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PM Hasina dedicates reception to Bangladeshi People


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dedicated the reception organized by the Awami League in her honor at Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan to the people of Bangladesh. Her party held the event to celebrate a number of the prime minister’s achievements, including the launch of the Bangabandhu satellite, Bangladesh’s graduation from ‘least developed’ to ‘developing’ country status, the Global Women’s Leadership Award in Australia and the PhD in Literature she received from the Kazi Nazrul Islam University in India. The event featured a cultural programme, including a performance from singer and MP Momtaz Begum, a dance performance choreographed by ...

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Outgoing Army Chief meets PM Hasina


MNA International Desk: Outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammmad Shafiul Haq made a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Tejgaon office here on Sunday. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. During the meeting, they discussed the issue of development of Bangladesh Army. The Prime Minister appreciated the outgoing Army chief for discharging his duties successfully during his tenure. General Belal expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for extending all-out support for the development of Bangladesh Army and performing his duties as its chief.

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PM Hasina inaugurates AL’s new office building


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the newly constructed head office building of Bangladesh Awami League in city’s Bangabandhu Avenue at Gulistan on Saturday on the occasion of the party’s 69th founding anniversary. Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League, unveiled the plaque of the 10-storey building at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue amid a number of ceremonies. The ceremonies included hoisting of the national flag by the prime minister and party flag by party’s general secretary Obaidul Kader and playing the national anthem. The prime minister released pigeons and balloons and planted a sapling in front of the ...

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PM inaugurates 4 road uplift projects in Cumilla


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday opened four road development projects in Cumilla expressing her firm optimism that Bangladesh would advance further keeping its head high. “We’re a victorious nation … we’ll move keeping our head high and materialize Bangabandhu’s dream of establishing a developed and prosperous Sonar Bangla (Golden Bangla),” she told the inaugural function of the four projects. The premier opened the four development projects through a video conferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence in city this morning, reports BSS. The schemes are Companiganj-Muradnagar-Homna Highway and Gouripur-Homna Bridge under the Road Transport and Highways Division ...

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BNP will not take part in election under Hasina: Khaleda


MNA Editorial Desk: After boycotting the national elections of 2014, BNP has once again made it clear that they will not take part in the next national elections under the Awami League administration. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia said, “A fair election is not possible with Hasina in power. I tell the chief election commissioner that it’s your responsibility to hold a credible election in the country,” in a rally in Dhaka on Sunday, when she restated her demand for a ‘neutral government’ for the polls. The 13th constitutional amendment scrapped the provision of a polls-time caretaker government and paved the ...

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I intervened in Hasina, Khaleda release: Pranab Mukherjee

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has said he urged the then Bangladesh army chief Moeen U Ahmed to release political prisoners during the 2007-08 caretaker government. “In February 2008, Bangladesh army chief Moeen Ahmed came to India on a six-day visit. He called on me too. During the informal interaction, I impressed upon him the importance of releasing political prisoners,” Pranab Mukherjee stated in his autobiography, The Coalition Years (1196-2012), according to India Today. Pranab mentioned in his book that during the period, all prominent political leaders were imprisoned. Sheikh Hasina too was jailed. According to Pranab, ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned to Dhaka

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned to Dhaka after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where she addressed world leaders on the Rohingya crisis. The flight of prime minister landed at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:30am. Senior leaders of the Awami Leage and its allies in the ruling 14-party coalition, as well as writers, artists, academics, cultural artists, athletes and business leaders welcomed her at the airport. Road Transportation and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader greeted the PM with a speech during the reception at the airport. Quader ...

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Hasina expects no help from Trump on Rohingya issue


MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US president Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees. As Trump left an event he hosted at the United Nations on reforming the world body, Hasina said she stopped him for a few minutes. “He just asked how is Bangladesh? I said ‘it’s doing very well, but the only problem that we have is the refugees from Myanmar’,” Hasina told Reuters in an interview. “But he ...

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Sheikh Rehana’s Birthday Today


MNA Feature Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s sister and Bangabondhu-daughter Sheikh Rehana’s birthday today. She has turned 62 years. She was born on September 13, 1955. Planning Minister A.H.M. Mustafa Kamal informed the journalists on Wednesday that, due to her sympathy towards the Rohingyas of Myanmar, there will be no program on Sheikh Rehana’s birthday this year. He said, “Foods arranged for her birthday today was sent to orphanages”. Sheikh Rehana accompanied her sister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday to Kutupalong of Ukhiya and listened to the sad stories of Rohingya women and children. Hearing the stories of tortures on them, ...

