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PM calls ex-Major Sinha’s mother, assures of fair trial

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday phoned the mother of the retired Army major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan, who was killed in police firing on Friday night in Cox’s Bazar. During the phone call, the premier condoled his mother over his death, reads a press release today. PM Sheikh Hasina also assured of a proper investigation into the incident and trial as well as financial assistance to the family. Earlier on Friday night, Sinha was killed in police firing in Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive. Sources at police said Sinha was going to Cox’s Bazar from Teknaf with ...

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PM greets people on Eid-ul-Azha over mobile

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has extended her greetings to the people of the country on the auspicious occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, to be celebrated on Saturday. “The Prime Minister in an audio message greeted people on the Eid-uL-Azha and it (the message) will be sent soon to the mobile users through their cell phones,” said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim on Wednesday. In the message of greetings, the premier said, “AssaIamualaikum, I am Sheikh Hasina. The holy Eid-ul-Azha once again comes to us after a year… I am extending ...

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Maintain growth in agriculture to ensure food security: PM Sheikh Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked all concerned to keep up the growth, achieved in agriculture amid the coronavirus pandemic, to ensure food security alongside making efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). “Though the coronavirus outbreak put us back to a some extent, we would have to maintain the growth that had been achieved in the agriculture amid the pandemic to ensure that our people don’t suffer from food crisis,” she said. The prime minister said this while delivering her introductory speech at the weekly meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council ...

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ECNEC approves seven projects worth Tk 30.75b

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MNA Business Desk: The government on Tuesday in Dhaka endorsed seven development projects at a combine cost of Tk 30.75 billion. Presided over by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the projects at its meeting. After the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan told journalists that the ECNEC endorsed seven projects where Tk 21.33 billion would be provided by the government from its own exchequer while the remaining Tk 9.42 billion from the external resources as the project aid. Among the projects, five are fresh schemes and the rest two are revised ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates OIC Youth Capital 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the youth to be part of decision-making steps with their ideas and innovations to build a future which would be more resilient and sustainable both at this COVID-19 pandemic and also during the post-pandemic period. “The COVID-19 is forcing both the pace and scale of workplace innovations. These silver linings are thin compared to the scale of the disruptions though,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while virtually inaugurating ‘Dhaka–OIC Youth Capital 2020’ and its first event the ‘Resilient Youth Leadership Summit’ from her official residence Ganobhaban through videoconferencing ...

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Stay prepared to tackle any situation if flood lingers: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked her party leaders and workers to remain prepared to tackle any situation if the ongoing flood is lingered. “This year’s flood may be prolonged. The 1998 deluge lasted for the longest period of 69 days, while the 1988 flooding was for two weeks,” she said. The premier added: “If the current flood is prolonged like 1998, we’ll have that type of preparation about what should we do.” Sheikh Hasina said this while addresing a coordination meeting of the AL’s joint general secretaries and organising secretaries ...

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PM Hasina urges to save local varieties of fishes from extinction

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MNA Business Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed the need for using developed and modern methods to save the local varities of fishes from extinction. “Coming out of the traditional methods, we’ve to adopt developed and modern ones to protect local species of fishes from extinction,” she said after inaugurating the National Fisheries Week, 2020. The premier formally opened the week by releasing fish fries into Ganabhaban lake here this mornin, reports BSS. The National Fisheries Week is being observed across the country this year from July 21 to July 27. The theme of the week is “Machh Utpadan ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina expresses dissatisfaction over slow pace of project works

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MNA National Desk: Expressing dissatisfaction for delay in implementation of development projects, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked different departments concerned to strengthen coordination among them to avert delay in project activities. “Lack of coordination (in implementation of projects) came to her (PM’s) notice…she repeatedly asked different departments to strengthen it (coordination),” said Planning Minister MA Mannan at a virtual briefing after the weekly ECNEC meeting. While revising the Khulna Shipyard Road project, the prime minister expressed her resentment for slow pace in the project works and asked the authorities concerned to find out the reasons behind the delay, ...

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Tree plantation campaign: Success depends on preservation

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the distribution and plantation of one crore saplings across the country marking the ‘Mujib Year’. She reiterated her government’s goal of increasing the country’s forest coverage to 25 percent. From the same event, the premier also inaugurated the National Tree Plantation Campaign 2020. This campaign is highly important considering different factors. Though we have seen some initiatives as such on different occasions, unfortunately, most of those trees have become history. Hence, not only plantation but also preservation of these trees will be required the most. The total area of forest land ...

