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PM urges to be responsible to avert road accidents

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon all including the drivers and pedestrians to be responsible in using the roads to avoid accidents while opening a number of development projects. “Everyone should be sensible to use the roads to avoid accidents,” she said. The premier opened Bhulta Flyover on Dhaka-Sylhet highway, Patia Bypass Road, Satkhira Town Bypass Road, Aldi Bazar Bridge, Banar Bridge on Mymensingh-Gafargaon-Toak district highway and replacement of 13 bridges with permanent construction through a video conferencing at her official residence Ganobhaban in the capital. The prime minister said “It will not be wise ...

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Want to get Bangladesh ready to face any calamity: PM Sheikh Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she wants to prepare Bangladesh in such a way so that it can face any sort of disaster whether it is a manmade or natural one. “Whether a manmade or natural disaster strikes, Bangladesh will always remain prepared to tackle it. That’s what we need,” she said. The Prime Minister was addressing an event on Sunday at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) marking the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Disaster Management and Relief Ministry organised the programme with the theme ‘Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services’. ...

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Maintaining non-communal spirit is our best achievement: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said ensuring a conducive atmosphere through maintaining non-communal spirit for celebration of all religious festivals is the best achievement of Bangladesh. “Bangladesh is a secular state and we all irrespective of religion, caste and creed are moving together along the same road. We all are celebrating festivals including religious ones together, which is the best achievement for us,” she said. Sheikh Hasina came up with the remarks while addressing a function during her visit to the Durga Puja Mandap at Ramkrishna Mission in Dhaka on Monday afternoon, report UNB and BSS. She ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returns home from New York

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina today (Tuesday) returned home from New York wrapping up her eight-day visit to the USA when she joined the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:50am. Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Huq, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, state minister for youth and sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel, state minister for fisheries and livestock Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, state minister for civil aviation and tourism Md ...

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Rohingya crisis at UNGA: Actions is required, not promises

MNA Feature Desk: Over two years have been passed since an enormous Rohingya influx had hit Bangladesh. More than 1.1 million Rohingya people, rightful citizens of Myanmar, are now sheltering on Bangladeshi soil. Our government has provided all sorts of support to them to ensure their shelter, food, water and sanitization even at the cost of our environment, ecology and economy. The global community also extended their support by providing aid for these refugees from all corners of the world. But unfortunately their repatriation is still under doubt as the Myanmar government has portrayed serious lack of intent in creating ...

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World must take steps to compel Myanmar for Rohingya return: PM Hasina

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the world must take all measures to compel Myanmar to create conditions enabling the Rohingyas’ safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation to their ancestral homes. “Rohingya crisis is a formidable challenge for Bangladesh … we want a peaceful and immediate resolution of the crisis. Myanmar has created the crisis and the solution lies in Myanmar,” she said. The prime minister made the comments while participating in an interactive dialogue — “A conversation with Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina” — at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York on Wednesday afternoon ...

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Perpetrators of August 21 grenade attack will be punished: PM

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MNA National Desk: Accusing the past BNP-Jamaat government and Begum Khaleda Zia and her elder son Tarique Rahman of perpetrating the August 21, 2004 gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asserted that punishment would be inflicted to those responsible for the heinous attack. “It was not possible to carry out such attack without patronisation of the BNP-Jamaat government,” she said while addressing a memorial discussion marking the 15th anniversary of the August 21 grenade attack at Krishibid Institute of Bangladesh (KIB) in Dhaka, reports BSS. The premier went on ...

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PM Hasina urges countrymen to embrace spirit of sacrifice on Eid-ul-Azha

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people to espouse the virtue of sacrifice signified by Eid-ul-Azha and work for the welfare of the country. She made the remarks during an Eid get-together at Ganabhaban on Monday. In a short address, Hasina said, “Eid brings a perspective of sacrifice before us. I hope the people are inspired by the spirit of sacrifice that Eid represents and work towards the welfare of fellow citizens and the country can develop further.” Extending her Eid greetings to all, the prime minister said, “I would like to extend my Eid greetings, ...