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Government shifted position on budget focusing election


MNA Editorial Desk: The government has shifted its position on budget specially VAT, excise duty hike as they are focusing on the upcoming general election in 2019. Finance Minister AMA Muhith backtracked from his decisions to impose 15 percent uniform VAT and raise excise duty on bank accounts of smaller balance to meet the huge expenditure of the next fiscal year after severe criticism. The businessmen kept protesting the new VAT law for a period of over one year. The opposition leaders as well as leaders from the government have raised voices following public concern after Muhith presented the proposed ...

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India to invest $9bn in Bangladesh private sector

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MNA Business Desk: During the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s four days visit in India, the country’s private sector have signed several agreements with Bangladesh that will result in investment of over $9 billion. “Both sides have expressed satisfaction over the growth of trade and investment in the recent years,” reads a statement. The statement also said the two prime ministers stressed the need to remove trade barriers, including port restrictions to facilitate trade. Modi and Hasina have also instructed officials to expedite the process of setting up Indian Special Economic Zones in designated locations across Bangladesh, according to the joint ...

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PM Hasina to Attend IORA Leaders’ Summit at Jakarta


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to fly for Jakarta, Indonesia on a three-day visit to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the association. Ihsanul Karim, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary told the media on Saturday that, a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will leave Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport for Jakarta at 8:40am on Monday with the prime minister and her entourage on board. The flight is scheduled to reach Jakarta at 3pm local time. Bangladesh Ambassador in Jakarta Maj. Gen. Azmal Kabir along with representatives of ...

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Visit to Awami League Office: Now and Then


MNA Feature Desk: I went to the Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s office at Dhanmondi in the evening of yesterday (26 October, 2016) to congratulate newly elected Awami League General Secretary, Obaidul Quader.  The chief sponsor of ‘Kendriyo Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela’, Mr. Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir, Member Secretary of the organization, Yasin Mohammad and leaders of organization’s Mahanagar district accompanied me. While we were coming out of the Bangabandhu-daughter’s office after providing flowery congratulation to the leader, the main sponsor of our organization inquired to me if I remember after how many years I have come to this office. ...

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Congratulations to Sheikh Hasina and Obaidul Quader


MNA Editorial Desk: Congratulations to Sheikh Hasina for being reelected as President and Obaidul Quader for being elected as the new General Secretary of Awami League. Mir Mosharref Hossain, Chairman of Mohammadi Group of Companies and Chief Editor & MD of Mohammadi News Agency (MNA) has expressed his delight in this new leadership of the ruling party. He has congratulated the new General Secretary of Obaidul Quader for stepping up as a bright leadership for the country’s oldest political party and wished him to perform with excellence under the supreme guidance of our honorable Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina. Mir Mosharref ...

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Sheikh Hasina remains President while Obaidul elected GS


MNA Editorial Desk: Sheikh Hasina remains President and Obaidul Quader is elected the new General Secretary (GS) of country’s oldest political party, Awami League. The decision came during the late hours of the second day of the 20th National Council of the party. The post of President never faced challenged from the very beginning of the council but there was severe interest from the people for the position of General Secretary as it was in discussion that, the veteran politician Syed Ashraful Islam might be replaced with a new GS and that exactly happened. The new leadership of the party ...

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National Council of Awami League Started in Festive Mood


MNA National Desk: The 20th National Council of ruling Awami League, one of the oldest political party has started in festive mood at capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan this morning. The opening of the council was joined by the President of the party and country’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina. Awami League was founded in 1949 and the country has passed through many histories of victory, achievements and sadness also. The party is now looking for the new leadership to support their President Sheikh Hasina to achieve her dream of making Bangladesh a middle income country by 2021 and moving forward in making ...

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Country’s largest digital expo kicks off

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MNA Technology Desk: The largest digital expo “Digital World-2016” began on Wednesday to showcase the ICT-based innovations and achievements as well as facilitate in a single platform for sharing ICT knowledge and ideas, reported news agency. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the three-day flagship annual event of the country’s ICT sector with the theme “Non-stop Bangladesh” at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital. The ICT Division organizes the event with assistance of the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and A2I programme of the Prime Minister’s office. Over 5,00,000 visitors including ...

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Nation pays last tribute to Syed Shamsul Haq

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MNA National Desk: Literary genius Syed Shamsul Haq has been honored with love and a legion of followers; friends and politicians have paid him last respects. President Md Abdul Hamid paid respect to the deceased at 11:30 am, followed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Large number of people gathered at central Shaheed Minar and placed wreaths on his coffin.  After 1:00pm his body was taken to Dhaka University central mosque for his namaj-e-janaza after Zohr prayer. Later his body was flown in a helicopter to Kurigram where he will be buried. Syed Shamsul Haq breathed his last at the age ...

