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Be helpful to people: PM to police

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed police to be helpful to people, by extending service and support, reported news agenyc. “People come to police when they face difficulties. Therefore, police must give importance to human rights and rule of law while performing their duties. They have to be attentive towards women, children and elderly people in society,” she said. The Prime Minister was addressing the passing-out parade of the 35th BCS batch of assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) at the Bangladesh Police Academy here. The Prime Minister took salute and inspected the parade. She asked the police ...

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No VAT on private universities: PM

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MNA Education Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said no VAT will be imposed on private universities. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal briefed the media about the premier’s directives after holding a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today. Quoting the prime minister, the planning minister, briefing reporters at the planning commission this afternoon, said, there is no need to slap VAT on the private universities now. Yesterday, Finance minister AMA Muhith told reporters after a pre-budget discussion with newspapers and private television channels that VAT will be imposed on universities in the next budget, ...

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President, PM issue messages on Holy Ashura

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MNA National Desk: President Mohammad Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday issued separate messages on the eve of the holy Ashura, paying deep respects to Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala. Prophet Hazrat Muhammad’s (PBUH) grandson Hazrat Imam Hossain, his family and a host of his followers embraced martyrdom at Karbala on the 10th Muharram of Hijri 61 in a battle to establish truth and justice. In his message, the President said the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and his companions in Karbala for upholding the ideals of Islam, the religion of ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina leaves for Austria

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Austria on Monday to attend the conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). A special Biman flight carrying the prime minister left Dhaka in this morning. She will attend the opening session of the conference titled “Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: 60 years and Beyond- Contributing to Development” on May 30. Hasina will also have bilateral talks with her Austrian counterpart, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told the media on Sunday. Bangladesh became member of the IAEA in 1972. The prime minister’s husband, late nuclear scientist Dr MA ...

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1423: PM Sheikh Hasina’s achievements with prospects in 1424

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Written By Mir Mosharref Hossain MNA Editorial Desk: Another year has passed and the Bengali New Year is knocking at our door as the whole country has been decorated in festive mood to welcome 1424 with PM Sheikh Hasina’s achievements. The last year was full of events with so many achievements of Bangladesh as a nation has taken us to a new height. The world has recognized us a country with lots of prospect in spite of our very large population and so many obstacles to development works. In these achievements, one name came up again and again as the ...

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BNP to propose PM for election-time government dialogues

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday said it will now place a proposal for an election-time supportive government and urge the Prime Minister to take steps for engaging in talks over the issue, reported news agency. Speaking at press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also said they are not going to approach the President to take initiatives for dialogue on the election-time government as he has already ‘committee misdeeds’ over the formation of the Election Commission (EC). ‘Now people are talking about supportive government as they strongly feel that ...

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Government decided to split Home Ministry into two divisions

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MNA Editorial desk: The government has decided to split Home Ministry into two divisions. The Cabinet Division issued a circular on Thursday, which means that the ministry will now have two secretaries for separate divisions handling public security and security services. Public Security division will handle the law-enforcement agencies while the Security Services division will handle fire-service, prisons, narcotics department, and immigration and passports. Cabinet division’s circular said that the prime minister has restructured the ministry in line with the Rules of Business. A total of 493 officials and employees will be working in the two divisions. The decision was ...

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Government committed to ensure labour rights: PM

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MNA Business Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said her government is highly committed to ensuring compliance with regard to the readymade garment (RMG) industry, reported news agency. “The contribution of apparel and textile industry to our economy is immense. We are highly committed to ensure compliance with regard to labour rights, workplace safety and environmental standard in the industry,” she said. She also said Bangladesh’s RMG industry has achieved higher compliance standards in terms of wages, workplace safety, norms, practices and harmonious industrial relations. “There has been a 77% increase in basic wage. Assessment of all the 3,780 ...

