Anti-quota protestors crossing the line: Home Minister

Published at : 11 July 2024, 07:34 pm
Anti-quota protestors crossing the line: Home Minister
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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said that students continuing their anti-quota protests are crossing the line. 

He made the remark during a press conference at the Secretariat, held in observance of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

Responding to journalists’ questions, the minister commented, “We have instructed our security forces, especially the police, to listen to their demands. However, there is a limit to listening, and it appears that they are crossing it.”

When asked if the government would take action if students do not comply, the Home Minister said, “First of all, they are educated and intelligent. Why would they go against the state? They should observe the situation and return.”

The minister further explained, “Police action is warranted only when there is no other option—when there is arson, destruction, threats to life and property, or untoward situations. In such cases, the police will not remain idle.”

He noted that despite the Supreme Court’s clear directive through issuing a status quo on the High Court’s order to reinstate the quota system until a final verdict is given, students have continued their protests. “The Chief Justice has made it clear that the High Court’s directive (to reinstate the quota system) is suspended. Therefore, the High Court’s order is currently invalid,” he said.

He urged students to understand and respect the court’s ruling, questioning the rationale behind continuing protests. “Their families might need to travel for various reasons, such as hospital visits and job appointments. How will they manage if the roads are blocked?” he asked.

The Home Minister appealed to the students, “They are getting what they wanted. I request the students not to gather unnecessarily. Public suffering due to road blockades should also be a concern for them.”

He assured that the government is attentive to their demands and reminded them that the matter is now with the court. “Since the issue is in court, it will be resolved through judicial means,” he said.

Addressing comments by the Public Administration Minister regarding external influences on the student protests, the Home Minister agreed, “The (public administration) minister has rightly pointed out that there are always those who seek to fish in troubled waters. We have received similar information. Some people are trying to exploit the situation. I believe our student community will not heed their ill advice. As a resolution has been reached, I hope they will withdraw their protests and return.”


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PM reaches Washington DC from New York

Published at : 24 September 2023, 02:30 pm
PM reaches Washington DC from New York
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Washington DC, the USA capital city, this afternoon after joining the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session and other high-level side and bilateral events in New York.

 

She reached Washington DC from New York by road at 6pm.

On her arrival in Washington DC, Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Muhammad Imran received the premier with a flower bouquet, reports BSS.

Earlier, she left her Place of Residence, Lotte New York for Washington DC at 12:30pm.

She arrived in New York on September 17.

The prime minister will leave Washington DC for London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, on September 29.

She will stay in London till October 3.

After wrapping up her visit, the prime minister will leave London for home and scheduled to reach Dhaka on October 4.

 

Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka

Published at : 20 September 2023, 02:41 pm
Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka

Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Bangladesh-US Ticfa meeting begins in Dhaka Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

Deal to ease trade in taka-rupee to be signed as Hasina

Published at : 08 September 2023, 01:43 am
Deal to ease trade in taka-rupee to be signed as Hasina

"An MoU will be signed between the National Payments Corporation of India and the Bangladesh Bank to make transactions in rupees and taka between Bangladesh and India easier," said the foreign minister in a press conference at the Foreign Service Academy in the capital on Thursday.

Besides, the neighbouring countries are likely to sign two more memorandums of understanding regarding cooperation in agricultural researches, and extension of the existing cultural exchange programme for two years, said the foreign minister.

Fair Technology launches car exchange programme

Published at : 07 September 2023, 02:29 pm
Fair Technology launches car exchange programme

Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Additional Inspector General of police (IGP) Habibur Rahman has been made the new commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.