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Don’t pay heed to rumours: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the countrymen not to pay heed to the rumours and hand over the rumour-mongers to the police. “Please don’t pay heed to the rumours and not to take law in own hands, and instead hand over those spreading rumours to the police,” she said. The Prime Minister made the call while addressing a meeting of Awami League (AL) leaders and workers through a teleconference from London on Tuesday, report bdnews24.com and BSS. The meeting, presided over by AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader, was held at the Awami League central office at ...

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Hasina wishes Johnson with mangoes, flowers

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London on an official visit, has sent Bangladesh’s famous mangoes along with flowers to newly appointed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a mark of her good wishes for Johnson. “The honourable prime minister sent Rajshahi Fazli, the king of mango, along with flowers to Boris Johnson after his assumption of office as the prime minister of the United Kingdom on Thursday,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. He said two officials of the Bangladesh High Commission in London handed over the delicious mangoes and flowers to the officials concerned at ...

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PM Hasina to brief media Sunday

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on Sunday to brief the media about the outcome of her tri-nation official visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland. The press conference will be held at her official Ganabhaban residence at 5.00 pm tomorrow. The Prime Minister returned home on Saturday morning from Finland. On May 28, the Prime Minister left Dhaka for Tokyo, the first destination of her tri-nation visit. UNB adds: During her four-day stay in Japan, the two countries signed the 40th ODA deal involving $ 2.5 billion after a bilateral meeting between Sheikh Hasina ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina returns home

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Saturday morning wrapping up her tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:55 am. Sheikh Hasina left Helsinki for home on Friday afternoon (Finland time) concluding her five-day official visit to Finland, the third and final destination of her tri-nation tour. A Qatar Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage members departed Helsinki International Airport in Finland for Doha around 7.05 pm (Finland time). BSS adds: Bangladesh ...

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PM bids emotional farewell to Zayan

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has visited her relative and Zayan Chowdhary’s grandfather Sheikh Fazle Karim Selim at his residence in Banani. Sheikh Hasina arrived at the house around 2:35 pm on Wednesday. The house in Banani’s Rd no. 2/A which used to be enlivened by the presence of young Zayan is now gripped by the grief of his passing. Hasina’s arrival sparked emotional scenes at the residence as relatives, including Sheikh Selim, broke into tears. The prime minister minister offered prayers for the departed Zayan and consoled the bereaved family. She later left the resident around 3:50 ...

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PM Hasina returns from Brunei

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from Brunei on Tuesday evening ending her three-day official visit at the invitation of Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 7:25pm, reports UNB. The flight left Brunei International Airport around 5:15pm local time. During her stay in Brunei, Bangladesh and Brunei signed seven instruments for strengthening cooperation mainly in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, culture and sports, and the supply of LNG. The instruments were signed after the official ...

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Stop discharging wastes into rivers: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all, particularly mills and factories, to stop discharging wastes into rivers as water pollution has appeared to be a severe problem for the country. “I would like to request you all to stop discharging wastes into rivers…every industrial unit will have to have waste management system so that it doesn’t pollute rivers,” she said adding that sea and river pollution has turned to be a global problem. The Prime Minister made this call while addressing a function organized by Water Resources Ministry at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in capital Dhaka, ...

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PM emphasizes on mass awareness on violence against women

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday put emphasis on creating mass awareness in society to eliminate discriminations and violence against women saying that only enacting laws is not enough to get this done. “All have to remember one thing: enacting laws only won’t help stop violence and disparities against women…we’ve to create awareness in society. To make that happen, women and men have to work together,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the inaugural function of the International Women’s Day at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs arranged ...

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PM urges exploring global market for jute goods

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid emphasis on branding the jute products as environment-friendly ones throughout the world to grab markets for earning greater amount of foreign currencies from the country’s jute sector. “We’ll have to spread jute products throughout the world branding those as environment-friendly ones. If we can do that, we’ll get a larger market (for jute products) and can earn more foreign currencies,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while speaking at the National Jute Day-2019 programme and inaugurating a two-day Multipurpose Jute Product Fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the ...

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PM orders removal of chemical establishments from Old Dhaka

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the removal of chemical establishments from Old Dhaka, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said. She gave a directive to remove the chemical establishments from Chawkbazar at first, he told reporters on Saturday after visiting the scene of the chemical-fuelled fire that broke out on Wednesday night claiming at least 67 lives. Obaidul Quader said, “Our first and foremost duty is to hand over the bodies of those killed in the fire to their families, arrange for proper treatment of those injured and find out those missing. To that ...

