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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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PM Hasina pay homage to Bangabandhu at Tungipara

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her new cabinet colleagues on Wednesday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his final resting place at Tungipara. The prime minister paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his graveyard marking the installation of her government for the third consecutive term. After laying the wreaths, Hasina stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to Bangabandhu, the architect of independence. A smartly turned out contingent drawn from the three forces gave a guard of honour to the prime minister, ...

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Hasina led cabinet pay homage to Bangabandhu

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in Dhaka city on Tuesday morning. After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence. Flanked by the new cabinet colleagues, Hasina, also the Awami League (AL) president, placed another wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait as the party chief. Advisers to the prime minister, Jatiya Sangsad chief whip, whips, AL parliament ...

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47 including PM Hasina take oath

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MNA National Desk: President Abdul Hamid on Monday administered the oath of office of ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers of the new cabinet headed by Awami League president Sheikh Hasina at Bangabhaban. Outgoing prime minister Sheikh Hasina was first sworn in, for the fourth term, at the oath-taking ceremony. The cabinet division on Sunday announced the new cabinet, including 31 new faces and dropping as many as 36 members of the outgoing council of ministers. Twenty four ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers were picked up for the oath-taking, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said on Sunday. ...

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PM Hasina confident of victory

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MNA Editorial Desk: Expressing her confidence about her party’s win in the 11th parliamentary election, Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said victory will surely come in favor of ‘boat’. She expressed her hope after casting vote at Dhaka City College Centre at Dhanmondi in Dhaka as voting in the 11th national polls began on Sunday morning. The premier said the Awami League was ready to accept whatever the verdict comes. “I’m always confident about our victory in the elections … I trust my people and I know that they will choose us so that they ...

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PM Hasina inaugurates Toshakhana Museum

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged everybody to work together for upholding country’s dignity and making a poverty and hunger nation. The prime minister made the call while inaugurating the newly built State Toshakhana Museum (state depository) near Bangabandhu Military Museum at Bijoy Sarani in Dhaka. “We are aspiring to celebrate the golden jubilee of independence through freeing the country from poverty and hunger and Bangladesh would be a developed nation by 2041,” she said. The five-storey modern state depository with 50,000 square feet area was constructed under the supervision of Bangladesh Army at a cost ...

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Digital Security Act for preventing social vices: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the new Digital Security Act is meant to combat the abuse of digital platforms in spreading radicalisation, terrorism and pornography that often leads to family problems. Hasina responded to an opening question from the Editor-in-Chief of a news site, who cited Bangladesh cricketer Liton Das as an example to illustrate how social media networks are abused to spread communal slur, reported news agency. The premier also said that journalists who provide correct information have nothing to fear. She said this in a press conferecne, arranged to brief the jornalists regarding the ...

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Sheikh Rehana’s Birthday Today

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MNA Feature Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s sister and Bangabondhu-daughter Sheikh Rehana’s birthday today. She has turned 63 years. She was born on September 13, 1955. Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana were saved while Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed by the traitors on August 15, 1975. Sheikh Rehana was with her elder sister in Belgium at that time. She moved to London with her family later and is permanently residing there. While Sheikh Hasina later returned to Bangladesh and took the leadership of Bangladesh Awami League and became Prime Minister for three terms. In spite of her living in ...

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Hasina, Modi to inaugurate two rail projects today

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will inaugurate the construction work of two railway projects through videoconferencing on Monday. The two projects are – “Kulaura-Shahbajpur Section Rehabilitation of Bangladesh Railway” and “Akhaura-Agartala Duel Gauge Rail Connectivity (Bangladesh part).” They will be jointly funded by Bangladesh and India, according to an official press release issued on Sunday, reports news agency. The Kulaura-Shahbajpur project will restore train link between the two countries as a part of the “Trans Asian Railway Network.” About 53 kilometres duel gaze rail lines, bridges and culverts, stations and infrastructures will ...

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Hasina, Modi to meet on sidelines of BIMSTEC summit

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will meet on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC meeting in Nepal beginning on Thursday. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam briefing reporters on the visit on Wednesday at the foreign ministry said Hasina will leave for Kathmandu on Thursday morning to attend the fourth BIMSTEC summit that envisages a “peaceful, prosperous and sustainable” Bay of Bengal”. “It’s expected that our Prime Minister will hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other regional leaders.” He added. The Prime Minister is expected to return ...

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PM Hasina dedicates reception to Bangladeshi People

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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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PM Hasina inaugurates AL’s new office building

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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

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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

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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

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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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Government shifted position on budget focusing election

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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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