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PM for collective approach to fight coronavirus

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday underscored the need for taking an approach of collective responsibility and partnership from everyone to fight COVID-19 and its impacts on economies across the world. “The world is perhaps facing the biggest crisis in the last 100 years. So, we need to face the crisis together. We need an approach of collective responsibility and partnership from every society,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while delivering her inaugural remarks at a virtual conference arranged by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ‘Enhancing regional cooperation in South Asia to combat Covid-19 ...

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New insurance scheme for COVID-19 frontline responders

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced a new insurance scheme for government employees, including doctors, nurses and law-enforcement officials, in the fight against the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh. Hasina made the announcement during her address to the nation on the eve of the Bengali New Year on Monday amid a worsening coronavirus crisis across the country. Health professionals, field-level officers, law-enforcement personnel and other frontline responders will be covered by health insurances between Tk 500,000 and Tk 1.0 million, depending on their ranks, the prime minister said. The coverage amount will increase five-fold in case of death ...

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We shall overcome dark period through collective effort: PM Sheikh Hasina

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for a collective effort to fight the COVID-19 epidemic in her address to the nation on the eve of the Bengali New Year amid the shutdown imposed by the government to limit the spread of the coronavirus. “Darkness is engulfing our world because of the coronavirus. We shall overcome this and journey through to a new sunlit day,” Hasina said, calling for a collective resolve to fight the epidemic, reports bdnews24.com. The prime minister’s televised speech came on Monday amid a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. Five more patients died ...

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PM announces Tk 727.5 billion package to fight coronavirus impact

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MNA National Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has announced a total financial package of Tk 727.5 billion, including the previously announced Tk 50 billion, in efforts to face the possible impact of the coronavirus on the economy. She made the announcement during a briefing live on the government plan to overcome the possible impacts of the virus outbreak on the economy on Sunday morning. Since, of the total package, the Tk 50 billion was previously announced in late March, minus that, the newly announced part of the package is much larger Tk 677.5 billion. UNB adds: detailing the newly announced ...

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Don’t worry, remain prepared for tackling any situation: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the people not to worry and remain prepared to face any situation in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe. “I’ll tell all that they shouldn’t worry, rather they’ll have to remain prepared for tackling any situation that has risen due to outbreak of the novel coronavirus,” she said. The prime minister came up with the statement while receiving donation for her relief and welfare fund from various government and private organisations through a videoconference from her official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon, reports BSS. ...

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PM Hasina to address nation on March 25

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation on March 25, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has said. Quader was speaking to reporters at a briefing in Dhaka on Monday. According to a bdnews24 report, the premier is expected to issue directives on the coronavirus outbreak in her speech. Quader also said that the Awami League has cancelled all its programmes planned for March 26 due to the global pandemic. “We cannot take any impulsive decision now. We have to take comprehensive preparations and plan when to do what,” he replied when asked whether Hasina could ...

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President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu on his birth centenary

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MNA National Desk: President M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina have paid rich tributes to father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of the great leader. They paid their homage by placing wreaths at the mazar (mausoleum) of Bangabandhu in Tungipara of Gopalganj. President Hamid first laid a wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu followed by the prime minister. After placing the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the father of the nation while the bugle ...

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PM for constructive talks among SAARC countries to battle coronavirus

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina welcomed her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi’s proposal on strategies to battle coronavirus in SAARC region and said will look forward to a constructive dialogue with other heads of states of the region as well. “I hope this conference will show a new path to all of us in tackling the coronavirus,” added Sheikh Hasina. She also said the health ministers and secretaries can also have a similar conference to discuss the technicalities of the response to the coronavirus. Hasina made the remarks at a video conference with SAARC member countries to chalk out ...

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Follow instructions to fight coronavirus: PM Hasina

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MNA Editorial Desk: Noting that the government is making its best efforts to fight coronavirus, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the people of the country to properly follow the awareness-raising instructions over the virus. “We’ve been trying our best to resist Covid-19 or Coronavirus… the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) is regularly providing instructions to raise awareness over the virus. All will have to follow these instructions regarding awareness,” she said while addressing a function at her official residence Ganobhaban. The Prime Minister said this inaugurating the countrywide cleanup campaign under the ‘Clean Village-Clean Town’ ...

