day in 1964 at Bangabandhu Bhavan number 32 in Dhanmondi.

President Mohammad Sahabuddin gave a message on the occasion of this day. On the other hand, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina remembered the younger brother in an emotional message.

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In the speech, Sheikh Hasina said, “Sheikh Russell is not with us today, but his holy memory is there.” Among all the children in Bangladesh, I still find Russell.

These children must be raised in Russell’s spirit.May the children of Bangladesh grow up with such a bright child in their hearts.

Let them pour out their fierce hatred against the murderers. Let all the children of the country come forward to build the golden Bangladesh of Bangabandhu’s dream.

Various programs have been organized on the occasion of the day. A wreath will be placed at the tomb of Shaheed Sheikh Russell at 8:30 am.

Along with this, Fateha reading, Milad and Dua Mahfil have been organized at the tombs of all the martyrs who died on August 15.

Deepening the relationship, calling home and collecting money, arrest 4

NewsAsia24 Desk: University student Wasfia. Build relationships. Then he would snatch everything away. Proficient in calling houses and blackmailing them with offensive pictures.

He has a cycle. Among them 3 women and 1 man. They were finally arrested by the police.

Among the women were Khadija (27), Munmun (30) and Wasfia Khanum (26) and the man was Hadiul Islam Babu (34).

Mirpur Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mohammad Mohsin confirmed this information on Wednesday (October 11).

He said that they were arrested from Mirpur on Tuesday.

He also said that among them Babu is a businessman, Khadija and Munmun are housewives and Wasfia is a BBA student of a private university.

Wasfia is the mastermind of this cycle. He is the one who basically arranges the plan. First one is targeted. Friendship is made with him by targeting.

Offline any of their girls build relationships through financial support.

After that regular contact on that number is created.Love relationship. When the relationship deepens, the target is called home. At home, the remaining members of the gang beat them and took money and mobile phones.

At this time, the female members first took offensive pictures with the boy. Then the blackmail starts. They would send that picture to their wife or family and demand a large sum of money.

If you don’t pay, they threaten you with drugs. They also used to give money without seeing the alternative and fearing loss of social status.

Thus Khadija developed a love relationship with an NGO official. Khadija took 200 taka from that person telling about her father’s illness.

He became known by taking this money. After that, he continued to deepen the relationship by calling several times. At one point, Khadija called him at home on Tuesday. Babu, Munmun and Wasfia were already in the house.

As soon as he entered the house, they tied him and beat him and took his mobile phone and 5 thousand taka. Then the gang called his wife and demanded Tk 50,000.

At the end he sold for 10 thousand 200 taka. When he took the money and let her go at night, he started shouting. At that time, people from the neighborhood came and arrested them.

Later when the police was informed, the police came and arrested them and recovered the mobile and money.

AK Abdul Momen wanted visa-free relations between India and Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the 33rd member of the World Nuclear Club

The government will buy soybean worth 208 crore 82 lakh 70 thousand taka

5.2 magnitude earthquake in Bangladesh

News Asia24 Desk: A 5.2 magnitude earthquake has occurred in Bangladesh, European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

The earthquake was felt at 6:46 pm today, Monday (October 2).

According to the United States Geological Survey, USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was in Goalpara, Assam. Its magnitude was 5.4 on the Richter scale. Its depth was only 10 kilometers from the surface.

Hafizur Rahman, meteorologist of Meteorological Department, told News Asia24 that the earthquake originated from Assam, India. It is 236 km north of Agargaon in Dhaka. Its scale was 5.2.

The districts where this earthquake was felt

Dhaka, Rajshahi, Jamalpur, Lalmonirhat, Moulvibazar, Sirajganj, Chittagong, Sherpur, Savar, Gazipur, Panchagarh, Cox’s Bazar, Lalmonirhat, Habiganj, Natore, Kurigram, Chapainawabganj, Mymensingh, Netrakona, Joypurhat, Naogaon, Bogra, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Gaibandha, Rajshahi, Jamalpur, Lalmonirhat, Moulvibazar, Sirajganj, Chittagong, Sherpur, Savar, Gazipur, Panchagarh, Cox’s Bazar, Lalmonirhat, Habiganj, Natore and Kurigram.

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Before this, an earthquake of magnitude 4.2 was felt in Tangail on September 17 in Bangladesh. Its origin was at Tangail Sadar, 59 km from Dhaka. The depth of the earthquake was 5 km below the surface.

It is important to know not only population but also age classification and data

News Asia24 Desk: It is not enough to know the total population, it is important to know the classification and data of different age groups, said the Minister of Local Government Md. Tajul Islam

He said that in determining any policy, the information for which type of people that policy is being taken, for which age group of people and for how many people is being taken is also very important.

He said these things at a function organized on the occasion of National Birth and Death Registration Day-2023 in Dhaka today, Friday (October 6).

He further said that registration of births and deaths is important in formulating policies, as the needs of the elderly are not the same as those of the youth.

Again, the needs of youth and the needs of children and adolescents are not the same.

Birth and death registration data is required by the government to identify the needs of people of different ages, castes and creeds and take action accordingly.

