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New Army chief meets President

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MNA National Desk: Newly appointed army chief General Aziz Ahmed paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Tuesday afternoon, reported news agency. Aziz Ahmed expressed his gratitude to the government for appointing him as the Army chief. He also sought cooperation from the President in developing and modernising Bangladesh Army, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin said after the meeting. Congratulating the new Army chief, the President expressed the hope that Bangladesh Army will move forward further under his leadership. Abdul Hamid also assured General Aziz Ahmed of providing all-out cooperation. Lt General Aziz Ahmed took over ...

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President accepts SK Sinha’s resignation

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MNA National Desk: President Md Abdul Hamid has accepted the resignation of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. “It has been accepted. The relevant documents will now be sent to the law ministry.” the president’s Press Secretary Joynul Abedin told media on Tuesday. Earlier, on 11 November, amid various speculations and row over the Supreme Court’s 16th amendment verdict, Sinha finally stepped down by submitting resignation letter to the president. Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha went on leave on October 3 and left for Australia on October 13. A day after Sinha’s trip to Australia, the Supreme Court issued a statement ...

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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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President Abdul Hamid to attend OIC summit

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MNA National Desk: President Abdul Hamid arrived in Astana on Saturday evening to attend the First Summit of OIC on Science and Technology to be held in the capital of Kazakhstanon Sunday and Monday. The president arrived at Astana Nurshultan Nazarbayev International Airport at 8:25pm (local time) by a VVIP flight of Bangladesh Biman. Minister for justice of Kazakhstan Marat Beketayev, first deputy mayor of Astana Sergei Mikailovich and ambassador of Bangladesh to Uzbekistan Mosud Mannan received president Hamid at the airport. Hamid is leading a Bangladesh delegation to the OIC summit. The summit is expected to discuss and adopt ...

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Presidential clemency of Mufti Hannan rejected

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MNA National Desk: President Abdul Hamid has rejected a mercy plea applied by Harkat-ul-Jihad (Huji) chief Mufti Abdul Hannan, who was condemned to death in a case filed over the grenade attack on ex-British envoy Anwar Choudhury in 2004. “The honourable president rejected Mufti Hannan’s pleas for presidential clemency. We will take action according to the jail code,” the home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said. Death-row convict, Huji chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and his associates—Delwar Alias Ripon and Sharif Shahedul Alam alias Bipul applied for seeking clemency to President Abdul Hamid.  But the president has rejected all three mercy petitions. ...

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Dhaka University 50th convocation held with festive look

Dhaka University

MNA Education Desk: The 50th convocation of Dhaka University (DU) was held at the central playground on campus on Saturday with more than 17,000 graduate and postgraduate students taking part. President Abdul Hamid, also the chancellor of the university, presided over the programme. Prof Amit Chakma, Vice-Chancellor of Western University, Canada, delivered the convocation speech. Prof Chakma, a Bangladeshi-born academician, was also awarded “Doctor of Science (ScD)” degree at the convocation for his outstanding leadership in education and research. Around 61 researchers were conferred Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees and 43 got Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degrees. Eighty students received ...

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President Abdul Hamid asks Press Council to follow ethics

President Abdul Hamid

MNA National Desk: President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday urged the Press Council of Bangladesh to keep watchful so that they abide by the ethics of journalism properly, reported news agency. The president said this when an 11-member delegation of the Press Council of India, led by its chairman justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad, met him at Bangabhaban. Abdul Hamid also recommend the Press Council of Bangladesh to make sure that media publish news based on facts and do not abuse the press freedom. The president’s press secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting. During the meeting, the delegation of Press ...

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