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Don’t be worried over coronavirus: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the people of the country not to be worried regarding coronavirus as Bangladesh has enough capability to face this disease. “Inshallah, we have enough capability (to tackle coronavirus) and we’ll do that. There’s nothing to be worried,” she said while inaugurating the function of the International Women’s Day at Osmani Memorial Auditorium. She said the government is monitoring the situation round the clock and will take immediate appropriate steps if any problem arises in any place. “All have to remain neat and clean and follow the instructions of the Health ...

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PM urges researchers to be beneficial to country

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she wanted to know the result of the researches in which the government is investing the public funds. “Doing only research is not enough, (I) want to know the outcome, and make it sure that those (results) are beneficial to the country,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while distributing cheques among post-graduate students and researchers under Bangabandhu Fellowship, National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship and donation for research. Ministry of Science and Technology arranged the ceremony at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on Thursday. Sheikh Hasina said the ...

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Dev works need to complement each other: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Putting emphasis on undertaking integrated development plans, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the development works should be complementary to each other. “…a development work should be complementary to each other,” said the Prime Minister. She said it while witnessing a power-point presentation on Hatirjheel part realignment of Sonargaon-Buet Link under Dhaka Elevated Expressway PPP Project at the Prime Minister’s Office. The PM gave her consent to the new alignment of the Sonargaon-Buet Link under Dhaka Elevated Expressway PPP Project witnessing the presentation. Sheikh Hasina also gave some other directives over the construction of nearly 20-kilometre ...

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Don’t construct high-rise buildings along sea in Cox’s Bazar: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities concerned not to build high-rise establishments along the sea in Cox’s Bazar. “We will not allow construction of high-rise establishments along the sea as it will harm the natural beauty of Cox’s Bazar ,” she said, adding tourism parks should be developed keeping intake the natural beauties of the region. The prime minister made the remarks while witnessing a presentation of master plans of three special tourism parks to be developed at Cox’s Bazar, reports BSS. The Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has been entrusted with setting up the ...

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PM to hand over Ekushey Padak Thursday

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will distribute on Thursday the coveted Ekushey Padak – 2020 among 20 eminent personalities and an organization in recognition of their contributions to various fields. The Prime Minister will hand over the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh, to the awardees or their family members at a function to be organised by the Cultural Affairs Ministry at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium. The Cultural Affairs Ministry announced the names of the recipients on February 5. Aminul Islam Badsha (posthumous) has been selected for his role in the Language Movement. Begum Dalia ...

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PM opens int’l conference on achieving SDGs and adopting IR 4.0

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MNA Business Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the 23rd national convention of the IDEB and the international conference of the “Skills Readiness for Achieving SDGs and Adopting IR 4.0” this morning. Opening the IDEB convention and three-day international conference at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), the premier wished every success of the programmes. Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) in association with the Education Ministry organised the conference, reports BSS. At the outset of the programme, a one minute silence was observed as a mark of profound respect to the memories of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur ...

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Be employers, not employees: PM Sheikh Hasina

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MNA Career & Education Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the youth to develop a mindset of being self-employed and employers instead of desperately looking for jobs. “It won’t be wise just to look for jobs…..you should rather think you won’t do jobs but give jobs to others,” she said while distributing the National Youth Award, 2019 at her office in the city. The Prime Minister handed over the award to 22 self-employed youths and five youth organisers in recognition of their contributions towards generating jobs for themselves and others. Sheikh Hasina called upon the youth to utilise ...

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Follow Bangabandhu’s ideology to build hunger-free Bangladesh: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday asked Awami League (AL) leaders and activists to follow Bangabandhu’s ideology properly to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh free of hunger and poverty. “We’re working tirelessly so that the grassroots and rural people get the benefits of our achievements,” she said. Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League chief, said this while addressing a joint meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee and the Advisory Council at her residence. The Prime Minister said the main goal of the government is to change the luck of the countrymen. “Every leader and ...

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E-passport is a ‘Mujib Year’ gift for nation: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has launched the much-awaited electronic passport (e-passport) along with the automated border control management programme, saying that it (e-passport) is a gift for the nation in the “Mujib Year”. “We’re handing over the e-passport to the people of the country in ‘Mujib Barsho’, the special year, coinciding with the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It (e-passport) is a gift for the nation in the Mujib Barsho,” she told the inaugural function of the e-passport and automated border control management programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) ...

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