VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: October 21, 2020

Sindh IG defers leave, orders his officers to set aside their leave applications for 10 days: DAWN

Sindh IGP Mushtaq Mahar has decided to defer his own leave and ordered his officers to set aside their leave applications for ten days, shared Sindh police late Tuesday night, adding that the decision was taken "in the larger national interest" and pending the conclusion of the inquiry into how the arrest of PML-N leader Mohammad Safdar unfolded. Click here to read...

180 Civilians Killed, 375 Injured in Past Month: MoI: TOLO News

180 civilians have been killed and 375 have been wounded over the last month in a spate of violence across Afghanistan, the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Tuesday. This comes as negotiators representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the peace talks with the Taliban are in Doha to help find a negotiated settlement to the current bloody conflict in the country; however, no breakthrough has been achieved so far and the formal talks have yet to begin. Click here to read...

Turkish President Erdogan to visit Bangladesh for Mujib Borsho celebrations next year: Dhaka Tribune

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen revealed the matter at the cabinet meeting on Monday after recently visiting the Turkish foreign minister. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban, while other ministers and secretaries participated from the Secretariat. Click here to read...

Angry with decision not to treat them, Covid-19 infected refuse to cooperate, health workers say: The Kathmandu Post

A health worker at the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division had a bad hair day on Tuesday. The health worker, tasked with informing people about their infection status and coordinating in contact tracing, said he faced a hard time. “Today was really a bad day for me,” the health worker told the Post requesting anonymity. “I got scolding from many people whenever I rang them up to ask about their contact history and health condition.” Click here to read...

Draft of new Constitution expected in six months: Daily Mirror

The preliminary draft of a new Constitution is expected to be ready in six months, the Government said yesterday. Cabinet so-spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella, addressing the media in the first post-cabinet media conference to be held via Zoom, said that the process to draft a new Constitution is underway. “We are confident the expert committee appointed to draft a proposal will submit a draft in six months,” he said. Click here to read...

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