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Progress stopped after Bangabandhu’s murder: PM

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MNA National Desk: Ruling Bangladesh Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday has said that the 1975 murder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led to Bangladesh being overwhelmed in a political conspiracy that stopped progress. She made the remark at a rally in Suhrawardy Udyan for honoring the homecoming of the nation’s father. “If Bangabandhu was alive, Bangladesh would have become a developed nation in 25-30 years, and everyone could have lived in peace and harmony with progress,” she said. PM arrived at the public rally premises at 3:25pm. Senior Awami League officials took the stage along ...

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Nation pay tributes on Bangabandhu’s homecoming day

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina and the whole nation on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Homecoming Day of the great leader, reported news agency. The prime minister paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city this morning. After laying the wreaths, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence. Flanked ...

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Governing council of BEZA approves 4 private EZ

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MNA Business Desk: The governing council of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) approved four private Economic Zones (EZ) on Thursday, reported news agency. The approval was given in the fifth meeting of the governing council of BEZA at Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with prime minister and chairman of the council Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Addressing the meeting the prime minister urged the officials to work sincerely for construction of the economic zones for overall development of the country. Sheikh Hasina said the government has given utmost priority to the private sector for development. Taking the government facilities, she ...

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Three engineers suspended over PM flight fault

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MNA Editorial Desk: The Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Wednesday suspended three more engineers after an investigation found their negligence in duty that caused a Prime Minister carrying flight to make emergency landing in Turkmenistan. The suspended officials are recognized as Chief Engineer Debesh Chowdhury (Production), Chief Engineer SA Siddique (Quality) and Belal Hossain (System and Maintenance). The decision was taken after getting the full report of the probe committee formed by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said Shakil Meraj, general manager (public relations) of the national flag carrier. The civil aviation ministry, Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB), and Biman had formed three ...

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PM inaugurated smart NID cards distribution

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the circulation of much- awaited machine readable smart national identity (NID) cards on Sunday among 10 crore citizens. Sheikh Hasina unlocked the procedure through giving biometric details, impression of 10 fingers and picture of her iris at a programme held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital, reported news agency. The supply of NID cards will begin in two city corporations in Dhaka and in now-defunct Dashiarchhara enclave in Fulbari upazila in Kurigram from tomorrow. Then smart cards would be distributed at upazila, municipality, union and ward levels in phases. According to ...

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PM received Planet 50-50 Champion, Agent of Change Award

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MNA Editorial Desk: PM Sheikh Hasina has received the ‘Planet 50-50 Champion’ and ‘Agent of Change Award’ for her excellent contributions to the empowerment of women. The UN-Women recognized the prime minister as ‘Planet 50-50 Champion’, while Global Partnership Forum handed over the ‘Agent of Change Award’ to her at a high-profile reception at the UN Plaza of the UN Headquarters on Wednesday evening, reports news agency. In her acceptance speech, she said, “I feel humbled by these recognition … I thank UN-Women and Global Partnership Forum for giving me this honour.” “This is a recognition for our women working ...

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Hasina launched BGB-run Shimanto Bank

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MNA Business Desk: As news agency reported, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has launched ‘Shimanto Bank Limited’ on Thursday, a scheduled bank which will be run by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). She opened an account as the first client and opened the process of bank officially at the BGB headquarters in Dhaka’s Peelkhana. “The Eid-ul-Azha is only days away. Shimanto Bank is my gift to all members of the force,” she said. Stating her pleasure over success in launching the bank, PM expected that BGB would take on more ‘revenue generating projects’ in future. She also hoped that the bank would ...

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Nepal’s parliament meets new PM Prachanda

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MNA International Desk: Nepal’s parliament meets on Wednesday in a crucial session that is estimated to confirm former Maoist rebel chief Prachanda as new PM (prime minister) after K.P. Oli stepped down to avoid a no-confidence motion. The 61-year-old CPN-Maoist Centre president’s application was proposed by Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba, which was seconded by senior Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara. However, Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre contracted a three- point agreement with the Madhesi Front to protected support from the Madhesi parties for their bid to form a new government led by Prachanda, the only official candidate ...

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