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PM Hasina to meet Angela Merkel during Munich Security Conference

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming the Munich Security Conference. The Prime Minister will leave for Germany on Thursday morning to attend the conference which is known as the “best think-tank conference” in the world. This will be her first overseas visit after coming to power for the third consecutive term, reports bdnews24.com. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen briefed reporters about the bilateral meeting on Wednesday. He said the prime minister was the first Bangladeshi leader to have attended this “prestigious” conference in 2017. This year Sheikh Hasina was invited ...

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PM may visit Germany, UAE Feb 14-19

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina likely to visit Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 14-19 to attend two international conference in the countries. The Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2019 and Abu Dhabi International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2019 are scheduled to be held on February 15-17. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to have a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit. The Prime Minister, who also attended Munich Security Conference in 2017, is scheduled to leave Bangladesh for Germany on Thursday, according to her primary programme schedule. The bilateral meeting is ...

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PM Hasina to inaugurate 4th RCG conference Thursday

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MNA National Desk: The three-day-long fourth Regional Consultative Group (RCG) conference will begin in the city on Thursday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the conference at Intercontinental Hotel around 10 am, Enamur Rahman, state minister for Disaster Management and Relief Ministry, told journalists at the Secretariat on Wednesday. RCG was established to tackle the major disasters and strengthen the Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific, to make plans in coordination with the Civil and Military manpower, to practice and to implement disaster response programmes. A total of 120 representatives from 26 countries and 24 regional ...

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Work to meet people’s expectations: PM to new cabinet

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the new cabinet to work with sincerity and honesty to fulfil the expectations of people who have voted Awami League to power again with a huge mandate. “The cabinet will work with sincerity and honesty, every work has to be performed with sincerity…this has to be kept in mind,” she said in her introductory speech at the maiden cabinet meeting of her newly formed government at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) in Dhaka city on Monday morning. The prime minister said there are responsibilities and duties of the government towards the ...

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PM Hasina vows to work for all from victory rally

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said victory of Awami League-led grand alliance in the parliamentary election is the victory of mass people, victory of the pro-liberation force. She said her government will work for all people without considering any specific party. PM came up with comment while addressing addressing a rally at Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan to celebrate the party’s landslide victory in the 11th national parliamentary elections. Though the rally was scheduled for 2:30pm, the location filled with AL leaders and activists chanting ‘Joy Bangla’ slogans since the morning. Earlier Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived at ...

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Muslim countries should solve issues through talks: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Stressing the importance of the unity of Muslim countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the Muslim countries should solve their problems, if any, through talks. “The Muslim Ummah should remain together…if there’s any problem among themselves that can be solved through discussions,” she said. The Prime Minister said this when newly appointed Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Reza Nafar met her at her office. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. He said the Prime Minister mentioned that it is the people who suffer if there is any conflict among Muslim countries. Sheikh Hasina ...

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Offsetting Dhaka traffic requires pragmatic & coordinated approach

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MNA Editorial Desk: Traffic jam has become intolerable over the last few days in Dhaka city after the national election. Citizens of this city are going through continuous hazards caused by this heavy traffic. With schools opened after the year-end vacation along with ongoing metro rail project and Dhaka elevated expressway project works, ongoing Dhaka international Trade Fair, rise in private vehicles of ride-sharing companies and many things else, the situation turned hazardous to the most. It seems like there is no end of the sufferings of the citizens of Dhaka as there is no visible steps to remove Dhaka ...

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PM urges BNP’s MPs-elect to join parliament

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged the MPs-elect of BNP to join Parliament for the sake of democracy and to utilize the scope for their return to constructive politics. “BNP should join Parliament for the sake of democracy accepting its defeat in the election,” she said. The Prime Minister said this in her introductory speech at a joint meeting of Awami League Advisory Council and Central Working Committee at the party’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office here. The meeting was held with Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. She also asked the ...

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Homecoming Day being observed today

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MNA National Desk: The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed today (Thursday). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the architect of the country’s independence by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city. The Prime Minister stood there in solemn silence for some time showing deep respect to the Father of the Nation, reports UNB. Flanked by ministers and central leaders of Bangladesh Awami League, Sheikh Hasina, on behalf of her party, placed another wreath at ...

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