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Stay alert to check militancy, terrorism: PM to Ansar, VDP


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked all including the members of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP to stay alert to check militancy, terrorism and drugs in the country, BSS reports. “We’ll have to remain always careful to prevent militancy, terrorism and drugs in the country,” she told the 39th National Rally of Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Party (VDP) at its academy on Tuesday morning. The premier also directed Bangladesh Ansar and VDP personnel to work together with hard labour and honesty to keep up the country’s development spree. “As the biggest force of the country, you’ll have to ...

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Govt trying to ensure equal right for everyone: PM Hasina


MNA National Desk: The Bangladesh government is working to ensure equal rights for every citizen regardless of religion, race and ethnicity, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. She was speaking at a scholarship ceremony organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, which runs a project offering assistance to small ethnic groups living in flat lands. Five-hundred students whose higher education is supported by the project were awarded stipends during the ceremony on Thursday. “Everyone in this country will enjoy equal rights regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or caste. This is our goal and we will meet our goal,” said Hasina. ...

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PM receives ‘Int’l Achievement Award’ & ‘Special Distinction Award for Outstanding Leadership’

Outstanding Leadership

MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been conferred with the prestigious ‘International Achievement Award’ and the ‘2018 Special Distinction Award for Outstanding Leadership’ for her humanitarian and responsible policy in hosting the Rohingyas. Inter Press Service (IPS), a global news agency, conferred her on the ‘International Achievement Award’, while the Global Hope Coalition, a network of three not-for-profit foundations based in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong, honoured with the ‘2018 Special Distinction Award for Outstanding Leadership’. The prime minister received the awards at two separate functions in New York Thursday evening. She received the ‘International Achievement Award’ ...

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PM opens 7th March Bhaban at DU

March Bhaban

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the 7th March Bhaban of Rokeya Hall of Dhaka University constructed in memory of the historic March 7 speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She opened the building as the chief guest through a function at the auditorium of the bhaban at Rokeya Hall of the university this morning, reported news agency. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan were present at the function as the special guests, while DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Aktaruzzaman was in the chair. DU Pro-VC (admin) ...

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48th Independence Day being observed

48th Independence

MNA Feature Desk: The nation in festivity and with the spirit of the War of Liberation is celebrating today the 48th Independence and National Day of the country. On this day in 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared independence of Bangladesh following the crackdown by the Pakistani occupation forces on the unarmed innocent Bangalees on the black night of March 25. The nation soon launched the War of Liberation at the call of Bangabandhu and brought independence to the country on December 16, 1971. During the nine-month war, Pakistani forces killed three million innocent Bangalees, perpetrated ...

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Digital Security Act draft approved

Digital Security Act

MNA National Desk: The cabinet has approved a draft of the Digital Security Act, which amends parts of the ICT Act, including the controversial section 57. Section 57 criminalised ‘publishing fake, obscene or defaming information in electronic form’. The approval for the ‘Digital Security Act 2018’ draft was granted at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday. Section 57 deals with defamation, hurting religious sentiments, causing deterioration of law and order and instigating against any person or organisation through publishing or transmitting any material in websites or in electronic form. It stipulates maximum 14 years in ...

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PM pays rich tributes to Bangabandhu

rich tributes

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Homecoming Day of the great leader. The PM 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 in the morning. After laying the wreaths, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for sometime as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence. Later, the leaders of Awami League’s associate bodies, including Jubo League, Chhatra League, ...

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Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day


MNA Feature Desk: The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed today across the country with due respect. On January 10, 1972, Bangabandhu had returned to independent and sovereign Bangladesh after over nine and a half months of captivity in a Pakistani jail. The ruling Awami League, its associate and front organisations and various socio-political platforms have drawn up elaborate programmes to mark the Homecoming Day. The programmes include hoisting of the national and party flags atop AL offices at dawn and placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Bhaban ...

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Students to celebrate textbook festival

Textbook Festival

MNA Education Desk: The National Textbook Festival is being celebrated at all primary and secondary level educational institutions on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday formally inaugurated the free textbook distribution programme for the academic year 2018. The premier opened the free textbook distribution programme by handing over textbooks of primary and secondary levels to students at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence here. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will inaugurate the central programme of the ‘National Textbook Festival-2018’ at Azimpur Government Girls School and College in the capital at 10:30am on January 1. Chairman of National Curriculum ...

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PM flies to NY to attend 72nd UNGA

New York

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here on Saturday for New York to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The prime minister will leave Dhaka for Abu Dhabi by a Bangladesh Biman flight at 2:00 pm. On Sunday morning, she will leave Abu Dhabi for New York by an Etihad flight, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. Bangladesh Ambassador to USA M Ziauddin and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Masud Bin Momen will receive the prime minister on her arrival in New York on Sunday afternoon. During her visit, the prime minister ...