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Narendra Modi calls Hasina beacon of hope


MNA Natiuonal Desk: Narendra Modi has greatly respected Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership saying her determined leadership has provided the people of Bangladesh a beacon of hope during a difficult period, reported news agency. “From development to security, Bangladesh has made rapid strides in its progress towards peace and prosperity for all citizens, under you able stewardship,” Modi wrote to his Bangladesh counterpart. The Indian Prime Minister said he is looking forward to welcoming his Bangladesh counterpart in Goa next month and taking forward their shared agenda of regional cooperation. However, the message was sent to Hasina on Tuesday just ...

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Ultra pore to get rice at Tk 10 per kg

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MNA Business Disk: The government of Bangladesh will distribute rice and lentil among 5 million at Tk 10 per kg to ultra poor rural families across the country under the “Food-friendly Programme”. Each family will be given 30 kg rice per month for five months-March, April and September-November-every year. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the programme at Chilmari of Kurigram district this month. The government will need 7.50 tonnes of rice per year for the programme. From now on, cash money will be provided under Test Relief and Food for Work (Kabikha) programmes instead of food grains. As per ...

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Nation to observe the anniversary of Grenade Attack

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MNA Editorial Desk: With due respect and firm promise, the nation is set to observe tomorrow the 12th anniversary of the deadly Grenade Attack on an Awami League public rally on August 21 in 2004. The attack was clearly targeted to kill the then opposition leader and now Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other party leaders. The attack was carried out at 5.22 PM after Sheikh Hasina then leader of opposition finished addressing a crowd of 20,000 people from the back of a truck. For observing the 12th grenade attack anniversary, the ruling AL, its associate bodies, its left-leaning allies ...

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74.70% pass HSC, equivalent exams

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MNA National Report: HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) results of this year and equivalent exams were published on Thursday, showing a pass rate at 74.70%. That is a rise of 5.1% over last year’s success rate. A total of 8,99,150 examinees came out successful in the examinations and of them, 58,276 got the highest Grade Point Average (GPA)-5, reports news agency. Earlier, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid along with the chairmen of all the education boards handed over the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban at 10:30am. The minister will later formally announce the results at ...

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HSC results will be published on August 18


MNA Editorial Desk: HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) and equivalent exam results of 2016 will be published on Thursday (August 18). Nurul Islam Nahid, Education Minister, along with chairmen of all education boards will hand over copies of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at 10am. Nahid will officially announce the results at a press conference at 1pm. Applicants will be able to know their results after 2pm. This year a total of 1,218,628 students took part in the exams from eight education boards, and madrasa and technical boards between Apr 3 and Jun 12. The result will be available ...

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India build gas pipeline with Bangladesh

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MNA Business Desk: India is planning to build an oil and gas pipeline with Bangladesh for improving cooperation in the energy sector. Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s petroleum and natural gas minister said this in Kolkata on Sunday. Talking with news reporters at the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ (PMUY) in West Bengal, Pradhan said that he made a productive conversation  about oil and gas pipeline building cooperation with Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina during his recent visit to the neighboring country. “The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has started the process for a pipeline from Contai in West Bengal ...

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Government launch ‘joy’ to provide immediate support


MNA Technology Desk: The government of Bangladesh is going to launch a mobile phone app titled ‘joy’ to provide immediate support to women and children. Women and children will able to send message pursuing support at any emergency situation by pressing emergency button of the app. Pressing the emergency button the victims will capable to forward a message for help to national helpline centre (10921), police control room, nearest police station and three FnF (friend and family) numbers. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to reveal the application ‘joy’ at the 86th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib on ...

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Bangladesh and India merged Benapole-Petrapole


MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh and India have merged South Asia’s busiest land check-post at Benapole-Petrapole for easing the movement of general public and goods. Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi unlocked the new ‘Petrapole Integrated Check Post’ (ICP) through a video call on Thursday. Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee linked them from Kolkata. Narendra Modi said on Thursday, India’s progress is linked to that of all its neighbors, as he along with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Petrapole-Benapole land port which will serve as a key trade route. This is the second ICP on the India-Bangladesh ...

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World leaders at ASEM to support Hasina government


MNA National Desk: World leaders, at the 11th Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit at Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, expressed their eagerness to support Hasina government in any situation as news agencies reported. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said that her government would take help from Russia, if necessary, in fighting extremism and militancy. Hasina said this when Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev held two-sided talks with her on the sidelines of the ASEM Summit here. Medvedev offered to stay beside Bangladesh at its dangerous time if there is any terrorist attack. Foreign secretary M. Shahidul Haque said, numerous topics on bilateral ...

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