Local forest officials seized 200 pieces of shawl carrot trees during smuggling in Sakhipur, Tangail. The trees were seized on Monday afternoon on the instructions of the Divisional Forest Officer, led by the Beheratail Range Officer and in collaboration with a few bit officers.The trees have been confiscated from Zaida Market area of Beheratail Sadar Bit of the upazila and kept in the MM Chala Bit office.
According to the Range Office sources, who or what cut down a few hundred shawl gajari trees from the forest division land of Beheratail Sadar Bit in Ward No. 6 of the Municipal Council. Upon receiving the news, the trees were confiscated. It is believed that the trees were being smuggled. Beheratail range officer at the time. Ershadul Haque, Kachua bit officer Shah Ahmed and other bit officers were present.
Beheratail Range Officer. Ershadul Haque said about 200 pieces of shawl gazari trees worth about Tk 5 lakh have been seized on the instructions of the Divisional Forest Officer.
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The ongoing ‘strict’ lockdown on coronavirus infection control has been extended for another week. The lockdown will continue till May 5. All public transport including buses, launches and trains will be closed during this time. However, domestic flights will continue as usual. Shopping malls, markets and shops have been opened since Sunday in the lockdown. The opening hours of the shop have been changed twice from 10 am to 8 pm. Emergency services, including the media, will remain open during the lockdown. Hotels and restaurants will be open in accordance with hygiene rules. Manufacturing industries have been allowed to operate in compliance with hygiene regulations. Transactions are going to be done in the bank from 10 am to 1 pm during the lockdown. As part of the precaution, the banks have set up various branches with limited manpower.
Although public transport was closed in this direction, severe traffic jam was caused in various transports including private vehicles in the capital yesterday. Crowds of people can be seen in various malls including shopping malls, markets and shops. The raw market was also overflowing with crowds. Hygiene was neglected in all cases. There were no restrictions on movement passes. The checkpoints in the capital were loose.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain told the media yesterday afternoon that the strict restrictions that have been in place in the country since April 14 lasted till April 27. Considering the global situation and the advice of public health experts, it has been decided to extend the ongoing ban for one more week to prevent the spread of Cavid-19. Now it has been extended by one week and will be effective till May 5. A notification will be issued in this regard. The restrictions that existed before will still be in effect. However, shops and shopping malls will be open from 10 am to 8 pm.
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police said on Sunday that shops and shopping malls could be kept open till 10 pm before Eid, despite instructions from the Bangladesh Pratidin cabinet department last Friday to keep shops and shopping malls open from 10 am to 5 pm. After that, the state minister for public administration said, shops and shopping malls will be open from 10 am to 8 pm.
Although limited restrictions were put in place from April 5 to April 11 to deal with the second wave of coronavirus, it was not very effective. Later, a one-week strict ban started from April 14. To enforce this, the government’s 13-point restriction states that no one can go out of the house without urgent need (purchase of medicines and necessities, medical services, burial or funeral and vaccination with vaccination card). Meanwhile, at a meeting on the night of April 16, the National Technical Advisory Committee on Kavid-19 recommended extending the ongoing ban by one more week. Which has been extended till April 28. The ban is being extended for another week to deal with corona.
Eid prayers will be held in the mosque: Due to the situation of coronavirus infection, the congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr will not be held in the Eidgah or open space again. Eid prayers should be offered in the mosque. At the same time, it has been requested to avoid hugging and shaking hands at the end of the congregation in the mosque.
Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (Administration) said. The request was made in an emergency notification signed by Sakhawat Hossain. In the notification, 12 conditions have been given for performing Eid prayers in compliance with the health rules.
According to the Ministry of Religion, it is very important to follow the hygiene rules in the current situation. In the meantime, some instructions have been issued for performing prayers in the mosque. The Islamic Shari’ah encourages the congregation to perform the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in the Eidgah or in the open. But at present the risk of coronavirus infection is being considered in our country as well as all over the world. For this reason, instead of Eidgah or open space, it was requested to perform Eid prayers in the nearest mosque. If necessary, more than one congregation can be held in the same mosque.
The notification further said that carpets cannot be laid in the mosque during Eid Jamaat. The entire mosque should be cleaned with disinfectant before the prayers. The worshipers will each be able to bring Jainamaz on their own responsibility. Soap or hand sanitizer should be kept in the azure place of the mosque to ensure prevention of coronavirus infection. Hand sanitizer, hand washing system and soap and water should be kept at the entrance of the mosque. Everyone has to perform ablution from their home and come to the mosque. When doing aju, wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.
Worshipers in Eid Jamaat must come to the mosque wearing masks. Jainamaz and hats reserved in the mosque cannot be used. When standing in the queue during Eid prayers, one must follow social distance and hygiene rules. Children, the elderly, any sick person and those engaged in the service of the sick cannot participate in the Eid prayers. To ensure public safety, the guidelines of the Department of Health Services, local administration and law enforcement must be followed.
Dhaka-bound passenger pressure at Paturia Ghat: Dhaka-bound passenger pressure has increased in Paturia Ghat area of Manikganj. Suffering has increased with that. After the government’s decision to open all the shops and shopping malls in the country in the announced ‘all-round lockdown’, the pressure of Dhaka-bound passengers started increasing. Due to the new extension, all shipping and public transport will be closed till May 5.
Additional passengers were seen coming on the ferry from Daulatdia Ghat in Rajbari yesterday morning. However, the government did not give instructions for passenger crossing on the ferry. Only for emergency services