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Awami League needs another term in power: PM

another term

MNA National Desk: Awami League president Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said Awami League needs another term to implement mega projects to make Bangladesh a middle-income country. “We need another term to implement the mega projects we have taken,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said this in her introductory speech at an AL central working committee meeting at her official residence Ganobhaban. Bangladesh’s overall development will get a boost on completion of these projects as Bangladesh will become a hunger- and poverty-free middle-income country with that, she said. She also said her party thinks there will be continuation of development ...

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PM seeks Moroccan investment in economic zones


MNA Business Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday sought Moroccan investment in Bangladesh’s economic zones for mutual benefits of the two countries. “We’re developing 100 economic zones across the country for further industrialization and generating employment … Morocco could make investment in these economic zones which will be beneficial for both countries,” she said. The premier made the request when newly appointed Moroccan Ambassador to Bangladesh Majid Halim paid a courtesy call on her at her Jatiya Sangsad office. “We can sit (together) and identify the areas of cooperation for mutual benefits of the two countries,” Sheikh Hasina said. ...

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PM left for Bhutan on three-day state visit


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Thimphu this morning on a three-day state visit to Bhutan. The prime minister will attend a three-day ‘International Conference on Autism and Nuero Developmental Disorders’, beginning tomorrow at the Royal Banquet Hall in the Bhutanese capital. A Druk Air VVIP flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Thimphu at 10:50am. The flight is scheduled to reach Paro International Airport in the Bhutanese capital at 11:35am (Local time). Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is expected receive her at the airport. Hasina will ...

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PM returns home from India after four-day visit


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this evening after a fruitful four-day visit to India on an invitation by her counterpart Narendra Modi. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carried the premier back home along with her entourage members landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 6:50m. During the visit, the prime minister held official talks with Modi and called on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari. All India National Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Mukherjee called on her. At the fag-end ...

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PM’s Visit to India: New Doors of Opportunities


Written By Mir Mosharref Hossain MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh is surrounded by India from three sides and obviously our relationship with our greatest neighbor is of much importance as our development and welfare is much dependent on that. Good relationship with the neighboring countries can drive the economic and social welfare of a country. Our honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her three terms as the head of the government has been successful in establishing a good relationship with the influential neighbor. In spite of our achievement in gaining economic and demographic benefit, there are still several issues to be ...

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BNP owned property through corruption: PM


MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) made money and owned property through committing plundering and corruption, snatching food from the mouth of the poor and playing ducks and drakes with their fate, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said. Coming down heavily on Begum Khaleda Zia and her party colleagues for stepping onto the main platform at the Central Shaheed Minar to pay respect to language martyrs, destroyed the dignity of the Shaheed Dibosh, she added.  “So how they would respect our culture, language, tradition and the great victory of the Liberation War?” she questioned. She also added, “There is ...

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Death penalty for disrupting civil aviation

civil aviation

MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved a draft law imposing death penalty and a fine of Tk 50 million for disrupting civil aviation. Cabinet has approved the ‘Civil Aviation Movement Act 2017’ at a cabinet meeting on Monday. The draft is also an updated form of the 1960’s ‘The Civil Aviation Ordinance’, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters after the meeting. The Cabinet Secretary said a provision has been kept for maximum five years of jail or maximum taka one crore as fine or both the punishments for violating the rules of the Air Navigation Order (ANO). ...

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Irregularities in rice distribution among ultra-poor


MNA Editorial Desk: Though Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has frequently warned that, severe action will be taken if irregularities are found in distribution of low-cost rice among the ultra-poor, but within few days of the programme, there have been reports that chairmen and members of different union councils issued cards against well-off families. While many card-holders come up with the allegations that they haven’t get the amount of rice allocated by the government. Reports are also there that the rice allocated for the ultra-poor has been sold on the black market in many areas. Evan though PM warned that the ...

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Foreign diplomats respected Dhaka’s counter-terrorism

Foreign diplomats

MNA National Desk: The foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka highly respected the government of prime minister Sheikh Hasina for the enhanced surveillance and security measures taken around the country following a number of terror attacks, reported news agency. “The envoys thanked the government for the improved inspection and security measures taken around the country and expressed satisfaction over the counter terrorism efforts and initiatives taken by the Government,” foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali told reporters yesterday after a ‘diplomatic briefing’. He said the envoys also shared their views on the possible measures for further strengthening the existing security of diplomats ...

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Messaging app ‘Alapon’ for public servants

messaging app

MNA Technology Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday launched a secure communications messaging app ‘Alapon’ for the public servants which will facilitate messaging and folder sharing. The mobile app is developed by the government’s ICT Division. The prime minister launched it before the weekly Cabinet meeting. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters that through this app the government officials will be able to converse with each other, much like Viber. The Prime Minister immediately spoke with Barisal’s deputy commissioner through the app. Earlier on 2 August, authorities of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) launched a mobile application ‘Nogor’ ...

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