State Minister for Social Welfare and heroic freedom fighter Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru MP has said that the economy of Bangladesh is moving forward at a tremendous pace under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. This progress of Bangladesh in building the golden Bengal of Bangabandhu’s dream has become a model for all developing countries.
State Minister for Social Welfare Bir Muktijoddha Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru MP said this while inaugurating the newly constructed 5-storey building of Sonali Bank at a cost of Taka 6 crore at Barabazar in Netrokona district town on Sunday.
Sonali Bank Mymensingh Region General Manager. Abdul Majid presided over and senior officer. Additional Deputy Commissioner (Overall) Abdullah Al Mahmood, Additional Superintendent of Police (Administration) Mohammad Fakhruzzaman Jewel, Retired Deputy General Manager Nur Mohammad, AGM Nurul Islam, District President of Chamber of Commerce Haji Abdul Waheed, among others, spoke at the discussion meeting conducted by Abul Kalam Azad. Awami League office secretary Mazharul Islam, former commander of Sadar Upazila Muktijoddha Sangsad Ayub Ali and others.
Hotspot Nandigram was on the list for the second phase of West Bengal Assembly elections. State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah exchanged views on Friday.
Amit Shah visited North Bengal yesterday. He came to Shitalkuchi around 12 noon. He claimed at the rally that the BJP had won 50 of the 60 seats in the two-phase polls. Not only that, the fact that Mamata is losing in Nandigram has also become clear, said the Union Home Minister. He said, ‘Didi it’s time for you to go. Didi is losing from Nandigram. ‘
The Home Minister also attacked yesterday with the slogan ‘Trinamool will play’. “Didi’s departure is certain,” he said. The Trinamool wants to show fear that the game will be played. Don’t be afraid. Didi lost the Nandigram vote. The BJP has been vocal about ‘coal mafia’ and ‘sand mafia’ since the beginning of the election. In North Bengal, that word was also heard on Amit’s face. He said, “After the 2nd, I will stop the reign of sand mafia and coal mafia.” I will make arrangements to send everyone to jail. Only you change your sister. Call your relatives and tell them to come and vote. ‘
On the same day, Mamata also started campaigning in North Bengal. He held his first meeting at Dinhata in Kochbihar. There he said, ‘Congratulations to the people of Nandigram. Looking at the votes in Nandigram, I can say, you keep looking at victory. Voting took place in 70 centers in two phases. I have won 50 of them. ‘
The Trinamool leader left Nandigram at 9.15 am yesterday, keeping her promise not to leave Nandigram before the polls. From there he came to Calcutta Airport. Then he reached Dinhata through Bagdogra. Source: Anandabazar Patrika.
Last Thursday, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky complained that Russia was gathering large numbers of troops in his country’s border areas. The United States has vowed to side with Ukraine against Russia’s “aggression” following their allegations. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken also expressed support for two Ukrainian ministers of equal rank. The Pentagon also said that US forces in Europe were on high alert for the threat posed by Russia.
Russia also responded to the US warning. On Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia would be forced to take action if the United States sent troops to Ukraine. However, he did not specify what kind of action would be taken.
“Russia is not threatening anyone, it has never given up,” Peskov said, claiming that Russia was not involved in any anti-Ukrainian activities. Since 2014, pro-Russian forces have been fighting government forces in the eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. Ukraine’s pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was later ousted over Russia’s occupation of the Crimean Peninsula.
This week’s ceasefire has sparked renewed tensions between the two neighbors. Source: AFP