Warm reception of blue water descending from the blue sky!



Mansura Chameli, Senior Correspondent, Barta24.com
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From Hulu Male(Maldives): Blue Sea Marine Paradise - Maldives. Where the sky and blue water meet! Fish happily swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Where the sun spreads its light and fills people with light. Blue sea turns her eyes to the serenity of peace and keeps it obsessed. The murmur of the waves of the sea carries an unspoken joy in the heart.

A four-and-a-half-hour flight from Dhaka Airport in Bangladesh to go directly to that natural coral island state! That journey by US Bangla Airlines! After getting on the plane, everyone started taking Selfies! Besides taking pictures, there is also marathon gossip - what generally happens if it is a group tour! Let it be a plane or bus! In this way, after three of four hours, the feeling of drowsiness came, and some people fell asleep! "We are now landing in the Maldives," the pilot announced. That means our plane in the sky of Maldives then. Once again, the feeling of being awake comes back to everyone.

Someone from the side of the window said 'Wow'. We started to get down. After a while the moments to be fascinated began. When we looked down, we could see rows and rows of islands surrounded by clear blue water. The islands are green. Flashing light of beauty! When the clouds parted, the island of blue water slowly began to greet. Fortunately, those who got the window seat - their eyes were full of excitement. They captured the scenes on camera. Passengers sitting next to them were also peeking at the eye-catching scene.

Fascinating everyone, the plane landed at Velana International Airport in Maldives. The airport is sitting on the lap of the sea. The wind was blowing, the sun was shining brightly. The Maldives government is issuing on-arrival visas for Bangladeshis. Immediately after we finished the immigration, we got a warm welcome from the airport.

Around as extra clean-tidy! Sometimes the waves of the sea are roaring calmly. Row upon row of white boats lined the jetty. Some were going to specific destinations; some are out on pleasure trips.

There was a rush to take pictures in front of that scene, like a picture painted on a canvas out of the airport. A senior journalist brother looked at the picture he had taken and said, "It looks like I've been edited with a picture behind me."

The landing of such a scene at the airport raised everyone's expectations about the Maldives. We got in the hotel cars hoping to meet expectations. Our destination was then an island in the country called Hulu Male.

Cars are running on the silky road that runs along the side of the sea; with the roar of the sea. Within 15 minutes we reached Hotel Tropicana Beach & Spa. The hotel is next to the beach. The roar of the sea can be heard from the room. When we went out on the verandah, we could see the eternal blue Indus from behind the Tamarisk tree.

Decision to close the educational institutions due to Coronavirus



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We are monitoring the situation. If the rate of coronavirus infection decreases, the educational institution will be reopened, said Dipu Moni, the Minister of Education. But now the online class activities will continue, she said.

The education minister told reporters after a meeting of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board in the capital on Friday (January 21).

She said the government has decided to close the educational institution due to the sudden increase in the number of children. The matter was discussed with the health minister in the morning. Later, the educational institution was closed as per the instructions of the Prime Minister.

The instruction to close the school that we have received will be sent to the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education. After that, the ministry will take action regarding the younger students, said the education minister.

Addressing the students of the residential halls of the university, she said that in the universities where there are residential halls, the students will move according to the hygienic rules. If the situation improves, they will return to class. However, teachers can join the administrative work.

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It is a great honor to serve as the US ambassador to Bangladesh



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It has been a great honor and pleasure for me to serve as the US Ambassador to Bangladesh for the last three years. I am leaving with wonderful memories and a grateful heart.

Early Robert Miller, the outgoing US ambassador of the United States, left Dhaka on Friday (January 21) said in a tweet.

According to sources, Miller has already completed all his scheduled official meetings. However, the new variant of corona Omicron infection was at risk and for various reasons, Miller could not meet President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Miller joined as US Ambassador to Bangladesh on November 18, 2018.

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Two cops including a sergeant withdrawn in Chinese citizen incident



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Police are investigating the incident of the Chinese citizen’s throwing money at the traffic police in front of Raowa Club in Mohakhali DOHS in the capital. A traffic sergeant and a traffic policeman on duty have been withdrawn in the incident.

The Chinese national also ‘apologized’ in writing to the police for the money throwing.

This information was given by Shahed Al Masood, Deputy Commissioner, Tejgaon Traffic Division of DMP on Friday (January 21) night.

He said that as an investigation was underway into the incident, a traffic sergeant and a member of the traffic police, who were on duty at the spot on that day, have been removed from their duties. However, the initial investigation did not find any fault in them. The final investigation report will come soon. The investigation report will actually reinstate them in charge.

Deputy Commissioner Shahed Al Masood said that the Chinese citizen came to our call yesterday (Thursday). He has verbally said ‘sorry’ to us for this incident. He also apologized to us in writing.

It is learned that on last Tuesday, a Chinese citizen threw money at the traffic police members in front of Raowa Club. The video of the incident went viral on social media.

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Education institutions to remain close for two weeks



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The government has decided to close educational institutions for two weeks from tomorrow due to the widespread spread of corona infection.

The decision was taken in consultation with the Prime Minister, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek said.

.He said this in an emergency press briefing on the ongoing situation of the Health Directorate on Friday.

The health minister said 33 per cent of the beds in the hospitals have already been filled due to the increase in the severity of the infection. The situation could worsen further. .Therefore, in consultation with the Prime Minister, it has been decided to close the school-college for the next two weeks. At the same time, no more than one hundred people can take part in weddings and religious ceremonies. And everyone must have a vaccination certificate.

.Calling on all to abide by the 11-point ban, Zahid Malek said, "Efforts are being made to implement these." This is a decision to reduce the risk of infection. We have to follow the rules for the protection of family, country and ourselves. The government imposes restrictions so that we comply.

.The minister said that where there is sports, vaccination certificate as well as test certificate will be required.

These should also be shown at the book fair. The book fair has been postponed due to the rising tide of infection. Like other countries in the world, we are not out of the current situation.

.Informing the administration of its responsibility to implement the directive, the health minister said, "We want them to increase their vigilance." The responsibility of the people is more. We have to observe it for our own protection. It is not possible for the government alone.

."We have been talking about vaccinating 12.50 crore people," he said, referring to the reduction in the vaccination target to 70 per cent. But it is in 70 percent. Many live outside. In all, we have given 15 crore 10 lakh vaccines. There are 9 crores in hand. .We have received three lakh 36 thousand vaccinations from Johnson. More to come.

Zahid Malek said that it has been decided to hold an office, court with half of the people, adding that it will come in the form of a notification very soon.
.It has been decided to have an office with half the people so that there is no suffering in public transport.

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