He identified the problems of birth and death registration and assured to solve these problems quickly and asked the representatives of the local government department and other relevant ministries to work for it.

The minister said that there may be deviations in the expected service in registration of births and deaths. By solving those problems, we will get rid of the suffering in the civil service.

Local Government Department Secretary Muhammad Ibrahim presided over the event.

The mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation was present as a special guest. Atiqul Islam, Secretary of Information and Communication Technology Department. Shamsul Arefin, Secretary of the Council of Ministers. Mahmudul Hossain Khan, Registrar of Birth and Death Registration Office. Rashedul Hasan, UNICEF Chief of Child Protection Miss Natalie McCauley.

AK Abdul Momen wanted visa-free relations between India and Bangladesh

News Asia24 Desk: Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen wanted visa-free relations between India and Bangladesh.

He said these things at the end of the first day session of the three-day Bangladesh-India 11th Friendship Dialogue at a five-star hotel in Sylhet on Thursday (October 5).

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that after Silchar, this dialogue has been open to remove various obstacles of both countries.

The most critical issues of both the countries were discussed. Five expectations are outlined on the first day. An economic of five, more investment.

Apart from this, I have talked about power coordination. We buy 1,125 MW power from India, want to buy more. India will also help us to buy energy from Nepal.

Moreover, I have talked about the rivers of the country, so that the relations between the two countries will be better. Earlier, there were incidents of border killings due to various reasons. Now they are reduced.

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury said in the speech of the chief guest at the opening ceremony that the relationship between Bangladesh and India is very good. This historical relationship is very strong.

He said, during our great liberation war, India stood by us by responding to the call of Bangabandhu, the great leader of Bangladesh. The people of Bangladesh will never forget this sacrifice of India.

The speaker said that the friendship dialogue between Bangladesh and India will strengthen the economic relations between the two countries. Increase commercial cooperation.

The speaker said that the governments of the two countries are zero in fighting terrorism

Bangladesh is the 33rd member of the World Nuclear Club

News Asia24Desk: Bangladesh has become the 33rd member of the nuclear club of the world and has become a nuclear power producing country.

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) fuel (nuclear fresh fuel) uranium has been handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) Director General Alexei Likhachev handed over the uranium at the graduation ceremony of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday (October 5).

Through this, Bangladesh became a nuclear power producing country and became the 33rd member of the World Nuclear Club.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was connected virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban while Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin was connected from Moscow.

Meanwhile, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi was connected virtually from Vienna, Austria.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin spoke on the occasion.

Likhachev was at the main venue in Rooppur. From there, after giving permission, he handed over the certificate to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, his representative at Ganobhaban.

The government will buy soybean worth 208 crore 82 lakh 70 thousand taka

News Asia24 Desk: The government will buy soybean worth 208 crore 82 lakh 70 thousand taka.

This oil will be procured locally through open tender process for Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

1 crore 3 million liters of soybeans will be available in this.

This proposal was approved in the 33rd meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement held today Wednesday (October 4) under the chairmanship of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.

After the meeting, Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Division. Syed Mahbub Khan said that for TCB under the Ministry of Commerce, in the fiscal year 2023-2024, approval has been given to buy 500,000 liters of soybean oil locally through open tender system.

Oil will be purchased from Super Oil Refinery Limited. It will cost 79 crore 27 lakh 50 thousand taka.

Apart from this, 8 million liters of soybean oil will be purchased from Meghna Edible Oil Refinery Limited for TCB in the fiscal year 2023-2024 through local open tender system.

The purchase price of which is 129 crore 55 lakh 20 thousand taka.

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Earlier, in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement held on September 20, in view of the proposal of the Ministry of Commerce, approval was given for TCB to purchase 8 million liters of soybean oil from City Edible Oil Limited in the fiscal year 2023-2024 locally through open tender system. The purchase price of which is 128 crore 24 lakh taka. Soybean oil will cost 160 taka 30 paisa per liter.

In another proposal on that day, approval was given for TCB to purchase 6.5 lakh liters of rice bran oil at Tk 103 crore 35 lakh through direct purchase method locally.

In this case, the price per liter will be 159 taka.

This oil is allowed to be purchased from Majumdar Products Limited and MRT Agro Products Limited.

Cyber ​​Security Act does not include warrantless arrest

News Asia24 Desk: Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Advocate Anisul Haque said that if there is no cognizable crime, there will be no warrantless arrest under the Cyber ​​Security Act. The Cyber ​​Security Act contains only four sections of cognizable offences.

He said this at the special extended meeting of South Union Awami League of Brahmanbaria Akhaura Upazila today Friday (September 15) at noon.

He said that the technical offense in the Cyber ​​Security Act is 14 years for hacking or if someone destroys something by breaking into the computer. but All the clauses in the Digital Security Act, which were objected to by journalists, have been radically changed.

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Upazila Awami League President Mohammad Ali Chowdhury, General Treasurer Takzil Khalifa Kajal and Upazila and Union Awami League leaders were present in the meeting held at Hirapur Shaheed Nawab Memorial High School premises.